Job Overview



We are people who take great pride and deep satisfaction in providing America's veterans with the best clinical care, the most innovative technology, and the most comprehensive array of benefits America has to offer.


"To care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow and his orphan."

–Abraham Lincoln

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Vacancy Identification Number: 824864 (Include on all documents)

This announcement will remain open until filled. 

NOTE:  The Professional Standards Board (a peer-review group) will review the selected candidate's education and experience and recommend the step at which the candidate will be placed in that specific grade.  The salary is based on the grade and step approved for the selected candidate.

Relocation Expenses:  Relocation Expenses are authorized for this position. 

"The Department of Veterans Affairs offers Permanent Change of Station (PCS) relocation services.  Permanent Change of Station is the relocation of a household due to government convenience in connection with a transfer between duty stations or facilities.  For more information, go to

Relocation/Recruitment Incentive may be authorized.
Guaranteed Home Buyout Option (GHBO) is NOT authorized.


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The Hampton VA Medical Center is seeking a Pharmacist to serve as the Chief, Pharmacy Service with responsibility for the planning, direction, management, and coordination of multifaceted, comprehensive pharmaceutical services.  The Hampton VA Medical Center is a 468 bed facility located in Hampton, Virginia, serving a population of approximately 220,000 veterans.  The Chief, Pharmacy Service is responsible for all administrative and professional pharmacy services for the comprehensive, university affiliated, teaching medical center. 

The Chief, Pharmacy Service establishes and implements long and short term plans, policies, and procedures, assuring that clinical and administrative programs are integrated to provide high quality patient care with optimum utilization of resources; develops, evaluates, adjusts and prioritizes programs, budget allocations, and administrative processes in order to accomplish the mission; and also serves as the Medical Center’s liaison to the VISN 6 Pharmacy Benefits Manager.  The duties of the position also include develops and maintains clinical pharmacy programs designed to maximize pharmacotherapeutic  benefits from patient outcome and cost perspectives including, but not limited to, inpatient programs on pharmacokinetics, nutrition, oncology, surgery, medicine, geriatrics, rehab medicine, acute psychiatric, pain control and research; outpatient programs in geriatrics, anticoagulation, prescription refill, polymedicine, and patient education.  Develops continuing education programs for staff to provide knowledge and skills necessary to maintain and improve their performance;  Establishes and promotes an atmosphere of unity through cooperation and integration of clinical and administrative roles, a high level of productivity, patient and staff satisfaction, and strong communication channels between various services.  The Chief is also responsible for the administration of Pharmacy Service activities as they relate to the Medical Center Research and Investigational Drug Program; publishes results of pharmacy based research projects in referenced journals; and encourages staff to present research findings at scientific meetings.