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Job Title:  Clinical Pharmacist
Department:  Department Of Veterans Affairs
Agency:  Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Job Announcement Number:  VHA-552-13-854836

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
SALARY RANGE:
$100,454.00 to $118,535.00 / Per Year
OPEN PERIOD:
Friday, March 15, 2013 to Thursday, April 04, 2013
SERIES & GRADE:
VN-0660-00
POSITION INFORMATION:
Full Time - Permanent
DUTY LOCATIONS:
1 vacancy in the following location:
Dayton, OH United StatesView Map
WHO MAY APPLY:
United States Citizens

JOB SUMMARY:

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 854836

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) needs employees who possess the energy, compassion, and commitment to serve those who served our Country. 

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?

 

These vacancies are advertised at the GS-12 grade covered by the VA qualifications standard. 

 

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.

 

NOTE:  The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-11.  The actual grade at which an applicant may be selected for this vacancy is in the range of GS-12.  The Professional Standards Board (a peer-review group) will review the selected candidate’s education and experience 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.

 

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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This Clinical Pharmacist position is located within Pharmacy Service (Outpatient Pharmacy) at the Dayton VA Medical Center, Dayton, Ohio  and supports the distribution and monitoring of medication within this facility.  The incumbent will be assigned on a rotating basis and has full time responsibility for providing expert clinical pharmacy services for patients and professional staff.  The incumbent seeks to optimize patient response, formulary adherence, and resource utilization.  Provides advanced pharmacology and therapeutics consultation to all medical center staff.  Evaluates non-formulary drug requests through in-depth evaluation of patient condition and recommends alternatives when indicated.  The incumbent develops individualized dosing regiments, based on the pharmacokinetics of the drug(s) employed and available lab data to make appropriate recommendations to the patient's provider, analyzes the patient's medication regimen and laboratory test data for drug interference with laboratory tests and acts to achieve resolution of the problem. Ensures that all Federal Laws and Regulations are met regarding the storing, dispensing, and documentation of Controlled substances.  Provides consultation to physicians, nurses and other health care professionals concerning drug therapy.  The incumbent evaluates patient's medication and the patient's ability to understand medication instructions, while providing oral and written counseling to clarify or reinforce the patients understanding.  Provides quality control analysis for dispensing activities of automated dispensing equipment or pharmacy technician.  Assures that prescriptions/orders for controlled substances, I.V. admixture, Unit Dose, and investigational drugs are filled in a accurate, thorough, and timely manner, in accordance with Services policy and procedures.

 

Tour of Duty: Sunday - Saturday, shift may vary,  5 shifts of 8 hours.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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BASIC REQUIREMENTS:  

  • Citizenship:  

   Citizen of the United States.  (Noncitizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with

   chapter 3, section A, paragraph 3g. 

 

  •  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).  Verification of approved degree programs may be obtained from the American Council on Pharmaceutical Education, 311 West Superior Street, Suite 512, Chicago, Illinois 60610-3537 Phone: (312) 664-3575), or through their Web site at: http://www.acpe-accredit.org/ .

  •  

    Graduates of foreign pharmacy degree programs or those who graduated from a U.S.-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.  

 

  • 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.

 

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

 

  • GRADE DETERMINATIONS: 
  • GS- 12 Pharmacist - completion of one year of creditable experience equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS-11) which is directly related to the position be tb filled or completion of a 1 year post-Pharm.D. ASHP accredited Residency.

  

 

       1. Comprehensive knowledge of a specialized area of clinical pharmacy practice or specialty area of pharmacy such as

       quality assurance/utilization review, informatics systems, drug information, etc.  

 

       2.  Comprehensive knowledge of pharmaceutics, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, pharmacoeconomics and

       and  pharmacotherapeutics.  

   

       3.  Skill in monitoring and assessing the outcome of drug therapies including physical assessment and interpretation of

       laboratory and other diagnostic parameters.

 

        4.  Knowledge of the design, conduct, and interpretation of controlled clinical drug trials or other research related to health care.

 

        5.  Ability to communicate orally to persuade and influence clinical decisions.

    

        6.  Ability to communicate in writing to persuade and influence clinical decisions.

 

        7.  Comprehensive knowledge of DEA, FDA, VA, the State (Territory of District of Columbia).

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:  Applicants must successfully complete a pre-employment physical, including the possibility of a drug screen. 

 

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

 

References : Input applicable reference and links.   VA Handbook 5005/36, Part II, Appendix G15, LICENSED PHARMACIST QUALIFICATION STANDARD QUALIFICATION STANDARD , dated AUGUST16, 2010,  and OPM Group Coverage Qualification Standard for Professional and Scientific Positions at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/standards/IORs/GS0100/0185.htm


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.

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.

 

 

This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.


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.

 

Relocation Expenses: Relocation expenses are not authorized for this position.


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: 854836.  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 Thursday, April 04, 2013.

 

Need additional assistance on How To Apply Online: Click on the link for the Application Manager Quick Start Guide.


REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

You must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

  1. CV or Resume and application.
  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/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).

 

Mailed documents will not be accepted

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Cheryl Bush
Phone: (937)268-6511x2499
Email: CHERYL.BUSH2@VA.GOV
Agency Information:
VHA Dayton VAMC
Department of Veteran Affairs
4100 West Third Street
HRM Service
Dayton, OH
45428

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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