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Job Title:Pharmacist, Clinical Pharmacy Specialist (Anticoagulation Clinic)

Department:Department Of Veterans Affairs

Agency:Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

Job Announcement Number:610-12-41-612427-MWM

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$108,490.00 to $126,571.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Tuesday, February 21, 2012 to Monday, March 5, 2012

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0660-12

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy - Marion, IN United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens

JOB SUMMARY:

MISSION & VISION

"To care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow and his orphan."

–Abraham Lincoln

The VA Northern Indiana Health Care System (VANIHCS) is seeking health care professionals who are interested in carrying out our mission to honor America's veterans by providing exceptional health care that improves their health and well being. VANIHCS is an integrated health care facility consisting of a state-of-the-art gero/psych facility in Marion, a general medicine and surgery facility in Fort Wayne, and active primary care services at both campuses.

VA Northern Indiana Health Care System (NIHCS) was formed in 1995 by the integration of the VA Medical Centers in Fort Wayne and Marion, Indiana. The mission of VA Northern Indiana Health Care System is to provide coordinated, compassionate, and comprehensive quality primary care, mental health services, and extended care to Veterans in a timely, accessible and cost effective manner. The Fort Wayne Campus offers primary and secondary medical and surgical services, and the Marion Campus offers a full range of psychiatry services, nursing home care, and extended care services. Primary care clinics are available at both campuses and at Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs) located in South Bend, Goshen, Peru, and Muncie, Indiana. Although the Marion Campus is well over 110 years old and the Fort Wayne Campus was constructed in 1950, recently completed renovations and construction, and continuous maintenance, ensure an attractive, state-of-the-art healthcare environment.

ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER: 610-12-41-612427-MWM

VACANCY ID: 612427

POSITION TITLE: Pharmacist, Clinical Pharmacy Specialist (Anticoagulation Clinic) GS-0660-12

Recruitment/Relocation Incentives may be authorized.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S. Citizenship Required
  • Must pass pre-employment physical examination.
  • English Language Proficiency required
  • Designated and-or Random Drug Testing required
  • Background and-or Security Investigation required

DUTIES:

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The primary responsibility is coordination and provision of clinical pharmacy services to patients enrolled in the Anticoagulation Clinic.  The Clinical Pharmacist Specialist, Pharmacy Department, applies clinical knowledge and skills when performing pharmaceutical functions and patient care activities in the Pharmacy and Medical Center.  Incumbent serves as a provider with prescribing privileges as outlined in the individual’s Scope of Practice for Clinical Pharmacy Specialist (CPS).  The primary responsibility of the Clinical Pharmacy Specialist is the provision of evidence-based pharmaceutical care services through both direct and indirect interaction with patients and providers.  The pharmacist monitors and manages drug therapy for patients referred with chronic disease states to the anticoagulation clinic.  The incumbent provides pharmaceutical care utilizing an advanced in-depth knowledge of current literature and contemporary practice of medications.  This pharmacist promotes and manages drug therapy based on current clinical knowledge that is consistent with policies established at the national, VISN, and local levels.  The scope of this practice includes patient teaching, quality assurance, staff education and consultation, and is often in association with or in support of pharmacists, providers, nurses, dietitians, and other health care practitioners.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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Residency training is strongly preferred.

Minimum Qualification Requirements: Reference: VA Handbook 5005/23, Part II, Appendix G15.  Licensed Pharmacist Qualification Standard, dated 8/16/2010.

1.  Citizenship of the United States. 

2.  Education.

    a)  Graduate of a degree program in pharmacy 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 (AACP).  Verification of approved degree programs may be obtained from the American Council on Pharmaceutical Education, 311 West Superior Street, Suite 512, Chicago, Illinois 60610-3537 Phone: (312) 664-3575), or through their Web site at:  http://www.acpe-accredit.org/.

     b)  Graduates of foreign pharmacy degree programs or those who graduated from a U.S.-based non-ACPE accredited degree program meet the educational requirement if their degree is found to be equivalent to degree programs recognized by the ACPE.  This finding may be based on any of the following:

      (1)  A letter of acceptance into a United States graduate pharmacy program recognized by the ACPE.

