The Program Manager, Clinical Pharmacy Informaticist develops, organizes, coordinates and manages all assigned programs, initiatives, and program development at all divisions of Pharmacy Service related to Veterans Information System Technology Architecture (VISTA) , Personal Computer (PC) applications, graphical user interface (GUI) employed by the VA, CPRS, VA Fileman, Bar Code Medication Administration (BMA), Structured Query Language (SQL) and other computer related activities. Incumbent is responsible for the professional, administrative, and technical management of all of Pharmacy Service's information systems in accordance with Pharmacy and Information Resource Management (IRM) Service policies, agency regulations, and all applicable laws governing pharmacy practice. The PMPI QA must have a thorough knowledge of all pharmacy programs, VISTA service integrated programs, the graphical user interface (GUI) employed by VHA, VA Fileman, CPRS, personal computer software commonly used by service personnel, software used in the operation of all automation employed by the service, and network software used to administer the PC networks within the service. The Clinical Pharmacy Informaticist must also have a working knowledge of the hardware required to efficiently use all software employed by the service. The pharmacist will utilize automation and computer applications to provide quality assurance, manage pharmacy initiatives, and improve efficiencies. At least 25% of the Pharmacy Informatics Specialist's time is spent performing these high-level practice activities. Additional functions will include, but are not limited to, working as a Clinical Pharmacist as assigned, participation in education and training programs, implementation of Pharmacy Service initiatives, and the ongoing development of pharmaceutical services to ensure compliance with the Joint Commission standards and patient safety goals, Office of Inspector General (OIG) surveys, and other regulatory government organizations. Extract data from various sources such as VISTA, Omnicell, ScriptPro, Mckesson and Pyramid as well as create SQL queries. Ability to analyze data, summarize data, and present data. Ability to add and improve automatization and safety. Ability to create order sets/quick orders, Manage/Optimize drug files, create rules for drug ordering/dispensing and administration (Decision Support). Ability to add safeguards and warnings in drug files or BCMA to improve safety. Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm 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.