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HOSPITAL X

PHARMACY DEPARTMENT POLICY AND PROCEDURES

Code / Policy No:

OPP/-

Edition No:

3

Title: 

PHARMACY JOB descriptions

Replaces:

OPP-PHARM-00

Date reviewed:

Feb 2020

Approved date:

Feb 2020

Effective date:

Feb 2020

Due for review:

Feb 2022

Applies to:

PHARMACY DEPARTMENT

Nature:

DEPARTMENT SPECIFIC

PHARMACY JOB DESCRIPTIONS

Policy definition

This policy describes the assigned responsibilities for all positions in the pharmacy department at HOSPITAL X.

Policy purpose

The policy aims to identify and assign responsibilities of pharmacy personnel working with in HOSPITAL X.

Policy

Job descriptions are available for all positions in Pharmacy Department and are understood by all respective Pharmacy staff.

PROCEDURE & RESPONSIBILITIES

The following are different positions available in the Pharmacy Dept. with their corresponding functions and responsibilities:

PHARMACY FIELD FORCE MANAGER JOB DESCRIPTION

DEPARTMENT: Pharmacy Department
JOB TITLE: Pharmacy Field Force Manager (Director)
ORGANIZATION STRUCTURE:
Reports to:
Chief Executive Officer (CEO) & Medical Director.
Responsible for:
Managing pharmaceutical services, Pharmacy
supervisors, pharmacists and other pharmacy staff.
Liaises with:
 Nursing Director & Departments Heads

PHARMACY DIRECTOR JOB SUMMARY

  • Directing both inpatient and outpatient pharmacy locations, staff and services at the allocated hospital. The position serves as a critical link between the hospital and pharmacy board for educational programs, an important aspect being to provide a contemporary and exemplary pharmacy service. The field force manager serves on the executive committee of the hospitals as representative for medical center pharmacy services.
  • Provide recommendation of the departmental policy and procedures.
  • Responsible for directing and instructing all department employees at the allocated hospital.
  • Pharmacy Director have the power to give orders, make decisions and a system to track staff’s actions.

PHARMACY DIRECTOR DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Recommend and coordinate the achievement of departmental goals and objectives.
  2. Recommend an organizational structure with clearly defined lines of authority and job responsibilities that enable employees to work together toward common objectives.
  3. Integrate pharmacy services with other hospital departments and the medical staff to establish a multidisciplinary approach to improving patient care.
  4. Recommend, justify, lead and manage pharmacy programs and services to improve patient care.
  5. Recommend, interpret, and enforce hospital and departmental policies and procedures to achieve service objectives.
  6. Assure compliance with all legal and regulatory requirements for pharmacy operations.
  7. Assure compliance with standards of practice from accreditation organizations.
  8. Coordinate activities the pharmacy and therapeutics committee.
  9. Recommend and maintain a system and program of performance improvement.
  10. Serve on hospital committees and task forces as requested.
  11. Responsible for the development and implementation of systematic policies and procedures for medication use at the hospital.
  12. Responsible for maintaining and updating of a formulary of approved drugs at the hospital, including: formulary restrictions, formulary guidelines, clinical pathways, and drug use algorithms.
  13. Ensure appropriateness and quality of pharmaceutical care, including maintenance of a comprehensive performance improvement process to monitor all aspects of pharmaceutical care, including: adverse drug reaction (ADR) reports and summaries, medication error reports summaries, medication use evaluation (MUE) plans and reports.
  14. Responsible for formal conferences and educational programs relative to medication use for the medical staff as may be necessary or as requested by the medical staff.
  15. Liaison with hospital it department through executive pharmacy director relative to medication use, pharmacy and physician computer orders entry.
  16. Responsible for facilitating corporate compliance adherence within the hospital, including pharmaceutical sales representatives.
  17. Recommend, monitor, and administer the pharmacy services operation's budget.
  18. Recommend and administer the pharmacy capital equipment budget.
  19. Seek innovative ways to reduce/contain costs and ensure quality services.
  20. Ensure that appropriate charge capture and billing systems for pharmacy charges are developed and maintained.
  21. Recommend the pharmacy services personnel budget.
  22. Recommend policies and procedures for recruiting, hiring, orienting, training, supervising, motivating, evaluating, and disciplining staff.
  23. Recommend position descriptions and performance standards for all pharmacy staff.
  24. Recommend appropriate staffing levels and positions to achieve departmental and hospital objectives.
  25. Establish and maintain a contemporary, exemplary pharmacy service to serve as a suitable environment for training pharmacy staff and pharmacy students.
  26. Develop innovative methods of delivering pharmaceutical care in cooperation with the medical staff.
  27. Serve as the liaison between the hospital and pharmacy on all pharmacy-related matters.

