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Pharmacist (Academic Detailing Program Manager) GS-660-13

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Job Ref:  378995100
Employer:  U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
City:  San Francisco
State:  California (CA)
Position type:  Full-Time
This pharmacist serves as a Pharmacy Program Manager for the Academic Detailing program. The incumbent holds a position of high visibility and represents the San Francisco Medical Center and VISN-wide efforts to improve medical care. As such, the incumbent must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills. The incumbent will consult with VISN and PBM staff to help initiate, develop, validate and execute projects. The incumbent will be expected to exercise initiative and to collaborate effectively with clinical and administrative staff at VISN stations and community-based outpatient clinics to meet performance goals and support quality patient care activities. The incumbent will have knowledge of and will apply marketing techniques in promotion of practice guidelines and other health initiatives. The incumbent will perform data analysis and manipulation to measure performance and to trend changes. As such, the position requires computer expertise, particularly in the area of database programs and data analysis. The incumbent will assist with the pull through of specific goals and a vision for the program and will assist with future program development. Additionally, this pharmacist may work under a scope of practice providing direct patient care up to 25% of the time. Work Schedule:8:00 am to 4:30 pm
Functional Statement Title/#: Academic Detailing Program Manager GS-13
  • U.S. citizenship. Non-citizens may 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(Pharmacy (Pharm.D).D.) degree. 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 EquivalencyExamination (FPGEE) and the Test of English as a Foreign Language Internet-Based Test (TOEFL IBM).

    • 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.

      Preferred Experience: Advanced skill in monitoring and assessing the outcome of mental health drug therapies highly preferred.
      In addition to the GS-12 requirements, must have 1 year of experience equivalent to the next lower grade level.

    Physical Requirements: This work requires, sitting, walking, standing, and lifting/carrying of light items. There is frequent use of a personal computer and telephone.All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s):
    *Other(VA FORM 2850c, License)
    Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants:

    VA Form 10-2850c - Application for Associated Health Occupations (Available at ) (required).

    Please use this checklist to make sure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees). You will not be contacted for additional information.

    Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section provided and provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) and/or documentation related to your active duty service which shows dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation. Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veterans Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. For more information, please review the information for disabled Veterans in the application checklist or visit .

    Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents: You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application. If you are unable to apply online or unable to upload your supporting documents to your online application, follow the directions located at the following site: Fax Options . The Vacancy ID of the job opportunity announcement is 1195894.

    NOTE: If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203-FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.

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