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Pharmacist

Physician Affiliate Group of New York (PAGNY) provides services to NYC Health + Hospitals to provide pharmacy services to the inmates in the NYC Correctional Facilities. We provide care to 12 facilities: 9 jail facilities on Rikers Island located within minutes of LaGuardia Airport, one in Manhattan’s Chinatown area, one in downtown Brooklyn (Atlantic Avenue) and one in the Hunt’s Point area of the Bronx.

Our pharmacy department is open seven days a week 24 hours a day. The pharmacy department works with our medical, mental health and nursing staff to provide our patients with pharmacy services while they are with us and when they are being discharged.

The pharmacy is fully computerized (Ascend). We utilize the Pyxis system at each of our clinics. We are currently embarking on a computerized inventory system and CPOE.

Responsibilities:

  • Ensure proper functioning of the pharmacy as it relates to the assignment of duties, monitoring activities and the checking and approval of all functions performed by graduate pharmacists, technicians and assistants.
  • Enters drug orders and/or utilizes CPOE to enter drug orders.  Retrieves data from the computerized pharmacy profile system.
  • Prepares, checks and dispensese all medications using accepted standards of pharmacy practice and departmental policies for unit dose, carry, out-patient and nursery distribution systems.  Checks all work done by the pharmacy technician prior to dispensing.  All carry medication bags are initialed by the approving pharmacist.
  • Reviews and interprets all drug orders with regard to the patient profile, the formulary system, dosages, dosage schedules, routes of administration, rationale of therapy, incompatibilities, therapeutic duplications and any other ramifications in drug therapy prior to dispensing.
  • Monitors and follows-up on patient drug therapy including compliance.  Consults and follows-up on any problems/questions including non-formulary drug orders, adverse drug reactions, drug interactions, side effects, incompatabilities, etc. with the medical team.
  • Reviews and compares DOT books with pharmacy records on at least a weekly basis.  Reviews and compares nursing insulin books with pharmacy records on a weekly basis.
  • When pharmacy technician notifies pharmacist that a patient has missed methadone, notifies SMD or designee do that patient can be evaluated.

Qualifications:

  • B.S. in Pharmacy or Pharm. D.
  • NYS license and registration
  • Four salary levels for staff pharmacist exists.  They are based on years of experience.
  • Demonstrated pharmacy competence, computer skills and leadership skills (decision-making ability, problem solving, good communication skills, priority setting and interpersonal relationships).
  • Ability to use email, scanners, copiers and fax machines.

 This position will require a background check, security clearance and/or drug screening.  PAGNY is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  In compliance with federal and state employment opportunity laws, qualified applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, gender, national origin, religion, age, sexual orientation, disability, Vietnam era veteran, or disabled Veteran status.

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