The Outpatient Clinical Pharmacist is a licensed professional with knowledge and proficiency in pharmacy practice including pharmaceutics, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics and pharmacotherapeutics. The Clinical Pharmacist is responsible for analyzing real and potential drug-related medical problems and implementing corrective action to ensure that patients receive optimal drug therapy. The Clinical Pharmacist functions as the custodian, distributor and consultant for all pharmaceutical agents and adjuncts, including their national uses and appropriate administration. The primary functions of the Clinical Pharmacist are to ensure the safe and appropriate use of medications and be an advocate of rational drug therapy through the following: Interprets of provider's orders and evaluation of the appropriateness of drug therapy based on patient specific factors; Removes expired medications from stock and follows facility policy and procedures for disposal Accurate dispensing of outpatient medication orders to include counseling patients, clinicians and caregivers on medication administration and providing drug information. Outpatient prescription processing, dispensing, overseeing and aggregate workload for veterans and State Veterans Home patients, Non-VA (community care) prescription program and controlled substance distribution. Assumes an active role in the overall pharmacy training program including students, externs, interns, residents and professional and non-professional staff members. Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to complete the duties of the position, including the necessary skills to provide care appropriate to the population of the patients served. Verifies and takes responsibility for prescriptions filled by technicians Receives, interprets and evaluates all electronic and/or written provider medication orders for both accuracy and appropriateness using acceptable pharmacy practice standards. Review will include patient's allergy history, drug-drug, drug-nutrient, drug-laboratory and drug-disease state interactions and assessment for clinical relevance. These positions will be used to fill both Northwest Health Care Center and the various outpatient clinics. Preference location will be asked during the interview process. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 0800-1630 with the possibility of holidays, weekends, evenings/nights and rotating shifts. 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.