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Rush University Medical Center Pharmacist Per Diem in Chicago, Illinois

Job Title:

Pharmacist Per Diem


Pharmacy - Inpatient


4th (Rotating)


Active Regular Restricted PT (1 to 39 hours per pay period)


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Job Description:

Pharmacist Per Diem

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 Operations Pharmacist may fill the role of a number of different positions in the department. The Pharmacist will work in central operations or in one of the designated pharmacy satellite areas. including day, evening, or overnight shifts. The shift the pharmacist works will be assigned based on entering skill set and training completed at Rush.

The scope may include operational responsibility for Epic order verification for accuracy and safety. This role will respond to questions from nurses and physicians about missing doses and medication questions (dosing, appropriateness in therapy, formulary, etc). Final medication checks of both sterile and nonsterile preparations will be performed. Appropriate phone etiquette and safe, thoughtful multi-tasking is vitally important in this role. One must exemplify the Rush mission, vision and values and act in accordance with Rush policies and procedures.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Understand workflows within the central pharmacy or designated pharmacy satellite areas; including but not limited to Pyxis and patient specific order filling, as well as sterile medication preparation.

  • Apply knowledge of USP compounding standards in cleanrooms and compounding areas in the central pharmacy or designated pharmacy satellite areas.

  • Evaluate and verify Epic prescribers' orders for therapeutic appropriateness, proper dosing, optimal dosage form, drug interactions, allergic reactions, route and rate of administration and therapeutic redundancy.

  • Clarify prescribers' orders, when necessary, through direct and timely contact with prescriber or designated practitioner.

  • Provide patient-specific pharmacotherapy recommendations and drug information to the medical and nursing staff.

  • Document clinical interventions through the Epic IVent system.

  • Uphold departmental and institutional policies as appropriate.

  • Understand the operations of the central Pharmacy, or pharmacy satellites, and assist with issues those areas may have (drug supplies, IV checking from the central pharmacy IV room, etc.) as needed.

  • Be familiar with technician roles to address technician sick calls in reassigning shift changes, as well as daily supervision of technician roles and responsibilities.

  • Assist with departmental quality initiatives which may arise during the time of service in the department.

Position Qualifications Include:

  • At least one year of hospital pharmacy experience. This may include completion of a PGY1 pharmacy residency which is hospital based.

  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Must be flexible with work schedule.

  • Dependable attendance and job performance.

  • Licensed or license-eligible in the State of Illinois.

Preferred Job Qualifications:

  • Two or more years of hospital work experience

  • PGY1 residency trained

  • Epic system experience

  • Job experience in a specialty area if designated to work in one of the pharmacy satellites

Company Highlights:

  • 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.

  • For the 11th consecutive year, Rush has been named a leader in LGBT health care equality in the Healthcare Equality Index (HEI) report.

  • Rush is an academic health system comprising Rush University Medical Center, Rush Copley Medical Center and Rush Oak Park Hospital.

  • For the fourth consecutive time, all three Rush System hospitals have received an "A" grade for patient safety from the Leapfrog Group.

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.