Job Description:Job SummaryProvides pharmacy consulting services with empathy to patients regarding the effective usage of medications and awareness with drug interactions. Responsible for overseeing the daily operations of the pharmacy department and is accountable for workflow management, clinical management of patients, continuous quality improvement, adherence to policy and procedure, compliance with internal and external regulatory bodies, pharmacy sales, expense control and inventory management, and image through the accurate filling of prescriptions, and ensuring the highest level of customer service (including patients, providers, and pharmaceutical and payer partners), and developing and protecting department assets.This is a Specialty Float position. Locations include Rockford, Glenview, Waukegan, and City of Chicago.Job ResponsibilitiesPatient Experience
Models and shares customer service best practices with all team members to deliver a distinctive and joyful experience, including interpersonal habits that show care (e.g., greeting, eye contact, courtesy, etc.) and Walgreens service traits (e.g., demonstrating curiosity to identify needs and proactively helping, servicing until satisfied, championing empathy and inclusivity, etc.).
Responds to patient inquiries and complaints in a timely manner and answers questions to ensure a positive patient experience.
Manages the daily operation of the pharmacy department.
Improves prescription numbers, pharmacy sales, profit, and image through the accurate filling of prescriptions, and by providing courteous and efficient service to patients, prescribers, pharmaceutical manufacturers, payers, and health systems.
Reports prescription errors immediately and adheres to Company policies and procedures relating to prescription incidents and the Quality Improvement Program.
Complies with all federal and state laws and regulations and Company policies governing all drugs and products; maintains required records, documentation, and reports.
Recommends and implements asset protection controls and procedures to identify and minimize profit loss.
Improves and maintains pharmacy department housekeeping, maintenance, and appearance for the safety, health, and well-being of patients and team members, and ensures adherence to applicable government regulations and laws.
Controls the store's safe and "bank," including electronic register readings, cash withdrawals, cash accounts, daily cash reports, cash over and short records, and other reports related to cash management.
Assures proper operation and maintenance of pharmacy department systems and equipment.
Maintains awareness of third-party pharmacy business opportunities and assures proper administration and implementation of third-party pharmacy systems and procedures to lessen payment rejections. Resolves third-party rejection problems promptly and resubmits rejected claims for payment promptly. Manages and controls Prescription Department inventory. Adheres to Company buying procedures, recommends and orders merchandise from proper internal and external sources.
People & Performance Management
Supervises pharmacy department team members to assure performance of required functions and adherence to Company policies and procedures. Ensures proper licensure of all pharmacy department personnel. Confirms pharmacy department employees are trained in all required functions regarding payer and pharmaceutical contractual requirements (adverse event reporting, data and inventory reporting, clinical management). Reaffirms with all pharmacy department personnel, regularly, their obligations regarding prescription dispensing only in good faith.
Training & Personal Development
Maintains current knowledge and required licensing/credentialing/certification as established by federal and state regulations to provide such clinical services.
Seeks professional development by monitoring one’s performance, solicits for constructive feedback, and leverages pharmacy manager as mentor and coach. Maintains current knowledge and skills related to pharmacy and healthcare by reading pharmacy related journals, company publications, and communications. Maintains awareness of developments in retail and management and pursues best practices that would enhance performance.
Maintains and develops good working relationships with physicians and other health professionals. Works collaboratively, along with the Local Specialty Pharmacy staff.
About Walgreens and WBAWalgreens www.walgreens.com is included in the U.S. Retail Pharmacy and U.S. Healthcare segments of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (Nasdaq: WBA), an integrated healthcare, pharmacy and retail leader with a 170-year heritage of caring for communities. WBA’s purpose is to create more joyful lives through better health. Operating nearly 9,000 retail locations across America, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, Walgreens is proud to be a neighborhood health destination serving nearly 10 million customers each day. Walgreens pharmacists play a critical role in the U.S. healthcare system by providing a wide range of pharmacy and healthcare services, including those that drive equitable access to care for the nation’s medically underserved populations. To best meet the needs of customers and patients, Walgreens offers a true omnichannel experience, with fully integrated physical and digital platforms supported by the latest technology to deliver high-quality products and services in communities nationwide.Title: Pharmacist Local SpecialtyCompany Indicator: WalgreensEmployment Type: Full-timeJob Function: RetailFull Store Address: 5503 E STATE,ROCKFORD,IL,61108-02381-21184-SFull District Office Address: 5503 E STATE,ROCKFORD,IL,61108-02381-21184-SExternal Basic Qualifications:
BS in Pharmacy or Pharm D Degree from an accredited educational institute.
Current pharmacist license in the states within the district.
At least 1 year of pharmacy experience including prescription filling and verification, records and legal compliance, pharmacy operations, pharmacy software and technology systems and insurance.
Experience performing prescription dispensing activities that demonstrate a strong working knowledge of applicable state and federal controlled substance laws.
Has completed specialized training regarding medication and disease state or has sufficient practical experience that is necessary to provide specialized services offered at clinic location (HIV, Organ Transplant, Oncology, etc.).
Previous experience at a Walgreens Local Specialty Pharmacy.
An average of 3.7 or above on leadership behaviors on the last performance review if one is on file. (Internal candidates only)
At least 6 months pharmacy experience with Walgreen Co.
The following information is applicable for San Francisco, CA applicants: Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.An Equal Opportunity Employer, including disability/veterans.To see the salary range for this position please click here: Pay Transparency Pharmacist Local Specialty (https://jobs.walgreens.com/en/payrphls) .If you are applying on a job board or unable to click on the link, please copy and paste this URL into your browser https://jobs.walgreens.com/en/payrphlsShift: VariousStore:Full-time