      (2)  Written certification from the Foreign Pharmacy Graduate Examination Commission, 700 Busse Highway, Park Ridge, IL 60068, Phone (847) 698-6227, that the individual has successfully passed the Foreign Pharmacy Graduate Examination.

      (3)  A letter from a United States college or university with a pharmacy degree program recognized by ACPE stating that the individual’s pharmacy degree has been evaluated and found to be equivalent to its Bachelor of Pharmacy degree or higher.

3.  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.

4.  Must meet Physical Requirements.

5.  English Language Proficiency.  Pharmacists must be proficient in spoken and written English.

6.  Experience:  For the Grade 12 Pharmacist, completion of the equivalent of 1 year of creditable experience at the enxt lower grade level which is directly related to the position to be filled or completion of a 1 year post-Pharm.D. ASHP accredited Residency.


(1) Graduate of a degree program in pharmacy 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 (AACP).  Verification of approved degree programs may be obtained from the American Council on Pharmaceutical Education, 311 West Superior Street, Suite 512, Chicago, Illinois 60610-3537 Phone: (312) 664-3575), or through their Web site at:  http://www.acpe-accredit.org/.

(2)  Graduates of foreign pharmacy degree programs or those who graduated from a U.S.-based non-ACPE accredited degree program meet the educational requirement if their degree is found to be equivalent to degree programs recognized by the ACPE.  This finding may be based on any of the following:

     (a)  A letter of acceptance into a United States graduate pharmacy program recognized by the ACPE.

     (b)  Written certification from the Foreign Pharmacy Graduate Examination Commission, 700 Busse Highway, Park Ridge, IL 60068, Phone (847) 698-6227, that the individual has successfully passed the Foreign Pharmacy Graduate Examination.

     (c)  A letter from a United States college or university with a pharmacy degree program recognized by ACPE stating that the individual’s pharmacy degree has been evaluated and found to be equivalent to its Bachelor of Pharmacy degree or higher.

 

Experience:  For the Grade 12 Pharmacist, completion of the equivalent of 1 year of creditable experience at the enxt lower grade level which is directly related to the position to be filled or completion of a 1 year post-Pharm.D. ASHP accredited Residency.

 

Creditable Experience 

     (a)  Knowledge of Current Professional Pharmacy Practices.  To be creditable, the experience must have required the use of knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics associated with current professional pharmacy practice.  The experience or education must demonstrate current professional practice.  This may be evidenced by one or more of the following during the 3-year period prior to appointment:

     1.  The equivalent of 1 year of active professional practice.  Active professional practice means paid/non-paid employment as a professional pharmacist as defined by the appropriate licensing board; or

     2.  In addition to a full, current and unrestricted license, annual completion of a minimum of 15 continuing education units (CEUs) recognized by ACPE, or as required by the licensing authority by which the pharmacist is licensed; or

     3.  A Master’s or Ph.D. degree in pharmacy or a related health care field.

 

     (b)  Crediting Residency and Fellowship Training as Experience 

     1.  Pharmacy degree programs have changed over time from the traditional bachelor’s 4-year degree to the 6-year Pharm.D. or formal post-baccalaureate (Pharm.D.) hospital oriented degree program as recognized by the American Council on Pharmaceutical Education (ACPE).  This change impacts the entry level for placement when compared to traditional two-grade level qualification standards for other occupations.

     2.  After completing the degree requirements, many pharmacists seeking hospital positions complete a 1-year PGY-1 (and occasionally a 1-year PGY-2) clinical pharmacy residency program or a 2–year pharmacy fellowship program (particularly those pharmacists interested in research positions).  This post-degree training is creditable as experience on a year-for-year basis (e.g., completion of a Pharm.D. degree and 1-year clinical residency is qualifying for GS-12; completion of a Pharm.D. degree and a 2-year fellowship is qualifying for GS-13).

      3.  A residency accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) does not include internships which are shorter training programs designated to meet the requirements of boards of pharmacy for licensure.  Residencies may be substituted for experience on a year-for-year basis.  There are two levels of residency.  The Post Graduate Year 1 (PGY1) is a general practice residency.  The Post Graduate Year 2 (PGY2) residencies are in specialized areas of pharmacy practice.

