This Clinical Program Manager is responsible for the professional and administrative management of an assigned area in pharmacy service, plays a defined role in budgetary execution, and serves as a consultant and midlevel provider who functions to initiate, modify or discontinue medication therapy. Extensive documentation and clinical progress note writing are required of this position. S/he may be involved in research activities and precepting of pharmacy trainees. The major duties of the Clinical Pharmacy Program Manager, include but are not limited to, the following: Manages the activities of assigned Clinical Pharmacy Specialist and has the oversight of ongoing clinical pharmacy services. Assures that the pharmaceutical care needs of patients are met across the continuum of care within the scope of their clinical specialty area. Ensures implementation of performance standards, assures that clinical practice is compliant with all regulatory and accrediting body requirements. Develops policies and procedures relative to the assigned area of practice. Designs and implements orientation and training programs for staff, and develops and maintains systems to monitor the performance of staff activities. Interviews prospective candidates for appointments, recommends appointments, advancements, or promotions or disciplinary actions. Maintains direct or indirect oversight of the Pharmacy Residency Program and other educational programs if applicable to his/her area of practice. S/he may serve as a Residency Program Director (RPD) if a residency program is established at their site and if selected for the position of RPD. Coordinates all clinical pharmacy functions for his/her assigned practice area, helping to achieve positive patient centric outcomes through direct and indirect interactions with patients, providers, and interdisciplinary teams. Designs, implements, assesses, monitors and documents therapeutic plans utilizing the most effective, least toxic, and most economical medication treatment for patients consulted to his/her care and other clinics as designated by supervisor. Works independently and effectively to evaluate prescriptions and/or provider orders for accuracy, eligibility, availability, and cost effectiveness and therapeutic appropriateness; contacts physicians and makes authorized changes in orders or prescriptions as required. Demonstrates recognized expertise in the assigned area of practice for the purpose of management of several disease states specific to his/her area of clinical specialty. including but not limited to - diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, anticoagulation, COPD, and heart failure issues. Monitors and assesses the outcome of drug therapies with advanced skill, including physical assessment and interpretation of laboratory and other diagnostic procedures. Monitors patients prospectively for any deviation from the accepted treatment plan, for the efficacy of the plan, and for any adverse reaction or drug interaction occurring during the execution of the plan. Demonstrates advanced knowledge of pharmaceutics, pharmacodynamics and pharmacotherapeutics as determined by peer review. Assists the area of practice in meeting all of The Joint Commission medication management standards by having an expert understanding of regulatory and quality standards for the area of practice. Supervises pharmacy trainees and residents assigned to participate in the program. Demonstrates knowledge of the standards related to Ambulatory Care, Hospital, and Behavioral Health drug use including but not limited to, the standards established by DEA, FDA, VA, the state, and The Joint Commission. Serves as an authority on drug usage, interactions, over dosages, and compliance to medical staff, nursing staff, technicians, aides, students, and pharmacists of lower grade. Keeps abreast of changes in the Pharmacy Service (i.e. formulary additions and deletions, interdepartmental memoranda, relevant station memoranda, and policies and procedures) and maintains a general knowledge of VA, DEA and The Joint Commission regulations. Serves as a clinical pharmacy preceptor for Doctor of Pharmacy students from the appropriate affiliated Schools/Colleges of Pharmacy. Serves as a preceptor for PharmD residents and maintains a sustained record of contribution and commitment to pharmacy , as defined by ASHP. Participates in P&T Committee functions and assignments as required, e.g., ADR monitoring, medication error reporting, medication utilization evaluation activities, drug monographs/reviews, etc. Provides formal education and clinical education in the area of expertise to pharmacists in training. Participates in medication use evaluations activities, audits or quality management monitoring as designated by supervisor. Gathers data for administrative reports when assigned. Upon request, independently prepares reports or participates in pharmacy projects. Assists in preparing for special accreditations and reviews (e.g. The Joint Commission, Inspector General, etc,) and meets with reviewing/inspecting officials and pharmacy management. Participates in developing criteria for drug utilization evaluations, data collection, trending reports, and other quality assurance activities as required to ensure appropriate and safe drug utilization. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 7:45am-4:30pm Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required
Internal Number: 599161800
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