Clinical Pharmacist – Inpatient (Non-VA Applicants) Job in Johnson City, Tennessee – Department of Veterans Affairs

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Clinical Pharmacist – Inpatient (Non-VA Applicants) – Johnson City, Tennessee
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs
Job ID: 84788
Start Date: 04/18/2019
End Date: 05/02/2019

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, or the District of Columbia. The pharmacist must maintain current registration if this is a requirement for maintaining full, current, and unrestricted licensure. A pharmacist who has, or has ever had, any license(s) revoked, suspended, denied, restricted, limited, or issued/placed in a probationary status may be appointed only in accordance with the provisions in VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Chapter 3, section B, paragraph 16. Note: Individuals who have or have had multiple licenses and had any such license revoked for professional misconduct, professional incompetence or substandard care, or who surrendered such license after receiving written notice of potential termination of such license by the State for professional misconduct, professional incompetence, or substandard care, are not eligible for appointment to the position unless such revoked or surrendered license is fully restored (38 U.S.C. § 7402(f)). Effective November 30, 1999, this is a requirement for employment. This requirement does not apply to licensed pharmacists on VA rolls as of that date, provided they maintain continuous appointment and are not disqualified for employment by any subsequent revocations or voluntary surrenders of State license, registration or certification. 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: 3-years of acute care pharmacy practice experience or completion of PGY1 Pharmacy Practice residency Grade Determinations: In addition to the basic requirements for employment listed above, the following criteria must be met when determining the grade of candidates:
GS-11 Pharmacist
(a) Experience, Education, and Licensure. None beyond the basic requirements.
(b) Assignment: Pharmacists at this grade level serve in a developmental capacity. GS-12 Clinical Pharmacist (Full Performance Level)
(a) Experience or Education. In addition to the basic requirements, candidates must meet one of the following: (1) 1-year of experience equivalent to the next lower grade level, or (2) Completion of an ACPE-accredited Pharm.D. program.
(b) Assignment: A pharmacist in this assignment handles routine medication-related activities in accordance with local, VISN, and national policies and regulations. These include, but are not limited to: 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 medication, 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 medical 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. Pharmacists assigned to this position must demonstrate the knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) listed in the “How You Will Be Evaluated” section below. References: VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G15: LICENSED PHARMACIST QUALIFICATION STANDARD, GS-0660, Veterans Health Administration. This may be found at the local Human Resources Office. For more Information about these qualification standards, please visit OPM’s website at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications Physical Requirements: Candidates must meet the physical requirements outlined in Section II and Section VI of the OPM Operating Manual, Qualification Standards for General Schedule Positions and must possess emotional and mental stability. Applicants must be able to distinguish basic colors. Ability to distinguish shades of colors. Hearing(aid permitted). Near vision correctable at 13″ to 16″ to Jaeger 1 to 4. Far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other. Use of fingers. Both hands required. Must be able to recognize fumes, smoke, or gases. Light lifting, under 15 pounds. Light carrying, under 15 pounds. Also works closely with others. The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-12. The actual grade at which an applicant may be selected for this vacancy is in the range of GS-11 to GS-12.

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