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The purpose of this position is to serve as an advanced Pharmacy Resident in a postgraduate year two (PGY2) training position. The incumbent shall train in advanced areas of pharmacy practice, as well as perform assignments intended to improve knowledge, skills, and abilities in clinical and administrative fields. Incumbent must have successfully completed a postgraduate year one (PGY1) pharmacy residency. Position reports to the Area Chief Pharmacist.
The pharmacy residency program is an organized, directed, second-year postgraduate training in a defined area of specialized pharmacy practice. The graduate will have significantly refined skills in drug therapy management, disease state management, patient consultation, interviewing techniques, laboratory test interpretation, physical assessment and/or administration. The graduate will be able to communicate and function clinically at the highest level of their training, and administratively at the level expected of other health care providers.
IHS residencies offer an excellent opportunity to learn in a progressive practice setting how to help improve the healthcare of Native Americans. Enjoy learning in a multidisciplinary and friendly team environment. The practice setting, cultural diversity, and recreational opportunities will make this your most rewarding pharmacy experience! For more information - http://www.ihs.gov/medicalprograms/pharmacy/Resident/
Most IHS residencies are accredited by American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP).
The IHS is required by law to give absolute preference to qualified applicants who meet the Secretary of the Interior's definition of Indian for appointment to vacancies within the IHS in accordance with established IHS policy as outlined in the Indian Health Manual Part 7, Chapter 3. The IHS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Performs clinical assignments of advanced scope and complexity under the general supervision of the supervisor. Applys a number of standard principles, methods, and practices as necessary in order to adapt practices and techniques to specific situations. Provides authoritative and professional guidance on problems of difficult, complex, or unusual nature. Provides information and consultative advice to patients and providers on contraindications, adverse effects of drugs, and therapeutic drug selection options. Participates in inter-and- intra-departmental hospital training programs for such groups as physicians, mid-level providers, nurses, pharmacists and community health representatives. Performs physical assessment of patients, and with medical staff approval and local privileging, may assess patients and select, initiate, adjust, and monitor medication regimens, which may include assessing current disease status or diagnosis of new medical conditions.
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.