The Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Formulary Manager, must be a licensed registered pharmacist, Doctor of Pharmacy degree and minimum of Pharmacy Practice Residency (PGY1) or equivalent practice experience preferred. The pharmacist reports to the Associate Chief, Clinical Pharmacy Services. Functions include research, education, program management, clinical practice, and administration. The Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Formulary Manager, has full responsibility for planning and implementing multiple special program areas with the Medical Center, including the 1) local Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee, and 2) formulary management program. This includes serving as Secretary, Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee, and formulary management, including drug utilization evaluation, outcomes analysis, in-service and education, non-formulary/restricted drug consultation, cost-containment initiatives, and quality indicators. MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: - Perform drug utilization evaluations and outcomes analyses to improve the medication use process. - Participate in staff development initiatives thru in-service presentations and continuing education. - Precept pharmacy resident learning experiences and student rotations for local schools of pharmacy. - Serve as Secretary, Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee, including oversight of agenda / minutes. - Serve on VISN 5 Pharmacy & Therapeutics and Pharmacy Utilization Management Committees. - Act on behalf of Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee regarding formulary management issues. - Provide non-formulary / restricted drug consultation for Medical Center health care providers. - Lead formulary cost-containment initiatives, including the development of strategies and analysis. - Foster the development of new programs and services based on the needs of the Medical Center. - Meet formulary management quality assurance indicators and maintain associated quality reports. - Provide customer service in a manner consistent with the Medical Center mission, vision and values. - Provide pharmaceutical care for patients consulted to clinical pharmacy programs and services. FUNCTIONS: Research: Participates in research and development efforts. Education: Participate in Medical Center staff development initiatives Program Management: Serve as Secretary, Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee Clinical Practice: Provide customer service in a manner consistent with the Medical Center mission, vision and values. Administration: Assist in departmental efforts to assure continuous compliance with ASHP and Joint Commission standards, such as maintenance of clinical pharmacy-related policy and procedures. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8am-4:30pm Telework: Not Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Functional Statement #: PD000000 Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.