UPMC Pharmacist in Williamsport, Pennsylvania

Description

Purpose:

Ensure the provision of cost-effective pharmacotherapy contributing to optimal patient outcomes, provide experiential education for present and future health care practitioners, and support drug-related research.

Responsibilities:

  • Adhere to all regulatory requirements, professional standards of practice, and hospital quality management policies and procedures in providing pharmaceutical care.

  • Communicate with physicians and nurses to insure prompt clarification of orders that are unclear, illegible, or incomplete.

  • Fill prescription orders in accordance with State and Federal regulations, utilizing technological resources and equipment.

  • Identify and report suspected adverse drug reactions accurately and in a timely manner.

  • Interpret and evaluate physician orders in order to prepare, calculate, and dispense appropriate medication dosage forms for inpatient and outpatient treatment in accordance with the Pennsylvania Pharmacy Practice Act, Federal Drug Laws, and other regulatory organizations.

  • Organize daily operational duties and assist in the supervision of pharmacy technicians, pharmacy aides, student interns and other ancillary personnel involved in providing pharmaceutical care.

  • Prepare and dispense intravenous admixture solutions, as required, using aseptic technique in an accepted sterile product preparation area.

  • Provide drug information and/or educational programs to healthcare professionals and pharmacy students.

  • Review, maintain, and screen patient medication records and profiles for allergies, drug interactions and therapeutic duplications while entering orders and/or verifying medications.

  • Sustain the formulary by minimizing non-formulary procurements, utilizing therapeutic interchange protocols, and promoting rational drug therapy selection.

  • Utilize all available technologies in the provision of pharmaceutical care (i.e., computer systems and databases, Acu-Dose, Robot-Rx, pneumatic tube system, etc).

Qualifications

B.S. degree from an accredited school of pharmacy. Previous experience or familiarity with investigational drug control procedures and protocol design is preferred.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance

  • Pharmacist

UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities REQNUMBER: 747726