Pharmacist - COVID 19 Vaccine

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Pharmacist - COVID 19 Vaccine


UHC Pharmacy Services

About the University of Georgia:

The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ( UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,600 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 36,000 students including over 27,500 undergraduates and over 8,500 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

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Benefits Eligible

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Full Time

Additional Schedule Information:

Monday through Friday 8:00 am until 5:00 pm

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Open until filled:


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Location of Vacancy:

Athens Area

EEO Policy Statement:

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR ([email protected]).

Classification Title:

Pharmacist AD



Minimum Qualifications:

Requires at least a baccalaureate degree in the field. Please contact your Human Resources office for an evaluation of education/experience in lieu of the required minimum qualifications.

Preferred Qualifications:

Graduate of an ACPE-accredited College of Pharmacy. Currently licensed to practice in the state of Georgia. Minimum one year experience as a Pharmacist. Knowledge of COVID-19 vaccine and GDPH Phase guidelines for administration. Knowledge of COVID-19 vaccine preparation. Ability to administer vaccine.

Position Summary:

Pharmacists are responsible for counseling patients, dispensing medications, maintaining patient health records, providing leadership and supervision, successfully operating current technology and dispensing systems, managing inventory, providing drug information, and demonstrating current clinical knowledge. This position will be responsible for assisting in UHC’s closed Point of Dispensing agreement obligations with Georgia Department of Health which includes receipt, inventory control, dispensing, preparation and administration of COVID-19 vaccine. This is a Limited-Term, one year position.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies:

Competency in dispensing medications and operating dispensing systems. Answering requests for drug information from clinical staff, patients, and employees. Setting priorities, and work independently with Health Center staff. Coordinating activities that relate to supplies, budgeting, and performance improvement. Meeting pharmaceutical care needs of adolescent, adult, and geriatric patients. Meeting the needs of ambulatory patients seen at the Health Center. Operating pharmacy software and be familiar with electronic health software as it relates to pharmacy.

Physical Demands:

Stand for long periods of time (4-8 hours).
Lift and carry moderate loads (25lbs.).
See small objects clearly and discriminate color.
Communicate and transcribe phone orders.
Operate all equipment required.

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Does this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care?:


Does this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications):


Credit and P-Card policy:

Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website.


Serves as a pharmacist in accordance with UHC and Georgia Department of Health (GDPH) for closed point of dispensing (POD) agreement for COVID-19 vaccine. Prepares and dispenses vaccine. Maintains vaccine inventory records. Receives vaccine shipments. Ensures proper storage and monitors temperature logs. Maintains and documents according to cold chain requirements. Administers vaccine. Ensures appropriate inventory decrementing in Georgia Registry of Immunization Transactions and Services (GRITS) system. Familiarity with emergency preparedness and response procedures. Serves as back-up pharmacist for COVID-19 vaccine ordering through GDPH.

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Engages patients during counseling sessions by using open-ended questions, a counseling method considered to be the standard of practice. Assists in responding to COVID-19 vaccine-related questions. Communicates openly and honestly. Maintains confidentially. Demonstrates commitment to the highest standards of care, compassion, and service. Willing to help resolve issues and look for avenues to improve service. Works closely and maintains relationship with COVID-19 Vaccine Response team Performs duties of pharmacist as part of the COVID-19 Vaccine Response team.

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Ensures that each prescription dispensed meets strict standards for accuracy, quality, and adverse reaction screening. Complies with all Federal and State laws and regulations. Understands and complies with UHC Pharmacy policies and procedures as they relate to the practice of pharmacy. Ensures the correct medication, at the correct dose for the patient’s age is dispensed. Dispenses COVID-19 vaccine and documents according to UHC Pharmacy policies and procedures. Consults with prescriber as necessary to ensure proper therapy. Enters prescriptions filled from non-UHC clinicians in the patient’s medication list in the Electronic Health Record.

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After receiving training and instruction, uses dispensing systems and technology to maximize efficiency and workflow. Utilizes GRITS to verify accurate inventory counts, to enter received inventory and to record any additional COVID-19 vaccine documentation. Shares knowledge with co-workers. Demonstrates competence in information management principles. Participates in programs that improve knowledge and skills required for the job.

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Maintains required records of COVID-19 vaccine inventory as required by GDPH and as it relates to UHC Pharmacy’s overall inventory management. Understands and participates in specific procedures to manage inventory including inventory receiving, handling of expired drugs, drug recalls, return to stock for prescriptions not claimed, return of overstocked items to wholesaler, maintenance of over-the-counter inventory, and cycle counts of prescription drug inventory. Consistently participate in these inventory management strategies to ensure the successful transfer of inventory. Assists in responding to patient and provider questions related to COVID-19 vaccine. Familiarity with reference materials available. Familiar with informational resources, drug company medical service phone numbers and poison control phone numbers. Provide recommendations and guidance involving medications administered in the UHC Medical Clinics. Maintains required pharmacy continuing education to stay abreast of current practice standards.

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Job No:
Posted: 2/20/2021
Application Due: 5/21/2021
Work Type: Full Time