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GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF CLASS
The PHARMACIST assures appropriate drug therapy for the patient and monitors services to verify that the facility/institution is meeting legal and accepted pharmacy requirements. The PHARMACIST also provides clinical dispensing and educational organization and direction to supportive personnel.
This is a single classification and not currently part of a series of classes.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Positions in this class are responsible for providing pharmaceutical care for their patients. Their duties and responsibilities may include some or all of the following:
RELATIONSHIPS WITH OTHERS
Employees in this class have regular contact, in person and by telephone, with health care team (e.g., physicians, nurses, psychologists, dieticians) to review and solve problems, and offer therapeutic alternatives involving patient's drug regimen. There is also regular in person contact with patients and families to provide counseling concerning the safe and proper administration of their medications. In addition, in-services are provided to the staff of other departments (e.g., medical, nursing, dental, food services, physical medicine). In accordance with regulations and standards of the State Board of Pharmacy, adequate professional oversight of pharmacy technicians, interns, and externs is also provided by employees in this class.
Employees in this class receive general supervision from a pharmacy director/manager or designee as mandated by the Board of Pharmacy. Employees in this class work independently and with minimal supervision, accepting responsibility and liability for work performed. Employees in this class follow State Pharmacy Board rules, State and Federal rules and regulations, and agency policies and procedures as guidelines for packaging, handling and distributing medications.
Positions in this class are primarily found in hospitals, clinics or other health care facilities. They require the willingness to work in the environment associated with the position's location and purpose. In addition, they require the willingness to maintain a sympathetic and understanding attitude towards mentally ill, mentally retarded, handicapped, and/or physically ill patients. Some positions require the willingness to work overtime, on-call and/or rotating schedules.