The Pain Management, Opioid Safety, and Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PMOP) Coordinator supports VISN and Facility Pain POC/Clinical Leads in the coordination of pain management, opioid safety, and prescription drug monitoring program related initiatives and implementation of VHA and The Joint Commission standards. The PMOP Coordinator will work in close collaboration with the local pharmacy service, VISN PMOP Coordinator, Facility Pain POC/Clinical Lead(s), Facility Primary Care (PACT) Pain Champion(s), Academic Detailing pharmacists and other facility stakeholders to ensure implementation of PMOP initiatives in compliance with national policy, clinical practice guidelines, and regulatory requirements. The PMOP Coordinator will also support review of community provider opioid prescribing practices as required by the MISSION Act Section 131. The CPS promotes and manages drug therapy based on current clinical knowledge that is consistent with policies and guidelines established at the national, VISN, and local levels. The Clinical Pharmacy Specialist is an employee of their Medical Center's Pharmacy Service, to ensure they receive all professional guidance, policy, and communications regarding department missions and goals, the VA National Formulary, VISN, and local Medical Center Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee objectives for formulary management activities and patient safety updates. The incumbent will be responsible for maintaining effective intra-department and inter-department relations to meet established goals and priorities. The duties for the PMOP Coordinator may include (but are not limited to): Working in close collaboration with the local pharmacy service, VISN PMOP Coordinator, Facility Pain POC/Clinical Lead(s), Facility Primary Care (PACT) Pain Champion(s), Academic Detailing pharmacists and other facility stakeholders. Supporting a high functioning Pain Committee that includes stakeholders from across the facility, and supporting subcommittees, task forces/work groups as indicated. Developing processes/procedures to ensure implementation and compliance with national policy related to pain management, opioid safety and risk mitigation strategies, Overdose Education and Naloxone Distribution (OEND), management of Opioid Use Disorder (OUD), initiatives in compliance with national policy, clinical practice guidelines, and regulatory requirements. Supporting review of community provider opioid prescribing practices as required by the MISSION Act Section 131. Supporting OSI reviews, data-based risk reviews for opioid-exposed patients (including Stratification Tool for Opioid Risk Mitigation (STORM) data-based reviews), and other interdisciplinary pain care forums. Supporting and tracking full implementation of the Stepped Care Model for Pain Management (SCM-PM), including a high functioning PMT/Pain Clinic at the facility, and access to tertiary pain center within the VISN including a CARF accredited interdisciplinary pain rehabilitation program. Facilitating implementation of the OUD stepped care model within the facility, in particular for Step 1 of the Stepped Care for Opioid Use Disorder Train-the-Trainer (SCOUTT) program expansion, e.g., within PMTs/Pain Clinics. Supporting access to tertiary advanced diagnostic and therapeutic interventional pain care modalities. Supporting access to integrative health modalities. Supporting and facilitating veteran outreach events, inclusive The incumbent plans, develops, and carries out vital initiatives related to specific functions, concerns, projects and programs essential to the missions of the facilities, VISN, and VHA to ensure the safety and quality of patient care. Identifying opioid safety improvement and risk mitigation opportunities for facility leadership and developing strategic planning efforts in accordance with VA policy, inclusive of, but not limited to PDMP compliance, urine drug screening, and establishing population management processes for targeted risk mitigation. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm, hours may be extended or adjusted to meet patient care needs. Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Position Title/Functional Statement #:Clinical Pharmacy Specialist (Facility PMOP Coordinator)/PD000000 Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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