Is consulted for their expertise in the clinical or operational practice area and supervises a team and/or program in a pharmacy specialty area.
1. Supervises the activities of an operational team. Responsible for developing and reviewing operational policies/procedures. Serves as the NC Board
of Pharmacy licensed Pharmacist in Charge and as DEA and DHHS registrations as required.
the workflow of the shift and supervises pharmacy technician(s), students,
volunteers or trainees present during that shift. Consistently provides direction and
feedback to staff to facilitate accurate and proficient completion of all work.
Ensures completion of all work / tasks in accordance with expectations for the
shift. Communicates issues, problems, or other important information for
continuity in operations to the next shift as required. Takes the lead in addressing
problems / complaints brought to his/her attention. Keeps manager informed, as
3. Assists with development and maintenance of a training program for the team. Mentors colleagues to ensure proficiency of all team members as required. Assists with on-the-job training for new employees as required.
4. Provides medication-related education to patients or
their representative(s) and other healthcare providers. Responds to requests
for drug information in a thorough, accurate, and timely manner. Documents
education provided according to departmental standards.
5. Provides formal and informal work performance feedback to team members, including assistance with the preparation and administration of performance reviews as required.
6. Manages priorities to meet team expectations.
7. Creates and/or maintains policies and procedures specific to the practice area.
patient care. Identifies medication needs, potential pharmacotherapy problems,
allergy information, and insurance coverage. Performs and documents medication
reconciliation as required
9. Prospectively reviews and monitors the patient’s medication
orders or prescriptions and medication profile for potential pharmacotherapy
problems and opportunities to optimize drug therapy. Intervenes (with patient,
physician, etc.) and documents as appropriate to resolve identified problems
and optimize drug therapy.
10. Ensures compliance with and appropriate use
of formulary medications in accordance with P&T Committee guidelines /
restrictions. Recommends formulary alternatives for non-formulary orders
prescriptions. Assists with non-formulary medication needs for which no
formulary alternative exists; consistently completes non-formulary request
forms, as appropriate. Ensures compliance with limits & restrictions
imposed by 3rd party payers / formularies (e.g., prior authorization
requirements, certificates of medical necessity, etc.). Assists with and
implements departmental strategies for drug shortage management as needed.
dispenses, verifies or writes medication orders or prescriptions. Thorough
checks the medication product in accordance with departmental standards prior
to dispensation. Receives, interprets, and reviews the patient’s medication
profile /history for a medication order or prescriptions. Clarifies incomplete,
inaccurate, or contraindicated medication orders or prescriptions with the
prescriber, nurse, or other health professional, as appropriate. Identifies
problems related to medication needs of the patient including inability to pay,
noncompliance with medication regimen, allergies or sensitivities to drugs,
misuse of drugs, sub-optimal lab values, non-formulary issues, restrictions on
drug use, or availability problems.
12. Identifies and implements operational process improvement initiatives to provide optimal care while minimizing cost. Supports the development of budgets and financial stewardship goals. Monitors financial and operational performance and productivity and addresses variances in area of responsibility as required
13. Develops and maintains relationships with internal and external partners.
14. Participates in candidate interviews and selection as required.
15. Supports and maintains compliance with federal, state, local and institutional policies, procedures, standards and regulations. Conducts internal audits of compliance as required and ensures continual compliance readiness.
Bachelor's degree in Pharmacy. Two years of prior pharmacist experience or equivalent required.
Eligible for licensure as a Registered Pharmacist in NC. Licensure from NC Board of Pharmacy required within 6 months of orientation date or sooner if required for operations.