This is an internal job announcement. Current permanent Aleda E. Lutz employees, current permanent VA employees from another facility, and current permanent employees from another Federal Agency MUST apply under this announcement. An external announcement will open with the announcement number CBSR-11162554-21-AR. Veterans Preference is not used on internal announcements. If you wish to apply using your Veterans Preference, you may also apply under the external announcement as well. The Clinical Pharmacist (Contract Nursing Home (CNH) and Community Care Program) is responsible for analyzing real and potential drug-related medical problems and implementing corrective action to ensure that patients receive optima l drug therapy. The clinical pharmacist also applies standards relating to all aspects of distribution and control of scheduled and non-scheduled drugs. The primary function of a clinical pharmacist is to assure the safe and appropriate use of medications and be an advocate of rational drug therapy through the following: evaluation of the appropriateness of drug therapy based on patient specific factors; individualization of drug therapy; evaluation, dispensing and providing medications, and drug information. The pharmacist provides appropriate selection of drug therapy based upon the pharmaceutical principles of pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics; monitoring for efficacy, side effects and clinical outcome; and advises prescribers as appropriate. Provides patient-specific therapeutic drug monitoring and communicates relevant findings and/or recommendations to other health care providers in charge of the patient both orally and in writing. Performs continuous evaluation of prescribed medications to assure optimal drug therapy. Provides medication counseling to patients. Completes medication histories including patient interviews. Coordinates with Contract Nursing Home (CNH) team (Registered Nurse and Master Social Worker) regarding review of pharmacy charges in excess of contract rate, making recommendations for local prescription fill as necessary. This includes recommendation for conversion of non-formulary products to preferred formulary products as necessary. Reconciles doses billed vs. doses administered for CNH patients using Medication Administration Record (MAR). Facilitates pharmacy filling and sending of high-cost drugs to CNH for covered patients when cost effective. Communicates with Community Care providers to request clarification of prescriptions or medication changes due to VA formulary. Work schedule: 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM (Monday through Friday) Compressed/Flexible Schedule: Not Available. Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required. Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Functional Statement Title: Clinical Pharmacist (Contract Nursing Home (CNH) and Community Care Program) Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized.
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.