The New York Harbor VA HCS is currently recruiting for 1 Pharmacist-Facility Program Manager. The incumbent is knowledgeable of and comprehends the objectives and functionality of the clinical and administrative patient care programs and their integration with the VISTA systems in the delivery of patient care services. The clinical information system programs have a direct impact on the care and treatment of the patient. The incumbent is the Facility Program Manager for the VISTA Clinical Information system (CIS) with main emphasis on Pharmacy related packages and their interface with the Computerized Patient Record System and Clinical Procedures He/she coordinates the management of these packages with the Chief of Pharmacy, BCMA Manager, Chief Information Officer (CIO), the Chief of Staff and managers/chiefs of the various clinical services. The incumbent serves as a liaison between the Chief of Staff, Pharmacy, the direct patient care service chiefs, ancillary and administrative service chiefs, Biomed, and OI&T; regarding the electronic patient record and all clinical information system programs at this Medical Center and its outpatient clinics. The incumbent coordinates Order Entry and Results Reporting/Computerized Patient Record Systems (CPRS) programs, Clinical Procedures, Bar Code Medication Administration, and the related software packages that comprise those programs. The primary function of this position is to implement, coordinate, evaluate and manage the CPRS and Clinical Procedures programs as it relates to Pharmacy packages as well as other interfacing clinical packages. The evaluation of the CPRS programs includes extensive testing of software upgrades in a mirrored test account to decrease impact on the end user and patient care. This requires extensive clinical working knowledge of the Pharmacy packages and other clinical packages in the VISTA system. The incumbent develops, implements, validates, and maintains clinical protocols and data files used in these programs. Is a resource person to the clinical staff concerning VISTA clinical programs. These may be confined to a single service and/or extend across organizational lines. Problem solving involves consulting with service line managers/service chiefs, clinical users, vendors, and/or national program developers, to determine individual needs and develop a plan of action to correct/implement any required changes. The incumbent works with all medical center clinicians to analyze their problems and provide solutions or suggestions concerning the VISTA/GUI clinical programs. He/she implements modifications to address their concerns or issues as allowed within the framework of the VISTA information system. The incumbent also initiates regular reviews of the programs and consults with the administrative users to identify problems before they become deterrents to the use of the system. The incumbent also serves as a resource person to Pharmacy Service regarding their clinical information systems applications. He/she assists in managing of pharmacy files to improve CPRS, BCMA, and Clinical Procedures performance. He/she must have extensive knowledge and applications experience in all aspects of Pharmacy Service VISTA programs, both internally (within Pharmacy) and externally (how Pharmacy interfaces with other VISTA programs). The incumbent assists in communicating Pharmacy, VISTA clinical information systems program operational requirements and/or inconsistencies to local and national developers, to enhance future applications and/or correct any current program deficiencies. The incumbent serves as the Clinical Liaison between Pharmacy, Nursing, and Physicians staff for controlled substances, IV medications, unit dose medication, and outpatient prescriptions. He/ she reviews Pharmacy policy and procedures for accuracy in conjunction with computerized systems and processes prior to release. Serves as the point of contact for Pharmacy related orders and issues as related to CPRS and Clinical Procedures. Coordinates training and trains pharmacy staff when new applications are introduced to the pharmacy suite of packages. The knowledge base required to manage components of the CPRS and Clinical Procedures Projects requires a full time Registered Pharmacist. The expertise of a Pharmacist is needed due to the clinical complexity of the CPRS/Clinical Procedure's interface to the Pharmacy packages. Extensive knowledge of the VISTA clinical information system programs to implement new applications and to maintain desired functions is required. Extensive knowledge and applications ability for all aspects of the CPRS, Clinical Procedures, BCMA, and Pharmacy programs is required. Has a high level of expertise in understanding and implementing integral aspects of the VISTA clinical programs. Monitors clinical application package coordinators' databases to assure that they maintain an accurate, functional database in the VISTA clinical information system, since it affects all clinical users of the OERR/CPRS programs. Also may monitor the education and training of clinical staff in the use of their service specific, clinical package options. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 8am-4:30pm Telework: Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Position Title/Functional Statement #:Pharmacist - Facility Program Manager/PD21W41-O Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.
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