Job Overview

Summary

VA LONG BEACH HEALTHCARE SYSTEM

Our mission:  To fulfill President Lincoln's promise – "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" – by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans.

 

YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE

POSITION TITLE:  Pharmacist (Medication Safety Officer), GS-0660-13

 

Functional Statement #: 600-013630

 

VR-683407 T38-12-22 (GM)

  

As a VA professional, your opportunities are endless. With many openings in the multiple functions of VA, you will have a wide range of opportunities and leadership positions at your fingertips. Not only is it the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the Nation, but we also provide many other services to veterans through the Benefits Administration and National Cemeteries.

VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities.  For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go to http://www.vacareers.va.gov/.

 

IMPORTANT NOTE REGARDING APPLICATION PROCESS AND MATERIAL REQUIREMENTS:

INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS will receive a rating of ineligible due to missing forms. Requests for reconsideration of ratings will not be considered for applicants who fail to submit a complete application package.  Human Resource Management Service will not go to employee personnel files for this information. If you do not submit the required documents, you will not receive consideration for this position. We cannot be held responsible for incompatible software, fax transmissions, delays in mail service, etc. 

Duties

TOUR OF DUTY: Monday - Friday, 8:00a.m. - 4:30p.m.

The incumbent will be assigned to Pharmacy Administration in support of the Medication Safety Program.  The incumbent will be responsible for all aspects of ensuring medication safety.  This includes oversight of medication error prevention and reporting, adverse drug events (VA ADERS) reporting and analysis. The incumbent is responsible for reviewing all medication management processes including purchasing, ordering, pharmacist review, preparation, dispensing, storage, administration, reconciliation, and monitoring that could lead to medication errors.  The incumbent will provide ADPAC support of pharmacy VistA/CPRS and pharmacy automation to reduce the likelihood of medication errors.  The incumbent will Chair the Medication Safety Committee.  The incumbent will develop, conduct and report Quality Assurance monitors for medication safety; serve on hospital or departmental committees as requested; participate in and maintain documentation for continuing education activities; present and document in-service education programs to pharmacy staff and other health professionals; precept pharmacy students and pharmacy residents.

 

TRAVEL, RELOCATION AND BONUS INFORMATION

           -  Relocation Expenses Are Not Authorized 

           -  Relocation Incentive Are Not Authorized

           -  Recruitment Incentive Are Not Authorized