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Clinical Pharmacist
Ref No.: 17-00063
Category: Pharmacist
Location: Bossier City, Louisiana
Start Date: 05/15/2017
Clinical Pharmacist - RPh
Amazing climate and location make this perfect...

The Community - Bossier City, LA
Welcome to Bossier City you will find a unique mix of retail shops, restaurants, cultural attractions, casinos, horse racing and much more. From the natural beauty of the Red River to the new shopping centers, Bossier City is home to some of Bossier Parish's most unique attractions. Be sure to visit Louisiana Boardwalk for outlet shopping, dozens of unique restaurants, the Louisiana Boardwalk Stadium 14, and fun events for the whole family.

Barksdale Air Force Base
Barksdale Air Force Base is located in the northwest corner of Louisiana, Bossier City, Louisiana. Emerging from the cotton fields of Northwestern Louisiana in the early 1930s, Barksdale Air Force Base has grown into a major source of revenue and employment for the region. As a key Air Force Global Strike Command base, Barksdale has a pivotal role in providing a large part of the nation's deterrent force. The largest city is Shreveport located just across the Red River from Bossier City. The base is two and half hours east of Dallas, Texas and three hours west of Jackson, Mississippi. The climate, location and military environment make this area a popular place for military retirees and their families to call home. You will find this area a great place to work and play.

Requirements (duties include but are not limited to)
  • Assessing patient's response to drug therapy and planning drug therapy based on physician-established diagnoses.
  • Ordering and evaluating laboratory tests necessary to evaluate drug therapy effects and outcomes.
  • Initiating, modifying, or discontinuing medications for ongoing therapy of chronic disease states (e.g., hypertension, hyperlipidemia, anticoagulant, diabetes, asthma, refill clinics, etc.), in cooperation with the medical staff.
  • Monitoring and managing pharmacotherapy requiring periodic adjustment due to specific or changing pharmacokinetic characteristics (e.g., aminoglycosides, phenytoin, antithrombotics).
  • Initiating or modifying drug therapy for minor acute conditions such as colds, rashes, and allergies.
  • Administering prescription or non-prescription drugs according to established agreements or protocols.
  • Assessing metabolic needs and ordering therapeutic enteral or parenteral nutrition products in the inpatient setting.
  • Evaluating medical and medication histories for drug-related problems and adjusting drug therapy accordingly.
  • Consulting with other healthcare providers (e.g., physicians, dietitians, nurses, physical therapists, etc.) about patient treatment needs or options.
  • 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.
  • Deliver comprehensive pharmaceutical services within the personnel, supply, and equipment capabilities of the facility.
  • Counsel patients regarding appropriate use of medications.
  • 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. Intervention with providers shall be made for noted discrepancy of above listed items.
  • Compound medications as required.
  • Ensure accuracy of all pharmaceutical products prepared or processed by technical staff.
  • Work closely with clinical staff in developing patient wellness programs such as smoking cessation programs and asthma classes.
  • Provide medication information and medication therapy guidelines to the clinical staff as required.
  • 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.
  • Provide clinical direction to pharmacy personnel.
  • 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.
  • Consult with other specialty practitioners to provide optimal patient pharmaceutical care.
  • Ensure that work areas are clean and safe according to applicable regulations.
  • Document significant medication interactions, and pharmacy interactions with prescribers. Conduct Adverse Drug Reaction (ADR) reporting in accordance with TJC or AAAHC standards as appropriate.
  • Facilitate medical staff drug utilization reviews (DURs) as deemed necessary.
Qualifications
  • Must have a Bachelors, Masters, or Doctoral degree in Pharmacy from a college of pharmacy accredited by the American Council on Pharmaceutical Education (ACPE).
  • Must have board certification in one or more of the pharmacy specialties recognized by the Board of Pharmaceutical Specialties
    • OR Must have 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.
  • A current, valid, unrestricted license to practice Pharmacy in any one of the fifty States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Guam or the U.S. Virgin Islands.
  • Have and maintain current American Heart Association (AHA) approved Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS)
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