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Job Title:Staff Pharmacist (Ambulatory Care) DHA

Department:Department Of Health And Human Services

Agency:Indian Health Service

Job Announcement Number:IHS-13-WR-888683-DHA

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$80,455.00 to $95,539.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Wednesday, May 08, 2013 to Tuesday, May 21, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0660-11

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

11

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Fort Hall, ID United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens

JOB SUMMARY:

Become a part of the Department that touches the lives of every American!  At HHS you can give back to your community, state, and country by making a difference in the lives of Americans everywhere.  Join HHS and help make our world healthier, safer and better for all Americans.

Join dedicated outpatient clinical staff whose joint efforts with individuals, families, and communities prevent and treat illness. The Indian Health Service in the Pacific Northwest provides healthcare to American Indians and Alaska Natives living in Oregon, Washington, and Idaho.

The Indian Health Service is required by law to give absolute preference to qualified Indian applicants and employees who are qualified and suitable for Federal employment. The Indian Health Service (IHS) by law is committed to affording employment preference to American Indian and Alaska Native candidates who meet the Secretary of the Interior's definition of Indian for appointment to vacancies within the IHS in accordance with established IHS policy as outlined in the Indian Health Manual Part 7, Chapter 3. In other than the above, the Indian Health Service is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

WHICH JOB OPPORTUNITY ANNOUNCEMENT SHOULD I APPLY UNDER?

This Job Opportunity Announcement is a Direct Hire (DHA) one. To be eligible for this position under the Direct Hire (DHA) hiring plan, you must be a U.S. Citizen. There is only ONE position available but the position is also being announced under Announcement # IHS-13-WR-888690-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.

ORGANIZATIONAL LOCATION:

Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Indian Health Service (IHS), Portland Area Office, Fort Hall Service Unit, FORT HALL, IDAHO .

POSITION DETAILS: ONE Fulltime Permanent position to be filled

Salary range: $80,455.00-  $95,539.00  (Annually)

  • Promotion Potential: NONE
  • Travel Required: NO
  • Supervisory/Managerial Position: NO
  • Relocation Expenses: No Travel Expenses Paid: Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses associated with reporting for duty in this position will be the responsibility of the employee.
  • Is position covered by PL 101-630? YES (See more information under the Benefits/Other Tab)
  • Is drug testing required? NO
  • Is government housing available? NO
  • Is this a bargaining unit position? NO

This position requires that you obtain and maintain clinical privileges. If they are not obtained or maintained during employment, the employee may be subject to adverse actions, up to and including removal from the Federal service.

    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.
    • Current, active, unrestricted Pharmacist license is required.

    DUTIES:

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    WHAT ARE THE MAJOR DUTIES OF THE JOB?

    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.

    • Design, recommend, monitor, and evaluate patient-specific pharmacotherapy.
    • Provide medication use and other pertinent education for patients and caregivers.
    • Use pharmacy technical and clerical personnel effectively.
    • Effectively manage one's own practice.
    • Participate in meeting the goals and objectives of the department to ensure the attainment of the clinic's goals and objectives.


    QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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    HOW DO I QUALIFY FOR THE JOB?

    List related work experience on your resume. Provide copies of your college transcripts and copy your professional state license to support your qualifications. Meet the education and experience described below before submitting your resume and other required forms. Please see the “How To Apply" Section for details on how to document your qualifications.

    MINIMUM EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS MUST BE MET: Four-year bachelor's degree in pharmacy recognized by the American Council on Pharmaceutical Education.

    LICENSURE REQUIREMENT MUST BE MET: All applicants must be licensed to practice pharmacy in a State, territory of the United States or the District of Columbia.

    MEDICAL REQUIREMENT MUST BE MET: Applicants must be able to distinguish basic colors.

    ADDITIONAL WORK EXPERIENCE IS ALSO A REQUIREMENT.

    For GS-11: Successful completion of a 6-year course of study leading to a Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degree; 1 year of professional pharmacy experience equivalent to at least GS-9.


    You must provide the required information during the online application process; if any of the following are missing when the announcement closes we will deem your application incomplete:

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

    HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

    This vacancy is 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:

    http://www.ihs.gov/JobsCareerDevelop/JobsAtIHS/doc/ctap.doc

    http://www.hhs.gov/careers/jobs/tips/

     

    Additional selections of candidates may be made from a promotion certificate within 90 days from the date the selection certificate was issued.  The positions to be filled must have the same title, series, and grade, geographic location, and the same qualification requirements as in the original vacancy announcement.

     

    Candidates must meet qualification requirements, licensure requirements (possess and maintain a current, valid, active license as a Pharmacist), performance requirements, citizenship and suitability requirements, and any other eligibility requirements by the cut-off date of the vacancy announcement.

     

    Selectee may be required to serve a one-year probationary period.

     

    Measles and Rubella immunization required for selectees born after 1957.

     

    This is a designated position covered by Public Law 101-630, requiring contact or control over Indian children.  Upon tentative selection, selectee will be requested to complete, sign, and submit the Addendum to OF-306, Child Care & Indian Child Care Worker Position form.  Due to this requirement, the agency must ensure that persons hired for these positions have not been found guilty of or pleaded nolo contendere or guilty to certain crimes.

     

    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, Tuesday, May 21, 2013, by MIDNIGHT EASTERN STANDARD TIME (EST) on 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 888683
    • 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.

    PLEASE NOTE: In Section 25 of the Occupational Questionnaire, you may notice that the numbering restarts with number one. When entering your responses on the 1203-FX form please continue to enter your responses on the next available number within this section. The numbers on the 1203-FX will not match the Occupational Questionnaire once it restarts with number one.

    Submission of a resume' or a 1203FX form alone IS NOT a complete application. This position requires the completion of additional forms and/or supplemental materials as described under Required Documents section. Please carefully review the complete job announcement and the "How to Apply" instructions. Failure to provide the required information and/or materials will result in your application not being considered for employment.

    If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the Human Resources Office, KAREN OXENDINE, (503)414-7725, KAREN.OXENDINE@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.
    • ____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, 11/30/2012, 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 possess 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.)
    • ___ Licensure/Certificates – Submit a copy of your current unrestricted Pharmacist license at the same time you submit your resume.
    • ___Transcripts - Copy of Transcripts must be submitted at the same time you submit your resume. Minimum 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.

    Applicants may submit optional documents and place these under Miscellaneous: such as performance reviews, copies of job-related certifications, cover letter, letters of recommendation.  Suggest documents submitted are job-related and current.

      AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

      KAREN OXENDINE
      Phone: (503)414-7725
      TDD: (301)443-6394
      Email: KAREN.OXENDINE@IHS.GOV
      Agency Information:
      Indian Health Service HR Center
      1414 Northrup Street Sts 800
      Portland, OR
      97209

      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).

      Second notification : You will be notified of your status when the list of candidates has been referred to the hiring manager for employment consideration.

      Additional notifications : for those referred to the hiring manager. We will keep you updated on the status using the online alert system. When a tentative offer is made, the selectee must undergo a fingerprint check.  Fingerprint results must be cleared prior to hire.  The "tentative" new employee will receive instructions on how to obtain and submit fingerprints. 

      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-WR-888683-DHA

      Control Number:

      343174700