General Purpose:The Pharmacist will dispense drugs prescribed by physicians and other health practitioners and provide information to patients about medications and their use.
He or she may advise physicians and other health practitioners on the selection, dosage, interactions, and side effects of medications.
* Reviews prescriptions to assure accuracy, to ascertain the needed ingredients, and to evaluate their suitability.
Provides information and advice regarding drug interactions, side effects, dosage, and proper medication storage.
* Assesses the identity, strength, or purity of medications.
* Compounds and dispense medications as prescribed by doctors and dentists by calculating, weighing, measuring, and mixing ingredients, or overseeing these activities.
* Maintains records such as pharmacy files, patient profiles, charge system files, inventories, control records for radioactive nuclei, and registries of poisons, narcotics, and controlled drugs.
* Plans, implements, and maintains procedures for mixing, packaging, and labeling pharmaceuticals according to policy and legal requirements to ensure quality, security, and proper disposal.
* Provides specialized services to help patients manage conditions such as diabetes, asthma, smoking cessation, and high blood pressure.
Offers health promotion and prevention activities by, for example, training people to use devices such as blood pressure and diabetes monitors.
Advises customers on the selection of medication brands, medical equipment, and health care supplies.
* Administers immunizations (e.g., Influenza vaccine, COVID-19 vaccine) to patients.
* Collaborates with other health care professionals to plan, monitor, review, and evaluate the quality and effectiveness of drugs and drug regimens, providing advice on drug applications and characteristics.
* Analyzes prescribing trends to monitor patient compliance and to prevent excessive usage or harmful interactions.
* Orders and purchases pharmaceutical supplies, medical supplies, and drugs, maintaining stock and storing and handling it properly.
* Completes other assignments as requested and assigned.
* May have access to personal health information (PHI) necessary to fulfill the above duties and responsibilities. Parameters of access, use and disclosure are further defined by the organization or department. Minimum Education & Experience Requirements:* Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.)
degree* Current state license in good standing* Two (2) years’ experience as a pharmacist and/or as defined by the contracting employer.
* Able to provide proof of current Basic Life Support (BLS) training including adults, children, and infants.
Additional trainings may be required dependent upon specialty or facility requirements.Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required: * Meets the requirements of federal and/or state criminal and abuse background checks where applicable.
* Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate in English with all levels of the healthcare team, both clinical and non-clinical.
* Demonstrated ability to perform and prioritize multiple functions or tasks.
* Demonstrated ability to effectively deal with multiple changes.
* Able to work as a member of a team, including but not limited to managing stress appropriately, making decisions under pressure, and handling multiple priorities.
* Able to manage anger/fear/hostility/violence of self and others.
* Proof of valid driver’s license if applicable.
* Meets applicable health requirements to provide patient care. Working Conditions & Physical Effort: * Work is performed in various health care settings and not limited to hospitals, retail stores, nursing homes, or assisted living facilities.
* Work environment involves frequent exposure to communicable diseases, blood borne pathogens and/or potentially infectious or hazardous materials and situations that require following extensive safety precautions and may include the use of protective equipment (e.g., face masks, goggles, latex or non latex gloves).
* Work environment may involve occasional exposure to potential electrical shock, and to x-ray/electromagnetic energy.
* Able to spend varying amounts of time sitting, standing, and walking.
* Able to frequently lift, reposition, and transfer clients and to stand, bend, stoop, squat, kneel and reach freely and assist clients with standing and walking.
* Sufficient endurance to perform the required physical and mental tasks over long periods of time.
* Requires normal, correctable vision and hearing and the ability to identify and distinguish colors.
* Requires excellent hand-eye coordination and fine motor function necessary to operate equipment safely and calculate/prepare medications and other procedures.
* Able to successfully work in areas that are confined and/or crowded.
* Medium physical activity may require frequent lifting, carrying, pushing, or pulling up to 50 lbs.
Location/Region: Severn, MD (21144)