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Job Title:Pharmacist (IV Admixture Specialist) GS-660

Department:Department Of Veterans Affairs

Agency:Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

Job Announcement Number:HYB-814376-FRC

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$114,517.00 to $132,598.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Wednesday, December 26, 2012 to Thursday, January 17, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0660-00

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
San Francisco, CA United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

Current SFVAMC employees only

JOB SUMMARY:

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 814376 

 

NOTE: Appointment, grade and salary of Title 38 and Hybrid Title 38 positions are subject to the recommendation of the Professional Standards Board and approval by the Medical Center Director.

  

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.

 

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

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U. S. Citizenship
  • Education requirement must be met and verified by submitting transcripts.
  • English Language Proficiency required
  • Designated and-or Random Drug Testing required
  • Background and-or Security Investigation required
  • Selective Service Registration (If Applicable)

DUTIES:

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The incumbent functions as a IV Admixture Pharmacy Specialist planning and coordinating all aspects of the Pharmacy IV Additive Program including all professional, administrative, and technical functions.  Duties will span across the following functional areas: clinical, training, drug preparation, program management/supervision, and research.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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BASIC REQUIREMENTS:  

  • U.S. citizenship.  
  • Graduate of a degree program in pharmacy from an approved college or university approved by the American Council on Pharmaceutical Education (ACPE). 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.  Applicants must submit with their applications a copy of their transcript with date graduated/confirmed in order to be considered for this position.

  • 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).  If applicable, applicants must submit with their applications a copy of their FPGEC certifcation in order to be considered for this position.

  • Licensure, Registration and/or Certification Requirements: Applicants must have 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.

GRADE DETERMINATIONS: 

In addition to the basic requirements, at least 1 year of active professional experience comparable to the next lower grade level that demonstrates the specific knowledge, skills, and abilities of a Pharmacist described at that level. This experience must have been equivalent to the GS-11 levels in the Federal Service. Experience is only creditable if it is post-licensure experience as a professional pharmacist directly related to the position to be filled. To be creditable, the experience must have required the use of knowledges, skills, abilities and other characteristics associated with current professional pharmacy practice. The experience or education must have been gained within 3 years prior to the date of appointment.

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

References: VA Handbook 5005/36, Part II, Appendix G15, LICENSED PHARMACIST QUALIFICATION STANDARD , dated February 2009, and OPM Group Coverage Qualification Standard for Pharmacist Positions at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/standards/IORs/GS0600/0660.htm

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:  Must be able to distinguish basic colors.


A copy of applicant's transcripts must be submitted with application in order to receive consideration for this position.

 

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). Foreign graduates must provide a copy of the their FPGEC certification with their application to be considered for this vacancy.

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.

 

This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.



OTHER INFORMATION:

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

Grade level to be determined by a Professional Standards Board.

 

Reasonable Accommodation: This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify Lesa Roderick at (415) 750-2107 ext. 3074, or by e-mail: lesa.roderick@va.gov. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.

If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/59 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency. Please visit www.sss.gov for more information.



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 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/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: 814376.  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 Thursday, January 17, 2013.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

To be considered for this vacancy you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

  1. CV or Resume.
  2. VA Form 10-2850c - Application for Associated Health Occupations (Available at  http://www.va.gov/vaforms/medical/pdf/vha-10-2850c-fill.pdf) (required).
  3. Occupational Questionnaire
  4. Copy of Transcript (required)
  5. Copy of Pharmacy License (required)
  6. Optional Form 306 - Declaration for Federal Employment (Available at http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/of0306.pdf).  This is a required form and must be submitted with your application.
  7. If prior military service, include all copies of your DD Forms 214 (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).  
  8. If currently employed in the VA system, include latest SF-50 - Notification of Personnel Action. (required).

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

HRMS SFVAMC
Phone: (415)221-4810x4819
Fax: (478)757-3144
Email: V21SFCRECRUITMENT@VA.GOV
Agency Information:
VHA San Francisco VAMC
PLEASE DO NOT MAIL/EMAIL
APPLY ONLINE OR FAX ONLY
Thank You, CA
94121 Fax: (478)757-3144

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:

HYB-814376-FRC

Control Number:

334417800