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Job Title: Pharmacist (Clinical Specialist - Academic Detailing)
Company Name: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Richmond, VA
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 11/09/2017
Expire Date: 01/08/2018
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Job Description
Pharmacist (Clinical Specialist - Academic Detailing)

The Clinical Pharmacy Specialist forAcademic Detailingis assigned to Pharmacy Service at the McGuire VA Medical Centerandholds a position of high visibility and represents the medical center on both facility and network (VISN) wide efforts to improve medical care. The incumbent functions at the highest level of clinical practice, working independently under a scope of practice as approved by the Medical Executive Committee or equivalent. In this role the Clinical Pharmacy Specialist functions to initiate, modify, discontinue, and monitor medication therapy and acts as a consultant for medication therapy management services. Incumbent duties include:

  • Acts as resource to the VISN Academic Detailing Program Manager and other groups when called upon such as the VISN 6Psychotropic Drug Safety Initiative (PDSI) workgroup, VISN 6 Pain Committee, Pharmacoeconomic pharmacists, and clinicians regarding educational outreach programming.
  • Identifies priority providers whereby to address AD campaign efforts, performance measures and optimize cost-effective use of medications and respective concerns.
  • Implements VISN-wide targeted campaigns to achieve identified goals and/or performance measures in a global and time-efficient manner, monitoringneeds of the individual facility and guides the site on project implementation.
  • Generates facility level reports, lists, and/or data for the as appropriate for program monitoring purposes, using multiple computer software programs and various national dashboards for management and analysis and trending of facility data.
  • Works closely with local facility groups such as the Pain Committee, PDSI Committee, Opioid Safety Committee, Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee as needed based on facility and/or VISN academic detailing campaigns .
  • Provides education based on identified performance and/or campaign areas and correlating data to targeted providers, pharmacists, and clinical teams. Assist in developing patient-targeted education to enlist patients in helping providers meet performance measure goals as appropriate.
  • Works with clinicians to identify, develop, and implement target programs. Develops and performs formal and informal education to promote these programs and gain acceptance.
  • Analyzes, describes, propose solutions, and works to implement solutions to system barriers impeding implementation of evidence-based practices. Extensive knowledge of VA initiatives, clinical guidelines, and focus areas from performance measures goals is required.
  • Works with facility data collected from various databases, dashboards, and informatics tools to analyze prescribing practices.
  • Assists with development of printed materials that can be used for detailing Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPG). Other concepts may be developed including promotional/ marketing pieces, video or audio presentations, software, and automatic electronic reminders.
  • Meets with priority providers on a regular basis in the performance of AD responsibilities.
  • Gives lectures or smaller in-service presentations related to CPG or targeted campaigns as requested by various health teams.
  • Collects facility data to track the impact of the academic detailing program.
  • Devises systems to collect appropriate data in measurement of intermediate and long-term clinical outcome data as deemed necessary.
  • Monitors the outcomes of programs, including cost-containment, healthcare resource utilization, and clinical patient information.
  • Salary:The PharmacistProfessional Standards Board (a peer-review group) will review the selected candidate's education and experience and recommend thestep at which the candidate will be placed at the GS-13 level.The recommended salary may be at any point in the range listed for this vacancy.

    Work schedule:8:00 - 4:30 PM, Monday - Friday (mayinclude weekends and holidays)

    Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Status: Exempt

    Supervisory Position: No

    Bargaining Unit Position: Yes

    Recruitment/Relocation Incentive: Not authorized.

    Recruitment Expenses: Not authorized.

    Financial Disclosure: Not required.

    BASIC REQUIREMENTS

    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. 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: , 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 VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Chapter 3, section B, paragraph 16.
    • 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.

    GRADE REQUIREMENTS

    GS-13

    One(1) full year of experience in Pain/Psychiatry,equivalent to theGS-12 level in Federal service andeligibility towork under an advanced scope of practice in the specialty area of Pain/Psychiatry.To be creditable, the experience must have required the use of knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics associated with current professional pharmacy practice.Your application package should reflect the following knowledge, skills and abilities:

    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 the areas of Pain and Psychiatry Management.

