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Pharmacist- Associate Chief, Clinical Pharmacy

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Department Of Veterans Affairs Danville , IL 61832

Posted 2 months ago

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The Associate Chief, Clinical Pharmacy Services is responsible for the daily professional and administrative operation of the clinical pharmacy and educational programs. Pharmacy Service at VA Illiana Health Care System provides innovative and progressive clinical services in specialty and general patient care areas that foster and support the provision of pharmaceutical care.

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Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Designing, developing, implementing and assessing progressive and comprehensive clinical pharmacy services.

  • Managing the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) accredited Pharmacy Postgraduate Year One (PGY1) Residency Program, including recruitment, selection, evaluation of residents; serveins as Residency Program Director (RPD) for the residency training program.

  • Designing, developing, implementing and assessing the Pharmacy VA Learning Opportunity Residency (VALOR) Program.

  • Providing oversight of the education of clinical Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience (IPPE) and Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE) students in all area(s) of practice.

  • Serving as a mid-level provider with prescribing privileges, as outlined in the individual's scope of practice.

  • Functioning at the highest level of clinical pharmacy practice to provide evidence-based pharmaceutical care services through direct care with patients, and consultation with other providers.

Work Schedule: Monday

  • Friday, 7:30 am

  • 4:00 pm

Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

Travel Required

Occasional travel

  • You may be expected to travel to the Community Based Outpatient Clinics.

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

  • Must pass a pre-employment physical examination


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: 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 (PharmD) degree. (NOTE: Prior to 2005 ACPE accredited both baccalaureate and Doctor of Pharmacy terminal degree program. Today the sole degree is Doctor of Pharmacy.)

  • 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.

  • 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: Successful completion of a Post Graduate Year One (PGY1) Residency from a program accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP), and Board Certified Ambulatory Care Pharmacist (BCACP) is strongly preferred. Current Ambulatory Care Clinical Pharmacy Specialist with experience working under an advanced scope of practice, and possess expert knowledge of chronic disease state management and anticoagulation; previous managerial experience strongly preferred. Advanced skills in monitoring and assessing the outcome of drug therapy, along with the ability to perform highly complex duties related to ambulatory care clinical pharmacy services.

Grade Determinations:

GS-14: One (1) full year of experience in equivalent to the GS -13 level in Federal service and eligibility to work under an advanced scope of practice in a specialty area. To be creditable, the experience must have required the use of knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics associated with current professional pharmacy practice. Your application package should reflect the following knowledge, skills and abilities:

  • Skill in persuading others and gaining cooperation to accomplish goals.

  • Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing regarding complex clinical and technical issues.

  • Skill in utilizing regulatory and quality standards to develop and implement operational programs.

  • Skill in managing multiple and diverse people or programs.

  • Skill in utilizing available resources to support the mission and goals of the organization.

  • Ability to plan, organize and direct the functions of the pharmacy staff.

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-14. The actual grade at which an applicant may be selected for this vacancy is GS-14.

Physical Requirements:
Light lifting under 15 pounds, use of fingers, extended periods of sitting, both hands required, walking some hours, ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously, near vision correctable at 13' to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4, ability to distinguish basic colors, ability to distinguish shades of colors, hearing (aid permitted).

Work Environment: The work is performed within the pharmacy and the medical center, and at times may require travel. The incumbent observes safety precautions while working with a variety of equipment. Work involves regular and recurring exposure to moderate risks or discomforts which require special safety precautions (e.g., risk exposure to caustic agents, flammable liquids when unpacking supplies or cleaning equipment). The incumbent works with drugs and chemicals in which care must be taken in the event accidental contact is made to the skin, eyes and lungs. Incumbent follows guidelines for preparation, handling and administration of hazardous drugs and disposal of all pharmaceutical waste in compliance with medical center policy.


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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Pharmacist- Associate Chief, Clinical Pharmacy

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