- Citizen of the United States.
- 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.
- 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.
- Must be proficient in spoken and written English.
- Applicants must have one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 level. Specialized experience is experience that equipped the applicant with particular knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSA's) to perform successfully the duties of the position.
Pharmacy Residency Preceptor Requirements:
In addition to the basic requirements listed above, applicants must also qualify to be a Pharmacy Residency Preceptor. To qualify to be a Pharmacy Residency Preceptor, you must meet the following 2 requirements. For more information regarding the ASHP guidelines to qualify as a Pharmacy Residency Preceptor, please visit http://www.ashp.org/s_ashp/docs/files/RTP_PGY1AccredStandard.pdf
- Residency Requirement
- Preceptors must be licensed pharmacists who have completed an ASHP-accredited residency followed by a minimum of one year of pharmacy practice experience OR;
- Alternatively, licensed pharmacists who have not completed an ASHP-accredited residency may be preceptors but must demonstrate mastery of the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and abilities expected of one who has completed a PGY1 residency and have a minimum of three years of pharmacy practice experience.
2. Contribution and Commitment to Pharmacy Practice
- Preceptors must have a record of contribution and commitment to pharmacy practice characterized by a minimum of four (4) of the following seven (7) accomplishments:
a. Documented record of improvements in and contributions to the respective area of advanced pharmacy practice (e.g., implementation of a new service, active participation on a committee/task force resulting in practice improvement, development of treatment guidelines/protocols).
b. Appointments to appropriate drug policy and other committees of the department/organization.
c. Formal recognition by peers as a model practitioner (e.g., board certification, fellow status).
d. A sustained record of contributing to the total body of knowledge in pharmacy practice through publications in professional journals and/or presentations at professional meetings.
e. Serving regularly as a reviewer of contributed papers or manuscripts submitted for publication.
f. Demonstrated leadership in advancing the profession of pharmacy through active participation in professional organizations at the local, state, and national levels.
g. Demonstrated effectiveness in teaching (e.g., through student and/or resident evaluations, teaching awards).
Note: The Professional Standards Board (a peer-review group) will review the selected candidates education and experience and recommend the step at which the candidate will be placed in that specific grade. The salary is based on the grade and step approved for the selected candidate.
IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.
Reference: VA Handbook 5005/55, Part II, Appendix G15 LICENSED PHARMACIST QUALIFICATION STANDARD, dated June 7, 2012.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: The work requires physical exertion such as reaching, bending, standing, or walking. Occasionally may need to lift 10-20 pounds. The work environment involves everyday risks or discomforts which require normal safety precautions typical in a pharmacy setting. May be required to use personal protective equipment such as masks, gowns, goggles, gloves, shoe covers, and hair covers to minimize risks.
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. 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).
Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section provided and provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) and/or documentation related to your active duty service which shows dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation.
Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veterans Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. For more information, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.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.
INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS will not be considered for applicants who fail to submit a complete application package. We cannot be held responsible for incompatible software, fax transmissions errors, or any other delays. You will not be contacted for missing, incomplete or clarification of information relating to your application materials.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: (Failure to comply may be grounds for withdrawal of an offer of employment or dismissal after appointment)
- Applicants tentatively selected for certain designated positions may be subject to a random drug screening for illegal drug use. Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment.
- Applicant is subject to a pre-employment physical examination.
- New Appointees will be subject to a background investigation to determine suitability.
- Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must certify at the time of appointment that they have registered with the Selective Service system or are exempt for having to do so under Selective Service law.
- Applicants must not be listed on the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Office of Inspector General Sanctions database.
- Applicants selected for positions through this announcement may be subject to a one year probationary period.