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Job Title:Supervisory Pharmacist

Department:Department Of Veterans Affairs

Agency:Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

Job Announcement Number:LW-13-RDO-556414

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$110,104.00 to $135,511.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Wednesday, January 09, 2013 to Monday, January 28, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0660-14

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Agency Employees Only

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Roseburg, OR United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

Agency Employees Only

JOB SUMMARY:

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 556414 

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
  • English Language Proficiency required
  • Designated and-or Random Drug Testing required
  • Background and-or Security Investigation required

DUTIES:

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The Director of Pharmacy Service plans, directs and coordinates comprehensive pharmacy services. Exercises full responsibility for the supervision of pharmacy staff, clinical specialists, pharmacists, pharmacy residents, technicians, administrative support staff, volunteers and undergraduate students. Serves as a representative of the medical center pharmacy program through membership on various internal and external standing and ad hoc committees. The VA Roseburg Healthcare System is a medical center with one inpatient and outpatient pharmacy operation.  Provides direct supervision of Residency Director.  Perform and/or delegates the entire range of personnel functions for the pharmacy service.  Interviews employee candidates and makes selections for vacancies.  Ensures that all appointments fulfill Human Resources regulations and meets professional standards. Recommends appointments, advancements, promotions or disciplinary actions to the Pharmacist Professional Standards Board. Assures compliance with accreditation standards, federal laws and VHA requirements governing control, security and distribution of all drugs prescribed for patient use.  Oversees the preparation and justification of personnel, equipment and pharmaceutical budget and space requests consistent with patient and program priorities.  Assures cost-effective systems for the timely procurement and maintenance of required pharmaceuticals and supplies.  Communicates effectively with fiscal service to assure adequacy of inventory.  Prepares, maintains and distributes accurate reports of drug expenditures and utilization within agreed upon time frames.  Establishes program goals and develops the operational plans, performance indicators and policies to achieve them.  Establishes, revises, and monitors adherence to the policies and procedures necessary to provide the safe and effective delivery of pharmaceutical services.  Maintains a system of quality control for each section of the services, coordinated with the medical center’s risk management program.   Provides oversight for educational programs of nursing personnel in the areas of administration of drugs, mathematical calculations, drug usage, drug storage and medical policies and procedures.  Provides for training and ongoing education of pharmacy personnel to assure maintenance of staff competencies in the areas of drug therapy, use and maintenance of equipment and contemporary drug distribution systems.  Assures that all license requirements of staff are met.  Monitors review of drug usage within the facility. Reports on usage and adverse effects to administration and assures that appropriate action is taken.

Establishes and promotes an atmosphere of cooperation and integration of clinical/administrative roles, a high level of productivity, customer and staff satisfaction and effective collaborative relationships within the service and across other services, product lines and medical centers within VISN 20.  Utilizes effective conflict resolution strategies.  Hears grievances and/or customer complaints and concerns, implementing appropriate action toward a timely solution.  Provides oversight and guidance to an ASHP accredited residency program.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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BASIC REQUIREMENTS:  

  • U.S. citizenship.  
  • Four-year bachelor's degree in pharmacy recognized by the American Council on Pharmaceutical Education.
  • All applicants must be licensed to practice pharmacy in a State, territory of the United States, or the District of Columbia.
  • All applicants must be proficient in spoken and written English.

 

GRADE DETERMINATIONS:

 

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE FOR GS-14 LEVEL:   Successful completion of a 6-year course of study leading to a Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degree and One year of professional pharmacy experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level.

 

***This is targeted to be a GS-14 pay grade, however pay grade will be determined by a Professional Standards Board, based on the experience, education and qualifications of the candidate selected.***

 

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

 


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.  Applicants must, therefore, only report 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. *** 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 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://www4.va.gov/JOBS/Job_Benefits/benefits.asp .



OTHER INFORMATION:

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

 



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/Login.aspx ) 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: 556414.  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 28, 2013.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

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. 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.
  5. 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).  
  6. If currently employed in the VA system, include latest SF-50 - Notification of Personnel Action. (required).

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Rob Douglas
Phone: (541)440-1000x40102
Email: ROBIN.DOUGLAS@VA.GOV
Agency Information:
VHA Roseburg HCS
Department of Veterans Affairs
Human Resources 05
913 NW Garden Valley Blvd
Roseburg, OR
97471

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:

LW-13-RDO-556414

Control Number:

335338400