New Mexico State University invites you to apply to be a part of a diverse, dynamic and welcoming learning and working environment in Las Cruces, NM. NMSU seeks employees who are creative and flexible in developing and evaluating new ideas and ways to evolve NMSU into the future. Located in the borderlands and adjacent to the mighty Rio Grande, NMSU is a proud Hispanic-serving institution in the minority-majority state of New Mexico. Southern New Mexico features an average of 294 days of sunshine annually, making NMSU ideal for job-seekers who enjoy hiking, mountain biking, canoeing and bird-watching. NMSU is committed to sustainability through improving and maintaining the quality of human life while preserving the integrity, stability, and beauty of ecological systems for the future. We are looking for student-centered employees with a passion for success. NMSU invites you to take the first step to your successful and rewarding career by applying today.
NMSU is New Mexico’s land-grant and space-grant institution, a comprehensive research institution dedicated to teaching, research, public service and outreach. In addition, the NMSU system includes a satellite learning center in Albuquerque, Cooperative Extension Service offices located in each of New Mexico’s 33 counties, and 12 agriculture research and science centers. New Mexico State University is the institution of choice for more than 15,000 students from 49 states and 89 foreign countries.
The City of Las Cruces is the second largest city in New Mexico and is located in Doña Ana County, approximately 45 miles north of El Paso, Texas, and 225 miles south of Albuquerque. Las Cruces is the economic and geographic center of the Mesilla Valley, the agricultural region on the floodplain of the Rio Grande which extends from Hatch to the west side of El Paso, Texas. The Organ Mountains, 10 miles to the east, are dominant in the city’s landscape, along with the Doña Ana Mountains, Robledo Mountains, and Picacho Peak. Las Cruces lies within a short driving distance of the Mexican border at Santa Teresa, as well as many other locations in the broader borderland region.
Geography, climate, demographics, and ambiance of Las Cruces and NMSU combine to offer a truly excellent place to thrive. Family members will discover a warm, open community that offers an attractive array of activities and outdoor recreation, amenities, services and opportunities, whether they are looking for top-notch education, meaningful employment, or simply a safe and comfortable place to live.
Job Duties and Responsibilities:
Provides pharmacy services to patients and medical practitioners. Fills prescriptions, dispenses medicines, counsels patients and medical practitioners regarding the nature and use of drugs. Prepares and maintains all necessary records on prescriptions, patient charges, and inventory.
Prepares and/or oversees the preparation and dispensing of prescription medications to patients or medical practitioners; makes decisions regarding generic substitution of prescribed pharmaceuticals. Counsels patients and/or medical practitioners on drug indications/contraindications, dosage, drug interactions, and side effects; provides other drug and pharmaceutical information as appropriate. Oversees the acquisition and disbursement of drugs and medications. Establishes and maintains methods and manner of storage and recordkeeping systems to provide for safekeeping of pharmaceuticals. Follows established departmental policies, procedures, and objectives, continuous quality improvement objectives, and safety, environmental, and/or infection control standards. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.
Knowledge of drugs and their indications, contraindications, dosing, side effects, and proper administration. Knowledge of clinical operations and procedures. Knowledge of related accreditation and certification requirements. Knowledge of policies and regulations pertaining to the disbursement of pharmaceutical drugs. Knowledge of patient care charts and patient histories.
Skill in the use of personal computers and related software applications.
Ability to maintain quality, safety, and/or infection control standards. Ability to supervise and train assigned staff. Ability to perform basic patient assessments and referrals. Ability to design and implement systems necessary to collect, maintain, and analyze data. Ability to communicate technical information to non-technical personnel.
Doctorate degree in related field.
Retail pharmacist experience, prescriptive authority for immunizations/contraception, preceptor license
State of New Mexico Licensed Pharmacist.