Job Summary

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.

  • Minimum Qualification: Diploma
  • Experience Level: Mid level
  • Experience Length: 2 years

Job Description/Requirements

Job Title:     Pharmacist In Charge               
Department: Pharmacy                

Position Summary: 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.

•    Compounds and dispenses prescribed medications, drugs, and other pharmaceuticals for patient care by performing the following duties.
•    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.
•    Assess medications to determine identity, purity, and strength.
•    Instructs interns and other medical personnel on matters pertaining to pharmacy.
•    Responsible for the establishment, monitoring and enforcement of policies and procedures which encourage and maintain the standards of professional practice as such standards related to the dispensing of pharmaceuticals and conformance with Board regulations and all other applicable laws and regulations.
•    Manage prescription returns for credit and destruction
•    Facilitate new business and oversee timely and accurate delivery of services to clients.
•     Work collaboratively with administrations, physician and nursing staff to provide quality the patients
•     Ensure that billing documents and inventory control records are completed and  are accurate
•    .Participate in continuing quality improvement activities.
•     Responsible and accountable for operational & pharmaceutical budgets ensuring that the operation of department is within budget guidelines and providing explanation of significant variances.
•    Participates in the selection and hiring of pharmacy staff including pharmacists, technicians, and support staff.
•      Provides supervision and over sight of pharmacy staff
•      Develops pharmacy staff weekly/monthly schedule.
•    Assist with the development, use, analysis, and feedback of clinical performance measurement indicators, processes, and audits.
•     Ensure appropriate record keeping for each prescription filled for pharmacy files, for control files on narcotics, poisons, habit-forming drugs or for billing records.
•    Ensure inventory control of pharmacy stock to an acceptable turnover to minimize the amount of expired medications.
•     Oversee the monthly stock take of main store and  pharmacy physical inventory.
•    Oversees the implementation and documentation of drug recalls through established policy and procedures, which are followed in a timely manner, including documentation, required detailing the disposition of such drugs.
•     Develops, implements, monitors and participates in QA activities within the department
•    Does yearly staff performance appraisals and works with his/her staff for self-improvement.
•     Periodically consults with the practitioners in the clinic regarding patient treatment.
•     Prepare daily, weekly, and monthly pharmacy reports as required

•    Analytical - Synthesizes complex or diverse information; Collects and researches data; Uses intuition and experience to complement data; Designs work flows and procedures.
•    Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions; Works well in group problem solving situations; Uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.
•    Technical Skills - Pursues training and development opportunities; Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills.
•    Customer Service - Manages difficult or emotional customer situations; Responds promptly to customer needs; Solicits customer feedback to improve service; Responds to requests for service and assistance; Meets commitments; Maintains confidentiality.
•    Oral Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; Listens and gets clarification; Responds well to questions; Participates in meetings.
•    Written Communication - Writes clearly and informatively; Able to read and interpret written information.
•    Teamwork - Balances team and individual responsibilities; Exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; Gives and welcomes feedback; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Inspires respect and trust.
•    Adaptability - Develops workable implementation plans; Communicates changes effectively; Builds commitment and overcomes resistance; Monitors transition and evaluates results; Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.
•    Delegation - Delegates work assignments; Gives authority to work independently; Sets expectations and monitors delegated activities.
•    Leadership - Exhibits confidence in self and others; Inspires and motivates others to perform well; Includes staff in planning, decision-making, facilitating and process improvement; Takes responsibility for subordinates' activities; Makes self available to staff; Provides regular performance feedback; Develops subordinates' skills and encourages growth; Solicits and applies customer feedback (internal and external); Improves processes, products and services.; Continually works to improve supervisory skills.
•    Quality Management - Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness.
•    Business Acumen - Understands business implications of decisions; Displays orientation to profitability; Demonstrates knowledge of market and competition; Aligns work with strategic goals; Works within approved budget; Develops and implements cost saving measures; Contributes to profits and revenue; Conserves organizational resources.
•    Diversity - Demonstrates knowledge of EEOC policy; Shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences; Educates others on the value of diversity; Promotes a harassment-free environment; Supports affirmative action and respects diversity; Builds a diverse workforce.
•    Ethics - Treats people with respect; Works with integrity and ethically; Upholds organizational values.
•    Strategic Thinking - Understands organization's strengths and weaknesses; Analyzes market and competition; Adapts strategy to changing conditions.
•    Professionalism - Approaches others in a tactful manner; Reacts well under pressure; Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; Accepts responsibility for own actions; Follows through on commitments; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Monitors own work to ensure quality.
•    Safety and Security - Observes safety and security procedures; Reports potentially unsafe conditions.
•    Attendance/Punctuality - Is consistently at work and on time; Ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations - Current Pharmacist License (Must be in good standing)
Education and/or Experience - B.S. in Pharmacy or DIPLOMA. and two to four years related experience and/or training.   
•    Language Skills - Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.  Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.  Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.   
•    Reasoning Ability - Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. 
•    Computer Skills - To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Exceed Technologies System Internet software;  Inventory software and  Order processing systems.

Physical Demands – The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  
While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit and use hands to finger, handle, and/or feel. Stand for long periods of time, walk, and regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  The employee is required to communicate by speaking, the employee is required to listen to the needs of co-workers and/or customers and have the ability to write and communicate information to other co-workers. The employee is frequently required to climb on a small ladder, reach with hands and arms, frequent bending stooping and kneeling. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Work Environment – The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Employees are required to work indoors and occasionally travel outside where the elements may be hot or cold. Employee may be occasionally in an environment where dust particles, and various other particles are part of the air.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet/soft to medium/moderate volume.

Reporting to this person
Directly supervises employees in the Pharmacy.  Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws.  Responsibilities include  training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance of employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

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