This section will be used to determine if you possess the basic requirements for a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist.
1. Are you a Graduate of a degree program in pharmacy from an approved college or university? The degree program must have been approved by the American Council on Pharmaceutical Education (ACPE), or prior to the establishment of ACPE, have been a member of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP). Copy of transcripts required.A. Yes
2. Do you possess a current, full, active, and unrestricted license to practice pharmacy in a State, Territory or Commonwealth (i.e., Puerto Rico) of the United States, or in the District of Columbia?A. Yes
3. Are you proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d), 7407(d)?A. Yes
4. Are you a United States Citizen?A. Yes
5. Do you have the equivalent of 1 year of current creditable experience at the GS 11 level or equivalent, which is directly related to the position to be filled?A. Yes
6. Have you completed 1 year Post Pharm D. ASHP accredited Residency.A. Yes
For each of the following items, choose the statement from the list below that best describes your knowledge, skill and ability. YOUR RESUME MUST SUPPORT THE ANSWERS BELOW. FAILURE TO DO SO WILL RESULT IN LOSS CONSIDERATION.A- I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
7. Knowledge of standard terminology, monitoring requirements, dose calculations, common side effects, dietary considerations and drug to drug interactions associated with anticoagulation therapy.
8. Distinguishing pharmaceutical drug classes and categories such as narcotics, tranquilizers and hypnotics, antibiotics, etc., and to keep updated on new medication.
9. Knowledge of trade name medications and generic equivalents as well as pharmaceutical measures (metric and apothecary), pharmaceutical terms and definitions and Latin names used in pharmaceutical nomenclature.
10. Knowledge of the hospital formulary, including dosage forms relative to strength, potency, physical form and appearance of medications stocked by the pharmacy.
11. Knowledge of manuals, pharmacy law, and hospital regulations, formularies affected by dispensing practices, including restrictions placed on controlled substances, special service only drugs and investigational drugs.
12. Adapting to unusual situations as they arise and the ability to use good judgment in solving problems.
13. Operating a computer terminal to carry out pharmacy transactions.
14. Skill in routine maintenance and cleaning of standard office equipment as well as the printers which are part of the automated pharmacy support system.
15. Maintains a safe working environment, including infection control and the correct operation of equipment.
16. Comprehensive knowledge of a specialized area of clinical pharmacy practice or specialty area of pharmacy such as quality assurance/utilization review, informatics systems, drug information, etc. This level of knowledge is usually characterized by at least 1 year of experience in a specialized clinical area or advanced training/certification. (This knowledge/training/certification must be addresses in your resume).
17. Comprehensive knowledge of pharmaceutics, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, pharmacoeconomics and pharmacotherapeutics. This level of knowledge is usually characterized by at least 1 year of experience in a specialized clinical area or advanced training/certification. (This knowledge/training/certification must be addresses in your resume).
18. Skill in monitoring and assessing the outcome of drug therapies including physical assessment and interpretation of laboratory and other diagnostic parameters.
19. Knowledge of the design, conduct, and interpretation of controlled clinical drug trials or other research related to health care.
20. Ability to communicate orally to persuade and influence clinical decisions.
21. Ability to communicate in writing to persuade and influence clinical decisions.
22. Comprehensive knowledge of DEA, FDA, VA, the State (Territory of District of Columbia, if appropriate), TJC and other standards related to the distribution and control of scheduled and non-scheduled drugs to both inpatients and outpatients (including research and investigational drugs).