Functions as a pharmacy consultant to the entire Hematology/Oncology professional staff. Consultations generally cover all aspects of clinical pharmacology including the rational and appropriate use of drugs, pharmacokinetics, toxicology and the management of drug and chemical toxicities. Current permanent VA employees and Federal employees from other federal agency should apply under CBST-11299498-22-HYC The duties of the Clinical Pharmacy Specialist (Hematology/Oncology) includes but is not limited to: Provides advanced pharmacology and therapeutic consultations to the professional staff. Initiates orders for appropriate medications and diagnostic tests, and documents same in the patient's medical record. Interviews selected patients to determine medication history for potential drug interactions, therapeutic duplications, and efficacy of current medication regimens, compliance patterns and/or drug reactions and acts to resolve any problems. Analyzes the patient's medication regimen and laboratory test data for drug interference with laboratory tests and acts to achieve resolution of any problems. Ensures chemotherapy preparation processes are standardized and consistent with best practice standards. Receives referrals from staff pharmacists or directly from providers relating to difficult therapeutic problems. Provides secondary review of original inpatient and outpatient chemotherapy orders. Evaluates and ensures optimal medication regimens for patients through analysis of medication profiles, laboratory data, other medical and social data, and direct patient observation. Coordinates the Medical Center adverse drug reaction reporting program in Hematology/Oncology and provides therapeutic and adverse drug reaction monitoring on a continuing basis. Evaluates prior authorization drug requests through in-depth evaluation of the patient's condition and recommends alternatives when indicated and completes consults within established timeframes. Identifies drug related problems such as allergies, toxicities, improper dosage regimens, etc., which may require individualized treatment, adjustment of dose, or change of drug, and communicates this information to the provider. Consults with providers, may initiate changes, deletions or additions to the current medication regimen as established by existing clinical prescribing privileges and scope of practice, as appropriate, to optimize the cost: benefit ratio of the regimen. Develops individualized dosing regimens, based on the pharmacokinetics of the drug(s) employed, the renal status and other pertinent parameters of the patient in question, and makes appropriate recommendations to the patient's provider. Complete medication reconciliation including updating the medication profile to reflect an accurate, active list of VA and non-VA medications. Assists providers in developing effective, least toxic, and most economical, drug treatment plans by weighing the risk: benefit and cost: benefit of various therapeutic alternatives. Educates patients on the proper use and care of their medications including, but not limited to, any changes made in the current medication regimen. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 07:30am-4:00pm or 08:00am - 4:30pm or based on agency needs Telework: Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Position Title/Functional Statement #:Clinical Pharmacy Specialist (Hematology/Oncology)/PD000000 Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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