The primary responsibility of the Clinical Pharmacy Specialist (CPS) in Home Based Primary Care (HBPC) is the provision of evidence-based pharmaceutical care services through both direct and indirect interaction with patients and providers. Main duties consist of the following: The CPS serves as a provider with prescriptive authority as outlined in the individual's Scope of Practice. The CPS functions as part of the HBPC teams and is most effective when embedded within a team assigned to patients to support continuity of care. The CPS in HBPC may also consult on patients with HBPC pharmacotherapy issues in the acute care or primary care settings, if needed. Disease states managed include but are not limited to diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, smoking cessation, COPD, CHF, depression, hypothyroidism, chronic pain, anticoagulation, dementia, preventative health, etc. The CPS may provider care for patients on any HBPC team. Care will be provided through a variety of modalities including but not limited to telephone and virtual care (i.e. VVC), chart consult and in-home visits. The CPS has full responsibility to develop necessary services such as physician consultation, patient monitoring, patient counseling and medication management clinics within the HBPC setting. The CPS promotes and manages drug therapy based on current clinical knowledge that is consistent with policies established at the national, VISN, and local levels. The CPS has knowledge of all relevant accreditation standards for the practice area and functions with the team to achieve and exceed all outlined standards and metrics. Performs other duties as assigned. Work Schedule: Monday- Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm Require to work rotating shifts on weekends, holidays and required to be on call .Functional Statement Title: CLINICAL PHARMACY SPECIALIST (HBPC), GS-0660, GS-13.
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