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Job Title:Supervisory Pharmacist

Department:Department Of Health And Human Services

Agency:Indian Health Service

Job Announcement Number:IHS-13-AQ-874368-DH

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$96,436.00 to $114,517.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Thursday, April 18, 2013 to Friday, May 17, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0660-12

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

12

DUTY LOCATIONS:

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

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens

JOB SUMMARY:

The Indian Health Service (IHS) provides a comprehensive health service delivery system for American Indians and Alaska Natives. Join us in our Mission to raise the physical, mental, social, and spiritual health of American Indians and Alaska Natives to the highest level.

 

These vacancies are being filled through the Office of Personnel Management's delegated Direct Hire Authority.  The following is applicable: all applicants who meet the basic qualification requirements will be made available to the Selecting Official for consideration. Hiring preference will be given to qualified Native American and Alaska Native applicants, but Veterans' preference and traditional rating and ranking of applications do not apply to these vacancies.

This position is also being announced under Announcement #IHS-13-AQ-874366-ESEP/MP for those who want to be considered under Merit Promotion Plan/Excepted Service Examining Plan. If you wish to be considered under all hiring plans you must submit an application to both job opportunity announcements.

  

POSITION DETAILS:

This position is located at the Zuni Comprehensive Community Health Center, Division of Clinical Services, Department of Pharmacy, Zuni, New Mexico under the supervision of the Clinical Director.  The purpose of this position is to serve as the Director of Pharmacy Department.  The position directs and coordinates all pharmacy activities; provides administrative and technical supervision to staff; serve as clinical pharmacist and performs project officer duties. 

Area of Consideration: All Sources

Salary range: $96,436 - $114,517 (Annually)

Promotion potential: No  

Travel Required: Yes 1-2days per month

Supervisory/Managerial Position: Yes You may be required to serve a one year probationary period.

Relocation Expenses Paid:  Relocation expenses are authorized and will be paid only if you are a current Federal employee.  You will be required to sign a one year service agreement.  Failure to fulfill the one year service agreement may result in repayment of relocation expenses.

Is position covered by PL 101-630(Child Care)? Yes 

Is drug testing required?  No

Is government housing available?  Yes (depending on availability)

Is this a bargaining unit position?  No

Call back, standby, rotating shifts, nights/weekends/holidays? Yes 

Who may apply section

- visit http://www.ihs.gov/jobs/permanentDocs/WhichhplanshouldIselect.pdf for more information on Who May Apply 

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • Position subject to background investigation.
  • As part of the pre-employment process, fingerprint checks are required.
  • If applicable-Selective Service registration (Males born after 12/31/59)
  • Must be a US Citizen to apply.

DUTIES:

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Please ensure you answer all questions and follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may impact your rating or result in you losing consideration for the job.

  • As the Director of Pharmacy is responsible and accountable for day-to-day activities.  Provides administrative and technical supervision to staff.  Manages conflict resolution and promotes positive morale among staff.
  • Provides pharmacy services.  Provides patient counseling, performs drug usage evaluations and formulary review evaluations.  Performs narcotic record keeping, monthly drug storage inspections.  Assures accurate dispensing of prescriptions for outpatient and inpatient.
  • Serve as project officer for service contracts.  Monitor contractor's progress during the life of the contract.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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All applicants must meet the qualification requirements of this position by the closing date of the job announcement: Friday, May 17, 2013. 

Basic Requirements
Education
: Four-year bachelor's degree in pharmacy recognized by the American Council on Pharmaceutical Education.
Licensure:  All applicants must be licensed to practice pharmacy in a State, territory of the United States, or the District of Columbia.
In addition to meeting the basic requirements:
Candidates must have 52 weeks of professional pharmacy experience equivalent to at least GS-11 grade level.
 
Professional Pharmacy Experience: Demonstrated professional experience in directing a hospital or clinic pharmacy program which include experience in supervising staff, directing all activities in pharmacy, developing and implementing pharmacy policies and procedures, experience in working with accreditation standards and performance improvement activities.

Medical Requirement:  Must be able to distinguish basic colors.
 
