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Job Title:Chief, Pharmacy Service GS-14

Department:Department Of Veterans Affairs

Agency:Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

Job Announcement Number:VHA-483-13-T38-824864-TOL

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$96,690.00 to $125,695.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Monday, January 14, 2013 to Wednesday, July 31, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0660-14

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

14

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Hampton, VA United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens

JOB SUMMARY:

WHO WE ARE

We are people who take great pride and deep satisfaction in providing America's veterans with the best clinical care, the most innovative technology, and the most comprehensive array of benefits America has to offer.

MISSION & VISION

"To care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow and his orphan."

–Abraham Lincoln

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Vacancy Identification Number: 824864 (Include on all documents)

This announcement will remain open until filled. 


NOTE:  The Professional Standards Board (a peer-review group) will review the selected candidate's education and experience and recommend the step at which the candidate will be placed in that specific grade.  The salary is based on the grade and step approved for the selected candidate.

Relocation Expenses:  Relocation Expenses are authorized for this position. 

"The Department of Veterans Affairs offers Permanent Change of Station (PCS) relocation services.  Permanent Change of Station is the relocation of a household due to government convenience in connection with a transfer between duty stations or facilities.  For more information, go to http://www.fsc.va.gov/FSC/PCS.asp.

Relocation/Recruitment Incentive may be authorized.
Guaranteed Home Buyout Option (GHBO) is NOT authorized.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S. Citizenship Required
  • Selectee will be subject to a one year probationary/trial period.
  • Subject to fingerprint, drug screeening, and background investigation.
  • All requirements must be met by the closing date of this annnouncement.
  • Transcripts, VA Form 10-2850c, and Pharmacy license required.
  • PCS is authorized. Relocation/Recruitment Incentive may be authorized.

DUTIES:

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NOTE:  Please read vacancy announcement carefully.  You must apply online or fax your documents.

The Hampton 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 Hampton VA Medical Center is a 468 bed facility located in Hampton, Virginia, serving a population of approximately 220,000 veterans.  The Chief, Pharmacy Service is responsible for all administrative and professional pharmacy services for the comprehensive, university affiliated, teaching medical center. 

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 6 Pharmacy Benefits Manager.  The duties of the position also include 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 Medical Center Research and Investigational Drug Program; publishes results of pharmacy based research projects in referenced journals; and encourages staff to present research findings at scientific meetings.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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In accordance with VA Handbook 5005/55, Part II Appendix G15, dated June 7, 2012,

 

Basic Requirements:

(1)     Citizenship: Citizen of the United States.

(2)     Education: Graduate of a degree program in pharmacy from an approved college or university.   The degree program must have been approved by the American Council on Pharmaceutical Education (ACPE), or prior to the establishment of ACPE, have been a member of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP).  

Note:   Graduates of foreign pharmacy degree programs or those who graduated from a US based non-ACPE accredited degree program meet the educational requirement if their degree is found to be equivalent to degree programs recognized by the ACPE.   This finding may be based on any of the following:

a)       A letter of acceptance into a United States graduate pharmacy program recognized by the ACPE.

b)       Written  certification from the Foreign Pharmacy Graduate Examination Commission, that the individual has successfully passed the Foreign Pharmacy Graduate Examination.

c)        A letter from a United States college or university with a pharmacy degree program recognized by ACPE stating that the individual's pharmacy degree has been evaluated and found to be equivalent to its Bachelor of Pharmacy degree or higher.

(3)   Licensure. Full, current and unrestricted license to practice pharmacy in a State, Territory, Commonwealth of the United Sates, or the District of Columbia.

(4) Physical Requirements. See VA Directive and Handbook 5019

(5)   English Language Proficiency. Pharmacists must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 USC 7402(d) and 7407(d).

 

Grade Requirements:

 

GS-14- In addition to the basic requirements, one year of creditable experience at the next lower grade level (GS-13) which is directly related to the position to be filled.

