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Northern Arizona Healthcare Pharmacist Inpatient VVMC - Nights in Cottonwood, Arizona

The Clinical Staff Pharmacist provides pharmaceutical care, supervises support staff, and participates in dispensing activities, IV preparation, chemotherapy, TPNs, Drug utilization evaluation, formulary monitoring, adverse drug reaction monitoring, drug information and patient education. This person may provide pharmacy services to patients from neonatal, infant, child, adolescent, adult and geriatric age groups. This person will have knowledge of the skills to care for the pharmacy needs of these populations. Pharmacists will have oversite responsibility when non-licensed staff handle non-controlled substances.

Patient Care

  • Performs clinical services to optimize drug therapy and documents clinical interventions.

  • Provides medication therapy management using medication-related protocols including pharmacokinetics, parenteral nutrition, serum creatinine and other therapeutic drug monitoring by utilizing clinical software and assessing relevant information.

  • Advises physicians on use of formulary medications and suggests alternative therapeutic options.

  • Provides accurate, clinically relevant drug information to physicians, nurses, and allied health professionals.

  • Participates in code arrest response by providing information and assuring availability of medications.

  • Identifies, prevents, and investigates potential and real adverse drug reactions and medication errors.

  • Provides information required for drug related patient counseling.

  • Reviews and interprets physician orders properly; screens for incompatibilities, interactions, duplicates, or contraindications.

  • Contacts nursing personnel and/or prescriber regarding any questions on drug orders.

  • Dispenses and labels medication orders, including oral medications and IV solutions.

  • Competent using various pharmacy technology products such as electronic health records, automated dispensing machines, compounders, unit dosing, tube system, and clinical decision support/data mining tools.


  • Processes patient charges and credits.

  • Assists in maintaining basic drug supply from vendors.

  • Exercises applicable legal and professional controls on controlled substances.

  • Verifies physical inventory for incoming/outgoing items.

  • Documents waste from returned/expired/unusable controlled substances properly.

  • Supervises and is responsible for oversight of supportive personnel, licensed and non-licensed, and organizes/directs as needed.

  • Reports adverse drug reactions, medication errors, and good catches.


  • Adheres to regulatory and organizational standards affecting patient care and safety as well as all hospital and departmental policies and procedures. Practices in a safe and cost effective manner.

  • Stays current and complies with state and federal regulations/statutes and company policies that impact the employees area of responsibility.

  • Ensures all certifications and/or licenses are up-to-date and valid prior to expiration dates.

  • Completes all company mandatory modules and required job specific training in the specified time frame.

  • Responsible for reporting any safety related incident in a timely fashion through the Midas/RDE tool; attends all safety related training programs; performs work in a safe manner; monitors work environment for possible safety issues and ensures others are also performing work in a safe manner.

Bachelor's Degree in pharmacy from an accredited college of pharmacy- Required

Doctoral Degree PharmD or equivalent experience- Preferred Certification & Licensures

Arizona State Board of Pharmacy license- Required


3 months to 1 year- Preferred

Healthcare is a rapidly changing environment and technology is integrated into almost all aspects of patient care. Computers and other electronic devices are utilized across the organization and throughout each department. Colleagues must have an understanding of computers, and competence in using computers and basic software programs.

Requisition ID: 2021-10758

Street: 269 S, Candy Ln

Full Name: First Last: DAWN JOHNSON

Email Address:

Shift: Nights