Pharmacist

Any individual who receives an offer of employment or will receive a payroll check are required to submit to a drug and alcohol test as a condition of obtaining employment.
Mille Lacs Band Member/American Indian preference applies

SUMMARY:
The Pharmacist performs semi-routine pharmaceutical work, including compounding and dispensing drugs and pharmaceutical preparations; reviewing patients' charts and medication regimens, requisitioning pharmaceutical supplies; and maintains accurate narcotics records. He/she supervises and instructs nonprofessional assistants in routine phases of the work

QUALIFICATIONS:
• Graduation with an advanced degree from an accredited college or university program in Pharmacy is required.
• Minimum of three (3) years prior experience in pharmacy work is required.
• Current state pharmacist licensure by the State of Minnesota (unless functioning under MOA).
• Knowledge of pharmacology principles and procedures; and of the laws and regulations pertaining to the receipt, storage, and dispensing of drugs.
• Working knowledge of computerized pharmacy and billing systems.
• Skill in the operation of pharmaceutical equipment.
• Ability to work and communicate effectively with others.
• Ability to instruct others.
• Ability to prepare and dispense pharmaceuticals; to evaluate drug therapies; and to maintain records.
• Familiarity with pharmaceutical supply houses and other sources.
• Experience in and sensitively to Native American culture.
• Able to maintain and enforce clinic drug formulary.
• Must have current valid driver’s license.
• Must be insurable under the Mille Lacs Band Drivers Insurance policy.
• Must pass a pre-employment drug and alcohol test.
• Background investigation required that shows no theft or fraud above a misdemeanor, no felony drug conviction and no sexual or crimes-against-a-person conviction at any level.
• A staff person with direct contact with or access to children in care must disclose the arrest, conviction, and applicant background information if that staff person:
(a) has a conviction of, has admitted to, has an adjudication of delinquency for, has been charged and is awaiting trial for, or a preponderance of the evidence indicates the person has committed:
1) a crime against a child;
2) an act of physical or sexual abuse;
3) neglect;
4) a felony;
5) the same or similar crimes as those in this subsection listed in the laws of another state or of the United States or of any Tribal law;
(b) has a conviction of, has admitted to, has an adjudication of delinquency for, has been charged and is awaiting trial for, or a preponderance of the evidence indicates the person has committed any misdemeanor offense under Federal, State, or Tribal law involving crimes of violence; sexual assault, molestation, exploitation, contact or prostitution; crimes against persons; or offenses committed against children. The Licensing Committee may evaluate the nature and time of a misdemeanor assault charge as well as other types of misdemeanor crimes not specified in this section to determine whether employment is appropriate.
8 MLBSA § 1212(a-b).
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Interpret and fill medication orders and prescriptions.
• Dispense drugs to clinics and patients.
• Instruct patients in the proper use of medications. Print written instructions for prescriptions that will be delivered directly to patients.
• Advise medical staff regarding drug uses, effectiveness, side effects, interactions, and known allergies of patients.
• Advise medical staff regarding drug formulary information, drug alternatives, and cost management.
• Maintain patient profiles and monitor drug therapies for contraindications, interactions, allergies, and appropriateness.
• Maintain and, as necessary re-supply standard medical and drug kits for providers in Districts 2 & 3.
• Establish and monitor system for stocking over the counter medications in the districts.
• Maintain inventory of pharmacy medications and supplies. Advise others as appropriate on inventory of other supplies.
• Maintain appropriate records of drug inventory.
• Destroy or arranges for destruction of all expired medications.
• Verify patient eligibility for private pay programs prior to dispensing drugs.
• Prepare billing statements for patients.
• Prepares reports of drug usage, purchases, inventory, etc. for Clinic management.
• Maintains pharmaceutical purchase informational data base.
• Properly documents all drug and pharmaceutical utilization.
• Maintain weekly temperature logs for refrigerators.
• Serve on various professional committees within the Clinic. Advise others in Quality Assurance and Continuous Quality Improvement as appropriate.
• Comply with all federal and Clinic policies regarding infection control, exposure control, safety, and other rules, regulations, and requirements.
• Maintain current professional knowledge base in pharmaceutical practices and applicable regulations and laws.
• Sanitize pharmacy as appropriate.
• Advises staff of patient need for third party assistance when appropriate.
• Notify appropriate resources when drugs are ready for delivery.
• Other duties as assigned.
WORKING CONDITIONS:
• Nature of work is such that incumbent experiences infrequent periods of moderate to high stress while dealing with patients. Workload may also be a source of stress.
• Work is exclusively in doors in a controlled climate area.
• Little threat of personal danger or risk.
• Hours are typically 8-5, but possibly with some extra hours. May be required to be available “on call” for emergencies.
• Local travel may be required.

Submit resume, cover letter, and employment application to:
Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe
Employment Coordinator
43408 Oodena Dr.
Onamia, MN 56359
Fax # (320) 532-7492
e-mail to hr@millelacsband.com