Pharmacist
Indian Health Service - Crow Agency, MT

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INDIAN HEALTH SERVICE IS CURRENTLY RECRUITING A PHARMACIST (CAC)

Become a part of the Department that touches the lives of Indigenous Americans! At IHS you can make a difference in the lives of Native Americans and Alaska Natives around the Country.

These vacancies are being filled through the Office of Personnel Management's delegated Direct Hire Authority. The following is applicable: all applicants who meet the basic qualification requirements will be made available to the Selecting Official for consideration. Hiring preference will be given to qualified Native American and Alaska Native applicants, but Veterans' preference and traditional rating and ranking of applications do not apply to these vacancies.

A severe Government-wide shortage of candidates exists and/or a critical hiring need is present for this occupation as determined by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM). Therefore, these Federal positions are also being filled through OPM's Government-wide Direct Hire Authority (DHA). This flexible hiring authority has been authorized by the Chief Human Capital Officer Act of 2002 (Title XIII of the Homeland Security Act and codified at 5 U.S.C. § 3304). If utilizing DHA, the following is applicable: a vacancy is established, applicants who are U.S. citizens and meet the basic qualification requirements will be forwarded to the Selecting Official for consideration, and the "rule of three", Veteran's preference, & traditional rating/ranking of applicants do not apply to the Direct Hire process (Indian Preference does apply).

INDIAN PREFERENCE POLICY: The Indian Health Service (IHS) is required by law to give absolute preference Indian applicants and employees who are qualified and suitable for Federal employment. Therefore, IHS is committed to affording employment preference to American Indian and Alaska Native candidates who meet the Secretary of the Interior's definition of Indian for appointment to vacancies within the IHS in accordance with established IHS policy as outlined in the Indian Health Manual, Part 7, Chapter 3. In other than above, IHS is also committed to achieving full and equal opportunity without discrimination because of race, religion, color, gender, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, and sexual orientation.

Serves as a Pharmacist specializing in clinical applications, coordinating the implementation, management, program development, and clinical development of the Electronic Health Record (EHR) and other clinical packages. Serves as a clinical pharmacist providing direct pharmaceutical care for ambulatory and hospitalized patients in the Crow Service Unit. Works throughout various interdisciplinary settings to assure the provision of pharmaceutical care services in all facility settings. Position is considered an expert on pharmaceutical and clinical information. KEY REQUIREMENTS

Position subject to background investigation.
As part of the pre-employment process, fingerprint checks are required.
If applicable-Selective Service registration (Males born after 12/31/59)
Must be a US Citizen to apply.
Copy of current professional licensure required during the hiring process. DUTIES: Back to top

  • Serve as Pharmacist providing direct pharmaceutical care to ambulatory and hospitalized patients.
  • Accurate filling and dispensing of medications on order of clinical providers. Serve as therapeutic consultant to Medical Staff
  • Teaching others, to incorporate new technology into their daily practice
  • Specialist/integrator in the implementation and ongoing support of multi-service clinical software applications used for the electronic health record.
  • Analyzes and evaluates processes related to information flow and serves as liaison between service lines concerning these processes. QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: Back to top
BASIC REQUIREMENTS:
Education : Four-year bachelor's degree in pharmacy recognized by the American Council on Pharmaceutical Education.

Licensure: Except for research positions that do not entail patient care, all applicants must be licensed to practice pharmacy in a State, territory of the United States, or the District of Columbia.

Applicants who meet the basic requirements qualify for GS-7.

Additional Requirements for Grades GS-9 and Above

For GS-12: One year of professional pharmacy experience equivalent to at least GS-11; or, for research positions, completion of all the requirements for a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in a related scientific field.

Specialized Experience: For GS-12 level, you must have one (1) year of experience (equivalent to the GS-11) that included duties such as:

Performing pharmacy clinics for examination, diagnosis and treatment of specialized patients, takes the appropriate history and performs limited physical assessment related to the specialized pharmacy clinics, and interprets laboratory tests. Providing authoritative professional guidance on problems of difficult, complex, or unusual nature. Development of special formulas, extemporaneous compounding’s and special preparations when there is a lack precedent or official guidelines, or involve special requirements and procedures. Provides authoritative advice to other pharmacists and to the medical staff on any aspects of such special preparations. Serve in a pharmacist-consultant capacity on treatment and diagnostic teams, including visiting with team members to the patient's bedside. Performing Clinical Applications Coordinator (CAC) responsibilities that include:

  • Aligns multi-system processes to assure appropriate data flow from the point of care to billing and reporting applications.
  • Analyzes and evaluates processes related to information flow and serves as liaison between service lines concerning these processes.
  • Develops tools to enhance documentation and the provision of patient care through the creation of quick orders, pick lists, not templates, orders, consults, drug treatment guidelines.
  • Maximizes the utilization of alerts, reminders, and other clinical tools to assure optimal patient care by incorporating national guidelines, IHS clinical indicators, and program outcome indicators into the practitioners’ daily practice.
  • Responsible for the setup and maintenance of clinical software and the implementation of new clinical packages and responsible for decision-making processes for software implementation in all service areas and program development.
  • Utilizes drug text, multi-clinic medication quick-orders, and communication processes to assure appropriate pharmacological therapy based on national guidelines and local policy.
Medical Requirements:
Applicants must be able to distinguish basic colors.

