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Job Title:Associate Chief Pharmacy Service

Department:Department Of Veterans Affairs

Agency:Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

Job Announcement Number:ABQ-12-1098-TRD-819188

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$121,396.00 to $145,700.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Tuesday, January 29, 2013 to Wednesday, February 20, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0660-14

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

14

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Albuquerque, NM United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

Status Candidates (Merit Promotion and VEOA Eligibles)

JOB SUMMARY:

Vacancy Identification Number (819188): 819188 

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
  • Must pass pre-employment examination
  • English Language Proficiency required
  • Designated and-or Random Drug Testing required
  • Background and-or Security Investigation required

DUTIES:

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The Associate Chief for Clinical Pharmacy Service is a licensed pharmacist who assists the Chief, Pharmacy Service in the performance of all duties and responsibilies described in the Chief''s functional statement, sharing responsibilty for those functions and taking them over in the absence of the Chief, Pharmacy Service.  The incumbent assists the Chief in planing, directing, and coordinating the overall clinical pharmacy service to provide comprehensive, high qualitypharmaceutical care services to all patients serverved by the New Mexico VA Health Care System (NMVAHCS).  The Associate Chief of Clinical Pharmacy Services assist the Chief, Pharmacy service in the daily professional and administrative operations of the  clinical pharmacy services, educational programs and the professional guidance and developement the entire professional staff.  The incumbent will supervise pharmacy staff members designated under clinical services, residents, students and trainees, and ensuring the effective utilization of all resources.  The Chief, Pharmacy Service may delegate responsibility for managing the day-to-day clinical services or the direct supervision of any specifice section, program or activity.  The incumbent will represent Pharmacy Service in the absences of the Chief in healthcare systems and community activities.

                 Relocation Expenses: Relocation expenses are not 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://vaww.fscdirect.fsc.va.gov/pcs.asp.

 

Work Schedule 8:00AM till 4:30PM

Position Description Title/PD#   -  Functional Statement

Physical Demands:  Refer to VA Directive and Handbook 5019.

Fair Labor Standards Act:   Exempt

Bargaing Unit Status:  8888

Background Information:  NACI

This IS a Supervisory Position.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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BASIC REQUIREMENTS:  

  • U.S. citizenship.  
  • English Language Proficiency
  • Education

 

EDUCATION

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

2.   Graduaates of foreign pharmacy degree programs meet the educational requirement if their degree is found to be quivilent to degree programs recognised by the ACPE.  This finding may be based on any of the following:

      (a)  A letter of acceptance into a U.S. graduate pharmacy program recognised by the ACPE.

      (b)  Written certification from the Foreign Phaarmacy Graduate Examination Commission, 700 Busse highway, Park Ridge, IL.  60068; Phone (847)698-6227, that the individual has been evaluated and found to be equivilent to it;s Bachelor of Pharmacy degree or higher/

 

LICENSURE

Full, current and unrestircted license to practice pharmacy in any State, Territory, Commonwealth of the United States (i.e., Puerto Rico) or the District of Columbia.  The pharmacist must maintain current registration if this is a requiarement for maintaining full, current and unristricted licensure.  A pharmacist who has or has ever had andy license(s) revoked, suspended, denied, restricted, limited, or issused/ placed in a probationary status may be appointed only in accordance with the provisions in chapter 3, section B, paragraph 16 of VA Handbook 5005.

 

NOTE:  APPOINTMENT, GRADE AND SALARY OF HYBRID TITLE 38 POSITIONS ARE SUBJECT TO THE RECOMMENDATION OF THE PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS BOARDS AND APPROVAL OF THE MEDICAL CENTER DIRECTOR.

 

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

References : Input applicable reference and links.   For example:   VA Handbook 5005/Appendix G15 QUALIFICATION STANDARD , dated June 2012, or you may use the following generic citation) VA Handbook 5005 at http://www.va.gov/ohrm/joblistings/VAQualStds.doc (also available in the local Human Resources Office) 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: See VA Directive and  Handbook 5019.


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.

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://www.va.gov/JOBS/Job_Benefits/benefits.asp.

 

The incumbent for this position may be eligible to apply for the Education Debt Reduction Program.  Please contact Human Resources at this Medical Center and speak with the Education Debt Reduction Program Coordinator for additional information



OTHER INFORMATION:

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

Receiving Service Credit for Earning Annual (Vacation) Leave:  Federal Employees earn annual leave at a rate (4, 6 or 8 hours per pay period) which is based on the number of years they have served as a Federal employee.   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.



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/Account/Login) 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: 819188.  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 Wednesday, February 20, 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. If prior military service, include all copies of your DD Forms 214 or proof of service (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).  
  5. If currently employed in the VA system, include latest SF-50 - Notification of Personnel Action. (required).

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Thomas Driber
Phone: (505)265-1711x2760
Fax: (505)256-5740
Email: THOMAS.DRIBER@VA.GOV
Agency Information:
VHA New Mexico HCS Albuquerque
DVA New Mexico VA Health Care System
HR Management Service 05
1501 San Pedro Dr SE
Albuquerque, NM
87108 Fax: (505)256-5740

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:

ABQ-12-1098-TRD-819188

Control Number:

336526600