This class is responsible for the statewide inspections of licensees/registrants and other sites to ensure adherence to State and Federal Pharmacy drug laws and regulations.
Nature and Scope
The class incumbent reports to an administrative superior and is responsible for conducting statewide inspections at sites where drugs are dispensed, stored, manufactured, distributed, or administered. The work involves reviewing medical regulations and federal and state drug and pharmacy laws, rules and regulations. Inspections include determining compliance with proper storage, security and accountability of narcotics and other controlled substances. The incumbent provides direct pharmacist coverage to State institutions as directed by the pharmacist administrator. The incumbent may also assume the duties of the administrator position during the incumbent's absence.
Essential functions are fundamental, core functions common to all positions in the class series and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties for any one position in the class. Since class specifications are descriptive and not restrictive, incumbents can complete job duties of similar kind not specifically listed here.
Conducts statewide inspections at health care facilities pharmacies, practitioner offices, correctional institutions, distributors and manufacturers.
Reviews work of research pharmacy consultants in statewide public and private health care facilities.
Reviews work of researchers and pharmacy consultants.
Conducts follow-up inspections to ensure that corrective measures are taken.
Prepares a variety of related reports and recommendations for list of controlled substances and regulatory changes.
Provides interpretation and education information relative to State and Federal laws governing pharmacy services.
Provides pharmacist coverage in State pharmacies in cases of emergencies and/or staff shortages as required.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
The intent of the listed knowledge, skills and abilities is to give a general indication of the core requirements for all positions in the class series; therefore, the KSA’s listed are not exhaustive or necessarily inclusive of the requirements of every position in the class.
Knowledge of drug distribution systems and drug therapy.
Knowledge of State and Federal Drug Laws.
Knowledge of pharmacy policies and procedures in State facilities
Skill in pharmacy practices and pharmacology.
Skill in oral and written communication
Skill in reading and filling prescriptions.
Ability to comprehend and interpret State and Federal Drug laws.
Ability to assess pharmacy services, related findings and recommend corrective action.
Ability to perform functions of hospital pharmacists.
Ability to communicate effectively with a variety of health care professionals.
Ability to review and interpret medical records including nursing notes, drug administration and lab documents and records of researchers and practitioners (dentists, doctors, etc.)
JOB REQUIREMENTS for Pharmacist Compliance Officer Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:
Possession of a Delaware Pharmacist license or eligibility for a Delaware license.
Six months experience in practicing as a pharmacist.
Six months experience in interpreting state and federal pharmacy laws, rules, regulations, standards, policies, and procedures.
Knowledge of dispensing procedures, drug distribution systems and contract requirements pertaining to pharmaceutical services.
Knowledge of Pharmacy dispensing computer systems.
Possession of a valid Driver's License (not suspended, revoked or cancelled, or disqualified from driving).