Pharmacist - Outpatient Recovery in Jackson, MS at Acadia Healthcare

Date Posted: 6/6/2019

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Job Description

Overview

We are currently seeking a PRN Pharmacistfor our Jackson Comprehensive Treatment Center facility. This is a per diem (PRN) position. Operationg hours are Monday-Friday 5:00am-2:00pm; Saturday 6:00am-9:00am; Sunday closed.

Jackson Comprehensive Treatment Center, 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.

Job Requirements

  • 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 Mississippi

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