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Staff Pharmacist

Company: BioMed Specialty Pharmacy
Location: West Chester
Posted on: September 15, 2023

Job Description:

Job Summary: The Staff Pharmacist is responsible for dispensing drugs as prescribed by physicians/prescribers and providing information to patients about medical side effects, medication adherence, and proper usage of medications. The Staff Pharmacist is responsible for understanding and remaining in compliance with governmental agency regulations, third-party payor contractual obligations, and federal and state regulations that govern his or her assigned job duties. Job Duties and Responsibilities: Reviews prescriptions issued by Physician, or other authorized prescriber to assure accuracy and determine formulas and ingredients needed. Compounds and dispenses prescribed medications, drugs, and other pharmaceuticals for patients using standard formulas and processes such as weighing, measuring, and mixing ingredients. Directs pharmacy staff engaged in mixing, packaging, and labeling pharmaceuticals. Answers questions and provides information to pharmacy patients on drug interactions, side effects, dosage and storage of pharmaceuticals. Maintains established procedures concerning quality assurance, security of controlled substances and disposal of hazardous waste drugs. Enters data such as patient name, prescribed medication and cost, to maintain pharmacy files and inventory. Examines medications to determine identity, purity, and strength. Complies with state and federal drug laws as regulated by the state board of pharmacy, the drug enforcement administration, and the food and drug administration. Maintains accurate records for controlled substances (i.e. properly filing invoices, signing received orders, maintaining perpetual inventory, etc). Ensures that outdated and damaged drugs are removed from the pharmacy inventory. Provides supervision, guidance, direction and training to all pharmacy staff. Monitors physical and electronic prescription records and pharmacy processes to ensure accuracy and compliance with third-party payors, federal and state policies, and policies presented by regulatory/accreditation agencies. Assists the Pharmacist In Charge/Executive Management in conducting audit's of the pharmacy's prescription records and/or processes. Provides timely feedback to management regarding operational, billing, and pharmacy staff issues. Submits appropriate reports to governmental agencies and Executive Management in a timely manner (i.e. MAPS reporting, CMEA reporting, annual controlled substance reporting, etc.). Studies existing and new legislation, anticipates legislation and advises management on needed actions. Maintains professional and technical knowledge by completing company assigned training, attending educational workshops, and reviewing professional publications assigned by management. Complies with pharmacy and legal requirements by adhering to the pharmacy's Code of Conduct of Ethics, HIPAA regulations, Fraud Waste and Abuse standards, and other applicable regulations. Responsible for ensuring that deadlines are met by working effectively under pressure to get jobs completed to the highest standard. Responsible for having effective customer and client service skills. Represents Biomed at various meetings, workshops, and conferences as an attendee, speaker, and/or presenter. Other Responsibilities: As assigned, communicated or required. Knowledge: Computers - Knowledgeable of computer hardware, cash register, Microsoft Office Suite, and inventory management programs/software. English Language- Knowledgeable of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar for employee communications and presentations. Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine notes in the pharmacy's system. Customer and Personal Service- Knowledge of principles and processed for providing customer service and services to management personnel. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of what would provide customer and management satisfaction. Skills and Abilities: Ability to Keep Confidential Information- Current and future business information and activities of management are strictly confidential and not to be discussed in casual or formal manner with anyone. Ability to keep patient information confidential. Communicating with Supervisors, Peers and Subordinates- Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, subordinates and customers via the telephone, in written form, email or in person. Making Decisions and Problem Solving- Analyzing information and evaluation results to choose the best solution and resolve problems. This position demands flexibility and multi-tasking; personnel in this position must become accustomed to interruption and be comfortable with working in an open situation. Organizing, Planning and Prioritizing Responsibilities - Personnel in this position must develop specific goals, and plans to prioritize, organize and accomplish/complete responsibilities and be able to manage one's own time effectively and efficiently. Getting Information- Observing, receiving and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources. Conducting research online using government websites as well as traditional online research methods. Communicating with Persons Outside the Organization- Communicating with people outside the organization, representing the organization to customers, the public, government, and other external sources. This information can be exchanged in person, in writing, or by telephone and/or email systems. Work Styles: Dependability- Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable and the fulfilling of obligations. Integrity- Job requires being honest and ethical. Attention to Detail- Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks. Cooperation- Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude. Stress Tolerance- Job requires accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with occasional high stress situations. Concern for Others- Job requires being sensitive to others' needs, feelings and being understanding and helpful on the job. Initiative- Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges. Leadership- Job requires a willingness to lead, take charge, and offer opinions and direction. Self Control- Job requires maintaining composure and emotional intelligence. Independence- Job requires developing one's own ways of doing things, guiding oneself with little or no supervision and depending upon oneself to get things accomplished or completed. Work Values: Support- A willingness to be supportive to management. Independence- With careful instruction, personnel in this position will need to work on their own and make decisions. Corresponding needs are creativity, responsibility and autonomy. Relationships- Personnel within this position will provide service(s) to others and work with co-workers in a friendly non-competitive environment. It is important that personnel in this position be aware of and highly sensitive to cultural differences among employees and management personnel. Education/Experience Requirements: Must possess a Doctor of Pharmacy Degree Must possess a current Registered Pharmacist License in the State of Ohio without restrictions. Minimum of 2 years of retail/community or specialty pharmacy experience, with knowledge of compounding. Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Ability to stand for extended amounts of time. Ability to sit at a desk for extended amounts of time. Manual dexterity to use a telephone, computer, and label and package medications. Ability to hear and understand speech at normal room levels, and to hear and understand speech on the telephone. Physical agility to lift and carry up to thirty (30) pounds and to bend, stoop, walk and reach overhead. Physical agility to push, pull, twist and turn. Ability to safely operate lab equipment. Ability to wear PPE while performing job duties. Mental acuity to perform the essential job functions of this position in a safe, accurate, and timely manner and to make sound judgments and decisions. Working Conditions: General Pharmacy Environment. Work is generally sedentary in nature, but may require standing and walking for up to 10% of the time. The working environment is generally favorable. Lighting and temperature are adequate, and there are no unpleasant conditions caused by noise, dust, etc. Hazardous chemicals may be compounded within the laboratory. Work is generally performed within a pharmacy environment, with standard lab equipment, office and computerized office equipment. This position description identifies responsibilities and expectation for performance. It cannot encompass all specific job tasks that an employee may be required to perform. Employees are required to follow any other job-related instructions and perform job-related duties as may be reasonably assigned by Executive Management. Employment Type: Part Time Years Experience: 1 - 3 years Salary: $54 - $58 Hourly Bonus/Commission: No

Keywords: BioMed Specialty Pharmacy, Hamilton , Staff Pharmacist, Healthcare , West Chester, Ohio

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