Job Description

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. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Any combination of education and/or experience that provides the necessary skills and sensitivity.
  • Current Arizona State Board of Pharmacy Pharmacist License.
  • Current CPR certification.

 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 10 pounds.
  • Ability to continuously remain in a stationary position.
  • Ability to stand for extended periods.
  • Ability to constantly move about inside the work place 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 considerable independent judgment.
  • Displays high level of critical thinking and problem solving skills.
  • Displays sound and accurate judgment and ability to make timely decisions.
  • Knowledge of health plans and community health centers preferred.
  • Knowledge of HIPAA and Corporate Compliance rules and regulations.
  • Knowledge of 340B regulations.
  • Computer literacy required with proficiency in use of all Microsoft Office programs.
  • Knowledge of Electronic Health Records preferred.
  • Ability to prioritize and plan work activities, use time efficiently and develop realistic action plans.

 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 occasional travel and extended hours to include early mornings, evenings, holidays and weekends.

Important Notes

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