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Staff Pharmacist job in Worthington MN | NEWS-Line for Respiratory Care Professionals

Staff Pharmacist

Worthington, MN

Sterling Pharmacy


Mary Anderley

[email protected]


Sterling Pharmacy in Worthington, MN is part of Astrup Companies - an innovative, growing, family-owned and locally grown business. We have a rich, 70+ year history, with companies servicing every aspect of the pharmacy industry. As an employee of Sterling Pharmacy, you can expect to be treated with care and respect.

  • This position would be a Full-time, approximately 30 hours/week position. Monday - Friday position, with occasional Saturday shifts with competitive wages.

  • Store hours of operation are Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 7:00 pm & Saturday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm.

  • We offer Full health benefits, a 401(k) program with a company match and a Profit Sharing bonus program.

To learn more about Astrup companies and our history, click this link: https://astrupcompanies.com/careers



  • Graduate of an accredited school/college of pharmacy.

  • Licensed as a Pharmacist in the State in which you will be working (MN/IA)


  • Detail oriented and very organized

  • Able to handle a high stress environment

  • Two or more years of pharmacy experience in a retail/community setting

Job Description: The Staff Pharmacist will provide pharmacy dispensing, consultation, and clinical services to Sterling Pharmacy patients and have direct communication with Pharmacy Manager and Store Manager.

Core Competencies & Responsibilities:

  • Build healthier lives through caring relationships with co-workers and customers

  • Thorough knowledge pharmacy practice and law

  • Understands the customers’ needs are the #1 priority above anything else

  • Assist in training of other staff pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, and customer service associates

  • Receive, process, fill, and check prescriptions accurately and in a timely manner

  • Respond to all patient inquiries in a timely fashion

  • Provide the best possible service to patients

  • Adhere to policies and procedures related to pharmacy operations

  • Abide by all statutes, rules and regulations related to pharmacy practice, both State and Federal

  • Represent Sterling Pharmacy as a pharmacist to the general public and at professional events

  • Collect appropriate information for billing of Medicaid and Medicare for DME and supplies and reconcile claims to ensure adequate payment

  • Ensure that patients are counseled on all new prescriptions and on any refills where there has been a change in therapy or patient condition

  • Address and resolve patient/employee complaints in the absence of pharmacy manager

  • Be prepared and willing to perform pharmacy technician and customer service associate duties, as necessary.

  • Stay current with the latest information on drug therapy and side effects

  • Complete continuing education requirements of the Board of Pharmacy

  • Maintain CPR certification

  • Complete training/certification for administering immunizations and maintain competency

  • Be aware of prescription drug pricing and reimbursement to achieve optimal gross profit margins

  • Assist in managing drug inventory levels to achieve optimal return on investment

  • Communicate with Pharmacy Manager on a regular basis

  • Be aware of and support promotional activity within the pharmacy and Home Health Care category

  • Respond to emails, voice messages and memos from corporate staff in a timely fashion (typically within one business day) if Pharmacy Manager is gone

  • Participate in new programs and services for pharmacists to help patients achieve good therapeutic outcomes

  • Be aware of continuous quality improvement and quality assurance programs in pharmacies

  • Adapt quickly to company changes related to policy and workflow.

  • Participate and engage with weekly/daily touchpoint meetings then follow through on what was discussed

  • Help the PIC encourage and support employees engaging with customer on all marketing material given by corporate

  • Participate in expectations with the Profit Incentive Program

  • Complete other duties as assigned

Performance Requirements:

  • Possess a thorough knowledge of organizational policies, procedures, and systems

  • Comply to all Astrup Companies policy and procedures

  • Create a culture of positivity and excitement within the workplace

  • Develop constructive and cooperative working relationships with other team members. Care. Respect their time, work and talents.

  • Be able to multitask

  • Be focused and disciplined

  • Possess excellent organizational skills, with attention to detail and accuracy

  • Be self-motivated and able to work well on an independent basis

  • Display strong customer service skills

  • Innovate - Think outside-the-box. Bring original ideas to the team/organization

  • Embrace our Guiding Principles. Use them to guide decision making.

  • Go Beyond!

Physical Requirements & Work Demands:

  • The ability to work up to 40 hours per week

  • The ability to maintain a flexible schedule including early morning, evening and weekend hours

  • In a typical 8-hour day lifting or carrying items up to approximately 25 lbs.

  • In a typical day standing approximately 8 hours

  • In a typical 8-hour day spending 2 hours on the telephone

Working Environment:

  • This position will be in a typical retail pharmacy setting at one or more locations and is of normal climate and temperature.


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