PHARMACY DIRECTOR DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Recommend and coordinate the achievement of departmental goals and objectives.
  2. Recommend an organizational structure with clearly defined lines of authority and job responsibilities that enable employees to work together toward common objectives.
  3. Integrate pharmacy services with other hospital departments and the medical staff to establish a multidisciplinary approach to improving patient care.
  4. Recommend, justify, lead and manage pharmacy programs and services to improve patient care.
  5. Recommend, interpret, and enforce hospital and departmental policies and procedures to achieve service objectives.
  6. Assure compliance with all legal and regulatory requirements for pharmacy operations.
  7. Assure compliance with standards of practice from accreditation organizations.
  8. Coordinate activities the pharmacy and therapeutics committee.
  9. Recommend and maintain a system and program of performance improvement.
  10. Serve on hospital committees and task forces as requested.
  11. Responsible for the development and implementation of systematic policies and procedures for medication use at the hospital.
  12. Responsible for maintaining and updating of a formulary of approved drugs at the hospital, including: formulary restrictions, formulary guidelines, clinical pathways, and drug use algorithms.
  13. Ensure appropriateness and quality of pharmaceutical care, including maintenance of a comprehensive performance improvement process to monitor all aspects of pharmaceutical care, including: adverse drug reaction (ADR) reports and summaries, medication error reports summaries, medication use evaluation (MUE) plans and reports.
  14. Responsible for formal conferences and educational programs relative to medication use for the medical staff as may be necessary or as requested by the medical staff.
  15. Liaison with hospital it department through executive pharmacy director relative to medication use, pharmacy and physician computer orders entry.
  16. Responsible for facilitating corporate compliance adherence within the hospital, including pharmaceutical sales representatives.
  17. Recommend, monitor, and administer the pharmacy services operation's budget.
  18. Recommend and administer the pharmacy capital equipment budget.
  19. Seek innovative ways to reduce/contain costs and ensure quality services.
  20. Ensure that appropriate charge capture and billing systems for pharmacy charges are developed and maintained.
  21. Recommend the pharmacy services personnel budget.
  22. Recommend policies and procedures for recruiting, hiring, orienting, training, supervising, motivating, evaluating, and disciplining staff.
  23. Recommend position descriptions and performance standards for all pharmacy staff.
  24. Recommend appropriate staffing levels and positions to achieve departmental and hospital objectives.
  25. Establish and maintain a contemporary, exemplary pharmacy service to serve as a suitable environment for training pharmacy staff and pharmacy students.
  26. Develop innovative methods of delivering pharmaceutical care in cooperation with the medical staff.
  27. Serve as the liaison between the hospital and pharmacy on all pharmacy-related matters.

PHARMACY DIRECTOR QUALIFICATION, LICENSURE, EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND SPECIAL SKILLS

  • Bachelor in pharmacy from a recognized university (5 years program).
  • 12 years postgraduate experience in a hospital pharmacy, at least 3 years of which were in a pharmacy services management position.
  • Valid license to practice.
  • Member of a recognized pharmaceutical society.
  • Experience in planning and operation of a hospital pharmacy department preferable.

PHARMACY SUPERVISOR JOB DESCRIPTION

DEPARTMENT: Pharmacy Department
JOB TITLE: Pharmacy Supervisor
ORGANIZATION STRUCTURE:
Reports to:
Pharmacy Director
Responsible for:
Pharmacists, Technicians, Pharmacy
Supportive staff working in outpatient or inpatient on his/her assigned location
Liaises with:
Pharmacy Staff, Medical and Nursing Staff.

PHARMACY SUPERVISOR JOB SUMMARY

Responsible for the safe and efficient delivery of outpatient or/and inpatient pharmacy services in accordance with departmental policies and procedures and laws of the country.

