OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise - "To care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow, and his orphan" - by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans? The primary function of the clinical pharmacy specialist (CPS) in emergency medicine is the provision of evidence-based pharmaceutical care services through direct and indirect interaction with patients and providers. Emergency Medicine Clinical Pharmacy Specialists (EMCPS) are highly-trained medication management experts and consultants in highly complex, clinical scenarios, collaborating with healthcare providers to ensure safe, appropriate, and cost-effective use of medications in the Emergency Department (ED). Clinical Practice Collaborates with ED providers to develop, implement, and maintain systems that promote desirable clinical outcomes through use of safe, cost-effective drug therapies. Reviews and evaluates medication regimens for clinical effectiveness, drug selection, dosing, contraindications, side effects, potential drug interactions, and therapeutic outcomes. Document and communicate findings in the electronic health record. Utilizes motivational interview skills with patient, family, caregiver and other healthcare professionals. Designs pharmaceutical care plans if needed and documents interventions performed in electronic health record. Makes dose adjustments and recommendations based on objective laboratory findings. Participates in admission care coordination. Reports and assists in medical emergencies and high-risk procedures such as resuscitations, intubations, acute coronary syndromes, stroke, anticoagulation reversal, toxicologic emergencies, disaster management. Manages and monitors anticoagulation therapy. Education Participates in the training and orientation of pharmacy students, pharmacy residents, pharmacy staff and allied healthcare professionals. Responsible for coordinating and supervising the activities of postgraduate residents in the emergency department. Provides training and education related to medications used during emergency response to first responders. Instructs patients and family members in the appropriate use of medications and medical devices. Administrative and Supervisory Responsible for the daily operation status of various aspects of the pharmacy programs. Prioritizes work and makes administrative decisions when supervisory pharmacists are not available, or in instances where immediate decisions are required. Serves as pharmacy liaison with ED team and stakeholders. Work Schedule: Mon-Fri, Mix of days and pm shifts with weekend hours. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Internal Number: 600038300
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.