The incumbent will serve as a CPS in medicine/specialty care service, including both inpatient and outpatient specialty clinic, hematology/oncology. Will provide support to oncology pharmacy services through clinical and distributive services. Occasional cross-coverage of additional oncology services and other clinical pharmacy services may be required. Duties to include, but not limited to: Clinical Practice Serves as an advanced practice provider within individual scope of practice. The CPS provider may review, initiate, modify, and monitor pharmaceutical care plans within scope of practice and clinical care agreement with Oncology Service Line. General focus of practice includes intravenous antineoplastic therapy and associated supportive care. Other duties include cross-coverage of other areas of oncology care. In collaboration with oncology service providers, assesses the appropriateness and effectiveness of patient's medication regimen by reviewing medical records, other interdisciplinary communications and interviewing/examining the patients as appropriate. This includes assessment of patient presentation of signs, symptoms, laboratory tests and diagnoses; recognizes and lists important medical problems, disease states, symptoms or abnormal laboratory values that may necessitate altering the therapeutic regimen or which may be induced by drug therapy. Appropriately documents in the patient's medical record, including medication history, medical history, physical examination and ongoing patient specific monitoring of therapy. Designs and/or adjusts therapeutic regimen based on patient-specific information, which includes determining a therapeutic endpoint, selecting an appropriate medication, dose and related therapy, and establishing a monitoring plan. Monitors and assesses therapeutic and adverse effects of drug therapy (including drug interactions) through selection and evaluation of physical and laboratory parameters and makes referrals as acute management problems arise. Proficient and qualified at preparing IV admixture for compounding chemotherapy and supportive care medications. Serves as a knowledgeable drug therapy expert in the principles of clinical pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics and clinical treatment guidelines for oncology related therapies. Development and maintenance of antineoplastic order entry, review, and processing processes that facilitate accurate, efficient, safe, evidence-based, patient individualized, and cost-effective processes and care. Assists with formulary development and management. Supports formulary and promotes rational medication use within evidence-based practices Educational, Research, and Professionalism Participates in DUE/MUE, research, and/or scholarly activity development, data collection and analysis to provide feedback and information regarding medication use thereby ensuring safe and effective drug management and pharmacy functions. Provides formal and informal education, training, and drug information in the area of oncology pharmacology, therapeutics, pharmacokinetics and related subjects to pharmacists, providers, nursing staff, health care trainees, and other health care professionals as appropriate. Contributes to Pharmacy Newsletters and other written educational materials as assigned. Attends and actively participates in clinical pharmacy activities, i.e., meetings, staff development and residency-related functions. Serves as a preceptor for pharmacy students and residents. Plans, coordinates and provides orientation/education/training/mentoring to pharmacists new to the facility or service. Plans and coordinates formal and informal staff development to all staff within area of assignment. Interacts with the internal/external customers in a manner that proactively enhances customer service and satisfaction. Exhibits courtesy, tact, cooperation, and respect for veterans, their families, visitors, and other staff at all times. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday Position Title/Functional Statement #:Clinical Pharmacy Specialist-Oncology/PD000000 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.