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Pharmacist (Veterinary Health Center)

Apply now Department: 3670080070 Veterinary Health Center
Job no: 510268
Employment type: Staff Part Time (Unclassified - Term)
Location: Manhattan, Kansas
Categories: Veterinary Medicine, Medical
Pay Grade: 14A

About this Role:

The Veterinary Health Center within the College of Veterinary Medicine is seeking a part-time (0.8 FTE) Pharmacist. This position will be the primary practicing pharmacist within the Veterinary Health Center Dispensary. It will be responsible to help maintain and assist in the directing of pharmacy-related services within the Veterinary Health Center.

Why Join Us:

Kansas State University offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes health insurance, life insurance, retirement plans, paid time off – vacation, sick, and holidays. To see what benefits are available, please visit: https://www.k-state.edu/hcs/benefits 

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

Kansas State University embraces diversity and promotes inclusion.  The University actively seeks individuals who foster a collegial environment and cooperative interactions with coworkers, students, and others.  The University is dedicated to promoting the Principles of Community.

Duties / Responsibilities:

Traditional Pharmacist duties:

  • Managing the Dispensary operations to allow it to function smoothly, efficiently, and responsibly. Daily problem solving and creative ways to solve multi-layered issues facing the Dispensary and its clients are also necessary.
  • Verifying prescriptions (including compounded preparations), re-packaged items, etc. This also includes answering general dispensing questions and supervising filling technicians’ work.
  • Managing processes for accurate preparation, labeling, and dispensing of all pharmaceuticals (including compounded medications, antineoplastic agents, and hazardous drugs).
  • Utilizing the pharmacy module in the Hospital Information System (Vetstar) that ensures accurate and precise filling of prescriptions.
  • Staying current on State and Federal requirements and being able to communicate internally and externally how we can practice within these parameters. This also includes maintaining compliance with federal regulations regarding Extra-Label Drug Use, outlined in the Animal Medicinal Drug Use Clarification Act (AMDUCA).
  • Coordinating medication incident reporting, evaluation, follow up, etc.
  • Coordinating monthly outdates and cleaning.
  • Serving as a drug information resource for internal and external clients.
  • Traditional pharmacy technician duties may also need to be performed (i.e. filling prescriptions, compounding, chemotherapy preparation, etc.).
  • Oversight, monitoring, and auditing of controlled substances.
  • Maintaining controlled substance logs and cancelling of CII hardcopy prescriptions as required by the Kansas Board of Pharmacy.
  • Monitoring/reviewing logs, physical inventories (including being charge of annual controlled substance inventory), and reviewing/reconciling logs and daily Controlled Substance Reports.
  • Teaching/educating Veterinary and Pharmacy students and professionals.
  • Providing orientations for new Veterinary Clinicians, Residents, and Interns for after-hour dispensing functions.
  • Informal teaching moments at the Dispensary window in the Veterinary Health Center for veterinary students.
  • Providing mentorship and training for any employed pharmacy interns.
  • Assisting in precepting fourth-year pharmacy students during clerkship opportunities offered at the Veterinary Health Center.
  • Perform any additional duties assigned by the Director of Pharmacy to assist in the function of the Dispensary.
  • Responsible for hiring, training, supervising, and evaluating all entry-level pharmacy technicians and pharmacy interns.

Required Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy or a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from a program accredited by the American Council on Pharmaceutical Education (ACPE)
  • Current license to practice pharmacy in the State of Kansas

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Residency training in Veterinary Pharmacy/DICVP
  • Practical experience dispensing veterinary pharmaceuticals, clinical experience in a teaching hospital environment, and experience in preparation and dispensing chemotherapy
  • Training in compounding (USP 795, USP 797, and USP 800)
  • Two years of working experience
  • Preceptor designation with the Kansas Board of Pharmacy
  • Previous experience/success precepting students

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please submit cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references 

Screening of Applications Begins:

Screening of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Salary Range / Pay Rate:

$ 70,880 - $ 116,952 annual salary

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees.

Background Screening Statement:

In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee. 

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