Our service aids VA hospitals in achieving compliance with regulations related to overnight pharmacy staffing at a fraction of the cost required for on-site access to licensed pharmacy professionals.
Inpatient Prescription Verification
Verify inpatient prescriptions, ER orders, and IMO orders, that have been entered into CPRS and will log-in to VISTA to check pending/non-verified orders in a timely manner during the after hours when the local pharmacy closes until it reopens, 7 days a week. WPS will provide you with a toll-free number for medial staff to request information and have access to pharmacists throughout the night.
Each medication is reviewed for the following:
Therapeutic duplications and contraindications
Recorded drug allergies
Appropriate doses, appropriate route of administration, appropriate administration time(s), and accurate directions
Order start time to ensure the final order will be active at the appropriate time and understandable to the medical practitioner administering, or to the patient taking the medication.
Clarify with the appropriate party prior to processing any pending medication not meeting standards for completeness, restrictions, lacking clinical information and those requiring consults
Using the VA National Formulary (VANF) to review pending orders and make efforts to utilize formulary agents
Outpatient Order Verification
WPS provides outpatient virtual pharmacy services for order verification at VA Medical Centers and Community-Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs). The verification and processing are done in a timely manner per VHA guidelines, to provide the patients with their outpatient prescriptions for medications and supplies.
WPS Virtual Pharmacists:
Provide virtual pharmacy services 24/7, to ensure pending orders are verified within 48 hours after being entered
Ensure that all orders in the queue are below your daily limit requirment
Evaluate each prescription order for appropriate doeses, accurate directions for the patient, and any potential contraindications, including drug allergiesand drug-drug interactions
Ensure that each prescription label provides clear and appropriate directions for proper use of medication
Access CPRS (Computerized Patient Record System) to review progress notes and evaluate laboratory test results to assist in the verification of pending prescription orders for special needs items
Execute the therapeutic interchange based on guidelines from VA PBM and VISN
Assist with the order processing of eRx sent from the IEP Processing Hub down to VISTA, and into the eRx holding queue
Long Term Care Services
Review medication regimen and communicate with the prescribing physician and nurse practitioner. Everything is documented by an electronic chart.
WPS Virtual Pharmacists:
Perform or obtain necessary assessments of the patient's health status
Formulate a medication treatment plan
Answer specific questions on drug information
Patient or POA conseling on new medications
Warfarin dosing and INR monitoring
Evaluation and management of medication side effects
Pain and psychotropic medication monitoring
Establish Long Term Care Safety Goals and Elements of Performance
Quarterly and annual medication reviews
Assist with Cerner conversion and training of the pharmacy staff
Provide consultation in implementation of Cerner and associated software and hardware package within the VISTA and CPRS
Assist in preparation of CPRS version 32 and future updates
Provide data analytics services
Local pharmacy drug file clean up
Assist to build IV quick code and template for CPRS and VISTA
Assist supervisory personnel in developing staff training programs for VISTA and GUI applications
Assist Pharmacy Management Team to provide administrative, technical, analytical and ADP support
Provide computer education, training, and orientation for pharmacy staff, interns, externs, and residency students on Pharmacy outpatient and inpatient applications, CPRS and other database applications with proprietary software/hardware
Collaborates with ADPACS/Informatics Specialists from other services, when required to address problems that cross service lines
Serve as liaison between Pharmacy Service, and OI&T and Clinical Applications Coordinators
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13634 E. WILLIAMS FIELD RD GILBERT, AZ 85295
WPS has provided virtual pharmacy services exclusively to more than 40 VA Medical Centers and Community-Based Outpatient Clinics nationwide.