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Performs professional pharmaceutical dispensing and clinical functions within a pharmacy. Compounds and dispenses medications. Provides prescribers with medication related information; completes related documentation.

Examples of Work

Job functions are specific duties that would be included in the essential functions of the job description. These functions are not all-inclusive nor do they cover the full extent of the duties performed.

  • Evaluates all prescribers’ orders and verifies correctness of entries in computerized patient profiles.
  • Educates patients and family members on medications dispensed.
  • Compounds, labels and dispenses medications and pharmaceutical preparations.
  • Ensures delivery of pharmaceuticals to patient as prescribed by physician.
  • Directs the work of pharmacy technicians, pharmacy assistants, residents, interns, and pharmacy and/or veterinary students.
  • Participates in clinical conferences.
  • Maintains accurate records of controlled substances dispensed, purchased and destroyed, and ensures proper storage of same.
  • Performs routine inspections of patient care areas and clinic medication drug areas.

Education and Experience

Bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy

Licensure and Certification

Licensed as a pharmacist in accordance with Chapter 465, Florida Statutes.


May supervisor pharmacy technicians in assigned area.

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