State of Washington Classified Job Specification
Class Series Concept
Evaluates all prescribers’ orders and verifies correctness of entries in computerized patient profiles;
Educates patients and family members on medications dispensed;
Compounds, labels and dispenses medications and pharmaceutical preparations;
Ensures delivery of pharmaceuticals to patient as prescribed by physician;
Directs the work of pharmacy technicians, pharmacy assistants, residents, interns, and pharmacy and/or veterinary students;
Participates in clinical conferences;
Maintains accurate records of controlled substances dispensed, purchased and destroyed, and ensures proper storage of same;
Performs routine inspections of patient care areas and clinic medication drug rooms;
Performs related duties as required.
Knowledge and Abilities
Knowledge of: standard practices followed in compounding, filling, labeling, and distributing medical prescriptions; various medications, pharmaceuticals, and other medical supplies and solutions used in compounding and dispensing medications; pharmaceutical calculations; medical terms; classification of medications according to their action, use, and dosage; procedures related to medication supply work; use of weights, measures, and other dispensing devices; record keeping and inventory procedures.
Class Specification History
Revise Class/MQ: 9-16-98.
Revise class. Revises title (formerly Pharmacist I), class code (formerly 6034), revises class series concept, definition and distinguishing characteristics; adopted May 10, 2007, effective July 1, 2007; general revision revises typical work and adds knowledge and abilities; effective July 1, 2007.