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Company: Avita Health System
Location: Galion, OH
Career Level: Director
Industries: Healthcare, Pharmaceutical, Biotech





Avita Health System currently operates three major healthcare facilities and 31 clinic locations throughout North Central Ohio. Within the last three years, the system has tripled in size branching out into ten communities throughout the region. There are over 1,800 employees and 110 employed member multispecialty group of physicians and advanced practitioners that provide these communities with optimal, high-quality healthcare. In 2015, Avita has received a national award, placing them in the top 10 percent nationally in customer service.

Avita Health System continues to grow, and with our expansion we have various open positions in our Bucyrus, Galion and Ontario locations.

We are currently accepting resumes & applications for the following position, located at our Ontario, Ohio location:


Interprets physician prescriptions and medication orders. Monitors patient therapies. Acts as a drug information resource to patients, medical staff, nursing staff and ancillary department personnel. Compounds and dispenses prescribed medications and other pharmaceuticals. Supervises and directs support personnel.  


A. Prepares and dispenses medication orders according to established policies, procedures, and protocols  

1. Interprets medication orders (verbal and written) and transcribes to computerized patient medication profiles accurately; maintains accurate, complete patient medication profiles  

2. Prepares and dispenses medications safely and accurately using appropriate techniques  

3. Issues controlled substances and maintains records as required by law  

4. Enters data into the pharmacy information system and patient medical record.in a manner that maintains accurate patient profiles and charges  

B. Ensures safe, appropriate, cost-effective medication therapies for patients according to established policies, procedures, and protocols  

1. Monitors medication therapy regimens for contraindications, drug–drug interactions, drug–food interactions, drug–laboratory test interactions, allergies, appropriateness of drug and dose, and therapeutic duplications  

2. Reviews/interprets culture and susceptibility data for antibiotic appropriateness and recommends changes as needed  

3. Monitors and manages pharmacy driven protocols and collaborative practice agreements.  

4. Reads, extracts, and interprets information in patient profiles accurately  

5. Detects and reports suspected adverse drug reactions and medication errors accurately and in a timely manner  

6. Sustains the formulary by minimizing non-formulary procurements, utilizing therapeutic substitution protocols, and promoting rational medication therapy selection  

7. Supports pharmacy management in inventory control processes by performing purchasing procedures  

8. Provides clinical consultation and clarification to practitioners; recommends evidence-based medication therapy regimens and monitoring plans; and suggests appropriate, cost-effective therapeutic alternatives to medical staff as needed  

9. Provides accurate, adequate, and timely drug information to the professional staff  

10. Provides drug information to patients and their families  

11. Documents all clinical activities and interventions accurately and completely  

12. Participates in the quality improvement and medication-use review activities of the department; collects data; conducts quality monitors and inspections; and maintains logs, records, and other documentation as assigned  

13. Participates in the development and presentation of orientation, education, and training programs to the pharmacy, medical, nursing, and other staffs; Instructs students and other personnel on matters pertaining to the practice of pharmacy or departmental operations  

14. Provides pharmaceutical care to all ages of patients from newborns to the elderly. Understands that there are dosage variations between newborn, pediatric, adult and geriatric patients and knows where to find appropriate information  

15. Treats patients and their families with respect and dignity. Identifies and addresses psychosocial, cultural, ethnic and religious/spiritual needs of patients and their families  

16. Compiles and effectively presents information to management, medical staff, hospital staff and public groups  

C. Contributes to the quality and effective operation of the department  

1. Supervises and directs pharmacy support personnel, verifies the daily activities of pharmacy technicians, and participates in the performance appraisal of pharmacy support personnel  

2. Oversees and trains pharmacy personnel engaged in admixing, packaging and labeling pharmaceuticals  

3. Interviews and assists in the hiring process, trains personnel, plans, assigns and directs work, addresses complaints and resolves problems  

4. Fosters a team environment by providing orientation and training to new team members; assists co-workers in tasks as time permits  

