About the Role
Must be a graduate of an accredited school or college of pharmacy. Must be licensed to practice pharmacy in at least one of the 50 states or a U.S. territory. Due to the necessity of being able to work independently under demanding conditions soon after arrival in Kotzebue, some prior experience in hospital pharmacy is required to assure patient safety and the efficient operation of the pharmacy. The incumbent should exhibit some knowledge of most aspects of clinical hospital pharmacy, and should be able to compound intravenous admixtures with aseptic technique, and read, interpret and monitor patient clinical records. The incumbent should possess good observational skills and be able to appreciate findings of physical assessment. Good record keeping skills are required, as is the ability to communicate verbally and in writing with health practitioners and patients in a clear and concise manner. The work demands that the pharmacists be on their feet for the majority of the day with frequent walking and moderate lifting. Because of the workload, there is some degree of work stress and the continuous need to reorder work priorities, and to make urgent decisions regarding the pharmaceutical aspects of patient care. Must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and possess the ability to assess data reflective of the patient’s status and interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patient’s requirements relative to their age-specific needs, and to provide the care needed as described in the unit’s policies and procedures.