This position is open to current, federal employees, all others should apply to CBSS-11105586-21-PHAR-SAS for consideration. The primary function of a clinical pharmacist is to assure the safe and appropriate use of medications, and be an advocate of rational drug therapy through the following: evaluation of the appropriateness of drug therapy based on patient specific factors; individualization of drug therapy; evaluation, dispensing and providing medications, and drug information. Duties include but are not limited to the following: Coordinates workload activities and directs colleagues, technicians, and subordinates to complete routine tasks of the shift and assigned area. Identifies, interprets and resolves prescribing and dispensing issues, including pharmaocotherapeutics and formulary. Executes each step in the dispensing process according to law, regulatory standard, VHA policies, and standard of care to ensure safe and appropriate medication therapy. Identifies and prioritizes the patient's pharmaceutical problems and recommends evidence-based pharmaocotherapeutics regimen and corresponding monitoring plans. Reviews and interprets appropriate laboratory tests and other studies necessary to perform and interpret the physical measurements necessary to monitor, support and modify the patient's medication therapy. Detects, reports, monitors, and manages adverse drug reactions. Intervenes as necessary to increase effectiveness and minimize risks of drug therapy and improve health outcomes. Formulates an efficient and thorough approach to retrieving and analyzing drug information and provides professional and timely written/oral response to the patient or appropriate member of the health care team. Provides medication and disease state education to patients and their caregivers to accomplish safe, effective and efficient medication therapy. Writes professional, concise, and timely entries in the medical record. Identifies the customer's/patient's situation properly and consistently resolves the problem accurately and in a timely manner to promote a consistent customer service across the continuum of care. Maintains an appropriate knowledge of VHA, DEA, FDA, OIG, TJC, and other pharmacy regulations, policy and procedures. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm, rotating weekends and holidays. Functional Statement Title: Clinical Pharmacist GS-12 Telework: Ad Hoc only as needed
Internal Number: 600134400
About Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
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.