All positions with the Stillaguamish Tribe of Indians are Indian Preference in Hiring, in accordance with P.L. 93-638


Position Title:
Dispensary Nurse
FLSA Status:
Reports to:

ICCS Director


Position Summary

Responsible for the safe and efficient dispensing of methadone medication to patients in compliance with WAC, FDA, DEA, regulations and clinic policies and procedures.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities
·Accurately and efficiently dispenses daily doses of methadone/methadose, medications
·Maintains current inventory of medication and medical supplies in secure environment
·Assessment of patients’ physical condition; reporting observations to supervisor either verbally or in writing
·Alerts treatment staff of any observed changes in patients’ status
·Maintains accurate dispensing records
·Daily review of medical order book and recording of changes
·Maintains current statistical records
·Accounts for al medication used during dispensary shift
·Ensures accuracy of records to avoid medication discrepancies and takes corrective action as needed
·Explains the proper use of dispensed medication and its effects to clients
·Performs TB tests on staff and clients
·Inventories and orders supplies as needed

·Other duties assigned by supervisor.


Supervisory Responsibilities

No Supervisory Responsibilities


Required Knowledge, Skills and



·Critical thinking skills
·Attention to detail
·Effective communication
·Must be alert and observant at all times
·Demonstrate sound judgement and decision making abilities
·Medication administration skills
·Ability to build rapport with co-workers and physician
·Ability to remain calm and professional at all times

·Ability to accurately assess situations that arise


Work Environment
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  

The worker is frequently subject to inside environmental conditions, which provide protection from weather conditions, but not necessarily from temperature changes, and is subject to outside environmental conditions and to wet and/or humid conditions.  The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate.


Physical Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job
·Frequently involves sedentary work.
·Occasionally involves light work: exerting up to 20 pounds of force and/or up to 10 pounds of force and/or negligible amount of force to move objects.
·Occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
·Constantly requires the ability to give and receive detailed information through verbal communication.
·Constantly requires verbally expressing or exchanging ideas of important instructions accurately, loudly, or quickly.
·Constantly requires working with fingers rather than the whole hand or arm.
·Constantly requires repetitive movement of the wrists, hands and/or fingers.
·Often requires walking or moving about to accomplish tasks.
·Occasionally requires standing and/or sitting for sustained periods of time.
·Occasionally requires ascending or descending stairs or ramps using feet and legs and/or hands and arms.
·Occasionally requires raising objects from a lower to a higher position or moving objects horizontally.
·Occasionally requires stooping which entails the use of the lower extremities and back muscles.  Infrequently requires crouching.

·Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, and the ability to adjust focus.


Position Qualifications
Current license to practice as a registered nurse or licensed practical nurse in the state of Washington
A degree or studies in social science or medical field plus three years’ experience
Ability to pass criminal background check and pre-employment drug swab

WA state drivers’ license and ability to be approved by Tribal insurance to drive Tribal vehicles.


Travel Requirements
No travel is required

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