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Clinical Pharmacist Specialist Mental Health Job in LAS VEGAS, NV

Clinical Pharmacist Specialist Mental Health Job in LAS VEGAS, NV

Vacancy No. VHA-593-17-AJ1858752MD Department Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Salary $116,677.00 to $151,686.00 Grade 13 to 13
Perm/Temp Permanent FT/PT Full-time
Open Date 12/12/2016 Close Date 9/29/2017
Who may apply Status Candidates

Job Description (Please follow all instructions carefully)

Clinical Pharmacist Specialist (Mental Health)

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

3 vacancies in the following location:

  • Las Vegas, NV
Work Schedule is Full Time - Multiple Appointment Types

Opened Monday 12/12/2016

Closes Friday 1/13/2017

  • Salary Range
    $116,677.00 to $151,686.00 / Per Year
  • Series & Grade
  • Supervisory Status
  • Who May Apply
    Current, Permanent VA and/or Federal Employees and/or Current VA Pharmacy Residents/Fellows
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Job Overview

Job Overview


Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1858752

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. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?

Come work in the entertainment capital of the world -- Las Vegas, Nevada!  Whether it be the iconic strip; the exciting nightlife; the world renowned restaurants; or any of the outdoor adventures, Las Vegas has it.  With over three-hundred days of fabulous weather, there is never a reason or season to stay home!  

Since 1972, VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System has been improving the health of the men and women who have so proudly served our nation. We consider it our privilege to serve your health care needs in any way we can. Services are available to more than 240,000 veterans living in our catchment area. In addition to our main facility in Las Vegas, we offer services in three community-based outpatient clinics located in Henderson, Pahrump and Laughlin.  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/

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.


The Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in Mental Health uses expertise in psychiatric disorder symptom management and psychopharmacology to optimize patient care.  Serves as a licensed independent provider of psychiatric pharmacy with prescribing privileges as outlined in the individual's Scope of Practice for Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in Mental Health (CPS-MH).  The primary responsibility of the CPS-MH is provision of evidence-based pharmaceutical care services throught both direct and indirect interaction with patients and providers.  This pharmacist practitioner is responsible for providing clinical services to patients with Mental Health disorders in collaboration with inpatient mental health services, outpatient mental health services (Behavioral Health Interdisciplinary Program), primary care-mental health integration and may include other programs provided by the Mental Health Care Line (i.e. PRRC Day Treatment Center, Addictive Disorders Treatment Program, PTSD Clinical Team and Homeless Community Based Outreach Clinics).  S/He promotes and manages drug therapy based on current clinical knowledge that is consistent with policies established at the national, VISN, and local levels.  The Clinical Pharmacy Specialist functions as part of the Behavioral Health Interdisciplinary Program (BHIP) which provides a panel of assigned Veterans to provide continuous access to ongoing recovery-oriented, evidence based, mental health care for Veterans already receiving MH care and Veterans new to the system- consistent with the Handbook on Uniform Mental Health Services in VA Medical Centers and Clinics.  Clinical Pharmacy Specialist is an employee of the medical center's Pharmacy Service, to ensure s/he receives all professional guidance, policy and communications, along with department missions and goals, especially regarding the VA National Formulary, VISN and local medical center Pharmacy and Therapeutic Committee objectives for formulary management activities and patient safety.

Individual must be a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist with a current Scope of Practice and an understanding of goals, objectives, and performance measures associated with the development, maintenance, and improvement of Mental Health clinical pharmacy program.  Doctor of Pharmacy degree and PGY2 Pharmacy Residency in mental health, Board Certification in Psychiatry (BCPP) or equivalent experience are required.  The Mental Health Clinical Pharmacist is an active member of the mental health team and responsible for inpatient and outpatient care, patient teaching, quality assessment, staff education and consultation. Incumbent is responsible for the daily professional and administrative operations of the Mental Health Pharmacy Program.

Work Schedule: Primary tour Monday-Friday, 08:00am-4:30pm, weekends, holidays and hours outside the designated tour may be required.

Functional Statement Title/#: Clinical Pharmacy Specialist (Mental Health Clinical Pharmacist)08040A

Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No
Job Requirements
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Department Of Veterans Affairs

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration


Melissa Diaz
Phone: (702)791-9000x15319


VHA Southern Nevada HCS Las Vegas
6900 North Pecos Road
North Las Vegas

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

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