Pharmacist, Ambulatory

Hackensack University Medical Center   •  

Hackensack, NJ

Industry: Healthcare


Not Specified years

Posted 55 days ago


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The Ambulatory Pharmacist is responsible for dispensing prescriptions and monitoring of medication therapy in accordance with all applicable regulations and standards.


The day in the life of a Pharmacist, Ambulatory at Hackensack Meridian Health includes:

  • Complies with all state and federal regulations and Medical Center policies and procedures relating to drug dispensing, including appropriate handling of drug products, adherence to security procedures, and completion of necessary documentation. This includes appropriate control and dispensing of controlled dangerous substances and investigational drugs.
  • Reviews and dispenses prescriptions and clarifies any and all potential problems with prescribing physician.
  • Monitors patient drug therapy regimens for allergies, drug-drug interactions, drug-food interactions, and potential adverse reactions.
  • Performs assigned unit inspections to assure proper maintenance and storage of medication supplies, including emergency drug supplies.
  • Oversees activities of ancillary personnel (Pharmacy Technicians and Couriers).
  • Employs principles of safe medication practice as dictated by departmental and organizational policies and procedures.
  • Lifts a minimum of 10 lbs., pushes and pulls a minimum of 40 lbs. and stands a minimum of 4 hours a day.
  • Identifies the needs of the patient population served and modifies and delivers care that is specific to those needs (i.e., age, culture, language, hearing and/or visually impaired, etc.) This process includes communicating with the patient, parent and/or primary caregiver(s) at their level (developmental/age, educational, literacy, etc.).
  • Adheres to the standards identified in the Medical Center's Organizational Competencies.
  • Contacts: Regular contact with Medical Center personnel, patients and visitors.


  • Graduate of an ACPE accredited school of pharmacy, or equivalent, with a minimum of a BS degree in Pharmacy is required
  • New Jersey Pharmacist License is required
  • 1-2 years of pharmacy experiencepreferred
  • Knowledge of computer applications preferred

Requisition # 2018-56897