CLINICAL PHARMACIST (Outpatient)
Company: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Posted on: June 13, 2020
The Pharmacist (Outpatient) is assigned to the Pharmacy Service
at the VA Central Texas Health Care System within the VISN-17 Heart
of Texas Health Care Network. The incumbent is organizationally
responsible to the Temple Outpatient Pharmacy Supervisor. The
incumbent must demonstrate the ability to organize personal time to
ensure overall goals are accomplished in a timely manner, to
include the entering, processing, and dispensing of prescription
orders from providers accurately.IMPORTANT: A transcript must be
submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of
your qualifications on education.
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. For
further information, visit:
Title: CLINICAL PHARMACIST (Outpatient)
Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 7:30am to 6:30pm; Rotating
Weekends and Holidays.
A pharmacist in this assignment handles routine medication-related
activities in accordance with local, Veterans Integrated Service
Network (VISN), and national policies and regulations. These
include, but are not limited to: reviewing, interpreting, and
verifying medication orders for appropriateness; processing and
filling medication orders; interacting with and making
recommendations to other clinical staff regarding medication
therapy ordered to ensure safe and effective care; reviewing the
patient's medications, allergies, labs, and other pertinent
information from the medical record to identify and solve
medication-related problems; contacting providers as appropriate;
documenting recommendations and interventions; providing refill
extensions and partial medication supplies; taking health and
medication histories; performing medication reconciliation;
providing drug information; assisting in formulary management
including therapeutic substitutions, nonformulary reviews and
medication usage evaluations; documenting and assessing adverse
drug events (ADEs); assisting in medical emergencies; providing
oversight of technical staff in all aspects of medication
** If patient needs arise, the incumbent of the above position may
be reassigned within VA Central Texas HealthCare System. **
This is a BARGAINING UNIT position.
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required.To qualify for this
position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date
of this announcement (06/26/2020).
- Citizenship: Citizen of the United States. (Non-citizens may
only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified
citizens in accordance with VA Policy.)
- Education. 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 (PharmD) 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.) -- 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
- English Language Proficiency. Pharmacists must be proficient in
spoken and written English as required by 38 USC 7402(d), and
Grade Determinations: In addition to the basic requirements for
employment listed above, the following criteria must be met when
determining the grade of candidates:
GS-12 Clinical Pharmacist (Full Performance Level)
a. Experience or Education. In addition to the basic requirements,
candidates must meet one of the following:
- 1 year of experience equivalent to the next lower grade level
- Completion of an ACPE-accredited PharmD program.
b. Assignment. Pharmacists assigned to this position must
demonstrate the following knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) in
their application documents (may be documented in Question and
Answer format on separate sheet of paper):
- 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 parameters.
References: VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G15.
The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-12.
Physical Requirements: Applicants must meet the physical standards
for the position. The work requires sitting, walking, standing,
bending and stooping, pulling an pushing and lifting/carrying of
items up to 20 to 50 lbs. and be able to maintain self control in
difficult stressful situations. A physical examination prior to
placement is required.
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