The health and well-being of those we serve is vital to our success here at Shaws Osco. Which is why we not only attract and retain the brightest professionals in the field, we provide them with the resources and support they need to meet the many unique challenges they face. Combining state-of-the-art technology with genuine care and compassion creates a rewarding environment for any skilled pharmacist.
A Shaws Osco Pharmacist provides prescription product and appropriate service and consultation to every customer; supervises pharmacy technicians, clerks and pharmacy interns in compliance with federal and state laws and store policies and procedures.
Efficiently manage the operations of the pharmacy, provide prescription product and appropriate service and consultation to every customer, and supervise pharmacy technicians, grad interns and clerks in compliance with federal and state laws and store policies and procedures.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES:
- Takes all steps required to fill prescriptions in compliance with all laws, regulations, and company policies and procedures regarding the sale of pharmaceuticals including: retrieves the product(s); counts; pours, or measures out the required quantity according to established company methods and procedures; affixes the label permanently to the container; and performs a final audit of the prescription.
- Assists with and responds in a courteous and professional manner in accordance with PPCS guidelines to questions from customers and physicians in regards to knowledge of prescription and health related products and issues.
- Offers advice and professional consultation in compliance with state and federal laws and regulations.
- Is trained and proficient and actively participates in clinical programs.
- Responds to telephone requests from customer, physicians and vendors, which require the expertise of the pharmacist.
- Communicates and cooperates with peers, subordinates, managers, physicians, and customers in all pharmacy related areas.
- Completes monthly CII audits.
- Ensures timely implementation of company policies, procedures and programs; and enforces professional and operational standards, including compliance with legal regulations.
- Maintains all state and federal record keeping for controlled substances.
- Accepts the written prescription or refill information from customers, confirms completeness of patient and requests missing information as appropriate, and retrieves the customer’s pharmacy record(s) for verification.
- Accesses the pharmacy computer to obtain complete patient record (on both cash and third party prescriptions) and verifies third party plan parameters.
- Orders product form distribution center or other appropriate source as necessary.
- Stocks pharmacy product orders to specific bay locations.
- Trains pharmacy technicians and abides by state regulations regarding technician training and licensure.
- Provides feed back on pharmacy technician/clerk performance, and amplifies their professional understanding of their role in the pharmacy.
- Maintains inventory levels to company goals, rotates stock, and utilizes rx return process.
- Executes daily third party reports
- In pharmacies with a cash register:
- Operates customer sales register by processing individual customer purchases over the scanner or utilizing a scan gun; accurately reads and records prices for items which will not scan.
- Totals customer order; collects cash, checks, credit cards, gift certificates, and coupons from customers; and enters amount and type of payment in accordance with established company policies and procedures.
- Accurately counts out appropriate change to customer.
- Bags all product and affixes the receipt to the bag and places company stickers on items, which are not in bags.
- Adheres to Department Appearance Standards (DAS) and dress code standards; directs pharmacy team in maintaining the professional appearance of the pharmacy.
- Knows the location of general over the counter merchandise.
- Completes all necessary inventory reports.
- Monitors third party profitability by implementing the proper processing of third party plans
- Files paper and keeps pharmacy equipment and area clean and organized.
- Ensures that bags and vials are replenished, and that trash is removed and floor is swept.
- Attends company meetings for purposes of training, coordinating plans, and communicating policies and procedures.
- Performs competition price checks.
- Performs other duties as assigned by the Pharmacy Manager/Head Pharmacist, Pharmacy District Manager, District Manager and Store Director.
- Is responsible to maintain standards in the absence of the Pharmacy Manager/Head Pharmacist.
- Participates in all company sponsored programs.
- Exposure to cleaning chemicals.
- Exposure to compounding chemicals
- Must have a college degree in Pharmacy (BS or Pharm D).
- Must pass the NABLEX or California Board (for California license).
- Must pass State Law Board.
- Must hold a valid state license.
- Must complete continuing education hours as required by law.
- Ability to readily adapt to changes in schedule specifications, and work priorities as the business and customer needs demand.
- Ability to cooperate with others and work as part of a team.
- Must complete all required state, federal and company training programs. (i.e. HIPAA, CDR, I-pledge, etc.)
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification; they are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.