Period of Performance: One (1) year base period with option periods to follow
Place of Performance: The George E. Wahlen Medical Center at 500 S Foothill Blvd, Salt Lake City, UT 84148
Schedule: Inpatient midnight shift with a schedule of 7 days on duty then 7 days off duty with rotating shifts for 24-hour staffing coverage 7 days a week.
Outpatient positions will have three rotating shifts during outpatient hours of operation from 8:00am to 7:00pm. Outpatient positions will rotate through all outpatient shifts and may be required to work weekend or holiday hours as the pharmacy staffing needs require.
- Must be a U.S. citizen
- Must be Pharmacy graduate from an American Council on Pharmaceutical Education (ACPE) approved college or university pharmacy degree program.
- Must have a current and unrestricted Pharmacist and Pharmacist Controlled Substance license in ANY state or US Territory.
- Have a National Provider Identification (NPI) number.
- Have a NABP e-profile number.
- Be proficient in communicating with patients and staff in a professional manner. Including customer service skills, phone skills, and medical record documentation skills.
- Experience with computer software systems and automation such as VISTA, CPRS, ScriptPro, Talyst, Microsoft Office, and other programs used by the pharmacy.
- Experience with prepack label machine, automatic pill counting machine, unit dose packing sealer and machine, TPN mixer, hospital printers, and other auxiliary equipment.
- Proficient in speaking, writing, and understanding the English language.
- Proficient in typing, keyboarding, and using office equipment.
Display a cooperative attitude and effectively work in a team dynamic to implement the mission and goals of the VA organization mission and goals.
- Must be physically able to lift, carry, and stock pharmacy supplies. Including transport of supplies to wards, cache, or individual prescriptions to the dispensing window. Prescriptions may range from individual bags to cases of product or supplies up to 50 lbs. Must be able to stand for the entire shift, walk, climb stairs, and procure product from high or low shelving areas.
- Have experience in outpatient, inpatient functions, and clinical functions (including medication reconciliation and residency preceptor abilities). Areas of emphasis include:
- Drug Distribution
- Prescription Verification and distribution.
- Unit dose medication preparation, verification, and dispense.
- Controlled substance dispensing.
- USP 797 compliance for sterile compounding and IV room proficiency (IV admixture, TPN, Chemo, cytotoxic, or other compounding needs).
- Discharge Counseling and Patient Counseling. Adapting counseling information to the understanding of the customer.
- Pharmaceutical Care Services
- Monitoring of drug therapy.
- Providing Drug Information.
- Medication reconciliation skills
- Maintaining Formulary Criteria and general Formulary
Duties and Responsibilities may include not are not limited to the following:
- Complete all required elements of the CPRS note entry process including location, encounter data, and adverse event reporting.
- Functions as a mid-level provider to design, implement, and monitor therapeutic drug plans to achieve definite outcomes through direct interactions with patients and providers in assigned areas.
- Orders, performs, reviews, and analyzes appropriate laboratory tests and other diagnostic studies necessary to monitor and support the patient s drug therapy. Follows up with patients on lab or test results to discuss the plan of therapy including changes in medication therapy, monitoring, and additional testing requirements, referral to primary care or specialty provider.
Adjusts medication regimens based upon pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamics data.
- Monitor, document and report, per facility procedures, drug errors, adverse drug reactions, allergies, and patient compliance issues. Actively participates in the VAADERS Adverse Drug Reaction (ADR) reporting system.
- Performs medication reconciliation and informs healthcare providers of any discrepancies noted.
- Reviews and evaluates requests for non-formulary and restricted drugs for appropriateness and compliance with established criteria where applicable and as assigned.
- Documents clinical interventions in CPRS in a timely and professional manner as appropriate
- Serve as preceptor for pharmacy students and pharmacy residents in accordance with established protocols.
- Pharmacy Practice Management and Pharmacy Technician guidance, surveillance and management.
- Adhere to VA codes of conduct such as dress code, use of electronic equipment, or other general expectations.
- Privacy Act of 1974: In performance of official duties, contracted pharmacists have access to printed and electronic files containing sensitive data, which must be protected in accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a), HIPAA, and other applicable laws, Federal Regulations, and VA regulations.
- Pharmacists will complete all initial and annual required training for professional licensure and VA employment. The staff will agree to the VA computer system access agreement and provide wet or electronic signatures to all required forms. Including completion of the required security training and signature to the VA Computer Access Agreement prior to having access to the VA computer system.
For additional information and compensation details, please email your most recent CV/resume to . We look forward to hearing from you soon!