PHARMACY SUPERVISOR DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

Coordinates the work activities of the pharmacists, technicians and pharmacy supportive staff to insure that all prescriptions and/or all types of unit dose orders and l.V. preparations are dispensed correctly and efficiently.
  • Ensures the patient complaints are handled courteously.
  • Ensures that all pharmacy department policies and procedures and other standards are adhered to.
  • Supervises and assumes all the duties of the pharmacist in his/her day-to-day dispensing activities (see job description for pharmacists).
  • Establishes work schedules and assigns pharmacy staff to specified work areas.
  • Maintains system of records and bookkeeping in accordance to hospital and pharmacy policy and procedure.
  • Organizes and supervises inventory of pharmacy stocks periodically and determines pharmacy stocks needed.
  • Participates in the pharmacy continuing education program.
  • Assumes responsibility for the overall operation of the outpatient or/and inpatient pharmacy, IV, TPN, unit dose, repacking, extemporaneous preparations.
  • Operates computer for all data entry, labels generation, reports and other computer applications.
  • Implicates policy and procedure of medication expiration short-dated and overstocked pharmaceuticals and arranges for the proper disposal of expired medications.
  • Responsible for the orientation, training, competency assessment computer access security level and evaluation of all pharmacy staff.
  • Perform other applicable tasks and duties assigned within the realm of his/her knowledge, skills and abilities.
  • Prepares and recommends pharmacy policies and procedures related to his/her pharmacy section in coordination with the assistant pharmacy director.
  • Participates and attends quality activities, and hospital continuing education program.
  • Implements and adheres to applicable laws and regulations like administrative and departmental policies and procedures.
  • Report any occurrence not consistent with the operation of the hospital or standard of service for patients, employees or visitors.
  • Adheres to proper safety precautions and infection prevention and control.
  • Actively participates in the promotion and implementation of patient and family rights and participates in patient and family education.

PHARMACY SUPERVISOR QUALIFICATION, LICENSURE, EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND SPECIAL SKILLS

  • Bachelor in pharmacy from a recognized university (5 years program).
  • 10 years postgraduate experience in a hospital pharmacy, at least 6 years of which were in a senior position.
  • Valid license to practice.
  • Member of a recognized pharmaceutical society.
  • Preference will be given to candidate who has worked at HOSPITAL X or with the same position in a similar hospital capacity based on a vacant position and pharmacy assessment program.
  • Exhibits knowledge in drug absorption, distribution, metabolism, excretion and interaction.
  • Knowledge in chemistry, pharmacology, pharmaceuticals, therapeutics, patient care technique, biopharmaceutics, microbiology, quality assurance and medication administration techniques.
  • Demonstrates ability in communication, instruction and interacting with other health professionals.
  • Should have excellent communication skills and an ability to manage people.
  • Demonstrates excellent computer skills.

PHARMACY SUPERVISOR JOB DESCRIPTION CONDITION:

This job description is subject to periodic review and may be changed at anytime in consultation with the employee.

STAFF PHARMACIST LEVEL "I" JOB DESCRIPTION

DEPARTMENT: Pharmacy Department
JOB TITLE: Pharmacy Supervisor
ORGANIZATION STRUCTURE:
Reports to:
Pharmacy director thru pharmacy supervisor.
Responsible for:
Supervising and instructing all pharmacists’ level “II”, pharmacy technicians and pharmacy supportive staff.
Liaises with:
Pharmacy staff, medical and nursing staff.

STAFF PHARMACIST LEVEL "I" JOB SUMMARY

Responsible as the (first line) senior pharmacy staff for safe and efficient delivery of assigned pharmacy services in accordance with departmental policies and procedures and the regional laws. Because level "I" pharmacists are more senior personnel, their authority to make decisions as the (first line) senior position will be greater than that of level “II” pharmacist.

STAFF PHARMACIST LEVEL "I" DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

