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Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC pharmacy is a fast-paced inpatient pharmacy serving over 300 beds including a range of disease states, populations, and outpatient sites. Children’s pharmacy specializes in pediatric medicine including transplant medicine and chemotherapeutics.
There are approximately 50 pharmacists on staff.
The pharmacy is dividing into three parts. Children’s has a centralized inpatient pharmacy. Children’s also consists of 2 satellite pharmacies, the operating room pharmacy, and the chemotherapy pharmacy.
Inpatient pharmacy experience is preferred; however, Children’s has had pharmacists make the transition to inpatient without any experience in the past.
Overtime is not guaranteed. However, overtime is generally available.
Staff pharmacists are regularly rotated through all the various pharmacy functions including oral and IV first doses, oral and IV batches, and order verification. The specialties areas (OR and Chemo pharmacies) are rotated through by request.
Learning opportunities are available at Children’s through clinical pharmacist presentations which may or may not count toward CE hours.
Staff pharmacists do not routinely attend rounds. However, the opportunity does exist to work on clinical projects as deemed appropriate by clinical staff and management.
The pharmacy now serves a much greater number and range of patients. It is the pharmacist’s responsibility to be up to date on new therapies and to provide the best possible care to our varied patient population. In comparison to the old hospital, Children’s has grown immensely regarding the scope of our practice.
The pharmacy at Children’s is the main HUB for medication dispensing, clinical medication questions, and administration questions. The hospital works together as a collaborative team to provide therapy to our patients.
The Lawrenceville campus was designed to be for the children in every aspect. The campus is filled with unique architecture and colorful and fun décor. The aim of Children’s is to provide top notch care while serving as a respite from reality. Various patient centered events are scheduled throughout the year to provide a fun atmosphere opposed to having the hospital be simply a destination for therapy. Children’s realizes that patients need to continue their lives despite their current situation.
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:
UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
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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