Pharmacist (Program Specialist-Procurement)


Vacancy ID: 809241   Announcement Number: 809241GC   USAJOBS Control Number: 333888000

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809241
1. Title of Job

Pharmacist (Program Specialist-Procurement)
2. Biographic Data

3. E-Mail Address

4. Work Information

5. Employment Availability

6. Citizenship

Are you a citizen of the United States?
7. Background Information

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8. Other Information

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9. Languages

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10. Lowest Grade

12

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 Program Specialist-Procurement

21. Geographic Availability

062660085 Palo Alto, CA

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 appropriate answer to each of the following questions below.

1. Are you a Citizen of the United States?

A. YES.
B. NO.

2. Do you meet any one of the following basic education requirements: 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? NOTE: Prior to 2005 ACPE accredited both baccalaureate and Doctor of Pharmacy terminal degree program. Today the sole degree is Doctor of Pharmacy.; OR, are you a graduate of a foreign pharmacy degree program that meets the educational requirement? If so, you must be able to provide proof of achieving the Foreign Pharmacy Graduate Examination Commission (FRGEC) Certificate, which includes passing the Foreign Pharmacy Graduate Equivalency Examination (FRGEE) and the Test of English as a Foreign Language Internet-Based Test (TOEFL iBT).

A. YES.
B. NO.

3. Do you have a full, active 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.

4. Do you meet any of the following requirements: 1 year of experience equivalent to the next lower grade level, as substantiated in your resume, which is directly related to the position to be filled? NOTE: Creditable experience includes coordinating and managing all pharmaceutical procurement activities while ensuring patient care needs and fiscal responsibility are met. Applicants MUST have a strong working knowledge of Inpatient Acute Care injectable medications and procurement needs.; OR, have you completed an ACPE-accredited Pharm.D. program?.

A. YES.
B. NO.

For each task in the following groups, choose the statement from the list below that best describes your experience and/or training. Darken the oval corresponding to that statement in Section 25 of the Qualifications and Availability Form C. Please select only one letter for each item.

A- I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B- I have had education or training in performing the task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
C- I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
D- I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
E- I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised performance of this task or am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.

5. Applies knowledge of professional pharmacy practices in performance of clinical duties.

6. Applies comprehensive knowledge of pharmaceuticals, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, pharmacoeconomics, and pharmacotherapeutics in performance of clinical duties.

7. Communicates effectively, both verbally and in writing, to patients, family members, caregivers, and other health care staff.

8. Applies knowledge of laws, regulations, and accreditation standards related to the distribution and control of scheduled and non-scheduled drugs and pharmacy security, in the performance of clinical duties.

9. Comprehensively reviews medication orders to include but not limited to; allergy assessment, drug-drug and drug-disease interaction potential, lab value assessment, and elimination of duplicate/obsolete orders.

10. Reviews drug regimens for therapuetic effectiveness and makes appropriate recommendations to improve outcomes, reduce potential for serious adverse effects, and promote cost containment.

11. Accurately and efficiently inputs, screens, verifies, finishes, and checks medication orders utilizing professional drug knowledge and adheres to policies and procedures.

12. Directs pharmacy technicians and trainees in the medication filling processes to ensure accuracy, timeliness, and completeness.

13. Ensures stock levels are maintained to optimize inventory turns and minimize total replenishment costs.

14. Monitors utilization rates and initiates procedures to control use and/or initiate procurement cycle.

15. Manages and coordinates the resolution of out-of-stock situations, such as finding alternative sources or therapuetic alternatives.

16. Coordinates inventory storage to be in compliance with Fire and Safetly regulations and support efficient order filling activities. This includes ensuring proper shelving and product labeling to raise staff awareness and decrease potential for medication filling errors.

17. Coordinates and manages the annual pharmacy inventory, enters and evaluates data, and submits to Central Office.

18. Places daily medication orders from on-line Prime Vendor computer system (e.g., McKesson, Cardinal, etc.).

19. Places orders directly from manufacturers for IV solutions, irrigations, speciality products, and general pharmacy supplies.

20. Receives stock, verifies against invoice for accuracy, and shelves stock using FIFO.

21. Serves as Contracting Officer Technical Representative (COTR) for a pharmaceutical prime vendor contract. This includes reviewing contractor's performance, compliance of ordering officers with the contract requirements, and ensuring prompt payment.

22. Manages and coordinates all aspects of drug recalls for a large multi-site health care system.

23. Manages and coordinates all aspects of a reverse distribution system for a large multi-site health care system.

24. Manages a quality assurnace program for a large multi-site health care system.

25. Provides patients and/or caregivers with information regarding the handling and pharmacologic use of their medications.

26. Provides authoritative drug information and resolution of questions posed by physicians, consultants, and other health care providers regarding stability, indications, contraindications, compatabilities, dose, routes and schedule of administration, adverse effects, drug use criteria, and formulary alternatives.

27. Coordinates the training of all procurement responsibilities to assigned procurement technicians.

28. Writes and maintains a policy and procedure manual.

29. 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.  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); my eligibilities may be cancelled; I may be denied an appointment; or I may be removed and debarred from Federal service (5 C.F.R. part 731).  I understand that any information I give may be investigated and that responding "No" 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.