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Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration VISN Program manager (Pharmacist) - Director (Center for Mental Healthcare and Outcomes Research) in North Little Rock, Arkansas

Summary Current, permanent VA employee or Federal employee from another agency, you should apply under CBST-11173076-21-ER. The CeMHOR Director will lead strategic planning for the research center, conduct research, and supervise investigators from multiple disciplines and research staff, and lead strategic planning for the research center. The Director is responsible for planning and carrying out research projects and for overseeing the work of all CeMHOR investigators and staff. Responsibilities A recruitment incentive may be authorized. Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to: - Directing all research, education programs, training, translational activities and administrative oversight for funded and proposed programs of research at CeMHOR; - Initiating, obtaining funding for and conducting original research projects; - Providing consultation to other investigators' ongoing projects and research proposals; - Disseminating findings of this research by writing reports and peer-reviewed publications and presenting findings at professional meetings and in briefings to VA operational partners; - Reviewing and providing quality control for analyses, proposals, reports and papers of staff; - Serving on national committees and review panels, including VA study sections; and - Oversight of all budget, personnel, operations and reporting for CeMHOR. The CeMHOR Director is expected to maintain and promote fruitful research activities and collaborations with the CAVHS academic affiliate and a firm academic base in the department in which they hold an academic appointment. - The CeMHOR Director provides mentoring to junior investigators and research fellows and other individuals interested in pursuing research as a long-term career. The CeMHOR Director mentors students at the academic affiliate, trainees in affiliated fellowship programs, and investigators in all aspects of health services research. The Director supervises all investigators and staff at CeMHOR. - The CeMHOR Director is responsible to both HSR&D leadership at VA Central Office and CAVHS leadership for communication, reporting, budget management, and personnel issues. The Director will engage with diverse stakeholders and audiences, including Veterans, investigators and staff members with diverse racial, rural, and socioeconomic backgrounds. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday; 8am - 4:30pm. AdHoc Telework possible. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications 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 (Pharm.D.) degree. Foreign education: 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. Preferred Experience: Experience with Federally funded research, Supervision/mentorship. Grade Determinations: Pharmacist, GS-14 Experience. In addition to the GS-13 requirements, must have 1 year of experience equivalent to the next lower grade level. Examples of creditable experience include but not limited designing, implementing, assessing, monitoring and documenting therapeutic plans, direct and indirect interactions with patients, providers, and interdisciplinary teams in assigned areas, performing physical assessments and ordering laboratory and other tests to help determine efficacy and toxicity of medication therapy. Demonstrated KSAs. The KSAs shown below apply to all assignments at this grade level. 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. References: VA Handbook 5005/55, Part II Appendix G15 dated 06/07/2012, Licensed Pharmacist Qualification Standard. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office. The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-14. Physical Requirements: Moderate lifting, 15-44 pounds, Light carrying, under 15 pounds, Reaching above shoulder, Use of fingers, Both hands required, walking (1 hour), kneeling (1 hour), repeated bending (1/2 hour), hearing (aids may be permitted), working closely with others with the possibility of exposure to communicable diseases. (See VA Directive and Handbook 5019, Employee Occupational Health Services). Education 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: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. 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: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html. Additional Information Receiving Service Credit or Earning Annual (Vacation) Leave: Federal Employees earn annual leave at a rate (4, 6 or 8 hours per pay period) which is based on the number of years they have served as a Federal employee. VA may offer newly-appointed Federal employee's credit for their job-related non-federal experience or active duty uniformed military service. This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which they earn annual leave. Such credit must be requested and approved prior to the appointment date and is not guaranteed. This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies. It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment. This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status. VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health-related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority. Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA for Vets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members. If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.

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