The Alexandria Health Department is looking for a Pharmacist II. In the role, the Pharmacist II is Pharmacist-in-Charge of the Casey Health Center pharmacy, under the direction of the Medical Director. The Pharmacist is responsible for all operations of the ambulatory clinic pharmacy and supervises staff in dispensing prescriptions to uninsured and under-insured clients of the Health Department and Neighborhood Health.
The Opportunity - Examples of Work
- Manages all operations of the pharmacy;
- Dispenses prescriptions to Virginia Department of Health HIV clients enrolled in the Medication Assistance Program;
- Dispenses prescriptions in partnership with Neighborhood Health clinics to their clients;
- Assists the Health Department during emergency operations;
- Assists coordination of Casey Health Center building operations and maintenance;
- Provides consultation to medical staff regarding appropriate cost-effective selection of medications;
- Assist clients in obtaining high-cost medications at no charge from pharmaceutical manufacturers and other patient assistance programs;
- Performs related work as required.
About the Department
Alexandria Health Department (AHD) is one of 35 health districts in Virginia. As part of the Virginia Department of Health, AHD serves the residents, businesses, and visitors of Alexandria and works closely with the City of Alexandria and community partners to achieve its mission and vision. Alexandria, comprised of 15.75 square miles and a population of approximately 150,000, is the most densely populated city in Virginia and is rich in diversity and community engagement. AHD’s mission is “Protecting and Promoting Health and Well-Being in Our Communities” and our vision is “Healthy People, Healthier Communities.” We view “health” in the broadest sense and this drives our path towards continuous health improvement with a focus on equity of the social determinants of health.
At this time, Alexandria Health Department is leading the Alexandria Community in its response to the COVID-19 pandemic and nursing/clinical services are an essential part of all related activities. The Pharmacist, with leadership from the Medical Director, is committed, engaged, and flexible in their response to the needs of the day as well as intentional planning for the future.
Minimum & Additional Requirements
To qualify for this position, all candidates must possess a Bachelors degree from an accredited school of pharmacy; five years of experience in ambulatory care pharmacy including more than one year of experience in a supervisory capacity; or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. Possession of a pharmacist license in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
To be considered as an ideal candidate, one should also possess a broad knowledge of medications and pharmacy operations, be able to handle a large volume of work efficiently and accurately, be reliable and responsible, and able to work with a diverse population effectively. Other qualities are excellent leadership and communication skills, a commitment to professionalism and teamwork, and a dedication to public service.
This position requires the successful completion of pre-employment background checks including but not limited to driving record check, employment verification, education verification, national sex offender search, fingerprint-based federal and local criminal history search, and DHHS Inspector General Exclusion Report search.