Pharmacy Director

Location: Kwajalein
URM #: 1972
# of openings: 0


This project site is located at the U.S. Army Garrison Hospital on the island of Kwajalein Atoll.  The hospital serves more than 1,400 residents, which include military personnel, Army Civilians, contractors, and family members.  Kwajalein is home to one of the world’s largest coral atolls and surrounds one of the largest lagoons in the world.  Kwajalein’s year round warm, sunny weather supports a variety of activities, such as scuba diving, sport fishing, sailing, and water skiing.  Kwajalein also boasts entertainment areas like a movie theater, bowling alley, gym, and small shopping areas.  Bicycles are the primary mode of transportation on the island. 


Assesses, evaluates and manages medication therapies for patients across the age spectrum for various medical problems on an outpatient, emergent basis, and hospitalized care. Doctorate degreed practitioners may be credentialed for independent prescriptive authority in accordance with regulations in their state of licensure. Assists all practitioners with medication information. Sits as Secretary or Chair of the Pharmacy and Therapeutics committee, and may sit on other healthcare, policy, and administrative committees as determined by CMO or Sr. Hospital Administrator. Maintains unsupervised key access to the Department of Pharmacy and all stocked medications, and is the immediate supervisor for all personnel with job access to the pharmacy. Maintains healthcare formulary, formulary stock, prescription records, and is financially responsible for all legend and controlled medications within USAG-KA. The Pharmacy Director is responsible for compliance with all regulations (DEA, FDA, DoD, and Army) governing medication procurement, storage, distribution and use within USAG-KA.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Reviews and updates departmental directives and supervising policies for medication procurement, storage, distribution and use within USAG-KA to ensure regulatory compliance.

  • Oversees and responds to monthly audit of medications per PWS requirements.

  • Maintains regulatory required records for procurement, storage, distribution and use of all legend and controlled medications within USAG-KA

  • Inspects medication stock and medication use outside of the Department of Pharmacy per departmental directives.

  • Reports all instances of regulatory non-compliance to the CMO.

  • Oversees medication ordering to maintain appropriate stock levels while not exceeding budget limits.

  • Oversees expired medication returns to maximize credit value.

  • Performs medication reconciliation upon entry and discharge from the acute care setting.

  • Performs other duties as required in accordance with privileges granted by the Kwajalein Hospital Credentials Committee and assumes other responsibilities and duties as assigned by CMO.

  • Participates actively with quality assurance and process improvement as required.

  • Provides active participation on multi-disciplinary hospital committees as assigned.

  • Participates with administrative projects as delegated or as approved by hospital leadership.


Experience Required:

  • Minimum 3 (three) years’ experience as a practicing pharmacist


Education Required:

  • Current and unrestricted license from any US State, District of Columbia or US Territory to provide healthcare within scope of practice

  • Doctor of Pharmacy degree (PharmD)

  • Current American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS)

Physical Requirements:

  • Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment.

  • Work involves sitting and standing for prolonged periods of time.

  • May require bending, stooping and lifting to 15 lbs.


Other Special Qualifications:


  • Common Access Card (CAC) may be required, or the ability to obtain one

  • Must be able to read, write and speak English to effectively communicate

  • This position is unaccompanied.

  • US Citizen or Permanent Resident Card is required.

  • US DOD NACI clearance or the ability to obtain one is required.

  • Must be able to relocate to the United States Army Kwajalein Atoll.

  • A valid passport is required and must be in your possession prior to relocation. You must maintain a current passport during your stay on Kwajalein Atoll.

International SOS is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against employees or job applicants on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.



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