Job Description

Job Title:                          Pharmacist Float

Reports To:                       Associate Director of Pharmacy

Job Summary:                  Provides accurate medication dispensing services and patient consultation across multiple sites.

                                                                                                                                                                            

Qualifications and Requirements:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  This job description in no way implies that these are the only duties to be performed and may be modified, interpreted and/or applied in any way, as necessary.  Maintaining regular and punctual attendance is required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.

 

Essential Job Duties:

  • Identifies and discusses potential or actual drug interactions or other incompatibility issues with providers and other clinical staff.
  • Provide direct support to pharmacy department across multiple pharmacy sites.
  • Researches and suggests most appropriate and affordable medication(s) to meet patient needs.
  • Ensures that all prescription drugs and controlled substances are stored safely and securely.
  • Maintains accurate inventory of medications and implements loss prevention controls.
  • Educates patients on how to properly take their prescribed medications.
  • Assists patients in solving problems, such as identifying old medications or finding over-the-counter solutions.
  • Ensures safe disposal of infectious and/or hazardous wastes.
  • Assist with pharmacy department vaccination efforts, as requested as needed.
  • Participates in pharmacy-related committees and meetings and CCHCI leadership meetings as needed.
  • Assists in development of CCHCI pharmacy operations policies and procedures.

 

Required Education, Experience, Certificates & Licenses:

  • Graduate from an accredited College of Pharmacy.  Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm. D.) preferred.
  • Minimum of three years pharmacy experience preferred.
  • Any combination of education and/or experience that provides the necessary skills and sensitivity.
  • Current Arizona State Board of Pharmacy Pharmacist License in good standing.
  • Current CPR certification.
  • Current Immunization Certification preferred.
  • Driver's License and Proof of Insurance may be required if requesting mileage reimbursement.
  • Valid Fingerprint Clearance Card.

 

Required Language Skills:

  • Ability to comprehend and compose instructions, correspondence and communications in English in both oral and written format.
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish preferred, but not required.
  • Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to patients, internal providers and staff and other agency staff working in cooperation with the organization.

 

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to occasionally exert enough force to move objects weighing up to 25 pounds.
  • Ability to continuously remain in a stationary position.
  • Ability to stand for extended periods.
  • Ability to constantly move about inside the workplace to assist patients, operate office equipment, etc.
  • Possesses hand-eye coordination and manual dexterity necessary to constantly operate computer, telephone and other office machinery, and grasp and seize small objects such as medication tablets and containers.
  • Possesses close visual acuity necessary to accurately record and view information on a computer monitor, handwritten and typed documents, as well as accurately identify and distinguish colors.
  • Ability to perceive the size, shape, temperature and/or texture of objects by touch.
  • Ability to discern the nature of sounds at a normal spoken volume.

 

Other Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to perform medical math that may include the use of ratio/proportion, dosage calculation, metric and household equivalents, roman numerals, abbreviations, and general math including percentages, etc.
  • Ability to skillfully gather and analyze data.
  • Ability to perform a variety of assignments and make decisions requiring independent judgement.
  • Displays high level of critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Displays high level of critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Knowledge of health plans and community health centers preferred.
  • Knowledge of HIPAA and Corporate Compliance rules and regulations.
  • Knowledge of 340B regulations preferred.
  • Computer literacy required with proficiency in use of all Microsoft Office programs.
  • Knowledge of Electronic Health Records and pharmacy software preferred.
  • Ability to prioritize and plan work activities, use time efficiently and develop realistic action plans.
  • Ability to provide excellent customer service by mail, telephone, and in-person.

 

Work Environment & Conditions: 

  • Work environment is typical of a health care facility setting with occasional exposure to communicable diseases, bodily fluids, and hazardous chemicals.
  • Work requires reliable transportation as position requires occasional travel and extended hours to include early mornings, evenings, and weekends.