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Retail Pharmacist

GW Medical Faculty Associates | Washington, DC

Posted Date 5/17/2024

The GW Medical Faculty Associates (MFA) was incorporated in July 2000 as a not-for-profit, physician-led practice group. The organization functioned as an independent organization in support of The George Washington University School of Medicine and Sciences as a multi-specialty physician practice group. The GW MFA has grown to become the largest independent academic physician practice in the Washington, DC metro region with 375 physicians and 100 APP providers. In 2018, the MFA bylaws were revised to allow The George Washington University to serve as the sole corporate member while the MFA retained independent 501c3 status. The purpose of the change was to ensure alignment between the MFA and The George Washington University.

MFA physicians provide comprehensive patient care, offering one practice for the whole person with 52 medical and surgical specialties. As members of the GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences faculty, MFA providers are teachers and mentors for medical students, residents, fellows, and researchers preserving the rich tradition of academics, research, and healing. In addition to maintaining a closely integrated alliance with The George Washington University and The George Washington University Hospital (GWUH) which is separately owned and operated by Universal Health Services (UHS), the GW MFA has active referring relationships with 12 area hospitals.

The GW MFA’s leading healthcare presence in the DC metro region is complemented by a network of community-based practices in DC, Maryland, and Virginia. Given its geographic location in central NW Washington, DC, and proximity to more than 175 resident embassies, the MFA continues to evolve its international clinical outreach.

Position Summary

To proficiently perform and document routine professional duties in the preparation and dispensing of medication. Provide patient counseling. The Pharmacist will have duties assigned in the Retail Pharmacy and other special projects as assigned.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Responsible for interpretation, computer entry, and dispensing of prescriptions.
  • Counsel and advise patients on their medications and regimens. 
  • Maintain inventory and order drugs.
  • Compound specialized creams, ointments, solutions, suppositories, and troches.
  • Assist in the orientation of new pharmacy staff.
  • Maintenance of stock and controlled drug records and inventories.
  • Input data into the customer profile system.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of basic pharmacokinetic principles.
  • Analyze prescription trends and adjust purchases accordingly to maximize inventory turnover.
  • Resolve patient problems and clarify third-party coverage issues.
  • Retrieve and apply drug information to general patient care.
  • Perform medication therapy management, to include targeted interventions and complete medication reviews.
  • Apply problem identification and resolution skills and solid therapeutic knowledge to pathophysiology, drug information, drug interactions, drug utilization review, and other areas for the defined patient population.
  • Demonstrate understanding and comply with regulations, policies, and procedures established by local and federal governments and the institution.
  • Demonstrate effectiveness in day-to-day functional supervision. Work harmoniously with co-workers.
  • Demonstrate the ability to handle ambiguity with professionalism while keeping patient care and compliance as priorities.
  • Vaccinate patients per collaborative practice agreement, standing order, or protocol.
  • Other related duties as assigned by the Pharmacy Manager.

Minimum Qualifications


  • A Bachelor of Science or Doctoral degree in Pharmacy


  • Current and valid license as a Registered Pharmacist in the District of Columbia.


  • A minimum of 1 year of licensed professional pharmacy experience.

Physical Requirements 

  • Constantly sit and reach outward in a clinical setting.
  • Must be able to occasionally lift, carry, push, or pull over 20 lbs. as part of the role.
  • Regularly exposed to healthcare settings that may require personal protective equipment.
  • Requires manual dexterity to operate a computer keyboard, calculator, copier machine, and other equipment.
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