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Job Title:CLINICAL PHARMACIST

Department:Department Of Veterans Affairs

Agency:Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

Job Announcement Number:13-T38-PMM-834205-PNC

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

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SALARY RANGE:

$102,731.00 to $124,232.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Wednesday, January 30, 2013 to Wednesday, February 20, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0660-13

POSITION INFORMATION:

Part Time 20 hours - Excepted Service Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

13

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Tacoma, WA United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens

JOB SUMMARY:

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 834205

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 Pharmacist, 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.

 

 

THE PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS BOARD (A PEER-REVIEW GROUP) WILL REVIEW THE SELECTED CANDIDATE'S QUALIFICATIONS AND RECOMMEND THE GRADE AND STEP AT WHICH THE CANDIDATE WILL BE PLACED.  THE SALARY IS BASED ON THE GRADE AND STEP APPROVED FOR THE SELECTED CANDIDATE.

 

THIS POSITION IS PART TIME (.5) AND IS LOCATED AT AMERICAN LAKE CAMPUS, TACOMA, WASHINGTON.

 

*SALARY PAID WILL BE PRO-RATED BASED ON ACTUAL HOURS WORKED.

 

WORK SCHEDULES WILL BE DISCUSSED DURING INTERVIEW.

 

THIS IS A BARGAINING UNIT POSITION.

 

 

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • 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.

DUTIES:

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The VA Puget Sound Healthcare System is currently recruiting for a Part-Time (.5) Clinical Pharmacist.  This position is assigned to the Home Base Primary Care Unit located at the American Lake Campus in Tacoma, Washington.

 

The Clinical Pharmacist is responsible for a major area of interest and practice within the Home Base Primary Care.  The incumbent will work under a Scope of Practice and serves as a provider extender collaborating to improve disease state outcomes by monitoring medical therapy, performing formulary utilization review and other specified clinical functions.  The incumbent also serves as a liaison between Pharmacy Service and the major area of responsibility to optimize the time and veteran patient care resources of other healthcare providers and the efficiency and workflow of outpatient pharmacy operations.

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                             

Relocation Expenses: Relocation expenses ARE NOT authorized for this position.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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BASIC REQUIREMENTS:

a.  Citizenship.  Citizen of the United States.

b.  Education. 

(1) Graduate of an Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) accedited College or School of Pharmacy with a baccalaureate degree in pharmacy (BS Pharmacy) and/or a Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm D.) degree. 

(2)  Graduates of foreign pharmacy degree programs meet the educational requirement if the graduate is able to provide proof of achieving the Foreign Pharmacy Graduate Examination Commission (FPGEC) Certification, which includes passing the Foreign Pharmacy Graduate Examination (FPCEE) and the Test of English as a Foreign Language Internet-Based Test (TOEFL iBT).

c.  Licensure.  Full, current and unrestricted license to practice pharmacy in a State, Territory, Commonwealth of the United States (i.e., Puerto Rico) or the District of Columbia. 

d.  Physical Requirements.  See VA Directive and Handbook 5019.

e.  English Language Proficiency.  Pharmacists must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d), and 7407(d).

 

 

GS-13

(a) Experience.  In addition to the Basic Requirements above,  MUST have one (1) year of experience equivalent to the next lower grade level.

(b) Assignments.  Candidates at this grade level are to be in one of the assignments listed below.  For all assignments above the full performance level (GS-12), the higher level duties must consist of significant scope, administrative independence, complexity (difficulty) and range of variety as described in this standard at the specified grade level and be performed by the incumbent at least 25% of the time.

 

Creditable Experience is experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) to perform the duties of the position.

Examples of qualifying creditable experience would include:

* Experience functioning at the highest level of Clinical Practice.

*Working independently under a scope of practice as defined by the medical center to directly care for patients.

 

You will be rated on the following Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and other characteristics (KSAs) based on your application for this position.

a.  Ability to communicate orally and in writing to persuade and influence clinical and management decisions.

b.  Expert understanding of regulatory and quality standards for their program area.

c.  Ability to solve problems, coordinate and organize responsibilities to maximize outcomes in their program area or area of clinical expertise.

d.  Expert knowledge of a specialized area of clinical pharmacy practice or specialty area of pharmacy.

e.  Advanced skill in monitoring and assessing the outcome of drug therapies, including physical assessment and interpretation of laboratory and other diagnostic parameters.

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist.  The clinical pharmacy specialist (CPS) functions at the highest level of clinical practice, works independently under their scope of practice as defined by the individual medical center to directly care for patients.  A CPS plays a defined role in budgetary execution and serves as a mid-level provider who functions to initiate, modify or discontinue medication therapy and as a consultant for intensive medication therapy management services.  This includes, but is not limited to the following:  designing, implementing, assessing, monitoring and documenting therapeutic plans utilizing the most effective, least toxic and most economical medication treatments; helping achieve positive patient centric outcomes through direct and indirect interactions with patients, providers, and interdisciplinary teams in assigned areas; performing physical assessments; and ordering laboratory and other tests to help determine efficacy and toxicity of medication therapy.  Pharmacists assigned to this position must demonstrate the following KSAs:

 

a.  Ability to communicate orally and in writing to persuade and influence clinical and management decisions.

b.  Expert understanding of regulatory and quality standards for their program area. 

c.  Ability to solve problems, coordinate and organize responsibilities to maximize outcomes in their program area or area of clinical expertise.

d.  Expert knowledge of a specialized area of clinical pharmacy practice or specialty area of pharmacy.

e.  Advanced skill in monitoring and assessing the outcome of drug therapies, including physical assessment and interpretation of laboratory and other diagnostic parameters.

 

 


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

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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://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/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: T834205.  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 (Available at   http://www.va.gov/vaforms/medical/pdf/vha-10-2850c-fill.pdf) (required).
  3. 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).
  4. If currently employed in the VA system, include latest SF-50 - Notification of Personnel Action. (required).

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Paula McClard
Phone: (206)658-4290
Email: PAULA.MCCLARD2@VA.GOV
Agency Information:
VHA Puget Sound HCS
1660 S Columbian Way S-005A -HRMS
Seattle, WA
98108
USA

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:

13-T38-PMM-834205-PNC

Control Number:

336729400