Clinical Pharmacist

Job ID: 11604

Posted: 9 Days Ago

Base: Naval Hospital - Bremerton

FLSA: Hourly Non-Exempt

Job Type: Permanent

Location: Washington (WA)

Gross Pay: $72.68

CLINICAL PHARMACIST

SITE OF SERVICE

·        Naval Hospital Bremerton, WA

POSITION QUALIFICATION/REQUIREMENTS:

·        Degree/Education:

o   A Baccalaureate Degree in Pharmacy from a College of Pharmacy accredited by the American Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE);

OR

  A Doctorate degree in Pharmacy (PharmD) from a College of Pharmacy accredited by the American Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE).

·        Education: Graduate from a college or university accredited by the Accreditation Council on Pharmaceutical Education (ACPE).

·        Certification: BLS through AHA

·        Internship/Residency/Experience:

o  Completed an American Society of Health-system Pharmacists (ASHP) accredited pharmacy residency program;

OR

o  A minimum of two years of experience in a clinical setting (involving or based on direct observation and treatment of patients);

OR

o  A minimum of two years of experience in a medical home setting;

OR

o  Possess and maintain an active board certification of pharmacy specialties certification in ambulatory care pharmacy (BCACP) or pharmacotherapy (BCPS).

·        U.S. Citizenship: HCWs performing under this contract shall be U.S. citizens.

·        Able to read, write, and speak English well enough to effectively communicate.

Shall be physically capable of standing and/or sitting for extended periods of time and physically capable of performing all services required under the contract.

SPECIFIC DUTIES:

·        Participate/collaborate with healthcare providers as a member of the Medical Home Port (MHP) Team

·        Address medication therapy management issues in a compassionate, comprehensive, and integrative manner. Utilize a collaborative approach with emphasis on the delivery of rational drug therapy, appropriate cost avoidance, decreased medical risk associated with medication therapy and promotion of health and wellness

·        Provide pharmaceutical care and medication therapy management (MTM) for all ages and families in the MHP Team. Manage patients with complex medical conditions, including but not limited to, coagulation disorders, diabetes, hypertension, dyslipidemia, asthma/COPD, smoking cessation, pain management, mental health, and congestive heart failure, utilizing evidenced-based clinical practice guidelines while engaging patients actively in their health care.

·        Provide health maintenance and preventive services to individual patients as recommended by accepted guidelines. Provide population-based health management and regular surveillance to patients need for preventive services and management of chronic disease leveraging information technology decision support tools and the members of the MHP Team.

·        Be responsible for the quality and timeliness of records, reports, and documentation of services

·        Provide professional, consultative, and educational knowledge within scope of practice to other providers within the MHP.

·        Collaborate with providers to individualize drug therapies promoting safe, effective and economical patient care.

·        Perform appropriate point-of-care testing and quality control/calibration of point-of-care device within the providers training and expertise and in accordance with medical laboratory guidance.

·        Provide, assess and review information regarding medication dosing, toxicity, interactions, and complications of multiple drug therapies. Review drug literature in order to compare and contrast therapeutic regimens and uses for new and existing products and provide evidence-based pharmacotherapy.

·        Provide clinical direction with drug information and pharmaceutical care topics for the medical and clinical staff to include the Pharmacy Department and outlying clinics.

·        Assume responsibility for initiating, monitoring and modifying drug regimens when requested by the provider, MHP team, or when dictated by approved protocols.

·        Provide prescription renewals in conjunction with assessment of adherence, disease states, drug interactions, efficacy, and safety within the MHP model.

·        Identify patients with indications for drug therapy who are untreated or under-treated. Engage MHP team in optimization of patient therapy.

·        Collaborates and integrate with members of the MHP team and staff from other departments or directorates, to optimize patient care in the MHP model.

·        Assist with identification of patient medication therapy management needs, to include patient education and patient care plan review with team members for coordination of care.

·        Assist MPH team in identification of diagnostic procedures required during daily patient schedule review.

·        Accept walk-ins of patients assigned to MHP team at the request of the teams providers/clinical staff or when a patient condition warrants immediate attention.

·        Communicate to patients utilizing asynchronous messaging and telephone consults.

·        Review hospital corpsman compounded pharmaceuticals (IVs, piggybacks) for appropriate concentrations, diluents, and drug interactions.

·        Design and conduct interdisciplinary educational programs in the areas of drug therapy for physicians, nurses and other health professionals. Provide educational and training programs to staff pharmacists, pharmacy intern students and pharmacy extern students.

·        Perform pharmacokinetic dosing as it pertains to complex medication regimens. Develop treatment plans and monitor patient outcomes.

