Pharmacist - Grade 25

Positions in this title can be hired through NY HELPS

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This title exists within Various New York State Agencies and has approximately 221 positions statewide.

*The number of positions is approximate and represents the number of positions established (both filled and vacant); it is not an indication or reference to position type or duration, or intent to be filled.

Career Ladder

A listing of titles that are most commonly used as steps for upward mobility for this title series.

Salary Information for Pharmacist
Title Grade Hiring Rate/yr Job Rate/yr
Pharmacist 25 $93,530 $117,875
Pharmacy Supvr 27 $103,784 $127,830
Pharmacy Supvr P&R 27 $103,784 $127,830
Pharmacy Manager 29 $114,976 $140,815
Pharmacy Services Dir 64 $123,793 $156,224

All salary grades for trainees titles are non-statutory (NS) equated to the salary grade identified. These grade equations apply to the starting salaries in their respective salary schedule for the traineeship levels.

This title may exist in more than one negotiating unit. This salary schedule represents the most typical salary for this title. Click here to view additional salary information regarding the various bargaining units.

An individual's final salary is determined by the Office of the State Comptroller. This salary schedule does not reflect any Special Salary Treatments

Job Duties

As a Pharmacist, you would be responsible for the provision of pharmaceutical care, including the review, monitoring, dispensing, and distribution of inpatient and outpatient medications. You would also be responsible for providing drug information, conducting medication counseling sessions, supervising pharmacy aides, and participating in pharmacy and facility wide performance improvement activities. You may be required to provide clinical and distributive services including Drug Utilization Reviews (DUR), pharmacotherapy consults, anticoagulation management, health and wellness program participation, dispensing and other clinical and distributive services as assigned. You would optimize medication use by actively managing drug therapy and by identifying, preventing and resolving medication-related problems either directly or as part of the treatment team. You would collect, analyze and report on medication therapy related data to enhance patient safety and improve patient care and be responsible for maintaining safe, effective and efficient operations in the pharmacy department. You would also be involved in maintaining accurate dispensing, distribution and related inventory records.

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Summary of Minimum Qualifications

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How to Apply

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Mobility Options

Career mobility is not just limited to the titles in the Career Ladder, above. Additional movement may be achieved through transfers opportunities or other examinations.

For additional information or clarification of transfer determinations, current State employees should contact the Career Mobility Office at (518) 485-6199 or (800) 553-1322.

You can also visit ELMS Online to view established open-competitive, promotion, and transition eligible lists.

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