The Primary Purpose of the Position is to: This position is a developmental Clinical Pharmacist position. Pharmacy services are provided to all Veteran patients receiving care in the patient areas of the Central Texas Veterans Healthcare System (CTVHCS). The Organizational Location of the Position is: CTVHCS, Pharmacy Service, Pharmacy Section of the Outpatient Pharmacy, in Temple, TX. The CTVHCS is recruiting for a highly qualified Pharmacist for the Pharmacy Service located in Temple, Texas. Major Duties as Assigned, but not limited to: Pharmacist, GS-0660-11 - Dispensing: Organizing the workload and establishing optimum workflow in the area assigned so as to complete the workload as accurately and efficiently as possible. During the medication verification process, optimization of tablets/capsules and all approved P&T Committee cost containment initiatives will be completed by the Pharmacist to ensure cost effective therapy. Screening, profiling, entering, and verifying physician orders. Orders should be screened for accuracy and appropriateness of drug, dose, form, route, and interval. This includes drug-drug and drug-food interactions, allergies, incompatibilities, contraindications, and formulary availability. Physicians or other appropriate healthcare professionals are contacted when necessary. Problems are dealt with in an appropriate manner and if unresolved the appropriate pharmacist is contacted. Clinical: Providing pertinent information concerning the proper use of medications. Providing drug information to physicians, nurses, and other associated healthcare professionals. Acts as liaison between the wards or other patient care areas and the pharmacy distribution area, helping to solve problems, clarify orders, provide additional information needed, and to improve communications. Education: Maintaining and obtaining clinical drug knowledge necessary to provide clinical pharmacy services. Participating in the education and training of all new employees, and technician trainees. Presenting inservices to other members of the pharmacy staff as well as to the technicians. Administrative: Assisting in the orientation and training of all new employees, students, technicians, and trainees, and assist in their evaluation by providing feedback as to their progress and performance. Assuming the responsibility for the immediate supervision and operation of the area to which assigned; including the supervision of technicians and students, organizing work flow, and handling all routine problems and responsibilities associated with that area. Works generally with supervision by the pharmacy supervisor. Assisting in the collection, tabulation, and preparation of administrative data and reports pertinent to pharmacy programs. Pharmacist, GS-0660-12 - Clinical (50%): Performs patient medication profile reviews upon entering orders and utilizes knowledge of pharmacology, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics and pharmacotherapeutics to evaluate orders for appropriateness. Ensures appropriate laboratory monitoring of drug therapy and provides pharmacokinetic services. Follows guidelines, protocols, and policies in performing these services. Along with using prudent clinical judgment, the incumbent utilizes available resources including laboratory and other diagnostic data to communicate questionable therapy, nonformulary therapy or therapy outside of established criteria to prescribers and offers reasonable alternatives, responding to requests in a timely manner. Drug Dispensing (40%): Enters, processes, and/or edits new prescription orders from providers accurately Processes refills, partials, renewal prescription requests timely 3 Accurately dispenses prescriptions, medication orders, and supplies. Fills prescriptions by selecting the correct drug and dosage form, reducing the drug from bulk to the quantity prescribed, compounding when necessary, then packaging and labeling the drug in an appropriate manner. Exercises care in the dispensing of drugs, especially controlled substances, investigational and cytotoxic drugs, to assure that legal and agency regulations and instructions are followed, that proper and complete recordkeeping is maintained, and that the drug storage areas are stocked, safe, and secure. Administrative/Supervisory (10%): The incumbent is knowledgeable of, adheres to and applies established policies and procedures during the performance of duties. This includes knowledge and support of the facility's EEO programs and OWCP procedures concerning work related injuries and or illnesses. In the performance of official duties, the incumbent has regular access to sensitive data which is protected under the Privacy Act of 1974. The employee is responsible for protecting the data from unauthorized release, loss, alteration or deletion. Work Schedule: Rotating Shifts - 7:30am to 12:00am, including weekends and holidays (Hours may be extended if patient needs arise). Telework: Not Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Functional Statement #: PD000000 Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized 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.