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Classification Description

This is a description of a staff position at the University of Wyoming, not a job opening announcement. Current job openings can be found at the Prospective Employees page. The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities required.

Pharmacist, Senior

Reports to: Designated Supervisor

UW Job Code: 3932

UW Job Family: 3A

SOC Code: 29-1051

Pay Grade: 28

Date: July 01, 2006

Job Purpose:

Oversees the operations of a University pharmacy facility including managing the office/pharmacy computer systems; provides professional services as registered Pharmacist for eligible patrons by ensuring correct dosage and mixture of prescriptions dispensed

Minimum Qualifications


Bachelor's degree in Pharmacy, plus completion of a one year internship


Six years of practical pharmacy experience

Required Licensure, Certification, Registration, or Other Requirements:

Registration as a Pharmacist by the State of Wyoming

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of:

  • Standards of Practice for Pharmaceutical Care, plus state and federal regulations associated with dispensing of controlled substances.
  • Computer systems and software utilized in pharmacy and clinical settings.
  • Record keeping and reporting requirements associated with the dispensation of narcotics, poisons, and habit-forming drugs.
  • Personnel, operational, and financial aspects of a pharmacy.
  • Budgeting processes and procedures.
  • Drugs and their indications, contradictions, dosing, side effects, and proper administration.
  • Clinical operations and procedures.
  • Related accreditation and certification requirements.
  • Patient care charts and patient histories.
  • Drug and dosage regimens indicated by diagnoses.
  • Medication inventory ordering, pricing, and maintenance practices and procedures

Skills and Abilities to:

  • Read and distinguish between colors and sizes sufficient to identify drugs.
  • Supervise and train assigned staff.
  • Effectively communicate; skills to write comprehensive documents.
  • Use hand/eye coordination and manual dexterity sufficient to dispense drugs.
  • Use personal computers and related software applications.
  • Communicate technical information to non-technical personnel.
  • Maintain quality, safety, and/or infection control standards.
  • Design and implement systems necessary to collect, maintain, and analyze data.
  • Perform basic patient assessments and referrals.
  • Fill prescriptions and dispense medications.
  • Weigh, measure, and mix compounds to prepare medications.
  • Confer with and advise patients regarding dosage, reactions, and the like.
  • Confer with medical and nursing staff regarding medications.
  • Order, price and maintain medication inventory.
  • Maintain control records on narcotics, poisons, and habit-forming drugs to meet University, state, and federal reporting requirements.
  • Analyze and understand physicians', dentists', or other recognized medical personnel's oral or written orders involving standard symbols and terminology.

Characteristc Duties and Responsibilities

Essential Functions:

Oversee the operational, personnel and financial aspects of a pharmacy; supervise, provide guidance and assist pharmacy personnel; manage and maintain the computer systems and train operators on computer usage.

Review medication orders; fill prescriptions and dispense medications, and if required, assist residents in selecting drugs and dosage regimens; weigh, measure and mix compounds to prepare medications.

Confer with and advise patients regarding dosage, possible reactions, and the like; obtain drug history from patients and complete patient medication records; confer with medical and nursing staff regarding medications.

Order, price and maintain medication inventory; select stock medications per manufacturers' bids; maintain control records on narcotics, poisons and habit-forming drugs to meet University, state and federal reporting requirements.

Receive and record cash and charge receipts; count and balance cash for deposit.

Supplemental Functions:

 Perform annual inventory; provide budget projections.

Keep abreast of new methods, techniques and other developments in the field through reading research journals and attending seminars and the like.

May supervise pharmacy students during clerkship.

Working Conditions:

No Major sources of discomfort; standard office environment. Regularly reaches, stoops, bends, etc. to obtain bulk products for dispensing.

Authorized by Classification/Compensation, Human Resources

Employees may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description. Participating in the University's hazardous waste minimization program is part of the job of each employee who uses (or may come in contact with) hazardous materials. Fair Labor Standards Act (exempt/non-exempt) is designated by position. University of Wyoming actively supports Americans with Disabilities Act and will consider reasonable accommodations.

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