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Inpatient Pharmacist
Ref No.: 16-00004
Category: Pharmacist
Location: Fairfield, California
Start Date: 01/22/2016
RPh - Inpatient Pharmacist
THE Gateway to the Pacific and West coast living

The Community - Fairfield, CA
Fairfield is a vibrant and diverse community with respect for its heritage and a vision for the future. Fairfield combines a prime commercial real estate location, room for growing businesses, and a large and talented work force. Affordable housing, good schools and close proximity to many of the San Francisco Bay Area's world-famous destinations make Fairfield attractive for employers and workers. It is generally considered the midpoint between the cities of San Francisco and Sacramento, approximately 36 miles from the city center of both cities, approximately 31 miles from the city center of Oakland, less than 19 miles from Napa Valley, 16 miles from the Carquinez Bridge, and 14 miles from the Benicia Bridge. It is located in the North-eastern part of the Bay Area. Fairfield was founded in 1856 by clippership captain Robert H. Waterman, and named after his former hometown of Fairfield, Connecticut. It is the home of Travis Air Force Base and the headquarters of Jelly Belly. With a population of 108,321 at the 2010 census, it is slightly smaller in population than Vallejo.

Travis Air Force Base
Situated in the San Francisco Bay Area and known as the "Gateway to the Pacific ", Travis Air Force Base handles more cargo and passenger traffic through its airport than any other military air terminal in the United States. Today, Travis AFB includes approximately 7,260 active USAF military personnel, 4,250 Air Force Reserve personnel and 3,770 civilians. Travis AFB has a major impact on the community as a number of military families and retirees have chosen to make Fairfield their permanent home. Travis AFB is the largest employer in the City and Solano County as well, and the massive Travis workforce has a local economic impact of more than $1 billion annually. The Base also contributes a large number of highly skilled people to the local labor pool. The base is also host to David Grant USAF Medical Center, a 265-bed, $200 million Air Force teaching hospital, which serves both in-service and retired military personnel.

REQUIREMENTS (duties include but are not limited to)
  • Verify that intravenous medications were calculated correctly and prepared appropriately. 
  • Monitor patients on anticoagulants daily and suggested appropriate therapy based on abnormal lab values. 
  • Perform drug regimen review on patient profiles to process new medication orders for appropriateness of the drug, dosage, potential interactions, route of administration, and stability.
  • Utilize pharmacokinetics therapeutic drug monitoring, aminoglycoside dosing, renal dosing, medication and narcotic control, IV admixture/chemotherapeutic preparation, drug utilization evaluation
  • Perform home medication reconciliations for patients admitted to the hospital and then again upon discharge in order to minimize readmission rates, increase patient compliance, and optimize medication therapy. 
  • Ensure medications were dose adjusted properly for patients presenting with impaired renal function. 
  • Communicate with doctors and nurses regarding allergy and clinically significant drug-drug interactions for all patients in the hospitals 
  • Process ER discharges and counseled patients as they picked up prescriptions. Double checked all pediatric doses. 
  • Provide answers to clinical questions presented by residents, nurses, and doctors from all departments of the hospital. 
  • Respond to Code Blue's and answered drug information questions as needed. 
  • Utilize software platforms such as: Essentris, CHCS, AHLTA and PharmAssist
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 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.
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