PRN Immunization Pharmacist
The primary purpose of the Immunization Pharmacist is to administer vaccines during pharmacy-led immunization clinics in a safe and effective manner consistent with all applicable policies, procedures, and legal requirements. This position is located at our Woodridge, IL pharmacy.
- Possess knowledgeable understanding of current vaccine information, health care concepts, and all regulations relative to the practices of pharmacist-based immunization delivery.
- Ensure all necessary vaccines and supplies are available for each vaccination clinic and maintain proper storage of vaccines and supplies.
- Counsel patients and provide appropriate Vaccine Information Statements (VIS) during each clinic.
- Report any adverse events as required to the Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System (VAERS) and to the primary care provider named by the patient.
- Model a professional role while participating in clinics. Assume responsibilities including assigning, directing, and overseeing other pharmacy staff to achieve and maintain efficient and safe delivery of all vaccines.
- Collaborate with nursing community employees as required before, during, and after clinics.
- Travel as required to attend clinics at various locations.
- Any and all duties as assigned.
To perform this job successfully, the ability to perform each essential duty satisfactorily is necessary and the qualifications listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required:
- Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmacy or Doctorate of Pharmacy (PharmD) from NABP accredited College of Pharmacy.
- Valid state registered pharmacist license.
- Ability to maintain organization and prioritize.
- Exhibit initiative, professionalism, and reliability.
- Successfully completed an Immunization course of training accredited by the Accreditation Council on Pharmacy Education (ACPE), or a similar health authority or professional body approved by the Division of Professional Regulation.
- Valid Basic Life Support Certification for Healthcare Providers issued by the American Heart Association, the American Red Cross, the American Safety and Health Institute, or an equivalent as determined by the Division of Professional Regulation.
- Comply with annual TB testing and blood borne pathogen training.
- Previous vaccination with Hepatitis B series or willingness to receive Hepatitis B series as a condition of employment.
- Excellent customer service, interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills, and enthusiasm to serve senior residents.
- Immunization administration experience.