This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), 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. Duties, will include: Pharmacoeconomic and Formulary Management: Develop, implement, and manage programs to optimize drug therapy costs, including participation in the development of disease management programs. Monitor approved pharmaceutical manufacturers' rebate and incentive programs to assure appropriate cost savings are realized. Identify, develop and implement appropriate formulary programs and outcome assessments communicating with appropriate internal and external customers. Design, complete and report medication usage evaluations for both local facility VISN and VA PBM Medication Use Evaluation Tracker (MUET). Assist in the design and development of tools and mechanisms to document the outcome(s) and value associated with clinical pharmacy interventions and pharmacoeconomic activities. Report all up to date economic data, evaluations, assessments, formulary changes and other information associated with pharmacy interventions and pharmacoeconomic activities to Pharmacy Management on regular basis through open communication. Works with all AVAHCS Providers, Pharmacy Management, Procurement Technician and Inpatient Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in all aspects and areas of the Pharmacoeconomic and Formulary Management Program. Responsible for medication conversions. Adjudicates non-formulary medication requests/consults as assigned. Help coordinate and participate in the conceptualization, development and implementation of all Pharmacy-based medication and service-related studies and projects. The incumbent shall also participate in similar hospital and VISN based projects as directed. Performs Medication Refill Clinic duties for Veterans when needed and provides cross-coverage for other Pharmacy Managed Clinics when there are staffing shortages. Develop and implement dynamic marketing plans for the purpose of achieving multidisciplinary participation and support for pharmacoeconomic decision analysis. Clinical functions: Participate in the development/presentation of pharmaceutical product monographs and treatment protocols for the Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee and the VISN 17 Pharmacy Benefits Management Subcommittee. Monographs shall incorporate appropriate economic impact (projected and/or actual). Participate in the analysis and presentation of adverse drug event reports for the Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee. Conducts Pharmacy Managed Clinics when assigned such as but not limited to Anticoagulation Clinic and Pharmacy PACT Clinic which may include but not limited to medication therapy management for the following disease states/problems: long-term anticoagulation management for any oral or injectable anticoagulant, hypertension, diabetes, dyslipidemia, tobacco cessation, osteoporosis, pain management monitoring, congestive heart failure (CHF) medication monitoring, and Hepatitis C. Additional clinical assignments may include Clinical Video Telemedicine (CVT) and VA Video Connect (WC), Medication Use Evaluation, Medication Refill Clinic, Adverse Drug Reaction Reporting, Drug Information, Prior Authorization Drug Requests (PADR), and other clinical areas as assigned. Participate in other medication-related and service committees as assigned. Follows local policies and procedures that assures compliance with all VA, FDA, DEA, TJC, OIG, and SAIL recommendations and regulations. The Clinical Pharmacy Specialist plays a defined role in budgetary execution and serves as a mid-level provider who functions to initiate, modify or discontinue medication therapy under an approved scope of practice. Engages in direct patient care for an aging, adult population which requires the knowledge, skills and consideration of specific patient conditions. Assumes clinical responsibility for the area of practice. This will include maintaining awareness and understanding of ongoing Pharmacy programs, as well as assuring competency to perform under his/her approved Scope of Practice. Evaluates patients and provides therapeutic and pharmacokinetic consultations in a timely manner when requested. Work Schedule: 8:00am to 4:30pm; 8:00am to 12:00pm (Saturdays) Telework: Not Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Position Title/Functional Statement #:Pharmacist-Clinical Specialist (Pharmacoeconomics)/PD000000 Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required Note: This is a Bargaining Unit Position. EDRP Authorized: The VISN 17 EDRP Coordinators can be reached at VISN17EDRP2@va.gov
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