This position is 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 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 Performs continuous evaluation of prescribed medications to assure optimal drug therapy Provides medication counseling to patients including, but not limited to, any changes made in the current medication regimen Documents clinical interventions in CPRS in a timely and professional manner Performs continuous evaluation of prescribed medications to assure optimal drug therapy Provides medication counseling to patients including, but not limited to, any changes made in the current medication regimen Documents clinical interventions in CPRS in a timely and professional manner Reviews all medication orders for appropriateness, drug selection, dosage, route of administration and the amount, prior to dispensing Ensures all medication orders are entered into the electronic patient medical record Fills all orders in a timely fashion; review of the patient's allergy history, drug-drug, drug-nutrient, drug-laboratory and drug-disease state interactions and assessment for clinical relevance should be performed and dealt with appropriately Reviews medication profiles and monitors for compliance or potential abuse; problems encountered shall be resolved Provides education to health care providers regarding medication use Maintains basic knowledge of pharmaceutics, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, and pharmacotherapeutics in the area of practice Assumes an active role in the overall pharmacy-training program consisting of students, externs, interns, residents, and professional and non-professional staff members. Conducts on-the-job training and provides guidance through designated programs Keeps abreast of new developments in pharmacy practice and drug therapy by reading pharmacy and medical literature, and participating in continuing education programs Participation in research activities must be in accordance with FDA guidelines and regulations and VHA policy Coordinates the receipt and distribution of all drugs in an investigational and/or clinical evaluation status and maintains appropriate records regarding their use as applicable Other duties as assigned Communication and interpersonal relations, including the ability to appropriately and courteously relate to internal and external customers Maintenance of confidentiality of patient/employee information; electronic and print The medical center performance improvement program Population-specific care, as identified in the Population-Specific Competencies, including effectively communicating with patients who are 66 years and older and who may have hearing, physical or cognitive impairments. Work Schedule: Full time; various shifts from 7:30am - 6:00pm, holidays and weekends Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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