Monitors physician orders/prescriptions/drug policies to ensure dispensing of pharmaceuticals, identification and correction of potential allergic reactions and drug interactions/incompatibilities.
  • Prepares, checks and dispenses:
    • Unit dose and traditionally dispensed medications.
    • Outpatient prescriptions and patient discharged medication.
    • Floor stock requests.
    • Compounded, manufactured and repacked products.
    • I.V. Admixture medications e.g. TPN, and large volume.
  • Pharmacist “I” should be senior in his/her responsibility for accurate filling of all medication and should be at a level as a good source of therapeutic information.
  • Coordinates pharmacist “II” / pharmacy technicians prepared medications for accuracy and quality prior to dispensing in all areas.
  • Coordinates pharmacist “II” / pharmacy technicians and pharmacy supportive staff activities in the work areas and assists in preparing work schedule.
  • Insures the pharmacy and other predesignated areas of drugs are stocked, equipped and maintained in accordance with appropriate regulations.
  • Supervises inventory of pharmacy stocks periodically.
  • Implicates policy and procedure of medication expiration short-dated and overstocked pharmaceuticals and arranges for the proper utilization of these medications.
  • Participates in hospital and the pharmacy continuing education program.Works on special projects as assigned.
  • Provides medication information to medical/nursing personnel.
  • Actively participates in patient and family education.
  • Assumes designated area of responsibilities in the absence of the direct supervisor.
  • Performs monthly inspections of medication storage areas rather than the pharmacy.
  • Performs other applicable tasks and duties assigned within the realm of his/her knowledge, skills and abilities.
  • Participates and attends quality activities.Implements and adheres to applicable laws and regulations like community, administrative and departmental policies and procedures.
  • Report any occurrence not consistent with the operation of the hospital or standard of service for patients, employees or visitors.
  • Adheres to proper safety precautions and infection prevention and control.
  • Actively participates in the promotion and implementation of patient and family rights.

STAFF PHARMACIST LEVEL "I" QUALIFICATION, LICENSURE, EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND SPECIAL SKILLS

  • Bachelors in pharmacy from a recognized university (5 years program).
  • Valid license to practice.
  • Member of a recognized pharmaceutical society.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

  • Eight (8) years experience in hospital pharmacy and at least 6 years of which were in HOSPITAL X.
  • Preference will be given to candidates who have worked at HOSPITAL X or with the same position in a similar hospital capacity based on a vacant Position and pharmacy by supervisor evaluation and assessment.
  • Candidate must demonstrates the above average professional abilities and excellen professional conduct (this applies when candidate is promoted within the department).

SPECIALIZED KNOWLEDGE:

  • Exhibits knowledge in drug absorption, distribution, metabolism, excretion and interaction.
  • Knowledge in chemistry, pharmacology, pharmaceuticals, therapeutics, patient care technique, biopharmaceutics, microbiology, quality assurance and medication administration techniques.
  • Demonstrates ability in communication, instruction and interacting with other health professionals.
  • Should have excellent communication skills and an ability to manage people.
  • Demonstrates excellent computer skills.

STAFF PHARMACIST LEVEL "I" JOB DESCRIPTION CONDITION:

This job description is subject to periodic review and may be changed at anytime in consultation with the employee.

STAFF PHARMACIST LEVEL “II” JOB DESCRIPTION

DEPARTMENT: Pharmacy Department
JOB TITLE: Staff pharmacist level “II”
ORGANIZATION STRUCTURE:
Reports to:
Pharmacy director, pharmacy supervisor and pharmacist level “I”.
Responsible for:
Supervising and instructing all pharmacy technicians and pharmacy supportive staff.
Liaises with:
Pharmacy staff, medical and nursing staff.

STAFF PHARMACIST LEVEL "II" JOB SUMMARY

Responsible as the (second line) senior for safe and efficient delivery of assigned pharmacy services in accordance with departmental policies and procedures and the regional laws.

STAFF PHARMACIST LEVEL "II" DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

Monitors physician orders/prescriptions/drug policies to ensure dispensing of pharmaceuticals, identification and correction of potential allergic reactions and drug interactions/incompatibilities.
  • Prepares, checks and dispenses:
    • Unit dose and traditionally dispensed medications.
    • Outpatient prescriptions and patient discharged medication.
    • Floor stock requests.
    • Compounded, manufactured and repacked products.
    • I.V. Admixture medications e.g. TPN, and large volume.
  • Checks expiry dates, short-dated and overstocked pharmaceuticals and reports them to his/her direct to pharmacy supervisor.
  • Participates in the inventory of pharmacy stocks.
  • Participates in the pharmacy continuing education program.
  • Operates computer for all data entry and generates labels and reports.
  • Coordinates pharmacy technician and pharmacy supportive staff preparing medications for accuracy and quality prior to dispensing in all areas.
  • Coordinates pharmacy technician and pharmacy supportive staff activities in the work areas.
  • Insures the pharmacy and other pre-designated areas of drug storage are stocked, equipped and maintained in accordance with appropriate regulations.
  • Works on special projects as assigned.
  • Provides medication information to medical/nursing personnel.
  • Actively participates in patient and family education.
  • Assumes designated area of responsibilities in the absence of the pharmacy in-charge and/or supervisor.
  • Performs monthly inspection of medication storage areas than the pharmacy.
  • Assists in supervision and teaching of ancillary assigned personnel and orientation of new pharmacy personnel.Performs other applicable tasks and duties assigned within the realm of his/her knowledge, skills and abilities.
  • Participates and attends quality activities, and hospital continuing education program.
  • Implements and adheres to applicable laws and regulations like community, administrative and departmental policies and procedures.
  • Report any occurrence not consistent with the operation of the hospital or standard of service for patients, employees or visitors.
  • Adheres to proper safety precautions and infection prevention and control.
  • Actively participates in the promotion and implementation of patient and family rights.

