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Clinical Pharmacy Specialist

The incumbent will be involved in the independent professional and clinical practice of pharmacy in accordance with the guidance set forth in Pharmacy Service Policies and Procedures, VA regulations, and state and federal laws governing the practice of pharmacy.
The Clinical Pharmacist will work in conjunction with other pharmacy staff and other healthcare professionals to form an organized approach in the delivery of pharmaceutical care.
The following is a brief listing of duties of this position:
1.
Provides pharmacokinetic, pharmacodynamic, and pharmacotherapeutic consultation to the outpatient and inpatient professional staff.
Evaluates and provides an assessment of physicians' orders, side effects, appropriateness of route and method of administration, and drug/drug, drug/food, drug/laboratory, and drug/disease interactions.
2.
Obtains medication histories from patients, when appropriate, and summarizes the significant findings.
These findings are then documented in the medical record and reported to the primary physician.
3.
Identifies any drug-induced problems that may be affecting the patient or contributing to the need for hospitalization and promptly acts to achieve their resolution.
4.
Analyzes the patient's medication regimen for drug interactions and determines the potential for and significance of each interaction.
Incumbent acts to achieve optimal management of drug interaction problems.
Anticipates and recognizes patient problems that are a result of or will influence their drug therapy, and facilitates solutions when problems occur.
5.
Manages the medication programs of selected patients by writing orders for appropriate medications, diagnostice studies, etc.
, in the patien'ts medical record.
Your salary will be determined by the Pharmacist Professional Standards Board (PSB).
The PSB is a peer review process.
The PSB will review your individual qualifications, education, professional training/internship(s) and professional experience to determine the most appropriate salary based on your individual qualifications.


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