To provide pharmaceutical care to all veteran patients receiving care at the VA North Texas Health Care System (VANTHCS). This includes, but is not limited to, interpretation and verification of inpatient and outpatient medication orders . The Inpatient Pharmacist is also responsible for prospective patient profile review, obtaining and documenting allergy and adverse drug reaction information in the current computerized patient record system. The Inpatient Clinical Pharmacist will organize daily workload to assure optimum, accurate and efficient completion of all medication orders, inpatient, discharge, and outpatient in assigned areas. He/she will provide quality control checks and analysis of automated dispensing equipment as assigned; fill and issue ward or clinic orders for drugs, supplies, and narcotics as necessary, and will maintain records accurately. The incumbent will provide pertinent information concerning the appropriate use of drugs to physicians, nurses, and other associated health care professionals and providers of this Medical Center. He/She will also serve as a liaison between the inpatient areas, primary care clinics, or other patient care areas and the centralized pharmacy distribution area, identifying and correcting problems and improving communication. Each pharmacist will be assigned to provide pharmaceutical needs to medicine, surgery, psychiatry, neurology, spinal cord injury, opioid replacement or geriatric patients. The Inpatient Pharmacist must possess in depth knowledge of one or more of these specialized areas to effectively carry out the daily responsibilities. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 3:30PM-12AM with rotating weekends/holidays and/or overnight tour 8 on/6 off 10-hour shifts. Tour may be extended or adjusted to meet patient care needs. 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.