Sacramento - PRN Pharmacist (REQ#32469):

Sacramento California

PharMerica Corporation is a premier institutional pharmacy services provider, dedicated to providing quality patient care and innovative pharmacy solutions to institutional customers and patients in long-term care settings. With nearly $2 billion in annual revenues, PharMerica is the second largest institutional pharmacy company in America. PharMerica operates more than 100 institutional pharmacies in over 40 states and serves nursing facilities that care for approximately 350,000 patients.

PharMerica Sacramento is recruiting a Per Diem Pharmacist to join our team.


The Pharmacist’s primary responsibility will be to travel to skilled nursing facilities to restock and audit Automated Dispensing Machines (ADS) as required by California law to be done by a pharmacist. Most machines will be in the Sacramento/Woodland vicinity with one located in Fairfield.


Essential Functions:

  • Travel to skilled nursing facilities to restock and audit Automated Dispensing Machines (ADS) as required by California law to be done by a pharmacist.
  • Remove near expiration products from the ADS as they appear on generated reports.
  • Work with pharmacy management to resolve ADS discrepancies.
  • Evaluates physician medication orders for appropriateness of drug, dosage, potential interactions, route of administration and stability.  Makes recommendations for therapy changes to the physician and facility staff as appropriate.  Works with patient medical information to conduct Drug Utilization Review (DUR) on all prescriptions and review clinical edits to ensure there is no adverse drug interaction.
  • Maintains patient/resident database to include appropriate current and past medical history, appropriate clinical and laboratory data, and concurrent medication (including over-the-counter and home remedies).  Works with appropriate pharmacy technician in reconciling Controlled Substances Log(s) with inventory on hand and prescriptions dispensed to comply with state and federal regulations.
  • Works with Chief RPh to ensure that implementation of cost containment strategies (Pre-Pack, Front-End Process, Cycle-Fill, etc.) occurs on all dispensing and procurement activities.
  • Provides clinical expertise by responding to drug-related questions and concerns initiated by internal (Technicians, Nursing Staff) and external (Directors of Nursing, Administrators) customers.
  • Collaborates with the healthcare team to provide clinical and technical support as needed.
  • Documents all communication with physicians, nurses, other members of the healthcare team and patients/residents and their family members in the medical record.
  • Obtains, as necessary, and maintains all required documentation in accordance with federal and state regulatory agencies and PharMerica policy.
  • Implements policies and procedures for the safe procurement, storage, distribution and use of drugs and biologicals, as well as disposal of drugs.
  • Assists facility/agency staff personnel with procedures relating to safe and effective methods of procuring, maintaining, administering and disposing of drugs.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited School of Pharmacy or Pharmacy Doctorate.
  • Current license in the state of California required.
  • Must be willing and able to travel up to an hour away.
  • Must be available to work one 8 hour day every other week. Schedule is flexible.



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