A CPS functions as a member of the their assigned surgical teams, including the Surgical Intensive Care Unit and both inpatient and outpatient surgical specialties, and serves as a mid-level provider to initiate, modify or discontinue medication therapy and as a consultant for comprehensive medication therapy management services. If you are not a current VA and/or Federal employee please apply to CBSU-11173093-21-JR. Functions as a mid-level provider to design, implement, and monitor therapeutic drug plans to achieve definite outcomes through direct interactions with patients and providers in assigned areas. Orders, performs, reviews, and analyzes appropriate laboratory tests and other diagnostic studies necessary to monitor and support the patient's drug therapy. Follows-up with patients on lab or test results to discuss the plan of therapy including changes in medication therapy, referral to primary care or specialty provider. Adjusts medication regimens based upon pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic data. Interviews and/or evaluates patients upon admission and daily during hospital stay for appropriateness of pharmacological therapy and makes a pharmaceutical care plan for each patient that will be documented in the pharmacy initial assessment or progress note. Participates in daily rounds with the Surgical/SICU team and provides drug information, observations on patient response to therapy, and appropriate recommendations regarding treatment alternatives or additional interventions to maximize patient outcomes taking into consideration choice of therapy, safety, efficacy, and formulary issues. Exercises antibiotic stewardship. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 7:00am to 3:30 pm (tour of duty is dependent on organizational need) Compressed/Flexible: Not Available 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
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