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Job Title:  Clinical Pharmacist-CC-DH
Department:  Department Of Health And Human Services
Agency:  National Institutes of Health
Job Announcement Number:  NIH-CC-DH-14-1155663

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$108,586.00 to $125,477.00 / Per Year
Monday, July 14, 2014 to Friday, July 25, 2014
Full Time - Permanent
1 vacancy in the following location:
Bethesda, MD View Map
This position is being filled through the Direct Hire Authority for this occupation and is open to all US Citizens.
Q - Nonsensitive


The NIH is the premier biomedical research center for the world. Its 27 Institutes and Centers employ approximately 18,000 employees doing a vast array of jobs, all supporting efforts for a healthy nation. For information on the NIH mission, goals, and Institutes and Centers, visit NIH Overview.

The successful candidate will be an exceptionally talented, knowledgeable, and motivated Clinical Pharmacist with extensive experience providing pharmaceutical care to patients with a variety of diseases. The Clinical Pharmacist must demonstrate a mastery of providing patient care and understand research methodologies, protocol design, and implementation. The ideal candidate will have extensive knowledge of regulatory controls surrounding investigational new drug applications. A Doctor of Pharmacy degree, post-graduate year 1 and year 2 residency training, and board certification in pharmacotherapy with added qualifications in infectious diseases is highly desired for this position.

This position is located in the Clinical Pharmacy Specialist Section of the Pharmacy Department, Clinical Center (CC) which provides high-quality pharmaceutical care emphasizing rational, cost effective, innovative clinical research and will care for patients treated on National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease (NIAID) protocols.  The successful candidate will have a strong background in infectious disease pharmacotherapy with a track record of providing antimicrobial stewardship and pharmaceutical care to patients with a variety of types of infections. 

The Pharmacy Department strives to exceed the expectations of patients, investigators, and co-workers in an environment that provides the pharmacy staff with motivation, challenge, and professional growth.


  • Not Required


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  • U.S. Citizenship requirement met by closing date.
  • Position is subject to a background investigation.
  • Preemployment medical screening may be required for this position.
  • Applicants must be able to distinguish basic colors.
  • This position is designated as "emergency position".
  • Some weekend shifts will be required.


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As a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist at the Clinical Center, your duties will include but are not limited to the following:
• Independently advise, interface and participate with physicians in the design of complex drug treatment plans using current pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic principles and specific patient parameters;
• Monitor and evaluate drug therapy for beneficial therapeutic outcome, adverse drug reactions, drug interactions, IV incompatibilities and complications of multiple drug therapies;
• Defend complex decisions/recommendations to members of in-house committees;
• Design/conduct interdisciplinary educational programs ;
• Provide educational/training programs for staff pharmacists, pharmacy practice and specialty residents;
• Support clinical research within specialty area of clinical practice;
• Actively collaborate with staff and clinical researchers in the design and implementation of research protocols, collection of data, and in analysis and interpretation of results;
• Provide solutions to complex drug administration problems;
• Serve on in-house boards and participates in research protocol design;
• Monitor patient’s drug therapies on investigational studies on assigned patient care unit;
• Act as associate investigator on research protocols and advise principal investigator on pharmaceutical aspects of protocol;
• Other duties as assigned.


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Basic Qualification Requirements:


Education: Four-year Bachelor's degree in Pharmacy recognized by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (formerly known as American Council on Pharmaceutical Education); OR 5-year course of study leading to a bachelor's or higher degree in pharmacy from an approved pharmacy school recognized by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education; OR 6-year course of study leading to a Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degree recognized by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education




Licensure: All applicants must be licensed to practice pharmacy in a State, District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a territory of the United States.


Additional Qualifications:

In addition to meeting the basic requirements described above, the following amount of specialized experience is required to qualify for positions at GS-13: You must demonstrate in your resume at least one (1) year of qualifying experience equivalent to at least the GS-12 level in the Federal Government obtained in either the private or public sector. Examples of qualifying experience include: independently interface with Licensed Independent Prescribers (LIPs) in the design of drug treatment plans; monitor drug therapy to assure optimal outcomes; evaluate drug therapy for proper therapeutic endpoint; serve as pharmacy liaison with physicians, nurses, pharmacists, and other staff on units to resolve drug related problems; and, serve as consultant to in-house committees on selection of drugs for formulary listing.

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This position has an education requirement. You are strongly encouraged to submit a copy of your transcripts (or a list of your courses including titles, credit hours completed and grades). Unofficial transcripts will be accepted in the application package. Official transcripts will be required from all selectees prior to receiving an official offer. Click here for information on Foreign Education . If you are currently or were previously in this occupation series you do not need to submit transcripts.  Instead, submit an SF-50 showing the appointment in this occupational series.

Males born after December 31, 1959 must be registered with Selective Service.


Traditional rating and ranking of applications does not apply to this vacancy. Applications will be evaluated against the basic qualifications. Qualified candidates will be referred for consideration in accordance with the Office of Personnel Management direct hire guidelines.  Veteran's Preference does not apply to the direct hire recruitment procedures. Selections made under this bulletin will be processed as new appointments to the civil service. Current civil service employees would, therefore, be given new appointments to the civil service.


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The federal government offers a comprehensive benefits package including vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System.  For more information, check out New Employee Benefits at NIH and OPM's Employee Benefits Information.


PHS Commissioned Officers interested in performing the duties of this position within the Commissioned Corps should also apply online to this announcement in order to receive consideration.

A one-year probationary period may be required upon selection/ placement.

A newly appointed or reappointed employee may receive service credit for prior work experience or active duty uniformed service that otherwise would not be creditable for the purpose of determining his or her annual leave accrual rate. All creditable service must be directly related to the duties of the position being filled and decisions to allow for such credit must be finalized prior to the selectee’s entrance on duty. The use of this service credit incentive is at the discretion of the selecting official and service credit is granted only for a position deemed hard-to-fill.

Additional selections may be made through this vacancy announcement.

The National Institutes of Health participates in the USCIS Electronic Employment Eligibility Verification Program (E-Verify). E-Verify helps employers determine employment eligibility of new hires and the validity of their Social Security numbers.

The NIH maintains a tobacco free work environment and campus.


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Submission of a resume alone IS NOT a complete application.  You must provide a complete online Application Package which includes:
  • Your Resume (Please provide sufficient details in your resume to enable us to determine if you meet the requirement for qualifying experience (as stated in the Qualifications section) and to support your answers to the online questionnaire. Providing insufficient details in your resume may result in a lower or ineligible rating.)
  • A complete Assessment Questionnaire, View Assessment Questions.
  • Other required supporting documents (See the Required Documents section for any additional forms and/or supplemental materials required.) 

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The following information must be received by 11:59pm ET on the closing date of the announcement, Friday, July 25, 2014.  

  1. Resume via USAJOBS.
  2. Responses to online questionnaire.
  3. If applicable, supporting documentation (CTAP/ICTAP, or other information requested in the announcement such as transcripts). To ensure your information is secure, please block out any Social Security numbers (SSNs). Clean copies may be requested if you are hired.


Amanda J. Clatterbaugh
Phone: (301)234-6509
Agency Information:
National Institutes of Health
2115 E Jefferson St
Bethesda, MD


Within 15 business days of the closing date, Friday, July 25, 2014, you may check your status online at USAJOBS.  We will update your status after each key stage in the application process has been completed.

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