U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs - Agency Wide
Clinical Pharmacist (Outpatient)
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The Outpatient Clinical Pharmacist is trained in all areas of the Pharmacy Service and can satisfactorily perform the required duties of the Outpatient Pharmacist. The incumbent is, however, assigned primarily to the Outpatient Section of the Pharmacy Service and rotates as assigned through all established tours of duty within the section. Assignments may include both direct patient care (medication management) in the outpatient clinical setting and outpatient pharmacy professional duties and administrative functions. Monitors and evaluates drug therapy and verifies physician orders by documenting patient allergies, clinical interventions, adverse drug reactions and variances in laboratory values. Is assigned various administrative and clinical projects and will be required to effectively complete tasks timely, accurately, and in a cooperative manner while working within the organizational structure of the Pharmacy Service. Is the primary professional staff member responsible for the daily professional and administrative operation of the Outpatient Pharmacy Program area. Provides information, interprets physicians' orders, dispenses medications accurately and promptly, and counsels patients regarding their medications. Participates in the Performance Improvement Program by continuous monitoring activities as assigned. Monitors workflow from receipt of prescription to the dispensing of the final product. Oversees and checks the compounding activities of the technicians. Performs opening and closing procedures as required to properly maintain drug and equipment security for the Outpatient Pharmacy. Serves as Pharmacist-in-Charge or Acting Supervisor as assigned in the absence of the Supervisor.
Full-Time, Monday-Friday, Weekends and Holidays, Varied based on facility/service needs. Rotating tour of duty.
: Education: Graduate of a degree program in pharmacy from an approved college or university. The degree program must have been approved by the American Council on Pharmaceutical Education (ACPE), or prior to the establishment of ACPE, have been a member of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP). Graduates of foreign pharmacy degree programs meet the educational requirement if their degree is found to be equivalent to degree programs recognized by the ACPE. This finding may be based on any of the following: a) A letter of acceptance into the U.S. graduate pharmacy program recognized by the ACPE, b) written certification from the Foreign Pharmacy Graduate Examination Commission that the individual has successfully passed the Foreign Pharmacy Graduate Examination, or c) a letter from a U.S. college or university with a pharmacy degree program by ACPE stating that the individual's foreign pharmacy degree has been evaluated and found to be equivalent to its Bachelor of Pharmacy degree or higher.
Licensure: Full, current and unrestricted license to practice pharmacy in a State, Territory, Commonwealth of the United States (i.e., Puerto Rico), or the District of Columbia. The pharmacist must maintain current registration if this is a requirement for maintaining full, current, and unrestricted licensure.
GS-12: Completion of the equivalent of one (1) year of creditable experience which is equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS-11) in the federal government OR completion of an ACPE-accredited Pharm.D. program.
In order for this experience to be creditable, the experience must demonstrate the following knowledge, skills and abilities:
(1) Knowledge of professional pharmacy practice.
(2) Ability to communicate orally and in writing to both patients and health care staff.
(3) Knowledge of laws, regulations, and accreditation standards related to the distribution and control of scheduled and non-scheduled drugs and pharmacy security.
(4) Skill in monitoring and assessing the outcome of drug therapies, including physical assessment and interpretation of laboratory and other diagnostic parameters.
VA Handbook 5005, Appendix G15, Licensed Pharmacist Qualification Standard.
The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-12. Physical Requirements:
Moderate lifting (15-44 pounds); moderate carrying (15-44 pounds); walking; standing; ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; near vision correctable. Subject to solvents, grease, oils, electrical energy and working closely with others.
Selected applicants will be required to complete an online on-boarding process.To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
VA Form 10-2850c Application for Associated Health Occupations can be found at: http://www.va.gov/vaforms/search_action.asp?FormNo=2850&tkey=&Action=Search .
The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. Please use this checklist to ensure you have included all documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), documentation to support Veterans Preference or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees).
When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), 10pt (CP/CPS/XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP) in the questionnaire. You must provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) which shows dates and character of service (honorable, general, etc.). If you are currently serving on active duty and expect to be released or discharged within 120 days you must submit documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), and dates of impending separation. Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 Application for 10 Point Veteran Preference with required proof as stated on the form. Documentation is required to award preference. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx .
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