Staff Pharmacists are responsible for assuring safe, rational, and cost effective drug therapy for patients within the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center by assuring the accuracy of drug dispensing, physician order evaluation, monitoring of drug therapy, communicating with all providers involved in the care of patients with respect to pharmacotherapy issues, participating in assuring adherence to Medical Center drug use policy, and providing pharmacotherapy education and information for physicians, nurses, residents, students, and patients.
The Pharmacy Department Vision is to provide optimal pharmacotherapy to patients across the continuum of care through collaboration with and the education of our patients and healthcare providers. This will be achieved by implementing a patient focused pharmacy practice model, utilizing innovative technological solutions, conducting ground-breaking research, and fostering a spirit of excellence. Penn State Health utilizes an integrated, electronic medical record and an interdisciplinary approach to care. Penn State Health is one of the leading teaching and research hospitals in the country. It is a multi-hospital health system, Academic Medical Center and Level 1 adult and pediatric trauma center serving patients and communities across Central Pennsylvania. The system includes Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Penn State Children’s Hospital, and Penn State Cancer Institute in scenic Hershey, PA, as well as Penn State Health St. Joseph Hospital in Reading, PA. Penn State Health shares an integrated strategic plan and operations with Penn State College of Medicine.
Hershey is within a 2-hour drive to weekend destinations such as Philadelphia, Washington DC, Annapolis, and Baltimore, and only a 3-hour drive from New York City. The city offers cultural opportunities, affordable housing, great schools and plenty of outdoor activities. Exceptional benefits including Health, Vision, Dental, matching 401K retirement, generous paid time off, and 75% Penn State University tuition discount (extends to dependents after one year)
B.S. or Pharm.D. degree in pharmacy required.
Current Pennsylvania Licensure or eligibility required.
Previous hospital pharmacy experience preferred.
Must be an effective communicator and have excellent time management and conflict resolution skills.
Able to sit occasionally; stand constantly; walk frequently.
Able to lift 0-10 lbs. constantly; 11-35 lbs. occasionally.
Able to carry 0-10 lbs. frequently; 11-35 lbs. occasionally.
Able to push 0-10 lbs. constantly; 11-20 lbs. frequently; 21-35 lbs. occasionally.
Able to pull 0-20 lbs. frequently; 21-35 lbs. occasionally.
Able to climb occasionally; reach constantly.
Able to use hands for simple/firm grasping.
*Appended to this job description is the Work Task Analysis that further describes the physical requirements appropriate for this role.
If chosen for this position, you may be required to pass a Post Offer Employment Physical Exam in accordance with the measurements listed in the Work Task Analysis (WTA) report. This job description is a general outline of duties performed and is not to be misconstrued as encompassing all duties performed within the position. All individuals (including current employees) selected for a position will undergo a background check appropriate for the position’s responsibilities.
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