Job Title: Clinical PharmacistJob Announcement Number: JT-13-AVB-816435
Department: Department Of Veterans Affairs
Agency: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
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/ Per Year
Friday, December 28, 2012 to
Monday, January 14, 2013
SERIES & GRADE:
Full Time -
Excepted Service Permanent
1 vacancy in the following location:
Manchester, NH United StatesView Map
WHO MAY APPLY:
United States Citizens
Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 816435
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?
care is our approach to delivering healthcare to our Veterans. This philosophy
gives patients and their families the chance to work closely with their
healthcare providers to create more personalized care plans. Patient-centered
care also considers the Veterans personal preferences and values, family
situations, cultural traditions, and lifestyles; it keeps them informed and
engaged throughout their treatment. The Veteran and family members become key
members of the healthcare team and are active participants in making healthcare
target grade level for the position is a GS-12, however that is subject to
review by a Professional Standards Board. Position may be filled at any grade
level based upon the qualifications of the incumbent. The salary in the job
posting reflects the salary for a developmental level of GS-11, Step 1 through Grade 12,
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 encourages persons with disabilities to apply.
- U.S. Citizenship
- Full unrestricted Licensure, Certification, or Registration required.
- Must pass pre-employment examination.
- Designated and/or Random Drug Testing required.
- Background and/or Security Investigation required.
- English Language Proficiency required.
DUTIES:Back to top
The incumbent will serve as a Clinical Pharmacist for the inpatient and outpatient areas. Primary functions will be the interpretation of physician orders, dispensing of appropriate medications, and counseling patients on proper medication administration and storage. Provides consultation to physician, nurses, and other health professionals on basic information about drug therapy. Conducts drug therapy monitoring, participates in quality assurance activities and provides professional and technical staff in-service training education. Evaluates physician orders as to appropriateness based on patient medical profiles, inputs information into computer system if assigned; dispenses medication in accordance with dosage form requirements. Assures that all dispensing activities are completed within VACO and Medical Center guidelines. Acts as clinical expert for pharmacy students or technical employees. Participate in rotation for evening, weekend, holiday, and on-call coverage.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:Back to top
Must meet the qualification requirements for a Clinical Pharmacist as described in VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G15. US citizenship. Graduate of a degree program in pharmacy from an approved college or university. Current and unrestricted licensure to practice pharmacy in the United States.
Candidates will be evaluated on the skill and abilities referred to in the "Duties" section.
The target level for this position is GS-12. This position may be filled at a lower grade dependent upon review and determination of professional standards board. If filled at the lower level, the incumbent may be promoted upon meeting regulatory requirements and demonstrating the ability to perform the work of the higher graded position in a satisfactory manner.
Preference to Veterans
When candidates are determined to be approximately equally qualified for a Pharmacist, hiring preference will be given to veterans and preference eligibles as defined in 5 U.S.C. 2108.
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.