Public Health Service (PHS) Licensure Policy:  Each PHS Pharmacist must possess and maintain a valid license in a State.  This policy applies only to individuals filling positions in the 660 Pharmacist series.
 
Supervisory or Managerial Abilities: Candidates must have demonstrated in their work experience or training that they possess, or have the potential to develop the following:
 
Accountability: Holds self and others accountable for measurable high-quality, timely, and cost-effective results. Determines objectives, sets priorities, and delegates work. Accepts responsibility for mistakes. Complies with established control systems and rules.


Customer Service: Anticipates and meets the needs of both internal and external customers. Delivers high-quality products and services; is committed to continuous improvement.


Decisiveness: Makes well-informed, effective, and timely decisions, even when data are limited or solutions produce unpleasant consequences; perceives the impact and implications of decisions.


Flexibility: Is open to change and new information; rapidly adapts to new information, changing conditions, or unexpected obstacles.
Integrity/Honesty: Behaves in an honest, fair, and ethical manner. Shows consistency in words and actions. Models high standards of ethics.


Interpersonal Skills: Treats others with courtesy, sensitivity, and respect. Considers and responds appropriately to the needs and feelings of different people in different situations.


Oral Communication: Makes clear and convincing oral presentations. Listens effectively; clarifies information as needed.


Problem Solving: Identifies and analyzes problems; weighs relevance and accuracy of information; generates and evaluates alternative solutions; makes recommendations.


Resilience: Deals effectively with pressure; remains optimistic and persistent, even under adversity. Recovers quickly from setbacks.
Written Communication: Writes in a clear, concise, organized, and convincing manner for the intended audience.
 
Other Competencies Related To Leadership Positions
Leadership Competencies


Conflict Management: Encourages creative tension and differences of opinions. Anticipates and takes steps to prevent counter-productive confrontations. Manages and resolves conflicts and disagreements in a constructive manner.


Continual Learning: Assesses and recognizes own strengths and weaknesses; pursues self-development.


Creativity and Innovation: Develops new insights into situations; questions conventional approaches; encourages new ideas and innovations; designs and implements new or cutting edge programs/processes.


Developing Others: Develops the ability of others to perform and contribute to the organization by providing ongoing feedback and by providing opportunities to learn through formal and informal methods.


External Awareness: Understands and keeps up-to-date on local, national, and international policies and trends that affect the organization and shape stakeholders' views; is aware of the organization's impact on the external environment.


Financial Management: Understands the organization's financial processes. Prepares, justifies, and administers the program budget. Oversees procurement and contracting to achieve desired results. Monitors expenditures and uses cost-benefit thinking to set priorities.


Human Capital Management: Builds and manages workforce based on organizational goals, budget considerations, and staffing needs. Ensures that employees are appropriately recruited, selected, appraised, and rewarded; takes action to address performance problems. Manages a multi-sector work force and a variety of work situations.


Influencing/Negotiating: Persuades others; builds consensus through give and take; gains cooperation from others to obtain information and accomplish goals.


Leveraging Diversity: Fosters an inclusive workplace where diversity and individual differences are valued and leveraged to achieve the vision and mission of the organization.


Partnering: Develops networks and builds alliances; collaborates across boundaries to build strategic relationships and achieve common goals.


Public Service Motivation: Shows a commitment to serve the public. Ensures that actions meet public needs; aligns organizational objectives and practices with public interests.


Strategic Thinking: Formulates objectives and priorities, and implements plans consistent with the long-term interest of the organization in a global environment. Capitalizes on opportunities and manages risks.


Teambuilding: Inspires and fosters team commitment, spirit, pride, and trust. Facilitates cooperation and motivates team members to accomplish group goals.


Vision: Takes a long-term view and builds a shared vision with others; acts as a catalyst for organizational change. Influences others to translate vision into action.  


You must provide the required information during the online application process;

  1. Resume complete in USAJOBS
  2. Responses to Questionnaire
  3. Applicable Supporting Documentation (see Required documents section in this announcement for more details) including OF 306 Addendum

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

These vacancies are being filled through the Office of Personnel Management's delegated Direct Hire Authority.  The following is applicable: all applicants who meet the basic qualification requirements will be forwarded to the Selecting Official for consideration. Veterans' preference and traditional rating and ranking of applications do not apply to this vacancy.

