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.
- 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.
Job Status: Full Time