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Date: Jan 13, 2020

Requisition ID: 68267

Ministry:  PLC Senior Services

Location: PLC LTC Pharmacy Metro

Location Address:
100 North River Road, Des Plaines, IL  60016 United States (US)



Department: 20595150 Pharmacy LTCP 

Daily Hours: 10
Standard Hours: 0
Employment Status: PRN / Registry 
Employment Type: Regular 
Shift: Weekend




Provides accurate and timely dispensing of medications, in all forms, to meet the needs of the individual patient according to professional standards and practices.  Provides drug information, as requested, to patients, staff, and physicians.  Assists in coordinating and supervising the other pharmacy staff (technicians, inventory personnel, etc).




A.  Order Processing

1.  Accurately transcribes, processes, and fills all medication orders in a timely manner.

2.  Compounds prescription orders accurately and efficiently.

3.  Clarifies orders with prescriber as necessary.

4.  Consults with nursing staff and others regarding patient specific information.

5.  Plans and organizes work effectively.


B.  Patient Specific Dosing - Pharmacokinetics

1.  Demonstrates basic pharmacokinetic knowledge base necessary to monitor patient medication orders for appropriate dosing based on patients age, weight, gender, etc.

2.  Checks all medication orders for appropriateness in respect to age, weight, gender, etc.

3.  Makes dosage recommendations, subsequent, and adjustments for renally cleared drugs.  Calls physician with recommendation and documents per protocol/guidelines.

4.  Makes basic clinical decisions accurately and efficiently.

5.  Maintains professional and departmental competencies.

6.  Answers drug information questions.


C.  Dispensing

1.  Checks all medication orders precisely and efficiently, which includes label correctness, auxiliary labels, and patient specific labels.  If an error is noted, corrects technician and educates  them on error. 

2.  Maintains/completes required dispensing records.

3.  Informs appropriate staff if drug shortages occur.

4.  Checks all items for placement in automated dispensing cabinets/floor stock area.

5.  Checks all crash carts/drawers in a timely manner to assure sufficient supply available at all times.


D.  Narcotic Control

1.  Fills all narcotics orders accurately and per policy and procedure.

2.  Maintains accurate and complete controlled substance records.

3.  Disposes of narcotics per regulations and policies.


E.  Quality Assurance

1.  Identifies areas where there may be deficiencies that are affecting the delivery of quality pharmaceutical care and brings them to supervisors attention.

2.  Reports and/or completes form for adverse drug reactions.

3.  Reports medication errors to supervisor.

4.  Participates in audits or DUE studies as assigned.


F.  Supervises Technicians

1.  Checks all technicians filling in accordance with hospital policy.

2.  Reassigns technician duties as needed based on workload.

3.  Takes the initiative to contact pharmacists/technicians if necessary to cover for sick calls or emergencies.

4.  Makes sure drug orders have been placed as needed or out of stock/non-formulary

     medications obtained per department guidelines along with appropriate documentation. 

     Informs ordering person when office supplies are running low.  Knows how to order drugs from wholesaler when necessary per department procedures.



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Education and/or Experience                                                              

1-3 years experience with Bachelor’s degree PharmD preferred


Computer Skills                                                          

Proficient with Windows-style applications and keyboard.

Computer skills and dexterity required for data entry and retrieval of information.


Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

State of Illinois Registered Pharmacist License

Business Unit: PLC Senior Services
Department Name: Pharmacy LTCP

Job Function: Pharmacy 

Nearest Major Market: Chicago

Job Segment: Pharmacy, QA, Quality Assurance, Supply, Data Entry, Healthcare, Quality, Technology, Operations, Administrative