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Pharmacist - OCONUS

Company: Caliburn International
Location: Reston
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Job Description:

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Caliburn is currently seeking a Pharmacist to support our Medical Service Support Mission in Baghdad, Iraq. The Medical Services Support contract (MSSI) establishes a clinically safe and professionally managed healthcare environment and provides primary health care as well as resuscitative surgical care in accordance with U.S. or equivalent medical standards on a 24-hour basis, 365 days of the year to Chief of Mission (COM) personnel, U.S. Embassy Baghdad personnel, serving a population of approximately 14,000 adults. The Pharmacist will deliver services in one of three settings: (1) Field Health Unit, (2) Small medical/trauma hospitals, (3) Large medical/trauma hospital and assists in treatment of patients under the direction of a physician.

Location: Deploying to Baghdad, Iraq


The primary responsibilities of the Position include the following:

Provides medical services at the scope and level of a Pharmacist to preserve the health of employees and client personnel.

Fills prescriptions, verifying instructions from physicians on the proper amounts of medication to be given.

Manages medication therapy protocols as part of the provider-pharmacist-nurse team.

Checks for patient drug contraindications.

Responsible for verifying dosage regimen for accuracy and specified amount to be within the standard dosing range and frequency.

Compounds and dispenses medications accurately for delivery to patient care areas.

Ensures prescriptions are filled accurately and in a timely manner.

Provides medication information and education to medical staff and patients.

Participates in medical care conferences as directed by the CMO.

Maintains the security of controlled substances as well as an accurate log of dispensation, waste, etc.

Maintains adequate stock levels of medications that are high use (utilization based) to include key medications for unforeseen events such as outbreaks. (Influenza as an example).

Develops a re-supply system with the senior logistician that ensures critical use (must have) medications are readily available throughout the medical footprint supported.

Once the prescription is filled, files the prescription.

Oversees the work of pharmacy technicians.

Performs administrative functions such as answering phones and stocking shelves.

Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules and regulations.

Records and maintains patient information in accordance with standard protocols, and the Privacy Act.

Protects patients' privacy through confidentiality, infection control procedures, assuring consistent medication administration, and assuring proper storage and maintenance procedures for all equipment and supplies.

Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.


Requires graduate degree from an accredited Pharmacy School approved by state board of Pharmacy or accredited by the American Council on Pharmaceutical Education (ACPE).

Hold and maintain an active and unrestricted Pharmacist License free from any pending adverse actions and the ability to be favorability credentialed by Caliburn policy.

Minimum of 6 years recent experience as Pharmacist.

Experience in both Hospital and Ambulatory Pharmacy and expertise in both outpatient and inpatient drug therapies.

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification required.

All healthcare providers must have current clinical experience in direct patient care and have worked a minimum of 6 of the last 12 months in desired career field.

Must be able to multi-task, be detail-oriented, be organized and have excellent verbal and communication skills.

Proficiency with computer and common office equipment, as well as with MS Office products required.

Must be able to perform duties in a stressful and high paced environment.

Ability to adapt to sudden changes and flexibility in work requirements to include potential shift changes based on operational needs and/or command priorities.


Must have a current U.S. passport.

Sign a Foreign Service Agreement (FSA)

Ability to obtain a U.S. Government Clearance.

Physical Requirements:

Must meet pre-deployment physical requirements.

No conditions that would prevent the wear of personal protective equipment; including protective mask, ballistic helmet, body armor and chemical/biological protective garments or conditions that would prevent the capability of donning, lifting or carrying of up to 70 lbs. of referenced gear while running to a bunker or protected area in the face of perceived or imminent danger.

Work involves sitting and standing for prolonged periods of time.

Location of services may at times be in remote, austere or challenging environments.

Caliburn International is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.

Keywords: Caliburn International, Reston , Pharmacist - OCONUS, Other , Reston, Virginia

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