Employment type: Per Diem
Department: Retail Pharmacy
Reedsport, OR 97467
Under the supervision of a registered pharmacist, the Pharmacy Clerk performs clerical duties to support the distribution of medications and pharmacy services. This is a non-licensed pharmacy personnel position, and the employee cannot engage in the duties of a licensed pharmacy technician or any other function that can impact the outcome of a prescription.
· Performs all job duties and functions within the scope of practice for a non-licensed pharmacy personnel, as defined by the Oregon State Board of Pharmacy.
· Demonstrates proficiency in clerical and cashier duties, such as management of files and records and operation of the point of sale system (cash register).
· Answers and triages telephone inquiries, and refers questions requiring professional judgement to pharmacy technicians and/or pharmacists.
· Provide excellent customer service by responding to customers’ inquiries and concerns
· Enters patient demographics information into the computer and performs housekeeping and bookkeeping duties.
· Assists with inventory management by sending and receiving orders to replenish the pharmacy’s stock, unpacking and pricing of drugs, and placing drugs on the shelves, performing inventory counts, pulling of outdated stock, and immediately reporting any discrepancies to the pharmacist.
· Assists with maintenance of records for medications, procurement and distribution under the guidance of the pharmacist and following state and federal regulations.
· Accurately loads and maintains the pharmacy Will-Call System for quick retrieval of medications to be dispensed/sold to the patients or to be returned-to-stock.
· Demonstrates proficiency in hospital computer systems and software programs and applicable office equipment.
· Displays ability to interact professionally and communicate clearly and effectively (verbal and written) with members of the pharmacy, other health care professionals and public.
· Assists in the maintenance of a clean, organized and safe pharmacy environment.
· Exhibits the ability to maintain confidentiality, think and act independently with supervision.
· Ability to organize and prioritize workload effectively, handle multiple tasks, and make critical decisions to ensure pharmacy services are provided in a timely manner.
· Maintains regular, consistent and punctual attendance at the assigned job location.
· Participates in department and staff meetings and committees.
· Performs other duties as required or assigned.
Education and License:
· Graduation from high school (or equivalent)
· American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification required (must be obtained within 60 days of hire)
· None required
· Minimum of 1 year of pharmacy work or clerical experience preferred
Works indoors in an air-conditioned office environment.
Frequent use of computer and phone, and standard office machines. Must be able to stand, sit, stoop, twist, kneel, reach, push, pull using proper body mechanics and move/lift varying amounts of weight to a maximum of 50 lb.
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Meet the Owner
In the early 1950’s, a non-profit corporation called the Lower Umpqua Association was formed to deal with the need for local medical care in coastal Douglas County.In 1954, a Lower Umpqua Area Hospital District was formed that included the Reedsport, Winchester Bay, Gardiner and Scottsburg areas. Donations from the community and three major lumber companies, as well as tax levies, formed the ... more ancial base with which to start a new hospital. With the help of a Hill-Burton grant, a federal grant to aid in building rural area hospitals, the hospital was built in the early 1960s.The hospital, built in the form of a modified Maltese cross, opened February 3, 1964 with eighteen acute care beds and twenty-two nursing home beds. Equipment to furnish the rooms and various departments was donated by civic and fraternal groups and individuals in the community. Dr. Rickard W. McLean was the first Chief of Staff, and an elected five-member Board of Directors administered the affairs of the hospital under the auspices of the Lower Umpqua Hospital District.The hospital was managed by independent hospital administrators until 1977 when A.E. Brim and Associates, Inc., hospital management consultants, were hired to manage the hospital.