Clinical Pharmacy Specialist


Vacancy ID: 797248   Announcement Number: VQ-GS-13-53-VLF-797248   USAJOBS Control Number: 332507400

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797248
1. Title of Job

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
2. Biographic Data

3. E-Mail Address

4. Work Information

5. Employment Availability

6. Citizenship

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7. Background Information

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8. Other Information

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9. Languages

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10. Lowest Grade

13

11. Miscellaneous Information

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12. Special Knowledge

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13. Test Location

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14. Veteran Preference Claim

15. Dates of Active Duty - Military Service

16. Availability Date

17. Service Computation Date

18. Other Date Information

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19. Job Preference

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20. Occupational Specialties

001 Clinical Pharmacy Specialist

21. Geographic Availability

381020017 Fargo, ND

22. Transition Assistance Plan

23. Job Related Experience

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24. Personal Background Information

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25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

Select the appropriate answer to each of the following questions that demonstrates your ability to perform the duties of this position.
Please choose A (yes) or B (no) for each of the following items to identify which of the following descriptions best applies to you.

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 (PharmD.) degree. Verification of approved degree programs may be obtained from the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education, 20 North Clark Street, Suite 2500, Chicago, Illinois 60602-5109+ADs- 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 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).

1. Are you a graduate of an APCE accredited College of Pharmacy?

A. Yes
B. No

In addition to meeting the basic requirements of citizenship, education and licensure, you must also meet the specialized experience requirement.

(1) Knowledge of Professional Pharmacy Practices. To be creditable, the experience must have demonstrated the use of knowledge, skills, and abilities associated with professional pharmacy practice. Professional practice means paid/non-paid employment as a professional or unlicensed graduate pharmacist as defined by the appropriate licensing board.

(2) Residency and Fellowship Training. 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 American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP). A fellowship program that is not accredited by the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP) will need to have comparable standards for experience to be creditable (Professional Standards Board refers to the Deputy Chief Consultant for Professional Practice for the determination).

(3) Quality of Experience. Qualifying experience must be at a level comparable to pharmacy experience at the next lower level. Experience as a Graduate Pharmacist is creditable provided the candidate was used as a professional pharmacist (under supervision) and subsequently passed the appropriate licensure examination.

(4) Part-time Experience. Part-time experience as a professional pharmacist is credited according to its relationship to the full-time workweek. For example, a pharmacist employed 20 hours a week, or on a 1/2-time basis, would receive 1 full-time workweek of credit for each 2 weeks of service.
For the GS-13 Grade level: Applicants must meet the qualification requirements for GS-12 (Have 1 year of experience equivalent to the next lower grade level +AFs-GS-11+AF0- OR completed an ACPE-accredited Pharm.D. program) AND have 1 year of experience equivalent to the GS-12 grade level. Total of 2 years experience, one of which is equivalent to GS-12 OR has a Pharm.D. AND 1 year of experience equivalent to GS-12 grade level.

2. Do you possess the additional qualification requirements for GS-13 as described above?

A. Yes
B. No

The following question pertains to your licensure. Note: Candidates must be licensed for assignment and must maintain a current, full, active and unrestricted registration to continue employment with the VA.

3. Do you hold 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?

A. Yes
B. No

The following statements pertain to your knowledge, skill or ability in Pharmacy. For each of the following items(s), choose the ONE statement from the list below that best describes your knowledge, skill and/or ability to perform the duties of a Pharmacy Specialist.

A- I am considered an expert, am consulted by others, or have provided training to other in performing this task on a regular and recurring basis on the job.
B- I have knowledge, skill, or ability to perform this task, and I have performed this task on a regular and recurring basis on the job.
C- I have had education or training that provided me with the knowledge to perform this task, or I have performed this task occasionally on the job.
D- I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task on the job.

4. Ability to communicate orally and in writing to persuade and influence clinical and management decisions.

5. Expert understanding of regulatory and quality standards for their program area.

6. Ability to solve problems, coordinate and organize responsibilities to maximize outcomes in their program area or area of clinical expertise.

7. Expert knowledge of a specialized area of clinical pharmacy practice or specialty area of pharmacy.

8. Advanced skill in monitoring and assessing the outcome of drug therapies, including physical assessment and interpretation of laboratory and other diagnostic parameters.

Certification of Understanding - Select the appropriate answer to the statement below.+AKA- Failure to provide an answer will result in your not being considered for this position.

9. I certify that, to the best of my knowledge and belief, all of the information included in this questionnaire is true, correct, and provided in good faith.+AKA- I understand that if I make an intentional false statement, or commit deception or fraud in this application and its supporting materials, or in any document or interview associated with the examination process, I may be fined or imprisoned (18 U.S.C. 1001)+ADs- my eligibilities may be cancelled+ADs- I may be denied an appointment+ADs- or I may be removed and debarred from Federal service (5 C.F.R. part 731).+AKA- I understand that any information I give may be investigated and that responding +ACI-No+ACI- or providing no response to this item will result in my not being considered for this position.

A. Yes, I understand the information provided above and certify that the information provided in this questionnaire is true, correct, and provided in good faith.
B. No, I do not certify this information and do not wish to be considered for this position.