Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community

Scottsdale, Arizona, United States


Posted 26 days ago

Job Description

Under direction of the Chief Pharmacist, serves as a staff Pharmacist filling authorized prescriptions and providing education for patients of the Salt River Clinic. This job class is treated as FLSA Exempt.

Essential Functions : Essential functions may vary among positions and may include the following tasks and other characteristics. This list of tasks is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY and is not intended to be comprehensive listing of tasks performed by all positions in this classification.
Examples of Tasks
Tasks :
1. Prescriptions: Prepares medications for patients from both original prescriptions and refills.
  • Reviews Audiocare refill line requests on a daily basis, creates provider visit and sets up non-refillable prescriptions for provider review and finishing.
  • Utilizes professional judgment in notifying providers of problematic requests.
  • Queries the Arizona State Controlled substance Prescription Monitoring Program for narcotic requests and copies results to pharmacy notes when appropriate.
  • Contacts patients when clarification of medication request is needed.
  • Reviews provider notes in the Electronic Health Record (EHR) before processing prescriptions to assure appropriateness of prescribed therapy.
  • Reviews allergy information, renal function, lab data, weight and other pertinent information to assure proper dosing and resolves all discrepancies with prescriber prior to processing the order.
  • Reviews medication lists for drug interactions, maintaining accurate patient medication and allergy profiles.
  • Reviews hospital discharges and outside prescriptions for appropriateness of filling, medication changes, duplication of therapy, dosing and drug interactions. Contacts providers as needed for clarifications or changes.
  • Enters a pharmacy note in the EHR for any changes resulting from discussion with a provider, telephone discussions with patients, outside prescriptions and for provider notification of action needed.

2. Education & Counseling : Provides education and counseling to patients including, but not limited to, the proper usage of medications, side effects, correct storage and dosing schedule.
  • Identifies potential barriers to compliance and assists patients with solutions to those barriers.

3. Inventory Management : Participates in inventory management of all pharmaceuticals in the Pharmacy, ordering drugs appropriately and updating medication outdate log.

4. Provider Communication : Consults with Primary Care Providers on a daily basis and with Renal, Rheumatology, Ophthalmology and outside providers as needed.

5. Pharmacy Data Maintenance : Maintains pharmacy data and runs the refill line.
  • Maintain drug database in electronic health record and drug dispensing ScriptPro.
  • Prepares the end of day CII-V narcotic reports, maintains CII log book, utilizes ScriptPro check station for prescription processing and the ScriptPro dispensing station.
  • Captures signature and identification information for dispensed prescriptions.

6. Certification & Accreditation : Assists with maintaining Joint Commission for the Accreditation of Health Care Organizations (JCAHO) certification, personal professional licensure and continuing education as required.

7. Miscellaneous : Performs other job-related duties as assigned by the Chief Pharmacist to maintain and enhance departmental operation.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other Characteristics:
  • Knowledge of the culture, customs, traditions, history and government of the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community.
  • Knowledge of drug interaction references.
  • Knowledge of sources of state-of-the-art information regarding pharmaceuticals.
  • Knowledge of the chemical and biological properties of pharmaceuticals and their proper storage.
  • Knowledge of Tribal, Federal and State laws, ordinances, policies and procedures for handling, storing, maintaining and dispensing drugs of all classes.
  • Knowledge of disease processes, especially Type II Diabetes, End Stage Renal Disease/Dialysis and medications utilized in their treatment.
  • Knowledge of quality assurance processes and procedures.
  • Knowledge of the IHS formulary and policies.
  • Knowledge of and experience with Pharmacy Billing and Prior Authorization process.

  • Skill preparing and dispensing all classes and dosage forms of medications.
  • Skill educating and counseling a wide variety of patients in the proper and safe use of medications at a level appropriate to their understanding.
  • Skill participating in the development of coordinated policies for pharmacy/clinic/agency improvement.
  • Skill dealing with difficult customers while utilizing house rules to investigate and resolve customer complaints.
  • Skill using computers, ScriptPro robotics and other software, including MS Office, in order to fulfill job requirements.

  • Ability to translate complicated technical information and instructions into patient centered language at the appropriate level of understanding.
  • Ability to teach and counsel patients effectively.
  • Ability to process prescriptions and multi-task with exceptional accuracy while working in a very busy setting.
  • Ability to establish and maintain positive and effective working relationships with SRPMIC co-workers, all health care staff and especially with patients and their families.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to operate a variety of standard office equipment including cellular phone, photocopier, FAX machine, label printer and computer.
  • Ability to lift and carry 25 lbs.

Minimum Qualifications

Education & Experience: A Doctor of Pharmacy ("PharmD") Degree from an accredited college or university, AND 2 years' full-time experience as a licensed Pharmacist required.
  • Must be licensed in the State of Arizona
  • Clinical experience preferred
  • Familiarity with the Indian Health Service (IHS) preferred

Equivalency: Any equivalent combination of education and experience that will allow the applicant to satisfactorily perform the duties of the job may be considered.

Underfill Eligibility: An enrolled Community Member whom closely qualifies for the minimum qualifications for a position may be considered for employment under SRPMIC Policy 2-19, Underfill.

Special Requirements
  • May be required to work outside normal work hours including nights, weekends and holidays.
  • Employees in, and applicants applying for, jobs providing direct services to children are subject to the "Community Code of Ordinances", Chapter 11, "Minors", Article X. "Investigation of Persons Working With Children".

Prior to hire as an employee, applicants will be subject to drug and alcohol testing. Will be required to pass a pre-employment background/fingerprint check. Employees are subject to random drug and alcohol testing.

"SRPMIC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer" Preference will be given to a qualified : Community Member Veteran, Community Member, Spouse of Community Member, qualified Native American, and then other qualified candidate.

In order to obtain preference, the following is required: 1) Qualified Community Member Veteran (DD-214) will be required at the time of application submission 2) Qualified Community Member (must provide Tribal I.D at time of application submission),3) Spouse of a Community Member (Marriage License/certificate and spouse Tribal ID or CIB is required at time of application submission), and 4) Native American (Tribal ID or CIB required at time of application submission).

Documents may be submitted by one of the following methods:

1) attach to application

2) fax (480) 362-5860

3) mail or hand deliver to Human Resources.

Documentation must be received by position closing date.

The IHS/BIA Form-4432 is not accepted .

Your Tribal ID/CIB must be submitted to HR-Recruitment-Two Waters.