Job Overview

Summary

Augusta Georgia is the home of the world renowned 'Masters' golf tournament.  If golf is not one of your favorite sports, Augusta and neighboring areas, offer a myriad of other sporting events to enjoy. Augusta also offers a multitude of cultural events including the Augusta Symphony and the Augusta Theater Company.

The Augusta Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center is a two-division Medical Center that provides tertiary care in medicine, surgery, neurology, psychiatry, rehabilitation medicine, and spinal cord injury.  The Medical Center is affiliated with the Georgia Health Sciences University, Augusta, GA and as such integrates teaching, research, and advanced patient care, making it an attractive academic medical center.  This facility offers a full spectrum of comprehensive health care services, using state-of-the-art technology and innovative programs, as well as education and research benefits.

  

Mission...To do everything we can for veterans

  • Salary for external applicants will be set by the Pharmacist Professional Standards Board. (Based on the qualifications and expertise of the selected applicant)
  • Current permanent employees of the Charlie Norwood VAMC will receive first consideration when filling vacancies.
  • The first certificate can be issued a minimum of fifteen calendar days after the opening date. Certificates are issued on an unannounced periodic basis based on requests from management. Applications will be evaluated and referred for selection as vacancies occur within the organization.

Duties

This position is located in Pharmacy Service Line at Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center, Augusta, GA.  The Clinical Pharmacist  handles routine medication-related activities in accordance with local, Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN), and national policies and regulations. These include, but are not limited to: reviewing, interpreting, and verifying medication orders for appropriateness; processing and filling medication orders; interacting with and making recommendations to other clinical staff regarding medication therapy ordered to ensure safe and effective care; reviewing the patient's medications, allergies, labs, and other pertinent information from the medical record to identify and solve medication-related problems; contacting providers as appropriate; documenting recommendations and interventions; providing refill extensions and partial medication supplies; taking health and medication histories; performing medication reconciliation; providing drug information; assisting in formulary management including therapeutic substitutions, nonformulary reviews and medication usage evaluations; documenting and assessing adverse drug events (ADEs); assisting in medical emergencies; providing oversight of technical staff in all aspects of medication distribution.  The Clinical Pharmacist must be a licensed pharmacist preferably with a PharmD. Degree.  Completed advanced clinical pharmacy training (e.g. residency, fellowship or American Society of Health Care Pharmacist (ASHP) board certification in pharmacotherapy) or equivalent experience is highly preferred.