STATE CLASSIFICATION JOB DESCRIPTION


Salary Group B27

Class No. 4492

PHARMACIST I

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Performs complex (journey-level) pharmaceutical work. Work involves compounding and dispensing drugs; requisitioning pharmaceuticals; and assisting in the planning, coordination, and execution of pharmacy operations and programs. May supervise the work of others. Works under general supervision, with moderate latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED

Dispenses drugs, attaches appropriate prescription labels, and provides drug education.

Compounds, mixes, and maintains elixirs, lotions, creams, and ointments.

Ensures appropriate inventories of medications and requisitions pharmaceuticals and supplies.

Provides pharmaceutical consultative services and participates in the training of pharmacy staff.

Assists in conducting pharmaceutical surveys, inspections, and investigations.

May assist in the development of formulary policies and procedures.

May supervise the work of others.

Performs related work as assigned.

GENERAL QUALIFICATION GUIDELINES

Experience and Education

Experience in pharmaceutical work. Graduation from an accredited college or university with a degree in pharmacy. 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of pharmacology principles and procedures and of the laws and regulations pertaining to the receipt, storage, and dispensation of drugs.

Skill in the operation of pharmaceutical equipment and of computers and applicable computer software.

Ability to prepare and dispense pharmaceuticals; to evaluate drug therapies; to interpret and apply policies, laws, and rules; to communicate effectively; and to supervise the work of others.

Registration, Certification, or Licensure

Must be licensed as a pharmacist by the State of Texas.


State Auditor’s Office

Reviewed 9-1-17