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Job Title:Pharmacist (Supervisor)

Department:Department Of Veterans Affairs

Agency:Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

Job Announcement Number:NY-12-SH-762765

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.


$97,953.00 to $119,454.00 / Per Year


Sunday, October 07, 2012 to Tuesday, October 23, 2012




Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent


1 vacancy in the following location:
Cape Coral, FL United StatesView Map


United States Citizens


Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 762765 (Please include on all documents)


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.


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  


*Hours may range from 7 am – 7 pm weekdays and may include Saturdays


  • You must be a US citizen to apply for this job


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The Lee County Healthcare Center (LCHC) is seeking a Pharmacy Supervisor to be responsible for planning and coordinating pharmacy clinical programs/services for the Lee County Healthcare Center and the Southern Clinics Community-based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs).   The incumbent will be responsible for developing, scheduling, monitoring, and evaluating the activities of the Clinical Pharmacy Specialist (CPS) staff.   They will assist the pharmacy residency Program Director with the coordination of pharmacy residency program(s) and will be responsible for coordinating and supervising clinical rotations for pharmacy students. Responsibilities include consulting with pharmacy administration, the pharmacy service chief and the associate chief, clinical services for all matters involving the provision of clinical services at the LCHC or CBOCs.   The incumbent will consult with pharmacy benefits facility program manger regarding matters relating to formulary actions and Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee actions.


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Qualification standards used:  VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G15


English Language Proficiency:  Pharmacists must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d), and 7407(d).    

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.  


Education: 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)


Physical Requirements:   See VA Directive and Handbook 5019 .   


Experience:   Completion of the equivalent of 1 year of creditable experience at the next lower grade level which is directly related to the position to be filled, or board certification recognized by the American Pharmaceutical Association's Board of Pharmaceutical Specialties. 

Pharmacists assigned to this position must demonstrate the following KSAs:

1.  Ability to effectively supervise subordinate staff.

2. Ability to communicate orally and in writing to persuade and influence clinical and management decisions.

3.  Expert understanding of regulatory and quality standards pertaining to pharmacy.

4.  Skill in managing people or programs.

Upon selection, you must successfully complete a pre-employment physical to include drug screening, suitability screening (background check) and credentialing prior to appointment.  After appointment, there is a requirement for random testing for illegal drug use.


Pay will be determined by Professional Standards Board (PSB).

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 accreditation at the following website:   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. ***

Veterans' Preference:    When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on their application or résumé. Applicants claiming 10-point preference must complete an SF 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference. Veterans who are still in the service may be granted 5 points tentative preference on the basis of information contained in their applications, but they must produce a DD Form 214 or other proof prior to appointment to document entitlement to preference.   For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit .


Your application/resume and supporting documentation will be verified to determine your eligibility.  Please follow all instructions carefully.  Errors or omissions may affect consideration for employment.


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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, 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


The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) and Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provide eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. To be qualified you must submit appropriate documentation and be found well-qualified (have a final rating of 90 or more before any Veterans preference points) for this vacancy. Information about ICTAP and CTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at

Receiving Service Credit for Earning Annual (Vacation) Leave:  Federal Employees earn annual leave at a rate (4, 6 or 8 hours per pay period) which is based on the number of years they have served as a Federal employee.  VA may offer newly-appointed Federal employees credit for their job-related non-federal experience or active duty uniformed military service.  This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which they earn annual leave.


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To apply for this position: All applicants must furnish the following forms.   Failure to do so will result in your application being rated as incomplete:

  • VA Form 10-2850C Application for Associated Health Occupations
  • Resume ( preferred method is USA JOBS resume Builder)  or Curriculum Vitae
  • A complete Occupational Questionnaire, completed online. 
  • Copy of License or Certification
  • Transcripts (if qualifying based on education). Education must be from an accredited institution of higher learning in order to be creditable
  • Most Recent SF-50 – Notification of Personnel Action, if current or Reinstatement eligible Federal employee
  • Most Recent performance appraisal

If you are claiming veteran's preference, you must submit the following forms:

  • DD-214 – Honorable Discharge/Release from Active Duty. All periods of service must be accounted for.
  • SF-15 – Application for 10 point veteran preference
  • VA Regional Office letter – If claiming 10-point veteran preference.

The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on TAG:Closing Date.

To begin the process, click the Apply Online button 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.   Applicants are urged to apply online; this process is easier, faster, and provides more information as applications are processed.

Note: To return to a previously Saved or Incomplete application you may use the following links: . After applying, return to Application Manager or My USAJOBS ( to see the status of your application, 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 TAG:Link to Full Questionnaire.
  2. Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the occupational questionnaire .
  3. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to (478)757-3144. Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.

  To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload:

  1. Complete this cover page using the following Vacancy ID TAG:VacancyID.
  2. Fax your documents to (478)757-3144.


All required documents must be submitted. Please read section "How to Apply" carefully.


Stacy Hermann
Phone: (727)398-6661x4122
Agency Information:
VHA Bay Pines HCS
Online Applications Accepted ONLY
No Mail or Email or In Person Applicants
PO Box 5005 HRMS 05
Bay Pines, FL


It is the responsibility of the applicant to check their designated e-mail account for the current status of their paperwork, in addition to announcement updates.  It is therefore imperative that a current e-mail address be provided at the time of application. The status of the position vacancy can be found in both the USAJOBS and Application Manager accounts.

Your application/resume and supporting documentation will be verified to determine your eligibility.  Please follow all instructions carefully.  Errors or omissions may affect consideration for employment.

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