This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan payment reimbursement program. You must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA policy and submit your EDRP application within four months of appointment. Approval, award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) are determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services program office after complete review of the EDRP application. Learn more Duties include, but are not limited to: Clinical Functions Engaging in direct patient care for an aging, adult population which requires the knowledge, skills and consideration of specific patient conditions. Assuming clinical responsibility for the area of practice. This will include maintaining awareness and understanding of ongoing Pharmacy programs, as well as assuring competency to perform under his/her approved Scope of Practice. Evaluating patients and provides therapeutic and pharmacokinetic consultations in a timely manner when requested. In accordance with an Advanced Scope of Practice, evaluating, prescribing and monitoring the provision of medications to patients and identifying drug related problems that may be affecting the outcome of patient care. This would include drug interactions, adverse drug reactions, side effects, toxicities, inappropriate prescribing, patient non-compliance, etc. Effectively communicates these findings to the patient's primary physician or provider. Participating in the investigation, documentation, and reporting of adverse drug reactions and medication errors. Developing individualized therapeutic plans utilizing the most efficacious, least toxic, and most economical pharmacological treatment modalities available, and communicates recommendations verbally or in writing to the patient's primary physician. Developing individualized dosing regimens based on the pharmacokinetics of the drug(s) employed, renal and hepatic function, and other pertinent parameters of the patient in question, and communicates recommendations, either verbally or in writing to the patient's primary physician or provider. Selecting appropriate subjective and objective parameters necessary to monitor the therapeutic and toxic effects of drugs utilized. Conducting patient interviews to determine a medication history and additional information regarding disease state/drug therapy when evaluating a clinical situation and when necessary, educates patients on the proper use and expected effects of their medications. Dispensing Dispensing medication upon computer-generated orders or written orders of providers, in accordance with dosage form requirements (Outpatient Rx orders). Inputting and/or verifying information into the computer system for outpatient oral or injectable medication orders. Dispensing controlled substances and accounts for inventory in accordance with existing VA regulation and Federal law. Education Serving as a preceptor to VA/Texas Tech post-graduate Pharmacy Practice Residents and Texas Tech P3 or P4 Pharmacy Students as assigned. Participating in continuing education programs for pharmacists, aimed at maintaining state licensure, continuing competence in an ever-changing pharmaceutical environment, and encouraging further use and development of clinical skills. Assisting in the training of new personnel with routine job duties. Participating in vaccination campaigns as needed and assists with mentoring/precepting Texas Tech University Pharmacy School students involved with the vaccination campaign. Research Assisting in organization and coordination of Pharmacy Service participation in investigational drug studies when assigned. Participating in research projects as primary investigator, co-investigator, or consultant which may include involvement in design development, conducting, or write-up of clinical drug investigations, as time and other duties permit. Program Management Serving as a technical authority on therapeutic clinical pharmacy matters involving the area of practice, except those which affect pharmacy policies or procedures or are outside the pharmacy domain. Following local policies and procedures that assures compliance with all VA, FDA, DEA, TJC, OIG, and SAIL recommendations and regulations. Work Schedule: Fulltime, Monday thru Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (Saturday) Compressed/Flexible: Available Telework: Not available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Position Title/Functional Statement #:Clinical Pharmacy Specialist/PD000000 Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not authorized EDRP Authorized: Contact VISNEDRP2@va.gov the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required This is a Bargaining Unit position.
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.