Citizenship. Citizen of the United States
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), or prior to the establishment of ACPE, has been member of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP). The equivalent of 1 year of experience at the next lower grade level and formal post-baccalaureate (M.S, Pharm. D.) hospital oriented degree program recognized by ACPE. To be creditable, the experience must have required the use of knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics associated with current professional pharmacy practice. Experience is only creditable if it is post-licensure experience as a professional Pharmacist directly related to the position to be filled.
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. A pharmacist who has, or has ever had, any license(s) revoked, suspended, denied, restricted, limited, or issued/placed in a probationary status may be appointed only in accordance with the provisions in VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Chapter 3, section B, paragraph 16.
Physical Requirements: The work requires physical exertion such as reaching, bending, standing, walking, climbing. Occasionally may need to lift 15-30 pounds. The work environment involves everyday risks or discomforts which require normal safety precautions typical in a pharmaceutical setting. The work area should be adequately lighted and ventilated. Employees may be required to use protective clothing or gear such as masks, gowns, goggles, gloves, or shields to minimize risks.
English Language Proficiency. Pharmacists must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d), and 7407(d).
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE FOR GS-13 LEVEL:
Must have 1 year of creditable experience equivalent to the next lower grade level.
Assignments. Candidates at this grade level are to be in one of the assignments listed below. For all assignments above the full performance level, the higher level duties must consist of significant scope, administrative independence, complexity (difficulty) and range of variety as described in this standard at the specified grade level and be performed by the incumbent at least 25% of the time.
Pharmacy Supervisor. Responsible for the professional and administrative management of an assigned area in Pharmacy service, to include budgetary execution. Such individuals have responsibilities for supervising multiple Pharmacists and Technicians. Manages people, maintains effective interdepartmental relations, and cooperates with other services to accomplish the medical facilitys mission and goals. Develops performance standards, assures that the program area is compliant with all regulatory and accrediting body requirements, designs and implements orientation and training programs for staff, and develops and maintains systems to monitor the performance of staff activities. Develops policies and procedures relative to their assigned area.
SELECTIVE PLACEMENT FACTORS:
1. Graduate of a degree program in Pharmacy from an approved college or university approved by the American Council on Pharmaceutical Education (ACPE).
2. One (1) year of creditable Clinical Pharmacy experience at the GS-12 level.
3. Current, full, active, and unrestricted license.
4. Proficient in spoken Spanish.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):
In addition, the candidate must demonstrate the ability to perform the following Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
1. Ability to supervise/manage people and/or programs.
2. Comprehensive knowledge of a specialized area of clinical pharmacy practice or specialty area of pharmacy such as quality assurance/utilization review, informatics systems, drug information, etc.
3. Comprehensive knowledge of pharmaceutics, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics,
Pharmacoeconomics and pharmacotherapeutics.
4. Skill in monitoring and assessing the outcome of drug therapies including physical assessment and Interpretation of laboratory and other diagnostic parameters.
5. Skill in utilizing regulatory and quality standards to develop and implement operational programs.
6. Knowledge of the design, conduct and interpretation of controlled clinical drug trials or other research related to health care.
7. Ability to communicate orally to persuade and influence clinical decisions.
8. Ability to communicate in writing regarding complex clinical and technical issues.
9. Skill in planning, organizing, and directing the functions and staff of the organization.
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: 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.
NOTE: Qualified candidates referred for consideration will be interviewed using the Performance Based Interview (PBI) Process. For information about PBI, you may access www.va.gov/pbi/pbisite2.htm.
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.
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