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 The Oncology Clinical Pharmacy Specialist functions at the highest level of clinical practice, works independently under their individual scope of practice to directly care for patients. The CPS serves as a mid-level provider to initiate, modify or discontinue medication therapy specific to oncology treatment and adjuvant regimens and as a consultant for intensive medication therapy management services. If you are a federal employee, apply to CBST-11266526-22-DW Duties include but are not limited to: (1) Organizes, develops, and oversees innovative pharmaceutical care program for oncology services and other duties as assigned by the Chief of Pharmacy. (2) Functions as a mid-level provider to design, implement, and monitor therapeutic drug plans to achieve definite outcomes through direct interactions with patients and providers in assigned areas. (3) Orders, performs, reviews, and analyzes appropriate laboratory tests and other diagnostic studies necessary to monitor and support the patient's drug therapy. Follows-up with patients on lab or test results to discuss the plan of therapy including changes in medication therapy, refers to primary care or specialty providers as indicated. (4) Adjusts medication regimens based upon pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic data. (5) Interviews and/or evaluates patients for appropriateness of pharmacological therapy and makes a pharmaceutical care plan for each patient that will be documented in the pharmacy progress note. (6) Provides drug information, observations on patient response to therapy, and appropriate recommendations regarding treatment alternatives or additional interventions to maximize patient outcomes taking into consideration choice of therapy, safety, efficacy, and formulary issues. (7) Exercises antibiotic stewardship. (8) Follows-up with patients on lab or test results to discuss the plan of therapy, i.e. changes in medication therapy, monitoring, and additional testing requirements. (9) Assesses need for prophylactic therapies including DVT prophylaxis and immunizations. (10) Serves as an authoritative information source on drugs and their utilization in therapy. (11) Evaluates the drug literature by analysis of experimental design and evaluation in order to compare and contrast therapeutic regimes and roles for new drugs at the request of the Pharmacy and Therapeutic Committee, the Chief of the Service, or the Associate Chief of Pharmacy, Clinical Pharmacy Services. (12) Attends and contributes to interdisciplinary team (IDT) meeting and other committee assigned. (13) Develops a therapeutic regimen or plan based on patient-specific information, establish the appropriate therapeutic endpoint, assist in the selection of appropriate drug and related therapy, and offers recommendations to the provider to establish an appropriate dosage regimen. (14) Identifies and makes verbal or written recommendations for specific corrective action for drug-induced problems. (15) Identifies and makes verbal or written recommendations to assist in the selection of the most cost-effective therapy for an individual patient. (16) Reviews patient medication regimens for clinical effectiveness, drug selection, dosing, contraindications, side effects, potential drug interactions, and therapeutic outcomes as required. Communicates findings with prescribers and provides appropriate alternatives to current treatment plans as needed. (17) Performs medication reconciliation as required based on facility or national policy. (18) Monitor and report drug errors, adverse drug reactions, allergies, and patient compliance issues. Documents findings per facility procedures. Actively participates in the VAADERS Adverse Drug Reaction (ADR) reporting system. (19) Documents clinical interventions in CPRS in a timely and professional manner as appropriate. (20) Reviews and evaluates requests for Prior Authorization of Drug Request for appropriateness and compliance with established criteria where applicable and as assigned. (21) Supports effective drug usage criteria approved by the national VHA Pharmacy Benefits Management (PBM), VISN PBM and local Pharmacy & Therapeutic (P & T) which help to ensure quality patient care in a cost-effective manner. Ensures appropriate utilization of the VHA formulary by health care providers. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:30pm Telework: Available Virtual: This is eligible to be a virtual position. Position Title/Functional Statement #:Clinical Pharmacy Specialist/PD000000 Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized EDRP Authorized: Contact Brandilyn.Wasson@va.gov, the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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