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PHARMACIST (#NJ5 )

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$68.91-$77.51 hourly / $11,944.00-$13,435.00 monthly / $143,332.80-$161,220.80 yearly


Definition

Under general direction, to compound and dispense pharmaceutical drugs and prescriptions; and to do other work as required.

Distinguishing Characteristics

Pharmacist is the journey level working class with professional responsibility for items compounded and dispensed from the pharmacy.

Typical Tasks

Compounds, prepares, mixes, packages and dispenses medicines and preparations on receipt of legal prescriptions; labels prescriptions to properly identify and instruct patients regarding usage; provides oral consultation to patients or their agents regarding prescriptions including usage and effects; maintains accurate records of prescriptions dispensed; orders, receives and stores pharmaceutical supplies; consults with physicians and staff to clarify medication orders and to learn of program needs; prepares reports; may act as liaison with the clinic business office to ensure proper billing transactions; inputs, accesses and analyzes data using a computer terminal; may assign, train and evaluate the work of assigned staff.

Employment Standards

Knowledge

  • Working knowledge of the methods and procedures used in the practice of pharmacy including chemistry, mathematics and national formulae;
  • Working knowledge of the compounding of prescriptions and pharmaceutical preparations;
  • Working knowledge of the composition, storage and uses of drugs;
  • Working knowledge of federal and state laws pertaining to the dispensing and use of prescription drugs including controlled substances.

Abilities

  • Compound a wide variety of drugs and medicines with accuracy;
  • Estimate pharmaceutical needs in advance and prepare and maintain accurate records and reports;
  • Maintain safe dispensary practices and procedures;
  • Learn to input, access and analyze data using a computer terminal;
  • Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with others.

Training and Experience

Any combination of training and experience, which would provide the required knowledge and abilities, is qualifying. A typical way to obtain these knowledge and abilities would be:

Graduation from an accredited college or pharmacy.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

Possession of a valid license to practice as a pharmacist in the State of California at the time of employment.

Miscellaneous

Bargaining Unit: Gen Rep
EEOC Job Category: 02
Occupational Grouping: 49
Worker's Comp Code: 0290
Analyst: KT
Revised Date(s): 10/82, 9/86, 11/89

CLASS: NJ5; EST: 8/1/1967; REV: 7/1/1993;