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, or through thier web site at: http://www.acpe-accredit.org/.
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.
EXPERIENCE: In addition to the GS-12 requirement, must have one year of experience equivalent to the GS-12 grade level.
At this level, the Associate Service Chief is responsible for coordinating multiple programs in pharmacy service in a medical facility. Serves as the Acting Service Chief in the absence of the Service Chief. Develops and maintains a system of internal reviews that ensure service programs operate at a satisfactory level of performance and in compliance with regulatory and accrediting bodies. Has extensive responsibility for pharmacy utilization of resources and budget. Makes selections, assigns personnel, and serves as a mentor to help employees develop their full potential.
Pharmacists assigned to this position must demonstrate the following knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs):
1. Ability to negotiate to influence clinical and management decisions.
2 . Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing regarding complex clinical and technical issues.
3 . Skill in utilizing regulatory and quality standards to develop and implement operational programs.
4 . Skill in managing multiple and diverse people or programs.
5 . Skill in utilizing available resources to support the mission and goals of the organization.
6. Ability to plan, organize, and direct the functions of the pharmacy staff.
IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.
References: VA Handbook 5005/55, Part II, Appendix G15, Licensed Pharmacist Qualification Standard. You may access a copy of this standard at : http://vaww1.va.gov/OHRM/T38Hybrid/QualStandards.htm You may contact a local VA Human Resources Liaison Office to view the standard. Candidates who meet the appropriate requirements contained in this standard and provide supporting documentation will be considered.
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. ***
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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.