(From VHA Qualification Standards)
Must be a citizen of the United States. (Non citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with chapter 3, section A, paragraph 3g.
Education: Have a Pharmacy degree from an approved college or university. The degree program must have been approved by the American Council on Pharmaceutical education (ACPE), or prior to the establishment of ACPE, have been a member of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy.
Licensure and Registration: Hold a 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. The pharmacist must maintain current registration if this a requirement for maintaining full, current, and unrestricted licensure. A pharmacist who has, or has had, any license(s) revoked, suspended, denied, restricted, limited, or issued/placed in a probationary status may be appointed only in accordance with the provisions in VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Chapter 3, section B, paragraph 16.
NOTE: Individuals who have or have had multiple licenses and had any such license revoked for professional misconduct, professional incompetence or substandard care, or who surrendered such license after receiving written notice of potential termination of such license by the State for professional misconduct, professional incompetence, or substandard care, are not eligible for appointment to the position unless such revoked or surrendered license is fully restored (38 U.S.C. 7402(f). Effective November 30, 1999, this is a requirement for employment. This requirement does not apply to licensed pharmacists on VA rolls as of that date, provided they maintain continuous appointment and are not disqualified for employment by any subsequent revocations or voluntary surrenders of State license, registration, or certification.
English Language Proficiency: Must be proficient in spoken and written English.
Specialized Experience GS-13 requires: In addition to meeting all basic requirements, applicants must have one year of specialized experience as a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist at the GS-12 level in the Federal Service or equivalent; or board certification recognized by the American Pharmaceutical Associations Board of Pharmaceutical Specialties, or the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists (or equivalent) or completion of two year post-Pharm.D. ASHP fellowship in a clinical or specialized program. Specialized experience includes: designing, implementing, assessing, monitoring and documenting therapeutic plans utilizing the most effective, least toxic and most economical medication treatments; helping achieve positive patient centric outcomes through 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.
Preferred Qualifications: PGY-2 in Mental Health Psychiatry and board certification plus practice in Mental Health setting.
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. Applicants must, therefore, only report attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants can verify accreditation 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 in a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education.***
Reference: VA Qualifications Standards (Handbook 5005) is available in the local Human Resources Office.
- Subject to satisfactory completion of our credentialing process.
- Position does not confer competitive status.
- Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see http://www.sss.gov/)
When applying for Federal jobs, eligible veterans should claim preference on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section provided and provide a legible copy of DD-214(s) showing all dates of service as well as character of service (honorable, general, etc.) Additionally, Veterans with service-connected disability of 10% or more must also submit a copy of their official statement from the Department of Veterans Affairs, or from a branch of the Armed Forces, certifying their service-connected disability and/or their receipt of compensation for service-connected disability and/or their receipt of compensation for service-connected disability.
Veterans with service-connected disability of less than 10%, non service-connected disability, and Purple Heart recipients, as-well-as claiming derived preference for a spouse, widow, widower, or natural mother, should refer to and submit a completed SF-15, "Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference," and required documentation with your application material.
Veterans with service-connected disability of less than 10%, non service-connected disability, and Purple Heart recipients, as well as those claiming derived preference for a spouse, widow, widower, or natural mother, should refer to and submit a completed SF-15m, "Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference", and required documentation with your application material.
Physical Requirements: Applicants must be physically and mentally able to efficiently perform the essential functions of the position without hazard to themselves or others. Applicants for this position must pass a pre-employment medical examination.
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 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.
An incomplete application will receive a rating of IFM (ineligible due to missing forms). Requests for reconsideration will not be considered for applicants who fail to submit a complete application package. We cannot be held responsible for incompatible software or fax transmissions.