Grant or HJAHC: HJAHC
The Staff Pharmacist reports to and works in collaboration with the Pharmacist-In-Charge (PIC) to serve patients of HJAHC and Henry J. Austin Pharmacy (HJAP) by preparing medications, processing medication renewal requests, providing pharmacological information to the health care team, and monitoring patient drug therapies.
- Maintains the day-to-day operations of the pharmacy.
- Maintains the management of the pharmacy in the absence of the PIC.
- Serves in a leadership capacity to oversee the workflow of the pharmacy, including delegation of staff responsibilities.
- Maintains established procedures concerning quality assurance, security of controlled substances, and disposal of hazardous waste drugs.
- Oversees management and confidentiality of patients’ personal medical data and other personal identifiable information and provides appropriate training to pharmacy staff.
- Ensures all services are in compliance with professional standards, state, and federal regulatory requirements.
- Maintains a safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations.
- Maintains pharmacy inventories, including management of virtual inventories.
- Reviews prescription orders for completeness, accuracy, and appropriateness.
- Enters data, such as patient name, prescribed medication, and cost, to maintain pharmacy files, charge systems, and inventory.
- Prepares and dispenses prescribed medications, drugs, and pharmaceuticals for high quality patient care.
- Compounds medications using standard formulas and processes such as weighing, measuring, and mixing ingredients.
- Directs pharmacy personnel engaged in mixing, packaging, and labeling pharmaceuticals.
- Answers healthcare professional and patient drug information requests.
- Provides counseling to patients regarding ordered medications, including, but not limited to, indication, directions for administration, potential side effects and interactions, expected time to desired effect, and appropriate storage.
- Reviews sexually transmitted infection stock inventory and orders as completed by the pharmacy technicians for accuracy.
- Reviews prescription renewal requests and authorizes or denies requests according to the renewal policy.
- Maintains pharmacological knowledge by attending educational workshops, reviewing professional publications, establishing personal networks, and participating in professional societies.
- Promotes joy in the workplace to achieve organizational goals, mission, and vision.
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE
- Graduate of an ACPE-accredited school of pharmacy with a B.S. or Pharm.D. degree
- Licensed pharmacist in the state of New Jersey (or eligible and able to obtain prior to start date)
- Prior experience working in a community pharmacy and/or ambulatory care setting
- Bilingual (preferred Spanish)
- Experience working in an urban setting with racially and culturally diverse population
- Experience working in a low-income community
KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSA’s)
- High energy and enthusiasm, positive, “can-do” attitude with a high degree of initiative
- Must be able to work in a team environment and collaborative environment
- High attention to detail
- Strong verbal communications skills and demonstrated ability to write clearly and persuasively
- Demonstrated ability to think strategically
- Commitment to working within low-income communities
- Demonstrated ability to use Microsoft Office applications, including Microsoft Word, Outlook,
Excel and PowerPoint
Supervise Pharmacy Technician/s
PHYSICAL & WORK REQUIREMENTS
This position requires the manual dexterity sufficient to operate phones, computers and other office equipment. The position requires the physical ability to kneel, bend, and perform light lifting. This person must have the ability to write and speak clearly using the English language to convey information and be able to hear at normal speaking levels both in person and over the telephone. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus. Generally, the working conditions are good with little or no exposure to extremes in health, safety hazards and/or hazardous materials.