Job opening: Pharmacist - Informatics
Salary: $137 810 - 179 150 per year
Published at: Sep 19 2023
Employment Type: Full-time
The Pharmacy Informaticist is responsible for managing all functions and activities related to Pharmacy networked computer applications and core technology systems, conducting pharmacy data mining and analysis, and design and maintenance of clinical applications at the Salisbury VA Health Care System (SVAHCS).
Duties include but are not limited to:
Pharmacy systems technology design, integration, and daily operations.
Working with Salisbury VA HCS CACs, to develop and maintain clinical applications.
Drug File maintenance
Testing and implementing pharmacy software patches.
Coordination with BCMA coordinator to implement and maintain BCMA.
CPRS Quick Order creation and maintenance
Updating and maintaining Drug Text displays in CPRS for provider communication.
Coordination of required electronic data transfer in and out of facility.
Oversight of system interfaces for pharmacy automation
Coordinating user access and menu reviews
Staff education and training
Departmental and facility-level education & training
Process improvement and quality assurance initiatives
Administrative projects as needed.
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm, subject to the needs of the service.
Telework: to be determined by supervisor
Virtual: This is not a virtual position.
Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Authorized for highly qualified applicants
Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
English Language Proficiency: You must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d), and 7407(d).
Education: 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. Verification of approved degree programs may be obtained from the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education, 20 North Clark Street, Suite 2500, Chicago, Illinois 60602-5109; phone: (312) 664-3575, or through their Web site at: http://www.acpe-accredit.org/.(NOTE: Prior to 2005 ACPE accredited both baccalaureate and Doctor of Pharmacy terminal degree program. Today the sole degree is Doctor of Pharmacy.)
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).
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. The pharmacist must maintain current registration if this is a requirement for maintaining full, current, and unrestricted licensure. A pharmacist who has, or has ever had, any license(s) revoked, suspended, denied, restricted, limited, or issued/placed in a probationary status may be appointed only in accordance with the provisions in VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Chapter 3, section B, paragraph 16.
May qualify based on being covered by the Grandfathering Provision as described in the VA Qualification Standard for this occupation (only applicable to current VHA employees who are in this occupation and meet the criteria).
Grade Determinations: GS-13
(a) Experience. In addition to the GS-12 requirements, must have 1 year of experience equivalent to the next lower grade level.
(b) Assignments. Candidates at this grade level are to be in one of the assignments listed below. For all assignments above the full performance level, the higher level duties must consist of significant scope, administrative independence, complexity (difficulty) and range of variety as described in this standard at the specified grade level and be performed by the incumbent at least 25% of the time.
1. Facility Program Manager. Manages all aspects of a distinct program to include policy development, quality resources and specialty functions unique to the program to optimize cost effectiveness (budget) and patient outcomes. Coordinates a single program area of a complex pharmacy operation, or multiple program areas within a facility to develop, organize, manage, and control complex pharmacy programs. Develops, organizes, coordinates and manages single or multiple program areas within the medical facility; this may include a single program area at multiple facilities. The Program Manager title is reserved for those individuals who have one or more of the following: supervisory responsibilities for various sections within Pharmacy Service; a complex program requiring coordination of multiple locations such as medical center care facilities, Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs), rural health, telemedicine, etc; specialized areas of a complex nature such as nuclear pharmacy, quality assurance, pharmacy informatics, clinical applications coordinator, Home Based Primary Care, pharmacoeconomist or liaison pharmacist duties requiring the coordination of processes with other medical facilities or VISNs. Pharmacists assigned to this position must demonstrate the following KSAs:
a. Ability to communicate orally and in writing to persuade and influence clinical and management decisions.
b. Expert understanding of regulatory and quality standards for their program area.
c. Ability to solve problems, coordinate and organize responsibilities to maximize outcomes in their program area or area of clinical expertise.
d. Expert knowledge of a specialized area of clinical pharmacy practice or specialty area of pharmacy.
e. Advanced skill in monitoring and assessing the outcome of drug therapies, including physical assessment and interpretation of laboratory and other diagnostic parameters.
Preferred Experience: Be able to demonstrate current operational use of Fileman, MS SQL, SharePoint and Power BI. Successful completion of related VA courses such as Basic MUMPS Programming, Pharmacy Informatics certificate program or Health Informatics 101. Expertise and proficiency in data analytics, clinical applications development, drug file structure and maintenance, systems integration, pharmacy automation, inpatient and outpatient pharmacy workflow, and excellent verbal communication skills are highly desired. Prior work experience as an Informatics Pharmacist (specially within VA or DoD) is highly desired.
References: VA HANDBOOK 5005/55, PART II, APPENDIX G15. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office.
The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-13.
Physical Requirements: The work is sedentary. There may be some walking, standing, bending, and carrying of light items.
A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education.
Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/
. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html
- Address WG Bill Hefner Salisbury VA Medical Center
1601 Brenner Avenue
Salisbury, NC 28144
- Name: Mark Johnson
- Phone: 318-272-2896
- Email: [email protected]