- 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. Verification of approved degree programs maybe obtained from the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education, 20 North Clark Street, Suite 2500, Chicago, Illinois 60602-5109; phone: (312) 664-3575,or through their Web site at: http://www.acpe-accredit.org/ .
(NOTE: Prior to 2005ACPE accredited both baccalaureate and Doctor of Pharmacy terminal degree program. Today the sole degree is Doctor of Pharmacy .)
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).
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. The pharmacist
must maintain current registration if this is a requirement for maintaining
full, current, and unrestricted licensure.
A pharmacist who has, or has ever had, any license(s) revoked,
suspended, denied, restricted, limited, or issued/placed in a probationary
status may be appointed only in accordance with the provisions in VA Handbook
5005, Part II, Chapter 3, section B, paragraph 16.
Language Proficiency. Pharmacists must be proficient in spoken and
written English as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d), and 7407(d).
(a) Experience. In addition to the GS-12 requirements, must
have 1 year of experience equivalent to the next lower grade level.
Knowledge Skills and Abilities for the GS-13:
1. Ability to
communicate orally and in writing to persuade and influence clinical and
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
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.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Moderate lifting, 15-44 pounds; moderate carrying, 15-44 pounds; straight pulling, 1 hour; pushing, 2 hours; reaching above shoulder; use of fingers; walking, 8 hours; standing, 8 hours; near vision correctable at 13' to 16' to Jaeger 1 to 4; far vision correctable in one eye to 20/50 to 20/100 in the other; ability to distinguish basic colors; ability to distinguish shades of colors; hearing, aid permitted.
Environmental Factors: Outside and inside, working around machinery with moving parts, and working around moving objects or vehicles; working closely with others.
IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.
References : VA Handbook 5005/55 Part II, Appendix G15 LICENSED PHARMACIST QUALIFICATION STANDARDS.
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. 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.
When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on their application or résumé. Applicants claiming preference based on service-connected disability, or based on being the spouse or mother of a disabled or deceased Veteran, must complete an SF 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference. Veterans who are still in the service may be granted tentative preference on the basis of information contained in their applications, but they must produce a DD Form 214 or other proof prior to appointment to document entitlement to preference. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/veterans.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.