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Job Title:Clinical Pharmacy Specialist (PACT)

Department:Department Of Veterans Affairs

Agency:Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

Job Announcement Number:VHA-658-13-KM808274

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$112,508.00 to $130,589.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Friday, December 14, 2012 to Friday, January 11, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0660-12

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Wytheville, VA United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

US Citizens and Status Candidates

JOB SUMMARY:

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 808274.  Please include on all uploaded documents and refer to this number when making inquiries.

PLEASE READ THE COMPLETE ANNOUNCEMENT AND PRINT IN ITS ENTIRETY BEFORE ATTEMPTING TO APPLY AND/OR COMPLETE THE ASSESSMENT QUESTIONNAIRE. 

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.  The VA Medical Center of Salem, Virginia is located adjacent to Roanoke which has natural beauty and many summit features such as: the Roanoke Star and its overlook of the Roanoke Valley, the Mill Mountain Zoo, and many outdoor pursuits such as the Appalachian Trail and the Blue Ridge Parkway which run through this area.  The Salem VAMC offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities.  For more information on employment opportunities and benefits, please visit our website at:  http://www.VAcareers.va.gov.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen
  • Designated and/or Random Drug Testing
  • Background and/or Security Investigation
  • Must pass Pre-Employment Examination
  • Licensure, Certification, or Registration

DUTIES:

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TOUR OF DUTY:  7:45 am - 4:30 pm (Monday - Friday)

DUTIES:

  • Initiates/provides clinical pharmacy/pharmacotherapeutics services to patient care/practice area as assigned.
  • Reviews, analyzes, and applies evidence-based literature to specific patient situations. 
  • Maintains knowledge base by keeping current with information on new medications, guidelines, innovations in pharmacy practice, and integrating this information into daily practice.
  • Knows and can discuss the pathophysiology of major disease states likely to be seen in the course of daily practice.
  • Develops individualized dosing regimen, based on the pharmacokinetics of drug(s) employed, status of renal and/or hepatic function, and other pertinent parameters of patient.
  • Analyzes medication regimen for potential adverse drug reactions, interactions, or contraindications.
  • Attends rounds and/or clinic sessions, attends staff meetings, and patient care conferences for assigned practice areas.
  • Responsible for participating in all educations services and activities of pharmacy department.
  • Supports medical center efforts to construct and maintain use of a formulary that promotes safe and cost-effective use of medications.
  • Responsible for participation in assigned pharmacoeconomic out programs.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC.  WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. 

 

Required Qualifications:

  • Graduate of a degree program in Pharmacy from an approved college or university approved by the American Council on Pharmaceutical Education (ACPE).
  • Completion of equivalent of 1 year creditable experience at GS-11 grade level or completion of 1 year post-PharmD ASHP accredited residency.
  • Full, current and unrestricted license to practice Pharmacy.

 

Veterans Preference:  When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on their application and/or resume.  Applicants claiming preference based on service-connected disability, or based on being the spouse or mother of a disabled/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 as documentation of entitlement to preference.  For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/veterans.aspx.

 

Special Employment Consideration:  Individuals eligible for the following appointments are encouraged to apply:  5 CFR 213.3102 "u", Schedule A, Appointment of persons with disabilities; mental retardation, severe physical disabilities or psychiatric disabilities; and Disabled veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more.


EDUCATION:

 

    • Graduate of a degree program in Pharmacy from an approved college or university approved by the American Council on Pharmaceutical Education (ACPE).

 

NOTE:  Education must be from 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.) 

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.

Veterans Preference:  When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on their application and/or resume.  Applicants claiming preference based on service-connected disability, or based on being the spouse or mother of a disabled/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 as documentation of entitlement to preference.  For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/veterans.aspx.

 

Special Employment Consideration:  Individuals eligible for the following appointments are encouraged to apply:  5 CFR 213.3102 "u", Schedule A, Appointment of persons with disabilities; mental retardation, severe physical disabilities or psychiatric disabilities; and Disabled veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more.

 

 

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Your résumé and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.

The most highly qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview.  If interviews are conducted, you may be evaluated based upon responses you provide to questions during the 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 and sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS). 

In addition to traditional "dollars and cents" benefits, we offer a range of benefits to help balance work and life.  To learn more about benefits, visit:  http://www4.va.gov/JOBS/Job_Benefits/benefits.asp.

The Department of Veterans Affairs may offer Permanent Change of Station (PCS) relocation services.  Permanent Change of Station is the relocation of a household due to government convenience in connection with a transfer between duty stations or facilities.  For more information, go to:  http://vaww.fscdirect.fsc.va.gov/pcs.asp.

 



OTHER INFORMATION:

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 http://www.opm.gov/ctap/index.asp.

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 apply for this position you must provide a complete application packet (See "Required Documents" section below) which must be submitted by Friday, January 11, 2013.

To begin the process, click the Apply Online button at the bottom of this screen to create an account or login to your existing USAJOBS account.  Be sure to upload the required documents before you submit your application.  Please be sure to click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process. 

                                  **MAILED/EMAILED APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED**

Note:  To check the status of your application, log into your USAJOBS account (https://my.usajobs.gov/Login.aspx), select "Application Status"  and click on "more information".

1.  Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire:  View Occupational Questionnaire.

2.  Go to: http://www.opm.gov./forms/pdf_fill/OPM1203fx.pdf to print form 1203FX to provide your occupational questionnaire responses.

3.  Fax the completed 1203FX form along with all supporting documents to: (478) 757-3144Place your 1203FX on top of all other documents so it serves as the cover page for your transmission.

4.  Keep a copy of your fax receipt should verification be needed.

**To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload:

1.   Print a fax cover page from: http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf using 808274.  You must use this fax cover sheet in order for your documents to be matched with your online application.

2.   Fax application packet/documents to: (478) 757-3144.

 

Questions regarding this vacancy should be directed to:

                           Charlene Trovata, HR Specialist

                           Charlene.Trovata@va.gov                          

                           (540) 982-2463, extension 2073          



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

The following documents are required for a complete application:

  • Résumé
  • (Optional Form 306) Declaration for Federal Employment (available at http://www.opm/forms/html/of.asp)
  • Copy of transcript - if using education to qualify
  • DD-214(s) - if prior military service
  • (SF-15a)Application for 10-point Veterans' Preference
  • Certificate of Eligibility - if a disabled veteran

      **Current employees must include most recent:

  • (SF-50) Notification of Personnel Action
  • Performance Appraisal

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Charlene Trovata
Phone: (540)982-2463x2073
Email: CHARLENE.TROVATA@VA.GOV
Agency Information:
VHA Salem VAMC
1970 Roanoke Boulevard
Salem, VA
24153
USA

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

After we receive your complete application package (including all required documents), your qualifications will be reviewed and assigned an initial rating.  Your application will be reviewed to make sure that your résumé supports the answers given in the questionnaire. If your résumé does not support your questionnaire answers, we will adjust your rating accordingly. Based on your ranking or numerical score, you may be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. You will be notified when your rating is determined. 

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Job Announcement Number:

VHA-658-13-KM808274

Control Number:

333683600