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100 Pharmacy Team Manager

Manages the day-to-day operations of the pharmacy. Responsible for implementing and/or supervising the development of specific pharmacy services and new programs. Plans, coordinates, and directs all activities related to the compounding, dispensing, delivery, receipt, and handling of medications and associated products within regulatory guidelines. Assists with maintenance of schedules within the pharmacy. Responsible for interviewing, hiring, and conducting performance reviews of the Staff Pharmacists and/or Pharmacy Technicians. R.Ph. license required.

150 Pharmacy Technician Supervisor 

Responsible for supervising the Pharmacy Technicians and/or Clerks. Ensures quality and productivity standards are achieved in accordance with policies and procedures and applicable laws which includes scheduling. May also be responsible for interviewing, hiring, and conducting performance reviews of the Pharmacy Technicians and/or Clerks. Must have a Pharmacy Technician background and certification.

200 Staff Pharmacist - Retail

Interprets physicians' prescriptions and compounds and dispenses medications within regulatory guidelines. Consults with customers, patients and/or medical staff regarding use of medications and potential drug interactions. Counsels customers, patients and/or medical staff and handles complex problem resolution. Assists in maintenance of the pharmacy's financial records. R.Ph. license required. Must work within a traditional retail pharmacy.

205 Staff Pharmacist - Hospital

Interprets physicians' prescriptions and compounds and dispenses medications within regulatory guidelines. Consults with medical staff regarding use of medications and potential drug interactions. Counsels medical staff and handles complex problem resolution. Assists in maintenance of the pharmacy's financial records. R.Ph. license required. Incumbent works within a traditional hospital pharmacy setting.

210 Staff Pharmacist (Healthcare Retail/Satellite)

Interprets physicians' prescriptions and compounds and dispenses medications within regulatory guidelines. Consults with customers regarding use of medications and potential drug interactions. Counsels customers and handles complex problem resolution. Assists in maintenance of the pharmacy's financial records. R.Ph. license required. Incumbent works within a clinic or hospital retail/satellite pharmacy. Note: When submitting data for this position, do not include incumbents physically working in a traditional hospital pharmacy setting. Please match position 205 - Staff Pharmacist - Hospital for these incumbents.

220 Staff Pharmacist (Mail-order/PBM)

Interprets physicians' prescriptions and compounds and dispenses medications within regulatory guidelines for a mail-order or online operation. Has limited contact with customers regarding use of medications and potential drug interactions. Responsible for filling large volume of scripts while maintaining high quality control standards. May supervise several pharmacy technicians and review accuracy of prescription data entry, order filling, and shipping. R.Ph. license required.

250 Clinical Pharmacist

Develops, maintains, and conducts clinical pharmacy programs, such as drug utilization review, health outcomes, disease state management, care management, specialty pharmacy, and other programs as needed. May participate in formulary development and management. Prepares drug review criteria for medical staff approval. Monitors drug therapies as assigned by medical staff and suggests alternatives as appropriate. Consults with physician and physician groups concerning financial risk management related to prescribing. Pharm.D. degree required.

270 Nuclear Pharmacist

Interprets physicians' prescriptions and compounds and dispenses radiopharmaceutical drugs within regulatory guidelines. Consults with patients, physicians, and nuclear medical technologists. Ensures high quality control by analyzing medications for identity, purity, and strength and by ensuring that equipment is well maintained and tested regularly. Duties may include labeling white blood cells and monitoring daily elutions, kit preparations, and incoming inventories. May supervise pharmacy technicians and/or other lab employees. Requires working knowledge of radiation safety and bio-hazardous waste management procedures.

300 Lead Pharmacy Technician

In addition to Pharmacy Technician duties, resolves problems related to prescription inquiries. Responsible for advising Pharmacy Technician on order fulfillment and related duties. Responsible for implementing inventory control procedures and ordering merchandise within regulatory guidelines. High School Degree/GED required. Note: When submitting data for this position, please indicate whether each incumbent has earned the designation of Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT).

310 Pharmacy Technician

Obtains new prescriptions and prescription refill information (e.g., name, address, and health coverage). Retrieves, counts, and measures drugs. Assists Pharmacist in price-checking and restocking of drugs. Accesses, inputs, and retrieves prescription information from computer. Refers physicians' calls and any medical questions to pharmacist. May operate a cash register. High School Degree/GED required. Note: When submitting data for this position, please indicate whether each incumbent has earned the designation of Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT).

320 Pharmacy Service Associate

Entry level position in the pharmacy. Responsible for all pharmacy cashier activity and home delivery preparation. Answers telephone in pharmacy and handles entry level customer service issues, such as price discrepancies and/or incomplete orders. High School Degree/GED desired or being pursued.

400 Pharmacy Intern - 3rd Year

Responsible for many aspects of pharmacy operations including inventory, personnel, and security. Obtains new prescriptions and prescription refill information (e.g., name, address, and health coverage). Fills prescriptions, solicits information on medical history, and provides drug information and advice. Interacts and communicates with health professionals. Ensures compliance with all organization procedures and federal and state regulatory guidelines. Incumbent either is currently in third year of college/first year of pharmacy school program or has completed third year of college/first year of pharmacy school program.

