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Summary

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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.

Duties

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 patient’s 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.

Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No