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Pharmacist (WL)

Job Description

East Central Regional Hospital, located in Augusta Georgia, is currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of Pharmacist (WL).

 

East Central Regional Hospital is a state operated facility with two campuses, Augusta and Gracewood.

The Augusta campus is a psychiatric hospital that provides care to people with severe and persistent mental illness. The Augusta campus also provides Forensic services. There are treatment units and malls, activity areas, administrative and support buildings on a 310 acre campus.

The Gracewood campus is an ICF/MR and Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) that provides care and services to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Gracewood consists of living areas, activity areas, administrative and support buildings spread over a 420 acre campus.

 

The Pharmacist will have responsibility to compound and dispense medications following prescriptions issued by physicians, dentists, or other authorized medical practitioners Provides consultative services to both clients and health care providers.

 

Job Responsibilities & Performance Standards:

  • May supervise and/or direct the work of others.
  •  Compounds and dispenses medications as prescribed by doctors and dentists, by calculating, weighing, measuring, and mixing ingredients, or oversee these activities.
  • Maintains records, such as pharmacy files, patient profiles, charge system files, inventories, control records for radioactive nuclei, and registries of poisons, narcotics, and controlled drugs.
  • Orders and purchases pharmaceutical supplies, medical supplies, and drugs, maintaining stock and storing and handling it properly.
  • Provides information and advice regarding drug interactions, side effects, dosage and proper medication storage.
  • Reviews prescriptions to assure accuracy, to ascertain the needed ingredients, and to evaluate their suitability.

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Current Georgia license to practice pharmacy.
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of professional pharmacy and clinical therapeutics.
  • Skill in researching pharmacology literature to determine optimal treatment.
  • Ability to design the optimal drug therapy for prescriptions.
  • Ability to manage the inventory process.
  • Knowledge of federal and state accrediting organization requirements

Preferred Qualifications

Benefits

In addition to a competitive salary (), we offer a generous benefits package that includes a flexible schedule, training opportunities, employee retirement plan, deferred compensation, 12 paid holidays, vacation and sick leave, dental, vision, long term care, and life insurance.

This position is a pay grade 20 on the statewide salary plan.

Employment Information

This position is located at East Central Georgia Regional Hospital in Augusta, Georgia.

While Augusta is known worldwide for the Masters® and the coveted green jacket, you'll find that Georgia's second-oldest and second-largest city - also known as the "Garden City" of the South - is full of history, atmosphere, Southern charm, and activities to engage everyone's interest.

Discover the historic charm of the classic South with Augusta's tree-lined streets and majestic antebellum mansions. Enjoy dozens of shops and restaurants, cultural attractions and entertainment. Meander along the banks of the Savannah River as you stroll Riverwalk Augusta. Canoe the river or the adjacent Augusta Canal.

Whatever your interest, you'll find something to satisfy it in Augusta.

Applying for this job

Please email your cover letter and resume in Microsoft Word format to: ecrhjobs@dhr.state.ga.us

To ensure proper routing/handling of your credentials, copy/paste or type the following title in the subject line of your email: Pharmacist (WL) If you are currently employed by DBHDD, please include "Internal Employee" in the subject line as well.

You may be subject to a Drug Screen. You may be required to submit fingerprints to check for the existence of Criminal History Record Information through the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. You do have the right to challenge the contents of any Criminal History that is located, should you choose to do so.

The Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities provides services to ensure the health and welfare of Georgians. As an employee of DBHDD, in the event of an identified emergency you may be required, as a term and condition of employment, to assist in meeting the emergency responsibilities of the department.