Job Overview


Service: Pharmacy

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN):  881500 



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.

VA professionals feel good about their careers and their ability to balance work and home life. VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities.  For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go to


Special Employment Consideration: VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply.

Who May Apply :

  • Open to all U.S. Citizens



The incumbent will be assigned to the 24 x 7 Inpatient Pharmacy Department of the West Roxbury Division of VA Boston Health Systems. The department supports the tertiary care division with fully computerized physician order entry and bar code medication administration. The incumbent prepares and/or compounds hazardous and/or non-hazardous inpatient drug orders for dispensing to include unit dose, bar code packaged oral solids and liquids according to established procedures and protocols. The incumbent maintains all competencies and prepares sterile products using aseptic technique, in accordance with USP 797 standards. Duties assigned may include stocking and maintenance of all Pharmacy managed areas; bulk compounding; chemotherapy compounding, pre-packaging, recording of quality control data and  proper use and maintenance of complex equipment including, but not limited to, Omnicell cabinets , Prepacking automation and robotic delivery equipment. The incumbent will be responsible for replenishment and delivery of stock to all wards and Units , and other duties as assigned.

WORK SCHEDULE:  Full Time - Overnight hours: Tour of Duty will be four 10 hour shifts from 9:00pm - 7:00am rotation through weekend, holidays as needed . May be required to work other approved tours as deemed necessary.

NOTE:  This position is a NAGE Bargaining Unit position.
NOTE:  This position is covered by locality-based comparability pay.
NOTE:  Selectee may be required to work at any Boston Healthcare System campus, as needed.

NOTE:  Travel and relocation expenses are not authorized.
NOTE:  Candidates who meet the qualification requirements within 15 calendar days following the closing date of the announcement will be considered.

NOTE:   Time-in-Grade Restriction - Applicants who are current Federal employees and have held a GS grade any time in the past 52 weeks must also meet time-in-grade requirements. The grade may have been in any occupation but must have been held in the Federal service.