5. Works independently with minimal supervision; organizes and prioritizes work assignments; and ensures pharmacy services are provided in a timely manner  

6. Keeps pharmacy areas and equipment clean, neat, and well-organized; Ensures the maintenance and proper operation of equipment and supplies in the work areas  

7. Performs essential duties of the pharmacy manager in his or her absence  

8. Demonstrates ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies or members of the hospital staff  

9. Demonstrates ability to apply mathematical operations to such tasks as dosage calculations, formulation of pharmaceutical preparations and data analysis  

10. Provides pharmaceutical care in a manner that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medication errors  

D. Maintains competence required for current job title/position  

1. Attends pharmacy staff meetings  

2. Attends orientation, education, and training programs; reviews literature and other materials pertinent to the practice of pharmacy  

3. Completes all competence/skills assessment requirements   

E. Performs other duties as assigned   

1. Assists members of the pharmacy leadership team on special assignments and projects  

2. Assists the pharmacy leadership with responsibilities in accordance with the organization's mission, policy and any applicable laws  


1. Is punctual and dependable; reports to work as scheduled; fulfils on-call obligations; completes work within designated time  

2. Maintains a neat, professional, well-groomed appearance; observes pharmacy dress code; and wears identification badge at all times  

3. Performs work within specified time frames; adapts positively to frequent interruptions and changes in workload and/or work schedule  

4. Provides courteous, cooperative, and timely service to patients, visitors, and staff members; demonstrates good oral and written communication  

5. Works cooperatively with all staff members; voices concerns and suggestions to appropriate persons in a positive manner  

6. Defines problems, collects data, establishes facts and draws valid conclusions  

7. Demonstrates sound professional judgment consistent with clinical/academic background  

8. Maintains strict confidentiality of patient, visitor, and employee information  

9. Complies with all requirements related to risk management, compliance, customer service, safety, medication-use safety, security, fire safety, pharmaceutical waste, hazardous medications sterile compounding and infection prevention  

10. Adheres to health-system and departmental policies and procedures; complies with all applicable federal/state/local laws, rules, and accrediting body regulations  

11. Complies with all organizational policies regarding ethical business practices  

12. Demonstrates professionalism and courtesy when dealing with ALL people (i.e. staff, managers/supervisors, administration, patients, visitors, physicians)  

13. Represents the organization in a positive and professional manner including in the community  

14. Adheres to the Standards of Behavior established by the organization  

15. Communicates the mission, vision and values of the facility  

16. Performance demonstrates efforts to improve patient satisfaction, lower costs, improve quality, and promote safety  

17. Understands and meets customers' needs and expectations  

18. Demonstrates the ability to address problems and follow the problem resolution process of the organization  


Regulatory Requirements:
• Current Pharmacist licensure in good standing in the State of Ohio
Education Requirements:
• Graduated from an accredited School of Pharmacy
• Doctor of Pharmacy degree or Bachelor of Science degree or equivalent
• Inpatient Health System, Ambulatory Medication Management or Retail Pharmacy experience preferred based on pharmacy practice site (inpatient, MMC or retail pharmacy).
• Completion of an accredited residency program or equivalent professional experience preferred
Language Skills:
• Ability to read and communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing
• Strong written and verbal skills
• Ability to work independently with minimal direct supervision
• Work cooperatively with health-system and pharmacy staff
• Handle frequent interruptions and adapt to changes in workload and work schedule
• Set priorities, make critical decisions, and respond quickly to emergency requests
• Exercise sound professional judgment
• Communicate effectively (orally and in writing)
• Meet the pharmaceutical care needs of the patient populations served by the organization
Physical Demands:
• For physical demands of position, including vision, hearing, repetitive motion and environment, see following description. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position without compromising client care.



Outpatient (Retail) Pharmacy hours are Monday to Friday 8AM-8PM, Saturday and Sunday 10AM-4PM
48 hours per 2 week pay period (0.6 FTE)
Part-time benefits eligible position

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