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Pharmacist - Home Based Primary Care (HBPC)

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Job Ref:  374695300
Employer:  U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
City:  White City
State:  Oregon (OR)
Position type:  Full-Time
The HBPC Clinical Pharmacy Specialist Coordinates all clinical pharmacy functions for Home Based Primary Care (HBPC) program and works with other team members in solving all drug-related problems. The pharmacist attends and participates in HBPC multidisciplinary rounds and other meetings as required for the purpose of making recommendations and providing consultation in all Pharmacy-related matters. Performs initial and periodic assessment of patients' medication therapy monitors as needed, and makes recommendations as necessary. The pharmacist may be required to make home visits when appropriate to do so. The HBPC Pharmacy Specialist provides specialized clinical pharmacy services to facilitate rational drug therapy and optimize patient care. The HBPC Pharmacy Specialist conducts and coordinates affiliated training programs, establishes and maintains effective cooperative relationships with professionals, para-professionals, and administrative staff. The HBPC Pharmacy Specialist provides clinical pharmacy services that are coordinated and integrated with the overall objectives and missions of the HBPC program.

BASIC REQUIREMENTS:
Education: Graduate of a degree program in pharmacy from an approved college or university. The degree program must have been approved by the American Council on Pharmaceutical Education (ACPE), or prior to the establishment of ACPE, have been a member of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP). Verification of approved degree programs may be obtained from the American Council on Pharmaceutical Education, address 311 West Superior Street, Suite 512, Chicago, Illinois 60610, Phone: (312) 664-3575.

Licensure: Full, current and unrestricted license to practice pharmacy in a State, Territory, Commonwealth of the Unites 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.

Physical Requirement: Selected candidate will be required to successfully pass a physical examination.

English Language Proficiency: Pharmacists must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d), and 7407(d).

All applicants tentatively selected for VA employment in testing designated position may be subject to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment. Applicants who refuses to be tested will be denied employment with VA.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Moderate lifting, 15-44 pounds; moderate carrying, 15-44 pounds;reaching above shoulder; use of fingers;standing, 2 hours; repeated bending; near vision correctable at 13' to 16' to Jaeger 1 to 4; far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 to 20/40 in the other; ability to distinguish basic colors; ability to distinguish shades of colors; hearing, aid permitted.

Probationary Period: New appointments are required to complete a one year probationary period.

Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on their application or résumé. Applicants claiming preference based on service-connected disability, or based on being the spouse or mother of a disabled or deceased Veteran, must complete an SF 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference. Veterans who are still in the service may be granted tentative preference on the basis of information contained in their applications, but they must produce a DD Form 214 or other proof prior to appointment to document entitlement to preference.
For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/veterans.aspx .

All applicants are required to submit the following supporting documents:
  • VA Form 10-2850c - Application for Associated Health Occupations (Available at http://www.va.gov/vaforms/medical/pdf/vha-10-2850c-fill.pdf )
  • Resume
  • SF 50 ( Required if current federal employee)
  • OF-306

  • Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type
    • Other Veterans Document (DD 214 and/or SF-15)
    • Transcript
    • 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 http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf and provide the required information. The Vacancy ID is 1160346.
    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 Thursday, July 17, 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 View Occupational Questionnaire
    2. Print the 1203FX form, follow the instructions and provide your responses to the occupational questionnaire items http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdfimage/opm1203fx.pdf .
    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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