Agency:Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Job Announcement Number:VHA-DU-558-13-775267-AJV
This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.
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/ Per Year
Thursday, November 01, 2012 to
Thursday, November 29, 2012
SERIES & GRADE:
Full Time -
Excepted Service Permanent
1 vacancy in the following location: Durham, NC United StatesView Map
WHO MAY APPLY:
United States Citizens
Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 775267 (Include # on all documents)
As a VA professional, your opportunities are endless. With many openings in the multiple functions of VA, you will have a wide range of opportunities at your fingertips. Not only is it the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the nation, but we also provide many other services to Veterans through the Benefits Administration and National Cemeteries.
VA professionals feel good about their careers and their ability to balance work and home life. 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 http://www.vacareers.va.gov/.
Principal duties include aiding in the development and management of a pharmacy managed electronic nonformulary and restricted drug approval process and providing highly innovative and progressive clinical pharmacy services to the Medical Center. The incumbent will work to develop systems to track and report outcomes. The incumbent will complete ongoing medication use evaluations and design interventions based on findings. Clinical pharmacy duties are also performed in other areas of the Medical Center as necessity requires and time permits. The incumbent is responsible for developing and implementing cost-containment strategies pertaining to the safe and effective use of medications.The incumbent is expected to serve as a clinical resource to the pharmacy service and will plan, coordinate and conduct education and training programs that will provide the pharmacy staff with competencies to provide total pharmaceutical care. Educational programs will also be coordinated for patients and for medical and nursing staff.
QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS : In accordance with VAH 5005/55, Part II, Appendix G-15, Licensed Pharmacist Qualification Standard, dated 6/7/2012.
Applicants must possess the following requirements:
I. BASIC REQUIREMENTS:
a. Citizenship. Be a citizen of the United States.
b. English Proficient. Must be proficient in spoken and written English.
c. Education. Applicants must possess a baccalaureate degree in pharmacy and/or a Doctor of 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 (AACP).
d. Licensure. Applicants must possess 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.
Physical Requirements. See VA Directive and Handbook 5019.
GS-13 Clinical Pharmacist (Above 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.
Additionally, a pharmacist at the GS-13 grade level must demonstrate the following Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs).
ABILITY TO COMMUNICATE ORALLY AND IN WRITING TO PERSUADE AND INFLUENCE CLINICAL AND MANAGEMENT DECISIONS.
EXPERT UNDERSTANDING OF REGULATORY AND QUALITY STANDARDS FOR THEIR PROGRAM AREA.
ABILITY TO SOLVE PROBLEMS, COORDINATE AND ORGANIZE RESPONSIBILITIES TO MAXAMIZE OUTCOMES IN THEIR PROGRAM AREA OR AREA OF CLINICAL EXPERTISE
EXPERT KNOWLEDGE OF A SPECIALIZED AREA OF CLINICAL PHARMACY PRACTICE OR SPECIALTY AREA OF PHARMACY.
ADVANCED SKILL IN MONITORING AND ASSESSING THE OUTCOME OF DRUG THERAPIES, INCLUDING PHYSICAL ASSESSMENT AND INTERPRETATION OF LABORATORY AND THER DIAGNOSTIC PARAMETERS.
IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. If your resume does not support your questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your response(s).Please do not use acronyms and abbreviations.
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 .)
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).
When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on their application or résumé. Applicants claiming preference based on service-connected disability, or based on being the spouse or mother of a disabled or deceased Veteran, must complete an SF 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference. Veterans who are still in the service may be granted 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 http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/veterans.aspx.
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.
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, thrift savings plan, 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 http://www4.va.gov/JOBS/Job_Benefits/benefits.asp.
This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status.
To begin the process, click the Apply Online button at the right side of this screen 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.
YOU MUST INCLUDE VA FORM 10-2850c IN YOUR APPLICATION PACKAGE TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS VACANCY. You may upload the completed form to your USAJOBS or Application Manager account if you apply online. Then you can use the uploaded form again and again when applying for future vacancies. Please see this guide (http://www4.va.gov/OHRM/joblistings/uploading-and-using-documents-online.doc) for more information on uploading and re-using the form in your applications. Other required forms and documents can also be saved in your account and used the same way. Applicants are urged to apply online; this process is much easier and faster.
Note: To return to a previously Saved or Incomplete application, just reapply through your account in USAJOBS. Check your account ( https://my.usajobs.gov/Login.aspx ) to see the status of your application after applying, including any messages that may have been sent to you.
Fax the completed 1203FX form along with all supporting documents to (478)757-3144. Your 1203FX form must be placed on top of all materials being faxed and will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.
Keep a copy of your fax receipt in case verification is needed.
To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload:
Complete this cover page http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf using the following Vacancy ID: 775267. You must use this fax cover sheet in order for your documents to be matched with your online application.
Fax your documents to (478)757-3144.
The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Thursday, November 29, 2012.
You must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
If prior military service, include all copies of your DD Forms 214. Applicants claiming preference based on service-connected disability, or based on being the spouse or mother of a disabled or deceased Veteran, must also complete and submit an SF 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference (available at http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf).
If currently employed in the VA system, include latest SF-50 - Notification of Personnel Action.
Signatures are required on forms 10-2850c, Credentialing release of informaton, and OF 306. Please do not type in your name or electronically sign the forms.
AGENCY CONTACT INFO:
Agripina J. Varela
Agency Information: VHA Durham VAMC PLEASE DO NOT MAIL/E-MAIL APPLICATIONS APPLY ONLINE OR FAX ONLY Thank You,
NC 27705 UNITED STATES
WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:
After we receive your complete application package (including any required documents), your qualifications will be reviewed to decide if you meet the basic requirements. You will be notified when this decision is made.