The Clinical Pharmacy Specialist (CPS) functions at the highest level of clinical pharmacy practice and works independently under a scope of practice within the medical. The practice for the CPS consists of direct and indirect patient care, drug therapy monitoring, prescriptive authority, quality assurance/improvement, and staff/patient education. The CPS will work collaboratively with the Surgical ICU, Surgery, Rehabilitation Medicine and other co-management teams in the facility. Clinical Practice Functions independently under an individual scope of practice as defined by the health care system for comprehensive medication management of chronic disease states with comprehensive medication management to provide pharmaceutical care to patients. This includes but is not limited to the design, implementation, and monitoring of therapeutic drug plans to achieve positive, definite outcomes through direct interactions with patients and providers in assigned areas. Obtains medication histories from patients and summarizes significant findings in the medical record. Reviews and evaluates requests for non-formulary and restricted drugs for appropriateness and compliance with established criteria where applicable. Monitors for and reports drug errors, adverse drug reactions, allergies, and medication adherence issues. Documents clinical interventions in CPRS in a timely and professional manner as appropriate. Serves as drug information expert to other healthcare professionals. Precepts Pharmacy residents and students. Education and Research Maintains a general knowledge of VHA, DEA and Joint Commission regulations.. Participates in the training and in-servicing of Pharmacists, Pharmacy Technicians, Pharmacy Students/Residents, and other medical center personnel as required. Includes development of educational mater. Quality Assurance and Improvement Assists with the QA program within Pharmacy Service as it relates to clinical practice. Is responsible for maintaining QA data for their clinical practice focus. Is an active participant in all facets of the PPE program as designated by Associate Chief, Clinical Pharmacy Programs or designee. Participates in interdisciplinary care teams and committees to improve the quality of patient care. Participates in the MUE process through proactive identification of problem areas, criteria development, analysis of findings, and recommendation of follow up actions (e.g. education) that are deemed necessary. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 7:00am - 3:30pm, 7:30am - 4:00pm, 8:00am - 4:30pm; holidays & weekends rotation based on the needs of service. Final tour of duty to be determined by Pharmacy Management based on the needs of service. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Internal Number: 599086700
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.