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Pharmacist - VISN 4 Program Specialist

Zoek Pin Wilmington, DE


Permanent (Full time)


The Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN) Clinical Resources Hub (CRH) Program Manager is a VISN based leadership position responsible for the leadership, management, and operation of the VISN level CRH CPS programs with focus on direct care and training of staff within the CRH to ensure that services are completed at the highest standard.



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Basic Requirements: 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). 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.)

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 (.) degree is required. 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:######### , or through their Web site at: acpe-/. (NOTE: Prior to 2005 ACPE accredited both baccalaureate and Doctor of Pharmacy terminal degree program. Today the sole degree is Doctor of Pharmacy.)

Licensure. As a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist you must hold a full, current and unrestricted license to practice pharmacy in a State, Territory, Commonwealth of the United States (., 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.

English Language Proficiency. Pharmacists must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 .C. 7402(d), and 7407(d).

Physical Requirements: Applicants must be able to distinguish basic colors. Sitting/standing/bending and some light lifting will be a daily requirement. There may be prolonged periods of computer use including reading/typing/printing. Grade Determinations:

Experience. Assignments at this grade level require 1 year of creditable experience at the next lower grade level which is directly related to the position to be filled or an advanced degree in a health care related field (., MSHA, MBA, MPH, etc.). Program Managers at this level are responsible for the management of national programs or VISN programs having a high degree of visibility and a significant impact on Department health care. Examples include initiatives in research, education, quality assurance/utilization review, drug information, etc. These programs typically include collaboration with other federal agencies (., National Institutes of Health, Public Health Service, Department of Defense, FDA, Centers for Disease Control, etc.) or organizations outside the Federal health care system. Programs of this magnitude are typically directed by VA Central Office or a VISN. Demonstrated KSAs. In addition to the experience requirement in paragraph 3b(5)(a), pharmacists at this grade level must demonstrate all the following KSAs:

  1. Utilization of negotiation skills to influence clinical and management decisions;
  2. Ability to effectively communicate orally regarding complex clinical and technical issues;
  3. Ability to effectively communicate in writing regarding complex clinical and technical issues;
  4. Skill in utilizing regulatory and quality standards to develop and implement operational programs;
  5. Skill in managing multiple and diverse people/programs;
  6. Skill in utilizing available resources to support the missions and goals of the organization; and
  7. Skill in planning, organizing, and directing the functions and staff of an organization. References: VA Handbook 5005/55 Part II Appendix G15



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