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Inpatient Operations Pharmacist I-II (DH2047) 

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A TCRHCC career offers a chance to live and work within or near Native communities, providing clinicians/nurses/administrators with a unique opportunity to learn the heritage of the tribes we serve, discover traditions that have been carried down for generations and gain cultural insight into the beliefs and values of a deserving and appreciative patient population.


This position is in the Inpatient Pharmacy Department of Tuba City Regional Health Care Corporation in Tuba City, AZ. The Inpatient Operations Pharmacist will work under the supervision of the Inpatient Pharmacy Manager and is responsible for the daily operations of the Inpatient pharmacy including, but not limited to managing day-to-day staffing and workflow, assigning daily duties, maintaining Inpatient pharmacy compliance standards, and act as liaison between staff and supervisor. In addition to the operations duties, he/she will provide a comprehensive pharmacy and medication management service to patients and ensures a consistent level of service in accordance to TCRHCC policies as a front-line pharmacist. Direct patient care and services are provided to pediatric, adolescent, adult, geriatric, oncology, and obstetric patients. Incumbent serves as a dedicated front-line pharmacist providing pharmacy services while coordinating day-to-day operations in Inpatient pharmacy and providing technical and administrative guidance to professional and non-professional employees i.e. Pharmacists, Pharmacy Technicians/Trainees, Pharmacy Aides, and Pharmacy Billers. This position may require working rotational shifts: day, evening, weekends, and holidays. Incumbent has the opportunity for career advancement through tier levels as determined by pharmacy experience and involvement.


  1. Reviews inpatient medical records for safety, appropriateness, and effectiveness of drug therapy with regard patient-specific factors (i.e. age, organ function, disease state). Consults with Medical Staff when concerns arise and collaborates with nursing staff to evaluate medication use.
  2. Delivers direct patient care and clinical practice, including decentralized and service-based programs
  3. Supervises front-line pharmacy operations pertaining to dose verification, IV production and narcotic management.
  4. Supervises technician practice/activities in conjunction with inpatient pharmacy manager
  5. Performs regular quality checks to ensure regulatory requirements are upheld in daily activities:
  6. Reviews narcotic discrepancies, reviews overridden medications and ensures orders are placed and documentation is complete and escalates issues to nursing and pharmacy leaders in accordance with hospital policies.
  7. Ensures clean room activities are completed by technician. Maintains compounding logs for all compounded products, ensures daily and regular cleanings and temperature checks are performed during assigned shift
  8. Ensures unit-dose packaged medications are labeled appropriately and packaging logs are maintained
  9. Ensures medication doses are labeled appropriate is accordance with regulatory and hospital policy requirements including but not limited to: Patient name, drug name and strength, dose, expiration/BUD, and appropriate auxiliary labels.
  10. Selects, procures, prepares, and dispenses only those medications that conform to standards of quality for potency, purity, and effectiveness at the time they are administered or dispensed to patients. Evaluates all prescriptions for appropriateness to the age, weight, and gender of patient.
  11. Demonstrates knowledge of and competency in hazardous medication management.
  12. Reviews and Maintains necessary legal records on controlled substance drugs and other prescription products.
  13. Maintains proficiency in preceptor roles and actively emulates education/mentorship skills
  14. Participates in the management of medical emergencies
  15. Provides discharge medications and counsels patients, nursing staff, their representatives, and/or patient family members on safe and effective use of, including compliance with, prescribed medications.
  16. Participates in pandemic and/or disaster drills that TCRHCC has elected to take part in and including responding to actual disaster events.
  17. Develops hospital staff's pharmacological knowledge by participating in clinical programs, training pharmacy staff, students, interns, externs, residents, technicians, and health care professionals.
  18. Maintains pharmacological knowledge by attending educational workshops, reviewing professional publications, establishing personal networks, and participating in professional societies for continuing education (C.E.) required for specialized pharmacy-based clinics.
  19. Provides decentralized coverage in absence of clinical pharmacy specialist
  20. Provides pharmacological information by answering questions and requests of health care professionals, consults with providers on the significance of properties of drugs regarding absorption, metabolism, and excretion in all age groups.
  21. Obtains relevant health history, follows, and adjusts the developed treatment plan, and monitors the patient’s outcome to the prescribed treatment plan.
  22. Identifies and reports any medication errors or adverse drug reactions as per the Medication Error and Adverse Drug Reaction reporting policies.
  23. Identifies areas in TCRHCC pharmacy or hospital practice that could be improved to minimize patient safety risks and provide more efficient operations.
  24. Serves on various hospital-wide committees as a representative of the Pharmacy department. Works with leadership team to perform Drug Utilization Review Reports and presents the review to the quality assurance committee through the Pharmacy and Therapeutic Committee as needed.
  25. Identifies quality and performance improvement opportunities and works with leadership to make positive change.
  26. Competent in basic upkeep, management, and utilization of inpatient pharmacy automation and able to navigate, Pyxis, Carousel, Pharmacy Keeper and Sentri 7, Sonicu, MediDose; able to teach other team members utilization of these automations’ tools
  27. Regularly performs quality checks of above-mentioned software and coordinates with leadership in keeping records and data-bases up to date
  28. Conducts authorized pharmacy clinics for examination, diagnosis, and treatment of specialized clinic patients. Obtains relevant health history, follows, and adjusts the developed treatment plan, and monitors the patient’s outcome to the prescribed treatment plan. (credentialed pharmacist)
  29. Coordinates all operational service-related activities within the inpatient pharmacy
  30. Communicates effectively and appropriately with healthcare providers and caregivers (physicians, nurses, tec) and assures continuity of pharmaceutical care between shifts and among staff.
  31. Ensure proper PPE is worn at all times while on duty including but not limited to, face mask, gloves, gown, isolation gown, NIOSH-approved N95 filtering facepiece respirator or higher, if available), and eye or face shield.
  32. Complete all donning and doffing tasks in a safe acceptable method and discard of used PPE accordingly. (See CDC website for most current updates).
  33. Complete task training for all routing cleaning and decontamination processes for all surfaces contaminated by a communicable disease to ensure a high level or patient, visitor, employee and external customer satisfaction
  34. All other duties as assigned by the Inpatient Pharmacy Manager or Director of Pharmacy