     4.  Fellowship programs are typically 2-year VA training programs in a specialized area of clinical practice.  Applicants for these programs usually possess a Pharm.D. or an equivalent degree and have completed an accredited clinical or specialized residency (or both).  Training as a fellow may substitute for creditable experience on a year-for-year basis.

 

     (c)  Quality of Experience.  Experience is only creditable if it is post-licensure experience as a professional pharmacist directly related to the position to be filled.  Qualifying experience must also be at a level comparable to pharmacy experience at the next lower level.

NOTE:  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.

 


     (d)  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.

 

Board Certification.  Board certification recognized by the American Pharmaceutical Association’s Board of Pharmaceutical Specialties or the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists is awarded based on successful completion of a validated exam.  Individuals usually have multiple years of experience prior to successful completion of the Exam.  Certified Diabetic Educators (CDE) awarded by the National Certification Board for Diabetic Education is considered an equivalent board certification.

 

Certificate Programs in Pharmacy.  Only accept certifications accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE).   The ACPE recognizes accredited specialized treatment programs in disease state management that meet the criteria established.  They teach specialized skills in disease management and may be considered when setting the entry step of the individual.

 

Crediting plans for post-graduate education and years of professional experience for pay level purposes are determined by the Pharmacist Professional Standards Board policies.

 

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 a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. ***


FOREIGN EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:  To receive credit for education completed outside the United States, you must show proof that the education has been submitted to a private organization that specialized in interpretation of foreign educational credentials and such education has been deemed at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education programs.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: (Failure to comply may be grounds for withdrawal of an offer of employment or dismissal after appointment)

  • Applicants must be citizens of the United States.
  • Applicants tentatively selected for certain designated positions may be subject to a random drug screening for illegal drug use. Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment.
  • New Appointees will be subject to a background investigation to determine suitability. Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must certify at the time of appointment that they have registered with the Selective Service system or are exempt for having to do so under Selective Service law.
  • Applicants must not be listed on the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Office of Inspector General Sanctions database.
  • Applicants selected for positions through this announcement may be subject to a one or two year probationary period.
  • 38 U.S.C. 7402(d) and 7407(d) requires that persons appointed to direct patient-care positions must possess the required basic proficiency in spoken and written English.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Once the application process is complete, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the job requirements. To determine if you are qualified for this job, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared against your responses to the occupational questionnaire. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.

INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS 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, fax transmissions, delays in mail service, etc.

 

Only send documentation as requested/required by this announcement and that directly supports your qualifications for this position. 


BENEFITS:

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The Federal government offers a number of exceptional benefits to its employees. The following Web addresses are provided for your reference to explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees.

Flexible Spending Accounts - The Federal Flexible Spending Accounts Program (FSAFeds) allows you to pay for certain health and dependent care expenses with pre-tax dollars. For additional information visit: https://www.fsafeds.com/fsafeds/index.asp

Health Insurance - The Federal Employees Health Benefits Program offers over 100 optional plans. For additional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/insure/health/index.asp

Leave - Most Federal employees earn both annual and sick leave. For additional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/oca/leave/index.asp

Life Insurance - The Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance Program (FEGLI) offers: Basic Life Insurance plus three types of optional insurance, for additional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/insure/life/index.asp

Long Term Care Insurance - The Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program (FLTCIP) provides long term care insurance for Federal employees and their parents, parents-in-law, stepparents, spouses, and adult children. For additional information visit: http://www.ltcfeds.com/

Retirement Program - Almost all new employees are automatically covered by the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS). FERS is a three-tiered retirement plan. The three tiers are: Social Security Benefits, Basic Benefit Plan, Thrift Savings Plan. For addtional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/retire/index.asp

This link provides and overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees. http://www.usajobs.gov/EI/benefits.asp



OTHER INFORMATION:

1. If you are a current career or career-conditional Federal employee or former Federal employee, you must submit a copy of your latest SF-50 "Notification of Personnel Action" and/or a copy of the SF-50.  Also, you should submit your most recent performance appraisal.

