Jet Setter Pharmacist: One Of the Most Beautiful Outdoor Playgrounds In the Country

November 21, 2014

As a pharmacist, you have options when it comes to where you work, and at PharmacyWeek we see several pharmacy job opportunities cross desks every day that even make us want to get up and go work at these dream destinations. Jet Setter Pharmacist highlights great job openings in even better locations, and what makes these locations and employers so unique!

GrandJunction-CO-downtownLOCATION: Grand Junction, Colorado

EMPLOYER: Omnicare

POSITIONS: Pharmacist In Charge

WHY YOU’LL LOVE IT: Halfway between Denver and Salt Lake City in Grand Junction, Colorado lies one of the most beautiful outdoor playgrounds in the country. Grand Junction is a mecca for outdoor recreation, arts and culture, festivals, family activities, locally grown agritourism and more!

You’ll find plenty of wineries to taste the newest and most flavorful varietals in town and neighboring Palisade. But you can also hike amidst russet cliff formations, saddle up for a horseback ride through the back-country, ride heart-pounding rapids on the Colorado or Gunnison Rivers or bike along the rolling vineyards.

With a variety of restaurants, art galleries, shops, theaters, live music and annual festivals, downtown Grand Junction, Colorado, offers something for everyone to love. Grab a bite to eat at a local restaurant, stock up on supplies before an outdoor adventure, or enjoy one of Grand Junction’s cultural events. Spend the day shopping, or exploring the city’s vibrant arts and culture at a local museum or gallery.

ABOUT THE JOB: Responsible for coordination of daily operations within the pharmacy, which could include but is not limited to Triage, Pharmacists, Data Entry, Technicians, IV, Purchasing, Delivery, and Medical Resources departments.

  • Responsible for the practice of pharmacy at the pharmacy for which he/she is the PIC. The PIC must be physically present in the pharmacy a sufficient amount of time to provide supervision and control.
  • Notifies the pharmacy permit holder of potential violations of any statute, rule or court order existing within the pharmacy.
  • Monitor industry, regulatory and compliance industry, regulatory and compliance developments (e.g., state Board of Pharmacy, DEA, FDA, etc.) for pending regulatory changes and partner with Division Compliance Officer and pharmacy management to address them.
  • Communicates and educates staff on pharmacy-related issues including, but not limited to, regulatory changes/compliance, FDA drug recalls, drug information, sample medications, and investigational studies.
  • Implements quality assurance programs for pharmacy services designed to monitor and evaluate the quality and appropriateness of patient care, pursue opportunities to improve patient care, and resolve identified problems. QA programs should be designed to prevent and detect drug diversion.
  • Implements and maintains a pharmacy technician training manual for the specific practice setting of which he/she is in charge. o Supervises a training program conducted pursuant to the training manual for all individuals employed by the pharmacy who will assist in the practice of pharmacy. o Maintains a record of all technicians successfully completing the pharmacy’s technician training program. o Attests to the Board in a timely manner those persons who have met the training requirements necessary for registration with the Board
  • Implements policies and procedures for the procurement, storage, security and disposition of drugs and devices.
  • Assures that all pharmacists and interns employed at the pharmacy are currently licensed and that all pharmacy technicians employed are currently registered with the board (where state law requires).
  • Makes or files any reports required by state or federal laws, rules, and regulations.
  • Responds to the board regarding any warning notice issued by the Board.
  • Implements policies and procedures for maintaining the integrity and confidentiality of prescription information and patient health care information, and ensures that all employees of the pharmacy read, sign, and comply with the established policies and procedures.
  • Implements written policies and procedures to specify the duties to be performed by pharmacy technicians.
  • Ensures pharmacy is in compliance with all local, state, and federal accrediting rules and regulations regarding the practice of pharmacy.
  • Serves as a primary source of information and responds to internal and external customer questions or clarification of information.
  • May perform various duties associated with narcotic room compliance to include but not limited to reporting of periodic pharmacy self-surveys for controlled substances prescription accuracy, respond to and resolve regulatory surveyor’s inquires related to compliance issues, contact physician to receive hard copy of prescription and perform drug recall surveillance and reporting
  • Follow all applicable government regulations including HIPAA.
  • Other duties as assigned; Job duties may vary by location.

Management Responsibilities: /(if applicable)/

  • Responsible for providing employees with timely, candid and constructive feedback; developing employees to their full potential and providing challenging opportunities that enhance employee career growth; developing the appropriate talent pool to ensure adequate bench strength and succession planning; recognizing and rewarding employees for accomplishments.

Minimum (Required): /(must be met in order to perform the job at the required level)/

  • BS Degree in Pharmacy or Pharm.D. degree from an accredited School of Pharmacy required
  • Current license to practice pharmacy in good standing
  • At least two (2) years of related pharmacy management experience
  • Knowledge of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacist guidelines for practice, state and federal regulations, and drug indicators for long term care centers
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to to work independently to plan, develop and coordinate pharmacy activities
  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret complex topics using reasoning abilities to apply advanced mathematical concepts and draw valid conclusions.
  • Knowledge of all government regulations impacting upon pharmacy
  • Ability to work weekends and after hours as needed
  • Ability to read, write, speak and understand English

Preferred: /(if above and beyond the minimum required)/

  • At least one (1) year of related pharmacy management experience
  • At least two (2) years of long term care experience

Physical Demands: May sit, stand, stoop, bend and walk intermittently during the day. May sit or stand seven (7) to ten (10) hours per day. May be necessary to work extended hours as needed. Finger dexterity to operate office equipment required. May need to lift up to twenty-five (25) pounds on occasion. Visual acuity to see and read fine prints. Specific vision abilities required by this role include close vision, color vision and the ability to adjust focus. Must be able to hear normal voice sounds. The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this role.

Work Environment: Work in a climate-controlled, smoke-free internal environment.

Equal Opportunity Employer: Omnicare is fully committed to employing a diverse workforce. We recruit and retain talented individuals without regard to gender, race, age, marital status, disability, and veteran status or any other status protected by federal, state or local law. Omnicare is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.


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