Travis AFB, Fairfield, CA, USA
The Arora Group
Recruiting a Clinical Pharmacist to work at David Grant Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, CA. The Clinical Pharmacist provides care for our nation’s active duty service members, their families, and retirees. The clinical pharmacist is a full-time position, 40 hours per week, 8- or 10-hour day shifts starting between 6 AM to 9 AM. May work up to 2 weekends/holidays per month. Full benefits, including 17 days did vacation/sick leave and 10 paid Federal holidays.
DUTIES OF THE CLINICAL PHARMACIST:
• Conducting and coordinating clinical investigations and research (consistent with other healthcare professionals) approved by a local or regional Investigational Review Board (IRB) and participating in outcome studies generated by the department of pharmacy and approved by the P&T Committee.
• Counsel patients regarding appropriate use of medications.
• Compound medications as required.
• 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. • Ability to respond to Cardiac Arrest and ‘Code Blue’ life support situations in an urgent manner.
• Ability to comply with USP 797 Sterile Compounding to include proper wear of barrier/protective clothing.
• 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 hospital 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
QUALIFICATIONS OF THE CLINICAL PHARMACIST:
• Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.)
• Graduate from a college or university accredited by the Accreditation Council on Pharmaceutical Education (ACPE).
• 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.
• Must possess and maintain certifications: Basic Life Support and Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS).
• Experience: Minimum of one year of full-time experience working as a Clinical Pharmacist within the last two year.
• Board certification in one or more of the pharmacy specialties recognized by the Board of Pharmaceutical Specialties.
• Current, full, active, and unrestricted license from one of the 50 states or U.S. territories to practice as a pharmacist.
• U.S. Citizen (required for access to Government computer systems)
COMPENSATION & BENEFITS FOR THE CERTIFIED MEDICAL ASSISTANT (CMA):
• Competitive pay
• 10 days paid time off per year plus 7 sick days per year
• 10 paid Federal holidays
• Health & Welfare allowance covers the cost of health insurance, long and short-term disability, and life insurance
• Dental and vision plans offered, 401(k)
ABOUT THE ARORA GROUP: The Arora Group is an award-winning, Joint Commission-certified nationwide healthcare services company that, for almost 30 years, has provided medical care for the men and women who serve our country in the U.S. Armed Forces. Our mission is to provide world-class care and give our healthcare professionals opportunities to improve their skills, learn from the best, and serve the needs of active duty service members, their families, and veterans.
EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability