Staff pharmacists fill orders for medications, monitor patient medication therapies, and provide drug information. Staff pharmacists supervise and direct support personnel. In the absence of the pharmacy manager, a staff pharmacist may be required to assume the essential responsibilities and perform the duties of the pharmacy manager. All Staff Pharmacist Candidates will undergo an initial written Basic Skills for Pharmacists assessment prior to employment.
Maximum of 80 hours per 2 week period, but hours may be long and irregular; includes evenings, weekends, and holidays as necessary.
Repetitive use of hands and fingers (e.g., preparing IV admixtures, use of a computer keyboard). May require lifting and carrying light loads (up to 40 lb.), including boxes, equipment, unit-dose cassettes, and IV solutions and stooping or kneeling (e.g., to pick up items from the floor, to remove and replace items on lower shelves, and to file documents in lower file drawers). Sitting, walking, or standing for long periods of time (4–8 hours) is often necessary. Must be able to physically operate the equipment used for the job.
Ability to work independently with minimal direct supervision. Ability to work cooperatively with health-system and pharmacy staff. Ability to handle frequent interruptions and adapt to changes in workload and work schedule. Ability to set priorities, make critical decisions, and respond quickly to emergency requests. Ability to exercise sound professional judgment. Ability to communicate effectively (orally and in writing). Ability to meet the pharmaceutical care needs of neonatal, pediatric, adolescent, adult, geriatric, psychiatric, oncology, obstetric, rehabilitation, and skilled-nursing patients.
Potential for exposure to infectious patients or materials. Potential for exposure to hazardous and toxic substances (including chemotherapy, cytotoxic drugs, and cleaning solutions). Potential for sticks or cuts by needles and other sharp items. Potential for musculoskeletal injuries if proper lifting and carrying techniques are not used.
Any and all past or current record or history of alcohol or drug addiction or past record of violation of any law related to controlled substances must be reported to the Director of Pharmacy Services and also to the Chief Human Resources Officer. Any individual with such a history or current situation may not work unless prior written approval has been received by NARMC from the Arkansas State Board of Pharmacy and is approved by the NARMC Administrative Staff. Failure to divulge current or past history as stated above will result in immediate termination of employment. [Arkansas State Board of Pharmacy Regulations 3-00-0004(c); Revised 11/15/2003]
The intent of this job description is to provide a representative and level of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the total of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position.
Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.
Graduate of an ACPE-accredited School of Pharmacy with a BS Pharmacy degree. Doctor of Pharmacy degree preferred but not required. Board of Pharmaceutical Specialties certification preferred but not required.
2 years’ experience in a health-systems pharmacy practice setting desirable but not required.
Currently licensed to practice pharmacy in the state of Arkansas.