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    A Pharmacist serves as a representative of the Pharmacy Service in a variety of positions throughout the Medical Center. The practice of Pharmacy consists of direct and indirect patient care, drug therapy monitoring, and patient education. A Pharmacist is specially prepared by education and experience (i.e., license, continuing education, etc.) to skillfully apply a knowledge of pharmacology and therapeutics in the clinical management of patients.

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    • Subsequent to the establishment of a working diagnosis and initial treatment plan by the patient's provider(s) and in accordance with accepted standards of practice or the pharmacological management guidelines established by the Medical Advisory Panel (MAP):
    • Monitors therapy on an ongoing basis to assess therapeutic outcomes, adverse effects and compliance.
    • Analyzes laboratory data to rule out drug interferences.
    • Appropriately refers patients to primary or specialty care.
    • Adjusts or enters medications by discontinuing and/or generating new/renewed prescriptions for items other than Controlled Substances with the verbal or written approval of a physician or authorized prescriber.
    • Takes appropriate measures to ensure that therapy is continued for those patients who are followed at NAVAHCS, its affiliated clinics and at other VA facilities.
    • Responsible for the safe and appropriate distribution or dispensing of medications with the Pharmacy Service ward stock, automated dispensing units and ambulatory care medication management systems. Within each system, the incumbent will ensure that all Pharmacy Service and other regulatory policies are compliant within regards to medication labeling, inventory management, formulary management, PBM initiative, equipment maintenance and timeliness of service. The incumbent provides guidance for Pharmacy support staff in the conduct of these distributive functions.
    • The incumbent assumes responsibility for oversight of the Outpatient and/or Control Substance Vaults in the absence of either supervisor. The incumbent's responsibility will include but are not limited to supervision of both professional and technical staff assigned to either of these clinical areas.
    • Conducts medication reconciliation, documents allergy and adverse drug reaction information, and evaluates medication orders for appropriateness.
    • Organizes daily workload to assure optimum, accurate and efficient completion of medication orders. Fills and issues ward or clinic orders for drugs and narcotics as necessary and maintains records accurately.
    • The incumbent is responsible for inventory control of all control substances. Conducts at a minimum, a total inventory counts every 72 hours.
    • Incumbent is responsible for verifying. Responsible for contributing to and reviewing pharmacy policies, as it pertains to the position.
    • Participates in various medical center councils, committees, performance improvement teams, as assigned. Provides sound arguments that influence clinical and management decision. Attends and/or participates in Pharmacy Service and sections meetings.ng the repackaging of control substances.
    Work Schedule: Sunday- Saturday,7 days on 7 days off completely overnight shifts.
    Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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