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Associate Chief Pharmacy Clinical Services Job in PALO ALTO, CA

Associate Chief Pharmacy Clinical Services Job in PALO ALTO, CA

Vacancy No. VK-17-SF-1955444-OCA-R Department Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Salary $157,763.00 to $161,900.00 Grade 14 to 14
Perm/Temp Permanent FT/PT Full-time
Open Date 5/9/2017 Close Date 12/31/2017
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Associate Chief, Pharmacy (Clinical Services)

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

1 vacancy in the following location:

  • Palo Alto, CA
Work Schedule is Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent

Opened Tuesday 5/9/2017

Closes Sunday 12/31/2017

  • Salary Range
    $157,763.00 to $161,900.00 / Per Year
  • Series & Grade
  • Supervisory Status
  • Who May Apply
    United States Citizens
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Job Overview

Job Overview


Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1955444

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.

The VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS) consists of three inpatient facilities located at Palo Alto, Menlo Park, and Livermore, plus seven outpatient clinics in San Jose, Fremont, Capitola, Monterey, Stockton, Modesto, and Sonora. These facilities provide some of the world's finest medical care and cutting-edge technology.

VAPAHCS is a teaching hospital with an affiliation with the Stanford University School of Medicine which provides a rich academic environment including medical training for physicians in virtually all specialties and subspecialties. Our Health Care System operates over 800 beds, including three nursing homes and a 100-bed homeless domiciliary - all to serve more than 67,000 enrolled Veterans.

You can learn more about VAPAHCS by visiting http://www.paloalto.va.gov/about  

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.

Current VA and/or Federal employees should apply under VK-17-SF-1955340-OCA-R.

Current VA and/or Federal employees must submit their SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, at the time of application.

The incumbent for this position may be eligible to apply for the Education Debt Reduction Program.  Please contact Human Resources at this medical center and speak with the Education Debt Reduction Program Coordinator for additional information.

***NOTE: Declining to be interviews, failure to respond/accept interview attempts, or failure to report for a scheduled interview will be considered as a declination for further consideration for employment against this vacancy.***



DECEMBER 31, 2017

·         The initial cut-off date is May 31, 2017

·         Applications will be referred as received or as additional vacancies arise.

                ·         Applications will remain on file for 12 months.

Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm

Functional Statement Title/#: Associate Chief, Pharmacy (Clinical Services) GS-0660-14/000000

***Relocation Incentives /Moving Expenses are not authorized*** 

Under the direct supervision of the Chief, Pharmacy Service, the Associate Chief of Clinical Pharmacy Services is responsible for providing leadership, direction, organization, planning and implementation of Inpatient and Ambulatory Care clinical pharmacy programs and services for the Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS).  The VAPAHCS is a major teaching tertiary care referral center (affiliated with Stanford University Medical Center) with three hospital-based divisions (1,000 inpatient beds) and a network of 7 community based clinics, serving approximately 80,000 veterans. 

This Associate Chief will have 14.0 FTEE direct reports; including GS-13 Pharmacy Managers (PACT Ambulatory Care Manager, Inpatient Acute Care Clinical Manager, Clinical Training Manager) and specialty clinical positions (Hematology/Oncology, Infectious Disease, Psychiatry Ambulatory Care x3, Pain Ambulatory Care x2, Hepatitis C Ambulatory Care x2, Floating Ambulatory Care Pharmacist, and Clinical Pharmacy Technician). This Associate Chief will have 29.2 FTEE second level reports, consisting of highly trained Clinical Pharmacy Specialists that are located throughout the organization.  Therefore, occasional travel to various sites is required.

VAPAHCS has a long-standing, highly clinical program that continues to grow into new and exciting patient care areas (20 new positions in the past two years).  This Associate Chief will be responsible for continued growth and expansion, while ensuring value added return on investment for these clinical services.  Additionally, we have a well-established PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency program and new PGY-2 Psychiatry Residency and PGY-2 Health System Pharmacy Administration Residency programs developed over the past two years.  This new Associate Chief of Clinical Services will serve in a key role in the Residency Program.

Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No
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Department of Veterans Affairs

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration



Phone: (650)694-6000
TDD: (650) 694-6000


VHA Palo Alto HCS
Department of Veterans Affairs
Palo Alto Health Care System
Mountain View

Fax: (478)757-3144

Note: We cannot accept applications on behalf of Federal Agencies. Application instructions are listed within the Job Description.

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