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Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Full time, days, Medication Safety--HUP

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Job ID: 179039
Category: Pharmacy
Work Type: FT
Location: Philadelphia, PA, United States

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Penn Medicine is dedicated to our tripartite mission of providing the highest level of care to patients, conducting innovative research, and educating future leaders in the field of medicine. Working for this leading academic medical center means collaboration with top clinical, technical and business professionals across all disciplines.

Today at Penn Medicine, someone will make a breakthrough. Someone will heal a heart, deliver hopeful news, and give comfort and reassurance. Our employees shape our future each day. Are you living your life's work?

Penn Medicine is seeking a full-time, day shift, Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in Medication Safety at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP).


  • The pharmacy specialist is a member of the Center for Medication Use Policy in the Department of Pharmacy. The pharmacist should be an effective communicator and be able to integrate themselves within the health team and current structure of the Pharmacy Department. The specialist is the Secretary of the HUP Medication Safety Committee, leads process improvement projects aimed at increasing safety, coordinates the development of safety guidelines, maintains the drug libraries on all smart infusion pumps for the Health System and monitor medical and nursing compliance. The qualified individual will ensure the department’s medication use policies and procedures related to medication safety are in compliance with medical literature and best practices. Finally, the candidate should fulfill requirements associated with hospital and department policies and procedures, JCAHO and other regulatory agencies.


  • Coordinate the HUP Medication Safety Committee Meeting
  • Manage Pharmacy related Medication event reports, trend error event data to report to the Medication Safety Committee and other committees as needed, and lead initiatives aimed at decreasing unsafe medication use at HUP
  • Recommend modifications to the EMR to ensure safety based on best practices, review of medical literature, and recent medication related safety events.
  • Prepare and distribute communication to the Department, Nursing, and Providers as necessary about important medication safety updates/issues/ alerts
  • Maintain the Drug Libraries for Smart Infusion Pumps for the Health System
  • Collaborate with Nursing and other providers to ensure safe medication use.
  • Precept Pharmacy Students and Residents


  • PharmD (required)
  • Medication Safety Experience in health-system pharmacy (preferred)
  • Current pharmacy license to practice in state of PA (required)
  • Completion of ASHP accredited PGY1 Residency Program (required)
  • PGY2 Pharmacy Residency that included some focus on Medication Safety (ex. Medication Safety--Use Safety, Administration, Drug Information), etc. (preferred)

We believe that the best care for our patients starts with the best care for our employees. Our employee benefits programs help our employees get healthy and stay healthy. We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits program that includes one of the finest prepaid tuition assistance programs in the region. Penn Medicine employees are actively engaged and committed to our mission. Together we will continue to make medical advances that help people live longer, healthier lives.

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We are an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. Candidates are considered for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, marital status, familial status, genetic information, domestic or sexual violence victim status, citizenship status, military status, status as a protected veteran or any other status protected by applicable law.

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