For I/CTAP purposes, you will be deemed well-qualified if you are placed in at least the well-qualified category.


BENEFITS:

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The Federal Government offers a comprehensive benefits package.   Explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees at https://my.usajobs.gov/ResourceCenter/Index/Interactive/Benefits.  



OTHER INFORMATION:

If you are claiming CTAP/ICTAP eligibility, you must submit a copy of your most recent performance appraisal, proof of eligibility, and your most current SF-50 noting position, grade level, and duty location. To be considered under CTAP/ICTAP, you must be well qualified with a score of at least 85 for this position.  For information on CTAP/ICTAP, visit:
CTAP Information
Displaced Federal employees ICTAP criteria
Additional or alternate selections may be made within 90 calendar days of the date the Candidate Referral Roster was issued. The positions to be filled must have the same title, series, grade, geographic location, and qualification requirements as was stated in the original vacancy announcement.
Equal Employment Opportunity: Except for Indian preference, consideration will be given without regard to any non-merit factor such as race, color, religion, sex, national origin, partisan politics, physical or mental handicap, marital status, age, membership or non-membership in any employee organization, or sexual orientation.
Candidates must meet time-after-competitive appointment, time-in-grade (if applicable), qualification requirements, licensure requirements, performance requirements, citizenship and suitability requirements, and any other eligibility requirements within 30 days of the closing date of the vacancy announcement.

In accordance with Chapter 12, Indian Health Manual, IHS Employee Immunization Program, selected candidate will be required to submit proof of immunity to the following diseases:  Rubella and Measles
Candidates must meet qualification requirements, licensure requirements (possess and maintain a current, valid, active State license/registration as a (Pharmacist), performance requirements, citizenship and suitability requirements, and any other eligibility requirements by the closing date of the vacancy announcement: TAG:Closing Date.
Selectee may be required to serve a one year probationary period.
If you are selected for this vacancy, you must undergo a fingerprint check.  Fingerprint results must be cleared prior to hire.  You will receive instructions on how to obtain and submit fingerprints.
After you begin your employment, your continued employment is contingent upon the outcome of a complete background investigation as determined by the sensitivity level of your position.
The investigation must find that you are suitable for Federal employment in your position.   If you are found not suitable, you will be terminated after you begin work.  If you make a false statement in any part of your application, you may not be hired; you may be fired after you begin work; or subject to possible criminal charges.
IHS - Operated Properties are tobacco free  



HOW TO APPLY:

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To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package, which includes the following parts:

  1. Assessment Questionnaire
  2. Résumé
  3. Required Documents (Specified in the Required Documents section of this job announcement. An applicant may not be considered if proper documentation is not received.)

Option A: Online application process (USAJOBS to Application Manager) the preferred method to receive automatic updates on your application status.

To begin the process, click the Apply Online button on this page to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to complete the assessment questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.

Note: To return to a previously Saved or Incomplete application you may use the following link: https://applicationmanager.gov/ .

Your Application Package status must be Complete by, Friday, May 17, 2013, the closing date of this announcement.

Option B:  Fax

If it is not possible for you to use the USAJOBS Account to Application Manager Account online application process (you have a disability or do not have access to the internet), you can apply for this announcement by completing the OPM 1203-FX form instead. Please use the following step-by-step instructions as a guide to filling out the required questionnaire. You will need to print the vacancy announcement and refer to it as you answer the questions. You may omit any optional information; however, you must provide responses to all required questions. Be sure to double check your application before submission.

Follow these steps:

  1. Print a copy of this job announcement so that you can read the questions offline. View Occupational Questionnaire.  You can obtain the OPM1203fx form at this URL http://www.opm.gov/Forms/pdf_fill/OPM1203fx.pdf .
  2. You may submit the OPM Form 1203-FX (hard copy questionnaire), résumé, and/or any supporting documents by fax.
  • If you are faxing a Form 1203-FX, do not use a separate cover sheet. Simply make sure the Form 1203-FX is on top of any other documents you are faxing.
  • If you are faxing any documents without the Form 1203-FX on top, always use the official cover sheet which is here -- http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf -- and be sure to fill it out completely and clearly.  The fax number is 1-478-757-3144.  Feed all documents into your fax machine top first so that we receive them right-side up.

