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Clinical Pharmacist Inpatient Job in SAN DIEGO, CA

Clinical Pharmacist Inpatient Job in SAN DIEGO, CA

Vacancy No. Department Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Salary $123,361.00 to $142,180.00 Grade 12 to 12
Perm/Temp Permanent FT/PT Full-time
Open Date 11/2/2017 Close Date 11/22/2017
Who may apply Status Candidates

Job Description (Please follow all instructions carefully)


  • Open & closing dates

    11/02/2017 to 11/22/2017

  • Salary

    $123,361 to $142,180 per year

  • Pay scale & grade

    GS 12

  • Work schedule

    Full-Time - Full Time

  • Appointment type

    Agency Employees Only


1 vacancy in the following location:

Relocation expenses reimbursed


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    As a VA professional, your opportunities are endless. Not only is it the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the Nation, but we also provide many other services to Veterans through the Benefits Administration and National Cemeteries. VA professionals feel good about their careers and their ability to balance work and home life. VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities. For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go to http://www.vacareers.va.gov/

    VHA provides patient centered care, delivered by engaged, collaborative teams in an integrated environment that supports learning and continuous improvement. The Veteran's experience and health outcomes are improved with an emphasis on prevention through healing relationships in an optimal healing environment.

    We are seeking new team members interested in working in this environment.  We are looking for team members that possess high energy, a strong work ethic, integrity, who are kind and empathetic, have a sense of humor, and who enjoy working for a collaborative, team-oriented system.  The team member must be willing to build customer confidence by professional dress and demeanor.

    We invite you to apply to become part of a team of professionals engaged in promoting positive organizational change to improve business outcomes and create a positive healthcare experience for patients, families, and caregivers.

    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.

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    The Mental Health Clinical Pharmacist Specialist for the acute inpatient psychiatry unit and the Substance Abuse Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Program (SARRTP) must be a licensed pharmacist with a Pharm.D. or with comparative experience, preferably with an accredited residency in psychiatric pharmacy, or equivalent experience demonstrating competency.  The clinical pharmacist is responsible for planning, implementing and operating the drug monitoring and utilization programs on the inpatient psychiatry unit and SARRTP. The clinical pharmacist uses expertise in mental health disorders symptom management and psychopharmacology to recommend optimized patient care, and functions as a consultant to other health care professionals.
    - Manages all aspects of pharmacy-related activities on the inpatient psychiatry unit and SARRTP, including order verification, discharge and Safe Medication Management (SMM) counseling, policy development, and specialty functions unique to the position to optimize patient outcomes.
    - Participate in multidisciplinary team rounds, providing drug information, observations on patient response to therapy, medication histories, and appropriate recommendations regarding treatment alternatives or additional interventions to maximize patient care outcomes taking into consideration choice of therapy, safety, efficacy, and pharmacoeconomics.
    - Interviews and/or evaluates patients upon admission to the hospital and daily during hospitalization for appropriateness of pharmacologic therapy. Documents all pharmaceutical care activities appropriately.
    - Provides consultative services to all professional staff regarding drug therapy.
    - Designs and/or participates in research studies or outcomes research involving drug therapy or clinical pharmacy functions.
    - Serves as a preceptor when appropriate for the students and residents at the VA San Diego Healthcare System. Evaluates residents and students based on performance, presentations and examinations. Maintains an organized, structured, clinical mental health rotation for pharmacy students and residents.
    - Participates in the development and implementation of formal and informal drug education/clinical consultation to medical, surgical, nursing, and pharmacy staff in the form of inservices and continuing education programs.
    - Creates an environment to stimulate, encourage, and support the participation of pharmacy personnel in providing concise, applicable, and timely responses to requests for mental health drug information to the medical center staff and other facilities as deemed appropriate.
    - Provides disease state or drug education, including safe storage of medication, to patients, family members or care givers to increase patient adherence to prescribed drug regimens.
    - Acts as a liaison between the Mental Health Care Line and the Inpatient and Outpatient pharmacies.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/482882800. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.

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

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