Position: Clinical Pharmacist
Job Type: Full Time
Work Hours: Monday – Friday 40 hrs/wk
Paid Holidays: New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Day, Presidents Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Veterans Days, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. If the holiday falls on Saturday, it is observed on Friday. If the holiday falls on a Sunday, it is observed on Monday.
Vacation: Two weeks paid vacation
- Must be a US citizen
- Must be able to pass a background check, drug test and obtain a National Agency Check with Inquiries (NACI).
Education: Graduate from a college or university accredited by the Accreditation Council on
Pharmaceutical Education (ACPE).
Internship/Residency: Completion of a clinical pharmacy residency or fellowship accredited by the American Society of Health System Pharmacists or American College of Clinical Pharmacy or documentation of appropriate education, training, and/or CME in the practice of clinical pharmacy.
Experience: As required to meet clinical competency requirements specified in the Service-specific credentialing instructions. Possess a minimum of 12 months of experience within the preceding 18 months as a Clinical Pharmacist performing direct patient care clinical activities in an inpatient, outpatient, or ambulatory care pharmacy settings OR have held clinical privileges as a Clinical Pharmacist within the preceding 36 months in a military treatment facility.
Licensure: Current, full, active, and unrestricted license to practice as a pharmacist.
English Language Requirement: Personnel shall read, understand, speak and write English well with demonstrated organization, facilitation and communication skills.
Knowledge: Includes, but not limited to: Ambulatory Care Pharmacy; Critical Care Pharmacy; Nuclear Pharmacy; Nutrition Support Pharmacy; Oncology Pharmacy; Pediatric Pharmacy; Pharmacotherapy Pharmacy; Psychiatric Pharmacy
TYPE OF WORK
The duties include but are not limited to the following:
- Assess patient’s response to drug therapy and planning drug therapy based on physician-established diagnoses.
- Order and evaluate laboratory tests necessary to evaluate drug therapy effects and outcomes.
- Initiate, modify, or discontinue medications for ongoing therapy of chronic disease states (e.g., hypertension, hyperlipidemia, anticoagulant, diabetes, asthma, refill clinics, etc.), in cooperation with the medical staff.
- Monitor and manage pharmacotherapy requiring periodic adjustment due to specific or changing pharmacokinetic characteristics (e.g., aminoglycosides, phenytoin, antithrombotic).
- Administer prescription or non-prescription drugs according to established agreements or MTF protocols
- Assess metabolic needs and order therapeutic enteral or parenteral nutrition products in the inpatient setting.
- Evaluate medical and medication histories for drug-related problems and adjusting drug therapy accordingly.
- Consult with other healthcare providers (e.g., physicians, dietitians, nurses, physical therapists, etc.) about patient treatment needs or options.
- Perform a full range of pharmacist procedures.
- Review patient profiles at the time of dispensing in order to closely monitor medication therapy.
- Ensure prescription directions for use, dose, medication interactions, therapeutic duplications or overlaps, allergy information, age specific dosage, and other pertinent data are appropriate for individual patients.
- Ensure accuracy of all pharmaceutical products prepared or processed by technical staff.
- Provide medication and healthcare related in service training to clinical staff on new medications on the market; appropriate use of medications; comparison of current medication therapies; and other topics as deemed appropriate by the department head.
- Consult with other specialty practitioners to provide optimal patient pharmaceutical care.
- Document significant medication interactions, and pharmacy interactions with prescribers. Conduct Adverse Drug Reaction (ADR) reporting in accordance with The Joint Commission (TJC) or the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, Inc. (AAAHC) standards as appropriate.
- Facilitate medical staff drug utilization reviews (DURs) as deemed necessary.