The Robert J. Dole VA Medical Center is seeking to fill a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist (Antimicrobial Stewardship/Critical Care) position within Pharmacy. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM Financial Disclosure Report: Required FLSAFLSA: Exempt Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Telework: Adhoc, only as needed. Bargaining Unit: Covered Applicants pending the completion of educational or certification/licensure requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met. Basic Requirements: United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy. Language: Be proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d), and 7407(d). Licensure: Possess a full, current, and unrestricted license to practice pharmacy in a State, Territory, Commonwealth of the U.S. (i.e. Puerto Rico), or the District of Columbia. NOTE: Required before final job offer can be extended. Education: Be a graduate of an Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) accredited College or School of Pharmacy with a baccalaureate degree in pharmacy (BS Pharmacy) and/or a Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degree. (TRANSCRIPT REQUIRED) Preferred Experience: CPP candidates who have completed an American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) accredited specialty residency in infectious diseases, critical care, or general pharmacy practice, and/or obtained a board certification in pharmacy practice (i.e., BCIDP, BCCCP, BCPS, BCGP, etc.). Board Certification must be obtained through a national organization in which the quality of the certification is recognized by the Clinical Pharmacy Scope of Practice Review Board and the Pharmacy Practice Standards Board. GS-13 Grade Determination: One-year of experience equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS-12). Equivalent experience to the next lower grade level (GS-12) may include, but are not limited to: Reviewing, interpreting, and verifying medication orders for appropriateness. Processing 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, nonformulary 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. AND You must demonstrate the following Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSA's): Ability to communicate orally and in writing to persuade and influence clinical and management decisions. Expert understanding of regulatory and quality standards for their program area. Ability to solve problems, coordinate and organize responsibilities to maximize outcomes in their program area or area of clinical expertise. Expert knowledge of a specialized area of clinical pharmacy practice or specialty area of pharmacy. Advanced skill in monitoring and assessing the outcome of drug therapies, including physical assessment and interpretation of laboratory and other diagnostic parameters. References: VA Handbook 5005 Part II, Appendix G15, Licensed Pharmacist VA Qualification Standard Physical Requirements: Physical movements involve completion of routine pharmacy functions which include but are not limited to significant computer work/typing, prescription order entry and processing, contact of patients (both face to face and via phone). Certain tasks are repetitive in nature and require multiple steps performed in succession for success. The incumbent should be able to lift and carry up to 30 pounds without significant difficulty. Incumbent must be able to stand or sit in one place for considerable time during completion of complex tasks. Complexity of mental processes involved is extensive, demanding, and challenging. ["VA Careers - Pharmacy: https://youtube.com/embed/Fn_ickNBEws The Antimicrobial Stewardship/Critical Care (AMS/CC) Clinical Pharmacist Practitioner (CPP) functions at the highest level of clinical practice, works independently under their scope of practice as defined by the medical center to directly care for patients. An Antimicrobial Stewardship/Critical Care CPP plays a defined role in budgetary execution and serves as a mid-level provider who functions to initiate, modify, or discontinue medication therapy and as a consultant for intensive medication therapy management services. This includes, but is not limited to, the following: Designing, implementing, assessing, monitoring, and documenting therapeutic plans utilizing the most effective, least toxic and most economical medication treatments. Helping achieve positive patient centric outcomes through direct and indirect interactions with patients, the Antimicrobial Stewardship interdisciplinary teams. Performing physical assessments. Ordering laboratory and other tests to help determine efficacy and toxicity of medication therapy. The AMS/CC CPP is a clinical expert and leader within the Pharmacy Department. As an assigned service line team member, the incumbent functions under the matrix supervision of the Chief of Pharmacy and the Associate Chief of Clinical Pharmacy Services."]
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