Reduced Area of Consideration per Merit Promotion Plan 7-2.4 C. (3): Management determined in advance that there is likely to be an adequate number of qualified applicants in the local commuting area. Non-Indian Preference candidates outside this area will not be considered.
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Assure that Pharmacy staffing levels and skill levels are appropriate to meet the Pharmacy needs.
Schedule work and determine staffing patterns in concert with the Pharmacy management team, evaluate work performance, interview candidates for positions and approve leave.
Interface with providers to design drug treatment plans.
Revise and update policies and procedures, as needed.
Provide direct pharmaceutical services by selecting, procuring, preparing and dispensing medications. Read and interpret prescriptions; measure and mix compound drugs and chemicals.
Review and record all patient information regarding therapeutic appropriateness of drug therapy. Provides consultative services and instruction to patients on safe usage of prescribed medications.
Maintain the records control system, prepare and maintain the department budget, assure the department and staff are in compliance with all JCAHO standards, guidelines and all other regulatory requirements.
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
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Conditions of Employment
You must meet the requirements of the job by 11:59 pm (Eastern Standard Time) of the closing date: 08/15/2018
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
Must pass pre-employment examination.
Selectee will be subject to a pre-employment fingerprint check
Selectee will be subject to a background investigation
Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
U.S. Citizenship is required
DIRECT HIRE AUTHORITY (DHA): These positions are eligible to be filled through OPM's delegated DHA. The DHA has been authorized by the Homeland Security Act of 2002 and Part 337, Subpart B, Title 5 Code of Federal Regulations. Applicants who meet the basic qualification requirements will be forwarded to the Selecting Official for consideration. The rule of three, Veteran's preference and traditional rating/ranking of applicants do not apply to the process. Indian Preference does apply.
To qualify for this position, your resume must state sufficient experience and/or education, to perform the duties of the specific position for which you are applying.
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer and part time experience. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.
For positions requiring positive education requirements, or if you are using education to meet all or part of the qualification requirements, you MUST submit a copy of your transcripts or an itemized list of college courses which includes equivalent information from the transcript (course title, semester/quarter hours, and grade/degree earned) in your resume.
Applicants must be licensed to practice pharmacy in a State, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a territory of the United States.
Applicant's qualifications background must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, abilities, and competencies necessary to perform the work of the position. Pharmacy work requires knowledge of the use, clinical effects, and composition of medications, including their chemical, biological, and physical properties. Qualifying professional pharmacy experience may involve, but is not limited to:
* Dispensing medications prescribed by physicians and other health practitioners and providing information to health practitioners and patients about proper usage of medications and side effects;
* Evaluating medication use patterns and outcomes for patients in hospitals or managed care organizations;
* Performing administrative, consultative, or staff advisory work for a medical facility's pharmacy program;
* Planning, monitoring and evaluating medication programs or regimens;
* Establishing medication-handling procedures for the storage and preservation of medications;
* Researching medical literature and/or clinical medication information to provide accurate responses to inquiries; and/or
* Maintaining all medication records required by law.
Basic Requirements for the GS-13 and above Grade Levels
In addition to the licensure and educational requirements described above, a minimum of one year of professional pharmacy experience that is equivalent to at least the next lower grade level.
In addition, to the Basic Requirements, you must also meet the Minimum Qualifications stated below-
Your resume must demonstrate at least one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level in the Federal service obtained in either the private or public sector performing the following type of work and/or tasks:
Serve as a point of contact to inpatient pharmacy related issues. Create or revise medication related policies and procedures to conform to regulatory and accreditation standards. Ensure appropriate staffing for safe departmental operations. Manage pharmaceutical inventory and ensuring proper storage, handling, and labeling of drugs. Ensure safe preparation of the complete range of sterile products including parenteral nutrition, chemotherapy, and critical care agents. Collaborate with staff to ensure medication-related technology operates smoothly and safely. Evaluate program effectiveness through data collection/compilation and analysis of quality measures. Advise medical staff of potential drug safety or shortage issues. Take steps to prevent medication errors and adverse reactions. Provide education of pharmacy techniques to other pharmacists. Ensure staff maintains and is current with all JCAHO standards and credentialing. Maintain all medication records required by law.
The selected individual is required to obtain and maintain medical staff clinical privileges, including any licensure requirements. If privileges are not obtained or maintained during employment, the employee will be subject ot adverse actions, up to and including removal from Federal Service.
When there is a positive education requirement, or you are using education to qualify as a substitution for experience, transcripts (unofficial) are required at the time of application to verify that you meet the educational requirement or substitution.
Only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education may be credited. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: ****Foreign Education: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: ****Additional information
Federal Employees earn annual leave at a rate (4, 6 or 8 hours per pay period) which is based on the number of years they have served as a Federal employee. IHS may offer newly-appointed Federal employees credit for their directly related previous non-federal experience or active duty uniformed military service. This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which they earn annual leave is earned.
A one-year supervisory/managerial probationary period may be required upon selection/placement.
