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    Summary


    The Sheridan VA Health Care System is recruiting for one (1) Clinical Pharmacy Specialist (PACT) , GS-0660-13, Pharmacy Service position to serve as a mid-level provider who functions to initiate, modify or discontinue medication therapy and as a consultant for intensive medication therapy management services. This position will support the mission at the Gillette Community Based Clinic, Gillette, WY.

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    Responsibilities

    Manages as a mid-level provider within a scope of practice in providing care for a wide variety of disease states; independent practitioner with maximal prescribing privileges and autonomy under an approved scope of practice.

    Achieves positive patient centric outcomes through direct and indirect interactions with patients.

    Designs, implements, assesses, monitors, and documents therapeutic plans based on patient-specific information utilizing the most cost effective, least toxic, and most effective therapy.

    Completes an appropriate review of all medication orders to include selection of drug therapy based upon the pharmaceutical principles of pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics; monitors for efficacy, side effects and clinical outcome through selection and evaluation of physical and laboratory parameters; and advises prescribers as appropriate.

    Reviews all medication orders for appropriateness, drug selection, dosage, route of administration and the amount, and adherence to the VA formulary process.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    None

  • Job family (Series)

    0660 Pharmacist

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    Requirements

    Conditions Of Employment

    You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job
    Designated and/or random drug testing required
    Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
    You may be required to serve a probationary period
    Subject to a background/security investigation
    Must be proficient in written and spoken English
    Must meet Education and Licensure requirements of the position
    Travel may be required
    10-2850c Application for Associated Health Occupations Required
    Resume/CV required Resume
    : Your resume should include the following information for each job that you list: Job title; Complete Work Place Addresses; Duties (be as detailed as possible); Month and year start/end dates (e.g. June 2007 to April 2008); Full-time, part-time status (include hours worked per week).
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    Participation in the seasonal influenza program is a condition of employment and a requirement for all Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care Personnel (HCP). HCP are individuals who, during the influenza season, work in VHA locations where patients receive care or who come into contact with VA patients as part of their duties. VHA locations include, but are not limited to, VA hospitals and associated clinics, community living centers (CLCs), community-based outpatient clinics (CBOCs), domiciliary units, Vet centers and VA-leased facilities. HCP include all VA licensed and unlicensed, clinical and administrative, paid and unpaid, full- and part-time employees, intermittent employees, fee basis employees, VA contractors, students, researchers, volunteers, and trainees who work at these facilities.

    Work Schedule: 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM
    Tele-work schedules: Not authorized
    Virtual work schedules: Not authorized
    FLSA: Exempt
    Functional Statement Title/#: Clinical Pharmacy Specialist (PACT)
    BU Status

    Bargaining Unit


    Relocation / Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized
    Relocation Expenses: Not Authorized
    Designated Drug-Testing Position: Applicants tentatively selected for VA employment in a testing designated position are subject to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment. Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment with VA. Applicants will not be appointed to the position if a verified positive drug test result is received
    Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required


    Qualifications

    Basic Requirements:
    Citizenship: Citizen of the United States. (Noncitizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with chapter 3, section A, paragraph 3g, VA Handbook 5005 Appendix G15.)
    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.
    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. The pharmacist must maintain current registration if this is a requirement for maintaining full, current, and unrestricted licensure. A pharmacist who has, or has ever 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.
    Physical Requirements: See VA Directive and Handbook 5019.
    English Language Proficiency. Pharmacists must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d), and 7407(d).
    GRADE REQUIREMENTS
    a. Creditable Experience: (1) Knowledge of Professional Pharmacy Practices. To be creditable, the experience must have demonstrated the use of knowledge, skills, and abilities associated with professional pharmacy practice. Professional practice means paid/non-paid employment as a professional or unlicensed graduate pharmacist as defined by the appropriate licensing board. (2) Residency and Fellowship Training. Residency and fellowship training programs in a specialized area of clinical pharmacy practice may be substituted for creditable experience on a year-for-year basis. The pharmacy residency program must be accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP). A fellowship program that is not accredited by the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP) will need to have comparable standards for experience to be creditable (Professional Standards Board refers to the Deputy Chief Consultant for Professional Practice for the determination). (3) Quality of Experience. Qualifying experience must be at a level comparable to pharmacy experience at the next lower level. Experience as a Graduate Pharmacist is creditable provided the candidate was used as a professional pharmacist (under supervision) and subsequently passed the appropriate licensure examination. (4) Part-time Experience. Part-time experience as a professional pharmacist is credited according to its relationship to the full-time workweek. For example, a pharmacist employed 20 hours a week, or on a 1/2-time basis, would receive 1 full-time workweek of credit for each 2 weeks of service.

    GS-11 Pharmacist
    (a) Experience, Education, and Licensure. None beyond the basic requirements. (NOTE: See exception to licensure requirement in subparagraph 2c(1) above.); (b) Assignment. Pharmacists at this grade level serve in a developmental capacity.

    GS-12 Clinical Pharmacist (Full Performance Level); (a) Experience or Education. In addition to the basic requirements, candidates must meet one of the following: 1. 1 year of experience equivalent to the next lower grade level, or 2. Completion of an ACPE-accredited Pharm.D. program.

