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Job opening: Pharmacist (Antimicrobial Stewardship)- DHA

Salary: $131 761 - 171 283 per year
Relocation: YES
City: Shiprock
Published at: Mar 11 2024
Employment Type: Full-time
This position is located in the Division of Clinical Services, Pharmacy Branch, Northern Navajo Medical Center, Shiprock, NM. The purpose of this position is to serve as a Antimicrobial Stewardship Ambulatory/Inpatient Pharmacist. The incumbent is primarily concerned with maintenance of the Antimicrobial Stewardship Program for the Service Unit, assisting with meeting Indian Health Service Chapter 39 and The Joint Commission(TJC)/Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) standards.


The incumbent is responsible for providing pharmaceutical care to patients seen in the hospital and in ambulatory areas. The incumbent strives to consistently provide pharmaceutical care to patients and optimizes patient care outcomes and functions at the highest level of clinical practice, works independently under their scope of practice as defined by the Northern Navajo Medical Center (NNMC), to directly care for patients. Utilizes prescriptive authority to dispense drugs prescribed by credentialed providers and advise them and patients on the selection, dosages, interactions, and side effects of medications. Monitor the health and progress of patients to ensure the safe and effective use of medication. Performs drug and component compounding. Serves as a liaison between Infection Control Service, Antimicrobial Stewardship Program, Pathology and Laboratory Service and Pharmacy Service Serves as consultant in planning, monitoring and evaluating drug programs or regimens by evaluating medication use patterns and outcomes for patients in hospitals or managed care organizations. Leads the Antimicrobial Stewardship Program and is responsible for assisting in developing, implementing, maintaining the Antimicrobial Stewardship Program in compliance with TJO and the CMS Condition of Participation and improving overall antibiotic use at the facility. Works with Clinical Application Coordinators (CAC's) and/or Pharmacy Informaticist to update antimicrobial order sets and algorithms for the Electronic Health Record (EHR) as well as retrieve data from (EHR). Employee education/training of new hires, is ongoing. Develops staff skills and training plans. Assists in the development, enhancement, and operation of resident and student training programs. Assists in designing and completing research studies involving clinical pharmacist functions, quality assurance, drug use evaluations, or pharmacotherapy. The Antimicrobial Stewardship Ambulatory/Inpatient Pharmacist is a licensed pharmacist, preferably with an American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists accredited residency, fellowship, and/or board certification or equivalent experience demonstrating competency in Infectious Disease. Collaborates with the infection Preventionist and the infectious Disease consultant on the implementation of the Antibiotic Stewardship Program. The incumbent has Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support certification. **Note: This is an Open Continuous Announcement; applicants will be referred when vacancies occur. The first Cut-off date for receipt/referral of applications to be considered for available vacant positions will be 15 days after the JOA open date. Your resume and any documents submitted will be retained for eight months and may be used at any time during this period. After 8 months, you must reapply to this announcement in order to be considered.



To qualify for this position, your resume must state sufficient experience and/or education, to perform the duties of the specific position for which you are applying. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer and part time experience. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week. BASIC REQUIREMENT(S): Individual Occupational Requirements Note: Employees currently assigned to positions in this occupational series as of September 2017 will be considered to have met the basic requirements for the position occupied. Education: A doctoral degree in Pharmacy that is recognized by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education(external link) (ACPE) or an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education(external link) at the time the degree was obtained. Licensure: Applicants must be licensed to practice pharmacy in a State, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a territory of the United States. Experience: 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 to: 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 regimens; Establishing medication-handling procedures for the storage and preservation of medications; Researching medical literature and/or clinical medication information to provide accurate responses to inquiries; and/or Maintaining all medication records required by law. Basic Requirements for the GS-12 (or equivalent) Grade Level In addition to the requirements for the GS-11 (or equivalent) level, applicants must have a minimum of one year of professional pharmacy experience. Medical Requirements: Applicants must be able to distinguish basic colors. In addition, to the Basic Requirements, you must also meet the Minimum Qualifications stated below- MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Your resume must demonstrate at least one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level in the Federal service obtained in either the private or public sector performing the following type of work and/or tasks: Examples include: Provides direct clinical care for patients by performing a physical examination, taking a medical history, ordering tests such as labs, x-ray based on the examinations and medical history. Analyze medication regimens to ensure effective, least toxic and economical treatment plan. Making referrals to appropriate physicians/specialists after discussion with clinic physician and making arrangements for more examinations, writing prescriptions and changing medications. SELECTIVE PLACEMENT FACTOR: Completed 2 years of residency in Infectious Disease or am Board Certified in Pharmacotherapy or Infectious Disease or have 3 years clinical experience in inpatient pharmacy and working with an Antimicrobial Stewardship Program. Applicants who do not meet a selective placement factor are ineligible for further consideration. (Note: You must attach a copy of your certificate(s), and/or include experience or residency in application.) You must meet all qualification requirements within 30 days of the closing date of the announcement.


This position has an education requirement. You are strongly encouraged to submit a copy of your transcripts or a list of your courses including titles, credit hours completed, and grades. Unofficial transcripts will be accepted in the application package. Official transcripts will be required from all selectees prior to receiving an official offer.

Only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education may be credited. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: https://www.ed.gov/accreditation.

If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For further information, visit https://sites.ed.gov/international/recognition-of-foreign-qualifications/.


  • Address Shiprock Service Unit Hwy 491 N PO Box 160 Shiprock, NM 87420 US
  • Name: Navajo Area IHS Human Resources
  • Email: [email protected]


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