In order to apply to this position, you must be a citizen of the United States. Please check the appropriate answer below to indicate your current citizenship status.
1. Are you a citizen of the United States?A. Yes
In accordance with 38 U.S.C. 7402(d), no person shall serve in direct patient care positions unless they are proficient in basic written and spoken English. You must be proficient in basic written and spoken English in order to perform the duties of this position.
2. Are you proficient in basic spoken and written English?A. Yes
See VA Handbook 5005, Part III, Chapter 2, paragraph 7, and VA Directive and Handbook 5019 Occupational Health Services. All applicants must be physically and mentally able to perform efficiently the duties of the position.
3. Are you physically and mentally able to perform efficiently the duties of the position?A. Yes
The Pharmacist must maintain a full, current and unrestricted license to practice pharmacy in a State, Territory, Commonwealth of the U.S. (i.e., Puerto Rico), or the District of Columbia. Note: The pharmacist must maintain current registration if this is a requirement for maintaining full, current, and unrestricted licensure. A pharmacist who has, or 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 chapter 3, section B, paragraph 16.
4. Do you have a full, current and unrestricted license to practice pharmacy in a State, Territory, Commonwealth of the U.S. (i.e., Puerto Rico), or the District of Columbia?A. Yes
You must be a 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 program may be 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 2005 ACPE 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 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 (FOEFL iBT).
5. Do you have a Doctor of Pharmacy degree in Pharmacy or, prior to 2005 a Baccalaureate of Science degree in Pharmacy from an approved college or university approved by the ACPE or AACP?A. Yes
This section includes questions about the qualifications for this vacancy.
6. From the descriptions below, please select the response that best reflects your level of
experience and/or education for this GS-0660-13 Clinical Pharmacist position. To be creditable, the experience must have required the use of knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics associated with current professional pharmacy practice. Professional Practice means paid/non-paid employment as a professional or unlicensed graduate pharmacist as defined by the appropriate licensing board. Residency and fellowship training programs in a specialized area of clinical pharmacy practice may be substituted for creditable experience on a year-for-year basis. The Pharmacy residency program must be accredited by the ASHP.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITY
INTSTRUCTIONS: For each task below, choose the statement from the list below that best describes your level of experience and/or training. If you are applying online and must fax your application package, please darken the oval corresponding to that statement in the OPM Form1203FX. Please select only one letter for each item.
7. Knowledge of professional pharmacy practice.
8. Ability to communicate orally and in writing to both patients and health care staff.
9. Knowledge of laws, regulations, and accreditation standards related to the distribution and control of scheduled and non-scheduled drugs and pharmacy security.
10. Skill in monitoring and assessing the outcome of drug therapies, including physical assessment and interpretation of laboratory and other diagnostic parameters.
11. Expert understanding of regulatory and quality standards for this program area.
12. Ability to solve problems, coordinate and organize responsibilities to maximize outcomes in this area program area or area of clinical expertise.
13. Expert knowledge of specialized area of clinical pharmacy practice or specialty area of pharmacy.
14. Advanced skill in monitoring and assessing the outcome of drug therapies, including physical assessment and interpretation of laboratory and other diagnostic parameters.
Select the appropriate answer to the statement below. Failure to provide an answer will result in your not being considered for this position.
15. Your rating is subject to verification based on your resume, your responses to the questionnaire, narratives and other relevant documents you submit, plus thorough verification of references as appropriate. Deliberate attempts to falsify information are grounds for non-selection and for termination. In addition, falsifying information on your application can result in your being barred from federal employment. Please choose (A) to certify that your answers are accurate and complete.A. I certify that my answers are accurate and complete.