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Banner Health

Acute Clinical Staff Pharmacist

Phoenix, AZ

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Banner - University Medical Center Phoenix has been recognized on the Becker's Hospital Review 2023 "Great hospitals in America" list. These hospitals are renowned for clinical excellence, patient safety, innovation efforts, research and education, patient satisfaction and more.

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As an Acute Clinical Staff Pharmacist at Banner University Medical Center Phoenix, you will have the opportunity to provide comprehensive, collaborative, and progressive pharmacy services to our diverse patient population in both acute and ambulatory care settings. Our clinical services include a multitude of specialties, including critical care, internal medicine, cardiology, research, and solid organ transplant. As BUMC-P is an academic teaching center you will be a part of the training for medical residents, nursing student's, pharmacy residents and students. Our robust operations and technologies include automated dispensing cabinets, automated carousel, and new sterile and non-sterile compounding rooms. This is a full-time, varied shift position working five, 8-hour shifts per week (40-hours per week) that include day and evening shifts. The day shifts start as early as 5:30am and the latest day shift ends at 3:00pm. The evening shifts start as early as 11:30am and the latest evening shifts ends at 10:00pm. You will work varied days and shifts within these hours. Required to work every other weekend and one major and one minor holiday per year. Enjoy a flat rate $3/hour weekend shift differential and an 18%-night shift differential when applicable. Schedule subject to change based on business needs. Join us to be a part of this amazing team - apply today! Join us to be a part of this amazing team - apply today!

Banner - University Medical Center Phoenix is a nationally recognized academic medical center. This world-class hospital is focused on coordinated clinical care, expanded research activities and nurturing future generations of highly trained medical professionals. Our commitment to nursing excellence has enabled us to achieve Magnet™ recognition by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. The Phoenix campus, long known for excellent patient care, has over 730 licensed beds, a number of unique specialty units and is the new home for medical discoveries, thanks to our collaboration with the University of Arizona College of Medicine - Phoenix. Additionally, the campus includes fully integrated multi-specialty and sub-specialty clinics, a new patient tower and two clinic buildings.

This position is responsible for the delivery of pharmaceutical care to patients using the medication use process. A Clinical Staff Pharmacist is accountable for documentation of all components of pharmaceutical care they deliver to patients. Oversees the activities of pharmacy technicians and interns, coordinating workflow and approving medications prior to being dispensed. Must demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients being served. Must assess data reflective of the patient's status, interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patient's requirements and provide pharmaceutical care based on those needs. Adheres to local, state, and federal laws regarding the profession of pharmacy practice.


1. Processes medication orders and evaluates their appropriateness and completeness with respect to patient data including age, height, weight, diagnosis, laboratory values, and other pertinent patient information.

2. Utilizes clinical pharmacy skills to assess patient medication regimens and formulates recommendations to ensure optimal safety, efficacy, and cost-effectiveness for all prescribed medication therapies. Contacts the prescriber with suggestions for improvement and resolves problems with medication orders as needed. Serves as a resource for patients and the health care team. Provides requested medication information in a timely manner.

3. Complies with directives of the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee/Clinical Consensus Group. Documents activities related to patient care in the electronic medical record and other electronic databases as applicable (e.g. pharmacist to pharmacist/provider communication, adverse drug event reporting, and clinical interventions).

4. Drives their professional development through the utilization of BPS educational resources to achieve competence in the current and future BH acute pharmacy core clinical practices and activities. Additionally, assist with training and onboarding of new staff as applicable.

5. Prepares and dispenses medications, including sterile or non-sterile compounded medications, in an accurate and timely manner in compliance with company policies and procedures and established regulatory requirements. Coordinates medication preparation and distribution and ensures accuracy prior to dispensing medications.

6. Oversees the day-to-day operations of the pharmacy, which may include management of technology, inventory management, and accurate record keeping. Supervises and directs the work of pharmacy technicians, interns, and students.


Requires unrestricted Pharmacist licensure in the state of practice and a degree in Pharmacy from an accredited College of Pharmacy.

If not licensed in the state of practice, must have completed the Board of Pharmacy application process within 30 days of job offer. Must be licensed within 90 days of hire unless the delay is due to the State Board of Pharmacy.

Banner Registry and Travel positions require a current and unrestricted Pharmacist license (not intern) at the time of hire and a minimum of one year experience in an acute care hospital setting. Experience must include working in an acute care setting within the past 12 months as a pharmacist in the specialty area.

Must possess good organizational, problem solving, and computer skills. Must possess good written and verbal communication skills for interfacing with all levels of staff, physicians, patients and other contacts. Must be able to use reference tools to evaluate patient care and answer questions posed by customers.

Must have knowledge of computer software, particularly medication management information system software, Microsoft applications and Automated dispensing system.

May be required to possess a valid driver's license and be eligible for coverage under the company's auto insurance policy.

Employees working at Banner Behavioral Health Hospital must possess an Arizona Fingerprint Clearance Card at the time of hire and maintain the card for the duration of their employment. Employees working at Banner MD Anderson on the Banner University Medical Center Phoenix campus must possess a State of Arizona Department of Public Safety Level One Fingerprint Clearance Card at the time of hire and maintain the card for the duration of their employment. This is a requirement of the Whole Family Counseling Program held at this specific facility.


Completion of an accredited pharmacy residency program or previous clinical pharmacy experience preferred.

Previous hospital experience preferred.

Additional related education and/or experience preferred.


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Client-provided location(s): Phoenix, AZ, USA
Job ID: Banner-R4352545
Employment Type: Other