PPDG may have future opportunities for Healthcare and Healthcare Support positions in support of ICE Health Service Corps at the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Medical Facility.

 

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES

As the Contract Pharmacist, the incumbent is responsible for the provision of a full range of pharmacy services at the assigned facility as well as ensuring compliance with the pharmacy policies and procedures as stated in the ICE Health Service Corps (IHSC) Pharmaceutical Services Directive and Guide.

 

REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

Degree issuing institution and or program must be accredited by an entity recognized by the U.S. Department of Education

  1. B.S. in Pharmacy or Pharm. D. degree from a program that is accredited by the American Council on Pharmaceutical Education.
  2. Minimum of one-year experience as a licensed practicing pharmacist.

 

REQURED LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION

  1. Permanent, full, and unrestricted pharmacist license in the state in which the duty station is located. The license must be maintained in a permanent, full, and unrestricted status during the term of employment. Any changes to license must be reported to employer immediately.
  2. This position does not require privileging by IHSC.
  3. Maintains BLS for Healthcare Providers® certification through the American Heart Association®.

 

ATTRIBUTES AND PROFESSIONAL QUALITIES

  1. Strong oral and written communication skills.
  2. Excellent interpersonal skills.
  3. Critical thinking skills
  4. Cultural competency.
  5. Integrity and honesty.
  6. Experience in a detention/correctional or residential healthcare setting (preferred, not required).

 

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

  1. Expert knowledge of pharmacology, pharmaceutics, pharmacokinetics and all management aspects related to the practice of pharmacy in a clinic/infirmary setting.
  2. Knowledge of and competent in understanding and communicating pharmaceutical nomenclature, including generic, chemical & trade names, Latin abbreviations, dosage forms, drug strengths, formulations & English-Metric equivalents.
  3. Knowledge of grammar, spelling & punctuation to identify and correct errors to insure accurate copy.
  4. Ability to work in a multi-cultural and multi-lingual environment.
  5. Ability to utilize telephonic interpreter/translation services to complete assigned duties if not fluent in a language the patient understands.
  6. Ability to adapt to sudden changes in schedules and flexibility in work requirements.
  7. Ability to communicate proficiently in English (verbal and written) to develop positive rapport with patients, co-workers and other stakeholders.
  8. Ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships in a multidisciplinary environment.
  9. Ability to navigate in an electronic work environment including electronic health records, web-based training and communications.
  10. Knowledge of, and moderate proficiency in, common Microsoft Office programs, specifically Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and SharePoint.
  11. Knowledge of regulations (HIPAA/Privacy Act) regarding the confidentiality of patient medical records and information as well as Personally Identifiable Information (PII).

 

 DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Reads individual prescriptions and determines the name of the drug, strength, and dosage of drugs to be dispensed.
  2. Adjusts prescription instructions and drug quantities to correspond to strengths and dosage forms stocked at the medical clinic.
  3. Correlates instructions on the prescription with pharmacy policy limitations and notes such on the prescription.
  4. Types accurate and concise labels that precisely convey provider’s instructions to the patients.
  5. Fills prescriptions by obtaining the correct drug stock, counting the correct amount of medication, placing the medication in smaller containers, and affixing the prescription label and all appropriate auxiliary labels.
  6. Counsels patients on the appropriate use of medication(s), utilizing the patient’s native language if possible, or medication information handouts in the patient’s native language if available.
  7. Answers routine inquiries from doctors, nurses, & other staff related to available drugs in the pharmacy. Answers questions concerning drug reactions, drug interactions, new drugs, etc.
  8.  Dispenses “over the counter” drugs, as specified in pharmacy formulary without countersignature of physician. 13. Packages bulk drugs (liquids, tablets, capsules, ointments & creams, etc.) into specific quantities and various sized containers.
  9. Operates tablet and capsule counting machines and labeling machines for the purpose of repackaging drugs.
  10. Places orders for supplies from appropriate sources and tracks supply usage to minimize out of stock items or excess inventories.
  11. Responsible for refilling any missing pharmacy drug or supply item used during the night.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

  1. Lifting & carrying weight up to 45 pounds.
  2. Reaching above the shoulder.
  3. Standing for extended periods of time (6-8 Hours).
  4. Performing repeated bending motion.
  5. Above average manual dexterity & agility is required when working with unit dose dispensing, typing & operation of the computer.

 

Required Skills

  1. Expertise in pharmacology, pharmaceutics, pharmacokinetics and all management aspects related to the practice of pharmacy in a clinic/infirmary setting.
  2. Possess knowledge of grammar, spelling & punctuation to identify and correct errors to insure accurate copy.
  3. Possesses knowledge of and is competent in understanding and communicating pharmaceutical nomenclature including generic, chemical & trade names, Latin abbreviations, dosage forms, drug strengths, formulations & English-Metric equivalents.
  4. Competent in data entry and ability to work with & analyze numbers, including bookkeeping & basic accounting skills.
  5. Competent in the use of office machines including, typewriters, calculators, personal computers & word processing equipment.
  6. Competent in the application of computer programs to facilitate management operations in a clinic environment.
  7. Possesses ability to work efficiently, accurately & organized in a fast-paced environment.