Loan Repayment Program (LRP):
The Indian Health Service (IHS), National Health Service Corps (NHSC), and the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) have student loan repayment programs for qualifying health disciplines. This is a competitive process separate from the hiring process. Opportunities for LRP are based on agency hiring priorities and availability of funds. For additional information please visit:
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Security Clearance: If you are selected for this vacancy, you must undergo a fingerprint check. Fingerprint results must be cleared prior to hire. You will receive instructions on how to obtain and submit fingerprints. After you begin your employment, your continued employment is contingent upon the outcome of a complete background investigation as determined by the sensitivity level of your position. The investigation must find that you are suitable for Federal employment in your position. If you are found not suitable, you will be terminated after you begin work. If you make a false statement in any part of your application, you may not be hired; you may be fired after you begin work; or subject to possible criminal charges.
This position is covered by Public Law 101-630, the Indian Child Protection and Family Violence Protection Act (25 United States Code Chapter 34) requiring contact or control over Indian children. Due to this law, the agency must ensure that persons hired for these positions have not been found guilty of or pleaded nolo contendere or guilty to certain crimes.
Measles and Rubella immunization required for selectees born after 1957. Seasonal Influenza immunization is required for civilian health care facility staff working in Indian Health Service health care facilities.
On-call hours or standby duty may be required.
Selectee(s) are required to have a viable bank account at a financial institution for electronic direct deposit of salary payment.
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How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Traditional rating and ranking of applications does not apply to this vacancy. Your application (resume and supporting documentation) will be evaluated to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications required as listed on the announcement under qualification requirements. Qualified candidates will be referred for consideration in accordance with the Office of Personnel Management direct hire guidelines.
Click here to view vacancy questions: ****All documents above MUST be received by 11:59 (Eastern Standard Time) of the closing date of 08/15/2018 to be considered.
Background checks and security clearance
Q - Nonsensitive
Drug test required
Required Documentation for Eligibility and Preference:
: You are highly encouraged to use USAJOBS Resume Builder to ensure all required information is included in your Resume. If you use your own resume, curriculum vitae, or any other written form you choose then you must describe your job-related qualifications that includes beginning and ending dates for paid and non-paid work experience (month and year), hours worked per week, annual salary, and description of job duties. Include name and address of employer; supervisor name and telephone number.
Indian Preference Applicants
: Indian preference will not be given unless a properly signed and dated Form BIA-4432 (Verification of Indian Preference for Employment in the BIA and IHS Only) is submitted with your application, including any verification by an authorized Tribal Representative or BIA Official of tribal enrollment records, this may include the completion of the family history chart if necessary. If you are obtaining a new form you must provide a completed copy of the Form BIA-4432 with expiration date 1/31/2018. For detailed instructions on how to obtain a completed form, see Form BIA-4432. You must also complete the family history chart if necessary. Refer to BIA-4432 link: ****Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) or other Veterans preference (VRA and 30% or more disabled)
: include a copy of your DD-214, if you're claiming Vet preference. For more information please see link at:****Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP)/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP):
If you are claiming CTAP/ICTAP, follow the instructions below: ****License:
Copy of current professional Pharmacist License
Transcripts must be provided. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable but official transcript will be required before entrance on duty, if hired.
If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.
A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits.
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Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.
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To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package. See required documents below
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Follow the prompts to upload required documents and complete the assessment questionnaire.
Please ensure you click the 'Submit Application' button to submit your application.
Applications must be received by the closing date of the announcement to receive consideration.
Check application status by logging into your USAJOBS account, clicking Home, then click the Job Title to expand the details. Return to an incomplete application by clicking Apply Online in the vacancy announcement and re-selecting your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account.
The IHS provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the Human Resources Office (Bernice Scalpcane, 4062477216, and/or ****.) The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.
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Crow Agency, MT 59022
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You can track the progress of your application package via your USAJobs account. You will receive an acknowledgement from USAJOBS that your submission was successful once we have received your on-line occupational questionnaire, resume, and any supporting documentation. You will be notified of the status of your application via your USAJOBS Account after we conduct a qualification review of your complete application package. You will be contacted if further evaluation or interviews are required. Any exaggeration of your experience, false statements, or attempt to conceal information may disqualify you for employment consideration. We may verify all information you provide in your resume and questionnaire responses, through reference and/or background check, and/or verification of your education. If you are selected, you will be contacted personally by the human resources office posting this announcement.
You will no longer need to call the HR Office to determine your application status. USAJOBS has added an alert setting to their system to provide status updates for applicants. You can elect to activate the status updates from your USAJOBS profile at any point during the application process.
If all required documentation is not submitted with your application you will lose consideration. It is the applicant's responsibility to verify that information and documents entered, uploaded, or faxed is
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Equal Employment Opportunity Policy
The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.
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Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.
Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:
An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.
You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.
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Open & closing dates:
08/09/2018 to 08/15/2018
Pay scale & grade:
$118,485 to $141,174 per year