STAFF PHARMACIST LEVEL "II" QUALIFICATION, LICENSURE, EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND SPECIAL SKILLS

  • Bachelors in pharmacy from a recognized university (5 years program).
  • Valid license to practice.
  • Member of a recognized pharmaceutical society.
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
  • Minimum two (2) years’ experience or more in hospital pharmacy or private community pharmacy.
  •  Preference will be given to candidates who have worked in the region.
SPECIALIZED KNOWLEDGE:
  • Exhibits knowledge in drug absorption, distribution, metabolism, excretion and interactions.
  • Knowledge in chemistry, pharmacology, pharmaceuticals, therapeutics, patient care technique, biopharmaceutics, microbiology, quality assurance and medication administration techniques.
  • Demonstrates ability in communication, instruction and interacting with other health professionals.
  • Demonstrates excellent computer skills.

STAFF PHARMACIST LEVEL "II" JOB DESCRIPTION CONDITION:

This job description is subject to periodic review and may be changed at anytime in consultation with the employee.

NARCOTIC AND CONTROLLED LICENSED PHARMACIST / TECHNICIAN JOB DESCRIPTION

DEPARTMENT: Pharmacy Department
JOB TITLE: Narcotic and controlled licensed pharmacist / technician
ORGANIZATION STRUCTURE:
Reports to:
Pharmacy director through pharmacy field force manager, pharmacy supervisor, pharmacist level “I” and staff pharmacist.
Responsible for:
Operation of the narcotic and controlled substances section.
Liaises with:
Pharmacy staff, medical and nursing staff.

NARCOTIC AND CONTROLLED LICENSED PHARMACIST / TECHNICIAN JOB SUMMARY

General: ordering, storage, maintain of supplies to different hospital wards/inpatients & recording of controlled substances which includes: narcotics, controlled drugs and others with different degrees of potential for abuse and/or misuse.
Scope of duties: to ensure compliance with the laws of the country pertaining to the control of narcotics and controlled substances in the region and to avoid the misuse of these drugs.

NARCOTIC AND CONTROLLED LICENSED PHARMACIST / TECHNICIAN DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Documents and records all the necessary information concerning the ordering, storage, supply ward/patient and usage of narcotics drugs in order to comply with the laws of the country.
  • Determines the annual requirements for controlled & narcotic drugs by:
    • A number of active used beds in the hospital.
    • The average monthly consumption of required narcotics computed by utilization of the four quarterly reports, submitted for the previous year.
    • Forecasted annual requirements of controlled & narcotic drugs.
  • Responsibility for the hospital’s inventory of narcotics:
    • Daily checking for the dispensed quantity of controlled and narcotics substances against the empty ampoules and vials received from the wards.
    • Perform weekly inventory to all narcotic and controlled substances in the pharmacy and all departments against available stock.
    • Monthly checking of all controlled and narcotic substances dispensed to all wards and/or borrowed/sent to other hospitals (with approval of regulatory bodies).
  • Responsible for preparing the quarterly reports requested by higher management.
  • Responsible for disposal of empty ampoules and expired drugs as per legal regulations.
  • Perform other applicable tasks and duties assigned within the realm of his/her knowledge, skills and abilities.
  • Participates in hospital and pharmacy continuing education program.
  • Participates and attends quality activities.
  • Implements and adheres to applicable laws and regulations like community, administrative and departmental policies and procedures.
  • Report any occurrence not consistent with the operation of the hospital or standard of service for patients, employees or visitors .
  • Adheres to proper safety precautions and infection prevention and control.
  • Actively participates in the promotion and implementation of patient and family rights.
  • Participates in patient and family education.