The physical and mental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Work involves prolonged bending, twisting, maintaining balance, reaching, frequent sitting, standing, walking, kneeling, crouching, and occasional driving and climbing. Must have ability of moderate lifting up to 10lbs continuously and occasionally over 100lbs in the performance of assigned duties. Must also be able to push and pull continually up to 34lbs and occasionally over 100lbs. May work nights, weekends, and holidays. Must have ability of prolonged far, near and color vision, depth perception, seeing fine details, hearing normal speech, hearing overhead pages and telephone use. Must have ability of hand manipulation of simple and firm grasping, fine manipulation, and use of keyboards.


Must carry out daily duties and project assignments in an independent manner utilizing knowledge and experience of the section time limits, procedures, and objectives to establish individual work priorities. The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking/writing, so others will understand. Must be able to cope with high levels of stress, make decisions under high pressure, cope with anger/fear/hostility of others in a calm way, manage altercations, concentrate, handle a high degree of flexibility, handle multiple priorities in stressful situation, demonstrate high degree of patience, adapt to shift work, work in areas that are close and crowded and frequently work alone.


May continuously be exposed to infectious diseases, chemical agents, dust, fumes, gases, extremes in temperature or humidity, hazardous of moving equipment, loud noises and occasional unprotected heights. Must accept a flexible schedule to meet unit needs.

Position Requirements



  • Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) from a school recognized by the American Council of Pharmaceutical Education, OR
  • Bachelor of Pharmacy (BS-Pharm) degree (with 3 years of experience) from a school recognized by the American Council of Pharmaceutical Education


Inpatient Operations Pharmacist I/II:

  • Must have a current valid and unrestricted license to practice pharmacy in a State or Territory of the United States, or the District of Columbia
  • Must have and maintain a current valid certification of the following throughout employment:
    • Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification with the American Heart Association
    • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Certification from the American Heart Association

Inpatient Operations Pharmacist II:

  • USP 797/800 Sterile Compounding Certification


Inpatient Operations Pharmacist I:

  1. 1-year experience in an inpatient setting
  2. Knowledge of pharmaceutical/hospital/clinical practice and service.

Inpatient Operations Pharmacist II:

  1. A minimum of three (3) years’ experience as a Registered Pharmacist
  2. Credentialed Provider in Pharmacy-managed clinics
  3. Achieved Board Certification in an ASHP approved Specialty (Cardiology Pharmacy, Compounded Sterile Preparations Pharmacy, Critical Care Pharmacy, Infectious Diseases Pharmacy, Pharmacotherapy, or Emergency Medicine).

Other Skills and Abilities (Pharmacist I/II):

A record of satisfactory performance in all prior and current employment as evidenced by positive employment references from previous and current employers. All employment references must address and indicate success in the following areas:

  • Possession of high ethical standards and no history of complaints and no prior records of substance abuse
  • Reliable and dependable; reports to work as scheduled without excessive absences
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and delegate duties
  • Maintains a positive professional attitude and demonstrates good interpersonal communication skills
  • Knowledge of current dispensing practices and drug compounding, correct labeling, drug regulations and therapeutic incompatibilities.
  • Knowledge of computers and drug prescription software
  • Knowledge of non-sterile compounding procedures
  • Knowledge of drug-drug, drug-disease state, and drug-allergy incompatibilities
  • Knowledge of pharmacology, therapeutics of common disease states and treatment modalities, pathophysiology, and pharmacokinetics
  • Completion of and above-satisfactory scores on all job interviews, demonstrating to the satisfaction of the interviewees and TCRHCC that the applicant can perform the essential functions of the job
  • Successful completion of and positive results from all background and reference checks, including positive employment references from authorized representatives of past and current employers demonstrating to the satisfaction of TCRHCC a record of satisfactory performance and that the applicant can perform the essential functions of the job
  • Successful completion of fingerprint clearance requirements, physical examinations, and other screenings indicating that the applicant is qualified to be employed by TCRHCC and demonstrating to the satisfaction of TCRHCC that the applicant can perform the essential functions of the job
  • Submission of all required employment-related documents, applications, resumes, references, and other required information free of false, misleading or incomplete information, as determined by TCRHCC.
Close Date 2/11/2023  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Location Tuba City Regional Health Care Corporation  
Navajo/Indian Preference Applicants who are enrolled members of the Navajo Nation/Hopi Tribe and San Juan Southern Paiute Tribes and who meet the necessary qualifications for this position will be given preference in hiring and employment for this position.  
Open Date 1/13/2023  

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