( 7/2005 - 6/2006 )
Behavioral Medicine Clinical Pharmacist responsible for the ambulatory clinic, intake team and chemical dependency areas for medication order processing and entry, patient consultation, provision of drug information and consultation to attending and resident staff, as well as nurse practitioners. Also, I consult when needed to the Intensive Inpatient Unit. I have a scope of practice including prescriptive authority and ability to order labs and consults as required. I precept Pharm.D. students from 3 Schools of Pharmacy for their Psychiatry clerkship rotations and am adjucnt faculty for each school. I am a member of the VA Medical Center's Pain Board and Pharmacy Service's Professional Standards Board, and am a Patient Satisfaction Ambassador. I provide patient education to the Posttraumatic Stress Disorder program (PCT) and the Depression Group. Finally, I provide a series of lectures on psychopharmacology to the Psychology Intern program at the VA. During the year i participated on VISN 22's Bipolar Guidelines Work Group for the VA.