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Job Title: Inpatient Mental Health Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
Company Name: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Roseburg, OR
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 08/04/2018
Expire Date: 10/03/2018
Job Categories: Finance/Economics, Healthcare, Practitioner and Technician, Human Resources, Information Technology, Research & Development, Medical, Nonprofit and Volunteer Services
Job Description
Inpatient Mental Health Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
Clinical:
The CPS works in the 20 bed locked dementia unit, 10 bed acute psychiatric unit, and 20 bed residential rehabilitation treatment program for substance abuse and PTSD as well as assist with the appropriate and safe use of benzodiazepine and opioid controlled substance prescribing.
The CPS uses advanced knowledge of pharmaceutics, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics and pharmacotherapeutics.
The CPS is responsible for the evaluation, monitoring and medication management of Veterans referred by consult to the clinical pharmacy specialist for chronic disease state management.The CPS is actively involved in reviewing patient mediation regimens for drug selection, dosing, contraindications, side effects, potential drug interactions, cost-effectiveness and therapeutic outcomes as appropriate.
The CPS will monitor for and report mediation errors, adverse drug reactions, allergies and patient compliance/adherence issues, document findings in accordance with facility policies and procedures. When assessing or providing patient care the CPS will consider the age, literacy level and learning barriers (e.g. low vision, hard of hearing, dementia, etc.) of the patient as it relates to his/her ability to understand and follow directions, provide objective self-assessment or any other pertinent factors which may affect the Veteran's overall treatment plan.
Administrative:
The CPS participates and/or supports Pharmacy Service-initiated cost/benefit programs in support of VA efforts at maintaining stewardship of resources.
The CPS participates in the Pharmacy Service Ongoing Performance Practice Evaluation process as stipulated by VHA Directives 2008-043 and 2010-025 for clinical pharmacists providing direct patient care under a scope of practice.
Education:
The CPS will assume an active role in the overall pharmacy training program including pharmacy students, residents and professional and non-professional staff members, and actively participates in all clinical pharmacy activities (e.g. staff development, clinical pharmacy meetings, etc.)
The CPS will effectively instruct patient and family members in the appropriate use of medications and medical devices and is able to adjust communication and tracking methods based on age, literacy level and learning barriers (e.g. low vision, hard of hearing, dementia, etc.)

Work Schedule: 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday
Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required.

Basic Requirements:
  • United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
Pharmacists assigned to this position must demonstrate the following KSAs according to VA Qualification Standards:
  • a. Ability to communicate orally and in writing to persuade and influence clinical and management decisions.
    b. Expert understanding of regulatory and quality standards for their program area.
    c. Ability to solve problems, coordinate and organize responsibilities to maximize outcomes in their program area or area of clinical expertise.
    d. Expert knowledge of a specialized area of clinical pharmacy practice or specialty area of pharmacy.
    e. Advanced skill in monitoring and assessing the outcome of drug therapies, including physical assessment and interpretation of laboratory and other diagnostic parameters.
Preferred Experience: Completion of PGY-1 Residency Program
Specialized training in Mental Health Pharmacotherapy
Advanced certification (e.g. Board Certified Psychiatric Pharmacist, BCPP)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: Completion of an ACPE-accredited Pharm.D. program.
One year of experience equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS-12).
The full performance level is GS-13.

Physical Requirements: Moderate lifting 15-44 pounds; moderate carrying 15-44 pounds; reaching above shoulder; use of fingers, both hands required, walking up to 4 hours per day; standing up to 6 hours per day, repeated bending up to 2 hours, ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4; far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and 20/40 in the other; ability to distinguish basic colors; ability to distinguish shades of colors; hearing (aids permitted).

Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process.


References: VA Handbook 5005/55 Part II Appendix G15. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office

The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-13. The actual grade at which an applicant may be selected for this vacancy is in the range of GS-12 to GS-13.

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To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

  • 10-2850C
  • Resume
  • Transcript


VA Form 10-2850c Application for Associated Health Occupations can be found at: http://www.va.gov/vaforms/search_action.asp?FormNo=2850&tkey=&Action=Search.

The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. Please use this checklist to ensure you have included all documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), SF-50's, documentation to support Veterans Preference or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees).

  • Cover Letter
  • DD-214
  • 10-2850C
  • Resume
  • Transcript


Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), 10pt (CP/CPS/XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP) in the questionnaire. You must provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) which shows dates and character of service (honorable, general, etc.). If you are currently serving on active duty and expect to be released or discharged within 120 days you must submit documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), and dates of impending separation. Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veteran Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. Documentation is required to award preference. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.
Qualifications & Requirements
Basic Requirements:
  • United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
Pharmacists assigned to this position must demonstrate the following KSAs according to VA Qualification Standards:
  • a. Ability to communicate orally and in writing to persuade and influence clinical and management decisions.
    b. Expert understanding of regulatory and quality standards for their program area.
    c. Ability to solve problems, coordinate and organize responsibilities to maximize outcomes in their program area or area of clinical expertise.
    d. Expert knowledge of a specialized area of clinical pharmacy practice or specialty area of pharmacy.
    e. Advanced skill in monitoring and assessing the outcome of drug therapies, including physical assessment and interpretation of laboratory and other diagnostic parameters.
Preferred Experience: Completion of PGY-1 Residency Program
Specialized training in Mental Health Pharmacotherapy
Advanced certification (e.g. Board Certified Psychiatric Pharmacist, BCPP)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: Completion of an ACPE-accredited Pharm.D. program.
One year of experience equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS-12).
The full performance level is GS-13.

Physical Requirements: Moderate lifting 15-44 pounds; moderate carrying 15-44 pounds; reaching above shoulder; use of fingers, both hands required, walking up to 4 hours per day; standing up to 6 hours per day, repeated bending up to 2 hours, ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4; far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and 20/40 in the other; ability to distinguish basic colors; ability to distinguish shades of colors; hearing (aids permitted).

Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process.


References: VA Handbook 5005/55 Part II Appendix G15. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office

The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-13. The actual grade at which an applicant may be selected for this vacancy is in the range of GS-12 to GS-13.
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