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Centene Corporation Pharmacist in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Position Purpose:

Coordinate and assist in managing and participating in pharmacy services, including compounding and dispensing of medications, quality assurance and clinical monitoring activities.

  • Participate in decisions regarding the pharmaceutical services within assigned scope including:

  • o Assessing the patient's general pharmaceutical needs

  • o Planning for the pharmaceutical services provision

  • o Participating in the overall plan of care

  • o Participating in the overall quality assessment and improvement plan

  • Receive physician prescription orders and evaluate the appropriateness of these orders for dosage, drug choice, potential drug interactions, route of administration and stability

  • Supervise the filling, receiving, compounding, and dispensing activities involved in providing finished product to the patient

  • Ensure that the patient chart is complete for allergies, height, weight, current and past medical history, clinical laboratory results and concurrent medications (including over-the-counter or home remedy medications)

  • Ensure that when necessary, laboratory tests have been ordered and the results are obtained and discussed with the nurse and the physician

  • Provide patient counseling, education, and monitoring

  • Ensure safety of patients and personnel by exercising good pharmacy practice in the process of drug therapy instructions to the patient

  • Determine remaining doses on hand to manage inventory and avoid waste

  • Provide clinical interventions

  • Assess responses to therapy, patient compliance, and ongoing review of drug regimens; report and manage adverse events

  • Assist the physician, nurse and patient with clinical and technical support

  • Document all communication with physicians, nurses and patients in the patient chart

  • Assist in the maintenance and upkeep of all necessary paperwork required by state and federal agencies as well as the Joint Commission

  • Assist the Pharmacy Manager in implementing new procedures

  • Assist in the training and supervision of Pharmacy Technicians, Pharmacy Interns and other pharmacy personnel

  • Participate in Performance Improvement Projects

  • Assist in providing in-service programs to nursing and pharmacy personnel on any aspect of drug therapy

  • Attend and/or complete education and training programs

  • Review literature and other materials pertinent to the practice of pharmacy

  • Complete all competency/skills assessment requirements

  • Participate in on-call schedule

  • Perform other tasks as determined by the Pharmacist-In-Charge

  • For Floater Pharmacist:

  • Provide coverage in all areas of pharmacies.

  • Willing and able to travel 50% or more as needed.


Bachelor’s degree in pharmacy and 3+ years of mail order, retail or hospital pharmacy experience OR Pharm D. Licenses/Certifications: Current state’s Pharmacist license and license at other states as required. For Floater Pharmacist:Current state’s Pharmacist license and license at other states as required; Multi state licensure preferred or the ability to quickly obtain additional state licensure. Centene is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity, and values the ways in which we are different. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or other characteristic protected by applicable law. TITLE: Pharmacist LOCATION: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania REQNUMBER: 1223860 COMPANY: Clinical & Care Management POSITION TYPE: Both