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Outpatient Retail Staff Pharmacist - Per Diem

Apply now Job No: 494981
Department: PHARMACY
Local Title: Outpatient Retail Staff Pharmacist - Per Diem
Budget Title: Teaching Hospital Pharmacist
Work Type: Hourly
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Categories: Clinical, Patient Care


Are you looking to take your career to new heights with a leader in healthcare? SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University is one of the nation's leading metropolitan medical centers. As the only academic medical center in Brooklyn, we serve a large population that is among the most diverse in the world. We are also highly-ranked by Castle Connolly Medical, a healthcare rating company for consumers, among the top 5 leading U.S. medical schools for training doctors.

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Job Summary:

The Department of Pharmacy at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University is seeking a per diem Outpatient Retail Staff Pharmacist. The Staff Pharmacist reports to the Associate Director of Retail Pharmacy Services and prepares, compounds and dispenses medications for outpatient and ambulatory care use as well as dispenses retail and specialty pharmacy related items. Additionally, the successful candidate will:

  • Provide information to health care practitioners to promote the rational use of medications.
  • Provide drug monitoring service.
  • Provide prescription medication counseling to patients as requested prior to discharge, time of dispensing and at patients bedside.
  • Participate in teaching programs for staff.
  • Monitor orders to ensure individualized dosage for both pediatric and adult patients.
  • Monitor serum levels and make individualized patient recommendations based on pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic properties.
  • Apply knowledge of pharmacology and pharmacokinetics to prevent duplicate therapy and drug interactions.
  • Provide direct supervision of medication preparation and dispensing; demonstrate an efficient use of resources (labor, services, supplies/materials, communication/data, and space).
  • Conduct mediation reconciliation and drug utilization review (DUR) to assure safety and appropriateness of medications.
  • Review patient profile to ensure appropriate drug selection and dosage (no drug duplication, interactions or allergies) and route of administration, with accurate and complete information.
  • Document all relevant interactions with patient and health care providers; document adverse drug reaction order clarifications per state and federal laws and regulations.
  • Efficiently perform pharmacist duties including the safe procurement, preparation, labeling, distribution and control of all drugs.
  • Participate in the pharmacy on-call rotation, as applicable.
  • Complete quality assurance functions, including quality improvement projects, as assigned; perform all other duties as assigned by management.
  • Contribute to the organization's overall process improvement activities; demonstrate critical thinking skills in identifying and analyzing problems and recommending solutions.
  • Promote a culture of safety as it relates to identifying safety and security risks proactively, and working to prevent injuries and/or harm to patients, visitors, or members of the SUNY Downstate community; observe the patient safety goals and commit to safe behavior and standards.
  • Oversee inventory management of both controlled and non-controlled substances, according to state and federal laws; maintain pharmacy records as required by law and institutional policy.
  • Participate in performance improvement activities; participate in and maintain training and education for competence required for the Staff Pharmacist position; complete all ongoing education and training as assigned by the department.
  • Interact with others in a positive and friendly manner; adhere to patient experience philosophy and customer service standards; represent SUNY Downstate in a positive manner, focusing on institutional core values, which drive innovation and discovery, respect of people, service to community; value integrity and embrace diversity and inclusion.
  • Demonstrate sensitivity to patient/family special needs, and be accountable for addressing each special need (unique personal history, physical limitations, belief system, language, communication style, literacy, health status, etc.).
  • Use ethical principles to guide decision and actions; recognize the value of each individual within a diverse and multicultural environment; treats others with respect and dignity.

Required Qualifications:

  • Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD).
  • New York State licensure and registration.
  • Immunization certified.
  • Ability to exert up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and up to 20 pounds frequently, and up to 10 pounds of force constantly, in order to move objects.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 2 to 3 years of retail pharmacy experience.

Work Schedule:

Days Variable; Hours Variable

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Salary Range:

Commensurate with experience and qualifications


COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement:


  An approved COVID-19 vaccination.

Executive Order:

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation.  If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim status, criminal conviction, and all other protected classes under federal or state laws.

Women, minorities, veterans, individuals with disabilities and members of underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

If you are an individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please contact Human Resources at 718-270-3025.


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