Clinical Pharmacist

Job ID: 11627

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

·        Full Time

POSITION QUALIFICATION/REQUIREMENTS:

 ·        Education: A Baccalaureate Degree in Pharmacy from a College of Pharmacy OR a Doctorate degree in Pharmacy (PharmD) from a College of Pharmacy

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

·        Certification: Must maintain a hands-on BLS certification through AHA or ARC

·        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: Must meet one of the following:

o  A graduate certificate within the preceding year from an accredited pharmacy residency program.

o  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 setting.

o  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.

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

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

·        HCW Physical Capability: 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.

CORE DUTIES:

·      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.

·      Checking and dispensing of new prescriptions, refilling prescriptions, entering orders into a database, monitoring for drug interactions/allergies and monitoring drug overlaps.

·      Providing services as a drug information consultant to support new and refill prescriptions, patient requests, reporting allergies, reviewing patient profiles, and lab values.

·      Participate in quality improvement activities, performing drug storage inspections, reviewing expiration dates on supplies, and producing error and workload reports and documentation.

·      Participate in pharmaceutical care to identify and prevent or resolve drug-related problems including patients needing pharmacy therapy but not receiving it; patients taking or receiving the wrong drug; patients taking or receiving too little of the correct drug or taking or receiving too much of the correct drug; patients not taking or receiving the drug prescribed; and patients taking or receiving a drug for which there is no valid medical indication.

·      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.

·      Perform other administrative duties including reporting adverse drug reactions, attendance at board and committee meetings and pharmacy staff meetings as appropriate.

·      Develop and prepare sterile products such as total parenteral nutrition, IV admixtures, and ophthalmic solutions upon proper authorized request.

·      Screen prescriptions for proper interpretation, appropriate dosages, and possible therapeutic, chemical or physical incompatibility.

·      Participate in supply issues requiring a pharmacist knowledge base, which includes selection, and stocking of medications as may be required.

·      Provide consultative services to the medical staff and other medical professionals regarding pharmaceutical services and rational therapeutics.

·      Advise patients and nursing staff on dosage regimen, side effects, storage requirements, and any special instructions warranted by individual drugs or the concurrent administration of another or multiple prescriptions.

·      Provide pharmaceutical care appropriate to the age of the patients served.

·      Participate in the detection, reporting, and prevention of adverse drug reactions and

medication errors.

·      Monitoring patient drug therapy by reviewing patient’s medical record, pharmacy medication profile, appropriate laboratory data, medication administration records and through patient/family interviews.

·      Meets with patients to:

o  Obtain a complete drug history.

o  Monitor the patient’s response to drug therapy through all available sources, such as, patient and  pharmacy records, and laboratory data.

o  Educate and counsel the patient regarding his/her drug therapy and/or protocol.

o  Explain information about current drug therapy and the potential side effects.

·      Participates in rounds to monitor and review drug therapy for rational indications, dosing, adverse drug reactions, drug interactions, IV incompatibilities, and complications of multiple drug therapies.

·      Provides educational and training programs to staff pharmacists, residents and other pharmacology candidates.

HOURS:

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

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. Teamwork 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 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, please visit our website at:

 https://lukestaffing.com/

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