This Position Is No Longer Available

Job Title:Pharmacist (Graduate, Clinical, or Staff)

Department:Department Of Veterans Affairs

Agency:Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

Job Announcement Number:528-13-AQ769396-RDC

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$93,863.00 to $116,526.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 to Friday, May 17, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0660-11/12

POSITION INFORMATION:

Part Time - Excepted Service Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

12

DUTY LOCATIONS:

Few vacancies in the following location(s):
Buffalo, NY United States
Batavia, NY United States

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens

JOB SUMMARY:

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 769396 (Include on all documents)

 

 

WHO MAY APPLY:  QUALIFIED APPLICANTS THAT ARE U.S. CITIZENS.

 

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) needs employees who possess the energy, compassion, and commitment to serve those who serve our country. Whatever the job title, every position in VA will give you a chance to make a meaningful and personal contribution to the lives of truly special and deserving people - our Veterans. Working for VA is one of the most emotionally satisfying and professionally rewarding ways to dedicate the best within you to your Country's service.

 

If you are transitioning from the military or a Veteran already, we invite you to explore the benefits of continuing your career at the VA. The VA is committed to hiring Veterans.

 

The VA is much more than just another employer. It is an honorable, open and welcoming community of those who care. Gratitude is our motivation and service is our mission.

 

The VA has adopted Core Values and Characteristics that apply universally across the Department. The five Core Values define “who we are,” our culture, and how we care for Veterans, their families and other beneficiaries. The Values are Integrity, Commitment, Advocacy, Respect and Excellence (“I CARE”).

America's Veterans need you!

To find out more, go to http://www.va.gov/jobs/.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this job.
  • Subject to a background/suitability investigation.
  • Required to successfully pass a medical examination.
  • This is a testing designated position under VA Drug-Free Workplace Program.

DUTIES:

POSITION:  Pharmacist (Graduate, Clinical, or Staff ), GS-660-11/12

Graduate Pharmacist: GS-0660-11; Clinical Pharmacist, GS-0660-12 

DUTY LOCATION:  Positions may be available in Buffalo and Batavia, NY

 

Selected applicant may be eligible to apply for an award up to the maximum limitations under the provisions of the Education Debt Reduction Program.

  

This is an open continuous announcement. 

We accept applications for this particular occupation on an ongoing basis regardless of existing vacancies; qualified applicants will be considered as vacancies become available.  Therefore, you may or may not be contacted.

 

SALARY RANGE:      GS-11: $93,863-$108,947

                             GS-12: $98,445-$116,526

                             Dependent upon education and experience.

 

DUTIES:  Interpretation of physician order/prescriptions, dispensing of appropriate medications and counseling patients on proper medication administration, storage and side effects in patient specific age groups.  Clinical Pharmacists may perform the following duties: drug regimen review, initiation and/or adjustment of drug therapy, therapeutic drug monitoring, etc.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

 

Citizenship:  Citizen of the United States.

 

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. (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).

 

        

 

Licensure:  Full, current, and unrestricted license to practice pharmacy in a State, Territory or Commonwealth of the United States (i.e. Puerto Rico) or in the District of Columbia.

NOTE:  Graduate Pharmacists may be appointed under a time-limited appointment pending licensure.

 

Experience:

GS-11:

Graduate Pharmacists who otherwise meet the eligibility requirements, but are pending licensure. 

  

GS-12:

 The equivalent of 1 year of experience at the next lower grade level, or completion of an ACPE-accredited Pharm.D. program.

 

Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs). In addition to meeting the basic requirements, pharmacists at this grade level must demonstrate the following KSAs:

 

-  Ability to read, interpret, and apply written instructions;

-  Basic knowledge of professional pharmacy practice;

-  Ability to communicate orally;  

-  Ability to communicate in writing;

-  Basic computer skills;  

-  Basic knowledge of pharmaceutics, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, pharmacoeconomics and pharmacotherapeutics;

-  Ability to function in a team environment; and 

-  Knowledge of standards related to the distribution and control of scheduled and non-scheduled drugs to both inpatients and outpatients (including research and investigational drugs).  This includes but is not limited to basic knowledge of the standards of Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), the State (Territory of District of Columbia, if appropriate),  and The Joint Commission (TJC).

 

 

For more information on these qualification standards, please refer to VA Handbook 5005/55, Part II, Appendix G-15 PHARMACIST QUALIFICATION STANDARD

 

IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.


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 accred-itation at the following website: http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly. *** 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. ***

 

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Your résumé and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.

 

Veterans' Preference:

When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible veterans should claim preference on their application or résumé. Applicants claiming 10-point preference must complete an SF 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference. Veterans who are still in the service may be granted 5 points tentative preference on the basis of information contained in their applications, but they must produce a DD Form 214 prior to appointment to document entitlement to preference.

 

For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx


BENEFITS:

Working for the Department of Veterans Affairs offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. In addition to traditional "dollars and cents" benefits, we offer a range of benefits to help balance work and life.  For more information please visit us at http://www4.va.gov/jobs/job_benefits/benefits.asp.



OTHER INFORMATION:

The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) and Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provide eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. To be qualified you must submit appropriate documentation and be found well-qualified (have a final rating of 90 or more before any veterans preference points) for this vacancy. Information about ICTAP and CTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at http://www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp#ctap.

 

Receiving Service Credit for 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 employees 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.

 

PROBATION PERIOD: You will be required to serve a probationary period of 1 year.

 

INTERVIEWS:  Any interviews that may be conducted for this position will use the Performance Based Interviewing (PBI) process.  Further information is available at www.va.gov/pbi.

 

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY:  Selection for this position will be based solely on merit without regard to race, color, religion, age, gender, national origin, political affiliation, disability, sexual orientation, marital or family status or other differences.



HOW TO APPLY:

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

1. Your Résumé/CV

2. VA Form 10-2850c, “Application for Associated Health Occupations”

3. Optional Form 306, Declaration for Federal Employment

4. Copy of current ARRT (R) Certification(s).

5. Evidence of your eligibility to apply for this vacancy (see Required Documents section below)

6. Additional Required Documents (see Required Documents section below)

7. A complete Occupational Questionnaire View Assessment Questions

 

The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Monday, September 30, 2013.

To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to complete the occupational questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process. Applicants are encouraged to apply online; this process is easier, faster and provides more information as applications are processed. 

Note: To return to a previously Saved or Incomplete application you may use the following link: https://applicationmanager.gov/. After applying, return to Application Manager or your member account in USAJOBS to see the status of your application, including any messages that may have been sent to you.

If you cannot apply online:

1. Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire,

2. Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the occupational questionnaire http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdfimage/opm1203fx.pdf, and

3. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to (478)757-3144. Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.

To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload:

1. Complete this cover page http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf using the following Vacancy ID 769396.

2. Fax your documents to (478)757-3144.

 



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

Use this checklist to make sure you've submitted everything that is required for a complete application package!

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Roxanne Cardwell
Phone: (716)862-8909
Email: ROXANNE.CARDWELL@VA.GOV
Agency Information:
VHA Western New York HCS Buffalo
Healthcare System
Buffalo, NY
14215

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

After we receive your complete application package (including all required documents), your qualifications will be reviewed and assigned an initial rating. We will also review your application to make sure that your résumé supports the answers given in the questionnaire. If your résumé does not support your questionnaire answers, we will adjust your rating accordingly. Based on your ranking or numerical score, you may be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. You will be notified when your rating is determined.


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