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Clinical Pharmacist (Inpatient)

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Department Of Veterans Affairs Kansas City , MO 64126

Posted 3 months ago

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This announcement is open to current, permanent Federal employees. All others should apply for consideration under CBDA-10306989-18-PHAR-AMR.

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The Clinical Pharmacist position is located within the Pharmacy Service at the Kansas City VA Medical Center (KCVAMC). The incumbent's primary function is to assure the safe and appropriate use of medications, and be an advocate of rational drug therapy through the following: evaluation of the appropriateness of drug therapy based on patient specific factors; individualization of drug therapy; evaluation, dispensing and providing medications, and drug information.

Major duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Exhibits initiative and resourcefulness in managing time, workload and changing priorities to engage in multidisciplinary team rounds.

  • Identifies, interprets, and resolves prescribing and dispensing issues, including pharmacotherapeutics and the formulary. Documents interventions as necessary

  • Provides high quality, patient centric care using evidence-based medicine to ensure safe, effective and efficient medication therapy.

  • Identifies and prioritizes the patient's pharmaceutical problems and recommends evidence-based pharmacotherapeutic regimens and corresponding monitoring plans.

  • Maintains working knowledge of applicable medication criteria for use. Applies knowledge to direct appropriate medication therapy and adjudicate non-formulary medication requests according to scope of practice.

  • Provides medication and disease state education to patients and their caregivers to accomplish safe, effective and efficient medication therapy.

  • Writes accurate, professional, concise entries in the medical record.

  • Exhibits the interpersonal skills and professionalism necessary to achieve the VHA's vision.

  • Attains the indicated goals for all assigned quality and clinical metrics.

  • Completes all mandatory education and annual competencies by assigned deadline.

  • Keeps abreast of changes in the pharmacy department and maintains an appropriate knowledge of all pharmacy regulations, policies and procedures.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Work Schedule: Various Tours 7:00am-10:00pm; rotating weekends and holidays; occasional overnight coverage; Schedule to be set by Supervisor.

Functional Statement: Clinical Pharmacist (GS-0660-12)

There are occasional opportunities to travel.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential

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HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job

  • Designated and/or random drug testing may be required

  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959

  • You may be required to serve a probationary period

  • Subject to a background/security investigation

  • Must be proficient in written and spoken English

  • Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process


Basic Requirements:

  • United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.

  • Education:

(1) Graduate of a degree program in pharmacy from an approved college or university. The degree program must have been approved by the American Council on Pharmaceutical Education (ACPE), or prior to the establishment of ACPE, have been a member of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP). Verification of approved degree programs may be obtained from the American Council on Pharmaceutical Education, 311 West Superior Street, Suite 512, Chicago, Illinois 60610-3537 Phone: (312) 664-3575), or through their Web site at:

(2) Graduates of foreign pharmacy degree programs or those who graduated from a U.S.-based non-ACPE accredited degree program meet the educational requirement if their degree is found to be equivalent to degree programs recognized by the ACPE. This finding may be based on any of the following: (a) A letter of acceptance into a United States graduate pharmacy program recognized by the ACPE. (b) Written certification from the Foreign Pharmacy Graduate Examination Commission, 700 Busse Highway, Park Ridge, IL 60068, Phone (847) 698-6227, that the individual has successfully passed the Foreign Pharmacy Graduate Examination.

  • 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 chapter 3, section B, paragraph 16 of 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).


  • ASHP accredited PGY1 Residency

  • Inpatient Clinical Pharmacy Experience

  • Experience working within a scope of practice

Grade Determinations:

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.

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must 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.

References: VA Handbook 5005/36 Part II, Appendix G15. This reference can be found at the human resources office.

Physical Requirements:
The work is primarily performed while sitting, though some work may require periods of standing. The regular and recurring work of this position involves sitting at a desk, conferences, meetings, etc. Frequent use of automobile and public conveyances may be required. Occasional lifting of boxes is also required.


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: 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:

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Clinical Pharmacist (Inpatient)

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Department Of Veterans Affairs