Ansible Government Solutions, LLC (Ansible) is seeking a full-time Clinical Pharmacist (Hematology/Oncology) to work with us in support of The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and its Raymond G. Murphy VA Medical Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
The VA pharmacy service utilizes a combination of automated and manual procedures to prepare and dispense Over the Counter (OTC) and legend drug prescriptions, bulk type prescriptions, and compounded sterile products. Our work includes the operation and support of automated and manual filling equipment, and the preparation of prescription orders and sterile preparation of parenteral products.
Schedule: Monday to Sunday, variable 8-hour tours of duty between 6:00am to 7:00pm, rotating weekday, weekend, and holiday shifts to meet the needs of the service. Final determination will be made by management.
- Provides appropriate selection of drug therapy based upon the pharmaceutical principles of pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics; monitors for effectiveness, side effects, and clinical outcomes; and advises prescribers as appropriate.
- Provides patient-specific therapeutic drug monitoring and communicates relevant findings and/or recommendations to other health care providers in charge of the patient both orally and in writing.
- Performs continuous evaluation of prescribed medications to ensure optimal drug therapy.
- Provides medication counseling to patients and caregivers.
- Reviews all medication orders for appropriateness, drug selection, dosage, route of administration and the amount, prior to dispensing.
- Ensures all medication orders are entered into the electronic patient medical record.
- Processes and fills all orders in a timely fashion; review of the patient's allergy history, drug-drug, drug-nutrient, drug-laboratory and drug-disease state interaction and assessment for clinical relevance should be performed and dealt with appropriately.
- Provides education to health care providers regarding medication use.
- Maintains basic knowledge of pharmaceutics, pharmacokinetics, pharmacokinetics, and pharmacotherapeutics in the area of practice.
- Selects, compounds, dispenses and fills a range of drugs including extemporaneous preparations, special formulations, ophthalmics (subconjunctivals and intravitreal injections), controlled substances, oncolytic agents, etc., in both hematology/oncology, outpatient, and inpatient areas.
- Supervises the activities of support personnel and may be asked to act in a Pharmacist in Charge when the opportunity arises.
- Consistently follows Healthcare System environmental policies and procedures related to VA GEMS program, and the recycling, safe use, and disposal of chemical products and high-risk and hazardous medications.
- US Citizen
- Graduate of an Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) accredited College or School of Pharmacy with a baccalaureate degree in pharmacy (BS Pharmacy) and/or a Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm. D.) degree. Verification of approved degree programs may be obtained from the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education, 20 North Clark Street, Suite 2500, Chicago, Illinois 60602-5109; phone: (312) 664-3575, or through their Web site at: http://www.acpe-accredit.org/. (NOTE: Prior to 2005 ACPE accredited both baccalaureate and Doctor of Pharmacy terminal degree program. Today the sole degree is Doctor of Pharmacy.)
- Full, current and unrestricted license to practice pharmacy in a State, Territory, Commonwealth of the United States (e.g., Puerto Rico), or the District of Columbia; the Pharmacist must maintain current registration.
All candidates must be able to:
- Sit, stand, walk, lift, squat, bend, twist, and reach above shoulders during the work shift
- Lift up to 50 lbs from floor to waist
- Lift up to 20 lbs
- Carry up to 40 lbs a reasonable distance
- Push/pull with 30 lbs of force
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