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Pharmacist

Req # JR - 037554 Location Guaynabo, Guaynabo, Puerto Rico Job Category Clinical Date posted 03/30/2021

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Summary

Coordinates work of pharmacists and pharmacy technicians.  Prepares and dispenses prescriptions for Total Parenteral Nutrition (TPN), intravenous medications according to Pharmacy SOP and the state Board of Pharmacy of Puerto Rico.  Works under the supervision of Pharmacy Manager. Assures compounding operations are in accordance with local regulations (MOH). Develops, evaluates, revises and implements written procedures for the compounding operation. Maintains a close relationship with key customers both internal and external through routine communication.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Supervises and trains Pharmacy Technicians on daily basis. 
  • Assigns hospital preparation priority schedule, labels and verifies the medications before delivered to hospitals.
  • Compounds and dispenses medications and TPN therapy solutions prescribed by physicians.
  • Verifies additives and components of solutions before the admixture process began.
  • Performs quality control on prepared compounds and maintains logs for regulatory inspection purposes.
  • Responds to calls from patients and hospitals and resolves any problem that occurs.
  • Verifies the pick and pack operation and approves all TPN and medication solutions for distribution.
  • Keeps levels for drugs in consignment inventory according to the standard. 
  • Controls Pharmacy materials  waste. Keeps informed physicians, nurses, or other pharmacists on new prescriptions or changes in treatment in order to maintain patients with up to date information.
  • Revises periodically the Corporate Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Controls and monitors Pharmacy personnel utilization and performance.
  • Verifies daily Media Fills, chart temperatures of incubator and refrigerators, and quality control tests.
  • Maintains proper control of documentation required for the operation of the pharmacy.

Qualifications

  • Bilingual (English/Spanish)
  • Knowledge of aseptic techniques, chemical reactions and pharmaceutical processing methods and procedures to process prescriptions of treatments (calculations).
  • Experience with pharmacy computer software (drugs, stabilities, etc.)
  • High level of technical knowledge and analytical skills.
  • Ability to analyze and interpreting results.
  • Supervisory skills.
  • Available to work Overtime, Holidays & Weekends

Education and/or Experience

  • 1-3 Years experience preferred.
  • Bachelor Degree in Pharmacy;   Pharmacist license is Required.
  • Experience in Total Parenteral Nutrition, Hospital IV Admixture Program.  Experience in personnel supervision preferable.

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