·        Monitor and perform distributive functions for inpatient and outpatient pharmaceutical services including work units for outpatient prescription preparation and dispensing, unit dose, sterile products, bulk orders, and parenteral nutrition and chemotherapy.

·        Work closely with clinical staff in developing patient wellness programs such as smoking cessation programs and Asthma classes.

·        Provide medication information to the clinical staff as required, including in-service training 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.

·        Provide clinical direction of corpsmen and pharmacy technicians and provide input into job performance evaluations.

·        Maintain inventory control of all pharmaceuticals in the pharmacy, especially scheduled pharmaceuticals, and ensure pharmacy security. Maintain appropriate records and security of all scheduled controlled substances according to applicable regulations.

·        Consult with other specialty practitioners who have been referred for pharmaceutical services.

·        Execute drug utilization reviews (DURs) as deemed necessary.

·        Utilize pharmacy computer and robotic systems in accordance with MTF protocols.

GENERAL DUTIES:

·        Maintain a level of productivity comparable with that of other individuals performing similar services. 

·        Participate in peer review and performance improvement activities.

·        Practice aseptic techniques as necessary. Comply with infection control guidelines to include the proper handling, storage, and disposal of infectious wastes, and the use of universal precautions to prevent the spread of infection. 

·        Function with an awareness and application of safety procedures.

·        Perform efficiently in emergency patient situations following established protocols, remaining calm, informing appropriate persons, and documenting events. Anticipate potential problems/emergencies and make appropriate interventions. Notify supervisor, director, or other designated person regarding problems that the HCW is unable to manage.

·        Apply an awareness of legal issues in all aspects of patient care and strive to manage situations in a reduced risk manner.

·        Participate in the implementation of the Family Advocacy Program as directed. Participation shall include, but not be limited to, appropriate medical examination, documentation, and reporting.

·        Exercise awareness and sensitivity to patient/significant others' rights, as identified within the MTF.

·        Maintain an awareness of responsibility and accountability for own professional practice.

·        Participate in continuing education to meet own professional growth

·        Attend and/or comply with all annual training classes required by the Command, to include but not limited to online annual training provided by the MTF: disaster training, infection control, Sexual Harassment, Bloodborne Pathogens, Fire and Safety, Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosives (CBRNE), and all other required training.

·        Actively participate in the command’s Performance Improvement Program. Participate in meetings to review and evaluate the care provided to patients, identify opportunities to improve the care delivered, and recommend corrective action when problems exist.

·        Participate in the provision of in-service training to clinic staff members. Provide training and/or direction as applicable to supporting government employe­es (e.g., hospital corpsmen, students, etc.).

·        Attend and participate in various meetings as directed.

·        Perform timely, accurate, and concise documentation of patient care.

·        Operate and manipulate automated systems such as CHCS, AHLTA, ADS, Essentris, MHS Genesis and Clinical Information System (CIS), participate in clinical staff Performance Improvement (PI) and Risk Management (RM) functions, as prescribed by the Commander. Maintain DOD email account as directed. The HCW shall be responsive to all email and voicemail communications.

·        Exercise appropriate delegation of tasks and duties in the direction and coordination of health care team members, patient care, and clinic activities

·        Maintain documentation of all treatment provided in accordance with clinic directives, and prepare such records and reports as may be required. All records and reports must be legible. Abbreviations must be only those listed in local instructions

CORE DUTIES:

·        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.

HOURS:

·        The HCWs shall provide services Sunday through Saturday, including the day of observance of Federal holidays between the hours of 0700 and 0659.

·        The HCW shall not be scheduled more than a 12.75 hour shift (including a 45 minute uncompensated meal break) in a 24 hour period.

·        The HCWs shall be scheduled no more than 4 holiday shifts. The HCW shall not exceed 80 hours of service in a two-week period.

·        Schedules will be prepared approximately 4 weeks in advance.

·        Any planned absences of the HCW shall be communicated to the government supervisor in advance of the absence.

BASE DOWN DAYS:

·        During a planned closure of the facility due to training, closures before or after holidays family down days, Employee will only be compensated for the actual hours worked. If clinic is closed and employee is not able to work, employee will be required to use leave or take LWOP (without penalty). 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS/SKILLS

Must be comfortable in a fast-paced, dynamic environment. Must be able and willing to reprioritize on short notice and work on multiple simultaneous projects. Flexible and able to work with various personalities. Team work skills required. Time management skills required. The ability to meet deadlines in a deadline intensive environment is essential. High level of adaptability and willingness to embrace change in a fast-paced, demanding environment.

 

Luke & Associates does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability or veteran status in provision of services or employment opportunities and benefits. 

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.

Links:

To learn more about Luke & Associates, please visit our website at:

http://www.lukeassoc.com/about-luke

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