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Job opening: Associate Chief-(Clinical & Educational Program)

Salary: $163 391 - 212 412 per year
City: Asheville
Published at: Mar 26 2024
Employment Type: Full-time
The Associate Chief, Clinical & Educational Programs located in the Charles George VAMC responsible for coordinating multiple programs in pharmacy service in a medical facility and serves as the Acting Service Chief in the absence of the Service Chief.

Duties

VA Careers - Pharmacy: https://youtube.com/embed/Fn_ickNBEws Duties include, but are not limited to the following: As primary provider in area of clinical practice expertise, evaluates patients and monitors response to drug therapy. Makes changes in drug therapy within scope of practice as needed depending on assessment of appropriate laboratory and clinical monitors. Also recommends patients for referral, when presenting with other medical signs and symptoms, to appropriate clinic and/or provider. Educates patients on their drug therapy with respect to compliance and dietary restrictions, heightening awareness of toxicity and interactions with other medications. Is responsible for the review of medication regimens within area of clinical practice and notifying providers of any findings that might require action that include but are not limited to: misuse of medication, i.e., abuse, overuse, or underuse, inappropriate dose, dose interval, or dosage form, drug and/or pharmacologic duplication, adverse drug drug, drug-lab, or drug-food interactions, adverse drug reactions, inappropriate response, and inappropriate therapeutic regimen. Advises primary provider on aspects of clinical pharmacokinetics as it pertains to the monitoring of serum plasma concentrations and its relationship to patient response. Also, advises primary provider as to how to individualize dosing of selected medications based on interpretation of these serum levels. Serves as drug information resource for health care providers answering inquires regarding therapeutics, drug interactions, dosing, side effects, etc. Serves as clinical advisor to the System Chief, Pharmacy Service, providing data on drugs, i.e., adverse reactions; side effects; drug-drug, drug-laboratory test interactions; etc. Responsible for the education of clinical clerkship students for students assigned. When assessing or providing patient care, considers the age of the patient as it relates to ability to understand directions, provide objective self-assessment or any other medical milieu appropriate to. the overall treatment plan. Responsible for coordinating clerkships and rotations system-wide for all trainees and students in concert with the Pharmacy Service Program Assistant. In cooperation with Clerkship and/or Rotation Coordinators of the Affiliated Programs, the incumbent will determine and coordinate student/trainee assignments to the Clinical Pharmacy Specialist staff and the Supervisory staff as required. Responsible for the education ·of clinical clerkship students for students assigned. Responsible for serving as Program Director and/or preceptor by coordinating and supervising the activities of postgraduate residents in area of clinical practice expertise. Provides lectures as requested to pharmacy student~ in cooperation with course coordinator for College of Pharmacy pursuant to affiliation agreement(s). Schedules in-service educational programs for the pharmacy staff as well as other medical staff within area of clinical practice expertise to meet needs of WNC VA HCS. Conducts annual Pharmacy Service Educational Need~ Assessment and follows-up on that review as appropriate. Responsible for monitoring, development, and evaluation of the activities of the Clinical Pharmacy Specialist. This includes setting the agenda for the programmatic goals of the clinical section and delegating responsibility to the clinical staff for achievement of those goals. This is accomplished with regular meetings with clinical staff to outline these goals and activities. The progress of programs initiated and performed by the clinical staff will be reported to the Health System Administration through the System Chief, Pharmacy Service. Evaluation includes interviewing prospective employee candidates, recommending appointments, advancements, or promotions or disciplinary actions to the Professional Standards Board. Work Schedule: 8:00 to 4:30 Monday-Friday Telework: Ad-hoc Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Functional Statement #: 000000 Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

Requirements

Qualifications

Applicants pending the completion of educational or certification/licensure requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met. Basic Requirements: Citizenship. Citizen of the United States. (Noncitizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with chapter 3, section A, paragraph 3g, this part.) English Language Proficiency: Pharmacists 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.) Foreign Education: 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: In addition must have 1 year of experience equivalent to the next lower grade level, and demonstrates the following KSAs: GS-14 Experience. To qualify for GS -14, applicants must meet the GS-13 requirements, have one (1) year of experience equivalent to the next lower grade which demonstrated the following Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA's). 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. In addition to the KSA's above, Pharmacists assigned to this position must also demonstrate the following KSA's: 1. Skill in persuading others and gaining cooperation to accomplish goals. 2. Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing regarding complex clinical and technical issues. 3. Skill in utilizing regulatory and quality standards to develop and implement operational programs. 4. Skill in managing multiple and diverse people or programs. 5. Skill in utilizing available resources to support the mission and goals of the organization.*6. Ability to plan, organize and direct the functions of the pharmacy staff. Preferred Experience: Supervisory and strong leadership experience preferred. References: VA Handbook 5005/55, Appendix G15, dated 7/7/2012. The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-14. The actual grade at which an applicant may be selected for this vacancy is in the range of GS-14 Physical Requirements: VA Directive and Handbook 5019.

Education

IMPORTANT: A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education.

Note: 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: https://sites.ed.gov/international/recognition-of-foreign-qualifications/.

Contacts

  • Address Charles George VA Medical Center 1100 Tunnel Road Asheville, NC 28805 US
  • Name: Hilda Cobb
  • Phone: (919) 408-1864
  • Email: [email protected]

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