UPMC Pinnacle in Harrisburg, PA is recruiting for a Pediatric Clinical Pharmacist Specialist to advance and expand upon its existing multidisciplinary patient care team to assist with provision of a wide range of pediatric and neonatal health services – including, but not limited to:
Obstetrics and prenatal care
Labor and delivery
Neonatal intensive care
Inpatient and outpatient hospital-based pediatric services
Pharmacists in this role at UPMC Pinnacle are responsible for medication-related issues and comprehensive pharmaceutical care to our neonatal, pediatric, and peri-partum patients.
Pediatric Clinical Pharmacist Specialists work closely with the pharmacy leadership team, medical staff, resident and fellow physicians, and nurses in the planning, implementation, and assessment of medication use to assure provision of appropriate patient-specific therapy in order to optimize clinical outcomes and enhance patient safety. These goals will be achieved through a combination of direct patient care responsibilities, provision of educational activities, policy development, creation of competency assessment programs, and participation in hospital-based multidisciplinary committees. Opportunities to precept pharmacy students and PGY-1 pharmacy practice residents will be available.
In order to ensure that services are coordinated across sites within the multi-hospital organization, the Pediatric Clinical Pharmacist Specialist will have responsibilities that span all UPMC Pinnacle acute care facilities. The individual must possess excellent communication, organization and planning skills, as well as a high degree of personal motivation.
Doctor of Pharmacy degree
Current licensure or eligibility for licensure as a pharmacist in Pennsylvania
Completion of an ASHP-accredited PGY-2 in pediatrics
BPS Board Certification in Pediatric Pharmacy
About UPMC Pinnacle
Central PA offers a warm and friendly community atmosphere with convenient access to several metropolitan areas. UPMC Pinnacle is one of PA's top hospitals, voted Best Places To Work and an organization dedicated to maintaining and improving the health and quality of life in central Pennsylvania. Our not-for-profit healthcare system currently includes multiple campuses and ambulatory locations throughout the region, providing care to a diverse range of medical specialties including Cardiology, Transplant, Oncology, Critical Care, Women's & Children's, Orthopedic Surgery, and Emergency Medicine. UPMC Pinnacle is a nationally recognized leader in providing high quality, patient-centered healthcare services in central Pennsylvania and surrounding rural communities. We have 7 acute care hospitals totaling approximately 1,300 licensed beds. Campuses include UPMC Carlisle, UPMC Community Osteopathic, UPMC Hanover, UPMC Harrisburg, UPMC Lititz, UPMC Memorial, and UPMC West Shore. In addition, the pharmacy serves a freestanding cancer center and provides pharmacy services in an inpatient, acute care psychiatric hospital.