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Job Title:Pharmacist/Clinical Pharmacist (ADPAC)

Department:Department Of Veterans Affairs

Agency:Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

Job Announcement Number:632-CK-12-BF790773

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$93,863.00 to $116,526.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Thursday, November 29, 2012 to Wednesday, December 19, 2012

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0660-00

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

12

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Northport, NY United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens

JOB SUMMARY:

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 790773 

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?


 

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.

 

NOTE:  The full performance level of this position is GS-12.  The actual grade at which an applicant may be selected for this vacancy is in the range of GS-11 to GS-12.  The Professional Standards Board (a peer-review group) will review the selected candidate’s education and experience and recommend the grade and step at which the candidate will be placed.  The salary is based on the grade and step approved for the selected candidate.

Special Employment Consideration:  VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply.

NOTE:  First Area of Consideration:  Northport VAMC Employees

           Second Area of Consideration:  All US Citizens

KEY REQUIREMENTS

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

DUTIES:

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The Automated Data Processing Applications Coordinator (ADPAC) is responsible for assessment, integration, modification, maintenance and analysis of all pharmacy computer programs and data.  The incumbent performs collection, analysis, and evaluation of data providing a solid base upon which Pharmacy management can make effective data-driven decisions.  The incumbent coordinates the development and implementation of all pertinent information applications to support clinical practice, administration, educational development and research initiatives.

 

The incumbent is the Pharmacy Service liaison contact with the Office in Information and Technology (OI&T), CPRS Clinical Applications Coordinator, BCMA Coordinator, national software support offices, and outside vendors whose products interface with Pharmacy.  The incumbent is responsible for the implementation and integration of all Pharmacy, National and VISN, ADP programs and processes into the local medical center.

 

Clinical responsibilities will include:  processing and verifying that physician's orders are complete and appropriate for diagnosis, dose, route and frequency,  Screens orders for incompatibilities, patient allergies, and drug interactions.  Also provides basic consultant information concerning drug therapy to physicians, nurses, and other health care professionals.  Evaluates patient's ability to understand medication instructions, and provides oral and written counseling on drug therapy.  Clarifies and resolves all identified problems relating to patient drug therapy.  If necessary, refers all matters requiring administrative action to the appropriate area supervisor.  Monitors patients for and documents all medical and pharmaceutical problems.  When assigned, actively participates in performance improvement programs. 

 

NOTE:  Relocation Expenses are not authorized for this position.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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BASIC REQUIREMENTS:  

  • U.S. citizenship.  
  • Education:  Graduate of an ACPE accredited college or School of Pharmacy with a baccalaureate degree in pharmacy (BS Pharmacy) and/or a Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degree.  NOTE:  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).
  • 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.
  • Candidate meet meet the physical requirements of this position.
  • Candidate must be proficient in spoken and written English.

 

GRADE DETERMINATIONS:

 

Qualification Requirements:

 

For GS-11:  None beyond the basic requirements as noted above.  Pharmacists at this grade level serve in a developmental capacity.

 

For GS-12 (Full Performance Level):  In addition to the basic requirements noted above, candidates must meet one of the following:

 

1.  One (1) year of experience equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS-11), OR

2.  Completion of an ACPE accredited Pharm.D. program; AND

3.   Candidates must demonstrates the following knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs):

 

1.  Knowledge of professional pharmacy practice.

2.  Ability to communicate orally and in writing to both patients and health care staff.

3.  Knowledge of laws, regulations, and accreditation standards related to the distribution and control of scheduled and non-scheduled drugs and pharmacy security.

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

 

In addition, candidates must demonstrate clinical and ADP experience which is integral for analyzing the pharmacy service functional areas in order to determine the impact of computerization on work methods and work flow.  Candidates must demonstrate knowledge of and skill in applying customer support principles, concepts and methods; and analytical reasoning in order to perform such tasks as developing technical requirements for new or modified pharmacy applications; pharmacy applications software design concepts and methods; analyzing and determining optimal hardware and software configurations; providing technical guidance in the design, testing and debugging processes; troubleshooting post-installation problems; and coordinating the technical support of deployed applications.

 

IN DESCRIBING YOUR CLINICAL AND AUTOMATED DATA PROCESSING EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.  YOUR RESUME MUST CONTAIN YOUR FULL NAME, ADDRESS, PHONE # AND E-MAIL ADDDRESS AND MUST INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:

JOB TITLE

DUTIES (TO BE AS DETAILED AS POSSIBLE)

MONTH AND YEAR (START/END DATES - E.G., AUGUST 2007 - MARCH 2008)

PART TIME OR FULL TIME (IF PART TIME - MUST INCLUDE # OF HOURS WORKED PER WEEK)

 

 

 


 

Veterans' Preference:

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.


BENEFITS:

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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, 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://www.va.gov/JOBS/Job_Benefits/benefits.asp.



OTHER INFORMATION:

This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status. 

 

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.



HOW TO APPLY:

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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 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/Account/Login) to see the status of your application after applying, 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: View Occupational Questionnaire.
  2. Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the occupational questionnaire: http://www.opm.gov./forms/pdf_fill/OPM1203fx.pdf.
  3. 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.
  4. Keep a copy of your fax receipt in case verification is needed.

To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload:

  1. Complete this cover page  http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf using the following Vacancy ID: 790773.  You must use this fax cover sheet in order for your documents to be matched with your online application.
  2. Fax your documents to (478)757-3144.

The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Wednesday, December 19, 2012.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

You must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

  1. CV or Resume.
  2. Responses to Occupational Questionnaire
  3. Transcripts (unofficial transcripts will be accepted)
  4. Copy of Pharmacy License/Registration 
  5. If prior military service, include all copies of your DD Forms 214 or proof of service (required).   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).  
  6. If currently employed in the VA system, include latest SF-50 - Notification of Personnel Action. (required).

 

INCOMPLETE APPLICATION PACKAGES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Connie Kalfa
Phone: (631)261-4400x2708
Email: CONNIE.KALFA@VA.GOV
Agency Information:
VHA Northport VAMC
Human Resources 05J
79 Middleville Road
Northport, NY
11768

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.

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Job Announcement Number:

632-CK-12-BF790773

Control Number:

332262100