2. If you are a veteran with preference eligibility and you are claiming 5-point veterans' preference, you must attach a copy of your DD-214 or other proof of eligibility. If you are claiming 10-point veterans' preference, you must attach an SF-15, "Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference" plus the proof required by that form.

3. If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/59 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency. www.sss.gov



HOW TO APPLY:

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To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package, which includes both of the following parts:

1.      Your responses to the Assessment Questionnaire, and

2.      Your résumé and any other documents specified in the Required Documents section of this job announcement.

 

Use Application Manager for convenience and quickest processing. Track your progress to a Complete Application Package using the My Application Packages checklist and status displays in Application Manager. Your Application Package status must be Complete by 11:59 pm EST on Monday, March 05, 2012.

 

Option A:  Application Manager

To begin, choose one of these options:

·         If your résumé is going to come from the USAJOBS Resume Builder, you begin the process by clicking the Apply Online button near the bottom of this page. Your résumé will be attached only to the Application Package you complete and Submit immediately after you click the Apply Online button for this job announcement, not to any Application Packages you may already have created.

·         If your résumé is going to be one you prepared outside of USAJOBS Résumé Builder, click this link to begin the process:  Online Questionnaire.

 

To return to Application Manager at any time, use whichever one of the links  you used to begin as described above, or simply go to https://ApplicationManager.gov.

 

 

Option B:  Paper Qualifications Questionnaire

Submitting Documents

 

If you upload your documents using Application Manager, DO NOT FAX the same documents. To verify uploaded documents have been processed, please wait one hour to ensure they have cleared the virus scan. You can verify that your uploaded documents are attached to your application by checking the Details tab of your Application Manager account https://applicationmanager.gov for this vacancy announcement. Your documents will display under the Details tab in the Document area.

 

Faxed documents will take 2-3 business days to process. To fax documents, you MUST use the special cover page. Print the pre-populated cover page on the upload documents screen of Application Manager. Or, you may click this link http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf to print a copy of the cover page. When faxing documents, follow the procedures outlined below.  

 

  • Include the 8-character Vacancy Identification Number 612427,
  • Provide your Social Security Number and full name in the spaces provided or we will not be able to associate your document(s) with the rest of your application.
  • You may submit multiple documents for the same vacancy announcement using one cover page.
  • Fax your cover page and documents to 1-478-757-3144.

 

Faxed documents submitted with missing information will not be processed. The following will prevent your documents from being processed: 

 

  • Not using the special cover page mentioned above.
  • Missing, incomplete, or invalid Vacancy Identification Number
  • Missing or incomplete Social Security Number or name

 

Note: If you have documents in your Application Manager account from a previous vacancy announcement they can be opened, copied and saved then reused as an upload file for this vacancy. Uploading your documents will speed the processing of your application for this announcement.

 

If it is not possible for you to use Application Manager, you can write your answers on paper.  Follow these steps:

1.      You can print a copy of this job announcement so that you can read the questions offline.

2.      Obtain and print a copy of the OPM Form 1203-FX, which you will use to provide your answers. You can obtain the form at this URL http://www.opm.gov/Forms/pdf_fill/OPM1203fx.pdf, the HRMS office, or by calling USAJOBS by Phone at (703) 724-1850; after the introduction, press 1, and listen for instructions.

3.      You may submit the Form 1203-FX, resume, and any supporting documents by fax.

·         By Fax: If you are faxing a Form 1203-FX, do not use a separate cover sheet. Simply make sure the Form 1203-FX is on top of any other documents you are faxing. If you are faxing any documents without the Form 1203-FX on top, always use the official cover sheet which is here -- http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf -- and be sure to fill it out completely and clearly.  The fax number is 1-478-757-3144.  Feed all documents into your fax machine top first so that we receive them right-side up.

