This PACT Clinical Pharmacy Specialist position is for Sayre Community Based Outpatient Clinic. The Clinical Pharmacy Specialist (CPS) acts as a representative of the Pharmacy Service, in a variety of positions throughout the Healthcare System. The CPS functions at the highest level of clinical pharmacy practice and works independently under a scope of practice in practice area(s) based on their knowledge, competencies, clinical experience, and skill-- direct/ indirect patient care. The CPS is specially prepared by education, training, (i.e. advanced degree, licensure, and clinical experiences to skillfully apply the knowledge of pharmacology, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, pharmaco-economics and pharmacotherapeutics in the clinical management of patients. Is able to effectively influence clinical decision-making through communication, both orally and in the electronic medical record. Also participates in a professional practice evaluation (PPE) program (ongoing and focused, as appropriate). The Clinical Pharmacist Specialist is knowledgeable, competent, and able to perform all the clinical and dispensing functions listed in the Clinical Pharmacist functional statement however spends the majority of time working at the top of their license. The CPS is responsible to the Associate Chief, Clinical Pharmacy Programs and ultimately to the Chief, Pharmacy Service. Following are duties, however, not limited to: Functions independently under an individual scope of practice as defined by the health care system for chronic disease states with comprehensive medication management to provide pharmaceutical care to patients. Reviews patient medication regimens for clinical effectiveness, drug selection, dosing, contraindications, side effects, potential drug interactions, and therapeutic outcomes as required and communicates findings with other relevant staff when applicable. Monitors for and reports drug errors, adverse drug reactions, allergies, and medication adherence issues. Documents findings per facility procedures. Reviews literature routinely to provide an evaluation of efficacy, safety, and cost-effectiveness for routine patient care and projects as assigned. Maintains a current knowledge of therapeutics and disease management. Assists with Medication Use Evaluations (MUE) and other Pharmacy and Therapeutics (P&T) Committee related activities. Documents clinical interventions in a timely and professional manner as appropriate. Works with providers to ensure compliance with national, VISN, and local initiatives. Uses appropriate references to research drug information and serves as an expert on drug usage, interactions, over-dosages, and compliance to medical staff, nursing staff, technicians and students. Serves on medical center and/or VISN committees as requested. Maintains a general knowledge of VHA, DEA and Joint Commission regulations. Responsible for maintaining and improving professional competency by keeping current with information on new medications, therapies, and innovations in Pharmacy practice. Responsible for keeping abreast of changes within Pharmacy Service (i.e., formulary additions and deletions, interdepartmental memoranda, relevant station memoranda, policies and procedures. Effectively instructs patients and family members in the appropriate use of medications and medical devices. Other duties as assigned. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday; 8:00am - 4:30pm Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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