Army Pharmacy SpecialistEnlisted


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Prepares, controls, and issues pharmaceutical products under the supervision of a pharmacist or physician.

Supervises pharmacy operations; performs duties shown in preceding level of skill; ensures compliance with quality control methods and procedures; assists in compiling information for Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee Meetings; assists in revision and update of hospital formulary or drug list; reviews work schedules; establishes, reviews, evaluates and makes necessary revisions to training programs; ensures compliance with Army and Federal rules, laws and regulations relative to pharmacy operations; directs and supervises supply inventories; reviews established stock levels to ensure compliance with command guidance; reviews requisitions for standard and nonstandard items and emergency medications; reviews, consolidates and prepares technical, personnel and administrative reports; assists pharmacist in personnel matters; prepares manpower survey reports; coordinates pharmacy and personnel matters pertaining to pharmacy with other elements of medical treatment facility; reviews operations to ensure compliance with Joint Commission Accreditation Hospital Organizations standards.

The Chief Medical NCO is the principal non-commissioned officer who supervises, and performs related duties as the senior advisor to Commanders, Directors, and Chiefs of Departments and staff agencies on all matters pertaining to enlisted personnel; they perform these duties in multifunctional medical and dental treatment facilities, medical staff activities, or in medical units formed under the Table of Organization and Equipment (TOE), or Table of Distribution and Allowances (TDA) concept; (2) The Chief Medical NCO must be qualified in one of the following seven MOS (91E, 91G, 91J, 91M, 91P, 91Q, and 91W) at the grade MSG; must be knowledgeable in technical mission, responsibilities and operations of all medical functional activities; to include division and higher levels of medical special, general and joint staff sections, large and medium size hospitals, health centers and clinics, battery, company and troop size units, and all levels of echelons for medical organizations to include all major commands; must be able to plan, coordinate and supervise activities pertaining to unit organization, training, tactical and technical operations; provides advice and makes recommendations to the commander and staff on all matters pertaining to enlisted Soldiers and their families; accompanies the commander on inspections, visits and ceremonies; assists in inspection of command activities, facilities and personnel as prescribed by the commander; ensures adherence to command policies; holds First Sergeants' or Sergeants' Major call to announce information and instruction; ensures that newly assigned enlisted personnel are instructed in military courtesy, customs of the service and command regulations or policies; responsible for monitoring training or conducts training of enlisted soldiers; assesses training at all levels and provides feedback to appropriate commanders and leaders; provides counsel and guidance to NCOs and other enlisted soldiers of the command; responsible for and provides guidance on Non-Commissioned Officer Education System (NCOES) and Non-Commissioned Officer Development Program (NCODP); inspects duties performed by subordinate NCOs; notes discrepancies and initiates appropriate corrective action; assists in reception of visitors to the command; serves as president or member of command promotion board or removal board for NCOs, as authorized by regulations; sits as chairperson or member of a command's Military Member of the Quarter/Year competition for enlisted soldiers or NCOs, as directed by local regulations; responsible for quality, control and training of noncommissioned officer evaluation reports (NCOER) while ensuring timely submissions; reviews evaluation reports to determine compliance with policies and procedures and recommends corrective actions on deficiencies to commanders, other leaders and rating officials; performs other duties prescribed by the commander; assists in the professional development of junior and company grade officer.

Prepares, controls, and issues pharmaceutical products; prescription handling and dispensing: under close supervision, manually or using a computerized system; receives, interprets, compounds, manufactures, fills, labels, issues and files prescription, bulk drug, sterile product and/or unit dose orders; evaluates orders to verify dosage, dosage regimen and quantity to be dispensed; checks for completeness and correctness and for common interactions, in-compatibilities and availability; refers questionable orders or questions on basic formulation to supervisor for clarification; reduces or enlarges formulas, as required; calculates and annotates proper dosage; evaluates completed orders to ensure integrity of final product; provides information regarding availability, strength and composition of medications to physicians or pharmacists; verifies patient eligibility for receipt of medication; provides instructions to patients regarding medication consumption and side effects; performs quality control checks on medications; issues medications to patients, wards, clinics and other using agencies; supply, administration and maintenance: assigns and records prescription numbers; delivers unit dose, sterile products, bulk drug and controlled drug orders; prepares prescription labels and affixes auxiliary labels; maintains signature cards and prescription files; prepares and maintains files of controlled substances stock cards, records and work units; maintains master formula record, batch sheet and patient medication record; maintains pharmacy reference files and publication library; prepares and files pharmaceutical reports; prepares requisitions for and receives, packs, unpacks, stores, safeguards and accounts for inventories; controls and issues pharmaceuticals and pharmacy supplies; inspects, calibrates, operates and performs preventive maintenance on common pharmaceutical manufacturing and packaging equipment; cleans and disinfects pharmacy equipment and work areas; packs, unpacks, loads and unloads equipment and assists in setting up unit equipment; provides technical guidance to lower grade personnel in accomplishment of these duties; prepares, controls and issues pharmaceutical products to include chemotherapeutics; evaluates sterile products and orders to include calculations, identification of drug interactions and drug compatibilities; maintain pharmacy system database; assists with or supervises pharmacy operations; prescription handling and dispensing: refers questionable drug orders or questions on basic formulation to appropriate professional for clarification; prepares master formula cards and drug control ledgers; reviews and updates compounding formula reference file; supervises requisitioning of standard and nonstandard supplies; establishes and maintains stock levels; researches and interprets pharmaceutical supply catalogs; disposes of unserviceable and outdated pharmaceuticals; organizes work schedules, assigns duties and instructs subordinates in work techniques, procedures, and evaluates pharmacy operations; establishes work priorities and distributes work load; inspects pharmacy area to ensure orderly, clean and safe environment; supervises operational maintenance program of pharmacy equipment; prepares and conducts training programs; evaluates personnel performance, counsels personnel and prepares evaluation reports; prepares and updates pharmacy Standard Operating Procedure.

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