The Clinical Pharmacist (CP) in this assignment manages routine medication-related activities in accordance with VHA, DEA, FDA, Joint Commission, VISN and VAMHCS and other governing regulations, standards and policies. The incumbent has key responsibilities in pharmacy distribution and operations, formulary management and medication safety. As such the CP is responsible for reviewing, interpreting, and verifying medication orders for appropriateness. Major Duties of GS12 Clinical Pharmacist Major Duties of GS12 Clinical Pharmacist include but are not limited to: - Reviewing, interpreting, and verifying of inpatient or outpatient medication orders (non-controlled and controlled substances)for appropriateness. - Processing and dispensing of inpatient and outpatient medications orders as appropriate. - Filling medications or preparing IV admixtures (piggybacks, large volume parenterals and chemotherapy) utilizing appropriate precautions and aseptic techniques in a timely manner. - Interacting with other clinical staff, making recommendations regarding medication therapy ordered to ensure safe and effective care. - Providing oversight of technical staff in all aspects of medication distribution. - Notifying Supervisor or other designated person of actual or anticipated shortages of medications and supplies - Using computer systems and software to maintain reports and produce records - Working knowledge of automated dispensing cabinets - Participating in VAMHCS and VISN-level committees as assigned representing Pharmacy Service. - Serving as preceptor to students of affiliated schools and Pharmacy Practice residents - Answering telephone calls responding to inquiries as appropriate - Providing timely customer service - Drug recalls -CACHE activities - Performing other duties as assigned Work Schedule: Primary shift is Monday through Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm with weekends and holidays on a rotating basis. Final schedule to be determined by supervisor/management. Telework: Telework eligibility and work hours permissible to telework are under the discretion and determination of management at all times. Clinical Pharmacists are essential employees and follow VA Maryland Health Care System guidance, rules, policies, directives, and/or other notifications for essential employees during emergency and/or inclement weather. 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.