1. Provides the full range of clinical pharmacist services to patients in HBPC and ambulatory care. Works with interdisciplinary teams comprised of professionals and paraprofessionals.
2. Participates in interdisciplinary team meetings.
3. Responsible for patient care activities utilizing an advanced in-depth knowledge of a specialized area of clinical pharmacy practice.
4. Responsible for patient care activities involving highly innovative methods of healthcare delivery. Includes clinical privileges in assigned area.
5. Develops, plans, and implements innovative ambulatory care programs with an emphasis in total pharmaceutical care.
6. Evaluates a wide variety of patients in assigned patient care areas and makes appropriate recommendations on drug therapy. Designs, recommends, and implements pharmacotherapeutic regimens and corresponding monitoring plans.
7. Assesses the appropriateness of prescription orders. Verifies new prescription orders for name of the patient, drug, formulary availability or status, drug dose, quantity, indications, directions, and number of refills. Also verifies that all appropriate laboratory tests or other monitoring tests are completed before the prescription is processed.
8. Processes pending orders.
9. Performs medication reviews for indication, effectiveness, safety, compliance, drug interactions, therapeutic duplications, and adverse drug events.
10. Provides medication counseling to patients, caregivers, etc.
11. Provides clinical pharmacy consultations to professional staff on the pharmaceutics, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, and pharmacotherapeutics of pharmaceutical products.
1. Establishes and maintains good work flow patterns to keep outpatient prescription waiting time to an average of 30 minutes or less.
2. Checks inpatient and outpatient prescriptions/orders that are filled by pharmacy technicians ensuring their accuracy and completeness prior to dispensing/administration. Assists in identifying, distributing, and balancing workload and tasks among pharmacy technicians.
3. Effectively organizes workload, plans short and long range objectives, solves problems, and achieves goals within budget and staffing constraints.
4. Participates in quality assurance activities related to pharmacy issues.
1. Responsible for complying with all applicable Federal, VA, and GLA regulations, policies, and procedures pertaining to controlled substance accountability and drug accountability for pharmacy.
2. Complies with Joint Commission, CAP, CARF, and any other accreditation/regulatory requirements in connection with pharmacy.
3. Ensures assigned administrative projects and reports are submitted in a timely fashion.
4. Uses discretion in appropriately safeguarding confidential information.
5. Effectively utilizes the VISTA/CPRS computer system as well as automated pharmacy equipment.
1. Provides teaching to pharmacy trainees including residents, pharmacy students, and pharmacy technician students.
2. Provides formal and informal education and inservices to pharmacy, medical, nursing, and other healthcare staff.
3. Collaborates with the Manager, Pharmacy Training and Development, to promote the learning experience and improve the performance of all levels of pharmacy staff.
4. Participates in all aspects of training such as conducting on-the-job training and monitoring performance.
5. Develops and conducts patient education classes.
1. Works with researchers on protocol requirements and investigational record keeping. Assists in protocol development and implementation as needed.