U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs - Agency Wide
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist (Inpatient Hematology/Oncology)
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Planning and providing patient related clinical pharmacy and drug information services in inpatient and outpatient oncology/hematology areas and takes responsible and appropriate actions to promote optimum, most cost effective, drug therapy.
Functioning under a scope of practice consistent with skills, training, and education, and consistent with the pharmaceutical care needs in oncology/hematology.
Assisting providers with pharmacotherapy issues for patients cared for by oncology/hematology specialists and trainees.
Providing pharmacotherapy related evaluations and recommendations in multidisciplinary outpatient oncology/hematology visits.
Completing detailed medication histories, focusing on adherence or non-adherence with prescribed regiment, identifying potential adverse effects of medications taken, and evaluating overall medication regimen as it compares to therapeutic goals, and assuring that the medication list is reconciled accurately with actual medication use.
Reviewing patient profile for appropriateness, duplication, drug/drug and drug/food interactions, incompatibilities, or other drug related problems, and either makes appropriate changes to patient's medications or recommends change to the provider who is seeing the patient.
Evaluating and responding to non-formulary consult requests within 96 hours.
Developing and reviewing monographs, protocols, and/or guidelines for oncology/hematology pharmacotherapy for local, network, and national level on an as needed basis.
Documenting and reporting the occurrence of adverse drug events occurring in oncology/hematology patients.
Serving as drug information resource to oncology/hematology providers.
Instructing pharmacy residents, interns, and students as assigned.
Providing relevant medication related information to patients and health care staff as needed.
Designing, developing, and participating in programs to evaluate the quality of hematology/oncology services.
: United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
Must be a graduate of an Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) accredited College or School of Pharmacy with a baccalaureate degree in pharmacy (BS Pharmacy) and/or a Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degree. NOTE: Graduates of foreign pharmacy degree programs meet the educational requirement if the graduate is able to provide proof of achieving the Foreign Pharmacy Graduate Examination Commission (FPGEC) Certification, which includes passing the Foreign Pharmacy Graduate Equivalency Examination (FPGEE) and the Test of English as a Foreign Language Internet-Based Test (TOEFL iBT).
Must possess a full, current, and unrestricted license to practice pharmacy in a State, Territory, Commonwealth of the United States (e.g., Puerto Rico), or the District of Columbia.
Doctor of Pharmacy
Board Certified Oncology Pharmacist
PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency
PGY-2 Oncology Residency Program
: In addition to the basic requirements, you must possess at least one year of experience equivalent to the GS-12 level in the Federal service. An example of one year of experience at the GS-12 level would be working as a Clinical Pharmacist reviewing, interpreting, and verifying medication orders for appropriateness; processing and filling medication orders; interacting with and making recommendations to other clinical staff regarding medication therapy ordered to ensure safe and effective care; reviewing the patient's medications, allergies, labs, and other pertinent information from the medical record to identify and solve medication-related problems; contacting providers as appropriate; documenting recommendations and interventions; providing refill extensions and partial medication supplies; taking health and medication histories; performing medication reconciliation; providing drug information; assisting in formulary management including therapeutic substitutions, nonformulary reviews and medication usage evaluations; documenting and assessing adverse drug events (ADEs); assisting in medical emergencies; providing oversight of technical staff in all aspects of medication distribution.
VA Handbook 5005/55, Part II, Appendix G15.
The Physical Requirements of this position are concerned with the mental and physical ability of the applicant to satisfactorily perform the duties of the proposed assignment and may include requisite laboratory and other screening as required by Federal regulatory agencies. The work requires regular and recurring physical exertion. Work involves walking and standing for prolonged periods of time, lifting/carrying of pharmaceutical supplies weighing at least 50 pounds, and recurring bending and stooping.None
To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
Resume (when listing previous employment please include month and year).
Your most recent SF-50 that shows title, series, and grade.
If you have previously held a higher grade and are applying based on that grade, you must provide a copy of the SF-50 showing you held the higher grade in addition to your last or most recent SF-50 indicating proof of status. Note: Your SF-50 must reflect the grade and step information equivalent to or greater than the grade lower than the position you are applying to. This may not always be your most recent SF-50. You may need to submit more than one SF-50.
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