Pharmacist Duties and Responsibilities
Purpose of Classification:
Dispenses medications and related supplies using accepted
pharmaceutical techniques to fill written and oral prescriptions
issued by physicians and other qualified prescribers.
a specialized classification and not part of a series.
Examples of Duties:
- Dispenses medications following prescriptions issued by an
authorized medical practitioner.
- Performs or oversees the performance of packaging, labeling,
measuring, compounding, storing, charging, and recording
medications used in patient care.
- Reviews prescriptions for appropriateness of therapy to
determine ingredients needed and to ensure correct dosage.
- Inventories, orders, and maintains supply of drugs,
chemicals, and other pharmaceutical stock.
- Advises patients and care providers of potential drug
interactions, possible side effects, storage information, and
instructions on how to use medications.
- Presents drug lectures to medical nursing staff, physicians,
and other groups on matters pertaining to pharmacy.
- Prepares sterile products for patient administration;
determines proper preparation, packaging, sterilization,
storage, and stability requirements of the product.
- Assists clinicians in establishing the proper protocols,
storage, distribution, and administration procedures for
- Trains and supervises Pharmacy Assistants as assigned.
- Develops or participates in clinical pharmaceutical
- Serves as a preceptor for pharmacy interns.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Knowledge of the principles of specialized science directly
related to pharmacy.
- Knowledge of chemical, biological, and comparative
therapeutic properties of a wide range of drugs.
- Knowledge of state and federal laws regarding regulation of
- Skill in the compounding and manufacturing of drugs.
Bachelor's degree from an accredited School of Pharmacy AND
completion of a Pharmacy internship. Licensed as a Registered
Pharmacist in the State of Arizona.
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