Staff pharmacists are responsible for monitoring all aspects of patient drug therapies, dispensing medications and providing drug information. As professionals, staff pharmacists serve as role models for all staff; in pharmacy practice as well as behavior. 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.
- Maintains and demonstrates appropriate knowledge of changing pharmacy practice.
- Willing and able to communicate with patients, families, physicians and staff to discuss issues related to medication therapy. Responds to patient requests in a timely manner.
- Ability to work independently to identify and appropriately resolve drug therapy problems.
- Ability to exercise sound professional judgment while reviewing and verification of orders.
- Ability to manage operational workflow, set priorities, and respond quickly to changing demands with minimal supervision.
- Serves as a role model for all staff through compliance with professional and regulatory standards, and with all Health System policies and Behavior Standards.
- Ability to use electronic drug information sources and other tertiary references to provide accurate, timely drug information upon request.
- Responsible for activities of pharmacy technicians to ensure that all activities are performed completely, accurately, and safely and meet the intent of both state and federal laws.
- Compounds, prepares, packages and dispenses pharmaceuticals according to all state and federal law requirements
- Counsels patients upon request
- Documents all recommendations and interventions in the electronic medical chart
- Commits to sharing their knowledge, skills, experience, and values in preparing the “next generation” of pharmacists
- Performs other duties as assigned.
The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by incumbents of this job. Incumbents may be requested to perform tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.
- Graduate of an ACPE-accredited School of Pharmacy required.
- D. Preferred or a B.S degree with at least 2 years, direct patient care experience.
- Current pharmacist license in the State of Illinois or license pending with a valid Letter of Authorization to practice pharmacy in the State of Illinois required. (The maximum allowable time to practice in a license pending status under the Letter of Authorization is 60 days per licensing regulations.)
- Health system experience strongly preferred.
- Demonstrates commitment to continuous development in pharmacy practice
- Demonstrates excellent communication skills