Faxed documents will take 2-3 business days to process. Faxed documents submitted with missing information will not be processed. The following will prevent your documents from being processed:

  • Not using the special cover page mentioned above.
  • Missing, incomplete, or invalid Vacancy Identification Number 874368
  • Missing or incomplete Social Security Number or name

Note: If you have documents in your Application Manager account from a previous vacancy announcement they can be opened, copied and saved then reused as an upload file for this vacancy. Uploading your documents will speed the processing of your application for this announcement.

If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the Human Resources Office, CYNTHIA TSALATE, (505)782-7515, CYNTHIA.TSALATE@IHS.GOV.  "The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis."



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

You must provide the required documents listed below during the online application process either through the document upload process or fax using instructions outlined in Section B above. If any of the following are missing when the announcement closes we will deem your application incomplete:
•___Resume -You are encouraged to use the USAJobs Online Resume Builder to ensure that all required information is in your resume. If you use your own résumé, curriculum vitae, or any other written form you choose then you must describe your job-related qualifications that include beginning and ending dates for paid and non-paid work experience, hours worked per week, month and year of employment for each job title listed.
•____Childcare Addendum form must be included for this position and is available for downloading at: http://www.ihs.gov/ DHR/Documents/ChildcareAddendumOMBApprovedForm.doc 
•____Indian Preference applicants If claiming Indian preference for the first time, or if you have no previous documentation of preference, applicants must provide a completed copy of the current Form BIA -4432, Expiration Date: 11/30/2014, "Verification of Indian Preference for Employment in the BIA and IHS Only."  The current form expiration date, 11/30/2014, does not need to be used if an older Form BIA-4432 is submitted with a signature that predates the expiration date on the form. Indian preference will not be given unless a properly signed and dated form is submitted with your application, including any verification by an authorized Tribal Representative or BIA official of tribal enrollment records, documentation of lineal descent, state or academic records that document you posses one-half degree Indian blood from a tribe indigenous to the United States, as well as official records that establish your degree of Indian blood, such as census records. You must also complete the family history chart if necessary.   (See the form for detailed instructions for the completion of the BIA form 4432 located at:  http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/xbie/documents/text/idc015515.pdf or please contact your tribal enrollment officer or your local BIA Office for your most current form.)
•___Qualifications -- example, typically used for licenses or other documents that attest to the qualifications of the applicant.  Copy of Pharmacy License with expiration date.
•___Transcripts - Transcripts must be provided if substituting education for experience and/or if education is required for this position.  Unofficial transcripts are acceptable but official transcripts will be required before entrance on duty.
•___Veteran's Preference-If claiming Veteran's Preference, include a copy of DD-214 Form, and SF-15 if claiming 10 point Veteran's Preference  http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf.
•___Response to Assessment Questionnaire.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

CYNTHIA TSALATE
Phone: (505)782-7515
TDD: (301) 443-6394
Email: CYNTHIA.TSALATE@IHS.GOV
Agency Information:
Indian Health Service HR Center
PO Box 467
Zuni, NM
87327

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

First notification : Once the online questionnaire and resume are received, you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successfully received. Receipt of this email does not confirm receipt of the other required document(s): copy of your license or completed OF-306 Addendum form.

We will review your résumé and required supporting documents to ensure you meet the basic qualification & eligibility requirements.  This position is covered under Public Law 101-630 Indian Child Protection and Family Violence Prevention Act.   As part of our review we will adjudicate your completed OF-306 Addendum form (see Required Documents Section).

You will no longer need to call the HR Office to determine your application status. USAJOBS has added an alert setting to their system to drive status updates notification for applicants.  You can elect to activate the proactive notification from your USAJOBS profile at any point during the application process to sign-up for automatic alerts when there are status changes for jobs to which you have applied. 


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Job Announcement Number:

IHS-13-AQ-874368-DH

Control Number:

341937600