U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs - Agency Wide
Summary Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): CBDG-10111779-18-LB The North Florida\/South Georgia Veterans Health System has one (1) vacancy for a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist (Anticoagulation) to support the mission at The Villages Outpatient Clinic. APPLICANT PLEASE READ THIS STATEMENT Please read the Announcement in its entirety before beginning the application process to ensure you submit all required documents. All documents requiring signature must be signed and dated prior to submission in order to be considered complete. Our Mission: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise - \To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan\ - by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become apart of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans? As a VA professional, your opportunities are endless. With many openings in the multiple functions of VA, you will have a wide range of opportunities and leadership positions at your fingertips. Not only is it the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the Nation, but we also provide many other services to Veterans through the Benefits Administration and National Cemeteries. VA professionals feel good about their careers and their ability to balance work and home life. VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities. For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go to http:\/\/www.vacareers.va.gov\/. Duties The clinical pharmacy specialist plays a defined role in budgetary execution and serves as a mid-level provider who functions to initiate, modify or discontinue medication therapy and serves as a consultant for intensive medication therapy management services. Designs, implements, assesses, monitors and documents therapeutic plans utilizing the most effective, least toxic and most economical medication treatments. Provides appropriate selection of drug therapy based upon the pharmaceutical principles of pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics; monitoring for efficacy, side effects and clinical outcome; and advises prescribers as appropriate. Provides patient-specific therapeutic drug monitoring and communicates relevant findings and\/or recommendations to other health care providers in charge of the patient both orally and in writing. Monitoring will include prospective review and intervention in: Therapeutic appropriateness of a patient's drug regimen Therapeutic duplication in the patient's drug regimen Appropriateness of the route and method of administration Degree of patient compliance with the prescribed drug regimen Drug-drug, drug-food, drug-laboratory, or drug disease interactions Clinical and pharmacokinetic laboratory data to evaluate the efficacy of drug therapy and to anticipate side effects, toxicity, or adverse effects Physical signs and clinical symptoms relevant to the patient's drug therapy Performs continuous evaluation of prescribed medications to assure optimal drug therapy and positive patient centric outcomes. Provides medication counseling to patients. Completes health and medication histories including patient interviews. Serves as a drug information resource and consultant for intensive medication therapy management services by providing up-to-date drug information to prescribers, other health care professionals, patients and caregivers Documents recommendations, interventions and therapeutic plans. Participates in team meetings, reviews charts, orders and evaluates pertinent laboratory and other tests, assesses drug-drug and drug-nutrient interactions, monitors for adverse drug effects, and screens for allergies. Works under a scope of practice within his\/her knowledge set with a managing provider. 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. Assesses drug safety and efficacy, including evaluation of physical symptoms and performance of physical assessments. 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. Extends refills until next scheduled appointment per facility policy. Serves as a role model and preceptor to pharmacy students, interns and residents. The Villages: Clinical Pharmacy Specialist \/ 573-FS-119-070 Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, Eight (8) hour tour between the hours of 8:00am - 4:30 pm. Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required $96,213 $125,076 Job Details Application Open Date 1\/9\/2018 Application Close Date 1\/31\/2018 Organization Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Who May Apply Agency Employees Only - Appearing on USAJOBS Status Full-Time
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs - Agency Wide
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The Veterans Health Administration is home to the United States’ largest integrated health care system consisting of 152 medical centers, nearly 1,400 community-based outpatient clinics, community living centers, Vet Centers and Domiciliaries. Together these health care facilities and the more than 53,000 independent licensed health care practitioners who work within them provide comprehensive care to more than 8.3 million* Veterans each year.