Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Clinincal Pharmacy Specialist (Anticoagulation) in Salt Lake City, Utah
The clinical pharmacy specialist (CPS) functions at the highest level of clinical practice, works independently under their individual scope of practice to directly care for patients.
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The VA Salt Lake City Healthcare System is seeking a full-time Clinical Pharmacy Specialist to join our staff. The incumbent will serve as Clinical Pharmacy Specialists (CPS) for the Anticoagulation service, and will assist staff members with coverage of duties when needed. The incumbent will also support the Anticoagulation service during patient transition from inpatient to outpatient setting. He/she functions at the highest level of clinical practice and works independently under their individual scope of practice. The primary responsibility of the incumbent will be the provision of evidence-based pharmaceutical care services through both direct and indirect interaction with patients and providers to implement and support anticoagulation activities within the facility. They will serve as providers with prescribing privileges as outlined in their Scope of Practice. The Anticoagulation CPS is responsible for planning, developing and maintaining effective clinical pharmacy programs by implementing rational cost-effective medication therapy to improve patient outcomes. The pharmacist will promote and manage medication therapy based on current clinical knowledge that is consistent with policies established at the national, VISN, and local levels. Clinical Pharmacy Specialists ensure they receive professional guidance, adhere to policy, communications, department missions and goals, VA National Formulary, VISN and local Pharmacy and Therapeutic Committee objectives for formulary management activities and patient safety.
Work Schedule:Monday - Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm. Functional Statement Title/#: Clinical Pharmacy Specialist - Anticoagulation / 50110A Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required
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Conditions of Employment
- Subject to a background/security investigation
- Designated and/or random drug testing required
- Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
- Must be proficient in written and spoken English
- You may be required to serve a probationary period.
Basic Requirements: * U.S. citizenship:Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy. * Education:(1) Graduate of an Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) accredited College or School of Pharmacy with a baccalaureate degree in pharmacy (BS Pharmacy) and/or a 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.) (2)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). * Licensure: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 certification. * English Language Proficiency: Pharmacists must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402 (d), and 7407(d). Preferred Experience: Completion of ASHP Accredited PGY-1 Residency and a minimum of one (1) year experience in Direct Patient Care related to Anticoagulation.
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
Grade Determinations: In addition to the basic requirements, candidates must meet have 1 year of experience equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS-12).
Pharmacists assigned to this position must demonstrate the following knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs): 1. Ability to communicate orally and in writing to persuade and influence clinical and management decisions. 2. Expert understanding of regulatory and quality standards for their program area. 3. Ability to solve problems, coordinate and organize responsibilities to maximize outcomes in their program area or area of clinical expertise. 4. Expert knowledge of a specialized area of clinical pharmacy practice or specialty area of pharmacy. 5. Advanced skill in monitoring and assessing the outcome of drug therapies, including physical assessment and interpretation of laboratory and other diagnostic parameters.
References:VA HANDBOOK 5005/55 PART II APPENDIX G15. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office.
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.
Physical Requirements: Must be in overall good health.The work requires standing, walking, moderate lifting and carrying of items, and reaching above shoulders. The work also requires the use of fingers, ability to distinguish basic colors, the ability to read without strain (far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and 20/40 in the other), and the ability to hear (aid permitted). Must be able to lift 50 lbs and be able to stand up for 4-6 hours a day.
This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.
It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.
This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status.
Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), or 10pt (CP/CPS, XPP, XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP) in the questionnaire. A legible copy of your DD214(s) indicating character of service, disability certification, SF-15 (if claiming 10 pt. preference) or if you are currently serving on active duty and expected to be released or discharged within 120 days; documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation. Documentation is required for eligibility verification.
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You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
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The full performance level of this vacancy is GS 13.
NOTE:The Professional Standards Board (a peer-review group) will review the selected candidate's education and experience and recommend the grade and salary at which the candidate will be placed. For internal selectees eligible for promotion, the board will determine grade and HR will determine step in accordance with policy.
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Drug test required
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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. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
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All applicants are encouraged to apply online. To apply for this position, you must complete the application questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (ET) on 09/24/2018 to receive consideration. To preview the application questionnaire, please click on this link: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10308371 1. To begin, click Apply Online to create a USA JOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USA JOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire. 2. Click Submit My Answers to submit your application package.
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VA SALT LAKE CITY HCS 500 Foothill Drive Salt Lake City, UT 84148 US
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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/510879700. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.
Open & closing dates: 09/13/2018 to 09/24/2018
Pay scale & grade: GS 13
Salary: $112,655 to $146,453 per year
Appointment type: Permanent
Work schedule: Full-Time