The incumbent in this position represents a clinical pharmacist in this large and complex hospital pharmacy, serving this 427 authorized bed teaching general medical and surgical medical center with a large ambulatory care section and an active medical research program. The Pharmacy Department operates on a 24 hour, 7 day a week basis. The clinical pharmacist is responsible for resolving a variety of questions posed by physicians, nurses and coworkers related to drugs, pharmacy services and departmental policies and procedures. Must be able to interpret VA, federal and state regulations, Joint Commission, DEA, FDA, hospital and Pharmacy department policies and be able to apply the same to given situations. Incumbent performs all duties associated with a pharmacist's professional services, (i.e., receiving and interpreting physician's medication orders, correcting and clarifying these orders, offering professional judgment on the appropriateness of a particular order and/or alternate information or suggestions for therapy on a selective basis.) Incumbent has the ultimate responsibility in facilitating the delivery of the correct drug in the correct dosage to the correct patient in order to be administered at the correct time and filling medication orders; interacting with and making recommendations to other clinical staff regarding medication therapy ordered to ensure safe and effective care; reviewing the patient's medications, allergies, labs, and other pertinent information from the medical record to identify and solve medication-related problems; contacting providers as appropriate; documenting recommendations and interventions; providing refill extensions and partial medication supplies; taking health and medication histories; performing medication reconciliation; providing drug information; assisting in formulary management including therapeutic substitutions, non-formulary reviews and medication usage evaluations; documenting and assessing adverse drug events (ADEs); assisting in medical emergencies; providing oversight of technical staff in all aspects of medication distribution. Work Schedule: Compressed tour, 7 consecutive days on with 7 consecutive days off. Mon-Thursday 10:00PM-9:00AM and Fri-Sun 10:00PM-10:00AM 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.