For HUDSON VALLEY (Castle Point / Montrose) applicants - EDRP is a student loan payment reimbursement program. You must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA policy and submit your EDRP application within four months of appointment. Approval, award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) are determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services program office after complete review of the EDRP application. Learn more * Qualified applicants will be referred when vacancies become available. Duties may include and not limited to: Clinical - Direct patient care activities that require a scope of practice: 1. Core functions include patient encounters for comprehensive medication management of complex patients with chronic disease states including, but not limited to, diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, smoking cessation, pain management, COPD, CHF, weight management, low complexity mental health conditions, and osteoporosis. The PACT CPS may see patients for urgent or same day patient visits including but not limited to patient medication review for polypharmacy, recent hospital discharges, and co-managed care patients. 2. Function 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 area. 3. Orders, performs, reviews, and analyzes appropriate laboratory tests and other diagnostic studies necessary to monitor and support the patient's drug therapy. 4. Follows-up with patients on lab or test results to discuss the plan of therapy, i.e. change in medication therapy, monitoring, additional testing requirements 5. The CPS solves potential problems by determining if a referral to a higher level of care with the primary care provider or specialty provider is necessary when disease progression occurs, or adverse drug events require treatment interventions. The CPS will communicate findings in multiple ways with prescribers and provide appropriate alternatives to current treatment, which impact clinical and management decisions. 6. Physical assessment as appropriate for the individual situation. Clinical - Indirect Patient Care Activities: 1. The CPS will review patient medication regimens for clinical effectiveness, drug selection, dosing, contraindications, side effects, potential drug interactions and therapeutic outcomes. Communicates findings with prescribers and provides appropriate alternatives to current treatment plans as needed. 2. Obtains medication histories from patients and summarize significant findings in the medical record and/or to the provider as appropriate. 3. Monitor and report drug errors, adverse drug reactions, allergies and document all potential adverse drug reactions and incident findings per facility procedures. 4. Applies normal laboratory values in the evaluation of patient care, recognizes significant abnormalities, and make dose adjustment recommendations based on objective laboratory findings. 5. Promotes and monitors compliance for established drug therapy policies. 6. Assist Pharmacy and Therapeutics (P&T) committee with medication use evaluations and other safety initiatives when requested. 7. Reviews and evaluates requests for non-formulary and restricted drugs for appropriateness and compliance with established criteria where applicable. 8. The CPS will work with providers within their assigned area and ensure compliance with national, VISN and local initiatives. 9. Identify patients who benefit from comprehensive medication management through population management reports and during team huddles. 10. Documents clinical interventions in electronic medical record (ie. CRPS, Cerner) in a timely and professional manner as appropriate. Work Schedule: Full time; Day tour; may be required to work evenings, nights, weekends and holidays if needed. * Qualified applicants will be referred when vacancies become available. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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