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Pharmacist III

Job Description

TITLE: Pharmacist III

JOB CODE: 1412



EEO6 CODE: 3 = Professional/Non-faculty

GRADE: Pay Grade 13

PAY PLAN: Annually
minimum 47,928.00
midpoint 63,264.00
maximum 78,600.00

PURPOSE: To provide professional and supervisory skills necessary for the manufacture, compounding, dispensing and purchasing of drugs in the Student Health Center Pharmacy. Assists in developing and reviewing pharmacy policies and procedures. Assists in the effective operations of the pharmacy. Assists in the supervising and directing pharmacists and support staff to provide quality pharmaceutical services within the health center.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Assists in supervision of and participates in, manufacturing, compounding, dispensing, bottling, packaging and labeling of such drugs or solutions as capsules, powders, suppositories, ointments, tablets, lotions and emulsions. Inputs or supervises input of prescriptions and patient information into pharmacy computer system. Maintains and reviews computer patient profiles and screens for incompatibilities, interactions, appropriateness of medications and patient compliance. Ensures safe, accurate and efficient dispensing of prescription and controlled drugs to patients. Maintains appropriate records of dispensing as required by state and federal laws, especially with regard to controlled drugs. Assumes responsibility for ensuring that triplicate prescription forms for schedule II controlled substances are sent to Department of Public Safety in a timely fashion. Provides accurate drug information to physicians, nurses, patients and other campus personnel as needed. Counsels patients on dosage, usage, storage, side effects and indications of medications prescribed. Consults physicians to clarify inaccuracies, correct errors, notify of drug interactions or allergies, request substitutions or brand changes and obtain refill authorization. Assumes responsibilities of ordering drugs and supplies and maintaining adequate but not excessive stock levels. Maintains required invoices of purchases of controlled drugs and maintains order forms for schedule II controlled substances. Supervises checking in, pricing, and storage of stock and entry of data into pharmacy computer inventory. Performs related duties as required. Provides prescription transfer information to and from pharmacies. Maintains temperature log of pharmacy refrigerator and maintains cabinet for dispensing a two day supply of medications to weekend clinic patients. Participates in continuing education programs to maintain skills and satisfy current licensure requirements. Inspects nursing stations, medication cart and emergency room for proper storage of medication, stock levels and out-of-date medications. Manages pharmacy returns and destruction or removal of non-returnable out-of-date stock. Contacts vendors to resolve errors in shipping and/or billing and requests set up of new accounts with vendors through purchasing when needed.

REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS: REPORTS TO: General review of the effectiveness of the pharmacy by the Chief of Staff of Student Health Services with more specific review by the Assistant Director and Chief Pharmacist of the Student Health Services. SUPERVISION: N/A SUPERVISION-OTHER: Participants in training and orientation of all new pharmacy support personnel. General supervision of other registered pharmacists and all other departmental support staff.


REQUIRED EDUCATION-OTHER: Bachelor's degree from an accredited school of Pharmacy. Must be licensed and registered by the Texas State Board of Pharmacy.

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE / COMPETENCIES-OTHER: REQUIRED EXPERIENCES/COMPETENCIES: Three years of experience as a practicing pharmacist in a hospital or commercial drug store. OTHER REQUIREMENTS: Exactness in compounding and manufacturing pharmaceutical supplies. Usual pharmacy conditions. Specific job requirements or physical location of positions allocated to this classification render the position security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of Section 51.215 Texas Education Code.