Drug Information Pharmacist
PHARMACIST-DRUG INFORMATION AND POLICY
GLC On-The-Go is seeking a Pharmacist for Drug Information & Policy for the Federal Government’s leading Research facility, located in Bethesda, MD. The primary purpose of this position is to assume responsibility for the collection, organization, analysis, and dissemination of information on medication utilization.
The position is on a contract basis, 40 hours per week, Day shift, Monday-Friday.
Develops and disseminates a comprehensive drug information and policy program for the Pharmacy Department and Clinical Center
Manages the drug information and policy program’s goals, criteria, objectives, plans, guidance including standard operating procedures (SOPs) and instructions, systems, and activities.
Proactively develops and leads implementation of drug information and policy strategies based on practice standards, literature review, medication safety tools, and analysis of the Pharmacy Department’s formulary management and medication policy compliance data
Initiates, plans, and organizes significant drug policy and information projects and assures projects are accomplished within budget and established time-frames
Participates in the planning, design, and implementation of the Pharmacy Department’s medication safety and formulary management programs.
Ensures compliance with state and federal regulatory and legal requirements relating to drug information.
Designs and assists in the implementation of education and orientation programs in drug information.
Support the dissemination of drug information by maintaining drug information and medication-use policy-related intranet resource.
Directly responsible for writing and updating the Pharmacy Department and Clinical medication-use policy.
Perform other duties as assigned
- Active and unrestricted Pharmacist license
- A minimum of 3 years’ experience in Drug Information and Policy within a Healthcare System setting
- Extensive knowledge of performance-improvement methodology and tools, including root cause analysis (RCA), failure mode and effects analysis (FMEA), cause-and-effect diagramming, process-flow mapping
- Extensive knowledge of government regulations (e.g., USP, FDA), professional peer standards (e.g., TJC, ISMP)
- Excellent oral communication skills, especially the ability to communicate to all types of health care providers as individuals as well as in small and large groups
- Previous experience in Research and Clinical Trials preferred