Job Description

Job Summary

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 768792 (Include # on all documents).

THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS OPEN TO DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS EMPLOYEES ONLY.

This announcement will remain open until filled.  First referrals will be made after November 2, 2012.  Additional referrals will be made as necessary after this date until position is filled.

To fulfill President Lincoln's promise – "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" – by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans.  How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?

As a VA professional, your opportunities are endless. With many openings in the multiple functions of VA, you will have a wide range of opportunities at your fingertips. Not only is it the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the nation, but we also provide many other services to Veterans through the Benefits Administration and National Cemeteries.

VA professionals feel good about their careers and their ability to balance work and home life. VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities.  For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go to http://www.vacareers.va.gov/.  

Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP):  The applicant(s) selected for this position will be eligible to apply for an education loan reimbursement award under the provisions of the Education Debt Reduction Program subject to availability of EDRP funding.

Appointment is contingent upon applicant meeting qualifications and the determination of the Professional Standards Board.

Duties

The Associate Service Chief, Pharmacy Service, assignments involve complex problems of a wide range and highly specialized nature. 

H/she is responsible for overseeing all professional and clinical pharmacy activities.  These include but are not limited to: disease state management services; direct patient care services (e.g., Anticoagulation Clinic, Medication Management Clinic, etc.) where appropriate and feasible; the procurement, storage and distribution of drugs and supplies; patient education; medication therapy management; drug information and consulative services; coordination of all drug and supply dispensing from CMOP; the provision of drug information and consultative services to all patients and health care professionals.

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  May require weekends and off tours.

Relocation Expenses: Relocation expenses are authorized for this position.

 

Additional Information

What To Expect Next

After we receive your complete application package (including any required documents), your qualifications will be reviewed to decide if you meet the basic requirements.  You will be notified when this decision is made.

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, thrift savings plan, 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

This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status. 

This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

How to Apply

To begin the process, click the Apply Online button at the right side of this screen 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.

YOU MUST INCLUDE VA FORM 10-2850c IN YOUR APPLICATION PACKAGE TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS VACANCY.   You may upload the completed form to your USAJOBS or Application Manager account if you apply online.  Then you can use the uploaded form again and again when applying for future vacancies.  Please see this guide (http://www4.va.gov/OHRM/joblistings/uploading-and-using-documents-online.doc) for more information on uploading and re-using the form in your applications.  Other required forms and documents can also be saved in your account and used the same way.  Applicants are urged to apply online; this process is much easier and faster.

Note: To return to a previously Saved or Incomplete application, just reapply through your account in USAJOBS.  Check your account ( https://my.usajobs.gov/Login.aspx ) to see the status of your application after applying, 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/pdf_fill/OPM1203fx.pdf.
  3. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with all supporting documents to (478)757-3144.  Your 1203FX form must be placed on top of all materials being faxed and will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.
  4. Keep a copy of your fax receipt in case verification is needed.

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: 768792.  You must use this fax cover sheet in order for your documents to be matched with your online application.
  2. Fax your documents to (478)757-3144.

The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Friday, October 18, 2013.

How You Will Be Evaluated

Your application, résumé and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect consideration for employment.   You may also be evaluated based upon the question responses you provide during a structured interview. In responding to structured interview questions you should be sure to cite specific examples of experience, explain exactly what you did, and the outcome.

If applicants are interviewed for the position, performance based interview questions will be used.   For additional information regarding performance-based interviews, please review the following website(s) on the Internet: http://www.va.gov/pbi .   In addition, candidates may be interviewed by a panel.

Required Documents

You must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
  1. CV or Resume.
  2. VA Form 10-2850c - Applicationfor Associated Health Occupations (Available at  http://www.va.gov/vaforms/medical/pdf/vha-10-2850c-fill.pdf) (Required).
  3. Occupational Questionnaire
  4. Copy of Transcript (Required).
  5. Copy of License (Required).
  6. If prior military service, include all copies of your DD Forms 214 (required).   Applicants claiming preference based on service-connected disability, or based on being the spouse or mother of a disabled or deceased Veteran, must also complete and submit an SF 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference (available at http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf).  
  7. If currently employed in the VA system, and not a John J. Pershing VAMC employees, include latest SF-50 - Notification of Personnel Action. (required).

Failure to submit the required forms will result in being found NOT QUALIFIED for this position.