Clinical Pharmacist

Position Title: Clinical Pharmacist
Location: HHS/Clinic
Reports to: Medical Director or Health Director
Opening Date: November 29, 2017
Closing Date: December 13, 2017

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 Clinical Pharmacist works with physicians, care managers, and other clinical staff, as a part of a medical care team focusing on patient outcomes, while maintaining cost. The Clinical Pharmacist provide patients and providers with therapeutic assessments and selected disease management, for assigned practices, working toward improving patient and practice outcomes.

QUALIFICATIONS:
• Education and formal training with Doctor of Pharmacy Degree(Pharm D) from an accredited College of Pharmacy, or a clinical pharmacy residency or equivalent experience.
• Licensure from a state within the U.S.
• Minimum of two years as a clinical pharmacist with involvement in formulary development, drug use evaluation, and quality assurance activities. Ambulatory Care experience preferred.
• Extensive knowledge of pharmacy and its related sub-disciplines, (therapeutics, pharmacology, physical pharmacy), formulary development, drug use review, quality assurance, legal, regulatory, and standards of practice.
• Good written and verbal communication; the ability to integrate healthcare team.
• Proficiency in using database information systems and Microsoft.
• Ability to research and analyze the medical literature including drug information, disease states, and clinical practice guidelines.
• Must have a current valid driver’s license and be insurable under the Bands’ auto insurance policy.
• Must pass a pre-employment drug & 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.
• Typical hours are 8:00 AM-5:00 PM. Occasional after hours work may be required.
• Work is exclusively indoors in a controlled climate area.
• Risk or personal danger exposure is small.
• Local travel may be required.
• Travel outside the state is not 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