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Pharmacist - Critical Care (210744)

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

Job Description:

PHARMACIST - CRITICAL CARE

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:
    • Possess board certification (from the Board of Pharmacy Specialties) in Pharmacotherapy.
    • BLS certification through AHA. Must be hands-on course.
    • Experience: Possess two (2) years of experience in a critical care setting within the preceding 36 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
      • Routine workload is scheduled by the Commander. Primary workload is related to the provision of medical care by staff health care providers through written or verbal orders. Secondary workload is the result of consultation requests submitted to the Pharmacy Department by staff practitioners. The HCW has full responsibility for maintenance and delivery of comprehensive pharmacist services within the personnel and equipment capabilities of the facility, and for the quality and timeliness of record preparation and reports indicated to document care provided and procedures performed.
      • Technically direct supporting Government personnel assigned to him or her during the performance of pharmaceutical procedures. Such direction and interaction will adhere to government and professional clinical standards and accepted protocol. The HCW will be subject to guidelines set forth in the command's quality assurance and risk management instructions. The HCW shall perform limited administrative duties as prescribed by the Commander or designated representative.
      • The HCW's actual pharmaceutical activities will be a function of the facility's overall demand for pharmaceutical services. HCW productivity is expected to be comparable to that of other pharmacists assigned to the same facility who are authorized the same scope of practice.
      • Provide information to the pharmacy representative on the multidisciplinary critical care team at NMC Portsmouth, made up of medical and surgical physicians, critical care nurses, clinical nutrition, respiratory therapy, physical/occupational therapy, discharge planning and pastoral care.
      • Participate in daily multidisciplinary rounds to assess medication therapy needs for all critical care patients.
      • Review medications and pertinent laboratory values for all patients residing on the PCU and all SDU-status patients on a daily basis.
      • Communicate to provider and pharmacy staff. Recommendations for all patients must be directly communicated with a responsible physician, documented in the medical record and recorded in the pharmacy interventions database.
      • Assist in performing medication use evaluations (MUEs) and in the review of requests for drug formulary addition.
      • Conduct Therapeutic drug monitoring for all NMC Portsmouth patients including but not limited to pharmacokinetics consultations and anticoagulation monitoring as required by the Pharmacy Clinical Coordinator.
      • Actively participate on Nutrition Support team and work with the Inpatient Pharmacy staff for coordination and timely delivery of parenteral nutrition products.
      • Fulfill all general responsibilities of clinical pharmacist in a critical care pharmacy such as patient medication counseling, surveillance, reporting and analysis of adverse drug reactions, and any medication related activities as requested by the ICU Director and approved by the Head, Pharmacy Department.
      • Support pharmacy distribution services as needed when this function does not conflict with the primary duties of the provision of pharmaceutical care to critically ill patients.

        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 employe--es (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 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 employe--es (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 - 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-luke

Keywords: Luke & Associates, Inc., Portsmouth , Pharmacist - Critical Care (210744), Healthcare , Portsmouth, Virginia

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