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Student: Pharmacist - PY1

Lexington, KY 40507
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Job Title Student: Pharmacist - PY1
Requisition Number SE02757
Department Name 3J5SE: Student Employment
Work Location Lexington, KY
On Campus/Off Campus Off Campus
Salary Range $12.00 per hour
Type of Position Student
Position Time Status Part-Time
Preferred Education/Experience

Prior Retail Pharmacy experience as a technician or intern is preferred but not mandatory.

Hours per Week

12 hours per week average
Typically 2 five hour weekdays plus Saturday some Saturday hours (between 10am – 2pm).

Job Summary

You must be a current UK student to apply for this position.

This position is located off-campus with a local Lexington employer that is not associated with the university.

The primary purpose of this position is to assist the Pharmacist with serving customers and maintaining all areas of the store. This position is also designed to give the individual practical experience to better prepare them for a career as a Pharmacist. The incumbent is required to perform all tasks in a safe manner consistent with company policies and state and federal laws.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
The employee is responsible for the functions below, in addition to other duties assigned as deemed necessary by owner or pharmacist (if owner is not on site).

1. Provide excellent customer service by assisting customers with their shopping needs, answering customer inquiries, and resolving customer complaints.

2. Complete customer transactions on the cash register at Pick-Up and Drive-Thru areas.

3. Ensure the appearance of the store is pleasing to the customer and meets the requirements of the company. This includes housekeeping tasks such as but not limited to dusting, vacuuming, sweeping, facing merchandise, reviewing front end merchandise for out dated or soon to be outdated products, etc.

4. Stock front end and pharmacy shelves with merchandise.

5. Assist with price changes for front end merchandise.

6. Ensure prompt service by assisting customers quickly at the Drop-Off, Drive-Thru and Pick-Up areas.

7. Accept customer and prescription information needed to process prescription information in computer system.

8. Answer incoming phone calls quickly and assist with customer needs.

9. Accept new prescriptions and refill authorizations from doctor’s offices as permitted by state and federal law.

10. Provide consultations for prescription medication as permitted by state and federal law.

11. Provide OTC recommendations to customers as permitted by state and federal law.

12. Input customer and prescription information into computer system, adjudicate claims and print prescription labels.

13. Retrieve appropriate medication, count, label and stage prescriptions to be verified by pharmacist.

14. Reconstitute oral liquids and combine medications as permitted by state and federal laws.

15. Complete all necessary paperwork related to filling of prescriptions.

16. Maintain the cleanliness of the pharmacy department. This includes but is not limited to dusting, vacuuming, sweeping, trash removal, prescription vial/lid/liquid bottle replenishment, review prescription medications for expired and/or soon to be expired products, etc.

17. Clean all other areas (i.e., restroom, break-room, storage room) of store as deemed necessary by owner.

18. Delivery of medication to customer’s home and/or workplace.

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities

Qualification Requirements:

To perform this job successfully, the employee must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required.

Education and/or Experience

Currently enrolled in an accredited school of Pharmacy. Also requires training provided by company.

Language Skills

Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to effectively present information in a one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees. Ability to read, write and speak English fluently.

Mathematical Skills

Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

Reasoning Skills

Ability to apply common-sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

Other Skills, Abilities, and/or Training
The following qualities are required:

o Minimum age of 18 years.

o Ability to pass drug test and background checks.

o Committed to providing superior service that makes customers feel welcome, important and appreciated.

o Ability to preserve confidentiality of information.

o Ability and willingness to move with purpose and a strong sense of urgency.

o Ability to work weekends.

o Ability to work extended days when necessary.

o Ability to work day or evening hours.

o Exemplify accuracy and attention to detail.

o Ability to organize and prioritize a variety of tasks/projects.

o Familiarity with industry/technical terms and processes.

o Ability to work within strict time frames and resolute deadlines.

o Excellent customer service skills.

The following qualities are helpful:

o Knowledge of brand and generic drugs by name.

o Knowledge of OTC products and their uses.

Certifications, Licenses and/or Registrations:

This position requires the following:

o Pharmacy Intern registration as required by state or federal law.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. The employee is:

o Regularly required to do the following activities:

o Stand statically for long periods of time without a break.

o Walk about.

o Talk and hear; verbally express ideas and impart information or instructions.

o Use of hands to finger, handle, and/or feel; the ability to type, pick, pinch with fingers, seize, hold, grasp or turn with hands and perceive attributes of objects and materials, such as size, shape, temperature, or texture, by touching with fingertips.

o Maintain balance while walking, standing, crouching or running.

o Twist upper torso.

o Reach up and out with hands and arms.

o Frequently required to do the following activities:

o Stand dynamically for long periods of time without a break.

o Lift and push/pull up to twenty (20) pounds.

o Occasionally required to do the following:

o Stoop, kneel, crouch and/or crawl.

o Recognize flavors or odors and distinguish differences or similarities in intensity or quality of flavors or odors.

o Specific vision abilities required for this job include:

o Close vision (clear vision at 20 inches or less).

o Color vision and the ability to identify and distinguish colors.

o Adjustable focus.

Deadline to Apply 01/19/2021
University Community of Inclusion

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.

Anticipated Start Date 01/04/2021


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Posted: 2020-12-18 Expires: 2021-01-17

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