Pharmacist Pending Licensure

Req ID: 9970

Shift: Evenings

Employment Status: AF - Active - Regular - Full Time 

Job Summary

A pharmacist, pending licensure, shall be a recent graduate from an accredited School of Pharmacy who is waiting to take the Pennsylvania State Board of Pharmacy Examination; or a pharmacist who has been licensed to practice Pharmacy by another state and is applying for reciprocity. All medication orders reviewed and processed by the pharmacist, pending licensure, must be verified and approved by a licensed pharmacist prior to being dispensed to a patient.  All medications must be approved by a licensed pharmacist prior to being dispensed to a patient.

Job Responsibilities

Under the supervision, verification and approval of a licensed pharmacist:


Reviews and interprets medication orders for inpatient orders for inpatients using the hospital information system (HIS) and the pharmacy computer system to ensure that the medication is appropriate in terms of dose, dosage form, route of administration, frequency, duration of therapy, and patient's disease state.

  • Ensures dose is appropriate for age, weight and disease state 100% of all medication orders.
  • Reviews orders for potential allergic reactions 100% of all medication orders.
  • Reviews for drug interactions 100% of all medication orders.
  • Evaluates for potential drug incompatibilities 100% of all medication orders.
  • Reviews for therapeutic duplication 100% of all medication orders.


Maintains patient medication profile in the pharmacy computer system to contain all the pertinent information necessary to safely dispense medications.

  • Access privileges to the PCSI-Pharmacy medication order processing system shall be limited so as to prevent the unsupervised approval of any medication orders in the production environment.
  • All orders entered into the production environment will be held in a “pending approval” state until approved by a licensed pharmacist.  For the purposes of completing all Pharmacist training modules; unsupervised approval privileges will be granted in the test/practice environment of the application.  All orders approved in the training environment will be reviewed by a licensed pharmacist but in no way will involve the approval of medication orders for actual patients.
  • Input or update allergy information 100% of all medication orders.
  • Input or update intervention information 100% of all medication orders.
  • Input of medication orders; understanding and using the computer system in a manner that insures the proper entry of drug orders, information, and patient charges 100% of time.

Job Responsibilities (Continued)

Prepares medication accurately in an appropriate container, labeled in an appropriate manner and stored at the recommended temperature.  All medications prepared must be verified and approved by a licensed pharmacist prior to being sent to a patient.

  • Weighs, measures and mixes ingredients; compounds and prepares capsules, emulsions, liquids, suspensions, powders, ointments and intravenous solutions using appropriate equipment in a correct manner 100% of the time.
  • Prepares SVP, LVP, TPN and chemotherapeutic solutions as required using aseptic technique within a laminar air flow hood as per Aseptic Technique and Antineoplastic Policy and Procedures.
  • Prepares and stores medications in a manner that ensures compatibility and stability within the anticipated time of use. Reviews literature or conducts studies to determine stability and compatibility when necessary.                                                                                                                            
  • Completes scheduled department orientation/training modules. Reviews and approves simulated medication orders on test patients only.

Job Responsibilities (Continued)

Required Licenses, Certifications, Registrations

PHARM - 4 months

Required Education and Experience

Required Education: Bachelors of Science in Pharmacy

Required Experience: 1500 hours of internship prior to licensure

Preferred Education, Experience & Cert/Lic

Additional Technical Requirements

  • Pharmacokinetics, drug literature review, therapeutics, computer applications, aseptic technique.
  • Under the supervision of a staff pharmacist, the unlicensed pharmacist will be in the position to recommend changes in a patient's drug therapy where they must be able to interpret and evaluate physicians orders for the most appropriate cost effective therapy, e.g. deleting therapeutic duplications, preventing unnecessary extended therapy, converting from intravenous to oral therapy, detecting and preventing drug-drug interactions and drug related allergies and recommending formulary substitutions for non-formulary drug orders.
  • These interventions will reduce the likelihood of drug therapy induced risk to the patient.

All CHOP employees who work in a patient building or who provide patient care are required to receive an annual influenza vaccine unless they are granted a medical or religious exemption.

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for its patients, family members, visitors and employees. In an effort to achieve this goal, employment at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, other than for positions with regularly scheduled hours in New Jersey, is contingent upon an attestation that the job applicant does not use tobacco products or nicotine in any form and a negative nicotine screen (the latter occurs after a job offer).

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia
Full time
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104, US