NARCOTIC AND CONTROLLED LICENSED PHARMACIST / TECHNICIAN QUALIFICATION, LICENSURE, EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND SPECIAL SKILLS

  • Diploma of pharmacy from recognized institute.
  • Current license to practice pharmacy.
  • Member of a recognized pharmaceutical society.
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
  • At least two (2) years experience in hospital pharmacy.
  • Preference will be given to candidates licensed to deal with controlled and narcotics.
SPECIALIZED KNOWLEDGE:
  • Knowledge of accreditation standards.

NARCOTIC AND CONTROLLED LICENSED PHARMACIST / TECHNICIAN JOB DESCRIPTION CONDITION:

This job description is subject to periodic review and may be changed at anytime in consultation with the employee.

PHARMACY TECHNICIAN JOB DESCRIPTION

DEPARTMENT: Pharmacy Department
JOB TITLE: Licensed pharmacy technician
ORGANIZATION STRUCTURE:
Reports to:
Pharmacy director through pharmacy field force manager, pharmacy supervisor, pharmacist level “I” and staff pharmacist.
Responsible for:
Duties assigned
Liaises with:
Pharmacy staff, medical and nursing staff.

PHARMACY TECHNICIAN JOB SUMMARY

Acts as an assistant to the pharmacist and works under his/her direct supervision in relieving him/her of many non-professional duties.
Licensed pharmacy technician may be responsible for the operation of controlled and narcotics substance section.

PHARMACY TECHNICIAN DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Maintains stock levels and stocks control in the assigned and other pre-designed areas e.g. Floor stock.
  • Prepare departments / wards floor stock requests.
  • Monitors inventory of outdated drugs.Assists in preparing intravenous solutions some galenicals, and compounding simple preparations.
  • Assists in filling prescriptions for outpatient and unit dose order for inpatient.
  • Assists in preparing intravenous solutions.
  • Maintains adequate stock of pre-packed pharmaceuticals.
  • Maintains patient profiles.
  • Assists in the inventory of pharmacy stocks.
  • Checks refrigerator and record the temperature on daily basis at the pharmacy.
  • Assists in stock ordering and stock receiving from pharmacy store.
  • Ensures cleanliness of works areas.Runs errands at the request of the pharmacist.
  • Monthly checks the stock and removes, write-up/print-out and package all drugs returned to the pharmacy store, including expired drugs, short-dated and overstocked pharmaceuticals.
  • Keep supplies e.g. Labels, bags, etc. Stocked.
  • Operates computer for all data entry and generates labels and reports.
  • Performs other applicable tasks and duties assigned within the realm of his/her knowledge, skills and abilities.
  • Participates in hospital and pharmacy continuing education program.
  • Participates and attends quality activities.
  • Implements and adheres to applicable laws and regulations like community, administrative and departmental policies and procedures.
  • Report any occurrence not consistent with the operation of the hospital or standard of service for patients, employees or visitors.
  • Adheres to proper safety precautions and infection prevention and control.
  • Actively participates in the promotion and implementation of patient and family rights.
  • Participates in patient and family education.

PHARMACY TECHNICIAN QUALIFICATION, LICENSURE, EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND SPECIAL SKILLS

  • Diploma of pharmacy from recognized institute.
  • Current license to practice.
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
  • At least two (2) years experience in hospital pharmacy.
SPECIALIZED KNOWLEDGE:
  • Knowledge of accreditation standards.
  • Knowledge of drug terminology.

PHARMACY TECHNICIAN JOB DESCRIPTION CONDITION:

This job description is subject to periodic review and may be changed at anytime in consultation with the employee.

PHARMACY CLERK JOB DESCRIPTION

DEPARTMENT: Pharmacy Department
JOB TITLE: Pharmacy clerk
ORGANIZATION STRUCTURE:
Reports to:
Pharmacy director through pharmacy field force manager, pharmacy supervisor, pharmacist level “I” and staff pharmacist.
Responsible for:
Duties assigned
Liaises with:
Pharmacy staff, medical and nursing staff.

PHARMACY CLERK JOB SUMMARY

Acts as an assistant to the pharmacist in the clerical duties and works under his/her direct supervision in relieving him/her of many non-professional duties.

