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Clinical Pharmacist, Inpatient, Neonatal/Women's Health--full-time, days--HUP

Job ID: 186794
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 Inpatient Unit Based Clinical Pharmacist in Neonatal/Women’s Health at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP).

Shift: Dayshift 6:45 AM-3:15 PM

The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) is the flagship hospital of Penn Medicine located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Inpatient Pharmacy Department at HUP supports over 950 inpatient beds across both our HUP Main Campus as well as the HUP Pavilion. The HUP Pavilion, opened in October 2021 has over 500 beds and a two floor ED with 24-hour pharmacy services. The Inpatient Pharmacy Department supports a number of clinical service lines including critical care (ED, SICU, MICU, Neuro ICU, CT ICU, CICU, and CCU), surgical (cardiac, thoracic, GI, ENT, neuro, vascular, and urologic), neurology (including an epilepsy monitoring unit), solid organ transplant (heart, lung, liver, kidney), solid oncology, liquid oncology, and hematopoietic cell transplant and cellular therapy, women’s health, neonatal intensive care, and medicine (pulmonary, GI, internal medicine, and advanced medicine). Additionally, pharmacists are an integral part of the medical emergency response team.

The Inpatient Pharmacy Department supports a number of operational areas including 47 operating rooms, sterile compounding in a new sterile compounding suite, and Pharmacy Satellites (ED, Neonatal, OR, and ICU). Our decentralized pharmacy model allows pharmacists to participate in bedside rounds, and communicate with the interdisciplinary teams regarding transitions of care including admission and discharge medication reconciliation. HUP also provides discharge medication services through the MyPennPharmacy (MPP).

We are expanding our team! The Inpatient Pharmacy Department is excited to be recruiting for a Clinical Pharmacist in Neonatal/Women’s Health. This pharmacist will work with a team of pharmacists to support high-risk perinatal patients, labor and delivery, postpartum, gynecology oncology patients, and neonatal populations. The clinical pharmacist will provide comprehensive care and is responsible for medication verification, drug information, dosing, monitoring, neonatal satellite operations management, intensive care nursery medication management, patient and family education, and counseling. Collaborates with the Neonatal Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, nurses, and providers to provide comprehensive care. Participate in performance improvement projects and implementations to support both the Women’s Health and Neonatal units.

Unit based clinical pharmacists work every 4th weekend and one summer/one winter holiday along with every other MLK day.  Additionally, each pharmacist is eligible for $600/year in educational fund reimbursement for professional development and $8000/year in tuition assistance. 


Summary of Responsibilities:

  • Prepares and dispenses medications using appropriate techniques to ensure outcomes of drug therapies and following the health system’s policies and procedures
  • Provides concise, applicable and timely responses to drug information requests from health care providers and patients
  • Ensures continuity of pharmaceutical care to and from the acute and ambulatory patient-care settings
  • Participates in the established process for assessing, managing, and reporting ADEs
  • Participates in the management of medical emergencies
  • Assumes responsibility for the adherence to the medication-use policies and guidelines
  • Manages time effectively to fulfill practice responsibilities
  • Complies in all activities with accreditation, legal, regulatory, and safety requirements for a specific practice setting



  • Current pharmacist license in the state of Pennsylvania or eligible for licensure (required)


Education or Equivalent Experience:

  • Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy OR Doctor of Pharmacy from an accredited College of Pharmacy (required)
  • PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency or 2 years of practice (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.

   Current UPHS employees must apply HERE
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