The Pharmacist (Refill) assures the safe, appropriate and legal dispensing of pharmaceuticals, monitors drug therapy, maintains inventory and provides consultation services to medical providers, dental providers, clinic staff, and patients in accordance with the State of Washington Department of Licensing and professional scope of practice. The Pharmacist (Refill) may be responsible for supervision and the day-to-day operational activities of assigned pharmacy site. Such supervision must be in accordance with current federal, state, and local standards, guidelines, and regulations that govern the pharmacy and ensure that the highest degree of quality care is maintained. This position may provide management and supervision to designated staff.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
• Reads, speaks, understands and writes proficiently in English.
• Effectively communicates orally and in writing.
• Independent and self-directed.
• Supports, motivates and sustains a team-oriented culture.
• Organizes, prioritizes, and coordinates multiple activities and tasks.
• Applies skills in employee relations: scheduling, hiring, firing, progressive discipline, and etc.
• Demonstrates leadership and basic management skills.
• Produces work in high quantity and quality.
• Problem-solves with creativity and ingenuity.
• Knowledge of Medical Terminology
• Knowledge of Dental Terminology.
• Knowledge of Pharmacy Terminology.
• Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office applications; Word, Excel and Outlook.
• Bilingual skills.
• High school graduate or equivalent.
• Bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy.
• Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm. D) degree.
• Customer service related experience working with the general public (2 years).
• Supervisory/management experience (2 years).
• Working with pharmacy specific software programs.
• Pharmacist experience, preferably in a community health center pharmacy setting.
• Working with insurance/billing in a healthcare setting/insurance organization.
• Working with low income, multi-ethnic populations.
• Pharmacist license with the State of Washington.
• Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers (CPR/AED) certification - must be obtained within 90 days of employment.
Job Specific Functions/Performance Expectations:
1. May be responsible for day-to-day operational activities and supervision of support staff for the assigned pharmacy location.
2. Responsible for handling, reporting and assisting in the resolution of patient complaints, billing issues and other administrative issues associated with the pharmacy.
3. Ensures payment processing and the proper recording of financial records/transactions are conducted in accordance with established policies and procedures.
4. Consults with medical and dental providers to assure optimal therapeutic and cost-effective delivery of pharmaceutical services.
5. Reviews prescriptions issued by health care providers to ensure accuracy and determine formulas and ingredients needed.
6. Uses professional judgment to make decisions regarding drug product selection, dosage adjustments, and emergency supply of medications in the absence of provider consultation.
7. Compounds medications, using standard formulas or creating custom formulas and performing such tasks as weighing, measuring, and mixing ingredients.
8. Provides drug therapy information to patients including treatment purpose and goal, correct use, dosage, storage, side effects, and drug interactions.
9. Enters and maintains patient records in pharmacy prescription software consistent with state and federal regulations.
10. Responsible for the selection, levels, storage and dating of pharmaceuticals.
11. Maintains procedures and records for quality assurance, formulary compliance, security of controlled substances, and disposal of hazardous waste drugs and devices.
12. Facilitates patient enrollment in eligible prescription benefit and patient assistance programs.
13. Ensures that the pharmacy complies with all the laws, rules and regulations pertaining to the practice of pharmacy in accordance with Washington State Board of Pharmacy (WAC 246-869-070)
14. Responsible for covering other CHC Pharmacy locations to meet organizational needs.
15. Adheres to attendance standards in order to perform the job functions for daily operations and/or continuity of patient care.
Community Health Center of Snohomish County (CHC) is a non-profit provider of primary medical, dental and pharmacy services. CHC was founded...