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Pharmacist

  • Category: Full-Time
  • Location: Elmira, NY
  • Status: Available
  • Posted: 5/30/2015

Job Description:

SUMMARY:  Employees in this job complete or oversee a variety of professional assignments involving the compounding, dispensing, and preservation of drugs and medicines prescribed by Physicians, Dentists, or other authorized medical personnel. Prospective pharmacists should have scientific aptitude, good communication skills, and a desire to help others. They also must be conscientious and pay close attention to detail.

Responsibilities:
- Compounds and dispenses prescribed medications, drugs, and other pharmaceuticals for patient care, according to professional standards and state and federal legal requirements;
- Reviews prescriptions issued by physician, or other authorized prescriber to assure accuracy and determine formulas and ingredients needed;
- Compounds medications, using standard formulas and processes, such as weighing, measuring, and mixing ingredients;
- Directs pharmacy workers engaged in mixing, packaging, and labeling pharmaceuticals;
- Answers questions and provides information to pharmacy customers 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, charge system, and inventory.
- May assay medications to determine identity, purity, and strength;
- May instruct interns and other medical personnel on matters pertaining to pharmacy.
- Sets up and educates patients/caregivers on care and proper operation of home medical equipment and supplies including, but not limited to Diabetic Testing Monitors and Supplies, Nebulizer Medication, braces, walkers, crutches

QUALIFICATIONS:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each
essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative
of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may
be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential
functions.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:
Valid NY State Pharmacist License
Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree preferred
Clean background check
Retail Pharmacy Experience preferred