Clinical Pharmacist

  • Tower Health
  • Philadelphia, PA, USA
  • Mar 04, 2021

Job Description


About the Organization

Tower Health is a strong, regional, integrated healthcare provider/payer system that offers leading-edge, compassionate healthcare and wellness services to a population of 2.5 million people. Together, our seven hospitals and other entities provide a full range of medical care from prevention, screenings & education; to the latest clinical services and surgeries available; to rehabilitation. We also offer wellness programs & public health services that ensure our communities are the healthiest they can be. Our caring, highly trained physicians and staff are committed to patient safety and patient satisfaction.

With more than 11,000 team members, Tower Health includes Reading Hospital, a teaching hospital based in West Reading; Brandywine Hospital in Coatesville; Chestnut Hill Hospital, a teaching hospital in Philadelphia; Jennersville Hospital in West Grove; Phoenixville Hospital in Phoenixville; Pottstown Hospital in Pottstown; and St. Christopher's Hospital for Children. We also operate Reading Hospital Rehabilitation at Wyomissing & Reading Hospital School of Health Sciences, & we have a comprehensive physician network.

Collaboration across Tower Health enables our hospitals, providers, leadership & staff to leverage best practices across the health system. Our hospitals have received national recognition for advanced care in areas such as neurosurgery and stroke, cardiac & vascular surgery, trauma, hematology & oncology. Reading HealthPlex, which opened at Reading Hospital in October 2016, combines state-of-the-art technology and world-class design to make the HealthPlex one of the most sophisticated surgical centers & inpatient facilities in the region.

At Tower Health, we have a rich history of providing high-quality, cost-effective care in the communities we serve. As the healthcare industry continues to change, one thing remains steadfast: Tower Health's commitment to Advancing Health, Transforming Lives.


Job Summary:

The Clinical Pharmacist will interpret and evaluate medication orders for patients of St. Christopher's Hospital for Children and consult with necessary healthcare professionals as necessary to optimize drug pharmacotherapy for all hospital patient populations including but not limited to Critical Care, Transplant, Perioperative Services and Medical Surgical Units. Routinely participate in patient care rounds and other pharmacy related projects. Support activities of pharmacists and technicians to assure accurate compounding and dispensing of medications and timely drug administration. Support the healthcare team by providing drug information and guidance related to appropriate and cost effective drug pharmacotherapy. Perform staff pharmacist duties as needed.

Skills & Abilities:

Customer service and teamwork orientation required. Good interpersonal skills, initiative, judgement and problem solving skills. Ability to organize, set priorities and plan time to accomplish workload. Computer skills in pharmacy systems and word processing applications highly desirable (spread-sheet and data-base applications knowledge, etc). Able to meet physical demands of standing, walking, lifting and sitting; manual dexterity necessary. Good written and verbal communication skills. Adaptable to change in a positive, professional manner. Commitment to excellence in patient care. Demonstrates skills necessary to provide pharmaceutical care appropriate to the age of the patient.

Supervisory Responsibility:

The Clinical Pharmacist is responsible for supporting and or supervising the activities of the pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, rotating pharmacy students and the support personnel.


Training & Education:

• Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degree from an accredited College of Pharmacy required.

• Completion of PGY-1 pharmacy residency required or attained an equivalent 3 years experience in the area of specialty practice and or a pediatric hospital setting.

• Completion of PGY-2 pharmacy residency in pediatrics preferred.

• Completion of a fellowship in pediatrics preferred.


• 2-3 years hospital experience in pediatrics with a Pharm.D. degree.

• Hospital pharmacy experience includes, but not limited to, IV admixtures, automated distribution functions, and clinical counseling.

• Work history with good to excellent record in organization, accuracy, quality and quantity of work and attendance is required.

Required Licenses:

• Current registration as a Registered Pharmacist in Pennsylvania, with good standing with the Pennsylvania Board of Pharmacy is necessary.

• Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialty - required or attained post 1 year of hiring.

• Board of Pharmacy Specialties certification(s) preferred

• Hospital pediatric pharmacists eligible for reciprocity will be considered as long as licensure is completed before the end of the 90-day probationary period.