Clinical Pharmacist

Duties of the position include, but are not limited to:
Clinical:
A.
Verifies the legality of each prescription and checks the patient's medication profile for appropriate therapeutic use and dosage, therapeutic duplication and polypharmacy/poly-prescribing, allergies, drug interactions, other potential contraindications and patient eligibility before processing and verifying orders.
B.
Views patient's medication, notes, allergies, labs and other pertinent information from the medical record to identify and solve medication-related problems.
C.
Evaluates chemotherapy orders for appropriateness based on disease state, regimen, patient specific factors and laboratory results and ensures the double-check is completed on all orders prior to dispensing.
D.
Contacts the provider to clarify orders as needed prior to dispensing.
E.
Completes medication histories, including patient or caregiver interviews, to reconcile medications and assure an accurate medication profile for VA and non-VA medications.
F.
Documents all evaluations of potential medication related complications, including how they were investigated and resolved.
G.
Documents all clinical interventions in the medical record.
H.
Documents and assesses suspected adverse drug events (ADEs), near misses and medication errors.
I.
Complies with national and local requirements for sterility education and verification of aseptic technique.
J.
Assists providers in choosing an appropriate formulary medication.
K.
Completes non-formulary consults.
L.
Participates in medical emergencies and emergency preparedness activities.
M.
Completes Pharmacokinetic drug monitoring in accordance with local policy.
Administrative:
A.
Conducts monthly inspections of pharmacy, ward and/or clinic stocks of medication for compliance with national and local regulations.
Emergency crash cart maintenance is also included.
B.
Responsible for dispensing controlled substances and other drugs and supplies according to state, federal, VA and local regulations.
Education:
A.
Participates in educational programs both within the Medical Center and involving external continuing education programs.
B.
Provides in-service education programs for staff members and other health professionals and will provide organized drug information upon request.
C.
Participates in ongoing research programs upon request.
D.
Aids in developing and maintaining an internal Pharmacy Service training program designed to disseminate pertinent information to the staff.
E.
Prepares Pharmacy Service newsletter upon request.
F.
Prepares MUEs, formulary reviews and ADR reviews when assigned.
WORK SCHEDULE:
Monday - Friday, 7:
30am to 4:
00pm; 8:
00am to 4:
30pm; 12:
00pm to 8:
00pm; 3:
00pm to 11:
00pm.
Saturday / Sunday / Holidays, 7:
00am to 3:
00pm rotating.
Functional Statement Title/#:
Inpatient Staff Pharmacist

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