Job Overview

Summary

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 960474 

To fulfill President Lincoln's promise – "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" – by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. 

 

How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?

 

These vacancies are advertised at the single grade at which this position will be filled above the full performance level.

 

As a VA professional, your opportunities are endless. With many openings in the multiple functions of VA, you will have a wide range of opportunities at your fingertips. Not only is it the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the nation, but we also provide many other services to Veterans through the Benefits Administration and National Cemeteries.

 

NOTE:  The Professional Standards Board (a peer-review group) will review the selected candidate’s education and experience and recommend the step at which the candidate will be placed in that specific grade.  The salary is based on the grade and step approved for the selected candidate.

 

 VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply

Duties

The incumbent responds to the needs of the service in a courteous and timely manner; demonstrates appropriate and proactive interpersonal skills to achieve the goals of the; acts as a team member and is supportive of the group's effort at all times; demonstrates an ability to work under a variety of circumstances to maximize group productivity and quality.  The incumbent is directly involved in the independent design, implementation and monitoring of therapeutic drug plan to achieve definite outcomes through direct interactions with patients and providers in assigned areas; obtains, medication histories from patients and summarizes significant findings in the medical record and/or to the provider as appropriate; is actively involved in reviewing patient medication regimes for clinical effectiveness, drug selection, dosing, contraindications, side effects, potential drug interactions, and therapeutic outcomes as required.  The incumbent communicates findings with prescribers and provides appropriate alternatives to current treatment plans as needed; monitors for and reports drug error, adverse drug reactions, allergies, and patient compliance issues; documents findings per facility procedures; able to apply a knowledge of normal laboratory values in the evaluation of patient care and recognizes significant abnormalities; has expertise in the principles of clinical pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics and is knowledgeable and able to make dose adjustment recommendations based on objective laboratory findings.  The incumbent reviews and evaluates requests for non-formulary and restricted drugs for appropriateness and compliance with established criteria where applicable; assists with medication use evaluations and other Pharmacy and Therapeutics activities; documents clinical interventions in a timely manner as appropriate; promotes and monitors compliance with national, VISN, and local initiatives, is familiar with and participates in the drug use evaluation process as needed; serves on Medical Center and/or VISN committees as requested; reviews and verifies medication orders in assigned areas as appropriate, prior to administration, for accuracy.