**This announcement previously listed Education Debt Relief Program (EDRP) as an incentive. It has since been amended to exclude EDRP. No EDRP incentive will be offered for this position. ** The incumbent in this position will serve as a Pharmacist/Clinical Pharmacist within the VISN 8 Sunshine Network. The Pharmacist at the GS-11 grade level is a graduate pharmacist seeking licensure. The Licensed Clinical Pharmacist, GS-12 grade level, is a professional with knowledge and proficiency in pharmacy practices including pharmaceutics, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics and pharmacotherapeutics. The primary functions will be the interpretation and verification of physician's orders, patient medication profile review (allergy, drug interaction screens etc.) providing drug and policy information to patients and medical center staff. The clinical pharmacist also applies standards relating to all aspects of distribution and control of scheduled and non-scheduled drugs. Duties for this position at the GS-11 are provided under the supervision of a Licensed Pharmacist. Duties for this position at the GS-12 may include but not limited to: The clinical pharmacist carries out the following duties and responsibilities subsequent to 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). When finishing outpatient prescriptions and/or inpatient medication orders, reviews available medication profiles for appropriateness of therapy, contraindications to drug use, therapeutic duplication, allergies, adverse drug reactions, drug-drug interactions, drug-food interactions, evidence of drug use/misuse/abuse, compliance, and formulary adherence. Manages various actions, as appropriate, for medication orders to include: flagging prescriptions, managing view alerts, using the "hold medication" function, and generating unsigned discontinued orders using Service Reject. When appropriate adjusts 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. Adjustments are made based on review of patients' physical signs and symptoms and any relevant clinical and/or pharmacokinetic data available. Provides pharmacokinetic consultation, including dosing vancomycin and aminoglycosides, in accordance with local policy. Completes medication histories including patient interviews. Reports adverse drug events (ADE), near misses, and medication errors in alignment with VA ADERS reporting program. Participates in the medical center medication utilization evaluation (MUE) program. Enters supply orders appropriate for patient care per facility policy. Extends refills until next scheduled appointment under the provider's name per facility policy. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 3:30pm - 12:00 midnight. Will be required to work weekends and/or holidays on a rotating basis. Telework: Not available Virtual: Not available Functional Statement Title: Pharmacist, GS-0660-11 or Clinical Pharmacist, GS-0660-12 Recruitment/Relocation Incentives: Will not be authorized. Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Will not be authorized. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required EDRP: Not Eligible.
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