Clinical Pharmacy Program Manager - Pharmacogenomics
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Palo Alto, California, California
Internal Number: 720672400
This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan payment reimbursement program. You must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA policy and submit your EDRP application within four months of appointment. Approval, award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) are determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services program office after complete review of the EDRP application. 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: U.S. citizenship. Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy. 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. 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. (NOTE: Prior to 2005 ACPE accredited both baccalaureate and Doctor of Pharmacy terminal degree program. Today the sole degree is Doctor of Pharmacy). [TRANSCRIPTS MUST BE SUBMITTED WITH APPLICATION] 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). [YOU MUST SUBMIT A COPY OF FPGEE AND TOEFL WITH YOUR APPLICATION] NOTE: Prior to 2005 ACPE accredited both baccalaureate and Doctor of Pharmacy terminal degree program. Today the sole degree is Doctor of Pharmacy.)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. [YOU MUST SUBMIT A COPY OF CURRENT LICENSE WITH THE APPLICATION PACKAGE]. Creditable Experience. Knowledge of Professional Pharmacy Practices. To be creditable, the experience must have demonstrated the use of knowledge, skills, and abilities associated with professional pharmacy practice. Professional practice means paid/non-paid employment as a professional or unlicensed graduate pharmacist as defined by the appropriate licensing board. Residency and Fellowship Training. Residency and fellowship training programs in a specialized area of clinical pharmacy practice may be substituted for creditable experience on a year-for-year basis. The pharmacy residency program must be accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP). A fellowship program that is not accredited by the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP) will need to have comparable standards for experience to be creditable (Professional Standards Board refers to the Deputy Chief Consultant for Professional Practice for the determination). Quality of Experience. Qualifying experience must be at a level comparable to pharmacy experience at the next lower level. Experience as a Graduate Pharmacist is creditable provided the candidate was used as a professional pharmacist (under supervision) and subsequently passed the appropriate licensure examination. Part-time Experience. Part-time experience as a professional pharmacist is credited according to its relationship to the full-time workweek. For example, a pharmacist employed 20 hours a week, or on a 1/2-time basis, would receive 1 full-time workweek of credit for each 2 weeks of service. Preferred Experience: Have completed a PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency (ideally a PGY2 Pharmacy Residency) or have equivalent experience. Ideal candidate will have obtained a Pharmacogenomic Certificate from a reputable educational source e.g., ASHP, ACCP, etc. Demonstrate the ability to communicate orally and in writing to persuade and influence clinical and management decisions. Understand regulatory and quality standards for their program area. Demonstrate strong/effective program management skills during previous employment. This includes solving problems, coordinating, and organizing individual AND group responsibilities to maximize outcomes in their program area or area of clinical expertise. Possess expert knowledge within clinical pharmacy practice and pharmacogenomics. Advanced skill in monitoring and assessing the outcome of drug therapies, including interpretation of laboratory and other diagnostic parameters. GS-13 Pharmacy Program Manager (a) Experience or Education: In addition to the GS-12 requirements, must have 1 year of experience equivalent to the next lower grade level. (b) Assignments. Manages all aspects of a distinct program to include policy development, quality resources and specialty functions unique to the program to optimize cost effectiveness (budget) and patient outcomes. Coordinates a single program area of a complex pharmacy operation, or multiple program areas within a facility to develop, organize, manage, and control complex pharmacy programs. Develops, organizes, coordinates and manages single or multiple program areas within the medical facility; this may include a single program area at multiple facilities. The Program Manager title is reserved for those individuals who have one or more of the following: supervisory responsibilities for various sections within Pharmacy Service; a complex program requiring coordination of multiple locations such as medical center care facilities, Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs), rural health, telemedicine, etc; specialized areas of a complex nature such as nuclear pharmacy, quality assurance, pharmacy informatics, clinical applications coordinator, Home Based Primary Care, pharmacoeconomist or liaison pharmacist duties requiring the coordination of processes with other medical facilities or VISNs. Pharmacists assigned to this position must demonstrate the KSAs identified in subparagraph 3b(3)(b)1 above. Pharmacists assigned to this position must demonstrate the following knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs): Ability to communicate orally and in writing to persuade and influence clinical and management decisions. Expert understanding of regulatory and quality standards pertaining 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. References: VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G15, dated June 7, 2012, VA Pharmacist Qualification Standards, GS-660. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office. Physical Requirements: This position requires visual acuity (depth perception and ability to distinguish basic colors and shades of colors), near vision correctable at 13 to 16, and far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and 20/40 in the other and keen hearing. This position requires potentially long periods standing (6 hours). The incumbent may be required to do light lifting and carrying of up to 15 pounds; reaching above shoulders. Both hands and legs are required along with the use of all fingers; hearing (aid permitted); repetitive computer use. ["The VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS) has an immediate opening for a Pharmacogenomics Pharmacy Program Manager (PGx PM). This position will serve as the subject matter expert in Pharmacogenomics (PGx); performing activities directed at preventing ineffective or harmful initiation of drug therapy, and/or continuation of drug therapy that is not optimal in patients who may be identified with genotypes that have associated actionable drug-gene pairs. The roles and responsibilities relate to leading PGx implementation, providing PGx education to provider and pharmacy staff, and providing patient care that incorporates PGx recommendations in a variety of practice areas both inpatient and outpatient utilizing a global scope of practice. The PGx PM responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Program Manager Activities: Collaborates with the National Pharmacogenomics Program Office and other pharmacogenomic programs to support initiatives, goals and local/VISN champion and develop processes for facility implementation of a clinical pharmacogenomic service/stewardship program. Develops and revises policies, clinical pathways, order sets and menus that promote the optimal use of pharmacogenomics testing (i.e., pre-emptive/reactive) based on published guidelines and primary literature. Contributes to the development and sustainment of pharmacogenomic-specific clinical decision support (CDS) tools in electronic health record systems that guide prescribers on the appropriate use and dosing of medicines based on a patient's pharmacogenomic profile. Assists the facility laboratory and informatics teams to identify and incorporate infrastructure to support pharmacogenomics laboratory services and to track and report on improved patient outcomes of the facility PGx, such as avoidance of adverse events and inappropriate medication selection. Provides formal and informal education and in-services to pharmacy, medical, nursing, and other staff throughout the health care system. Clinical Activities: Provides direct patient care under the individual pharmacists' scope of practice, which will include: face-to-face, telephone, or VVC patients appointments; clinical PGx outpatient and inpatient consult service; initiating, modifying and discontinuing medication therapy; and ordering appropriate laboratory tests. Educates Veterans on the benefits of PGx testing to establish realistic expectations, so that patients can make a value-added decision to participate in PGx testing. Utilizes PGx principles in the provision of comprehensive medication management to maximize the effectiveness of medication use. Combines PGx test results with traditional pharmacodynamic and pharmacokinetic parameters, drug interactions, potential adverse effects, and other pertinent data such as patient demographics to making an informed decision on future medication therapy. Communicates pharmacogenomic-specific drug therapy recommendations to healthcare team and patients, including documentation of interpretation of results in the electronic health record based on active CDS and PGx resources such as the Clinical Pharmacogenetics Implementation Consortium (CPIC) guidelines, PharmGKB, and alike. Documents PGx interventions utilizing standardized templates with health factors developed by the CPPO PGx workgroup for data tracking and trending of value-added PGx interventions VA Careers - Pharmacy: https://youtube.com/embed/Fn_ickNBEws Work Schedule: Generally: Monday- Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm Telework: Eligible; Ad Hoc Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Functional Statement #: 000000 Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized EDRP Authorized: Contact V21CCOEEDRP@VA.GOV, the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance. 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