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Infusion Pharmacist / TH Senior Pharmacist

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Department: PHARMACY
Local Title: Infusion Pharmacist / TH Senior Pharmacist
Budget Title: Teaching Hospital Senior Pharmacist
Work Type: Full Time
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Categories: Clinical, Patient Care


Are you looking to take your career to new heights with a leader in healthcare? SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University is one of the nation's leading metropolitan medical centers. As the only academic medical center in Brooklyn, we serve a large population that is among the most diverse in the world. We are also highly-ranked by Castle Connolly Medical, a healthcare rating company for consumers, among the top 5 leading U.S. medical schools for training doctors.

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Job Summary:

The Department of Pharmacy at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University is seeking a full-time TH Senior Pharmacist / Infusion Pharmacist. The successful candidate will:

  • Serve patients by preparing medications, giving pharmacological information to multidisciplinary health care team, and monitoring patient drug therapies.
  • Prepare medications by reviewing and interpreting physician orders and detection therapeutic incompatibilities.
  • Handle and prepare hazardous medications including oncologic medications.
  • Dispense medications by compounding, packaging and labeling pharmaceuticals. 
  • Control medications by monitoring drug therapies; advising interventions.
  • Complete pharmacy operational requirements by organizing and directing technicians' workflow, verifying their preparation and labeling of pharmaceuticals, and verifying order entries, charges and inspections.
  • Provide pharmacological information by answering questions and requests of health care professionals and counseling patients on drug therapies.
  • Develop hospital staff pharmacological knowledge by participating in clinical programs and training pharmacy staff, students, interns, externs, residents, and health care professionals.
  • Comply with state and federal drug laws as regulated by the state board of pharmacy, the drug enforcement administration, and the food and drug administration by monitoring nursing unit inspections.
  • Maintain records for controlled substances and removes outdated and damaged drugs from the pharmacy inventory.
  • Supervise the work results of support personnel
  • Maintain current registration, studies existing and new legislation, and advises management on needed actions
  • Protect patients and technicians by adhering to infection-control protocols.
  • Maintain safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations.
  • Contribute to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.

Required Qualifications:

  • Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) from an ACPE accredited College of Pharmacy.
  • New York State Pharmacist Licensure or eligibility.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous hospital pharmacist experience.
  • Previous compounding experience.
  • Compounded Sterile Preparations Pharmacy Specialty Certification (BCSCP).
  • PGY-1 residency.

Work Schedule:

Variable Day; Variable Hours (Full-Time)

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Salary Range:

Commensurate with experience and qualifications

Executive Order:

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation.  If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim status, criminal conviction, and all other protected classes under federal or state laws.

Women, minorities, veterans, individuals with disabilities and members of underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

If you are an individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please contact Human Resources at


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