Relief Pharmacist

$65.00 - $73.00 hourly
  • Costco Wholesale
  • East Lansing, MI, USA
  • May 01, 2022
Part time Biotech Grocery Health Care Pharmaceutical Retail

Job Description

Relief Pharmacist

$65 - $73 an hour

Job Type

US work authorization (Required)
Doctorate (Preferred)

Full Job Description

Position: Relief Pharmacist - LIMITED PART TIME ONLY

Looking for pharmacists NOT in the retail field or direct competition with Costco due to conflicts of interest.

Work Schedule: Variable Reports To: Nikko Chronis

Duration: Regular Location: 1277 - EAST LANSING MI WHSE

Department: Pharmacy FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Classification: Hourly Off-Scale

Proof of Readiness sick/personal time, FMLA, or other protected absences.)

Position Summary

Measures, labels, verifies, and dispenses prescription medications. Maintains patient records and exercises discretion with all information. Keeps pharmacy clean. Assists and counsels members regarding prescriptions, merchandise, and services while providing prompt and courteous member service. Follows proper safety and security procedures and standards.

Job Duties/Essential Functions

Essential Functions:

Develops, coaches, counsels, and directs within Pharmacy personnel.

Fulfills roles of pharmacy manager when he or she is absent.

Implements and upholds proper Pharmacy and general safety procedures and standards.

Measures and counts medication into appropriate container. Dispenses prescription medications.

Labels prescriptions and applies appropriate warning stickers.

Verifies prescriptions and refills with physician by phone. Selects substitutions when necessary.

Obtains patient medical history and maintains confidential computer record.

Checks prescriptions and over the counter medications for drug interactions.

Counsels customers on proper medication usage. Answers customer questions about over-the-counter medication and product location. Addresses other customer concerns including insurance issues.

Ensures that proper department procedures and standards are followed.

Implements and upholds safety

Assists in perpetual inventory of Schedule II to V controlled substances.

Participates in twice yearly inventory of Department 92 and 93. Meets proper department production, record keeping, and product storage procedures and standards. Follows safety and security procedures.

Assists with counter duties as necessary.

Exercises discretion and confidentiality with all patient information.

Executes proper Central Fill and DUR functions.

Delivers immunizations.

Approves and submits orders for equipment and supplies. Orders product using computer system. Coordinates proper maintenance and repairs for machinery and equipment.

May be required to act as Pharmacist-in-Charge during part of shift, when Pharmacy Manager is not present: Acts as point of contact for regulatory, legal, third party insurance companies, and audit situations monitors pharmacy to ensure complete legal compliance supervises Pharmacy Technicians and Assistants.
Provides prompt and courteous customer service to members, employees, and suppliers.

Ensures proper cleanup, storage and disposal of hazardous materials taken in as returns or accidentally spilled.Ability to operate vehicles, equipment or machinery
Computer, phone, fax, copier/printer, computerized order/inventory system, cash register, hand-held scanner, mortar and pestle.

Non-Essential Functions:

Assists with front end duties and other departments of the warehouse as necessary.

Ability to operate vehicles, equipment or machinery

Cash register, tabletop/hand-held scanners, carts, and flatbeds.

Experience, Skills, Education &



Licensed Pharmacist in good standing, Immunization Certification.

Bachelor of Science or Doctorate of Pharmacy.

Hazard Communication and JHA (initial assignment), Professionals HIPAA Training (within 30 days), Costco Hazardous

Materials DOT Training Course: Part 1 (within 30 days and then every year), Hazmat
Universal Waste Training- Short Version(within 30 days and then every year), Option STOP Training (within 30 days),MethGuard (within 30 days). Must be current on annual safety training within 30 days of hire.Recommended: Customer service skills.*

Physical, mental and psychological demands and environmental conditions:

Management will review the Job Analysis for this position prior to a job offer.
Apart from any religious or disability considerations, open availability is needed to meet the needs of the business.

Apart from any religious or disability considerations, open availability is needed to meet the needs of the business. If hired, you will be required to provide proof of authorization to work in the United States.

California applicants, please click here to review the Costco Applicant Privacy Notice.

Other Conditions

Management will review the Job Analysis for this position prior to a job offer

Employee discount
Flexible schedule
Professional development assistance

10 hour shift
8 hour shift
Monday to Friday
Weekend availability

COVID-19 Considerations:
Vaccine not mandatory, masks are availble and optional, COVID screening questions daily.

Application Question(s):
Do you work in retail pharmacy?

Doctorate (Preferred)

Licensed Pharmacist in Michigan (Required)