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Penn State Health Lead Pharmacist - Pharmacy OP PSHCI in Hershey, Pennsylvania

Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

Location: US:PA:Hershey

Work Type: Full Time

FTE: 1.0

Shift: Varied

Hours: 8 hours


This Lead Pharmacist position is for the Outpatient Cancer Institute Retail Pharmacy area. Overseeing daily operations of a busy outpatient pharmacy which provides compounded drug products, provides service to the “Meds to beds” program, provides medication support to the Cancer Institute and Children’s hospital in addition to those patients discharged from the Main Hospital.

The Lead Pharmacist works closely with the Manager on implementing policies and procedures, audits, inventory management, provider collaboration, in addition to staffing.

Penn State Health is one of the leading teaching and research hospitals in the country. It is a multi-hospital health system, Academic Medical Center and Level 1 adult and pediatric trauma center serving patients and communities across Central Pennsylvania. The system includes Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Penn State Children's Hospital, and Penn State Cancer Institute in scenic Hershey, PA, as well as Penn State Health St. Joseph Hospital in Reading, PA. Penn State Health shares an integrated strategic plan and operations with Penn State College of Medicine.

Hershey is within a 2-hour drive to weekend destinations such as Philadelphia, Washington DC, Annapolis, and Baltimore, and only a 3-hour drive from New York City. The city offers cultural opportunities, affordable housing, great schools and plenty of outdoor activities.

Exceptional benefits including Health, Vision, Dental, matching 401K retirement, generous paid time off, and 75% Penn State University tuition discount (extends to dependents after one year)


Bachelor's degree in Pharmacy or Pharm D required.

Pennsylvania registration in Pharmacy or eligibility required

3 years' job related experience in the specific service area of Pharmacy required.


Extensive retail and management experience preferred


Excellent written and oral communication skills required.

Critical thinking, teaching, coaching and mentoring skills required.

Ability to plan and organize required.

Ability to relate to and collaborate professionally required.


Able to sit occasionally; stand constantly; walk frequently.

Able to lift 0-10 lbs. constantly; 11-35 lbs. occasionally.

Able to carry 0-10 lbs. frequently; 11-35 lbs. occasionally.

Able to push 0-10 lbs. constantly; 11-20 lbs. frequently; 21-35 lbs. occasionally.

Able to pull 0-20 lbs. frequently; 21-35 lbs. occasionally.

Able to climb occasionally; reach constantly.

Able to use hands for simple/firm grasping.

*Appended to this job description is the Work Task Analysis that further describes the physical requirements appropriate for this role.

If chosen for this position, you may be required to pass a Post Offer Employment Physical Exam in accordance with the measurements listed in the Work Task Analysis (WTA) report. This job description is a general outline of duties performed and is not to be misconstrued as encompassing all duties performed within the position. All individuals (including current employees) selected for a position will undergo a background check appropriate for the position's responsibilities.

Penn State Health is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you are unable to use our online application process due to an impairment or disability, please call 717-531-8440 between the hours of 8:30 AM and 4:30 PM, Eastern Standard Time, Monday – Friday, email or download our Accommodation Instructions for Job Applicants PDF for more detailed steps for assistance.

Union: Non Bargained