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Job ID: 184238
Work Type: FT
Location: Philadelphia, PA, United States
Date Posted: May 22, 2023
DescriptionPenn 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.
Penn Medicine is seeking a full-time, day shift Clinical Pharmacist in Ambulatory/Retail at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP).
Provides comprehensive, quality medication management for patients of Penn Medicine through application of pharmacy practice standards. Reviews physician orders and dispenses medications and pharmaceutical preparations to inpatient and outpatient areas of the hospital. Maintains accurate patient profiles and monitors and helps manage drug therapies in order to achieve positive patient outcomes. Oversees pharmacy technicians and students and ensures accuracy of their work prior to dispensing. Adheres to Pharmacy Policies and Procedures and organizational goals and objectives.
Reviews computerized, written and telephone physician medication orders accurately. Interprets and checks for drug allergies, correct dosages, drug interactions, polypharmacy, etc. Corrects and/or clarifies any ambiguous, incomplete, or erroneous orders by direct communication with the physician. Informs physician of nonformulary and restricted items as they are ordered and recommends appropriate substitution.
Demonstrates the ability to cover all areas of the pharmacy, including inpatient, outpatient, mobile pharmacy carts, IV admixtures, hyperalimentation, and chemotherapy.
Responsible for participation in all drug utilization evaluations and quality assurance monitors, performing clinical interventions, participating in interdisciplinary rounds, and monitoring patient medication therapies.
Responsible for counseling patients on their medication therapies and food/drug interactions. Effectively provides drug information to physicians, nurses, and other hospital personnel.
Assists in the supervision of pharmacy technicians and students. Ensures the accuracy of their work prior to dispensing.
Maintains current knowledge of all policies and procedures by participation in staff meetings, reading internal communications, etc.
Responsible for maintaining a current State of Pennsylvania licensure and for obtaining the necessary continuing education credits. Maintains a current knowledge of all advancements related to pharmacy practice through readings, hospital-sponsored programs, off-premises programs, etc.
Complies in all activities with accreditation, legal, regulatory, and safety requirements for a specific practice setting.
Education or Equivalent Experience:
Bachelor of Science or Pharm D from an accredited school of Pharmacy required
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.