POSITION: Pain Management, Opioid Safety, and Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PMOP) Coordinator Clinical Pharmacy Specialist (with Individual Scope of Practice) Coatesville VA Medical Center (CVAMC) is a 302-bed facility serving more than 14,000 unique Veterans with over 234,000 outpatient Veteran visits each year. CVAMC consists of the main medical center overlooking the city of Coatesville, Pennsylvania, and two community-based outpatient clinics (CBOC's) located in Delaware County and Spring City, Pennsylvania. CVAMC provides a full continuum of inpatient, outpatient, acute care, long-term care, emergent care, residential rehabilitation programs, and grant-per-diem programs. The Clinical Pharmacy Specialist (CPS) serves as a mid-level provider with prescribing privileges as outlined in the individual's Scope of Practice for Clinical Pharmacy Specialist (CPS). The CPS functions at the highest level of clinical pharmacy practice to provide evidence-based pharmaceutical care to patients. This includes, but is not limited to, the following: designing, implementing, assessing, monitoring and documenting therapeutic plans utilizing best evidence, most effective, least toxic and most economical medication treatments; helping achieve positive patient centric outcomes through direct and indirect interactions with patients, providers, and interdisciplinary teams in assigned areas; performing physical assessments; and ordering laboratory and other tests to help determine efficacy and toxicity of medication therapy. The CPS will serve as a resource of pharmacotherapeutic information to all staff. The facility PMOP coordinator will support facility pain point of contact and clinical leads in the coordination of pain management, opioid safety, and prescription drug monitoring (PDMP) related initiatives and implementation of VHA and the Joint Commission standards. The PMOP CPS will work in close collaboration with the VISN PMOP coordinator, facility pain POC/clinical leads, PACT pain champion, academic detailing, and other facility stakeholders to ensure implementation of PMOP initiatives in compliance with national policy, clinical practice guidelines, and regulatory requirements. The PMOP CPS will also support review of community provider opioid prescribing practices as required by the MISSION act section 131. The CPS is an employee of CVAMC Pharmacy Service, to ensure they receive all professional guidance, policy and communications, along with department missions and goals, especially regarding the VA National Formulary, Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN), Pharmacy Benefits Management/Medical Advisory Panel (PBM/MAP) and the Pharmacy and Therapeutic (P&T) Committee objectives for formulary management activities and patient safety. Work Schedule: Fulltime. Normal working hours are M-F, 8:00am-4:30pm (subject to evening, weekend, and holidays) 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.