The Harry S. Truman Veterans' Hospital in Columbia, Missouri, is recruiting for a Clinical Pharmacist (Chemotherapy and Research). This position is assigned to Pharmacy Service and reports to the Chief of Pharmacy. Applicants pending the completion of educational or certification/licensure requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met. 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. 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. OR, 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. English Language Proficiency: Pharmacists must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d), and 7407(d). May qualify based on being covered by the Grandfathering Provision as described in the VA Qualification Standard for this occupation (only applicable to current VHA employees who are in this occupation and meet the criteria). All licensed pharmacists employed in VHA in this occupation on the effective date of June 7, 2012 are considered to have met all qualification requirements for the title, series and grade held, including positive education and licensure/certification/registration that are part of the basic requirements of the occupation. Grade Determinations: GS-12: Experience or Education: One year of experience equivalent to the next lower grade level, or completion of an ACPE-accredited Pharm.D. program. AND Applicant must demonstrate the following knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs): 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. Preferred Experience: 1. Experience with investigational drug accountability and dispensing. 2. Experience with chemotherapy compounding under USP 797 and 800 compliant standards, and expertise in performing independent double-verification. References: VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G15. The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-12. The actual grade at which an applicant may be selected for this vacancy is GS-12. Physical Requirements: Moderate lifting (15-44 pounds), Light carrying (under 15 pounds),Straight pulling (8 hours), Pulling hand over hand (8 hours), Reaching above shoulder, Use of fingers with both hands, Far vision correctable in one eye 20/20and to 20/40 in the other, Ability to distinguish basic colors, Mental and Emotional Stability required. ["VA Careers - Pharmacy: https://youtube.com/embed/Fn_ickNBEws The incumbent performs investigational drug service for the Research Dept., providing medication related counseling, electronic order finishing, prescription trouble-shooting, and referral to appropriate providers for investigational drug studies. Additionally performs chemotherapy compounding activities within the Specialty Care Service; providing medication related counseling, electronic order finishing, prescription trouble-shooting, hazardous drug compounding, and independent double verification. Responsible for handling routine medication-related activities in accordance with local, Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN) and national polices and regulations. The clinical pharmacist is the medication expert in all assigned areas, functions as a consultant to other health care professionals and manages medication therapy across the continuum of care. Plans, implements and operate drug monitoring and utilization programs as assigned. Responsible for developing, providing, and supporting educational programs of the Service and Medical Center. * Exhibits initiative and resourcefulness in managing assigned workload. * Provides high quality, patient centric care using evidence-based medicine to ensure safe, effective and efficient medication therapy. * Interacts professionally with all customers * Incorporates the VHA mission, vision and goals into own priorities and practice * Maintains current, comprehensive knowledge of evidence-based practices and actively pursues opportunities for continuous professional development. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday; various day shift options. Telework: Available: Ad-Hoc - As needed but is expected to be onsite most days. Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Functional Statement #: 000000 Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required"]
OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise "To care for those who have served in our nation's military and for their families, caregivers, and survivors" - 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 whole health care to Veterans?Readying Warriors and Caring for Heroes! This position is located within Surgical Services at the CAPT James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center (FHCC) in North Chicago, IL. The FHCC is a first-of-its-kind partnership between the Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA), and Department of Navy (DoN)/Department of Defense (DoD). It is larger than just a single facility, but rather it is a fully-integrated medical care facility with a single combined VA and Navy mission. The combined mission of the FHCC means active duty military and their family members, military retirees, and eligible veterans receive health care at this facility.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. Join the FHCC team of energetic, career-minded professionals! For additional information, click onhttp://www.lovell.fhcc.va.gov/index.asp.