Title:  Clinical Pharmacist
Schedule: Monday – Friday
Location:  Tukwila, WA
Classification:  Full-Time ,Hourly, Non-Exempt
Opening Date: May 18, 2022
Salary: $62.50 per hour
Closing date: August 18, 2022

Position Summary: The Clinical Pharmacist will help to ensure medication management is prescribed in a safe, appropriate, and cost-effective manner. Collaborates with specialty practitioners from primary care, mental health, and addiction medicine to provide team-based care to multiple outpatient clinics offering flexible accessibility and low-barrier treatment options for its patients as a key feature of its care model and philosophy. Incumbent will help to develop and expand clinical pharmacy programs to provide excellent patient care within high-risk and vulnerable Native populations. Clinical Pharmacist directly reports to the Medical Director and responsible to the Health & Human Services Executive Director as senior level administrative guidance. This is a supervisory position overseeing clinical pharmacists, pharmacy students, interns, and other support personnel such as pharmacy technicians.

***If you are an American Indian/Alaska Native or a Veteran and would like this status to have preference in hiring, please note this on your cover letter and/or resume***

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities include the following, and other related duties as assigned.

Work collaboratively with prescribers and other members of multidisciplinary team to optimize medication therapy and improve patient outcomes.
Actively participates in daily huddles, consult, and other scheduled meetings as a drug information resource to prescribers in clinic and through telehealth platforms as appropriate.
Participates in quality improvement (QI) activities and projects specific to pharmacy operations.
Work with Medical Director to establish Collaborative Drug Therapy Management (CDTM) between providers and pharmacists to serve as framework to expand treatment services through partnership.
Will work with leadership to initiate obtaining health care entity licensure for onsite medication storage, dispensing, and inventory control of limited pharmacy formulary to support patients seeking treatment.
Facilitates ordering of durable medical equipment necessary to provide limited pharmacy operations i.e., automated drug dispensing devices (ADDD), software, security such as cameras and locking cabinets.
Provide academic opportunities for clinical staff, i.e., clinical updates; take a leadership role in providing continuing pharmaceuticals training to assigned providers and nursing staff.
Help establish partnerships with local and regional academic learning systems; preceptor site for pharmacy students, internships (expand current memorandum of agreement-MOA with University of Washington School of Nursing)
Oversees automated drug dispensing device activities for multiple satellite clinics.
Works closely with pharmacy technicians to ensure proper inventory control, inspections, expired medications, and other practices are done in accordance with all federal and state regulatory requirements.
Monitors and reviews the work of Pharmacy Technicians to ensure compliance with all professional standards and departmental policies and procedures, and to ensure pharmacy stock levels are adequate with patient needs.
Oversees Pharmacy Technicians scheduling, daily work assignments, and other patient care functions.
Actively search out grant opportunities to support work; research cost-effective services to offer in the future.
Evaluate the appropriateness and effectiveness of the patient’s medications; provides recommendations to providers on dose changes and/or drug interactions; assess the status of the patient’s health problems and determine whether the prescribed medications are optimally meeting the patient’s needs and goals of care.
Consult with the patient’s health care providers in selecting the medication therapy that best meets the patient’s needs and contributes effectively to the overall therapy goals.
Recognize untreated health problems that could be improved or resolved with appropriate medication therapy.
Develop and maintain Collaborative Provider Agreements between clinical providers and staff pharmacists by working closely with the Medical Director.
Actively participate and collaborate as part of the multidisciplinary team to improve member’s medication regimen and overall health.
Perform other duties as assigned.


The strongest candidate will be PharmD, residency trained or 3-5 years of clinical experience. Previous supervisory or management experience preferred. Experience working within Tribal communities preferred.
Supervisory Responsibilities: This position has supervisory responsibilities.

This position requires qualified applicants to be fully vaccinated including COVID-19 vaccines on their first day of employment.
Must submit to and pass a criminal background check and drug screen.

***If you are an American Indian/Alaska Native or a Veteran and would like this status to have preference in hiring, please note this on your cover letter and/or resume***

The Cowlitz Indian Tribe is a Drug & Alcohol-Free workplace. – Potential candidates must submit and pass drug screening and a criminal background check. The Cowlitz Indian tribe is an Equal Opportunity Employer, except as provided by Title 25 CFR, Section 472 which allows for Indian preference in hiring, the Cowlitz Indian Tribe does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, age, sex, national origin, physical handicap, marital status, politics, or membership or non-membership in an employee organization.