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