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Job Title: Lead Mental Health Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
Company Name: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Aurora, CO
Position Type: Full-Time
Post Date: 03/04/2021
Expire Date: 04/24/2021
Job Categories: Healthcare, Practitioner and Technician, Internet/E-Commerce, Law Enforcement, and Security, Web Technology, Writing/Authoring
Job Description
Lead Mental Health Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
Basic Requirements: Citizenship: United States Education: (1) Graduate of an Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) accredited College or School of Pharmacy with a baccalaureate degree in pharmacy (BS Pharmacy) and/or a Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degree. (NOTE: Prior to 2005 ACPE accredited both baccalaureate and Doctor of Pharmacy terminal degree program. Today the sole degree is Doctor of Pharmacy.) OR (2) Graduates of foreign pharmacy degree programs meet the educational requirement if the graduate is able to provide proof of achieving the Foreign Pharmacy Graduate Examination Commission (FPGEC) Certification, which includes passing the Foreign Pharmacy Graduate Equivalency Examination (FPGEE) and the Test of English as a Foreign Language Internet-Based Test (TOEFL iBT). (PLEASE NOTE: Documentation must be included in your application package for listed education requirements, to include transcripts with conferral date, certifications, etc.) Licensure: Full, current and unrestricted license to practice pharmacy in a State, Territory, Commonwealth of the United States (i.e., Puerto Rico), or the District of Columbia. (PLEASE NOTE: copy of licensure or licensure information must be included in your application package). English Language Proficiency: Pharmacists must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d), and 7407(d). Preferred Experience: Candidates for the lead MHCPS position should possess the skills outlined above with specific experience in the area of psychiatry, including the initiation of psychiatric medications; understand complications associated with these medications, lab monitoring and UDS screening, assessment/management of side effects, and developing realistic patient goals. Candidates should have recent experience in a current or previous job (including residency training) that includes direct patient care and comprehensive medication management responsibilities. Preferred candidates will have an advanced pharmacy degree (Pharm.D), PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency, PGY2 specialty residency in Mental Health, or equivalent training and experience. Preferred candidates will have experience in pharmacy leadership or managing pharmacist workflow and have at least 5-year experience as MH prescriber. Grade Determinations: In order to be found qualified at the GS-13 grade level, the incumbent must meet first meet the following requirements at the GS-12 level: Experience or Education: In addition to the basic requirements, candidates must meet one of the following: (1) 1 year of experience equivalent to the next lower grade level, OR (2) Completion of an ACPE-accredited Pharm.D. program. Pharmacists assigned to this position must also demonstrate the following knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs): (1) Knowledge of professional pharmacy practice. (2) Ability to communicate orally and in writing to both patients and health care staff. (3) Knowledge of laws, regulations, and accreditation standards related to the distribution and control of scheduled and non-scheduled drugs and pharmacy security. (4) Skill in monitoring and assessing the outcome of drug therapies, including physical assessment and interpretation of laboratory and other diagnostic parameters. In addition to these requirements at the GS-12, the incumbent must possess one (1) year of experience equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS-12). Pharmacists assigned to this position must also demonstrate the following KSAs: Ability to communicate orally and in writing to persuade and influence clinical and management decisions. Expert understanding of regulatory and quality standards for their program area. Ability to solve problems, coordinate and organize responsibilities to maximize outcomes in their program area or area of clinical expertise. Expert knowledge of a specialized area of clinical pharmacy practice or specialty area of pharmacy. Advanced skill in monitoring and assessing the outcome of drug therapies, including physical assessment and interpretation of laboratory and other diagnostic parameters. Physical Requirements: Heavy lifting (45 lbs); reaching above shoulder; use of fingers; walking (3 hours per day); standing (6 hours per day); kneeling (2 hours per day); ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously, near vision correctable at 13" to 16"; far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other; ability to distinguish basic colors, hearing (aid permitted). References: VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G15 - Licensed Pharmacist Qualification Standard
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Company Name: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Website:https://www.usajobs.gov:443/GetJob/ViewDetails/593848100?utm_source=VHA&utm_medium=Job%20Board&utm_campaign=HBCU
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