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Retail Pharmacist
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James Cancer Hospital/CCC
OSU Outpatient Pharmacy
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Position summary

Retail Pharmacist (Job Opening 445080) - SCOPE OF POSITION In cooperation with other pharmacists and pharmacy technicians, acts as a resource and provides answers to drug information questions for patients, family, pharmacists, nurses, physicians, medical students, undergraduate and graduate pharmacy and students and other associate hospital personnel. Approves new drug orders, screens for drug-drug, drug-herb/dietary supplement, drug-allergy, drug-food (in cooperation with the Dietetics Department), drug-disease state and drug-laboratory interactions, submits insurance claims and communicates with insurance companies as necessary. Participates in appropriate hospital and/or departmental committees relevant to practice area. POSITION SUMMARY This position functions to coordinate all aspects of patients' pharmaceutical needs in OSUMC inpatient and outpatient areas. Duties include but are not limited to: medication order approval and distribution; assurance of appropriate dose, route, frequency and duration of therapy; patient medication profile review for drug-drug interactions, duplication of therapy, drug allergy interactions and appropriate regimens, patient counseling, disease state management, and coordination of patients' pharmaceutical needs with physicians and nurses. Patient population includes adult and geriatric patients. Must be able to demonstrate knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served. Must be able to demonstrate medication dosing and identify pharmaceutical needs relative to the disease process and age. Must be able to effectively communicate with patients, other health care providers, and insurance companies. This position is also responsible for supervising technicians, undergraduate and graduate students, and providing educational programs for hospital/clinic staff (physicians, nurses and pharmacy staff). Dispenses medication pursuant to a physician's or mid-level provider order according to the laws and regulations as defined by the Ohio State Board of Pharmacy and The Ohio State University Medical Center's drug distribution policies. Enters or reviews entry of medication orders into the pharmacy computer system. Oversees appropriate packaging for retail and specialty medications. Prepares and supervises the preparation and labeling of medications for dispensing items identified above. Compounds or supervises compounding of special preparations. Ensures adequate stocking and proper storage of all drugs and supplies. Maintains patient mediation profiles in pharmacy and electronic medical record system, which include drug allergies and disease states. Monitors the accuracy of drug dispensing. Enters and reviews insurance claim information and communicates with insurance companies to resolve payment issues. Complies with OBRA 90 requirements and regulatory accreditation standards applicable to pharmacy practice and employment. Complies with medication specific dispensing/case management requirements. Adheres to all URAC and other applicable accreditation requirements.

Education and experience

Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college of pharmacy. Licensed or eligible for licensure in Ohio. 1-3 years experience in retail or specialty pharmacy preferred.