Job Title: Clinical PharmacistJob Announcement Number: FZ-13-832599-RMH
Department: Department Of Veterans Affairs
Agency: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
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/ Per Year
Monday, January 28, 2013 to
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
SERIES & GRADE:
Full Time -
Excepted Service Permanent
1 vacancy in the following location:
Mansfield, OH United StatesView Map
WHO MAY APPLY:
United States Citizens
Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 832599 (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 VA Medical Center is currently seeking a full time Clinical Pharmacist for the Mansfield Outpatient Clinic in the Community Outpatient Service. The tour of duty will be primarily Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. with occasional rotating in-lieu days, weekends, and Holidays. The Clinical Pharmacist duties include:
Providing patient-specific therapeutic drug monitoring and communicating relevant findings and/or recommendations to other health care providers in charge of the patient.
- Performing continuous evaluation of prescribed medications to assure optimal drug therapy.
Providing medication counseling to patients.
- Participating in reviewing charts, evaluating pertinent laboratory data, drug-drug and drug-nutrient interactions, monitoring for adverse drug effects, and screening for allergies.
- Assessing drug safety and efficacy, including evaluating physical symptoms.
- Participating in medical emergencies.
- Recommending formulary alternatives.
- Managing recalls and medication shortages.
- Reviewing all medication orders for appropriateness, drug selection, dosage, route of administration and the amount, prior to dispensing.
Filling all orders in a timely manner; reviewing patients allergy history, drug-drug, drug-nutrient, drug-laboratory and drug-disease state interactions, and assessment for clinical relevance should be performed and dealt with appropriately.
- Selecting, dispensing and filling medication orders, including the use of relevant automation and computer systems.
Maintaining adequate drug stock, inspecting drug storage areas, supervising the operation of automated dispensing equipment.
- Serving the role of the legally responsible Pharmacist with regard to the stocking and dispensing of medication by the Outpatient Pharmacy in accordance with applicable federal drug laws and VA directives.
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-12 Level: To qualify at the GS-12 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 completion of an ACPE accredited Pharm.D. program. 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:
- Knowledge of professional pharmacy practice.
- Ability to communicate orally and in writing to both patients and health care staff.
Knowledge of laws, regulations, and accreditation standards related to the distribution and control of scheduled and non-scheduled drugs and pharmacy security.
Skill in monitoring and assessing the outcome of drug therapies, including physical assessment and interpretation of laboratory and other diagnostic parametesrs.