Rush University Medical Center is one of the country's leading medical centers pushing the boundaries of healthcare services with innovative, compassionate, and accountable team members. Are you ready to challenge and grow your skills, contribute to providing top quality patient care, and enhance your career? Rush is a diverse and inclusive culture, and offers a competitive salary, and a valuable compensation package including health, dental and vision benefits, retirement, health savings accounts, and tuition assistance to invest in your future.
The Clinical Pharmacy Specialist - Ambulatory Infusion under the direction of the Unit Pharmacy Manager - POBIP performs specified distributive and clinical pharmacy activities and related services as they pertain to providing safe and effective infusion therapies (in accordance with State, Federal and OSHA regulations) for the Professional Office Building Infusion Pharmacy
Receives, reviews, and verifies all new patient orders and documents are the same on the respective order form.
Provides consultation and answers inquiries from patients, families, physicians and other healthcare professionals regarding medications and their appropriate use.
Supervises, coordinates, directs and/or participates in the preparation of sterile intravenous admixtures, dispenses all pharmaceuticals and related supplies and equipment in accordance with federal, state and local laws and standards of practice which govern the profession of pharmacy.
Processes and checks all medications, supplies and equipment prior to dispensing from the pharmacy.
Maintains clinical skills and knowledge of pharmacotherapy by reviewing the literature and attending in-services, seminars and conferences.
Accurately administers all procedures involved with the procurement, inventory control, record maintenance and distribution of investigational drugs.
Monitors drug therapy and communicates relevant findings to other health care professionals who are also responsible for patient care.
Supervises support personnel in the data entry process, filling and dispensing of prescriptions, proper storage and adequate inventory control of drugs.
Participates in on-call rotation.
Participates in orientation/training programs for new personnel and current staff. Participates in the educational activities of pharmacy technicians and serves as a preceptor exposing them to all aspects of pharmacy practice.
Attends department meetings as scheduled.
Performs within the framework of the RUMC/HDM. L.L.C. policies and procedures.
Position Qualifications Include:
Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy. (A Doctor of Pharmacy or ASHP residency is desired.)
Currently licensed as a Registered Pharmacist in the State of Illinois.
Minimum of two years recent experience in an acute-care setting or one year recent experience in home infusion therapy desired.
Experience and strong knowledge base in intravenous admixture services, intravenous drug therapy and chemotherapy is required.
Capable of assuming responsibility for evaluating and monitoring drug therapy relative to the total needs/problems of the ambulatory care patient in collaboration with physicians, nurses and other healthcare professionals.
Must be able to work effectively with others to provide safe and effective drug therapy.
Excellent problem solving skills and the ability to work independently and quickly in responding to and resolving a wide range of problems.
Flexibility with work schedule.
Participation and membership in professional societies and organizations is desirable.
Dependable in attendance and job performance.
Rush University Medical Center was recently ranked among the top 25 hospitals in the US by Newsweek.
Ranked among the top academic medical centers in the country, Rush University Medical Center is an outstanding place to enhance your career. Everything we do centers on one goal: improving patient care.
In U.S. News & World Report's 2019-2020 Best Hospitals issue, Rush ranked among the top 50 hospitals in 5 categories.
Rush offers a competitive salary, and valuable healthy living benefits including: health, dental and vision to help you maintain and improve your health. Rush also offers several ways to invest in your future.
Rush is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.