Kenaitze Indian Tribe
  • Dena'ina Wellness Center - Pharmacy
  • Kenai, AK, USA
  • Full Time

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Job Title:

Clinical Pharmacist

Revision Date:



DWC Pharmacy

Employment Status:

Full Time


Health Systems

FLSA Status:


Reports To:

Clinical Director


40 hours/week


Pharmacy Technician

Posting Period:

1/30/14 - Open until Filled 


Job Summary

The Clinical Pharmacist provides pharmacy oversight to ensure safe and effective use of medications for KIT Health System activities.  Provides guidance and supervision for on-site medication use and storage.  Participates as part of clinical team for overall health system optimization.

Essential Functions

  • Monitoring drug therapy to ensure the best care possible is being given to our clients
  • Working at the top of pharmacy license to provide pharmaceutical monitoring, prescribing, changes under a collaborative practice agreement or a medical executive committee approved protocol
  • Developing, reviewing, and evaluating clinical treatment guidelines and drug utilization review
  • Providing drug information and therapeutic recommendations to facility staff and prescribing providers.
  • Oversight, evaluation, and making recommendations concerning drug distribution, control, and use
  • Planning and participating in the facility's staff development program relating to drug distribution, control, and use
  • Establishing policies and procedures to control the distribution and administration of drugs
  • Documenting the pharmacy services that are provided and maintaining such documents.
  • Coordinating with SouthCentral Foundation Village pharmacy to provide an integrated pharmacy service
  • Participating in QI and QA activities
  • Developing Wellness Center formulary to compliment SouthCentral Foundation Village Pharmacy formulary
  • Advisory oversight of non-formulary, complementary and alternative, neutraceutical, or Traditional Healing compounds.
  • Coordinating community pharmacy relationships and contracts
  • Participating in educational efforts for staff and customers via group and individual interaction.
  • Supervising Pharmacy Technician including duties such as:
    • Reviewing and authorizing all pharmacy technician activities
    • Responsible for any delegated act performed by pharmacy technicians.
    • Processing and submitting insurance claims
    • Ensuring compliance with the regulatory and practice standards of pharmaceutical care.  
  • Other duties as assigned

Knowledge and Skills include:

  • Ability to develop constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them over time.
  • Effective communication with supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.
  • Providing quality customer service to patients and other healthcare providers
  • Integrity in job performance and working in an environment of medication management   

Working Conditions

Lifting Requirements

Sedentary work – Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally, and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body.  Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time.  Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally, and all other sedentary criteria are met.


Physical Requirements

Stand or Sit (Stationary position)

Walk (Move, Traverse)

Use hands/fingers to handle or feel (Operate, Activate, Use, Prepare, Inspect, Place, Detect, Position)

Climb (stairs/ladders) or balance (Ascend/Descend, Work atop, Traverse)

Stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl (Position self (to), Move)

Talk/hear (Communicate, Detect, Converse with, Discern, Convey, Express oneself, Exchange information)

See (Detect, Determine, Perceive, Identify, Recognize, Judge, Observe, Inspect, Estimate, Assess)

Taste/Smell (Detect, Distinguish, Determine)

Pushing or Pulling

Repetitive Motion


Hazards and Atmospheric Conditions   

No specific hazards anticipated


OSHA Categories

Category II – Normal routine involves no exposure to blood, body fluid or tissue, but exposure or potential for exposure may occur


Equipment and Tools

List Tools:  Routine office equipment



Comments:  No specific travel requirements; however, some travel will be necessary for continuing education, meetings, etc.


  • A Doctorate degree in Pharmacy (BS for candidates who were licensed under the BS License requirement) from an accredited college program



  • Two years professional experience



  • A current State of Alaska Pharmacist License or legal equivalent


Special Skills

  • Educational materials development
  • Public Speaking
  • Familiarity with Complementary and Alternative therapeutics


Preferred Qualifications

  • PharmD with a pharmacy residency
  • Experience working with Alaska Native/American Indian people
  • Knowledge and experience working in the Alaska Tribal Health System's Village Pharmacy Program
  • Previous supervisory experience


This Job Description reflects Kenaitze Indian Tribe's best effort to describe the essential functions and qualifications of the job described.  It is not an exhaustive statement of all the duties, responsibilities or qualifications of the job.  This document is not intended to exclude an opportunity for modifications consistent with providing reasonable accommodation.  This is not intended to be a contract.

This position has been closed and is no longer available.
Kenaitze Indian Tribe


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