Clinical Pharmacy Specialist (Maplewood CBOC)

Vacancy ID: 795198   Announcement Number: VHA-618-SC-13-VU795198   USAJOBS Control Number: 332431800

Occupational/Assessment Questions:

1. I am a citizen of the United States.

A. True
B. False

2. I am proficient in spoken and written English.

A. True
B. False

3. I possess a 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. True
B. False

4. I possess qualifying education: 

A. True
B. False

Specialized Experience requirement – Carefully read the following descriptions of experience and choose A (Yes) or B (No) in response to the following question. Make sure that your resume supports your responses that you select.

5. Do you have 1 year of creditable experience that demonstrates the use of knowledge, skills, and abilities associated with professional pharmacy practice at the next lower grade level in federal service (GS-12)?  Such experience may include: reviewing, interpreting, and verifying medication orders for appropriateness; processing and filling medication orders; interacting with and making recommendations to other clinical staff regarding medication therapy ordered to ensure safe and effective care; reviewing the patient's medications, allergies, labs, and other pertinent information from the medical record to identify and solve medication-related problems; contacting providers as appropriate; documenting recommendations and interventions; providing refill extensions and partial medication supplies; taking health and medication histories; performing medication reconciliation; providing drug information; assisting in formulary management including therapeutic substitutions, nonformulary reviews and medication usage evaluations; documenting and assessing adverse drug events (ADEs); assisting in medical emergencies; providing oversight of technical staff in all aspects of medication distribution. Evidence of such experience must be detailed in your resume.

A. Yes
B. No

6. Please choose the statement below that applies to you.

A. I am a permanent employee of the Minneapolis VA Health Care System. (My latest SF-50 is included in this application.)
B. I am a permanent employee of the Dept. of Veterans Affairs who has never held a Federal position with promotion potential to the GS-13 grade level. (My latest SF-50 is included in this application.)
C. I am a permanent employee of the Dept. of Veterans Affairs who has held a position with promotion potential to GS-13 or I have held a position at GS-13. (My latest SF-50 is included in this application.)
D. I am a Federal employee from another Federal agency. (My latest SF-50 is included in this application.)
E. I am a former Federal employee. (My latest SF-50 is included in this application.)
F. I have never been employed by the Federal Government.

Veterans who served on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces and were separated under honorable conditions may be eligible for veterans' preference. For service after October 15, 1976, the veteran must have received a Campaign Badge, Expeditionary Medal, a service connected disability, or have served during the Gulf War between August 2, 1990 and January 2, 1992 or for more than 180 consecutive days, other than training, any part of which occurred during the period beginning September 11, 2001, and ending on the date prescribed by Presidential proclamation or by law as the last day of Operation Iraqi Freedom. To claim veterans' preference, veterans must provide a copy of their DD-214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, or other proof. Veterans with service connected disability must submit a copy of their letter from the VA conferring disability compensation.

7. Please choose the statement below that applies to you.

A. I am eligible for veterans' preference.
B. I am not eligible for veterans' preference.