Clinical Pharmacy Specialist-Home Based Primary Care

If you are not an VA Agency Wide employee or current Federal employee you should apply under the announcement VHA-613-15-AK1297629 BU.
Incumbent will service as a member of the Home Based Primary Care (HBPC) team for the Martinsburg Veteran Affairs Medical Center.
Home-Based Primary Care (HBPC) is a home care program that provides comprehensive, interdisciplinary, primary care in the homes of Veterans with complex medical, social, and behavioral conditions for whom routine clinic-based care is not effective.
HBPC is designed to serve the chronically ill providing primary care, palliative care, rehabilitation, disease management and coordination.
A VA physician supervises the health care team who provides the services.
Duties include, but are not limited to:
Performs medication reconciliation and summarizes significant findings in the medical record and/or to the provider as appropriate.
Is actively involved in reviewing patient medication regimens for clinical effectiveness, drug selection, dosing, contraindications, side effects, potential drug interactions, and therapeutic outcomes as required and documenting those finding and recommendations to appropriate individuals and in appropriate records.
Communicating findings with prescribers and provides appropriate alternatives to current treatment plans as needed.
Meets with patient's care team in to discuss, design, and implement treatment plans.
Designs, implements, documents, and monitors therapeutic drug plans to achieve definitive outcomes through direct interactions with patients and providers in assigned areas.
Provides patient-specific drug therapy modifications to maximize patient response and minimize drug interactions, adverse drug effects, and poly-pharmacy while providing cost-effective treatment.
The assessments are based on clinical reviews and objectives measures.
The CPS will determine if a referral to the physician is necessary when disease progression occurs or adverse drug events require treatment interventions.
Orders, performs, reviews and analyzes appropriate laboratory tests and other diagnostic studies necessary to monitor and support the patient's medication therapy.
Follows-up with patients on lab or test results to discuss the plan of therapy (i.
changes in medication therapy, monitoring and evaluation, additional testing requirements, referral to primary care or specialty care physician).
Prescribes medications, devices and supplies to include:
initiation, continuation, discontinuation, monitoring and altering therapy, based on established formulary or protocols.
The CPS will consult with the supervising provider for any clinical practice area outside of his/her usual area of practice and/or not otherwise discussed in this scope of practice.
Documents information into VA Adverse Drug Event Reporting System (VA ADERS).
Local medical centers may designate a single pharmacist to follow-up on unique cases, but all clinical pharmacists share the responsibility to ensure reporting of adverse drug events is completed by clinicians.
Monitors for and reports drug errors, adverse drug reactions, allergies, and patient compliance issues.
Documents findings per facility procedures.
Reviews and evaluates requests for non-formulary and restricted drugs for appropriateness and compliance with established criteria where applicable.
Assists with medication use evaluations and other pharmacy quality assurance activities.
Promotes and monitors compliance with established drug therapy policies.
Works with providers to ensure compliance with national, VISN, and local initiatives.
Serves on medical center and/or VISN committees as requested.
Work Schedule:
00 am to 4:
30 pmFunctional Statement Title/#:
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist

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