The incumbent works under the direction of the Associate Chief, Ambulatory Care of Pharmacy. The incumbent plans and carries out the work, resolves conflicts that arise, and coordinates the work with others, both inside and outside of the pharmacy service. All orders (ex. VA and Community Care/Non-VA/Fee Basis) are checked to include but not limited to patient information, correct medication, dose, route, and frequency of administration. Orders are checked for patient allergies, drug interactions, incompatibilities, duplication, and priority. Identifies, interprets, and resolves prescribing and dispensing issues, including pharmacotherapeutics, drug interactions, contraindications and formulary issues. Documents interventions as necessary in the pending log or appropriate location. Documents clinical activities and workload in a timely and professional manner, including completion of all consults and encounter forms. Processes and dispenses controlled substances with accuracy according to current policy and procedures for inpatients and outpatients. Prescribed drug therapy is evaluated and communicated to physicians/pharmacists for appropriateness, effectiveness, cost-benefit, adverse drug reactions, allergies, and disease states. Responsible for monitoring of the hospital formulary, with particular respect to cost effective management of the use of available therapeutic agents. This includes the utilization of computerized monitoring systems combined with incumbent clinical drug knowledge to constantly monitor drug usage and make recommendations for formulary changes when deemed necessary to assure optimal usage of drug resources. Appropriately renders care to their respective clinic patients including documentation in the computer with appropriate follow-up. When applicable, all patient interviews and assessment notes are completed appropriately in a manner consistent with the current policy. Work Schedule: Monday through Saturday, 7am-7pm with rotating shifts Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.