• Pharmacist (On-Call)

    Job Locations US-OR-Portland
    Job ID 2018-1165
    Regular Part-Time
  • Overview

    The Staff Pharmacist verifies the work of pharmacy technicians and ensures accuracy of all orders fulfilled by Vetsource Home Delivery Pharmacy.   This position involves clinical review of prescriptions, communication with veterinarians and pet owners, and verification of prescription orders being shipped from the pharmacy. Candidates should have a skillset that balances the precision of distributive tasks with the nuances of customer service and drug information skills.   Previous experience in veterinary pharmacy is not required but candidates should have a passion for learning and be highly adaptable.  


    • First Order Verification
      • Responsible for thorough and accurate clinical drug utilization review  of new and refill prescriptions
      • Verify the  prescription entry work of pharmacy technicians and interns
    • Pharmacy Customer Service Support
      • Confirm telephonic prescription authorizations with veterinary staff
      • Perform drug information consultations with pet owners, veterinarians, their staff
      • Perform clinical follow up with veterinary staff for prescribing errors, i.e. wrong dosage,  dose high/low, drug interactions, etc
      • General problem solving with pet owners, veterinarians, and pharmacy staff
    • Final Order Verification
      • Verify the work of pharmacy technicians and interns, including the accuracy of orders being shipped to pet owners (product scan and label review)
      • Verify the accuracy of medications packaged in compliance packaging
    • Other projects may be assigned related to regulatory tasks,  drug information resources, and staff education

    Supervisory Responsibilities:

    • Responsible for the dispensing activities of pharmacy technicians as required by law


    In addition to the job-specific responsibilities listed above, all employees are expected to support and model Vetsource’s Core Value Principles:  Do the right thing every time; Treat others the way you want to be treated; Embrace Change; Be innovative; Get it done; Work hard, have fun!  Employees will be held accountable for knowledge and effective application of these principles.


    • Current pharmacist license in Oregon, must be in good standing
    • Minimum of 2 years working as a licensed pharmacist
    • Ability to work in a fast-paced & rapidly changing environment
    • Problem solving skills: should be  adaptable, collaborative, and proactive
    • Customer service skills: should be professional, down-to-earth, sincere, always willing to go the extra mile
    • Team building skills: should be positive, respectful, approachable
    • Dispensing skills: should be  accurate,  efficient, detail oriented, and dependable
    • Must possess strong organizational, time management, and effective multi-tasking skills
    • Maintains a positive, supportive, and professional demeanor with clinics, pet owners, and coworkers
    • Excellent adherence to policies & procedures; demonstrates precision and good judgment in all tasks
    • Must possess a thorough knowledge of state and federal pharmacy rules & laws
    • Highly adaptable with a strong desire to learn new processes and technologies
    • Strong communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to effectively listen and communicate information in a clear and friendly manner
    • Must be skilled at guiding the work and mentoring the development of pharmacy technicians and interns
    • Experienced using email, G Suite (Gmail, Drive, Docs, Sheets, etc.), Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Word; Solid computer skills are required, including the ability to learn how to navigate new programs quickly


    • B.S. or PharmD in Pharmacy

    Preferred Qualifications:


    • Candidates should be comfortable in a high volume dispensing environment
    • Previous experience in the veterinary industry is helpful, including compounding for veterinarians
    • Candidates should want to learn and work in a specialized pharmacy environment, and appreciate the rewards of continuing education
    • Should have a genuine interest in developing their skills as a mentor
    • Should identify strongly with our company values and mission


    Working conditions:

    • Ability to sit or stand for shift work & perform work involving light physical effort
    • Ability to work on repetitive tasks and maintain focus
    • Ability to adapt and self-direct in response to changing needs and deadlines
    • Ability to work Saturdays
    • Tolerance for an environment where dogs may be present (office areas only)



    The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees, and are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. Furthermore, they do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of the employer.


    We offer a competitive benefit package including medical, dental, vision, Flexible Spending, Life, and 401(k). 


    VetSource is an Equal Opportunity Employer that abides by federal and state laws that prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or national origin; or their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities.


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