The Pharmacist in Charge is the person responsible to the Board of Pharmacy for the licensed establishment’s compliance with the laws and administrative rules of this state and of the federal government pertaining to the practice of pharmacy and the distribution of drugs and devices. The role of this position is to assure compliance is maintained.


Qualifications and Requirements:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  This job description in no way implies that these are the only duties to be performed and may be modified, interpreted and/or applied in any way, as necessary. Maintaining regular and punctual attendance is required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential duties.


Essential Job Duties:

  • Ensures compliance to all rules, regulations and statutes as indicated in the Arizona Pharmacy Act.
  • Acts as official liaison with Compliance Officer of State Board of Pharmacy
  • Assists Director of Pharmacy in the supervision and direction of the pharmacy staff in the matters of daily pharmacy operations.
  • Assists Pharmacy Technician Supervisor with the supervision and direction of the pharmacy staff in the matters of daily pharmacy operations to ensure compliance to all pertaining pharmacy laws and respective scopes of practice.
  • Provides standard of practice in pharmaceutical care by the checking of prescriptions, complete, effective patient counseling and education regarding medications and their use.
  • Assists patients in solving problems, such as identifying old medications or finding over-the-counter solutions.
  • Assist in the coordination of pharmacy practices with other health care departments by maintaining working relationships with all departments
  • Assist in the maintenance of financial control by providing support to 340B Program Audit Specialist during prescription reviews.
  • Assist in the coordination of the pharmacy with outside agencies to assure compliance with all state and federal rules, regulations and laws governing pharmacy activities.
  • Identifies and discusses potential or actual drug interactions or other incompatibility issues with providers and other clinical staff.
  • Oversee the storage of all prescription drugs and controlled substances inside the pharmacy.
  • Maintains accurate inventory of medications and implements loss prevention controls.
  • Oversee safe disposal of infectious and/or hazardous wastes.
  • Participates in pharmacy-related committees and meetings and CCHCI leadership meetings as needed.
  • Assists in development of CCHCI pharmacy operations policies and procedures.
  • Assist when necessary in creating and maintaining schedule templates within clinic EMR software.
  • Respond to requests for assistance from colleagues at Chiricahua Community Health Centers in a positive, helpful manner.
  • Assist in any other duties as requested by Director of Pharmacy if required.


Required Education, Experience, Certificates & Licenses:

  • Graduate from an accredited College of Pharmacy.  Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm. D.) preferred.
  • Minimum of three years pharmacy experience preferred.
  • Any combination of education and/or experience that provides the necessary skills and sensitivity.
  • Current Arizona State Board of Pharmacy Pharmacist License.
  • Current CPR certification.
  • Valid Fingerprint Clearance Card.


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