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Clinical Pharmacy Specialist Job in LITTLE ROCK, AR

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist Job in LITTLE ROCK, AR

Vacancy No. CBAT-10132631-18-KCG Department Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Salary $108,401.00 to $131,090.00 Grade 13 to 13
Perm/Temp Permanent FT/PT Full-time
Open Date 2/8/2018 Close Date 2/23/2018
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  • Open & closing dates

    02/08/2018 to 02/23/2018

  • Salary

    $108,401 to $131,090 per year

  • Pay scale & grade

    GS 13

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  • Appointment type



2 vacancies in the following location:

Relocation expenses reimbursed


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  • Duties



    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?

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    The Clinical Pharmacy Specialist (CPS) performs the full range of accepted ethical and professional practices of pharmacy, observing all legal requirements. The CPS has prescribing privileges as outlined in the individual's Scope of Practice (SOP). The primary responsibility of the CPS is the provision of evidence-based pharmaceutical care services through direct care with patients and consultation with other providers on their team. This pharmacist promotes and manages drug therapy based on current clinical knowledge that is consistent with policies established at the national, Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN), and local levels.
    Preferred Experience/Certifications: Residency trained in pharmacy practice, cardiology or psychiatry.

    Directly involved in the design, implementation and monitoring of therapeutic drug plans to achieve definite outcomes through direct interactions with patients and providers in assigned areas.
    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.
    Able to apply knowledge of normal laboratory values in the evaluation of patient care and recognizes significant abnormalities.
    Is an expert in the principles of clinical pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics and is knowledgeable and able to make dose adjustment recommendations based on objective laboratory findings.
    Documents clinical interventions in CPRS in a timely and professional manner as appropriate.
    Obtains medication histories from patients and summarizes significant findings in the medical record and/or to the provider as appropriate.
    Performs drug use evaluations on behalf of national, VISN and local medical center initiatives as needed.
    Reviews and verifies medication orders to be administered to patients in primary care, prior to administration, for appropriateness and to reduce potential risk of adverse drug event.
    Reviews and evaluates requests for non-formulary and restricted drugs for appropriateness and compliance with established criteria where applicable.Unique functions requiring the individual to maintain a SOP:
    (a) Serves as the primary provider to initiate, modify or discontinue patient's medication therapy.
    (b) Orders, performs, reviews and analyzes appropriate laboratory tests and other diagnostic studies necessary to monitor and support the patient's drug therapy.
    Monitors for and reports drug errors, adverse drug reactions, allergies, and patient compliance issues, documents findings per facility procedures.
    Promotes and monitors compliance for established 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.
    Performs drug conversions assists with drug shortages when needed.
    Participates in professional staff recommendations designed to influence national and cost-effective drug therapy in Primary Care.
    Participates in the training and in-servicing of medical staff, nursing staff, residents, students and other allied health professionals as required.
    Actively participates in research projects either as the Primary Investigator or co-investigator.
    Knows and follows administrative requirements of the hospital and those specific to the Pharmacy Formulary, investigational drugs, and general distributive functions.

    Work Schedule: MONDAY THRU FRIDAY 08:00 AM - 04:30 PM

    Financial Disclosure Report: This position is not required to file a financial disclosure report per 5 C.F.R. § 2634.904(a).

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    United States Citizens

    Questions? This job is open to 1 group.

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