VISN 5 Pharmacy Executive
Department Of Veterans Affairs - Linthicum, MD

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Quality Care Our Heroes DeserveNow is the time to take your career to the next level and become part of the high-caliber talent that is VA. Experience what 250,000 current VA employees already have –state-of-the art practice settings, access to the latest technology, a multi-disciplinary team environment and the opportunity to provide the men and women who have bravely served this country with the finest patient care, benefits and customer satisfaction. And with VA Patient Satisfaction Scores leading the healthcare industry, you’ll be joining one of the most respected facilities in the Nation.

WHO WE AREWe are people who take great pride and deep satisfaction in providing America's veterans with the best clinical care, the most innovative technology, and the most comprehensive array of benefits America has to offer.MISSION & VISION"To care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow and his orphan." Abraham Lincoln
Come join our team and get pure job satisfaction, while caring for those who have served (or are currently serving) our country...our nation's Veterans.**********************************************The Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN 5) consist of three VA Medical Centers: Martinsburg; Washington; and the VA Maryland Healthcare Care System, which is comprised of the Baltimore VAMC, Perry Point Campus, Loch Raven Rehabilitation and Community LivingCenter; and 15 CBOC's (Community Based Outpatient Clinics).**********************************************Top 5 reasons YOU should choose a career with VA: 5. A premium benefits package4. A fulfilling and challenging work environment3. Work where you want to live2. On-the-job growth and advancement1. To discover the career you want, for the future you deserve**********************************************Be a member of a team providing compassionate healthcare to veterans. We are an employer of choice who is a center of excellence in patient care, education and research. We value trust, respect, commitment, compassion, and excellence; we value you. Go to for more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs. for more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs.

DUTIES: The VA Capitol Health Care Network is currently recruiting for a virtual VISN 5 Pharmacy Executive. The VA Capitol Health Care Network consists of 3 Medical Centers, including one multi-divisional medical center, and 15 Community Based Outpatient Clinics. The incumbent of this position is responsible for performing a wide array of pharmacy duties and responsibilities including supporting the Networks mission by the coordination, planning and organizing of pharmacy programs. The incumbent provides VISN and local facility management with professional guidance and consultation on matters pertaining to clinical pharmacy, patient safety, medication management systems, drug therapy, operational efficiency, and cost-effective delivery of pharmaceutical care and services. The Pharmacy Executive has program responsibility for the coordination of network pharmacy functions including the VISN Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee (P&T) and Clinical Service Board (CSB) Committee. She/heassists in coordinating professional and administrative pharmaceutical functions in all VISN 5 facilities. The incumbent is fully responsible for the network Pharmacy Benefits Management program. Pharmacy Benefits Management includes monitoring and trending pharmaceutical costs and workload at all sites, Consolidated Mail-out Pharmacy (CMOP) utilization, national and VISN level pharmaceutical contract compliance, and pharmacological treatment guideline implementation. The incumbent tracks drug usage and drug cost for all network facilities and utilizes sound management principles in preparing projections and justifications for required pharmacy budgets. The incumbent develops and coordinates implementation of network wide effective and efficient policies and procedures that will assure Veterans will receive consistent high quality pharmaceutical services with positive outcomes at all network facilities. The incumbent routinely meets with pharmaceutical representatives to explore pharmaceutical research partnerships that will enhance the quality of care for Veterans. The VPE is responsible for the operations of the VISN 5 P&T Committee including formulary maintenance, non-formulary drug use, contract compliance, patient safety monitoring, and therapeutic guideline implementation. The VPE coordinates the necessary VISN P&T subcommittees/workgroups to accomplish to implement use of identified best practices, opportunities for improvement, VISN wide or national Drug Use Evaluations, and monitoring compliance with pharmaceutical treatment guidelines and protocols in alignment with the P&T overarching goal of optimal pharmaceutical utilization and world class health care. Furthermore, the incumbent will perform other duties, as assigned.


  • U.S. Citizenship Required
  • Licensure, Certification, or Registration required
  • Background and/or Security Investigation required
  • Must pass pre-employment examination
  • baccalaureate degree in pharmacy (BS Pharmacy) and/or a Doctor of Pharmacy
  • Travel will be required
Required Skills:
BASIC REQUIREMENTSa. 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.)b. 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.)c. 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.e. English Language Proficiency. Pharmacists must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d), and 7407(d).GS-15Specialized Experience: 1 year of experience equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS-14)?Creditable experience will be determined by the incumbents' ability to display knowledge, skills, and abilities in the following: 1.Skill in persuading others and gaining cooperation to accomplish goals.2. Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing regarding complex clinical and technical issues.3. Skill in utilizing regulatory and quality standards to develop and implement operational programs.4. Skill in managing multiple and diverse people or programs.5. Skill in utilizing available resources to support the mission and goals of the organization.
APPLICANTS PLEASE NOTE: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications (particularly positions with a positive education requirement.) Therefore, applicants must report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly. EDUCATION: To receive credit for education completed outside the United States, you must show proof that the education has been submitted to a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign educational credentials and such education has been deemed at least equivalent to that gained in conventionalU.S. education programs.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: (Failure to comply may be grounds for withdrawal of an offer of employment or dismissal after appointment)

  • Applicants must be citizens of the United States, and be at least 16 years of age as of the closing date.
  • Applicants tentatively selected for certain designated positions may be subject to a random drug screening for illegal drug use. Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment.
  • New Appointees will be subject to a background investigation to determine suitability. Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must certify at the time of appointment that they have registered with the Selective Service system or are exempt for having to do so under Selective Service law.
  • Applicants must not be listed on the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Office of Inspector General Sanctions database.
  • Applicants selected for positions through this announcement may be subject to a one year probationary period.
  • Public Law 95-201 requires that persons appointed to direct patient-care positions must possess the required basic proficiency in spoken and written English.
Once the application process is complete, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the job requirements. To determine if you arequalified for this job,your resume and supporting documentation will be compared against your responses to the occupational questionnaire. The numeric ratingyou receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire. The score is a measure of the degree to which your background matches the knowledge, skills and abilities required of this position. If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience your score can and will be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating.INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS will receive a rating of IFM (ineligible due to missing forms). Requests for reconsideration of ratings will not be considered for applicants who fail to submit a complete application package.We cannot be held responsible for incompatible software, fax transmissions, delays in mail service, etc.Only send documentation as requested/required by this announcement and that directly supports your qualifications for this position.
Bring your expertise to VA and be valued as part of a team that is recognized and respected for significant contributions to medicine. You’ll enjoy a patient-focused environment, terrific benefits and incentives, and the ability to practice at any VA facility in the country.

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