Allegheny Health Network is an integrated delivery network focused on preserving health care choice and providing affordable, high-quality care to the people in our communities. With more than 14,000 employees including 7,400 health care professionals, nearly 200 primary care and specialty care practices, Allegheny Health Network includes seven hospitals in Pennsylvania with nearly 2,400 licensed beds.
Jefferson Hospital is a community hospital that is a part of the Allegheny Health Network, dedicated to serving patients in the south hills of Pittsburgh. Nearly 400 physicians provide our patients with their expertise in more than 40 specialties. Our facility includes comprehensive inpatient and outpatient surgical services, as well as a Cardiovascular Institute, Cancer Institute, Orthopaedic Institute, Women and Infants Center, Women's Diagnostic Center, Sleep Disorders Center, Wound Care Center and Therapy Services. A $17.5 million surgical suite construction project was recently completed and features a state-of-the-art, minimally-invasive, peripheral vascular suite and minimally-invasive suites for orthopedics and general surgery. With its cardiovascular suites, catheterization and electro-physiology labs already in place, Jefferson will be the most modern healthcare facility in the region. Jefferson Hospital was the first hospital in Pennsylvania to be designated by the American Heart Association as a Mission: Lifeline Heart Attack Receiving Center. More than 5,000 open-heart procedures and more than 21,000 cardiac catheterizations have been performed at our Heart Institute. Since it opened less than 10 years ago, The Heart Institute at Jefferson Hospital has received top national and professional awards that underscore its success with complex cardiac surgical procedures.
Job Summary: Optimizes patient care by promoting rational, safe, and cost effective drug therapy by developing and providing clinical services in their area of expertise. Conducts drug therapy monitoring and drug formulary reviews, implements drug therapy interventions to reduce adverse events. May conduct pharmacy practice research. Educates and trains the pharmacy staff, pharmacy residents, students and other members of the healthcare team.
Provides pharmaceutical care in their specialty practice area which can include reviewing and evaluating patients' drug/medical history, providing drug therapy recommendations to optimize care, providing drug information, evaluation of medical literature, rounding with medical services, drug utilization reviews/monitors and patient counseling.
Plans, implements, performs and measures the clinical processes that will improve treatment outcomes while minimizing adverse drug events and contribute favorable quality and financial outcomes. Coordinates DUEs, analyzes, trends and evaluates data to be synthesized into reports for action by committees.
Creates a culture of learning and sharing in the network that supports the development of a fully qualified clinical staff through coaching, motivation and empowerment. Implements staff development on clinical processes and oversees the training of Pharmacists, Pharmacy Residents, students and healthcare providers.
Promotes interdisciplinary teamwork including development and implementation of clinical pathways and protocols that promote appropriate medication safety and medication utilization using best practice evidence based recommendations.
Provides input in planning pharmaceutical care to meet department and organizational goals. May assist and perform duties of a Pharmacy Practice Supervisor/Coordinator.
When applicable, instructs, mentors and empowers Pharmacy Residents to become clinical specialists.
Contributes to the medical community and pharmacy practice by presenting research at meetings and/or publishing results in journals.
Performs other duties as assigned or required.
Completion of a PGY1 pharmacy residency or equivalent demonstrated 3 years clinical experience. PGY2 Emergency Medicine or Critical Care residency training is preferred but not required.
Licensed or eligible for licensure as a Registered Pharmacist in the state of PA or eligible to obtain licensure within 120 days. Relevant certification preferred.
Requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work unsupervised or with minimal supervision. Must be able to work in a dynamic environment and take appropriate action.
About Jefferson Hospital - Allegheny Health Network
Looking for a rewarding career in healthcare?You've come to the right place. We're growing...and we can't wait to get to know you better! Allegheny Health Network is comprised of some of the oldest and best-known names in healthcare in western Pennsylvania. Our hospitals have always been on the forefront of patient care, medical research and health sciences education. We serve the greater Pittsburgh area and the surrounding five-state area, and we employ dedicated professionals who are passionate about providing patients with the best care possible. Our hospitals, including Allegheny General, Allegheny Valley, Canonsburg General, Forbes, West Penn, Jefferson, and St. Vincent (Erie), provide our employees with challenging environments where their skills can thrive. We welcome talented, compassionate and dedicated people to join our growing team.