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Pharmacists come to Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC hoping to make an impact on a child’s life. Pharmacists at Children’s Hospital are also able to have a quality life and flexible scheduling and not just be a pill counter. You truly make a difference in our patients' and families' lives.
The environment is fast-paced and with a high level of acuity. It is an intelligent and stimulating environment in which pharmacists can be challenged and put their skills and knowledge to use.
There are 53 pharmacists on staff, comprising full-time, part-time, casual, and clinical pharmacists.
The main dispensing pharmacy is on Floor 5 of the main hospital in the Lawrenceville section of Pittsburgh. This is the area that dispenses the 24-hour supply of both oral and IV medications, including TPN. There is an OR pharmacy on Floor 4 that services the OR from 6 a.m.–6 p.m. Monday through Friday, and a chemotherapy pharmacy on Floor 9 that prepares chemo for both inpatients and outpatients.
Yes, you would be considered if you have only a retail background. Every employee hired by the Pharmacy Department at Children’s goes through training in the IV room, order verification, and dispensing areas.
There may be some opportunities for overtime, although it is not guaranteed.
Possibly. This may include cart and Pyxis filling/checking; chemo prep and checking; IV and TPN functions; crash cart and other emergent med functions; and controlled substance dispensing.
The clinical staff tries to provide pertinent in-services on a routine basis; CEs are provided by manufacturer reps on a limited basis.
The clinical staff tries to provide pertinent in-service on a routine basis; CEs are provided by manufacturer representatives on a limited basis.
There is a general consensus to move staff toward more clinical involvement. Pharmacy will be called upon more and more as new technological initiatives occur, such as the positive patient identification program.
The department is counted on heavily for medication-related quality assurance issues, as well as medication-related technological implementation. Pharmacy works closely with nursing, respiratory, physicians, dietary, and other disciplines, such as social work. The clinical program has progressed to the point where it is looked upon as integral to patient care.
The new Children’s Hospital is located in Lawrenceville. Our main pharmacy is approximately 7,700 square feet on Floor 5, and it has windows.
To receive additional information about a career in pharmacy at Children's or to schedule an interview, contact Jennifer O'Brien in Human Resources at 412-692-8377 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Children's Hospital's main campus is located in the Lawrenceville neighborhood. Our main hospital address is:
Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
One Children’s Hospital Way
4401 Penn Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
In addition to the main hospital, Children's has many convenient locations in other neighborhoods throughout the greater Pittsburgh region.
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