Pharmacist ( Clinical Specialist Oncology Program Manager)
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Asheville, North Carolina, North Carolina
Internal Number: 745421100
The Oncology Clinical Pharmacist Specialist is located in the Pharmacy Service at the Charles George VA Medical Center, Asheville, NC. The Clinical Pharmacist Specialist (CPS) functions at the highest level of clinical practice and top of licensure and serves as an advanced practice provider working independently with prescribing privileges as outlined in the individual's practice area-based scope of practice. 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.) Education: (1) 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 (2) 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. English Language Proficiency: Pharmacists must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d), and 7407(d). Grandfathering Provisions: All licensed pharmacists employed in VHA in this occupation on the effective date of this qualification standard 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. Note: May qualify based on being covered by the Grandfathering Provision as described in the VA Qualification Standard 5005/55 Part II, Appendix G15 for this occupation; (only applicable to current VHA employees who are in this occupation and meet the criteria. Grade Determinations: GS-13-In addition to the GS-12 requirements, must have 1 year of experience equivalent to the next lower grade level. 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 their program area. 3. Ability to solve problems, coordinate and organize responsibilities to maximize outcomes in their program area or area of clinical expertise. 4. Expert knowledge of a specialized area of clinical pharmacy practice or specialty area of pharmacy. 5. Advanced skill in monitoring and assessing the outcome of drug therapies, including physical assessment and interpretation of laboratory and other diagnostic parameters. Preferred Experience: PGY1 plus PGY2 in Oncology as well as Board Certified Oncology Pharmacist (BCOP). References: VA Handbook 5005/5, Part II, Appendix G15, Licensed Pharmacist Qualification Standard. The full performance level of this vacancy is 13. Physical Requirements: See VA Directive and Handbook 5019. ["VA Careers - Pharmacy: https://youtube.com/embed/Fn_ickNBEwsAs a Pharmacist (Clinical Specialist) the duties includes, but are not limited to the following: Initiates and provides clinical pharmacy services in the Oncology Clinic. Provides advanced pharmacology and therapeutics consultation to the Medical Center professional staff regarding oncologic pharmacotherapies. Evaluates non-formulary drug use through in-depth evaluation of patient condition and recommends alternatives when indicated. Obtains medication histories from patients and summarizes significant findings. These findings are documented in progress notes in the electronic medical record and are communicated to the patient care team. Identifies actual and potential drug-related problems that may affect ambulatory care patients and acts to achieve problem resolution. Works collaboratively with clinical pharmacist specialists and patient care team in an effort to achieve continuity of care. Weighs the risk: benefit ratio of various therapeutic alternatives, develops a therapeutic plan utilizing the cost-effective pharmacologic treatment modalities available and institutes the plan or communicates the plan to the patient's primary care provider(s). Develops individualized dosing regimens based on the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of the drug(s) employed and patient condition and institutes the regimen or makes appropriate recommendations to the primary care provider(s). Develops rational alternative treatment plans in cases where the initial plan fails to achieve the desired therapeutic result and communicates this with the primary care providers. Educates patients on the proper use and care of their medications and medication refill procedures. Evaluates and ensures optimal medication regimens through analysis of medication profiles, laboratory data, medical and social data and direct patient observation or interaction. Assists in the collection, reporting and assessment of Adverse Drug Reactions. Work Schedule: 8:00am to 4:30pm, Monday-Friday Telework: Ad Hoc Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Functional Statement # 000000 Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required"]
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