PHARMACIST II 2237
Under general supervision, an employee in this class plans, organizes and directs the operation of the designated registered pharmacy. The work includes the training and supervision of a professional and technical pharmacy staff, development and administration of pharmacy procedures and supervision over the distribution of all drugs and medications to patients. The work is reviewed by an administrative supervisor through conferences, written reports and observation of the operations of the pharmacy. Does related work as required.
TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES
Supervises, directs and controls the practice of pharmacy at the
Prepares and dispenses medically authorized prescription drugs;
Reviews prescriptions for drugs as to appropriateness for dispensing to patients;
May review medical and surgical equipment prescriptions;
Maintains contact with pharmaceutical companies; pharmacists and health care institutions to maintain current information;
Supervises purchasing procedures for all drugs and equipment used in the pharmacy;
Interprets federal, state and local regulations regarding pharmaceutical services and drug distribution;
Maintains all records relating to the purchase and distribution of controlled substances;
Conducts and participates in in-service education with medical personnel;
Serves as a consultant to the administrator, program director, physicians, dentists and other professionals on pharmaceutical matters;
Maintains all records as mandated by federal, state, and local regulations and mandates.
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS
Comprehensive knowledge of pharmacy and pharmacology; thorough knowledge of drug interactions and symptoms of adverse reactions; thorough knowledge of current federal, state and local regulations regarding drug dispensing; thorough knowledge of current drug programs such as methadone treatment programs; ability to establish effective working relationships with individuals in the medical, health and drug fields; ability to plan, schedule and supervise the work of a professional and technical staff in a manner conducive to full performance and high morale; ability to analyze data and prepare an accurate and comprehensive reports, ability to express oneself clearly and concisely both orally and in writing; physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.
Graduation from a college with federally-authorized accreditation or registration by NY State with a Bachelor's Degree in Pharmacy, and two (2) years of experience as a Licensed Pharmacist.
Two (2) years of permanent competitive status as a Pharmacist I.
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENT
At the time of appointment and during employment in this title, candidates must possess a Pharmacist License issued by the New York State Department of Education.