Staff Pharmacist- Clinical
Chicago, IL 
Posted 2 days ago
Job Description

Join one of the nation's most comprehensive academic medical centers, University of Chicago Medicine, in the role of Staff Pharmacist-Clinical. This opportunity allows for growth and collaboration, while supporting a team that is dedicated to enhancing lives and being on the forefront of all we do.

Sign-On Bonus Eligible!

Job Summary

Staff Pharmacist- Clinical are registered pharmacists who assume responsibility and accountability for the provision of safe, effective, and prompt medication therapy. Through various assignments within the department, they provide support of centralized and decentralized medication-use systems as well as deliver optimal medication therapy to patients with a broad range of disease states. Clinical Pharmacists adeptly function in pharmacy operational areas, including but not limited to central dispensing pharmacies, satellite dispensing pharmacies, and specialty pharmacy areas.

Essential Job Functions

  • Ensure the accuracy and appropriateness of all medication orders by evaluating drug selection, dose, frequency, safety, dosage form, allergies, drug interactions, and disease state interactions prior to dispensing of medications.
  • Supervises pharmacy technicians working under their direction to provide the following and assure the completion of:*
    • Preparation of first and missing doses
    • Order Entry
    • Delivery of STAT medications as necessary
    • IV Therapy coordination
    • Replacement of CPR car as needed to nursing unitNursing unit inspections, checking for expired medications, refrigerator checks, hood cleaning, and other responsibilities as defined.
  • Ensure proper drug utilization by monitoring compliance with drug use criteria, clinical pathways, and IV to PO conversion
  • Document clinical interventions which prevent or eliminate drug-related problems (i.e. Adverse drug reactions, drug interactions, etc.) or promote cost-effective drug therapy.
  • Clarify and solve problems concerning medication orders with prescribing physicians, suggest alternative medication therapies to physicians when appropriate, serve as a source of information for Investigational drug information for health professionals, identify and report adverse drug reactions.
  • Assist in the orientation and training of new personnel.
  • Participate in ambulatory pharmacy dispensing activities as required. Perform dispensing, counseling, and clinical services in the outpatient setting as their practice site.

Staff Pharmacist Education and Experience Requirements:

  • Graduate of an ACPE accredited College of Pharmacy.
  • Doctor of Pharmacy or other advanced degree highly preferred.
  • Eligible for licensure as a pharmacist in the state of Illinois (complete licensure process within 60 days of employment).
  • ASHP accredited PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency required.
  • Board Certification in area of expertise is preferred.
  • Completion of an ASHP accredited PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency required.
  • Clinical pharmacy experience (2-4 years) in a hospital setting preferred (required if no PGY-1 residency).
  • Exceptional aptitude or knowledge may be considered in lieu of experience. Extensive clinical experience and development may be considered in lieu of formal training

Position Details

  • Job Type/FTE: Part time
  • Shift: Rotate
  • Unit/Department:Inpatient Pharmacy
  • CBA Code: Non-Union

  • In this role, we anticipate that you will generally work approximately 20 hours per week. We anticipate that you will generally be scheduled to work the rotating shiftandwill notbe scheduled for on-call shifts. We anticipate you will be scheduled to work100%at theHyde Parkcampus. The days of the week that you are scheduledwill be Monday-Friday, but we anticipate that you will bescheduled to work every 3rd weekend.

Must comply with UCMC's COVID-19 Vaccination requirement as a condition of employment. If you have already received the vaccination, you must provide proof as part of the pre-employment process. This is in addition to your compliance with the Flu Vaccination requirement as well. Medical and religious exemptions will be considered consistent with applicable law. Lastly, a pre-employment physical, drug screening, and background check are also required for all employees prior to hire.

We've been at the forefront of medicine since 1899. We provide superior healthcare with compassion, always mindful that each patient is a person, an individual. To accomplish this, we need employees with passion, talent and commitment... with patients and with each other. We're in this together: working to advance medical innovation, serve the health needs of the community, and move our collective knowledge forward. If you'd like to add enriching human life to your profile, The University of Chicago Medicine is for you. Here at the forefront, we're doing work that really matters. Join us. Bring your passion.


Bring your career to the next level at a hospital that is thriving; from patient satisfaction to employee engagement, we are at the Forefront of Medicine. Take advantage of all we have to offer and #BringYourPassiontotheForefront.

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The University of Chicago Medical Center is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, civil union status, parental status, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status and other legally protected characteristics.


Job Summary
University of Chicago Medicine
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Part Time
Required Education
Required Experience
2 to 4 years
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