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Job Title: Supervisory Pharmacist
Job Number: 3656
Organization: DC Department of Health
Posted: 5/22/2018
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Public Health - General
Industry: Government
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Washington,  DC    USA
Position Description: The incumbent is responsible for assisting the Program Manager of the Pharmaceutical Control Division (PCD) with day-to-day operations, supervision of Pharmacist Inspectors and Pharmaceutical Investigators and the coordination of other pharmacy related programs in the Pharmaceutical Control Division. The PCD has regulatory responsibility that involves annual licensure inspections, surveillance and the monitoring of activities in establishments that procure, distribute, dispense and manage prescribed/prescription products for sale or use to consumers in the District of Columbia. The Division is also responsible for responding to complaints involving Pharmacist and Pharmaceutical Facilities. The incumbent serves as the Supervisory Pharmacist and will be responsible for the direct supervision of Pharmacist Inspectors and Pharmaceutical Investigators. The incumbent supervises and participates as an individual and as a team member in surveys, inspections, investigations, and monitoring of pharmaceutical products and services. The incumbent shall possess in-depth knowledge of pharmacy automation, pharmacy compounding, prescription drug monitoring programs, and pharmacist-provided vaccination and immunization to complete assignments. The incumbent will also, review Pharmacy Facility inspections reports and Notice of Infractions for compliance with District and Federal Laws. The incumbent works in conjunction with the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) and other regulatory and enforcement agencies in an ongoing effort to ensure compliance with pharmaceutical laws and regulations. The incumbent serves as Contract Administrator for programs under the Pharmaceutical Control Division. This includes but is not limited to the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program, DC Center for Rational Prescribing and Safe RX. The incumbent also, interprets and evaluates the provision and delivery of pharmaceutical services regarding the manufacture, distribution, procurement, packaging, storage, security, handling, dispensing, preparation, sale, accountability, and disposal of drugs, biological and cosmetics in all categories of pharmacies, hospitals, clinics, long-term care, methadone treatment programs, and mental and other related medical and health care programs.

Qualifications: Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Relevant to this job includes A professional knowledge of the practice, principles, theories, techniques, and skills of pharmacy as they relate to drugs intended for human consumption. Expert knowledge of pharmacy, pharmacology, pharmaceutical chemistry, pharmaceutical calculations, microbiology, physiology, and nuclear medicine. Expert knowledge of drugs, pharmaceutical chemicals and pharmaceutical isotopes, their nomenclature and generic names, distribution systems, storage and recordkeeping requirements and proper disposal. Expert knowledge of drug supplies, instruments and equipment and used in the practice of pharmacy and their application. Knowledge of pharmacy law, including administrative policies and procedures, the United States Pharmacopeia-National Formulary, Federal and District Government Laws, and Model State Drug Laws and Regulations. Also required is mastery knowledge of community pharmacy, institutional pharmacy, long-term care pharmacy practice standards is necessary. Expert and technical authority on all professional pharmacy matters with which he/she individually deals, except those which affect operational policies and programs. Incumbent must use appropriate judgment in applying pharmacy practice standards to impact positively on patient outcomes, patient safety, compliance matters and regulatory issues. Knowledge of physical and chemical properties of drugs; their therapeutic actions, side effects such as antagonistic or synergistic reactions; therapeutic, physical, and chemical incompatibilities that could cause insolubility or precipitations; and techniques required for storage of drugs subject to deterioration through exposure to light, heat, humidity, etc., automation, pharmacy compounding, prescription drug monitoring programs, and pharmacist-provided vaccination and immunization to complete assignments. Knowledge of District of Columbia and federal laws, regulations, standards, and criteria pertaining to the practice of pharmacy. Ability to comprehend, analyzes, interpret, and apply basic laws and regulations in accordance with established procedures. Skill to manage contracts and grant awards to support the pharmacy programs. Active District of Columbia Pharmacist License in Good Standing. Licensures, Certifications and other requirements Applicant must have passed the North American Pharmacist Licensure Examination (NAPLEX) and the Multistate Pharmacy Jurisprudence Examination (MPJE). Applicants must be licensed to practice pharmacy in the District of Columbia. Licensure as a Pharmacist pursuant to Title 3 Chapter 12 of the D.C. code to provide pharmaceutical services in the District of Columbia. Specialized Experience

Applicant must have a minimum of one (1) year of professional pharmacy experience that is equivalent to the grade 13 level. Applicant’s qualifications background must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, abilities, and competencies necessary to perform the work of the position. Pharmacy work requires knowledge of the use, clinical effects, and composition of medications, including their chemical, biological, and physical properties. Qualifying professional pharmacy experience may involve, but is not limited: • Dispensing medications prescribed by physicians and other health practitioners and providing information to health practitioners and patients about proper usage of medications and side effects; • Evaluating medication use patterns and outcomes for patients in hospitals or managed care organizations; • Performing administrative, consultative, or staff advisory work for a medical facility’s pharmacy program; • Planning monitoring and evaluating medication programs or regiments; • Establishing medication-handling procedures for the storage and preservation of medications; • Researching medical literature and/or clinical medication information to provide accurate response to inquiries; and/or • Maintaining all medication records required by law. A minimum of five (5) years or more of supervisory experience is strongly preferred for the incumbent selected to fill this position Education Basic Requirement: A doctoral degree in Pharmacy that is recognized by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) or and accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education at the time the degree was obtained. Work Environment Work is performed in an office environment. Local off-site field inspections of participating pharmacies are also required.

Organization Description: This position is located in the Department of Health (DOH), Heath Regulation and Licensing Administration (HRLA)at 899 North Capitol Street N.E., 2nd Floor, Washington, D.C. 20002.

Bring your professional career to Washington, D.C., the most dynamic and diverse city in the country. With its proximity to major museums, world class parks, entertainment and restaurants, increasing job opportunities and the seat of the federal government, the District of Columbia continues to be ranked the top 10 thriving city indicators where you can live work and play. Contribute to and work for a nationally accredited Health Department. The District of Columbia, Department of Health (DOH) earned national accreditation by the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) and is an early adopter in attaining the designation. Come see where your skills are appreciated and rewarded by applying for the following public health opportunity.

Closing Date: 8/25/2018
Desired Starting Date:
Contact Name: Joyce Hackley-Rusnak,  Supervisory Pharmacist
Contact Location: 899 North Capitol Street, Suite 543

Washington   DC  20002
United States
Contact Location: 899 North Capitol Street, Suite 543
  Washington   DC  20002
  United States
Contact Phone: 202-442-5840 
Contact Fax: 202-442-4808
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