Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
Company: Department of Veterans Affairs
Posted on: May 3, 2021
This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction
Program (EDRP), a student loan payment reimbursement program. You
must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in
accordance with VHA policy and submit your EDRP application within
four months of appointment. Approval, award amount (up to $200,000)
and eligibility period (one to five years) are determined by the
VHA Education Loan Repayment Services program office after complete
review of the EDRP application. Learn more
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The Clinical Pharmacy Specialist is responsible for the clinical
and program management of pharmacy services in the Patient Aligned
Care Teams (PACT).
Duties related to this position includes but not limited to:
- Managing all clinical pharmacy services within the assigned
- Obtaining comprehensive health history including but not
limited to medication therapy, medical history, laboratory, and
diagnostic study results, and limited physical assessment.
- Identifying patient-specific medication issues including, but
not limited to, drug interactions, adverse effects, efficacy,
appropriateness, medication safety concerns and adherence
- Developing customized therapeutic plans utilizing effective,
safe, and economical medication treatments that incorporates
Veteran's preference and adherence.
- Providing comprehensive medication and disease state management
services and prescribing medications and treatments in accordance
with their individualized scope of practice and in collaboration
with healthcare professionals responsible for the Veterans'
- Educating the Veteran and caregivers on disease state
management and proper use of prescribed medications.
- Evaluates patient's ability to understand medication
instructions and provides oral and written counseling on their drug
- Ordering, reviewing and/or analyzing appropriate laboratory
tests and other diagnostic studies necessary to monitor and support
the Veteran's drug therapy as a member of the treatment team.
- Participates in quality assurance, process improvement
activities, and performance monitors.
- Provides expertise to leadership for pharmacy issues including,
but not limited to patient safety, drug shortages, adverse drug
- Other related duties as assigned.
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, May be required to work rotating
shifts, nights, weekends, holidays, and on-call.(Note: Work
schedules are determined and approved by the supervisor. The
incumbent may be required to work various shifts on a permanent or
temporary basis based on patient care needs).
Functional Statement Title: Clinical Pharmacy Specialist,
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Relocation/Moving Expenses: Will not be reimbursed.
Recruitment/Relocation Incentives: Recruitment/Relocation
Incentives are not authorized for this position.
Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP): *See "Additional
Information" section below for more details.
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this
Conditions of Employment
- You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job
- Designated and/or random drug testing may be required
- Selective Service Registration is required for males born after
- You may be required to serve a probationary period
- Subject to a background/security investigation
- Must be proficient in written and spoken English
- Selected applicants will be required to complete an online
Applicants pending the completion of educational or
certification/licensure requirements may be referred and
tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements
- United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed
when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance
with VA Policy.
- License: Individuals must hold a 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. 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
- English Language Proficiency: Candidates must be proficient in
spoken and written English in accordance with VA Handbook 5005,
Part II, chapter 3, section A, paragraph 3.j.
- Education: Graduate of an Accreditation Council for Pharmacy
Education (ACPE) accredited College or School of Pharmacy with a
baccalaureate degree in pharmacy (BS Pharmacy) ORa Doctor of
Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degree. Verification of approved degree
programs may be obtained from the Accreditation Council for
Pharmacy Education, 20 North Clark Street, Suite 2500, Chicago,
Illinois 60602-5109; phone: (312) 664-3575, or through their Web
site at: http://www.acpe-accredit.org/.
(NOTE: Prior to 2005 ACPE accredited both baccalaureate and Doctor
of Pharmacy terminal degree program. Today the sole degree is
Doctor of Pharmacy.) OR 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).
Grade Determinations: In addition to the basic requirements
above, you must meet the following grade requirements for the GS-13
To qualify for the GS-13 grade level,you must possess one year
of experience at GS-12 grade level. Examples of experience
includes, 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 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.
May qualify based on being covered by the Grandfathering
Provision as described in the VA Qualification Standard for this
occupation (only applicable to current VHA employees who are in
this occupation and meet the criteria).
Preferred Experience: PGY1 Pharmacy residency or PGY2 Ambulatory
Care Pharmacy residency, and/or Board Certification BCPS,
References: VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G15
The full performance level of this vacancy is 13. The actual
grade at which an applicant may be selected for this vacancy is
Physical Requirements: The physical demands of the work
includes: Moderate lifting, 15-44 pounds; light lifting, under 15
pounds; moderate carrying, 15-44 pounds; pushing up to 4 hours;
reaching above shoulder; use of fingers, good dexterity (both hands
required); walking, up to 4 hours; standing, 6 hours prolonged;
kneeling; repeated bending; climbing, use of legs and arms;
operation of vehicle; ability for rapid mental and muscular
coordination simultaneously; near vision correctable at 13" to 16"
to Jaeger 1 to 4; far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20;
specific visual requirement, ability to read fine print on labels;
depth perception; ability to distinguish basic colors; ability to
distinguish shades of colors; hearing (aid permitted); clear
speech; and emotional stability.
IMPORTANT: A transcript must be submitted with your application
if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on
Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S.
Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities,
schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal
employment. You can verify your education here: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/.
If you are using foreign education to meet qualification
requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency
with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education.
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