Clinical Pharmacy Specialist (CLC/Hospice/Palliative Care)

The Clinical Pharmacy Specialist functions at the highest level of clinical practice, working independently in the Community Living Center (CLC) with prescribing privileges under a scope of practice in the acute care setting.
They must be a licensed pharmacist with a Pharm.
, preferably with an accredited residency in Geriatrics, or equivalent experience demonstrating competency in this area.
The Clinical Pharmacy Specialist is fully responsible for planning, developing and maintaining highly innovative and progressive pharmacy programs in the CLC unit and for hospice/ palliative care patients by implementing rational cost effective drug therapy to improve patient outcomes.
Duties include, but are not limited to:
o Designing, implementing, assessing, monitoring and documenting therapeutic plans o Helping achieve positive patient-centric outcomes through direct and indirect interactions with patients, providers and interdisciplinary teams o Ordering laboratory tests to help determine efficiency and toxicity of medication therapy o Assists with clinical education activities, provides drug information, contributes to medication use evaluation (MUE) activities, and provides support to the Medication management Committee (MMC) o Performs required monthly chart reviews for CLC patients to assure all regulatory requirements pertaining to medication management are met o Manages inpatient Warfarin dosing and monitoring by initiating dose changes, ordering labs and documenting activity in CPRS o Exhibits a high degree of accuracy in all areas of drug accountability o Ability to respond to a disaster should the drug cache need to be activated.
Knowledge of emergency preparedness requirements and types of drugs used to treat specific types of exposures related to disaster o Assures all departmental business is maintained under appropriate levels of confidentiality o Participates in the development and enforcement of Pharmacy and Health System policies and procedures o Assists in developing and maintaining a cooperative working relationship with other departments such that the overall activities and scope of pharmacy services rendered are carried out efficiently o Serves as a preceptor to pharmacy residents and pharmacy students during rotations o Independently designs, secures funding (only when possible) and conducts clinical research within the scope of Anticoagulation or Specialty Practice o Maintains the security of the pharmacy, making sure that only pharmacy employees, residents, volunteers, students or other authorized VA employees are allowed access into the pharmacy areas o Adheres to all medical center and departmental policies and regulations o Develops and promotes a "can do" resourcefulness helping patients, relatives, staff members and others within and between services by providing information in a professional, dependable, reliable and timely manner to facilitate accomplishing deadlines Work Schedule:
Rotating shifts including nights, weekends, and holidays Functional Statement Title:
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist- Community Living Center & Hospice/ Palliative Care Relocation Expenses:
Relocation expenses are not authorized for this position

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