 



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

US Citizens

  • Résumé, CV, or any other written format
  • Copy of college transcripts if required
  • Questionnaire
  • Any other supporting documentation if desired

Applicants from Other Government Agencies and from VA’s Nationwide

  • Résumé, CV, or any other written format
  • Copy of college transcripts if required
  • Questionnaire
  • Copy of your latest SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action) showing your career status

Veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces

  • Résumé, CV, or any other written format
  • Copy of college transcripts if required
  • Questionnaire
  • Copy of your DD-214. Your copies must be legible and must show character of service and all dates of service; more than one DD-214 may be needed to show all dates of service.  Copies of your DD-214 may be requested by calling 800-827-1000 or TDD# 800-829-4833 or online at http://www.archives.gov/veterans/evetrecs/.
  • Disabled veterans and other veterans eligible for 10-point preference must also submit an SF-15 with required proof.  If you are claiming entitlement for 10-point veterans preference, you MUST submit your DD-214 showing character of service; and SF-15 (Application for 10-Point Veterans Preference) with the required VA letter dated 1991 or later, from the Department of Veterans Affairs or from a branch of the Armed Forces, certifying a service-connected disability of 10% or more. 

To submit the documents requested follow the options listed above. Your resume, curriculum vitae, or any other written format you choose to describe your job-related qualifications can be submitted electronically using the document upload process or fax. Please ensure that your resume contains your full name, address, phone and at least your last four digits of your social security number.

Note: Please ensure that your resume contains the basic information outlined under the Applying for a Federal Job link: http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdfimage/of0510.pdf

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Mitchell W. Mattingly
Phone: (765)674-3321x73950
Fax: (765)677-5128
Email: MITCHELL.MATTINGLY@VA.GOV
Agency Information:
VHA Northern Indiana HCS
Department of Veteran Affairs
VA Northern Indiana Health Care System
1700 East 38th Street
Marion, IN
46953 Fax: (765)677-5128

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. After a review of your complete application is made you will be notified of your rating and or referral to the hiring official.  If further evaluation or interviews are required you will be contacted.  

Instructions for answering the questions in the Occupational Questionnaire:

If you are applying to this announcement by completing the OPM 1203-FX form instead of using the Online Application method, please use the following step-by-step instructions as a guide to filling out the required questionnaire. You will need to print the vacancy announcement and refer to it as you answer the questions. You may omit any optional information; however, you must provide responses to all required questions. Be sure to double check your application before submission.

Social Security Number

Enter your Social Security Number. Providing your Social Security Number is voluntary, however we can not process your application without it.


Vacancy Identification Number

The Vacancy Identification Number is: 612427


1. Title of Job

Pharmacist, Clinical Pharmacy Specialist (Anticoagulation Clinic)


2. Biographic Data

3. E-Mail Address

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

4. Work Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

5. Employment Availability

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

6. Citizenship

Are you a citizen of the United States?
7. Background Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

8. Other Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

9. Languages

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

10. Lowest Grade

Enter the lowest grade level you will accept.


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11. Miscellaneous Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

12. Special Knowledge

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

13. Test Location

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

14. Veteran Preference Claim

15. Dates of Active Duty - Military Service

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

16. Availability Date

You may omit the availability date if you can begin work immediatley. Otherwise you must provide the date you will be available for employment. Please use this format: (mm/dd/yyyy)


17. Service Computation Date

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

18. Other Date Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

19. Job Preference

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

20. Occupational Specialties

The occupational specialty will be selected for you if there is only one, otherwise, select/enter at least one occupational specialty code for this position. The specialty code for this position is:


001 Clinical Pharmacist

21. Geographic Availability

The geographic location code will be selected for you if there is only one, otherwise, select/enter at least one geographic location in which you are intrested and will accept employment. The location code for this position is:


0138 Marion, IN

22. Transition Assistance Plan

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

23. Job Related Experience

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

24. Personal Background Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

Please choose the answers below that best describe your employment and experience. Note: "Target grade" is the highest grade included in this announcement.

1. If you are a permanent employee of the facility in which this vacancy is offered, choose one of the statements below. Otherwise, choose D.

A. I have not held the target grade of this vacancy, or a grade higher than the target grade, on a permanent basis.
B. I hold the target grade, or a higher grade than the target grade, on a permanent basis.
C. I held the target grade of this vacancy, or a grade higher than the target grade, on a permanent basis, but I am currently in a lower grade.
D. I am not a permanent employee of the facility where this vacancy is offered.

