Pharmacist Resident, PGY1

SSM Healthcare

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MO-SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital 1201 Grand

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Job Summary:

Develops clinical pharmacy practice skills that are consistent with the American Society of Health System Pharmacists (ASHP) accreditation standards. Works collaboratively with preceptors to optimize patient care by promoting rational, safe, and cost-effective drug therapy by developing and providing clinical services in their area of expertise.

Job Responsibilities and Requirements:


  • Provides pharmaceutical care in the various areas of clinical practice consistent with his/her preceptor. Duties may include: review and evaluation of patient drug/medical history, providing drug therapy recommendations to optimize care, providing drug information, evaluating medical literature, rounding with other healthcare providers, drug utilization reviews, patient counseling and order entry/verification/dispensing. 
  • Plans, implements, performs and measures the clinical processes that will improve treatment outcomes while minimizing adverse drug events and contributes to quality and financial outcomes. Participates in drug utilization evaluations (DUEs), analyzes trends and evaluates data to be synthesized into reports for action by committees (if applicable). 
  • Participates in a culture of learning and sharing that supports his/her development in the residency program. Implements staff development on pharmacy processes and participates in the training of other pharmacists, pharmacy residents, pharmacy students and healthcare providers as appropriate for the site. 
  • Promotes interdisciplinary teamwork including development and implementation of clinical pathways and protocols that promote appropriate medication safety and medication utilization using best practice, evidence-based recommendations. 
  • Ensures safety and appropriateness of medication therapy through order verification, dispensing, home medication reconciliation, chart review, patient counseling, lab value monitoring and dose/therapy adjustment as applicable. Documents medication related plans and interventions in electronic medical record. 
  • Oversees the medication dispensing process to ensure accurate and timely delivery of optimal pharmacotherapy to patients. This includes supervision of pharmacy technicians and/or interns who support the role of the pharmacist in the drug delivery system. 
  • Works in a constant state of alertness and safe manner.
  • Performs other duties as assigned 


  • Pharmacy degree (Pharm.D; Bachelor of Pharmacy) from an ACPE accredited school of pharmacy 


  • No experience required


  • Frequent lifting/carrying and pushing/pulling objects weighing 0-25 lbs.
  • Frequent sitting, standing, walking, reaching and repetitive foot/leg and hand/arm movements.
  • Frequent use of vision and depth perception for distances near (20 inches or less) and far (20 feet or more) and to identify and distinguish colors.
  • Frequent use of hearing and speech to share information through oral communication. Ability to hear alarms, malfunctioning machinery, etc.
  • Frequent keyboard use/data entry.
  • Occasional bending, stooping, kneeling, squatting, twisting and gripping.
  • Occasional lifting/carrying and pushing/pulling objects weighing 25-50 lbs.
  • Rare climbing.


State of Work Location: Illinois 

Pharmacist, Registered – Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) 

State of Work Location: Missouri 

  • Pharmacist – Missouri Division of Professional Registration 

State of Work Location: Oklahoma 

  • Pharmacist – Oklahoma State Board of Pharmacy 

State of Work Location: Wisconsin 

  • Pharmacist – Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services

Work Shift:

Day Shift (United States of America)

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8419000037 Pharmacy Residency

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