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Clinical Pharmacist (Associate Chief, Clinical Pharmacy Service)

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Job Ref:  354030400
Employer:  U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
City:  Battle Creek
State:  Michigan (MI)
Position type:  Full-Time
This position is a full time, permanent position located in the Clinical Pharmacy Sectionas a ClinicalPharmacist at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Battle Creek, MI.
The Associate Chief, Clinical Pharmacy Service acts as a representative for the Chief, Pharmacy Service,plans, directs, and coordinates clinical pharmacy programs and the pharmacy benefits management process. As the Associate Chief you will providefirst-line supervision to pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, students, and volunteers assigned to clinical and coordinates other programs as assigned.
The incumbent participates in administrative duties such as planning, directing, and coordinating the overall responsiblities of Clinical Pharmacy Division to provide comprehensive, high quality pharmaceutical care services to all patienst served at the Battle Creek VA Medical Center and associated CBOCs.Detailed duties aredescribed in the functional statement.

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Schedulemay vary as deemed necessary to meet the needs of the Veterans and the Medical Center.
This announcement is being extended andwill remain open untill filled. Applicantions will be reviewed weekly and qualified applicants will be forwarded for consideration.
Applicants who have previously applied will still be considered and need not re-apply.

  • You must be a citizen of the United States.
  • Must be 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 have2 years of experience equivalent to the next lower grade level OR have completed an ACPE-accreditedDoctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degree andhave 1 year of experience equivalent to the next lower grade level
  • Must 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.
  • Applicants for this position must pass a pre-employment medical examination prior to appointment.
  • Must be proficient in spoken and written English.
  • Must be willing to undergo a comprehensive background investigation.
  • Must be willing to submit to random testing for illegal drug use.
In addition to the requirements listed above, Pharmacist assigned to this position must be able to demonstrate the following knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs):
  1. Ability to negotiate to influence clinical and management decisions.
  2. Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing regarding complex clinical and technical issues.
  3. Skill in utilizing regulatory and quality standards to develop and implement operation programs.
  4. Skill in managing multiple and diverse people or programs.
  5. Skill in utilizing available resources to support the mission and goals of the organization.
  6. Ability to plan, organize, and direct the functions of the pharmacy staff.
GRADE DETERMINATIONS: Salary and grade level are determined by the Medical Center Director, with recommendation from the Pharmacy Professional Standards Board.
References: VA Qualification Standards for Licensed Pharmacist are located at VA Handbook 5005/55, Part II, Appendix G15.

Physical Requirements: Moderate lifting and carrying of items up to 44 pounds, pushing up to 2 hours, reaching above shoulder, use of fingers, both hand required, walking and standing up to 3 hours, kneeling and repeated bending up to an 1 hour,near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4,far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other,must have the ability to distinguish basic colors and shades of colors,hearing (aid permitted), &must be mental & emotionally stable.
Work Environment: You will be exposed to fumes, smoke, or gases, slippery or uneven walking surfaces, & working with hands in water.
Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section provided and provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) and/or documentation related to your active duty service which shows dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation.
Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veterans Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. For more information, please review the information for disabled Veterans in the application checklist or visit .

All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s):
Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants:
*Cover Letter
*Other Veterans Document

VA Form 10-2850c
- Application for Associated Health Occupations (Available at )
Please use this checklist to make sure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees). You will not be contacted for additional information.

Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents:

You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application.

NOTE: If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.

If you completed the occupational questionnaire online and are unable to upload supporting document(s):
  1. To fax your documents, you must use the following cover page and provide the required information. The Vacancy ID is 983453.
  2. Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144 .
If you cannot complete the Application Package online, you may fax all of your materials. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Friday, March 07, 2014Friday, March 07, 2014 to receive consideration. Keep a copy of your fax confirmation in the event verification is needed.

To complete the occupational questionnaire and submit via fax:
  1. Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire .
  2. Print the 1203FX form, follow the instructions and provide your responses to the occupational questionnaire items
  3. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144 . Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.
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