Pharmacist I PRN - Cancer Institute Pharmacy

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Job Type: PartTime
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Type of Position:
Other Health Care - Medical Ancillary Support

Job Type:

Temporary (Fixed Term)

Work Shift:

Sponsorship Available:


Institution Name:

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

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UAMS offers amazing benefits and perks (available for benefits eligible positions only ):

  • Health: Medical, Dental and Vision plans available for qualifying staff and family
  • Holiday, Vacation and Sick Leave
  • Education discount for staff and dependents (undergraduate only)
  • Retirement: Up to 10% matched contribution from UAMS
  • Basic Life Insurance up to $50,000
  • Career Training and Educational Opportunities
  • Merchant Discounts
  • Concierge prescription delivery on the main campus when using UAMS pharmacy

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PTSL Cancer Institute OP Team A

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Summary of Job Duties:

This is a PRN position with variable days/hours. The Pharmacist I PRN in the Cancer Institute Pharmacy ensures safe, accurate and appropriate use of medications, by evaluating prescribers’ orders for dosing, allergies and contraindications. The Pharmacist I helps oversee and direct the work of supportive pharmacy personnel, including technicians and students. They prepare and dispense medications, including oral and injectable medications and hazardous drugs (including chemotherapy). The Pharmacist I is responsible for prioritizing the work in a way that best meets the needs of patients, the pharmacy, and other stakeholders and customers. They will answer pharmacy-related questions for patients, other health professionals and the public. The Pharmacist I will report adverse drug events and medication safety events, and will document interventions in the medical record. They will recommend appropriate and cost-effective drug therapy options and provide medication counseling to patients and their families. The Pharmacist I promotes and participates in the defined missions of the service line and the strategic goals of the health system.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Licensed registered pharmacist by the state of Arkansas, or eligible for licensure in Arkansas
    (licensure includes requirement for education component; must be a graduate of an ACPE
    accredited college of pharmacy as a condition of licensure)
  • Proficiency in utilization of electronic health record and other computer systems, excellent
    customer service, broad knowledge of pharmacy regulations and practices, knowledge of
    proper aseptic technique, sterile compounding, and hazardous drug handling regulations and
    best practices

Preferred Qualifications

  • Pharm.D.
  • 2 years applicable experience (i.e. previous hospital experience, sterile compounding
    experience, hazardous drug handling, etc.)
  • Ability: aseptic technique/sterile compounding


Medication Dispensing

  • Reviews and verifies medication orders, including checking for appropriateness, proper dosing, contraindications, allergies, proper volumes and concentrations, mixing instructions, administration instructions, etc.
  • Ensures proper preparation and labeling of oral & injectable medications
  • Performs sterile compounding of hazardous and non-hazardous medications
  • Performs final check of all medications before dispensing
  • Properly utilizes technology to perform job, including all hoods, pumps, computers/software, barcode scanning, etc.
  • Dispenses investigational drugs accurately
  • Collaborates regularly with RNs, APRNs and physicians in the provision and coordination of patient care

Medication Safety & Quality

  • Understands and complies with relevant regulatory standards and all departmental policies
  • Has a thorough knowledge of regulations, enforceable standards and best practices for compounded sterile products and hazardous drug handling, and practices strict aseptic technique at all times
  • Documents interventions in the medical record
  • Reports all patient safety events in the appropriate medication safety reporting tool
  • Calibrates Repeater pumps when appropriate, and documents calibration on the appropriate log sheet
  • Promptly reports to supervisor or other appropriate individual if there are any deficiencies or problems with any equipment, facilities, or drug distribution

Workflow & Operations

  • Prioritizes workflow based on patient needs, staffing availability, and rapidly changing workload
  • Oversees the work of technicians, student employees, and students or residents on rotation
  • Corrects, rather than ignores, any problems with operations or medication dispensing and distribution
  • Helps manage inventory (using oldest/shortest-dated stock first, informing buyer of low inventory, suggesting strategies for minimizing waste, etc.)
  • Makes suggestions and provides feedback to supervisor/assistant director on operational and workflow concerns


  • Participates in ad hoc training of new staff and students on rotation
  • Educates patients and hospital staff when needed
  • Answers questions related to medication distribution
  • Provides drug information to patients, nurses, providers, other pharmacy staff, and the public

Additional Information:

Salary Information:


Required Documents to Apply:


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Special Instructions to Applicants:

Recruitment Contact Information:

Please contact [email protected]  for any recruiting related questions.

All application materials must be uploaded to the University of Arkansas System Career Site  

Please do not send to listed recruitment contact.

Pre-employment Screening Requirements:

Annual TB Screening, FBI Background Check

This position is subject to pre-employment screening (criminal background, drug testing, and/or education verification). A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication alone shall not disqualify an applicant except as provided by law. Any criminal history will be evaluated in relationship to job responsibilities and business necessity.  The information obtained in these reports will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law. 

Constant Physical Activity:


Frequent Physical Activity:

Feeling, Grasping, Hearing, Manipulate items with fingers, including keyboarding, Repetitive Motion, Sharps, Sitting, Standing, Talking, Walking

Occasional Physical Activity:

Crouching, Kneeling, Lifting, Pulling, Pushing, Reaching, Stooping

Benefits Eligible:


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