The ICN & Women’s Health Clinical Pharmacy Specialist (CPS) will provide clinical pharmacy services and comprehensive pharmaceutical care to the women’s health unit and the 30 bed Intensive Care Nursery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Services are provided via a satellite pharmacy located on the unit as well as centralized pharmacy services. The CPS will be a leader for neonatal and maternal care in the institution and will be responsible for developing and implementing drug treatment guidelines and policies, participating in or leading committees and work groups to achieve departmental and health system goals, medication reconciliation and patient education. The CPS will actively engage in medication reconciliation, patient education and counseling, as well as continuing education programs and orientation and training of new pharmacists, residents, students and technicians.
The ICN and Women’s Health Clinical Pharmacy Specialist will be expected to:
· Prepare and dispense medication using appropriate techniques to ensure outcomes of drug therapies and following the health system’s policies and procedures
· Provide concise, applicable and timely responses to drug information requests from health care providers and patients.
· Ensure continuity of pharmaceutical care to and from the acute and ambulatory patient-care settings
· Participate in the management of medical emergencies
· Participate in department and health-system wide initiatives for patient safety
· Assume responsibilities for adherence to medication use policies and guidelines
· Assure compliance with accreditation, legal, regulatory and safety requirements for the practice setting
PGY1 Pharmacy Practice residency
PGY2 Pediatrics or ICN and Women's Health Residency
About The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) is world-renowned for its clinical and research excellence, forging the way for newer and better ways to diagnose and treat illnesses and disorders. Its long and rich history of top-notch patient care began more than two centuries ago with the founding of the nation's first medical school, the University of Pennsylvania. Since 1765 when it first opened its doors, Penn has been dedicated to the training of medical professionals and the discovery and implementation of new medical knowledge.
The world-class faculty and staff of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania are dedicated to superior patient care, education and research for a better, healthier future. Their significant and groundbreaking contributions to medicine are recognized both nationally and internationally. The interdisciplinary team of professionals provides personalized care and service to patients — all within a compassionate and respectful environment. Innovative research coupled with responsive, hands-on care allows Penn to tailor treatment specifically to individual patient needs.
HUP's reputation as a world leader in medical research and clinical ...care attracts the highest quality medical specialists from around the world. The supportive and collaborative environment encourages physicians and staff to keep reaching ahead to find new ways to improve the quality and length of life for everyone.