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Facility Program Manager, Investigational Drug Service

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Department Of Veterans Affairs Seattle , WA 98113

Posted 4 months ago

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The Facility Program Manager Investigational Drug Service/Pharmacy Research is an integral member of the Pharmacy & Nutritional Care Services team at the VA Puget Sound Healthcare System.

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Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Professional and administrative management of investigational drugs used at VA Puget Sound.

  • Provides consultation to physicians, nurses, and other healthcare professionals concerning drug administration.

  • Assists investigators transitioning care back to clinicians upon termination of investigational drug treatment.

  • Promotes, facilitates, and coordinates the research activities of postgraduate pharmacy residents and pharmacists.

  • Provides educational presentations.

  • Plans, manages and coordinates the administrative requirements of each investigational drug protocol.

  • Supervises investigational drug program activities.

  • Coordinates with University of Washington, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Swedish Medical Center or other medical centers on extramural research projects.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Work Schedule: 8 hour tours, Primarily Monday-Friday 0800-1630, may include weekend and holiday rotations

Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status


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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

  • Must have full, current, and unrestricted pharmacy license

  • Basic Life Support Certification required at appointment

  • This is a bargaining unit position


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: In order to qualify for this position, an applicant must have the following 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. 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: Prior to 2005 ACPE accredited both baccalaureate and Doctor of Pharmacy terminal degree program. Today the sole degree is Doctor of Pharmacy.) (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).
  • REGISTRATION/CERTIFICATION: Applicants must meet the following licensure requirements to be considered for this position: 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.

Grade Determinations: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade (GS-12) and must fully meet the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  • Knowledge of professional pharmacy practice;

  • Ability to communicate orally and in writing to both patients and health care staff;

  • Knowledge of laws, regulations, and accreditation standards related to the distribution and control of scheduled and non-scheduled drugs and pharmacy security;

  • Skill in monitoring and assessing the outcome of drug therapies, including physical assessment and interpretation of laboratory and other diagnostic parameters.

Additionally, candidates must demonstrate the potential to acquire the assignment specific KSAs designated below:

  • Expert knowledge of specialized area of clinical pharmacy practice or knowledge of professional pharmacy practice area;

  • Ability to communicate orally and in writing to persuade and influence clinical and management decisions;

  • Ability to solve problems, coordinate and organize responsibilities to maximize outcomes in their program area or area of clinical expertise;

  • Expert understanding of regulatory and quality standards for their program area;

  • Advanced skill in monitoring and assessing outcomes of drug therapies to include physical assessments and interpretation of laboratory and other diagnostic parameters.

References: VA Handbook 5005/55 Part II Appendix G15

The full performance level of this vacancy is GS- 13.

Physical Requirements:
This position requires functional range of body mobility including; handling and lifting, manual and finger dexterity and eye-hand coordination sufficient to assist patients and staff. The individual may spend a significant amount of time daily sitting at a desk/workstation using a computer. The individual will handle and use required instruments, machinery/tools with moving parts. In addition, the position will require standing, walking, pushing, bending, kneeling and reaching at arm's length and overhead for prolonged periods of time using appropriate body mechanics. Corrected vision and depth perception sufficient to identify and discern the printed words, instruments and instructions. In order to interact with patients and/or customers directly and indirectly.


There is no education substitution for specialized experience for the GS- 13 level.

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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Facility Program Manager, Investigational Drug Service

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Department Of Veterans Affairs