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Clinical Pharmacist Ambulatory Retail - PPMC

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Job ID: 217378
Category: Pharmacy
Work Type: FT
Location: Philadelphia, PA, United States
Work Schedule: shift 1

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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 Presbyterian Medical Center (PPMC) has an outstanding opportunity for a Clinical Pharmacist Ambulatory Retail to join the Pharmacy team and work alongside some of the best medical providers in Philadelphia. 

PPMC, the Philadelphia region’s top Level 1 Trauma Center, has an outstanding record of medical accomplishments, placing our patients at the core of everything we do. The “how” is important to us – how we treat our patients and each other, how we raise the bar every day to achieve excellence and how we contribute to the health of the community around us. PPMC has a community feel but is also part of the larger academic and research-based institution that is Penn Medicine. By joining PPMC, you get the best of both worlds and a genuine commitment to your professional growth and development.  

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 has a full-time opportunity for an Ambulatory Clinical Pharmacist Retail to join the Outpatient team at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

Responsibilities:

  • Evaluates drugs prescribed by physicians for appropriateness of dose, therapeutic efficacy, allergy, drug interaction, and contraindications; processes prescriptions through insurance company and handles DUR rejects, pre-authorizations, etc.; performs final check on all prescriptions, ensuring accurate input, labeling, and dispensing; and, provides counseling and drug information to patients and physicians.
  • 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 outpatient pharmacy.
  • 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.
  • Performs duties in accordance with Penn Medicine and entity values, polices, and procedures 
  • Other duties as assigned to support the unit, department, entity, and health system organization

Credentials:

  • Current licensure in the State required.

Education or Equivalent Experience:

  • Bachelor of Science or Doctor of Pharmacy Degree and 3+ years Prior Retail pharmacy experience required.
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.

Live Your Life's Work

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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