Job Title:

Health Services

Reports To:
Health Services Director, Connie Whitener

FLSA Status:

Time Status:
.6 FTE

TS Range:
14/15 ($54.91)

Opening Date:
February 28, 2020

Closing Date:
March 13, 2020


The successful applicant will be responsible for the day to day operation of the Kamilche Pharmacy within the Squaxin Island Health Clinic. This position dispenses prescribed drugs in a healthcare facility environment, answering questions regarding medications, usage or healthcare concerns. Also responsible for transferring prescriptions, handling incoming physician calls, logging data into the computer. The schedule will be 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., three days per week.

(Other duties may be assigned.)

  • Provide pharmacy services.
  • Distribution of all pharmaceutical products, ancillary supplies, and equipment.
  • Ensure compliance with pharmacy licenses, pharmacy department policies and procedures, and regulatory requirements.
  • Responsible for maintaining, organizing and purchasing inventory within the pharmacy.
  • Communicate regularly and effectively with the Clinic Providers.
  • Receive new prescriptions from pharmacy customers and/or Providers for disbursement.
  • Perform proper level of clinical monitoring for Health Clinic patients.
  • Distribute medications to patients.
  • Answer questions and provide information to pharmacy customers on medications, possible side effects and doses.
  • Assist patients with questions about over-the-counter drugs and prescription medications.
  • Coordinate with clinic staff to improve the effectiveness IHS RPMS/Electronic Health Records.
  • Enter data about patients and medications into the database to maintain pharmacy files, charge system and inventory.
  • Responsible for invoices, reconciliation and deposits related to the pharmacy.
  • Coordinate billing of third-parties such as insurance, tribal CHS and WA State DOH for pharmacy customers.
  • Receive payments from patients and 3rd parties for medications.

This position has no supervisory responsibilities.

To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies: Is able to solve conflict, not blaming; listens to others without interrupting; keeps emotions under control; remains open to others’ ideas and tries new things; balances team and individual responsibilities; exhibits objectivity and openness to others’ views; gives and welcomes feedback; contributes to building a positive team spirit; puts success of team above own interests, able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; supports everyone’s efforts to succeed; recognizes accomplishments of other team members; follows policies and procedures; completes administrative tasks correctly and on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan; supports organization’s goals and values; benefits organization through outside activities; supports affirmative action and respects diversity; follows instructions, responds to management direction; takes responsibility for own actions; keeps commitments; commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals. Applicant must have computer and Microsoft Office proficiency.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Recent inventory management experience.
  • Accuracy in mathematical calculations including pharmacokinetic dosing.
  • Strong organizational, writing and math skills required.
  • Respond professionally, in person and on the phone, to patients and medical providers in tense and occasionally hostile situations.
  • Maintain strict confidentiality in small community environment.
  • Complete work independently and in a team environment.
  • McKesson Pharmacy software experience preferred.

Must have valid Washington State License to practice pharmacy and
 two years recent clinical pharmacy experience. Also: licensure must be without restriction by Health Professions Quality Assurance Board (HPQAB).

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret the most complex documents. Ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive inquiries or complaints. Ability to write speeches and articles using original or innovative techniques or style. Ability to make effective and persuasive speeches and presentations on controversial or complex topics to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors.

Ability to comprehend and apply principles of advanced calculus, modern algebra, and advanced statistical theory. Ability to work with concepts such as limits, rings, quadratic and differential equations, and proofs of theorems.

 Ability to apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to a wide range of intellectual and practical problems. Ability to deal with nonverbal symbolism (formulas, scientific equations, graphs, musical notes, etc.,) in its most difficult phases.  Ability to deal with a variety of abstract and concrete variables.

License to practice as a Pharmacist in Washington State required. Must have a valid Washington State Driver’s License.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, employee is regularly required to stand, reach with hands and arms, use hands to finger, handle or feel; talk or hear; and frequently required to sit, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl, and taste or smell. The applicant may occasionally be required to lift up to twenty-five pounds and frequently lift up to ten pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, (clear vision at 20 inches or less); color vision (ability to identify and distinguish colors) and ability to adjust focus (ability to adjust the eye to bring an object into sharp focus).  This job entails a lot of close up reading, interpreting, and keying. Focus must shift easily from that surface to computer screen and vise versa.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The successful candidate will be required to have a urinalysis for drug and alcohol screening in accordance with the Tribe’s Drug Free Workplace Policy.

Indian Preference will be exercised in the hiring of this position in accordance with the Tribe’s Personnel Policies. 

Submit application packets including a resume and cover letter to   Contact Human Resources for more information: 360-432-3865.