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Supervisory Pharmacist (Service Chief)/Clinical Pharmacy and Investigational Drug Research Services

National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, Maryland
$148,484 to $176,300 and will be commensurate with experience and present salary
Closing date
Aug 31, 2022

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Clinical Pharmacist
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Supervisory Pharmacist (Service Chief)/Clinical Pharmacy and Investigational Drug Research Services



GS-0660-15 – Supervisory Pharmacist (Clinical Pharmacy and Investigational Drug Research Services Service Chief)

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Clinical Center (CC) Pharmacy Department is seeking a highly motivated Senior Pharmacy Leader to provide department-wide leadership in Pharmaceutical Care to patients participating in protocols at the NIH, a federal research hospital. The NIH CC Pharmacy Department strives to exceed the expectations of patients, investigators, and workforce in an environment that provides the pharmacy staff with motivation, challenge, and professional growth. The position being recruited for is the Clinical Pharmacy and Investigational Drug Research Services Service Chief.


The successful candidate for this position will be an exceptionally talented, knowledgeable, and motivated Senior Pharmacy Leader with extensive experience in Pharmacy Operations and Clinical Research, to include performance and administrative outcomes. The Service Chief must demonstrate a mastery of patient care and understanding research methodologies, protocol design, implementation, and analysis. A Doctor of Pharmacy degree recognized by Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and a Pharmacist License are required. For this position, the highly desired candidates will also have post-graduate year 1 and year 2 residency training, board certification, and 3 to 5 years of front-line leadership experience with an additional 3 to 5 years of mid to senior-level leadership experience.  Preferred candidate will have experience in the Federal system managing a complex and diverse portfolio of experiences.


The selected candidate will join a multidisciplinary team leading the department in Regulatory, Quality Assurance, Medication Safety, Informatics, and Procurement initiatives. This Service Chief position will collaborate with physician scientists conducting pioneering clinical research, while overseeing a staff of Clinical Pharmacy Specialists that provide pharmaceutical care for the patients enrolled in the clinical trials of multiple Institutes’ Intramural Research Programs. The Service Chief supports the research efforts of the NIH Intramural Research Program, including, but not limited to participation in the design and conduct of clinical trials and Institutional Review Board, Drug Safety and Monitoring Board, and Safety Monitoring Committee membership. This support includes providing managerial oversight and guidance to the investigational drug service to facilitate the implementation of Institute protocols through the Pharmacy Department. The Service Chief shares responsibility for educating future pharmacist and physician scientists through traditional lectures and experiential precepting of students, residents and fellows.




This position is in the Office of the Chief within the Pharmacy Department, Clinical Center (CC). The Pharmacy Department offers state-of-the-art services in an ultra-modern facility.  The NIH Clinical Research Center is located on a 300-acre college-like campus and serves as the hospital for the NIH Intramural Research Program of the NIH’s 27 Institutes and Centers. The Service Chief will work with research care teams from several NIH institutes


Applicants must be licensed to practice pharmacy in a State, territory of the U.S., the District of Columbia, or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and have a Doctor of Pharmacy degree that meets the minimum educational requirements as described in the vacancy announcement on USAJOBS. The generous benefits packages associated with federal employment are also included.  The salary ranges from $148,484 to $176,300 and will be commensurate with experience and present salary.


For information about the position call Richard Decederfelt, M.S., RPh CAPT, US Public Health Service at (301) 402-7091 or e-mail To learn more about the Pharmacy and NIH, please visit or the NIH website at  The NIH CC vacancy announcement for this position contains complete application procedures and lists all mandatory information which you must submit with your application. This announcement will be available from Friday September 2, 2022, to Tuesday September 6, 2022. Please visit the USAJOBS website at and search Keyword: Pharmacist; Location: Bethesda, MD. 


This position’s announcement number is NIH-CC-DH-22-11514013.  All application materials must be received by midnight on Tuesday, September 6, 2022. The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and NIH are Equal Opportunity Employers. 


Additional Information:


  • U.S. Citizenship requirement must be met by the closing date of 9/06/2022. Position is subject to a background investigation. Weekend and shift work may be required. Pre-employment health screening is required. This position is listed as Emergency essential.


We have 1 opening.


Questions on application procedures in USAJOBS may be addressed to the HR Specialist, Javonna Welch, at 301-496-4498 or via e-mail





Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and NIH are Equal Opportunity Employers.

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