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Job Description: Pharmacist

JOB DESCRIPTION

Job title 

Pharmacist

Reports to 

Pharmacist Manager

Reporting to this position 

Supervision of pharmacy assistants and dispensers

Location of work 

Pharmacy locations

 

Role Purpose

To carry out all duties and responsibilities of a pharmacist to ensure the pharmacy operates according to all appropriate standards and regulations as set by the Authorities and the General Pharmaceutical Council.

Society’s Vision

To make a real difference to the communities we serve

Society’s Mission

To develop and protect long-term member value

Society’s Values

COOPERATION: embracing the co-operative principles in everything we do.

OPENNESS: honesty and trustworthy in what we say and how we behave. Being prepared to listen.

PASSION: pride in our business, determination to succeed, radiating positive energy.

EMPOWERMENT: providing opportunity, encouraging contribution and involvement, believing in our people.

RECOGNITION: ensuring our colleagues are appreciated, valued and rewarded for their achievements.


MAIN AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY

Direct responsibility for the following

  • Dispensing of medicines, appliances and other medical devices as per Code of Ethics.
  • In addition to dispensing drugs, treatments and providing advice, you need to ensure treatments are compatible, liaise with doctors and supervise pharmacy assistants and dispensers, as well as numerous other ad hoc tasks.
  • Providing information and advice regarding drug interactions, side effects, dosage and proper medication storage.
  • Analysing prescribing trends to monitor patient compliance and to prevent excessive usage or harmful interactions.
  • Co-ordinating teams and delivering all services that form part of the pharmacy service.
  • Ordering pharmaceutical supplies, medical supplies and drugs, maintaining stock and storing in a correct an appropriate manner.
  • Receiving, checking off and storing of stock according to standards expected and trained.
  • Maintaining records such as pharmacy files, patient medication records and registries of controlled drugs.
  • Providing specialised services to help patients manage conditions.
  • Advising patients and selling appropriate OTC medicines.
  • Advising and counselling in treatment of minor ailments.
  • You will control and give correct advice and information to aid patients to both maintain and improve their health.
  • Ensuring safe disposal of expired and returned medicines.
  • Supervising, training and coaching pharmacy support staff and student technicians.
  • You will at all times use your professional judgment to act in the best interest of your patients.
  • You will work both in accordance with the standard operating procedures governing the pharmacy, and within the legal and ethical guidelines necessary to carry out your role.
  • Maintaining level of knowledge in line with General Pharmaceutical Council expectations of continued professional development.

 

PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES

Operational Management

  1. Fulfill role of pharmacist, with responsibility for all dispensing and supply of medicines (as detailed above), according to all appropriate standards and regulations as set by the Authorities and the General Pharmaceutical Council.
  2. Ensure all pharmacy operations are compliant with the Society policies.

Leadership / People Management

  1. Direct, consult with, develop and motivate the pharmacy team, in order that they may optimise their contribution to the business in the discharge of their accountabilities for the areas under their direct control; Highlight shortfalls to the pharmacist manager and identify development needs, on a regular basis.
  2. Embed the culture and values of the Society within daily pharmacy operations and encourage all staff to attain the highest possible standards and work within the spirit of the agreed Aims and Values of the Society

Membership/Community Relations

  1. Act generally at all times to protect and develop the image of the Society; support community activities, charitable projects and environmental initiatives accordingly.

 

COMPETENCIES AND BEHAVIOURS

Demonstration of these key behaviours is required:

Getting the Job Done

Working with others

Self-Management 

Pharmacy Expertise

Information Gathering

Analytical Thinking

Results Orientation

 

Communication

Customer focus

Teamwork and Collaboration

Developing Others

Implementing Change 

Work accuracy

Decisiveness

Self Confidence

Flexibility

Self-Development

 

SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

  • Have strong customer service skills
  • Show drive, commitment and enthusiasm along with willingness to contribute to the team
  • Be able to train and supervise other pharmacy colleagues.
  • Be able to communicate with a variety of people at all levels with strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Be able to handle sensitive and confidential information
  • Demonstrate a proactive approach in dealing with customer queries
  • Be precise and accurate with a high degree of attention to detail.
  • Have competent computer skills
  • Have strong organisational skills
  • Be able to prioritise projects
  • Be able to demonstrate a commitment to the Society vision of “Making a Difference to the Communities with Serve”

The job requires that you are registered with both the General Pharmaceutical Council in the UK and also with the relevant island authority.

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