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Clinical Pharmacist

Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System - Baton Rouge, Louisiana  
Summary NOTE: This vacancy has been extended to the end ofFY2017because of themultiple positions to befilled. Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1895798
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. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans? Note: The Professional Standards Board (a peer-review group) will review the selected candidate?s education and experience and recommend the grade and step at which the candidate will be placed. The salary is based on the grade and step approved for the selected candidate. This is a bargaining unit position. Tour of Duty: Days, Evenings, Nights, Weekends, Holidays&Rotating Shifts Duty Hours: 7:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m. This position is located in Pharmacy Services Recruitment/Relocation Incentives ARE NOT authorized. Relocation expenses ARE NOT authorized. Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP) is authorized for this position and the applicant selected may be eligible to apply for an EDRP award. EDRP is awarded based upon the facility?s need. Applicant must meet established criteria to receive award. Award is subject to availability of funding. VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority. Project Legacy Statement: Residents of Greater New Orleans enjoy one of the highest qualities of life in the United States. While we are known to enjoy many of the best restaurants in the world, more than 300 festivals, vibrant nightlife, not to mention Mardi Gras, that?s just the beginning of what we have to offer. We treasure family and community, our children have access to high-quality education, we enjoy an incredible abundance of the arts, and so much more! Here at Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System, we strive to be an efficient organization through continual process improvement and orderliness by eliminating waste in everything we do. We are generating a Lean environment of abundance and ownership, enabling us to become " one team creating the perfect patient experience " so that we may honor Veterans and their families. We?re in the process of constructing and activating a new medical center that will serve as a model for health care of the future and set the standards for patient-centered care, flexibility and sustainability. It will be a level one, 200 bed tertiary care regional referral center that is projected to serve 70,000 enrolled Veterans. The new medical center will be approximately 1.6 million square feet, with two additional 1,000-car garages for both patients and staff on a 30-acre site in New Orleans. The facility has been designed to meet the full array of VA missions: health care to America?s heroes, education, research and national preparedness. It will authentically reflect the culture of the region and be the cornerstone for the emerging biosciences industry in New Orleans. You can help us build from the ground up. Create history with us and join our team! For more information about the greater New Orleans area, visit http://www.destinationgno.com/ To learn more about Project Legacy, the project to design and build a new medical center to replace the one damaged from Hurricane Katrina, visit http://www.neworleans.va.gov/Project_Legacy.asp Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/VANewOrleans Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/VANewOrleans ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? Duties 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 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 provides as appropriate; documenting recommendations and interventions; partial medication supplies; taking health and medication histories; performing medication reconciliation; providing drug information; assisting in formulary management including therapeutic substitutions, non-formulary 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 distribution. Functions: Clinical Provides accurate information for all inquiries from patients, family members, health professionals, students, etc.Counsels all patients and providers on chug interactions, adverse side effects, food-chug interactions, compliance issues, etc.Counsels on proper drug regimens, contraindications, drug interactions, product availabilities and pharmacy policies.Provides appropriate in-service training for house staff, residents and other health care professionals.Participates on the medical center committees as assigned. Travel Required Not Required Relocation Authorized No Job Requirements Job Requirements Key Requirements Must pass pre-employment examination Must be proficient in written and spoken English Designated and-or Random Drug Testing required Background and-or Security Investigation required Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959. VA Form 10-2850c Application for Associated Health Occupation Qualifications 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. 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. 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.Physical Requirements. VA Directive and Handbook 5019.English Language Proficiency. Pharmacists must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d), and 7407(d). Grade Determination: In addition to the basic requirements for employment 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: One (1) year of experience equivalent to the next lower grade level, orCompletion of an ACPE-accredited Pharm.D. program. Pharmacists assigned to this position must demonstrate the following knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs): 1. Knowledge of professional pharmacy practice.
2. Ability to communicate orally and in writing to both patients and health care staff.
3. Knowledge of laws, regulations, and accreditation standards related to the distribution and control of scheduled and non-scheduled drugs and pharmacy security.
4. Skill in monitoring and assessing the outcome of drug therapies, including physical assessment and interpretation of laboratory and other diagnostic parameters. 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. References:VA Handbook 5005/55, Part II, Appendix G15, Licensed Pharmacist Qualification Standard. 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: Moderate lifting?up to 50?pounds, moderate carring 15-44 pounds, pushing, climbing,?reaching above shoulder, use fingers, both hands required, walking, standing, both legs required, near vision correctable at 13 " to 16 " to Jaeger 1 to 4, both eyes required (glasses okay), depth perception, ability to distinguish basic colors, sitting for long periods of time, dexterity of the hand and wrist, arm strength to perform dispensing of medication orders and emotional stability HRML No. 05-12-02, Employment of People with Disabilities, Including Under Schedule A, 5 CFR 213.3102(u)
Security Clearance Not Applicable What To Expect Next After we receive application packages (including all required documents) and the vacancy announcement closes, we will review applications to ensure qualification and eligibility requirements are met. During our review, if your r?sum? and application package do not support your questionnaire answers, we will adjust your rating accordingly. After the review is complete, a referral certificate(s) is issued and applicants will be notified of their status by email (if provided); otherwise, applicants will receive a notification letter via the U.S. Postal Service. Referred applicants will be notified as such and may be contacted directly by the hiring office for an interview. All referred applicants receive a final notification once a selection decision has been made. You may check the status of your application at any time by logging into your USAJOBS account and clicking on ?Application Status.? For a more detailed update of your status, click on ?more information.? Information regarding applicant notification points can be found in the USAJobs Resource Center.
BENEFITS VA offers a comprehensive benefits package. This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered: http://www.vacareers.va.gov/why-choose-va/benefits/index.asp.
Receiving Service Credit for Earning Annual (Vacation) Leave: Federal Employees earn annual leave at a rate (4, 6 or 8 hours per pay period) which is based on the number of years they have served as a Federal employee.VA may offer newly-appointed Federal employees credit for their job-related non-federal experience or active duty uniformed military service. This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which they earn annual leave.
Other Information It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.
This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.
This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status.
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