PHARMACY CLERK DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Responsible for all required reports, letters including statistical summaries, personnel reports, and all clerical work required by his/her pharmacy supervisor.
  • Maintains stock levels and stocks control in the assigned and other pre-designated areas, e.g. nursing units, floor stock, etc.
  • Monitors inventory of outdated drugs.
  • Fills floor stock orders.Assists in filling prescription orders.
  • Assists in preparing intravenous solutions some galenicals, and compounding simple preparations.
  • Maintains adequate stock of pre-packed pharmaceuticals.
  • Maintains patient profiles.
  • Assists in stock ordering and stock receiving from pharmacy store.
  • Ensures cleanliness of work areas.
  • Runs errand at the request of a pharmacist.
  • Assists in the inventory of pharmacy stocks.
  • Removes from stock, write-up/print-out and package all drugs returned to the pharmacy store, including expired drugs.
  • Keeps supplies e.g. Label, bags, etc. Stocked.
  • Operates computer for all data entry, generates labels and reports.
  • Checks refrigerator temperature and keeps record on daily basis at pharmacy.
  • Performs other applicable tasks and duties assigned within the realm of his/her knowledge, skills and abilities.
  • Participates in hospital and pharmacy continuing education program.
  • Participates and attends quality activities.
  • Implements and adheres to applicable laws and regulations like community, administrative and departmental policies and procedures.
  • Report any occurrence not consistent with the operation of the hospital or standard of service for patients, employees or visitors.
  • Adheres to proper safety precautions and infection prevention and control.
  • Actively participates in the promotion and implementation of patient and family rights.

PHARMACY CLERK QUALIFICATION, LICENSURE, EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND SPECIAL SKILLS

  • High school or equivalent education.
  • Diploma of pharmacy (preferred)or equivalent from recognized institute.
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
  • At least two (2) years experience in hospital pharmacy.
SPECIALIZED KNOWLEDGE:
  • Type minimum 30 words per minute.
  • Knowledge of drug and medical terminology.

PHARMACY CLERK JOB DESCRIPTION CONDITION:

This job description is subject to periodic review and may be changed at anytime in consultation with the employee.

PHARMACY GENERAL AID (PORTER) JOB DESCRIPTION

DEPARTMENT: Pharmacy Department
JOB TITLE: Pharmacy general aid (porter)
ORGANIZATION STRUCTURE:
Reports to:
Pharmacy director through pharmacy field force manager, pharmacy supervisor, pharmacist level “I” and staff pharmacist.
Responsible for:
Duties assigned
Liaises with:
Pharmacy staff, medical and nursing staff.

PHARMACY GENERAL AID (PORTER) JOB SUMMARY

Performs various tasks in the pharmacy, collects orders and deliver medication from and to the nursing units. Relieve pharmacists of many non-professional duties, maintains cleanliness in the work areas and all general aid duties.

PHARMACY GENERAL AID (PORTER) DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Responsible for all required reports, letters including statistical summaries, personnel reports, and all 
  • Collects orders and delivers drugs to nursing units.
  • Assists in monitoring of department equipment and supplies.
  • Assists in drug prepackage under supervision.
  • Assists in pharmacy store orders.
  • Assists in the inventory of pharmacy stocks.
  • Maintains adequate stock of pre-packaged pharmaceuticals.
  • Maintains cleanliness in the work areas.Runs errands at the request of a pharmacist.
  • Checks refrigerator temperature and keeps record on daily basis at pharmacy.
  • Performs all general aid duties related to restocking of pharmacy areas.
  • Performs other applicable tasks and duties assigned within the realm of his/her knowledge, skills and abilities.
  • Participates in hospital and pharmacy continuing education program.
  • Participates and attends quality activities.
  • Implements and adheres to applicable laws and regulations like community, administrative and departmental policies and procedure.
  • Report any occurrence not consistent with the operation of the hospital or standard of service for patients, employees or visitors.
  • Adheres to proper safety precautions and infection prevention and control.
  • Actively participates in the promotion and implementation of patient and family rights.

PHARMACY GENERAL AID (PORTER) QUALIFICATION, LICENSURE, EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND SPECIAL SKILLS

  • High school or equivalent education.
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
  • At least one (1) years experience as general aid / porter in a similar capacity hospital pharmacy.

PHARMACY GENERAL AID (PORTER) JOB DESCRIPTION CONDITION:

This job description is subject to periodic review and may be changed at anytime in consultation with the employee.

policy DISTRIBUTION:

CEO & Medical Director
Pharmacy Board
Quality Management Department
Signed original is maintained in Manual & Indexing Office

Recommended

inpatient Pharmacy Supervisor

outpatient Pharmacy Supervisor
HOSPITAL X

Approved

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
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