Citizenship: Citizen of the United States.
Education: Graduate of an Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) accredited College or School of Pharmacy with a baccalaureate degree in pharmacy (BS Pharmacy) and/or a Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degree. Please note: Graduates of foreign pharmacy degree programs meet the educational requirement if the graduate is able to provide proof of achieving the Foreign Pharmacy Graduate Examination Commission (FPGEC) Certification, which includes passing the Foreign Pharmacy Graduate Equivalency Examination (FPGEE) and the Test of English as a Foreign Language Internet-Based Test (TOEFL iBT).
Licensure: Full, current, and unrestricted license to practice pharmacy in a State, Territory or Commonwealth of the United States (i.e. Puerto Rico) or in the District of Columbia.
GS-13 Qualifications include;
1 year at the GS-12 level listed below:
The equivalent of 1 year of experience at the next lower grade level, or completion of an ACPE-accredited Pharm.D. program.
Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs). In addition to meeting the basic requirements, pharmacists at this grade level must demonstrate the following KSAs:
1. Knowledge of professional pharmacy practice.
2. Ability to communicate orally and in writing to both patients and health care staff.
3. Knowledge of laws, regulations, and accreditation standards related to the distribution and control of scheduled and non-scheduled drugs to both inpatients and outpatients (including research and investigational drugs) and pharmacy security. This includes but is not limited to basic knowledge of the standards of Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), the State (Territory of District of Columbia, if appropriate), and The Joint Commission (TJC).
4. Skill in monitoring and assessing the outcome of drug therapies, including physical assessment and interpretation of laboratory and other diagnostic parameters.
Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs)at the GS-13:
1. Ability to communicate orally and in writing to persuade and influence clinical and management decisions.
2. Expert understanding of regulatory and quality standards for their program area.
3. Ability to solve problems, coordinate and organize responsibilities to maximize outcomes in their program area or area of clinical expertise.
4. Expert knowledge of a specialized area of clinical pharmacy practice or specialty area of pharmacy.
5. Advanced skill in monitoring and assessing the outcome of drug therapies, including physical assessment and interpretation of laboratory and other diagnostic parameters.
6. Ability to read, interpret, and apply written instructions;
7. Advanced computer skills;
8. Advanced knowledge of pharmaceutics, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, pharmacoeconomics and pharmacotherapeutics;
9. Ability to perform effectively in a team environment
Specialized Experience/Education Specifics: Pharm.D. plus 1 year of experience equivalent to the GS12 level or 2 years of experience equivalent to the GS12. The GS13 Clinical Pharmacy specialist must have expert knowledge of a specialized area of clinical pharmacy practice with advanced skills in monitoring and assessing the outcome of drug therapies, including physical assessment and interpretation of laboratory and other diagnostic parameters. Experience can be demonstrated by successful completion of an ASHP-accrediated Pharmacy Residency or Fellowship or commensurate experience in a clinical pharmacy setting.
For more information on these qualification standards, please refer to VA Handbook 5005/55, Part II, Appendix G-15 PHARMACIST QUALIFICATION STANDARD http://vaww1.va.gov/ohrm/Directives-Handbooks/Direct_Hand.htm
IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.
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 accred-itation 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. ***
Physical Requirements: Moderate Lifting (15-44 lbs); Moderate Carrying (15-44 lbs);); Reaching above shoulder; Use of fingers; Both hands required; Walking (up to 4 hours); Standing (up to 8 hours); Kneeling (up to 2 hours); Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; Near vision correctable at 13 to 16; Ability to distinguish basic colors; Ability to distinguish shades of colors; Hearing (aid permitted); Prolonged Standing
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
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