Clinical Pharmacy Specialist (Home Based Primary Care)
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Houston, Texas
Internal Number: 622849700
Responsible for the provisioning of evidence-based pharmaceutical care services through direct care with patients and consultation with other providers on their team. The pharmacist promotes and manages drug therapy based on current clinical knowledge that is consistent with policies established at the national, VISN, and local levels. Current permanent VA employees and Federal employees from other federal agency should apply under CBST-11296408-22-HYC The duties of the Clinical Pharmacy Specialist (Home Based Primary Care) includes but is not limited to: Responsible for providing expert pharmacotherapy services for patients and professional staff in Home Based Primary Care (HBPC) to optimize patient response and resource utilization. Follows patients in a direct care setting to achieve therapeutic goals identified by the primary care provider. Provides educational programs for patients and for pharmacy, medical and nursing staff. Provides advanced pharmacology and therapeutic consultations to the professional staff. Provides highly innovative and progressive clinical pharmacy services Assures the safe, appropriate, cost-effective use of drugs in HBPC through the application of specialized knowledge and the use of judgment in the collection and interpretation of data specific to each patient and in tactful interactions with other professionals. Provides accurate, up-to-date, relevant drug information and drug literature analysis to health care professionals, and acts as a therapeutic consultant on matters of a high degree of complexity and difficulty. Shares responsibility for drug usage evaluation with appropriate health care professionals. Monitors drug therapy regimens, including routine analysis of patients' drug therapy, medical problems, laboratory data, and specialized procedures. Analyzes drug treatment regimens for potential adverse drug reactions, drug interactions, or contraindications; assesses the clinical significance of such events. Makes rounds, attends clinic sessions, and attends patient care conferences in assigned patient care areas. Develops individualized dosing regimens, based on the pharmacokinetics of the drug(s) employed, the status of renal and/or hepatic function, and other pertinent parameters of the patient in question; Communicates appropriate recommendations in writing in the medical record. Completes patient visit consults on a timely basis. Reviews non-formulary drug requests through in-depth evaluation of the patient's condition and recommends alternatives when indicated. Weighs the risk-benefit ratio of various therapeutic alternatives, develops a therapeutic plan utilizing the most efficacious, least toxic and most economical pharmacological treatment modalities available, and institutes the plan or communicates it to the patient's primary provider. Orders, performs, reviews and analyzes appropriate laboratory tests and other diagnostic studies necessary to monitor and support the patient's drug therapy. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 07:30am-4:00pm or 08:00am - 4:30pm or be based on agency needs Telework: Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Position Title/Functional Statement #:Clinical Pharmacy Specialist (Home Based Primary Care)/PD000000 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.