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PRN Pharmacist

Job ID: 130221
West Chester, PA, United States
Jun 8, 2022

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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.

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General Summary Statement

The staff pharmacist is responsible for the total operations of the outpatient pharmacy which includes processing prescriptions, dispensing prescriptions, providing patient education, maintaining the patient profile, monitoring drug therapy for contraindications, incompatibilities, and allergies. The pharmacist is also responsible for reviewing prescriptions for accuracy and appropriateness and responding to insurance discrepancies as well as contacting providers and patients if issues arise in the process. Overseeing the daily operations of the pharmacy and review of work performed by pharmacy technicians is the responsibility of the pharmacist. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

1. Demonstrates the skills necessary to provide job duties as appropriate for the age of the patients/significant others served. This includes interacting with the patient in a manner that preserves patient dignity and privacy. Integrates principles of growth and development into practice related to safety and communication.

2. Monitors drug therapy for contraindications, incompatibilities, allergies, and dosing errors. Contacts physician for drug duplication or interactions. Contacts physician for therapeutic interchanges.

3. Provides patient drug information with the assistance of medication leaflets for verbal counseling.

4. Follows through on all medications requiring a precertification.

5. Accurately processes outpatient prescriptions in a timely fashion.

6. Maintains appropriate inventory and at the same time is aware of hospital contracts and is cognizant of market basket contract issues.

7. Engages the assistance of the staff pharmacists for workflow coverage as needed. Communicates to pharmacists work in progress for continuity of employee patient satisfaction.

8. Communicates with allied health professionals promptly and effectively. Identifies self and department courteously when calling or answering the phone.

9. Participates in the training of new employees. Provide guidance and support to Pharmacy students to ensure a positive learning experience.

10. Has a working knowledge of the outpatient pharmacy computer system. Contacts software company as needed for support issues.

11. Adheres to federal and state laws, regulations of governing agencies such as The Joint Commission and DEA and the State Board of Pharmacy and hospital policies regarding the drug use, documentation, and control.

Education Training and Experience

BSc or PharmD. Outpatient pharmacy experience required. 


PA Pharmacist License

    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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