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Pharmacist (210843)

Company: Luke & Associates Inc.
Location: Portsmouth
Posted on: January 10, 2022

Job Description:

PHARMACIST

Site Of Service

  • Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, VA (NMCP) and its associated Branch Health/Medical Clinics (BHC) and Tricare Prime Clinics

    Position Qualification/Requirements
    • Degree: Bachelor's degree in pharmacy.
    • Education:
    • Graduate from a college or university accredited by the Accreditation Council on Pharmaceutical Education (ACPE).
    • Have successfully completed an Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) approved continuing education of at least 15 hours which maintains pharmacy skills and knowledge in the preceding two (2) years.
    • Certification: BLS certification through AHA. Must be hands-on course.
    • Experience: Possess experience as a pharmacist for 12 months within the preceding 24 months.
    • 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
      • Deliver comprehensive pharmaceutical services within the personnel, supply, and equipment capabilities of the facility.
      • Review patient profiles at the time of dispensing in order to closely monitor medication therapy.
      • Ensure accuracy of all pharmaceutical products prepared or processed by technical staff.
      • 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.

        In addition to the specific duties listed, the following are required:
        • Provide drug information consultation services
        • Pharmacokinetic Drug Services
        • Monitoring Organ and Clinical Status of Patients and recommending appropriate dosing
        • Support graduate medical education through pointed interventions and lectures
        • Function as a precept or in support of graduate medical education
        • Apply age specific knowledge and competency appropriate to patient population
        • Identify and prevent or resolve each of the eight types of drug-related problems for each patient
        • Needing pharmacy therapy but not receiving it (a drug indication)
        • Taking or receiving the wrong drug
        • Taking or receiving too little of the correct drug
        • Taking or receiving too much of the correct drug
        • Experiencing an adverse drug reaction
        • Experiencing a drug-drug, drug-food interaction
        • Not taking or receiving the drug prescribed
        • Taking or receiving a drug for which there is no valid medical indication
        • Monitor and perform distributive functions for in and outpatient pharmaceutical services including work units for Unit Dose, Sterile Product, Bulk Orders and parenteral nutrition and chemotherapy.
        • Utilize the Comprehensive Accreditation Manual for Hospitals Joint Commission; Manual of the Navy Medical Department, Chapter 21; Navy Pharmacy SOP; hospital instructions; professional journals; and, professional society literature. Judgment is required in adapting and applying the established guidelines to the scope of services provided by the pharmacy department.
        • 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. Intervention with providers shall be made for noted discrepancy of above listed items.

          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 commands 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
            • Perform a full range of pharmacist procedures.
            • Deliver comprehensive pharmaceutical services within the personnel, supply, and equipment capabilities of the facility.
            • Counsel patients regarding appropriate use of medications.
            • 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. Intervention with providers shall be made for noted discrepancy of above listed items.
            • Compound medications as required.
            • Ensure accuracy of all pharmaceutical products prepared or processed by technical staff.
            • Supervise 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.
            • 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 commands 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.

              Hours
              • Pharmacist (Hospital and/or Scott Center) The hospital Pharmacy is open 24 hours a day, seven (7) days a week, 365 days a year, including all Federal Holidays. Scott Center hours are 0600 to 1800; however, HCWs shall rotate among both locations. Services shall be provided to cover all hours of the day. Shifts will normally be scheduled for an eight and half (8.5) to nine (9) hour period, to include an uncompensated thirty (30) minute to sixty (60) minute lunch break, respectively. Shifts will be on a rotated basis within the time ranges specified as clinical demand dictate. In no instance will the HCW be required to provide services in excess of eighty (80) hours per two-week period.
              • Pharmacist (Hospital Critical Care) The Pharmacy is open 24 hours a day, seven (7) days a week, 365 days a year, including all Federal Holidays. Services shall be provided to cover all hours of the day. Shifts will normally be scheduled for an eight and half (8.5) to nine (9) hour period, to include an uncompensated thirty (30) minute to sixty (60) minute lunch break, respectively. The HCW is expected to participate in bedside rounds daily. In no instance will the HCW be required to provide services in excess of eighty (80) hours per two-week period.

                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-lukeby Jobble

Keywords: Luke & Associates Inc., Portsmouth , Pharmacist (210843), Healthcare , Portsmouth, Virginia

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