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Job Title:  Clinical Pharmacist
Department:  Department Of Veterans Affairs
Agency:  Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Job Announcement Number:  JT-13-AVB-816435

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$90,511.00 to $112,508.00 / Per Year
Friday, December 28, 2012 to Monday, January 14, 2013
Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent
1 vacancy in the following location:
Manchester, NH United StatesView Map
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?

Patient Centered 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 decisions.


The 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, Step 10.

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.



  • 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.


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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.


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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.


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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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 .


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


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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 ( ) 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 ( ) 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: .
  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 using the following Vacancy ID: T816435.  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 Monday, January 14, 2013.


You must provide a complete Application Package which includes:


  1. CV or Resume (required).
  2. VA Form 10-2850c - Application for Associated Health Occupations: (required for applicant not currently employed by VA Medical Center, Manchester, NH).
  3. If prior military service, include all copies of your DD Forms 214 (required).  
  4. If currently employed in the VA system, include latest SF-50 - Notification of Personnel Action. (required).


Andrew V. Boynton
Phone: (603)624-4366x2121
Fax: (603)626-6580
Agency Information:
VHA Manchester VAMC
Department of Veteran Affairs
VAMC Manchester
718 Smyth Road
Manchester, NH
03104 Fax: (603)626-6580


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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