Experience is only creditable if it is post-licensure experience as a professional pharmacist directly related to the position to be filled.


***TRANSCRIPTS ARE REQUIRED.  FAILURE TO SUBMIT WILL RESULT IN DISQUALIFICATION FOR THIS POSITION.***

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 (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.

*** 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. ***

 

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

 

(Failure to comply may be grounds for withdrawal of an offer of employment or dismissal after appointment)

  • Applicants must meet any physical, language, license or degree requirements.
  • Applicants must be citizens of the United States, and be at least 16 years of age as of the closing date.
  • Applicants tentatively selected for certain designated positions may be subject to a random drug screening for illegal drug use. Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment.
  • New Appointees will be subject to a background investigation to determine suitability. Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must certify at the time of appointment that they have registered with the Selective Service system or are exempt for having to do so under Selective Service law.
  • Applicants must not be listed on the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Office of Inspector General Sanctions database.
  • Applicants selected for positions through this announcement may be subject to a one year probationary period.
  • Public Law 95-201 requires that persons appointed to direct patient-care positions must possess the required basic proficiency in spoken and written English.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Your application, resume, 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 performance based interview.  In responding to the interview questions, you should be sure to cite specific examples of experience, explain what you did, and the outcome.


BENEFITS:

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OTHER INFORMATION:



HOW TO APPLY:

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HOW TO APPLY:

  • It is your responsibility to ensure that all application materials are RECEIVED by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on the closing date of the announcement (Wednesday, July 31, 2013) in order to be considered.  We cannot be responsible for incompatible software, illegible fax transmissions, interruptions in internet service, etc. 
  • You must submit a complete application package.  INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS will receive a rating of IFM (ineligible due to missing forms). Requests for reconsideration of ratings will not be considered for applicants who fail to submit a complete application package.
  • You must submit your assessment questionnaire online (through Application Manager) or  on OPM Form 1203-FX (and faxed).  Do not send printouts of your Application Manager Questionnaire Answers.  If you fax your application and/or documentation, please keep a copy of your fax transmittal receipt for future verification, if necessary.
  • If you upload your documents using Application Manager, DO NOT FAX the same documents.  To verify that your uploaded documents have been processed, please wait one hour to ensure they have cleared the virus scan.  You can then verify that your uploaded documents are attached to your application by checking the "Details" tab of your Application Manager account (https://applicationmanager.gov/ ) for this vacancy announcement.  Your documents will display under the "Details" tab in the Document area. 
  • You will not be contacted for additional information
  • Your application materials will not be returned.  Do not submit original documents that you may need in the future.
  • Your application must be completed on-line or faxed. This office does not accept applications by electronic mail (e-mail), regular mail, or in person.

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 (Application for Associated Health Occupations) 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://www.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: 824864.  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.



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.  Copy of licensure, registration, accreditation or certification. (REQUIRED)

4.   Optional Form 306 - Declaration for Federal Employment (Available at http://www.va.gov/vaforms/va/pdf/OF306.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).

7.  College Transcripts (Unofficial are acceptable, but must show the date of graduation and the degree obtained). (required)

8.  Copy of your most recent performance appraisal.


AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

VHA VISN SIX HR OFFICE
Phone: (919)688-7613
Fax: (478)757-3144
Email: VISN6SWATSTAFFINGUNIT@VA.GOV
Agency Information:
VHA VISN SIX HR OFFICE
PLEASE DO NOT MAIL APPLICATIONS
APPLY ONLINE OR FAX QUESTIONNAIRE AND
SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS THANK YOU, NC
27701
United States
Fax: (478)757-3144

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. Your qualifications will be reviewed and assigned an initial rating.  We will also review your application to make sure that your resume supports the answers given in the questionnaire. 

Selectee will be subject to an online credentialing and VETPro process.


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Job Announcement Number:

VHA-483-13-T38-824864-TOL

Control Number:

335609900