Job Title: Clinical Pharmacy Specialist (Emergency Department)Job Announcement Number: FZ-13-819788-RMH
Department: Department Of Veterans Affairs
Agency: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
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/ Per Year
Monday, January 7, 2013 to
Friday, January 25, 2013
SERIES & GRADE:
Full Time -
Excepted Service Permanent
1 vacancy -
Cleveland, OH United States View Map
WHO MAY APPLY:
United States Citizens
Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 819788 (Please include on all documents)
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
The Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center is a 673-bed tertiary healthcare facility which provides care to over 100,000 veterans in northern Ohio. We provide care through our main medical facility at the Wade Park campus, 13 community based outpatient clinics, and 3 vet centers. The medical center has been recognized for more programs of excellence than any other Veterans Affairs Medical Center. These programs of excellence include: Open Heart Surgery, Care of the Seriously Mentally Ill, Geriatric Evaluation and Management, Substance Abuse Care, Spinal Cord Injury Care, Medical Care of the Homeless, Domiciliary Care of the Homeless, Functional Electrical Stimulation, Advance Platform Technology, Primary Care Education, and Patient-Centered Specialty Care Education. We are a teaching hospital providing a full range of patient care services to Veterans with state-of-the art technology as well as medical education and research. Our main campus in Cleveland, OH has a full service ER for both general acute care and psychiatric care and a comprehensive reference clinical laboratory. With us, you will find a challenging, yet rewarding career experience.
- You must be a US citizen to apply for this job.
- Subject to a background/suitability investigation.
- Designated and/or random drug testing may be required.
- Occupational physical may be required.
- English language proficiency.
DUTIES:Back to top
The Louis Stokes Cleveland Veterans Affairs Medical Center is recruiting for a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in the Emergency Department Section. The Clinical Pharmacy Specialist will function in Pharmacy Service. The tour of duty will be rotating shifts, weekends, and holidays. The Clinical Pharmacy Specialist duties include:
- Planning and providing clinical pharmacy services in the Emergency Department (ED).
- Working with clinical and staff pharmacists to provide comprehensive clinical, informational, and educational services.
- Reviewing the computerized medication profiles along with communicating with prescriber to resolve problems.
- Performing medication reconciliation of patient profiles at initial transition of care from the ED to respective in-patient ward for admissions to the medical center and/or upon discharge from the ED.
- Renewing maintenance prescriptions with a sufficient supply to sustain drug therapy until the patient's follow-up appointment with their Primary Care Provider (PCP) in accordance with Medical Center Policy.
- Acting as a liaison between the ED and Pharmacy Service, including the Outpatient Pharmacy, In-Patient Pharmacy, and Clinical sections.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:Back to top
- U.S. citizenship.
- 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) OR Graduates of foreign pharmacy degree programs or those who graduated from a U.S.-based non-ACPE accredited degree program meet the educational requirement if their degree is found to be equivalent to degree programs recognized by the ACPE.
- Full, current and unrestricted license to practice pharmacy in a State, Territory, Commonwealth of the United States, or the District of Columbia.
- Must be able to lift/carry pharmaceutical supplies weighing at least 50 lbs., bending and stooping, and regular and recurring physical exertion involving standing for prolonged periods of time.
- Must be proficient in spoken and written English.
GS-13 Level: To qualify at the GS-13 level you must have completed the equivalent of 1 year of creditable experience at the next lower grade level which is directly related to the position to be filled OR board certification recognized by the American Pharmaceutical Association's Board of Pharmaceutical Specialties, OR the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists (or equivalent), OR the completion of a two year post Pharm. D. fellowship in a clinical or specialized program. When describing your experience please include your title, duties performed, and dates of employment. We will not make assumptions regarding your experience.
APPLICANTS PLEASE NOTE: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications (particularly positions with a positive education requirement.) Therefore, applicants must report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html. All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly.
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.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your application will be reviewed to determine your qualifications. Please be sure your resume and supporting documentation clearly reflect your expertise related to the following competencies:
- Expert knowledge of a specialized area of clinical pharmacy practice or specialty area of pharmacy such as quality assurance/utilization review, informatics systems, drug information, etc. This level of knowledge is usually characterized by at least 2 years of experience in a specialized clinical area or advanced training certification.
- Expert knowledge of pharmaceutics, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, pharmaoeconomics and pharmacotherapeutics.
- Advanced skill in monitoring and assessing the outcome of drug therapies including physical assessment and interpretation of laboratory and other diagnostic parameters.
- Ability to communicate orally and in writing to persuade and influence clinical and management decisions.
- Demonstrate an expert understanding of regulatory and quality standards for all medications including investigational drugs. this level of knowledge is usually characterized by at least 2 years of experience related to clinical pharmacist duties in a specialized clinical area or advanced training/certification.