Pharmacist, Outpatient / Retail - Per Diem
Massachusetts General Hospital(MGH)

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The Outpatient Pharmacist reports to the pharmacy manager forBoston, pharmacy coordinator for Revere and Waltham. Pharmacists are expected tobe trained and cover shifts in all 3 pharmacies as needed. Pharmacists areresponsible for supervising technicians and pharmacy interns. Pharmacists areexpected to provide the highest level of pharmaceutical care to patients of MGHthrough excellent pharmacy stewardship, reliable and efficient systems andoperations, and through collegial relationships and teamwork. Assures pharmacyis an integral part of the health-care delivery system and facilitatesenhancement and expansion of pharmacy services/programs.


ThePharmacist collaborates with and serves as a resource for nurses, physicians,and other clinicians who participate in the management of patients receiving careat MGH Outpatient Pharmacy, MGH, and its affiliated Health Centers. He/she is responsible for coordinating and delivering pharmacy services incompliance with all applicable policies, regulatory agency requirements andstate and federal laws.


  • Works with the pharmacymanager/coordinator to meet area specific goals and goals of the department
  • Establishes collaborative pharmacist-patientrelationships
  • Ensures that all applicable Federal and Stateregulations are followed
  • Participates in interviews for hiring personneland interns
  • Preceptor for pharmacy interns
  • Participates in training and development forother pharmacists, technicians and interns
  • Assures safe and accurate dispensing ofmedications
  • Provides accurate verification of medications
  • Performs effective drug utilization review
  • Interprets, evaluates, and accurately processesprescriptions
  • Identifies, mitigates, prevents, and documentsproblems with prescriptions
  • Provides counseling to patients on the properuse of their medications, possible side effects and the role of prescribedmedications in the overall therapeutic care plan
  • Oversight of the prescription processing workflowincluding labeling and proper and safe storage of drugs
  • Manages all queues in the pharmacy software system
  • Monitors service performance metrics
  • Accurately dispenses controlled substances inaccordance with Massachusetts and Federal laws
  • Participates in perpetual inventory ofcontrolled substances
  • Participates in biennial controlled substanceinventories
  • Participates in semi-annual and periodicinventory of all drugs
  • Assists in daily cycle counts
  • Maintains records in accordance withMassachusetts and Federal laws
  • Assists staff with career ladder and staffdevelopment.
  • Adheres to pharmacy policies and procedures
  • Assists in developing new policies andprocedures
  • Coordinates and provides support to clinicalstudent programs.
  • Assists in the return of outdated medicationsto the reverse distributer
  • Ensures the timely processing of return tostock medications
  • Participates in Meds to Beds program
  • Manages patient's adherence through Time myMeds
  • Assists providers with prior-authorization, useof Cover My Meds if applicable
  • Participates in direct patient care.
  • Provides Medication Therapy Management
  • Participates in naloxone training anddispensing
  • Provides drug and drug related information tohealth care practitioners
  • Maintains and manages pharmacy system andautomation.
  • Represents the pharmacy department in multidisciplinarycommittees as needed.
  • Submits timely safety reports and providesfollow up as needed
  • Participates in ordering of supplies through thewholesaler, EBuy, standard register, Staples and other vendors as needed.
  • Utilizes the MassPAT prescription monitoringprogram for appropriate controlled substance monitoring
  • Troubleshoots issues that may occur with the automateddispensing robot
  • Escalates issues tosupervisors as needed
  • Participates in RiskEvaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS) compliance and monitoring.
  • Ability to make appropriate decisions, developand complete follow-up actions
  • Provides immunizations to patients
  • Patient-focused interpersonal and communicationskills.
  • Provides excellent customer service to allpatients and staff
  • Respond to patients, co-workers, medical staffand other health care providers in a positive, professional and courteousmanner
  • Ability to provide compassionate care to patients
  • Plays a pivotal role in the MGH culture ofproviding the right care at the right time in the right place
  • Participates in quality improvement and errorprevention strategies


  • Knowledge of contemporary outpatient pharmacysystems
  • Knowledge of relevant Federal and State lawsand regulations
  • General clinical knowledge and expertise intraditional therapeutics and patient centered care
  • Excellent comprehension of written policies andprocedures
  • Ability to make appropriate decisions, developand complete follow-up actions
  • Ability to motivate and direct staff
  • Ability to interact constructively withsupervisors, peers, and support personnel
  • Effective interpersonal and communicationskills (both written and oral)
  • Attention to detail and organizational ability
  • Effective writing skills
  • Effective presentation skills
  • Good prioritization skills
  • Effective problem solving skills
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Computer literacy
  • English proficiency


Validlicense to practice as a pharmacist in MA

ObtainsCE credits needed for license renewal as required


BSdegree in Pharmacy or PharmD degree required


  • 3 years' experience


  • Pharmacy technicians-10 FTE
  • Pharmacy Interns-2 FTE


  • Pharmacy inventory.
  • Pharmacy reimbursement


  • Standing, walking, able to lift 25 pounds

EEO Statement
MassachusettsGeneral Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer. By embracing diverse skills, perspectives and ideas, wechoose to lead. Applications from protected veterans and individuals withdisabilities are strongly encouraged.

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