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Clinical Pharmacy Specialist Ambulatory Care Pain Oca Job in TUCSON, AZ

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist Ambulatory Care Pain Oca Job in TUCSON, AZ

Vacancy No. PM-17-KMO-1908937 Department Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Salary $114,360.00 to $136,734.00 Grade 13 to 13
Perm/Temp Permanent FT/PT Full-time
Open Date 2/3/2017 Close Date 9/29/2017
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Job Description (Please follow all instructions carefully)


Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

1 vacancy in the following location:

  • Tucson, AZ
Work Schedule is Full Time - Permanent

Opened Friday 2/3/2017

Closes Friday 9/29/2017

  • Salary Range
    $114,360.00 to $136,734.00 / Per Year
  • Series & Grade
  • Supervisory Status
  • Who May Apply
    United States Citizens
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Job Overview

Job Overview


Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1908937

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?

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.

Applicants who are current Federal employees need to apply to vacancy PM-17-KMO-1908748. 

Applicants who are US Citizens will need to apply to this vacancy.

OPEN UNTIL FILLED:  This announcement will remain open until there is a selection made.  Applications will be reviewed on a periodic basis with the first cut-off date being February 17, 2017.  Applications received after that date will only receive consideration if a selection is not made from the first round of qualified applicants.


The Ambulatory Care Pain Pharmacist will be responsible for providing pharmaceutical care to patients with pain management issues.  Strives to consistently provide pharmaceutical care to these patients and should optimize patient care outcomes and functions as the highest level of clinical practice.  Independent supervision of Pharmacy Practice Residents and Doctor of Pharmacy students is inherently part of the responsibilities.  A limited portion of the responsibilities will be to plan and conduct research projects. 

·        Reviews and evaluates requests for non-formulary and restricted drugs for appropriateness and compliance with established criteria where applicable. 

·        Actively involved in reviewing patient medication regimens for clinical effectiveness, drug selection, dosing, contraindications, side effects, potential drug interactions and therapeutic outcomes as required. 

·        Communicates findings with prescribers and provides appropriate alternatives to current treatment plans as needed. 

·        Apply knowledge of normal laboratory values in the evaluation of patient care and recognizes significant abnormalities. 

·        Must have expertise in the principles of clinical pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics and is knowledgeable and able to make dose adjustment recommendations based on objective laboratory findings. 

·        Reviews and implements Pharmacotherapy and treatment guidelines with providers, documents clinical interventions accurately, and works collaboratively with clinical providers to provided pharmaceutical care to selected patients. 

·        Serves as an authority on pain management drug usage, interactions, over-dosages and adherence to medical staff, nursing staff, technicians and students. Uses appropriate references to research drug information.   

·        Must have a good working knowledge of information resources, both written and electronic. 

·        Provides timely and accurate responses to drug information inquiries from customers.  Monitors for and reports drug errors, adverse drug reactions, allergies, and patient adherence issues.

·        Reviews literature routinely to provide an evaluation of efficacy, safety, and cost-effectiveness for routine patient care and projects assigned. 

·        Promotes and monitors compliance for drug therapy policies, works with providers to ensure compliance with national, VISN, and local initiatives, serves on medical center and /or VISN committees as requested. 

·        Serves as an effective preceptor, directing and supervising pharmacy residents and students as assigned, assists in the development, enhancement, and operation of resident and student training programs, and participates in activities of interdisciplinary training and in-servicing of medical staff, nursing staff, residents, students and other allied health professionals at SAVAHCS. 

·        Effectively instructs patients and family members in the appropriate use of medications.  Assists in planning and implementing of Pharmacy quality assurance activities. 

·        Assists in the therapeutic recommendations for selected disease states according to best evidence or VHA and/or SAVAHCS published guidelines. 

·        Assists in the operations of the other areas of Pharmacy Service Line including distribution and clinical work in other areas. 

·        Responsible for guidance and direction of staff members as needed by circumstance, making appointments for patients as required following all VA rules and regulations, and assisting in designing and completing research studies involving clinical pharmacist functions. 

·        Participates in collaborative research studies involving drug therapy with other services. 

Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Functional Statement Title/#: Clinical Pharmacist (Ambulatory Care Pain)

Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No
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Department Of Veterans Affairs

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration


Kathy Morgan
Phone: (520)792-1450x4359


Fax: (520)629-1802

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

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