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Job Title:Chief of Pharmacy Service

Department:Department Of Veterans Affairs

Agency:Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

Job Announcement Number:SS-13-JRS-815489

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$115,188.00 to $149,741.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Monday, July 01, 2013 to Tuesday, July 23, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0660-00

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Sheridan, WY United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

All groups of qualified individuals

JOB SUMMARY:

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 815489

Salary: Applicant's education and experience will be reviewed by a Professional Standards Board in determining the grade and salary of the applicant selected.  The recommended salary may be at any point in the range listed for this vacancy.

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) needs employees who possess the energy, compassion, and commitment to serve those who serve our Country. Whatever the job title, every position in VA will give you a chance to make a meaningful and personal contribution to the lives of truly special and deserving people - our Veterans.

Working for VA is one of the most emotionally satisfying and professionally rewarding ways to dedicate the best within you to your country's service.

If you are transitioning from the military or a Veteran already, we invite you to explore the benefits of continuing your career at the VA. The VA is committed to hiring Veterans.

The VA is much more than just another employer. It is an honorable, open and welcoming community of those who care. Gratitude is our motivation and service is our mission.

The VA has adopted Core Values and Characteristics that apply universally across the Department. The five Core Values define "who we are," our culture, and how we care for Veterans, their families and other beneficiaries. The Values are Integrity, Commitment, Advocacy, Respect and Excellence (" I CARE").

America's Veterans need you!

To find out more, go to http://www.va.gov/jobs/.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this job.
  • Designated and/or random drug testing may be required.
  • Subject to a background/suitability investigation.
  • You must pass a pre-employment physical

DUTIES:

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The Sheridan VA Medical Center is recruiting for the position of Pharmacy Chief for the Pharmacy Service, located in Sheridan, WY.  The closing date of this announcement will be extended until a permanent selection is made.  Application will be referred to the Selection Official on a weekly basis, beginning 7/15/13. 

The Sheridan VA Medical Center is seeking a Pharmacist to serve as the Chief, Pharmacy Service with responsibility for the planning, direction, management, and coordination of multifaceted, comprehensive pharmaceutical services.  The Chief, Pharmacy Service is responsible for all administrative and professional pharmacy services for the Medical Center and associated Community Based Outpatient Clinics and Primary Care Telehealth Outpatient Clinics. 

The Chief, Pharmacy Service establishes and implements long and short term plans, policies, and procedures, assuring that clinical and administrative programs are integrated to provide high quality patient care with optimum utilization of resources; develops, evaluates, adjusts and prioritizes programs, budget allocations, and administrative processes in order to accomplish the mission; and also serves as the Medical Center’s liaison to the VISN 19 Pharmacy Benefits Manager.  The duties of the position are develops and maintains clinical pharmacy programs designed to maximize pharmacotherapeutic  benefits from patient outcome and cost perspectives including, but not limited to, inpatient programs on pharmacokinetics, nutrition, oncology, surgery, medicine, geriatrics, rehab medicine, acute psychiatric, pain control and research; outpatient programs in geriatrics, anticoagulation, prescription refill, polymedicine, and patient education.  Develops continuing education programs for staff to provide knowledge and skills necessary to maintain and improve their performance;  Establishes and promotes an atmosphere of unity through cooperation and integration of clinical and administrative roles, a high level of productivity, patient and staff satisfaction, and strong communication channels between various services.  The Chief is also responsible for the administration of Pharmacy Service activities as they relate to the Investigational Drug Program. 

Work Schedule: M-F 7:30-4:00

RECRUITMENT/RELOCATION BONUS may be authorized to a highly qualified applicant.

 


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY: In accordance with 38 U.S.C. 7402(d), No person shall serve in direct patient care positions unless they are proficient in basic written and spoken English. You must be proficient in basic written and spoken English in order to meet the requirements of this position.

 

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

Applicant's education and experience will be reviewed by a Professional Standards Board in determining the grade and salary of the applicant selected.  The recommended salary may be at any point in the range listed for this vacancy.

 


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. You 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.

Veteran's Preference: When applying for Federal jobs, eligible veterans should claim preference on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section provided and provide a legible copy of DD-214(s) showing all dates of service as well as character of service (honorable, general, etc.). Additionally, veterans with service-connected disability of 10% or more must also submit a copy of their official statement from the Department of Veterans Affairs, or from a branch of the Armed Forces, certifying their service-connected disability and/or their receipt of compensation for service-connected disability.  If the military member is within 120 days of separation and does not yet have a DD214, the member may instead submit any written document from the armed forces that certifies the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date the certification is signed.

Veterans with service-connected disability of less than 10%, nonservice-connected disability, and Purple Heart recipients, as-well-as those claiming derived preference for a spouse, widow or widower, or natural mother, should refer to and submit a completed SF 15, "Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference," and required documentation with your application materials.

For more information on Veterans' Preference, go to http://www.opm.gov/veterans/html/vetsinfo.asp.

 

 

Physical Standards: Applicants must be physically and mentally able to efficiently perform the essential functions of the position without hazard to themselves or others. Applicants for this position must pass a pre-employment medical examination.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Complete application packages will be reviewed to determine if the basic qualifications for this position have been met. A listing of candidates who meet the basic qualification requirements will be forwarded to the hiring facility where the credentialing and privileging screening process is completed.


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, 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 .

OTHER INFORMATION:

Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA for Vets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members.

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

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. This is not a guarantee and must be requested in advance.

You may be required to serve a probationary period.



HOW TO APPLY:

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To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package (See "Required Documents" section below).  The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Tuesday, July 23, 2013.

To begin the process, click the Apply Online button 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.

Note: To return to a previously Saved or Incomplete application return to your member account in USAJOBS to see the status of your application, 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/pdfimage/opm1203fx.pdf, and

3. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to (478)757-3144. Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission. 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 815489.

2. Fax your documents to (478)757-3144.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

The following documents are required:

  • Completed Online Questionnaire
  • Resume
  • If you are qualifying on education substitution or a combination of education and experience, an unofficial college transcript must be submitted with your application package. (An official college transcript will be required before being hired).
  • Veterans should submit appropriate documentation as described previously in this vacancy announcement.
  • If currently employed in the VA system, include a copy of your latest SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

VAHCS Human Resources
Phone: (307)675-3517
Email: SHERIDANVAJOBS@VA.GOV
Agency Information:
VHA Sheridan VAMC
PLEASE DO NOT MAIL/EMAIL APPLICATIONS
APPLY ONLINE OR FAX ONLY
Thank you, WY
82801

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

You will receive e-mail notification as to whether or not you were included on the list of referred candidates.  If you do not provide an e-mail address, your notification will be sent via U.S. Postal Service within 2-4 weeks.

Important note:  Applicants have the burden of producing all needed information prior to the closing of the announcement Tuesday, July 23, 2013.  If this requirement is not met and you are not referred to the hiring facility, you may contact the local HR office for Direct Hiring Authority options. 


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Job Announcement Number:

SS-13-JRS-815489

Control Number:

334664300