Pharmacist
The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company, Inc - Pennsylvania

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Position Summary:
Oversees all aspects involved in efficiently running the day-to-day operations of the assigned pharmacy. Develops, implements, and delivers high quality pharmaceutical services and maintains high standards of pharmaceutical care. Ensures all prescriptions are prepared and dispensed in compliance with Company policy, pharmacy procedure, and state and federal laws relating to pharmacy. Provides outstanding customer service to all patients. Develops and executes in-store and local merchandising programs and promotes the pharmacy business to achieve continued growth and profitability.
We currently have Full-time, Part-time, and Floater positions available.

Key Accountabilities:
Reviews and accurately interprets physicians orders, prepares compounds and dispenses medications in a timely fashion in compliance with Company policy (including the Company Step Check System), pharmacy procedure, and all state and federal laws Evaluates and monitors patient's medical record and medication history to dispense appropriate drug and dosage Consults with patients and health care providers to prevent allergic and/or adverse drug reactions and evaluates contraindications due to allergies, incompatibilities, drug-drug, drug-food, or drug-disease interactions Reviews, evaluates, and consults with patients and health care providers on issues of drug related problems and optimal drug therapy Communicates with patients to educate and ensure their understanding of medications and dosage, drug therapy, and drug interactions, and counsels them to facilitate a positive outcome. Also counsels patient on appropriate use & maintenance on all DME products Recommends the most effective and cost effective drug therapy for the patient Assists customers with OTC product selection, educates and answers customer questions Ensures the limited use and disclosure of Protected Health Information of pharmacy customers and compliance by pharmacy staff to the Company's policies regarding HIPAA legislation and the Privacy Rule Participates in the training, orientation, and education of pharmacy staff, including HIPAA Privacy training for all associates who handle or access Protected Health Information (including Medicare B DME requirements and the use/maintenance of DMEs) Provides support to pharmacy students, technicians and clerks performing pharmacy functions and oversees their work to provide and maintain high standards of patient pharmaceutical care Performs, maintains, and supervises detailed, accurate, and confidential computer data entry related to the patient's medical record Communicates the Company's Privacy Policy, Practices and Medicare rules & regulations to all pharmacy customers, and ensures distribution to and acknowledgement of receipt from pharmacy customers of the Privacy Policy and certain HIPAA-based patient rights Oversees the pharmacy inventory during assigned shifts, places orders with vendors, verifies all drug orders received, logs invoices, processes transfers between departments, monitors and oversees inventory control Oversees Third Party Billing, claims processing, and collections, including Medicare Generates daily and weekly pharmacy reports as necessary and assigned Communicates regularly with patients, doctors and other health care providers, other pharmacies, insurance companies, and vendors Is responsible to help the Pharmacy Manager to roll out any Company Sponsored program and ensure compliance by the entire Pharmacy department
Special Skills, Training, or Experience: BS Pharmacy or PharmD Registered Pharmacist, in good standing with state and federal agencies License renewal with proof of completion of continuing education courses as required Certified Immunizer in the State you are practicing in Proficiency on computer software, Enterprise experience a plus Exceptional communication skills Excellent interpretive/analytical skills with a high attention to detail

Pharmacist Specific Competencies:
Analytical Skills: Demonstrated ability to gather, relate and compare data from different sources, ensure data is reliable, complete and accurate; identifying issues, securing relevant information, and identifying relationships.
Communication Skills: Ability to listen, interpret, and understand verbal and non-verbal communication, including subtlety and nuance, exhibiting empathy and compassion. Ability to speak, write and present information in a clear, concise and compelling manner.
Computer Skills: Demonstrated experience and competence in office productivity tools such as word processing, spreadsheet, database and email. Proficiency in PDX software.
Continuous Learning: Demonstrated belief in and commitment to an attitude and process of regularly learning new information, techniques and methods designed to enhance own or others job performance.
Customer Service: Creates and operates within high standards for quality customer service; regularly speaks with customers, associates and suppliers; promptly acts on feedback; provides staffing levels to achieve customer satisfaction levels.
Decision-Making: Demonstrated ability to make decisions, render judgments, or take action.
Detail Orientation: High attention to detail, ability to recognize subtle differences, and identify errors in printed words. Demonstrated process for effectively managing and accomplishing all details necessary to complete a project or assignment.
Integrity: Honest communication; makes responsible commitments to others and follows through; readily admits errors and misinterpretations; handles confidential matters honestly and without close supervision.
Interpersonal: Strong ability to forge solid working relationships. Demonstrated ability to form positive and productive relationships with customers and associates. Ability to establish a genuine connection with people. Desire and commitment to establish a partnering relationship with patients and health care professionals.
Multi-Tasking: Demonstrated ability in effectively handling a variety of tasks simultaneously while maintaining efficiency in task accomplishment.
Planning and Organizing: Demonstrated ability to develop strategies and schedules for meeting goals and anticipate obstacles to goal attainment. Demonstrated ability to think ahead, monitor own and others progress and make adjustments when necessary.
Problem Solving: Demonstrated ability to accurately recognize obstacles or issues; taking corrective action to address the situation in a manner that meets the customer's need and stays within the operating guidelines of the company.