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Clinical Pharmacist Outpatient Job in KANSAS CITY, MO

Clinical Pharmacist Outpatient Job in KANSAS CITY, MO

Vacancy No. Department Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Salary $99,728.00 to $129,650.00 Grade 12 to 12
Perm/Temp Permanent FT/PT Full-time
Open Date 11/8/2017 Close Date 11/28/2017
Who may apply Status Candidates

Job Description (Please follow all instructions carefully)


  • Open & closing dates

    11/08/2017 to 11/28/2017

  • Salary

    $99,728 to $129,650 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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  • Duties



    The Kansas City VA is embarking on a journey of moving beyond performance measure and becoming the Healthcare System Veterans Trust and Choose.
    Our patients depend on us and we depend on professionals like you.

    If you are interested in being a part of a LEAN organization and putting other's needs before your own this may be the organization for you. Yours might be the first face they see when they come through our doors. Yours might be the voice they hear right after a surprise diagnosis. Yours might be the eyes they look into as they are pushed in a wheelchair to a frightening procedure. Your attitude reflects us and everything we are proud of in this organization. By applying for this position you have chosen to help serve our patients and we appreciate you.

    With the initiation of cultural change, along with knowledge and tools for change, the Kansas City VA will continue to move towards a practice of continuous improvement. In the endeavor, we recognize that this change will not occur suddenly, that dedicated individuals like yourself will be required, that leadership involvement is necessary, and employee engagement paramount.

    As a 157 bed medical, surgical, and psychiatric facility, the Kansas City VA provides comprehensive health care through primary care and tertiary care in subspecialty medicine, surgery, psychiatry, physical medicine and rehabilitation. It is also a teaching hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas and the University of Missouri Kansas City. Take a closer look at Kansas City at www.thinkkc.com.

    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.

    This announcement is open to current permanent employees of Kansas City VA Medical Center, Department of Veterans Affairs or other federal agencies. All external applicants must apply under CD-18-AMR-2021511-BU.

    Learn more about this agency


    The primary function of a clinical pharmacist is to assure the safe and appropriate use of medications, and be an advocate of rational drug therapy through the following:  evaluation of the appropriateness of drug therapy based on patient specific factors; individualization of drug therapy; evaluation, dispensing and providing medications, and drug information. 

    Duties include but are not limited to the following:

    • Coordinates workload activities and directs colleagues, technicians, and subordinates to complete routine tasks of the shift and assigned area.
    • Identifies, interprets and resolves prescribing and dispensing issues, including pharmaocotherapeutics and formulary.
    • Executes each step in the dispensing process according to law, regulatory standard, VHA policies, and standard of care to ensure safe and appropriate medication therapy.
    • Identifies and prioritizes the patient's pharmaceutical problems and recommends evidence-based pharmaocotherapeutics regimen and corresponding monitoring plans.
    • Reviews and interprets appropriate laboratory tests and other studies necessary to perform and interpret the physical measurements necessary to monitor, support and modify the patient's medication therapy.
    • Detects, reports, monitors, and manages adverse drug reactions. Intervenes as necessary to increase effectiveness and minimize risks of drug therapy and improve health outcomes.
    • Formulates an efficient and thorough approach to retrieving and analyzing drug information and provides professional and timely written/oral response to the patient or appropriate member of the health care team.
    • Provides medication and disease state education to patients and their caregivers to accomplish safe, effective and efficient medication therapy.
    • Writes professional, concise, and timely entries in the medical record.
    • Identifies the customer's/patient's situation properly and consistently resolves the problem accurately and in a timely manner to promote a consistent customer service across the continuum of care.
    • Maintains an appropriate knowledge of VHA, DEA, FDA, OIG, TJC, and other pharmacy regulations, policy and procedures.

    Work Schedule: Various Tours from 11:30-8:00pm, Rotating Holidays

    Functional Statement Title:  Clinical Pharmacist GS-12

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    Applicants under permanent appointments located at the facility, VA Wide, or current Federal employees.

    Questions? This job is open to 1 group.

  • Job family (Series)

    0660 Pharmacist

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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/483124300. 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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