2. VERIFICATION STATEMENT: Your rating is subject to verification based on the résumé, narratives and 9other relevant documents you submit, and through verification of references as appropriate. Deliberate attempts to falsify information are grounds for non-selection and for termination. In addition, falsifying information on your application can result in your being barred from federal employment. Please choose A to certify that your answers are accurate and complete.

A. I certify that my answers are accurate and complete.
B. I do not wish to certify. I understand that I will not be considered for this position.

1. Are you a citizen of the United States?

A. Yes
B. No

The following question pertains to your basic education.

2. I possess qualifying education: Graduate of a degree program in pharmacy from an approved college or university 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 (AACP) OR Graduate of a foreign pharmacy degree programs or those who graduated from a U.S.-based non-ACPE accredited degree program meet the educational requirement if their degree is found to be equivalent to degree programs recognized by the ACPE.  This finding may be based on any of the following:

(a)  A letter of acceptance into a United States graduate pharmacy program recognized by the ACPE.

(b)  Written certification from the Foreign Pharmacy Graduate Examination Commission that the individual has successfully passed the Foreign Pharmacy Graduate Examination.

(c)  A letter from a United States college or university with a pharmacy degree program recognized by ACPE stating that the individual’s pharmacy degree has been evaluated and found to be equivalent to its Bachelor of Pharmacy degree or higher.

A. Yes
B. No

The following question pertains to your licensure.

3. Do you possess a 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?

A. Yes
B. No

4. Are you proficient in basic written and spoken English? [To be appointed under authority of 38 U.S.C. chapter 73 or 74, to serve in a direct patient-care capacity in VHA, applicants must be proficient in written and spoken English.]

A. Yes
B. No

5. In addition to the above mentioned basic requirements, as a Grade 12 pharmacist, have you completed one year of creditable experience at the next lower grade level which is directly related to the position to be filled or completion of a 1 year post-Pharm.D. ASHP accredited Residency.

A. Yes
B. No

The following questions pertain to your experience.  In additional to meeting the basic requirement, pharmacists assigned to this position must demonstrate an ability to manage people and/or programs and the knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics necessary to satisfactorily complete duties such as; development of performance standards and performance evaluations; assigning duties; recommendations for appointment, awards, advancement, and when appropriate, disciplinary action;identification of continuing education and training needs; etc. You must also be able to assess, plan and evaluate the pharmacy programs to ensure proper coordination between the delivery of pharmacy services and the overall delivery of health care; make decisions which serve to enhance the distinctive and contributory role of pharmacists within the local institution and the total health care system; accepting substantial and continuing responsibility and accountability for planning, organizing, coordinating and controlling a complex inpatient/outpatient pharmacy program; participating in long range program planning and model development for effective delivery of inpatient/outpatient pharmacy services and assuring implementation, maintenance and compliance with standards of professional practice.
For the following items, choose the ONE statement from the list below that best describes your knowledge, skill, and ability. Please select only one letter for each item.

A- I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B- I have had education or training in performing the task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
C- I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
D- I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senioremployee.
E- I am considered an expert in performin this task. I have supervised performance of this task or am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.

6. Comprehensive knowledge of a specialized area of clinical pharmacy practice or specialty are of pharmacy such as quality assurance/utilization review, informatics systems, drug information, etc. This level of knowledge is usually characterized by at least 1 year of experience related to clinical pharmacist duties in a specialized clinical area or advanced training/certification.

7. Comprehensive knowledge of pharmaceutics, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, pharmacoeconomics and pharmacotherapeutics. This level of knowledge is usually characterized by at least 2 years of experience related to clinical pharmacist duties in a specialized clinical area or advanced training/certification.

8. Skill in monitoring and assessing the outcome of drug therapies including physical assessment and interpretation of laboratory and other diagnostic parameters.

9. Knowledge of the design, conduct, and interpretation of controlled clinical drug trails or other research related to health care.

10. Ability to communicate orally to persuade and influence clinical decisions.

11. Ability to communicate in writing to persuade and influence clinical decisions.

12. Comprehensive knowledge of DEA, FDA, VA, the State, TJC and other standards related to the distribution and control of scheduled and non-scheduled drugs to both inpatients and outpatients (including research and investigational drugs).


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610-12-41-612427-MWM

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