Pharmacist (Inpatient)

University Medical Center of Southern Nevada
September 2, 2023
Las Vegas, NV
Job Type


Position Summary


As an academic medical center with a rich history of providing life-saving treatment in Southern Nevada, UMC serves as the anchor hospital of the Las Vegas Medical District, offering Nevada's highest level of care to promote successful medical outcomes for patients.

We are home to Nevada's ONLY Level I Trauma Center, Designated Pediatric Trauma Center, Burn Care Center, and Transplant Center. We are a Pathway Designated facility by ANCC, and we are on our journey to Magnet status.


Position Summary:
Provides patient care by performing distributional, clinical, educational, informational, and supervisory functions for the pharmaceutical care of patients in acute and/or ambulatory services. May act as a "Managing Pharmacist" for a satellite clinic.

Job Requirement

Equivalent to a Bachelor's Degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences and a minimum of 1500 hours in providing pharmaceutical care.
Licensing/Certification Requirements:
A valid State Board of Pharmacy License is required or temporary employment for a period NOT exceeding 60 days may be granted with a valid Nevada Pharmacy Intern License and with documentation that the application for license process has been initiated. Failure to obtain and/or maintain licensure will result in termination of employment. Some positions may require a one time Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Certification.

Additional and/or Preferred Position Requirements

  • Minimum of one (1) year recent inpatient Pharmacist experience in acute care hospital.
  • Available to work 7 on/7 off night shift.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Physical Requirements

Knowledge of:
Federal, state and county laws and regulations related to the compounding, dispensing, storage and use of medications; pharmacy standards of practice; supervisory principles and practices; controlled substance record keeping and reporting; drug indications, dosage regimen, drug-drug, drug-disease, and drug-nutrient interactions; pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics; compounding techniques; aseptic techniques; physical properties of drugs; mainframe and personal computers; department and hospital safety practices and procedures; patient rights; infection control policies and practices; handling, storage, use and disposal of hazardous materials; department and hospital emergency response policies and procedures; age specific patient care practices.Skill in:
Reading and interpreting physicians' orders; reading patient's clinical diagnosis and recommending most appropriate medication regimen; re-prioritizing work in response to changing situation; handling, disposing and managing hazardous materials; effectively supervising assigned staff; communicating with a wide variety of people from diverse socio-economic and ethnic backgrounds; establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with all personnel contacted in the course of duties; efficient, effective and safe use of equipment.
Physical Requirements and Working Conditions:
Mobility to work in a typical clinical setting and use standard equipment, stamina to remain standing and maintain concentration for extended periods of time, vision to read printed materials and VDT screens, hearing and speech to communicate effectively in-person and over the telephone. Strength and agility to exert up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. Duties require handling medications classified as hazardous materials.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this classification.
Closing Date/Time: 9/10/2023 5:00 PM Pacific

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