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.
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
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.