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Where Chicago, IL

Description At Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois, you won't just find a career - you'll discover an exclusive experience that gives you an opportunity to learn more, grow more and become more. Our staff demonstrates an unwavering commitment to patient care, consistently performing at a level that is extraordinary. As part of our team, you’ll discover why our unique combination of research and patient care has earned us national ranking by U.S. News & World Report, as well as an ANCC Magnet™ designation for the fourth consecutive time. What’s more, you’ll work in one of the most popular, cultural, historical and diverse cities in the nation. Located on the shores of Lake Michigan, Chicago is known for its nearly 200 distinct neighborhoods and extensive park systems, along with numerous sports teams, museums and a vibrant theater community.

Pharmacist - Pediatric Satellite & Operations Team
Join a team passionate about children’s health. As a pharmacist, you’ll evaluate pharmacotherapy, Epic and Dose Edge order verification, technician oversight of drug preparation, and distribution and the coordination of medication deliveries. You’ll help serve the Rush Children’s Hospital and its respective services: NICU, PICU and General Pediatric patients. In doing so, you’ll exemplify the Rush mission, vision and values.


  • Provide patient-specific pharmacotherapy recommendations and drug information to the medical and nursing staff
  • Evaluate and verify Epic physicians’ orders for therapeutic appropriateness, proper dosing, optimal dosage form, drug interactions, allergic reactions, route and rate of administration, and therapeutic redundancy
  • Clarify physicians’ orders, when necessary, through direct and timely contact with prescriber or designated practitioner
  • Document Epic clinical interventions
  • Provide oversight of all workflow operations, including, but not limited to, Pyxis restock, oral and IV batch production, Rxideas checking, central pharmacy carousel, IV Robot, Dose Edge, chemotherapy and total parenteral nutrition
  • Perform daily review of specified pharmacy dashboard reports, including pharmacokinetic monitoring and other drug or patient-specific reports, as necessary
  • Provide precepting of IPPE and APPE students on rotation and residents during orientation and/or staffing roles
  • Conduct monthly nursing unit inspections of medication storage areas as assigned
  • Supervise pharmacy technician staff involved in the preparation and delivery of medications, ensuring coordination of workflows with established delivery schedules
  • Coordinate medication ordering, preparation, dispensing, and administration systems
  • Participate in SE (ADR and medication error) reporting programs
  • Implement all drug use policy and formulary decisions of the Pharmacy and Therapeutics committee
  • Maintain working knowledge of medical center and departmental policies and procedures
  • Participate in Code Blue situations, as required; maintenance of BLS and ACLS certification is therefore required
  • Participation in a medical center or pharmacy department committee
  • Demonstrate the ability to prioritize work to optimize resources
  • Demonstrate skill in customer service


  • Doctor of Pharmacy degree plus PGY1 residency, or Doctor of Pharmacy degree and at least 3 years of health system pharmacy experience
  • Illinois licensure required
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, and interpersonal skills
  • Must be flexible with work schedule. This position will have rotating day and evening shifts. Dependable attendance and job performance is imperative
  • BLS/ACLS certification completed during orientation (if not currently active) as well as PALS certification (within three months of hire)
  • PGY1 residency completed at a Children's Hospital is preferred
  • Active participant in pharmacy professional or peer organizations preferred

For further details and to apply, please visit visit;214719739;r? and search for Job Number 2018-0112.

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.

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Posted On 02/15/2018


Employer Rush University Medical Center
Chicago, IL

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