    3. Ability to solve problems, coordinate and organize responsibilities to maximize outcomes in Pain and Psychiatry.

    4. Expert knowledge of Pain and Psychiatric activities.

    5. Advanceskill in monitoring and assessing the outcome of drug therapies, including physical assessment and interpretation of laboratory and other diagnostic parameters.

    CRITERIA TO WORK UNDER A SCOPE PRACTICE

    Completion of a Pharmacy Practice or Specialty Residency with substantial component (>50%) of direct patient care activities in Pharmacotherapy. OR,

    Completion of a minimum of 3 years of pharmacy practice experience with a substantial component (>50%) of direct patient care activities in Pharmacotherapy. OR,

    Receipt of recognized board certification through the Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS) or Commission for Certification in Geriatric Pharmacy (CCGP).

    NOTES REGARDING EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION

    National Service - Experience requirements 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; religious; 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.

    Transcripts - Unofficial transcripts are required whenever qualifying based on education. Education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work. A transcript or course listing must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education.

    Physical Requirements - Required to sustain extended periods of stretching, standing and reaching in the course of his/her employment, which may involve lifting heavy items (up to 45 pounds).

    English Language Proficiency - Must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d), and 7407(d).

    Drug Testing- All applicants tentatively selected for VA employment in a testing designated position are subject to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment. Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment with VA.

    • Resume
    • VA Form 10-2850c - Application for Associated Health Occupations (Available at http://www.va.gov/vaforms/medical/pdf/vha-10-2850c-fill.pdf) (required)
    • Responses to the Occupational Questionnaire.
    • Unofficial college transcript.An official college transcript will be required before being selected.
    • Current Federal employees should submit a copy of their most recent performance appraisal.
    • Copy of licensure/certification.
    • Current VA Employees/Transfer Eligibles/Reinstatement Eligibles must submit a copy of their latest/last Notification of Personnel Action SF-50B. The document needs to be current and reflect your current status of Federal employment.
    • Veterans eligibility documentation such as DD-214 or equivalent, SF-15 and VA Letters, as appropriate.
    • Any other documentation of education/awards/training, etc. which would enhance your qualifications for the position.

    NOTES:

    • Mailed/e-mailed application packages will not be accepted. Paper application packages will still be accepted in Human Resources at the McGuire VA Medical Center in room 2K-121 from current VA bargaining unit employees ONLY. Manual submissions must be received by 4:00 PM on the closing date of the vacancy announcement.
    • Requests for reconsideration will not be considered for applicants who fail to submit a complete application package. We cannot be held responsible for incompatible software, fax transmissions, delays in mail service, etc.
    • On your resume, failure to include "month & year" on the "from and to" for each position held may affect specialized experience determinations.
    • On your resume, failure to include grade of position held for episodes of Federal employment may affect specialized experience determinations.
    Qualifications & Requirements

    BASIC REQUIREMENTS

    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. 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: , 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 VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Chapter 3, section B, paragraph 16.
    • 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.

    GRADE REQUIREMENTS

    GS-13

    One(1) full year of experience in Pain/Psychiatry,equivalent to theGS-12 level in Federal service andeligibility towork under an advanced scope of practice in the specialty area of Pain/Psychiatry.To be creditable, the experience must have required the use of knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics associated with current professional pharmacy practice.Your application package should reflect the following knowledge, skills and abilities:

    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 the areas of Pain and Psychiatry Management.

    3. Ability to solve problems, coordinate and organize responsibilities to maximize outcomes in Pain and Psychiatry.

    4. Expert knowledge of Pain and Psychiatric activities.

    5. Advanceskill in monitoring and assessing the outcome of drug therapies, including physical assessment and interpretation of laboratory and other diagnostic parameters.

    CRITERIA TO WORK UNDER A SCOPE PRACTICE

    Completion of a Pharmacy Practice or Specialty Residency with substantial component (>50%) of direct patient care activities in Pharmacotherapy. OR,

    Completion of a minimum of 3 years of pharmacy practice experience with a substantial component (>50%) of direct patient care activities in Pharmacotherapy. OR,

    Receipt of recognized board certification through the Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS) or Commission for Certification in Geriatric Pharmacy (CCGP).

    NOTES REGARDING EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION

    National Service - Experience requirements 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; religious; 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.

    Transcripts - Unofficial transcripts are required whenever qualifying based on education. Education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work. A transcript or course listing must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education.

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