The Oncology/Hematology Clinical Pharmacy Specialist (CPS) must be a licensed pharmacist, preferably with a Pharm.D. or equivalent experience. The incumbent will be credentialed and will function at the highest level of clinical practice working independently based on their scope of practice as a mid-level provider performing comprehensive pharmaceutical care. These activities include providing consultative/ referral services for intensive medication therapy management (MTM) services. Major Duties Oncology/Hematology Program Services: Serves as a mid-level provider by directing therapy; ordering lab tests; performing physical assessments; and initiating, modifying and discontinuing medications as defined within the Clinical Pharmacy Specialist's scope of practice (SOP). The incumbent will be evaluated through Clinical Pertinence Review for SOP. Orders and consults will be accurate and appropriately documented. Physicians or other appropriate health care professionals are contacted when necessary. Patient care will be appropriately and accurately documented. Responsible for Oncology/Hematology pharmacy activities involving highly innovative methods of health care delivery in clinic and through telehealth. Participates in a patient-focused, team-based multi-disciplinary model of patient centered care to promote positive patient outcomes through direct and indirect interaction with patients and providers. Conducts intensive medication therapy management for oncology/hematology patients to include, but not limited to anemia management, renal and hepatic dosing, adverse drug reaction/side effect management, pharmacokinetics, pain management, and palliative care. Provides drug information, observations on patient response to therapy, and develops appropriate treatment plans regarding treatment alternatives or additional interventions to maximize patient care outcomes taking into consideration choice of therapy, safety, efficacy, and pharmacoeconomics Ambulatory Care and Inpatient Pharmacy Program Services: Maintains work flow patterns that assure timely delivery of ambulatory oncology care and Inpatient pharmacy services, ensures accurate dispensing and record keeping documentation, and oversees technical and nonprofessional staff in the outpatient pharmacy setting. Effectively organizes workload, solves problems, and achieves established goals. Participates in quality improvement activities, pharmacoeconomic initiatives (e.g., drug conversions), committees, and workgroups in support of the pharmacy service strategic plan in all areas of the pharmacy with a focus on oncology/hematology related issues or areas. Provides patient care utilizing an advanced in-depth knowledge of oncology/hematology specialized areas of pharmacy practice. Oversees day-to-day maintenance and operation of pharmacy equipment and automation in the decentralized hazardous pharmacy compounding areas. Assists in assuring that the oncology/hematology pharmacy program is compliant with all regulatory and accrediting body requirements (i.e., Joint Commission, FDA, ASHP, OIG etc). Education: Assists in the training of pharmacy employees, pharmacy residents and Pharm.D. students in coordination with the Clinical Pharmacy Program Manager, Primary Care and Education. The incumbent develops appropriate rotations and learning opportunities for pharmacists, pharmacy residents and/or pharmacy students. Precepts trainees in advanced clinical pharmacy practice areas. These learning experiences will be documented and evaluated appropriately and timely. Collaborates with the Inpatient and Clinical Pharmacy Program Managers on pharmacy training and development, to promote the learning experience and improve the performance of pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, pharmacy residents and students. This includes providing oncology/hematology related training and competency validation for pharmacist assigned to cross-cover these duties. Work Schedule: Full Time, Days with potential of evenings (Tour of duty will be further discussed) Financial Disclosure Report: Not required This position is a Temporary Position which can be terminated at any time based on funding or the needs of the agency.
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.