410 Pharmacy Intern - 4th Year

Responsible for many aspects of pharmacy operations including inventory, personnel, and security. Obtains new prescriptions and prescription refill information (e.g., name, address, and health coverage). Fills prescriptions, solicits information on medical history, and provides drug information and advice. Interacts and communicates with health professionals. Ensures compliance with all organization procedures and federal and state regulatory guidelines. Incumbent either is currently in fourth year of college/second year of pharmacy school program or has completed fourth year of college/second year of pharmacy school program.

420 Pharmacy Intern - 5th Year

Responsible for all aspects of pharmacy operations including inventory, personnel, and security. Obtains new prescriptions and prescription refill information (e.g., name, address, and health coverage). Fills prescriptions, solicits information on medical history, and provides drug information and advice. Interacts and communicates with health professionals. Ensures compliance with all organization procedures and federal and state regulatory guidelines. Incumbent either is currently in fifth year of college/third year of pharmacy school program or has completed fifth year of college/third year of pharmacy school program.

430 Pharmacy Intern - 6th Year

Responsible for all aspects of pharmacy operations including inventory, personnel, and security. Obtains new prescriptions and prescription refill information (e.g., name, address, and health coverage). Fills prescriptions, solicits information on medical history, and provides drug information and advice. Interacts and communicates with health professionals. Ensures compliance with all organization procedures and federal and state regulatory guidelines. Incumbent is currently in sixth year of college/fourth year of pharmacy school program.

450 Pharmacy Intern - All Years

Responsible for all aspects of pharmacy operations including inventory, personnel, and security. Obtains new prescriptions and prescription refill information (e.g., name, address, and health coverage). Fills prescriptions, solicits information on medical history, and provides drug information and advice. Interacts and communicates with health professionals. Ensures compliance with all organization procedures and federal and state regulatory guidelines. Incumbent is currently in pharmacy school.

500 Pharmacy Graduate

Responsible for all aspects of pharmacy operations including inventory, personnel, and security. Obtains new prescriptions and prescription refill information (e.g., name, address, and health coverage). Fills prescriptions, solicits information on medical history, and provides drug information and advice. Interacts and communicates with health professionals. Ensures compliance with all organization procedures and federal and state regulatory guidelines. Incumbent has completed pharmacy school and is awaiting licensure.

510 Pharmacy Resident 

Under supervision of Residency Director and Residency Faculty, is responsible for checking and filling medication orders according to applicable professional standards. Furnishes information concerning medications and therapeutics to physicians and nurses. Maintains stock inventory and supplies. May provide instruction and direction to technicians. Assists in maintenance of charges and records pertaining to medications. Provides for the safe and effective use of medications in the hospital. Incumbent has completed pharmacy school and is licensed or is eligible for licensure.

600 District Pharmacy Operations Manager

Responsible for the overall professional support to the pharmacists within their geographic area. This includes recruiting and interviewing pharmacists based on workforce needs, actively seeking out future file buys, ensuring that pharmacists are in compliance with federal, state, and local laws, and managing the execution of managed care and pharmacy programs. Incumbent is typically responsible for 20-30 pharmacies.

605 Pharmacy Director

Plans and directs the activities of the healthcare organization's pharmacy and establishes departmental policies and procedures. Directs the compounding, packaging, and dispensing of drugs and ensures proper maintenance of departmental inventory. Counsels medical staff on pharmaceutical utilization. Incumbent is typically responsible for 1-5 pharmacies within a healthcare setting.

610 Regional Pharmacy Operations Director

Responsible for the overall professional support to the District Pharmacy Operations Managers within their geographic area. Defines and plans the achievement of regional goals and objectives across pharmacies. Incumbent is typically responsible for 100-150 pharmacies in a regional area. Note: Do not match this position if position 600, District Pharmacy Operations Manager, is not matched.

700 Pharmacy Purchasing Manager

Responsible for pharmaceutical purchasing to meet the needs of the pharmacy and optimize cost savings. Complies with federal and state regulatory guidelines. Reconciles purchases with invoices from vendors, validates pricing and contract compliance. Monitors sales and margins through vendor negotiations and promotional opportunities. Deals with the pharmaceutical companies for drug purchasing. R.Ph. license required.

710 Pharmacy Merchandiser

Responsible for developing and implementing marketing and sales plans. Designs effective pharmacy merchandising programs, tracking the programs to ensure targets are met. Oversees departmental budget and stays informed of competitors' merchandising programs. May be responsible for Pharmacy Quality Assurance programs.

720 Pharmacy Information Systems Manager

Responsible for evaluating and recommending new pharmacy technology and software applications as they become available to maximize efficiency and remain in compliance with new government regulations. Directs contract negotiations with pharmacy technology providers.

730 Regulatory Affairs Manager

Responsible for the development and implementation of policies and procedures to remain in regulatory compliance. Consults with federal government agencies and state regulatory boards on pharmacy matters. Recommends appropriate action in response to regulatory developments. Provides assistance to pharmacy staff on regulatory or legislative matters.

 


 

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