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Pharmacist

Primary Location Manchester, Iowa Job ID R100660 Apply

If no weekends, no holidays, no evenings and a consistent schedule sound like what you’re looking for; apply to the position we have available! 

Job Summary

Ensure all applicable laws and regulations are followed in the preparation and dispensing of medications to Patterson Companies customers. - Oversee and ensure accuracy for all pharmacy duties including receiving, entering prescriptions, picking, counting, labeling, packing and tracking inventory. - Manages the daily operation of the pharmacy by performing effective, safe and efficient tasks and responsibilities assigned to the pharmacy.  Depending on the size and volume of the pharmacy this job may include supervision of pharmacy technicians. A key component of this roles is ensuring we dispense, and our customers receive, medications meeting all applicable laws and regulations.

Essential Functions

Compliant Prescription Processing

  • Ensure all prescriptions dispensed meet all federal, state and local regulatory requirements

  • Provide constructive feedback to maintain safe and efficient prescription processing -

  • Validate accuracy of all prescriptions and follow up on any discrepancies in the prescription filling process

  • Maintain secure, clean and safe pharmacy/warehouse  

Business Planning

  • Plan, advise and implement immediate and long term operational plans and overall budgets

  • Set direction and prioritize, allocate resources, set and meet deadlines -

  • Problem solve through issues to identify, analyze and recommend solutions

  • Manage all aspects of the pharmacy operations   Collaborate

  • Status regularly with manager to discuss business priorities and current operations

  • Maintain regular meetings with FC manager to discuss pharmacy operations within the warehouse and ways to increase efficiency

  • Partner with sales team and leadership to maintain open lines of communication and resolve systematic issues

  • Communicate with veterinarians and office staff to build strong working relationships  

People Management

  • Encourage the growth of all employees through skill development

  • Mentor staff, measure performance, and complete and/or provide input on performance reviews Resolve employee issues in an effective and consistent manner

  • Motivate staff to perform at their highest level and recognize their achievements -

  • Set direction and priority, define job roles, distribute workload and set deadlines  

Job Qualifications

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Pharmacy or Pharm.D. from an accredited school of pharmacy

  • Good computer skills with various applications

  • Strong communication skills with demonstrated ability to express ideas and information clearly and concisely in a manner appropriate to the audience

  • Attention to detail with ability to problem solve effectively

  • Demonstrated success in prioritizing and time-management

  • Superior service-orientation, communication and interpersonal skills -

  • Ability to take initiative, be self-motivated and an independent, accountable, dependent performer Current state Board of Pharmacy license with the ability to obtain reciprocal licenses in other states Must be able to read, write and speak effectively in English​

Preferred Qualifications

  • Minimum 2 years of pharmacy experience

  • Background in veterinary pharmacy

Working Conditions

Physical Demands

  • Must be able to move product weighing up to 50 pounds onto conveyor belt up to 10 times per hour. Must be able to remain in a stationary position 50 percent of the time

  • Must be able to operate a keyboard and other machinery as necessary

  • This position requires occasional or frequent moderate physical activity

Environmental Factors

  • This position requires low exposure to extreme hot/cold temperatures, high voltage, dirt or dust, fumes, smoke, loud noises, hazardous chemicals and hazardous machinery.  Working environment is a typical warehouse environment.  

Travel and On-Call

  • This position requires travel only for reciprocity licensing where required

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