    GS-13 (Above the Full Performance Level).
    (a) Experience. In addition to the GS-12 requirements, must have 1 year of experience equivalent to the next lower grade level.
    (b) Assignments. Candidates at this grade level are to be in one of the assignments listed below. For all assignments above the full performance level, the higher-level duties must consist of significant scope, administrative independence, complexity (difficulty) and range of variety as described in this standard at the specified grade level and be performed by the incumbent at least 25% of the time.
    1. Clinical Pharmacy Specialist. The clinical pharmacy specialist (CPS) functions at the highest level of clinical practice, works independently under their scope of practice as defined by the individual medical center to directly care for patients. A CPS plays a defined role in budgetary execution and serves as a mid-level provider who functions to initiate, modify or discontinue medication therapy and as a consultant for intensive medication therapy management services. This includes, but is not limited to, the following: 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. Pharmacists assigned to this position must demonstrate the following KSAs:
    Pharmacists assigned to this position must demonstrate the following Knowledge Skills & Abilities (KSAs):
    (1)
    Ability to communicate orally and in writing to persuade and influence clinical and management decisions
    (2) Expert understanding of regulatory and quality standards for their program area
    (3) Ability to solve problems, coordinate and organize responsibilities to maximize outcomes in there program area or area of clinical expertise
    (4) Expert knowledge of a specialized area of clinical pharmacy practice or specialty area of pharmacy
    (5) Advanced skill in monitoring and assessing the outcome of drug therapies, including physical assessment and interpretation of laboratory and other diagnostic parameters.
    References: VA Handbook 5005, "Staffing," Part II, Chapter 3, Appendix G15

    Physical Demands:
    Ordering lab tests necessary to manage care, referring patients to appropriate health care providers as needed, performing patient triage functions and ordering medications. No special physical demands such as above ability, dexterity, or strength are required to perform the work. Works is sedentary and the employee may sit comfortably. There may be some walking, standing, bending, carrying of light items, driving an automobile, etc. Including use of fingers, walking up to 2.5 hours, standing up to 2.5 hours, repeated bending up to 2.5 hours, the use of readers or correction lens are approved, ability to distinguish basic colors, ability to distinguish shades of colors. Having good dexterity, position can be sedentary, exposer to clinical setting, exposer to laboratory setting, exposer patient care, exposer to germs, disease and toxicity environments.

    Work Environment:
    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. Work is usually performed in offices, meeting rooms, or similar settings. The work areas are adequately lighted, heated, and ventilated. Work may involve occasional overnight travel including normal everyday risks and discomforts associated with auto, bus, air, and rail transportation. No special physical demands such as above ability, dexterity, or strength are required to perform the work. Works is sedentary and the employee may sit comfortably. There may be some walking, standing, bending, carrying of light items, driving an automobile, etc.

    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. Verification of approved degree programs may be obtained from the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education, 20 North Clark Street, Suite 2500, Chicago, Illinois 60602-5109; phone: (312) 664-3575, or through their Web site at: http://www.acpe-accredit.org/. (NOTE: Prior to 2005 ACPE accredited both baccalaureate and Doctor of Pharmacy terminal degree program. Today the sole degree is Doctor of Pharmacy.)

    1. (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).

      (1) Exception. Non-licensed pharmacists who otherwise meet the eligibility requirements may be given a temporary appointment at the entry level as a Graduate Pharmacist under the authority of
      38 U.S.C. § 7405(c)(2)(B). The appointing official may waive the requirement of licensure for a period not to exceed 2 years for a pharmacist that provides care under the supervision of a licensed pharmacist. For grade levels above the GS-11, the candidate must be licensed.

      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

    • 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.
    • 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 view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.
    The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-13. The actual grade at which an applicant may be selected for this vacancy is in the range of GS-13 to GS-13.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

    IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. Your application, resume, C.V., and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect consideration for employment.

    NOTE: The Professional Standards Board (a peer-review group) will review the selected candidate's education and experience and recommend the grade and salary at which the candidate will be placed. For internal selectees eligible for promotion, the board will determine grade and HR will determine step in accordance with policy.

    Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance

    Other

    Drug test required

    Yes

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    Required Documents

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

    • VA-10-2850c
    • Resume


    VA Form 10-2850c Application for Associated Health Occupations can be found at: http://www.va.gov/vaforms/search_action.asp?FormNo=2850&tkey=&Action=Search. Cover Letter, DD-214, OF-306, VA-10-2850c, Other Veterans Document, Resume, SF-15, SF-50, and Transcript

    The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position.
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    to ensure you have included all documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), SF-50's, documentation to support Veterans Preference or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees).
    • DD-214
    • 10-2850c
    • Disability Rating letter/ Schedule A
    • Resume
    • SF-15
    • SF-50
    • Transcripts
    Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), 10pt (CP/CPS/XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP) in the questionnaire. You must provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) which shows dates and character of service (honorable, general, etc.). If you are currently serving on active duty and expect to be released or discharged within 120 days you must submit documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), and dates of impending separation. Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veteran Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. Documentation is required to award preference. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.

    If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

    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. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

    Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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    Benefits

    A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding.

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    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

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    How to Apply

    All applicants are encouraged to apply online. To apply for this position, you must complete the full questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (ET) on 03/11/2019~ to receive consideration.

    To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USA JOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.
    Click Submit My Answers to submit your application package.NOTE: It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.

    To verify your application is complete, log into your USA JOBS account, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login , select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process. To return to an incomplete application, log into your USA JOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USA JOBS account or your application will be incomplete.

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    Mark Chapa

    Address

    Sheridan VA Medical Center
    1898 Fort Road
    Sheridan, WY 82801
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    OUR MISSION: 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?

    Ever growing city located in Eastern corner of Wyoming near Mount Rushmore National Park and Yellowstone National Park. Life in Gillette, Wyoming with great schools, housing, plenty of hiking trails, restaurants, elevation 4,554 feet, strong economy, there are 19 top public schools serving 8,339 students in the Campbell County School District.

    Please visit our local Sheridan Websites:
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