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Clinical Pharmacy Specialist Pact Job in WARRENSBURG, MO

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist Pact Job in WARRENSBURG, MO

Vacancy No. Department Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Salary $108,893.00 to $141,559.00 Grade 13 to 13
Perm/Temp Temporary FT/PT Full-time
Open Date 1/4/2018 Close Date 1/18/2018
Who may apply Public

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  • Open & closing dates

    01/04/2018 to 01/18/2018

  • Salary

    $108,893 to $141,559 per year

  • Pay scale & grade

    GS 13

  • Work schedule


  • Appointment type

    Temporary - 9/30/2020


1 vacancy in the following location:

Relocation expenses reimbursed


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    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?

    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 you 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.

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    This position will be in support of the Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT). The Clinical Pharmacy Specialist (CPS) functions at the highest level of clinical practice as mid-level practitioners, working independently under a global scope of practice as defined by the individual Medical Center to directly care for patients. The incumbent has prescriptive authority and is a mid-level provider that can initiate, modify and discontinue medications in accordance with their prescriptive privileges. A CPS is an expert in all assigned areas of coverage and functions as a consultant to other health care professionals.

    Major duties include, but are not limited to, the following:

    • Designs, implements, assesses, monitors and documents therapeutic plans utilizing the most effective, least toxic and most economical medication treatments.
    • Meets workload requirements (30-40 patient encounters per week) consistent with parameters outlined within the funding document.
    • Helps achieve positive patient centric outcomes through direct and indirect interactions with patients, providers, and interdisciplinary teams in assigned areas.
    • Performs physical assessments.
    • Orders laboratory/other tests to help determine efficacy and toxicity of medication therapy.
    • Identifies, interprets, and resolves prescribing and dispensing issues, including pharmacotherapeutics and the formulary issues.
    • Identifies and independently resolves clinical and administrative problems that occur in their service area.
    • Effectively communicates across service lines as necessary to achieve resolution.
    • Implements strategies to optimize the cost-effective use of medications for KCVAMC.
    • Maintains working knowledge of applicable medication criteria for direct appropriate medication therapy and adjudicate non-formulary medication requests according to scope of practice.
    • Participates in the decision making process and willingly complies with team and leadership decisions.
    • Evaluates procedures/processes and demonstrates the ability to make timely and effective decisions that facilitate change and produce results that improve performance or patient care.
    • Assesses the educational needs of medical center staff and provides appropriate and timely formal/informal education on an ongoing basis.
    • Designs and coordinates drug utilization evaluations and the clinic's quality assurance program to include the collection and compilation of data and the preparation of reports to be provided to the appropriate committees.

    Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
    Functional Statement Title/#: GS-13 Clinical Pharmacy Specialist

    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.

  • Job family (Series)

    0660 Pharmacist

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