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. The clinical pharmacist is a licensed professional with knowledge and proficiency in pharmacy practice including pharmaceutics, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, and pharmacotherapeutics. Incumbent is responsible for analyzing real and potential drug related medical problems and implementing corrective action to ensure that patients received optimal drug therapy. S/he will also apply standards relating to all aspects of distribution and control of scheduled and non-scheduled drugs The primary function of a clinical pharmacist is to assure the safe and appropriate use of medications, and be an advocate of rational drug therapy through the following: evaluation of the appropriateness of drug therapy based on patient specific factors; individualization of drug therapy; evaluation, dispensing and providing medications, and drug information. The employee must be able to demonstrate 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. Such knowledge and skills are identified in the Competency Assessment Checklist of the position and include knowledge and skills in: - Communication and interpersonal relations, including the ability to appropriately and courteously relate to the internal and external customers. - Maintenance of confidentiality of patient/employee information, electronic and print. - The Medical Center performance improvement program. - How to work and function in the Medical Center in a safe manner, including infection control and the correct operation of equipment. - Population-specific care, as identified in the population-specific competencies, including affectively communicating with patients who are 66 Years an older and who may have hearing, physical or cognitive impairments. Work Schedule: Various tours including, days, evenings, nights, weekends and holidays Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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