Job Title: Clinical Pharmacist-CC-DHJob Announcement Number: NIH-CC-DH-14-1155663
Department: Department Of Health And Human Services
Agency: National Institutes of Health
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/ Per Year
Monday, July 14, 2014 to
Friday, July 25, 2014
SERIES & GRADE:
Full Time -
1 vacancy in the following location:
Bethesda, MD View Map
WHO MAY APPLY:
This position is being filled through the Direct Hire Authority for this occupation and is open to all US Citizens.
Q - Nonsensitive
The NIH is the premier biomedical research center for the world. Its 27 Institutes and Centers employ approximately 18,000 employees doing a vast array of jobs, all supporting efforts for a healthy nation. For information on the NIH mission, goals, and Institutes and Centers, visit NIH Overview.
The successful candidate will be an exceptionally talented, knowledgeable, and motivated Clinical Pharmacist with extensive experience providing pharmaceutical care to patients with a variety of diseases. The Clinical Pharmacist must demonstrate a mastery of providing patient care and understand research methodologies, protocol design, and implementation. The ideal candidate will have extensive knowledge of regulatory controls surrounding investigational new drug applications. A Doctor of Pharmacy degree, post-graduate year 1 and year 2 residency training, and board certification in pharmacotherapy with added qualifications in infectious diseases is highly desired for this position.
This position is located in the Clinical Pharmacy Specialist Section of the Pharmacy Department, Clinical Center (CC) which provides high-quality pharmaceutical care emphasizing rational, cost effective, innovative clinical research and will care for patients treated on National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease (NIAID) protocols. The successful candidate will have a strong background in infectious disease pharmacotherapy with a track record of providing antimicrobial stewardship and pharmaceutical care to patients with a variety of types of infections.
The Pharmacy Department strives to exceed the expectations of patients, investigators, and co-workers in an environment that provides the pharmacy staff with motivation, challenge, and professional growth.
- U.S. Citizenship requirement met by closing date.
- Position is subject to a background investigation.
- Preemployment medical screening may be required for this position.
- Applicants must be able to distinguish basic colors.
- This position is designated as "emergency position".
- Some weekend shifts will be required.
DUTIES:Back to top
As a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist at the Clinical Center, your duties will include but are not limited to the following:
Independently advise, interface and participate with physicians in the design of complex drug treatment plans using current pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic principles and specific patient parameters;
Monitor and evaluate drug therapy for beneficial therapeutic outcome, adverse drug reactions, drug interactions, IV incompatibilities and complications of multiple drug therapies;
Defend complex decisions/recommendations to members of in-house committees;
Design/conduct interdisciplinary educational programs ;
Provide educational/training programs for staff pharmacists, pharmacy practice and specialty residents;
Support clinical research within specialty area of clinical practice;
Actively collaborate with staff and clinical researchers in the design and implementation of research protocols, collection of data, and in analysis and interpretation of results;
Provide solutions to complex drug administration problems;
Serve on in-house boards and participates in research protocol design;
Monitor patients drug therapies on investigational studies on assigned patient care unit;
Act as associate investigator on research protocols and advise principal investigator on pharmaceutical aspects of protocol;
Other duties as assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:Back to top
Basic Qualification Requirements:
Education: Four-year Bachelor's degree in Pharmacy recognized by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (formerly known as American Council on Pharmaceutical Education); OR 5-year course of study leading to a bachelor's or higher degree in pharmacy from an approved pharmacy school recognized by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education; OR 6-year course of study leading to a Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degree recognized by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education
Licensure: All applicants must be licensed to practice pharmacy in a State, District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a territory of the United States.
In addition to meeting the basic requirements described above, the following amount of specialized experience is required to qualify for positions at GS-13: You must demonstrate in your resume at least one (1) year of qualifying experience equivalent to at least the GS-12 level in the Federal Government obtained in either the private or public sector. Examples of qualifying experience include: independently interface with Licensed Independent Prescribers (LIPs) in the design of drug treatment plans; monitor drug therapy to assure optimal outcomes; evaluate drug therapy for proper therapeutic endpoint; serve as pharmacy liaison with physicians, nurses, pharmacists, and other staff on units to resolve drug related problems; and, serve as consultant to in-house committees on selection of drugs for formulary listing.
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This position has an education requirement. You are strongly encouraged to submit a copy of your transcripts (or a list of your courses including titles, credit hours completed and grades). Unofficial transcripts will be accepted in the application package. Official transcripts will be required from all selectees prior to receiving an official offer. Click here for information on Foreign Education . If you are currently or were previously in this occupation series you do not need to submit transcripts. Instead, submit an SF-50 showing the appointment in this occupational series.
Males born after December 31, 1959 must be registered with Selective Service.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Traditional rating and ranking of applications does not apply to this vacancy. Applications will be evaluated against the basic qualifications. Qualified candidates will be referred for consideration in accordance with the Office of Personnel Management direct hire guidelines. Veteran's Preference does not apply to the direct hire recruitment procedures. Selections made under this bulletin will be processed as new appointments to the civil service. Current civil service employees would, therefore, be given new appointments to the civil service.