SpartanNash Float Pharmacist in Kentwood, Michigan

At SpartanNash, "we deliver what our guests want , when they want it – fast and friendly." We take pride in service excellence and enjoy providing a great customer experience. There are many retail employers, but not all offer a place where you can learn, grow and thrive. That’s why SpartanNash is a cut above the rest.

Position Summary

Responsible to travel to various retail pharmacies as assigned, within a specified geographical region to maintain pharmacist coverage during associate vacations or position vacancies. Responsible for the efficient, ethical and lawful compounding and dispensing of prescription pharmaceuticals. Advises customers on the use and storage of prescription and non prescription drugs. Orders and maintains supply of pharmaceutical stock. Oversee pharmacy technicians as needed.

Minimum Requirements

Degrees

Bachelor's Degree (Required) Pharmacy

or related field required. Doctorate degree in Pharmacy preferred.

Job Experience

. Pharmacy License (in good standing) required in the state of operation.

Immunization Certification preferred.

Responsibilities and Essential Duties

Travel to various retail pharmacies as assigned, within a specified geographical region, to maintain pharmacist coverage during associate vacations or position vacancies.

Receive prescription and refill requests from customers and/or clinics and fill prescriptions requests efficiently and accurately and in a professional and courteous manner. Dispense medications as prescribed; oversee and ensure accurate retrieving, counting, pouring, weighing, mixing, packaging and/or labeling of products. Provide medication counsel and advise customers on both prescription and over-the-counter medications regarding use, dosage, drug interactions/side effects, storage, etc.

Responsible to order, stock, check inventory, and perform cycle counts in the pharmacy, for both prescription and over-the-counter items and maintain familiarity of department products. Review and validate received orders for amount, quality, count or weight, condition and ensure all products are stored in appropriate areas. Ensure all out dated/damaged products are handled per established guidelines.

Maintain Pharmacy records to include, but not limited to, customer profiles, insurance forms, pharmacy record/POS systems, inventories, control records and registries (i.e., poisons, narcotics, controlled substances, etc.)

Lead and/or oversee pharmacy technicians and/or pharmacy interns as needed to ensure efficient and accurate service is provided. Communicate with the Pharmacy Manager about any potential concerns.

Maintain a clean and well-stocked department; ensure the department complies with Company standards.

Maintain and implement pharmacy programs (i.e. security measures, immunizations and other clinical programs) accordingly. May be responsible to provide clinical care services as assigned.

Maintain current knowledge of legal regulations, industry trends and best Pharmacy practices; make recommendations to improve current programs and processes and to ensure company legal compliance/ Comply with all applicable federal and state regulations.

Implement the OWN IT! (One customer to Wow Now by Interacting and providing Total satisfaction) service programs and model high standards of service to achieve a customer oriented store.

Travel to various retail pharmacies as assigned, within a specified geographical region, to maintain pharmacist coverage during associate vacations or position vacancies.

Responsible to order, stock, check inventory, and perform cycle counts in the pharmacy, for both prescription and over the counter items. Ensure all out dated/damaged products are handled per established guidelines.

Fulfill customer prescriptions requests efficiently and accurately, including retrieving, counting, pouring, weighing, packaging and labeling products as appropriate.

Receive prescription and refill requests from customers, maintain customer profiles, prepare insurance forms, and counsel customers as appropriate regarding their prescription use and storage.

Lead and/or oversee pharmacy technicians as needed to ensure efficient and accurate service is provided. Communicate with the Pharmacy Manager about any personnel concerns.

Review and validate received orders for amount, quality, count or weight, condition and ensure all product is stored in appropriate areas.

Perform duties aligned with implemented pharmacy programs (i.e. security measures, immunizations and other clinical programs)

Maintain familiarity with all products carried in the department.

Implements the OWN IT! (One customer to Wow Now by Interacting and providing Total satisfaction) service programs, and models high standards of service to achieve a customer oriented store.

Make recommendations to improve current programs and processes.

Maintain a clean, attractive and well stocked department.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and levels of work being performed as assigned for this job. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and requirements; additional responsibilities may be assigned as needed.

Knowledge, Skills Abilities

Strong knowledge of HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules, pharmacy laws, rules, and guidelines. Strong written and verbal communication skills; strong customer service skills, Strong multi-tasking, organization, attention to detail and problem-solving skills. Good leadership abilities with capability to work in a hands-on environment. Successfully completes required continuing education hours and maintains Pharmacy License in good standing. Working knowledge of perpetual inventory procedures. Proficient in Word and Excel. Bilingual skills helpful based on demographic region. Ability to travel frequently, travel may include overnight stays as needed.

Physical Requirement

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. May be required to lift and/or move up to 30 pounds frequently, and up to 50 pounds occasionally. The associate is frequently required to sit/stand/walk. Must be able to travel. While performing the duties of this position, the employee is subject to a typical retail store environment (varied temperatures) and is rarely exposed to outside weather conditions. The employee will be exposed to refrigerated/freezer coolers on a frequent basis. The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate.

Equipment

General Pharmacy equipment (i.e. scales, counting tools, mixing tools, etc.)

General Retail Equipment (i.e., cash register, telephone, copy/facsimile machine, computer, etc.)