Pharmacist Staff-Outpatient

UnityPoint Health

Requisition ID
US-IA-Cedar Rapids
1026 A Ave NE
1010 UnityPoint Health CR St Lukes Hospital
Cedar Rapids
Outpatient Pharmacy/Mail
Scheduled Hours/Shift
8hr shifts, Hours range 0700 to 1730, Weekend and Holiday Rotation
Work Type (Portal Searching)
Part Time Benefits


Description of Position:

Provide a “snapshot” or the principal purpose or focus of the position, consisting of no more than three to five sentences.  This summary should provide enough information to differentiate the major function and activities of the position from those of other positions.

As a member of the interdisciplinary team, provides professional pharmaceutical knowledge in the provision of pharmaceutical care and in the preparation of, dispensing of, and counseling of medications to patients and families. Maintains a practice environment that is in accordance with Iowa Board of Pharmacy Rules, Joint Commission, USP, ASHP, DEA, and the FDA. 


Essential Functions/Responsibilities:

Essential functions are the duties and responsibilities that are essential to the position (not a task list).  Do not include if less than 5% of work time is spent on this duty.  Be specific without giving explicit instructions on how to perform the task.  Do not include duties that are to be performed in the future.  Duties should be action oriented and avoid vague or general statements. 

% of Time


Patient Care

·         Interprets reviews, enters, prepares and/or compounds, verifies, dispenses medication orders.

·         Performs drug utilization review, care coordination, and counseling to all patients.

·         Monitors patient medication therapy with regard to clinical appropriateness including dose, administration schedule, allergies, drug-drug, drug-food interactions and cost considerations

·         Communicates and consults with patients and physicians regarding recommendations and suggestions concerning medication therapy in accordance with departmental practice for the assigned service area

·         Documents clinical, educational and consulting activities according to departmental procedures



Departmental Support

·         Supervises pharmacy technicians in an efficient and effective manner, consistent with applicable laws, regulations, and policies.

·         Promotes the development, preparation, implementation and attainment of departmental goals, policies, and projects

·         Serves on inter and intra departmental committees and interdisciplinary patient care committees as assigned

·         Assists with patient, departmental, and physician educational programs.

·         Attends in-services, on the job training, and attends at least 75% of required department meetings.

·         Performs departmental inspections and controlled substance verification as assigned

·         Assists with the education, training or orientation of pharmacy students, interns, technicians, and new hires



Technical Support

·         Exhibits and maintains extensive knowledge of the electronic EMR and the software program to prepare, adjudicate and process prescriptions

·         Exhibits and maintains and extensive knowledge in processing insurance claims and reimbursement procedures

·         Maintains extensive knowledge in the utilization of all automation equipment used in filling, labeling, and dispensing prescriptions.

·         Assists in maintain adequate stock levels of pharmaceuticals and supplies through established inventory procedures. Communicates unusual usage patterns to supervisor and inventory staff.

·         Assists in the management of 340B and Pharmacy virtual and on-hand inventories.



Basic UPH Performance Criteria         

·         Demonstrates the UnityPoint Health Values and Standards of Behaviors as well as adheres to policies and procedures and safety guidelines.

·         Demonstrates ability to meet business needs of department with regular, reliable attendance.

·         Employee maintains current licenses and/or certifications required for the position.

·         Practices and reflects knowledge of HIPAA, TJC, DNV, OSHA and other federal/state regulatory agencies guiding healthcare.

·         Completes all annual education and competency requirements within the calendar year.

·         Is knowledgeable of hospital and department compliance requirements for federally funded healthcare programs (e.g. Medicare and Medicaid) regarding fraud, waste and abuse.  Brings any questions or concerns regarding compliance to the immediate attention of hospital administrative staff.  Takes appropriate action on concerns reported by department staff related to compliance.



Disclaimer: This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that required of the employee.  Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice.


Demonstration of UPH Values and Standards of Behaviors

Consistently demonstrates UnityPoint Health’s values in the performance of job duties and responsibilities

Foster Unity:

·         Leverage the skills and abilities of each person to enable great teams.

·         Collaborate across departments, facilities, business units and regions.

·         Seek to understand and are open to diverse thoughts and perspectives.

Own The Moment: 


·         Connect with each person treating them with courtesy, compassion, empathy and respect

·         Enthusiastically engage in our work.

·         Accountable for our individual actions and our team performance.

·         Responsible for solving problems regardless of the origin.

Champion Excellence:

·         Commit to the best outcomes and highest quality.

·         Have a relentless focus on exceeding expectations.

·         Believe in sharing our results, learning from our mistakes and celebrating our successes.

Seize Opportunities:

·         Embrace and promote innovation and transformation.

·         Create partnerships that improve care delivery in our communities.

·         Have the courage to challenge the status quo.



Minimum Requirements

Identify items that are minimally required to perform the essential functions of this position.

Preferred or Specialized

Not required to perform the essential functions of the position.





BS in Pharmacy obtained within the United States







Completion of retail portion of pharmacy school rotations

1 to 3 years of retail experience. Does not have to be pharmacy experience






Valid Iowa Pharmacist License in Good Standing







Read/Write/Speak fluent English

Technical aptitude

Mechanical aptitude

Basic Computer Skills using word, email, and web browser







Use of usual and customary equipment used to perform essential functions of the position.



Job ID: 77290

Posted 12 days ago

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