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Date: Nov 20, 2020

Location: FORT LAUDERDALE, FL, US, 33315

The State Personnel System is an E-Verify employer. For more information click on our E-Verify website.

Requisition No: 266181 

Agency: Department of Health

Working Title: SENIOR PHARMACIST - 64051054

Position Number: 64051054 

Salary:  $90,000.00 

Posting Closing Date: 11/30/2020 


We request that all applications be completed with People First - no faxed or mailed applications to the agency. Experience, education, and/or training used to meet the minimum qualifications and in response to the qualifying questions must be verifiable through information contained in your application.

When completing the online application, all gaps of employment or education greater than 90 days starting from high school must be explained (approximate date, month, and year) identifying company name or if unemployed. Incomplete applications will not be considered.


This is a highly responsible position for a Senior Pharmacist licensed in the state of Florida, able to perform the duties of a professional pharmacist.
Dispenses prescriptions in accordance with various programs that the Health Department supports (ie: HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, Family Planning, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Epilepsy, Insulin, etc.).  Duties include data entry of prescription information, dispensing medications, quality assurance, providing medication education and counseling to patients, and providing clinical assessment that is necessary to ensure patient safety and improve compliance.
This individual is responsible for all supervisory duties including, but not limited to hiring and selection; developing performance plans; conducting performance appraisals; planning and directing their work; approving leave; and taking disciplinary action as appropriate.

Provides drug information to health care professionals and/or clients as well as patient consultation.  Instructs patients (and/or parents) on medication administration techniques as applicable.
Maintains and monitors the records and medication profiles of patients enrolled in various programs.  Prepares and coordinates the appropriate pay sources, program codes and forms for proper pharmacy billing.
Maintains a perpetual inventory control system for drugs and other items as appropriate.  Orders drugs from wholesaler or supplier on a daily basis (or as required).
Performs all duties and responsibilities as defined by the Florida Board of Pharmacy as the “Prescription Department Manager” of the Paul Hughes Health Center Pharmacy.
Generates and/or reviews monthly reports of the different programs to monitor expenditures and ensure accuracy.
Reports any problems/deficiencies to the Pharmacy Manager and/or Health Center Administrator and helps to develop solutions.
Reads and evaluates pharmacy literature and medical journals to keep informed of new developments related to all pharmaceutical operation.
Complies with policy and procedures regarding drug free workplace and HIPAA and is responsible for Information Security and HIPAA standards.
Performs other duties as required.


Knowledge of the principles, practices, standards and terminology used in the practice of pharmacy.
Knowledge of drug properties and usage including the effects of drug interactions.
Ability to administer a pharmacy or a section of a pharmacy.
Ability to compound and dispense pharmaceutical drugs, medications, and supplies.
Ability to formulate and implement pharmacy policies, methods, specifications and procedures.
Ability to provide training to staff members.
Ability to evaluate drug therapy against set criteria.
Ability to develop program policy manuals, rules and program monitoring methodologies, techniques and plans.
Ability to develop and maintain a perpetual inventory control system.
Ability to evaluate pharmacy methods, procedures, and services.
Ability to plan, organize and coordinate work assignments.
Ability to communicate effectively.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
Ability to monitor and coordinate clinical pharmacy services such as drug information, disease assessment, and medications management.

Florida registered pharmacist (license without restrictions).
Supervisory experience.
Experience working in a retail or ambulatory clinic pharmacy practice setting.
Data entry experience utilizing pharmacy specific computerized settings.
Valid driver's license.

A minimum of three years of work experience in a retail or ambulatory clinic pharmacy practice setting.
Experience with the ADAP and the Ryan White Part-B or pharmaceutical assistance program.

This position requires a security background check and/or drug screening and participation in direct deposit. 


Any misrepresentations or omissions will disqualify you from employment consideration.


You will be required to provide your Social Security Number (SSN) to conduct this background check.


You will be required to provide proof of education in the form of a degree or transcript.


The successful candidate will be required to complete the Form I-9 and that information will be verified using the E-Verify system. E-Verify is operated by the Department of Homeland Security in partnership with the Social Security Administration to verify employment eligibility.  

Incumbent may be required to work before, during and/or beyond normal work hours or days in the event of an emergency. Emergency duty required of the incumbent includes working in special needs shelter, or performing other emergency duties including, but not limited to, responses to or threats involving any disaster or threat of disaster, man-made or natural.

Male applicants born on or after October 1, 1962, will not be eligible for hire or promotion unless they are registered with the Selective Services System (SSS) before their 26th birthday, or have a Letter of Registration Exemption from the SSS. For more information, please visit the SSS website:

If you are a retiree of the Florida Retirement System (FRS), please check with the FRS on how your current benefits will be affected if you are re-employed with the State of Florida.  Your current retirement benefits may be canceled, suspended or deemed ineligible depending upon the date of your retirement.

The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.

VETERANS’ PREFERENCE.  Pursuant to Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, candidates eligible for Veterans’ Preference will receive preference in employment for Career Service vacancies and are encouraged to apply.  Candidates claiming Veterans’ Preference must attach supporting documentation with each submission that includes character of service (for example, DD Form 214 Member Copy #4) along with any other documentation as required by Rule 55A-7, Florida Administrative Code.  Veterans’ Preference documentation requirements are available by clicking here.  All documentation is due by the close of the vacancy announcement. 

Nearest Major Market: Fort Lauderdale
Nearest Secondary Market: Miami