This position may be 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 This is an open continuous announcement. The first applications will be pulled on December 3, 2021. After that time, applications will be evaluated and reviewed every Friday. The Licensed Clinical Pharmacist, GS-12 grade level, is a professional with knowledge and proficiency in pharmacy practices including pharmaceutics, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics and pharmacotherapeutics. The primary functions will be the interpretation and verification of physician's orders, patient medication profile review (allergy, drug interaction screens etc.) providing drug and policy information to patients and medical center staff. The clinical pharmacist also applies standards relating to all aspects of distribution and control of scheduled and non-scheduled drugs. Duties for this position at the GS-12 may include but not limited to: Carries out the following duties and responsibilities subsequent to establishment of a working diagnosis and initial treatment plan by the patient's provider(s) and in accordance with accepted standards of practice or the pharmacological management guidelines established by the Medical Advisory Panel (MAP). Finishes outpatient prescriptions and/or inpatient medication orders, reviews available medication profiles for appropriateness of therapy, contraindications to drug use, therapeutic duplication, allergies, adverse drug reactions, drug-drug interactions, drug-food interactions, evidence of drug use/misuse/abuse, compliance, and formulary adherence. Manages various actions, as appropriate, for medication orders to include: flagging prescriptions, managing view alerts, using the "hold medication" function, and generating unsigned discontinued orders using Service Reject. Adjusts medications by discontinuing and/or generating new/renewed prescriptions for items other than Controlled Substances with the verbal or written approval of a physician or authorized prescriber. Adjustments are made based on review of patients' physical signs and symptoms and any relevant clinical and/or pharmacokinetic data available. Provides pharmacokinetic consultation, including dosing vancomycin and aminoglycosides, in accordance with local policy. Completes medication histories including patient interviews. Reports adverse drug events (ADE), near misses, and medication errors in alignment with VA ADERS reporting program. Participates in the medical center medication utilization evaluation (MUE) program. Enters supply orders appropriate for patient care per facility policy. Extends refills until next scheduled appointment under the provider's name per facility policy. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 3:00pm to 11:30pm and/or 11:00pm to 7:00am. May rotate first shift from 7:00am to 3:30pm and/or 8:00am to 4:30pm. Required to work weekends, holidays and on-call. Telework: Not Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Functional Statement Title: Clinical Pharmacist, GS-0660-12 Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Will not be authorized. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required. Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP): May be authorized for this position. Contact Magdaly Rios, Magdaly.Rios@va.gov or Marisol Davis, Marisol.Davis@va.gov, the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance.
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