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CTC - Pharmacist in Bangor, ME at Acadia Healthcare

Date Posted: 4/16/2019

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Bangor, ME
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    At least 3 year(s)
  • Date Posted:
    4/16/2019

Job Description

Overview

We are currently seeking a part-time Pharmacist for our Discovery House Bangor facility. Hours are approximately 10 hours per week or as needed.

Discovery House Bangor, a member of Acadia Healthcare's Comprehensive Treatment Centers, is a part of the leader in medication assisted treatment for individuals struggling with an opioid addiction. With full-circle care that includes a blend of therapies and the use of safe and effective medications, we are prepared to treat the entire problem, not just a piece of it.

Position Characteristics

The Pharmacist is responsible for the accountability of prescription medications to patients and maintenance of accurate records; provides expertise in the safe use of prescription medications in an outpatient clinic setting.



Responsibilities

  • Fills prescriptions, verifies instructions from physicians on the proper amounts of medication to give to patients;
  • Checks whether prescriptions will interact negatively with other drugs that a patient is taking or any medical conditions the patient has;
  • Instructs patients on how and when to take a prescribed medicine and informs them about potential side effects they may experience from taking the medicine;
  • Advises patients about general health topics, such as diet, exercise, managing stress, and on other issues, such as what equipment or supplies would be best to treat a health problem;
  • Teaches other healthcare practitioners about proper medication therapies for patients;
  • Completes insurance forms and work with insurance companies to ensure that patients get the medicines they need;
  • May oversee the work of pharmacy technicians and/or pharmacists in training (interns)
  • Keeps required federal, state, local or corporate records, and does other administrative tasks necessary for the professional practice of pharmacy in a clinic; and,
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Qualifications

  • Doctorate degree in pharmacy from an accredited college or university
  • Prefer previous experience in behavioral health or substance abuse treatment
  • No history of alcohol or drug misuse for a period of three years before employment.

Licenses/Certifications:

  • Must have a current Pharmacist License in the state of Maine. 

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