The Clinical Pharmacy Technicians in the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) functions in all the patient care areas of pharmacy service and can be assigned to either clinical, outpatient, or inpatient pharmacy services within the Oklahoma City VA Healthcare System. The pharmacy technician follows all established hospital and pharmacy service policies and procedures. The pharmacy technician represents the pharmacy in the medical center and in the community. Include but are not limited to: Support patient administration through identification of patients due for an encounter/lab work, responding to non-clinical patient questions, and other patient communication as directed by assigned clinical pharmacy specialist. Conducts medication reconciliation interviews and scripted disease state interviews in support of outpatient clinical pharmacy services. Enters notes into the electronic medical record for assigned clinical pharmacy specialist to review, evaluate, and sign. Support coordination of care for outpatient clinical pharmacy services when directed by assigned clinical pharmacy specialist. Support patient care through provision of point-of-care lab testing. Support face-to-face clinical pharmacy encounters through regularly evaluating stocks of clinic supplies and requesting replenishment of supplies to par values. Facilitate the process of lab ordering and lab draws at all Oklahoma City VA sites through communication with patients, lab, nursing, and pharmacy staff. Routinely reviews laboratory monitoring reports for selected disease states and identifies patients with lab values beyond normal limits. Routinely review computer medication profile for prescription duplication, therapeutic duplication, prescription noncompliance, and allergies/adverse drug reactions. Reports identified patients to assigned clinical pharmacy specialist for evaluation. Support patient scheduling efforts when needed in support of clinical pharmacy specialists. Documents clinical and operational activities as assigned. Participates in QA processes and programs as assigned. Input new or renewal medications for verification and signature by the assigned clinical pharmacy specialist with a scope of practice. Prioritize operational and assigned clinical functions to provide the highest quality of patient care. Report all potential patient or pharmacy distribution problems to the appropriate clinical pharmacist or clinical pharmacy specialist. Prioritize assigned functions to provide the highest quality of patient care. Additional duties as assigned. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM or 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM or other shifts deemed necessary based on the needs of the service. 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.