EB25 - Pharmacist
General Nature of Work:
Performs professional pharmacy work in a state hospital, institution or agency; or performs regulatory and law enforcement duties to ensure compliance with drug control regulations and statutes.
Guidelines for Class Use/Distinguishing Characteristics:
Some incumbents direct pharmacy activities and supervise pharmacy employees.
Examples of Work:
(Note: The examples of work listed in this class specification are not necessarily descriptive of any one position in the class. The omission of specific statements does not preclude management from assigning specific duties not listed herein if such duties are a logical assignment to the position. The intent of the listed examples is to give a general indication of the levels of difficulty and responsibility common to all positions in this class.)
Compounds and dispenses pharmaceutical supplies by prescription.
Dispenses pharmaceutical supplies.
Conducts training sessions on drug interaction, storing and packaging.
Reviews patient drug profiles.
Orders drugs and determines annual needs for agency bids.
Verifies the quality and potency of drugs; removes out-of-date and recalled drugs from inventory.
Monitors drug utilization patterns of pharmacy clients.
Supervises pharmacy employees and evaluates employee performance.
Disseminates drug research information.
Inventories pharmacy equipment and supplies regularly.
Protects against pharmacy culpability.
Develops policies and procedures to conform with government guidelines.
Inspects the premises of pharmaceutical registrants to ensure compliance with all applicable state and federal statutes and regulations governing the proper management of controlled substances.
Conducts accountability audits on existing stocks of controlled substances at registered locations.
Assists federal, state and local law enforcement agencies, regulatory agencies and professional licensing boards with complaints, surveillance, search and seizure or arrests related to improper management of controlled substances.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
(Note: The knowledge, skills and abilities listed are not necessarily inclusive of the requirements for every position in the class.)
Knowledge of pharmaceutical principles, practices, equipment and supplies.
Knowledge of state and federal laws regulating pharmacology and the use of controlled substances.
Skill in compounding drugs.
Ability to detect contraindicate drug treatments.
Ability to train other health care specialists.
Ability to direct the operations of a pharmacy.
Ability to represent the pharmacy in legal, budgetary and personnel matters.
Ability to communicate to others the kinds, uses and potential effects of drugs.
Knowledge of inspection and audit procedures.
Knowledge of criminal and civil laws and procedures.
State Minimum Training and Experience
State Necessary Special Requirements:
Licensure as a registered pharmacist by the South Carolina Board of Pharmacy.Some positions may require eligibility for certification as a law enforcement officer.
(Note: Additional requirements may be applicable for individual positions in the employing agency.)
A bachelor's degree in pharmacy or pharmacology.
MUSC Minimum Training and Experience Requirements:
A bachelor's degree in pharmacy or pharmacology. Licensed as a registered pharmacist by the South Carolina Board of Pharmacy.
MUSC Physical Requirements:
This classification is not currently used at MUSC. Please contact the Department of Human Resources for more information.