The facility, complexity level 3, has a small acute medicine, acute mental health, extensive long-term care, outpatient mental health rehabilitation, and a multisite ambulatory clinic program. The Pain Management Clinical Pharmacy Specialist (CPS) at the Tomah Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC) functions in the Ambulatory Care section of the Pharmacy service line. 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: Citizenship. Citizen of the United States. (Noncitizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with chapter 3, section A, paragraph 3g, this part.) English Language Proficiency. Pharmacists must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d), and 7407(d). 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: (312) 664-3575, or through their Web site at: http://www.acpe-accredit.org/. OR Must be a graduate of a foreign pharmacy degree program that meets 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). (DOCUMENTATION REQUIRED)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). 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. In addition to the basic requirements above, applicants must meet the following grade requirements. SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE GS-13 LEVEL: You must have at least one (1) year of experience equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS-12) or equivalent, which is directly related to the Clinical Pharmacy Specialist position. A clinical pharmacy specialist (CPS) plays a defined role in budgetary execution and serves as a mid-level provider who functions to initiate, modify or discontinue medication therapy and as a consultant for intensive medication therapy management services. This includes, but is not limited to, the following: designing, implementing, assessing, monitoring and documenting therapeutic plans utilizing the most effective, least toxic and most economical medication treatments; helping achieve positive patient centric outcomes through direct and indirect interactions with patients, providers, and interdisciplinary teams in assigned areas; performing physical assessments; and ordering laboratory and other tests to help determine efficacy and toxicity of medication therapy. Pharmacists assigned to this position must demonstrate the following KSAs: Ability to communicate orally and in writing to persuade and influence clinical and management decisions. Expert understanding of regulatory and quality standards for their program area. Ability to solve problems, coordinate and organize responsibilities to maximize outcomes in their program area or area of clinical expertise. Expert knowledge of a specialized area of clinical pharmacy practice or specialty area of pharmacy. Advanced skill in monitoring and assessing the outcome of drug therapies, including physical assessment and interpretation of laboratory and other diagnostic parameters. Preferred Experience: - PGY2 Pharmacy Residency or PGY1 +3 years> 50% clinical experience in Pain Management - Board Certification from Board of Pharmacy Specialties - Experience as a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist (Pain) - Direct patient care with scope of practice - Active DEA license and experience prescribing and managing controlled substances References: VA HANDBOOK 5005/55, PART II, Appendix G15 Licensed Pharmacist Qualification Standard. In addition to the basic requirements above, applicants must meet the following grade requirements. Physical Requirements: The work involves prolonged periods of standing with some walking of generally short distances. There may be occasional lifting of weights up to 30 lbs. There may be mental fatigue due to repetitive screening and interpretation of medication orders. ["VA Careers - Pharmacy: https://youtube.com/embed/Fn_ickNBEws Major Duties: Maintains clinical practice through provision of patient care during new patient and/or follow-up visits. Coordinates care for patients with other healthcare providers. Provides and coordinates pain medication management services for patients in designated clinic(s) according to scope of practice focused on chronic pain disease state management. Renews and orders medications per Scope of Practice with semi-annual clinical care review. Evaluates orders for appropriateness and drug interactions, allergies and adverse reactions, and duplicate therapy. Provides direct patient care within the Interdisciplinary Pain Management Clinic. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday; 8:00 am - 4:30 pm Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Telework: Partial or Adhoc May be Available Functional Statement #: 000000 Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required"]
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.