This position is in the Clinical Center, National Institutes of Health (NIH). The Clinical Center (CC) is the 200-bed research hospital and ambulatory care research facility in Bethesda, Maryland that supports the Intramural Research Program (IRP) of the National Institutes of Health. It is the largest inpatient facility in the country devoted exclusively to clinical research and provides a full range of services from ambulatory clinical to critical care and special procedures. The CC admits approximately 9,000 patients yearly. In addition, the outpatient clinics support nearly 100,000 patient visits annually. Patients come from all over the world to participate in a research program aimed at developing new knowledge of disease processes, new treatments, and expanded comprehension of basic biologic systems. The focus at the CC on early phase and first-in-human clinical trials and on the study of rare diseases makes it possible to rapidly translate scientific observations and laboratory discoveries into new approaches for diagnosing, treating, and preventing disease. The patient population generally has a clinical intensity higher than that of comparable specialties in academic medical centers, and patients are seen for prolonged periods of assessment, treatment, and recovery.
The Pharmacy Department of the CC provides 24-hour comprehensive pharmacy services for both inpatient and outpatient research participants. The Department provides the following functions: Office of the Chief to include Quality Assurance and Quality Compliance, Pharmacy Operations to include IVAU, Inpatient, and Outpatient Operations, Clinical Pharmacy and Investigational Drug Research, and Pharmacy Business Operations to include Supply Chain Management, Process Engineering, and Informatics. Investigational drug development and clinical trials are important aspects of the NIH Clinical Center’s research program. To support these research efforts, the Pharmacy Department is involved in the quality control, dispensing, and clinical monitoring of both non-investigational and investigational medications.
The Supervisory Pharmacist (Clinical) serves in Clinical Pharmacy & Investigational Drug Research Section, Clinical Pharmacy Services. The Clinical Pharmacy Services includes patient care and research support that optimizes medication therapy and promotes health, wellness, and disease prevention and a pharmacy practice residency to build on post-graduate Pharm.D education and outcomes to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists responsible for medication-related care of patients.
The primary purpose of the Supervisory Pharmacist (Clinical) is to provide leadership in the daily operations of clinical pharmacy services and coordinates activities of diverse clinical pharmacy programs and staff ensuring patient safety and optimizing medication therapy. Additionally, the incumbent manages the budget, plans for equipment and needs, provides technical training, direction and advice to pharmacists, residents/fellows, and other professional staff on patient care and research support.
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.
The selected candidate will join a multidisciplinary team practicing in an environment of progressive, integrated, pharmaceutical services. Pharmacists support the research efforts of the NIH, including, but not limited to participation in the design and conduct of clinical trials and IRB membership. Opportunities for pharmacy-based research, teaching and publishing are available. The Pharmacy Department offers state-of-the-art services in an ultra-modern facility. The NIH Clinical Research Center is located on a 300-acre college-like campus and is the hospital where the intramural research of the NIH’s 27 Institutes and Centers is conducted.
Applicants must be licensed to practice pharmacy in a State, territory of the U.S., or the District of Columbia and meet the minimum educational requirements required for the position. Benefits associated with federal employment are included. The salary ranges from $116,181, to $148,967 and will be commensurate with experience.
For information about the position call Jeffery Carrico, PharmD, at 301-827-1750 or e-mail email@example.com. To learn more about the Pharmacy and NIH, please visit www.cc.nih.gov/phar or the NIH website at www.nih.gov. The NIH vacancy announcement for this position contains complete application procedures and lists all mandatory information which you must submit with your application. This announcement will be available from June 11, 2018 to June 20, 2018 and is posted under announcement NIH-CC-DH-18-10206555. You may visit the USAJOBS website at http://www.usajobs.opm.gov. Applications must be received by 11:59 pm.
DHHS and NIH are Equal Opportunity Employers. U.S. Citizenship is required.
Internal Number: NIH-CC-DH-18-10206555
About NIH CLINICAL CENTER
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Clinical Center (CC) Pharmacy is seeking a highly motivated clinical pharmacy specialist to provide pharmaceutical care to patients participating in NIH protocols in a federal research hospital. The NIH CC Pharmacy Department strives to exceed the expectations of patients, investigators, and employees in an environment that provides the pharmacy staff with motivation, challenge, and professional growth.