Pharmacy SpecialistPharmacy Specialist – Veteran job OpportunityTracking Code3299-120
Job Description for Pharmacy Specialist:The Medical Services Support in Iraq (MSSI) Program Manager establishes a clinically safe and professionally managed healthcare environment and provides primary health care as well as resuscitative surgical care in accordance with U.S. or equivalent medical standards on a 24-hour basis, 365 days of the year to Chief of Mission (COM) personnel U.S. Embassy Baghdad, serving a population of approximately 14,000 adults.
SCOPE for Pharmacy Specialist:The Pharmacy Technician reports to the MSSI Deputy Program Manager and will be supervised while performing field work by a site medical director.
The Pharmacy Technician will deliver services in one of three settings: (1) Field Health Unit, (2) Small medical/trauma hospitals, (3) Large medical/trauma hospital and assists in the treatment of patients by dispensing drugs and related medical supplies under the direction of a physician.Pharmacy technician is a MSSI staff member who works under the direct supervision of a licensed Physician or Surgeon or other authorized health care professional, and performs many pharmacy-related functions. Job duties include dispensing prescription drugs and other health care products to patients. Pharmacy technicians assist the pharmacists to participate and develop extended clinical pharmacy roles, such as independent prescribing by site Medical Directors and other licensed staff. A key role is ensuring the security of prescription drugs and pharmaceuticals and control of the pharmacy inventory.All services shall be provided in accordance with established standards, principles and ethics of the profession, applicable professional specialty organizations, and the high-quality standard for which CHS is recognized.
This position is notional and will be filled upon future openings.
Required Skills for Pharmacy Specialist:REQUIRED CERTIFICATION, QUALIFICATIONS, AND EXPERIENCE:Must have completed a formal Pharmacy Technician training program leading to a diploma, certificate or an associate’s degree. U.S. Military Pharmacy technical school training certification (4P0X1, 68Q, or HM-8482) will also fulfill this requirement.Must be registered in any state and/or be certified by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) or the Institute for the Certification of Pharmacy Technicians (ICPT).Candidates who have completed an ‘externship’ in a pharmacy are desirable.Two years’ experience as a Pharmacy Technician is required.Must have and maintain current certification in Basic Life Support (BLS) and Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR).All healthcare providers must have current clinical experience in direct patient care and have worked a minimum of 6 of the last 12 months in desired career field.Participate in training, (including HIPAA training) that may be required by DOS or CHS prior to deployment to Iraq.Must complete a Foreign Affairs Counter Terrorism training course prior to deployment to Iraq for work on the MSSI contract. Training will include: Combat First Aid, Weapons Familiarization, Defensive Tactics/Driving, IED recognition, Surveillance Detection and Hostage Survival and Personnel RecoveryMust have a valid, current U.S. Driver’s LicenseMust have a current U.S. PassportShall be proficient in the ability to speak, write and communicate in English.Shall demonstrate proficiency in the use of basic word processing programs and the CHS Medical Management System software.
DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES for Pharmacy Specialist:Helps prepare prescription medications.Receives prescription requests.Retrieves, pours, counts, weighs, measures, and sometimes mixes medication.Performs administrative functions such as answering phones and stocking shelves.Prepares prescription labels, selects the type of container, and affixes the prescription and auxiliary labels to the container.Once the prescription is filled, files the prescription, which must be checked by a pharmacist before it is given to the patient.Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules and regulations.
OTHER DUTIES for Pharmacy Specialist:All Health Care Providers (HCPs) will document care delivered and follow up care required.Attends and participates in a variety of meetings and task force groups to improve quality and outcomes, communicate issues, obtain approvals, resolve problems and maintain specific level of knowledge pertaining to new developments, new task efforts, and new policy requirements.Shall understand and practice the precepts of the American Hospital Associations Bill of Rights for patients.
OTHER REQUIREMENTS for Pharmacy Specialist:Pharmacy Specialists will require a favorably adjudicated Moderate Risk Public Trust (MRPT) investigation conducted by the Department of State, Bureau of Diplomatic Security;All Pharmacy Technicians will sign a CHS MSSI Foreign Service Agreement (FSA) and is bound to the terms and conditions of the FSA.The normal workweek is established by the DoS Chief of Mission.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS for Pharmacy Specialist:Must be confirmed by a medical examination to be “medically and dentally fit” in accordance CHS Medical Readiness Guidelines and Policies and/or as dictated by the ClientNo conditions that would prevent the wear of personal protective equipment; including protective mask, ballistic helmet, body armor and chemical/biological protective garments or conditions that would prevent the capability of donning, lifting or carrying of up to 70 lbs. of referenced gear while running to a bunker or protected area in the face of perceived or imminent danger.Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment; travel in Iraq is required by surface or air.The climate is desert-like, hot, and prone to dust storms.
Job Location for Pharmacy Specialist:Badhdad, Iraq
Position Type for Pharmacy Specialist:Full-Time/Regular
Employment Type for Pharmacy Specialist:Full Time Regular
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