Job Description

Pharmacist Formulary Specialist
Job CategoryProfessional
ScheduleFull time
Shift1 - Day Shift


Facilitate the design, implementation, and monitoring of strategies to ensure safe, clinically effective, and cost effective medication use; strategies may include guidelines, policies, protocols, order sets, or care pathways; supports the System Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee activities; monitors utilization of medications in order to identify when medication use strategies needs to be developed to impact practice.



Participates in the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee (including agenda, agenda review, and presentation at meetings)

Participates in medication utilization opportunities for stewardship of high cost or high use medications to limit waste, generate revenue, or reduce overall cost of care and communicates enforcement with the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee

Interprets and clarifies written orders for all types of medications.

Prepares compounds, labels, and packages medications and pharmaceuticals, in accordance with established professional protocols and standards.

Secures storage of narcotics and other controlled substances on a regular basis.

Ensures all charges for dispensed medication orders are captured in hospital’s billing system.

Provides medications and drug information relative to circumstances and patient conditions in emergency codes in the hospital.

Communicates drug-related side effects, dosages, potential complications to health care professionals.

Advises patients and/or their representatives on use of various medications, including dosage, side effects and composition.

Remains informed about current developments concerning new drugs or test results regarding drug usage; researches drug information requests and responds promptly.

Promotes effective use of formulary system through drug product selection and therapeutic alternative produce suggestion for non-formulary orders.

Monitors drug therapy as assigned by physicians; suggest alternative drug therapy when appropriate.

Consults with and advises medical staff personnel regarding utilization of drugs and pharmaceuticals.

Oversees work of Pharmacy Technicians/Pharmacy Interns participating in the preparation, documentation and dispensing of medications and pharmaceuticals.

Adheres to TMCH organizational and department-specific safety, confidentiality, values policies and standards.

Collect and analyze quality metrics in specialty area.

Provides education to pharmacy interns, students and PGY1 residents.

Participation in rounds and care coordination conferences as appropriate.

Participation in quality improvement committees as assigned.



EDUCATION: Doctor of Pharmacy degree from an AACP-accredited College of Pharmacy or Bachelor’s Degree from an AACP-accredited College of Pharmacy.   

EXPERIENCE:  Five (5) years of clinical pharmacist experience or completion of a PGY1 residency with 2 years of additional clinical experience. Pharmacy residency preceptor experience required.

LICENSURE OR CERTIFICATION: Current Arizona Pharmacist license upon hire. Basic Life Support (BLS) and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certifications. Board certified in Pharmacotherapy preferred. 



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