Catamaran - Birmingham, AL

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The pharmacist position in the Specialty Pharmacy is the key clinical role of the pharmacy, responsible for the correct dispensing of medication and literature as well as counseling and information for patients and providers. There is an inherent leadership and supervisory role for technicians and non-clinical employees. Pharmacists are expected to be competent in the patient management, fulfillment, and clinical areas.

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.


Clinical review of prescription orders for basic appropriateness of therapy or plan specific criteria review (Prior Authorization)
Verification of all patient orders for completeness and accuracy before being sent to fulfillment (Prospective DUR including allergies, interactions, contraindications, etc.)
Data entry verification of all prescriptions entered into the pharmacy system by pharmacy technicians
Counseling patients according to OBRA 90 standards on new medications and answering patient questions about medications; both phone in and walk-in patients
Taking physician calls for new Rx's or questions about our services or medications that we dispense
Effectively utilize clinical tools
Assisting non-clinical employees by answering questions related to medication therapies to better assist patients
Triaging work flow in and between all areas, along with and if necessary in the absence of management
Transferring prescriptions in and out and to other pharmacies as appropriate
Quality Assurance verification of final medications, information, and supplies, ensuring accuracy of patient order contents
Supervising and educating pharmacy technicians ensuring Continuous Quality Improvement
Act as a Pharmacist In Charge, if necessary
Fully participate in the pharmacist rotation as ‘Back Up’ pharmacist for the triage ‘on-call’ employee. If needed, act as the ‘on-call’ triage pharmacist, in the absence of the triage employee
Maintain applicable pharmacist licensure(s) including necessary Continuing Education requirements, without lapse. Any lapse will exclude the pharmacist from practicing pharmacy. Any disciplinary action by a federal/state agency will need further review by the Director for a determination on continuing practice of pharmacy.
Individual and/or Group projects as assigned


Self-educate and knowledgeable on specialty medications
Knowledgeable in applicable state and federal pharmacy laws
Strong written and verbal communication skills necessary to professionally and effectively communicate with patients and physicians and convey ideas with fellow employees
Proficient in MS Word, MS Excel, and Pharmacy Processing System

Education and Experience

BS or PharmD in Pharmacy
Pharmacist Licensure as required by Board of Pharmacy in state of practice in good standing
Other state Pharmacist Licensure if necessary
2 years specialty, community, hospital, or long term care pharmacy experience preferred

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