Clinical Pharmacy Specialist Job in Poplar Bluff, Missouri – Department of Veterans Affairs



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Clinical Pharmacy Specialist – Poplar Bluff, Missouri
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs
Job ID: 10709
Start Date: 10/25/2018
End Date: 11/08/2018

Qualification Summary
Basic Requirements: United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
Education: 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. 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).
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. For GS-13, a copy of current, active license is required.
English Language Proficiency: Pharmacists must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d) and 7407(d). Preferred Experience: Desirable candidates will be able to demonstrate experience managing mental health conditions and interfacing with providers, including Physicians, Physician Assistants, ARNPs in the design of the veteran’s treatment regimen to achieve optimization of rational and cost-effective drug therapy. Desirable candidates will have demonstrable experience conducting formal and clinical education in the areas of Geriatrics and Psychiatry to pharmacists in training. A PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency and a PGY-2 Specialty Practice Residency are highly desirable as is research leading to peer reviewed publications Board Certification in a pharmacotherapy specialty area would provide additional evidence of clinical skills. Grade Determinations: GS-13 Experience. To qualify for GS -13 applicants must meet the GS-12 requirements, have one (1) year of experience equivalent to the next lower grade level or have completed an ACPE-accredited College or School of PharmacyPharm.D. program, and demonstrate the following Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA’s) 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. Clinical Pharmacy Specialist: The clinical pharmacy specialist (CPS) functions at the highest level of clinical practice, works independently under their scope of practice as defined by the individual medical center to directly care for patients. A CPS plays a defined role in budgetary execution and serves as a mid-level provider who functions to initiate, modify or discontinue medication therapy and as a consultant for intensive medication therapy management services. In addition to the KSA’s above, Pharmacists assigned to this position must also demonstrate the following KSA’s: a. Ability to communicate orally and in writing to persuade and influence clinical and management decisions. b. Expert understanding of regulatory and quality standards for their program area. c. Ability to solve problems, coordinate and organize responsibilities to maximize outcomes in their program area or area of clinical expertise. d. Expert knowledge of a specialized area of clinical pharmacy practice or specialty area of pharmacy. e. Advanced skill in monitoring and assessing the outcome of drug therapies, including physical assessment and interpretation of laboratory and other diagnostic parameters. References: VA Handbook 5005 The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-13. Physical Requirements: The work requires regular and recurring exertion, involving standing/sitting for prolonged periods of time, lifting/carrying of pharmaceutical supplies weighting up to 50 lbs, and bending/stooping. The work may entail repetitive wrist movement while using various size syringes, vial cap removal, and typing.

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