SELECTIVE PLACEMENT FACTOR:
The following Selective Placement factor has been determined to be essential for the position. Candidate must show possession of this factor in order to be minimally qualified:

PHARMACIST: Must possess and maintain a valid current Pharmacist license in a State.

You must provide the required information during the application process;

All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s):
  • Resume
Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants:
  • Cover Letter
  • DD-214
  • Other
  • Other Veterans Document
  • SF-50
  • Transcript
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
These vacancies are being filled through the Office of Personnel Management's delegated Direct Hire Authority. The following is applicable: all applicants who meet the basic qualification requirements will be forwarded to the Selecting Official for consideration. Veterans' preference and traditional rating and ranking of applications do not apply to this vacancy. BENEFITS: Back to top

The Federal Government offers a comprehensive benefits package. Explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees at https://my.usajobs.gov/ResourceCenter/Index/Interactive/Benefits . OTHER INFORMATION:

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
SUITABILITY, CLEARANCE, & REQUIREMENTS:
  • 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). Also, a security questionnaire must be completed before or on the date of hire. 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.
  • Before hiring can be made final, selectee will be required to complete a “Declaration of Federal Employment - Optional Form 306” to determine your suitability for Federal Employment, and to certify the accuracy of all the information in your application. Persons making false statements in any part of the application may not be hired; or fired after employment starts; or may be fined.
  • Before hiring can be made final, selectee will also be required to complete an “Addendum to the Declaration of Federal Employment - Optional Form 306. Under P.L. 101-630 Indian Child Protection and Family Violence Prevention Act, persons who have been arrested for or charged with a crime involving a child, or violent crime against a person, may not be eligible for employment with IHS.
OTHER:
  • 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 to adverse actions, up to and including removal from Federal service.
  • Selectee will be required to be immunized against Measles and Rubella and provide documentation prior to or at the time of their start date. Special consideration may be allowed to individuals who are allergic to a component of the vaccine or are currently pregnant. Selectee must have documented immunity to Rubella and Measles.
  • Males over the age of 18, and born after December 31, 1959, are required to be registered with the Selective Service System (or have an exemption) in order to be eligible for employment with the Federal Government.
  • Selectee(s) are required to have a viable bank account at a financial institution for electronic direct deposit of salary payment.
  • The incumbent may be required to travel and must possess a valid driver’s license.
OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION:
Verification of Indian Preference: Applicants who wish to receive Indian Preference MUST submit the BIA Form 4432, Verification of Indian Preference for Employment in BIA and IHS Only . This certifies the applicant an Indian as defined by the Indian Health Manual Chapter 7, Part 3. Indian Preference will not be given unless a proper BIA Form 4432 is attached to the application/resume.

All information provided by the candidate will be verified, reference checks will be conducted from current and past supervisors on the tentative selectee.

The law prohibits public officials from appointing, promoting, or recommending their relatives.

Federal annuitants (military and civilian) may have their salaries reduced. All employees must pay any valid delinquent debt or the agency may garnish their salary.

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Candidates must meet qualification requirements, licensure requirements (possess and maintain a current, valid, active State license/registration as a Physician), performance requirements, citizenship and suitability requirements, and any other eligibility requirements before appointment.

Selectee may be required to serve a one year probationary period.

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.

IHS - Operated Properties are tobacco free HOW TO APPLY: Back to top

You MUST provide the required documents listed below during the application process. IF any of the following are missing when the announcement closes we will deem your application incomplete:

___ Resume -You are encouraged to use the USAJobs online resume builder to ensure that all required information is in your resume. If you use your own résumé, curriculum vitae, or any other written form you choose then you must describe your job-related qualifications that includes hours worked per week, month and year of employment.

If you choose to submit resume or other application format, you should include the following information:

JOB INFORMATION:
Announcement number, title, and grade(s) of the job for which you are applying and duty station(s) interested in.

PERSONAL INFORMATION:
Full name, mailing address (with zip codes), day and evening phone numbers (include area codes), and e-mail address (if any), Country of citizenship

EDUCATION:
  • High School (name, city, and state) and date of diploma or GED
  • College and/or universities (name, city, and state, major, type and year of degrees received)
  • Copies of college transcripts, if applicable.
WORK EXPERIENCE:
Give the following for your paid and non-paid work experience related to the job for which you are applying:

  • Organization and Job title (if Federal, please indicate series and grade & submit SF-50)
  • Duties and accomplishments
  • Supervisor’s name, address, and phone number
  • Starting and ending dates (month and year) and average hours worked per week
OTHER QUALIFICATIONS : Give dates but do not send documents unless requested:

  • Job related training courses (title and year) and skills
  • Job related certificates and licenses (if you are a licensed medical professional, submit copy of license to practice)
  • Honors, awards, and special accomplishments, for example, publications, memberships, in professional or honor societies, leadership activities, public speaking, and performance awards.
***If your resume or application does not provide all the information we request, you may lose consideration for a job.***

WHERE TO APPLY

submit applications to:
Indian Health Service

PO Box 36600

Billings, MT 59107

Attn: SHELLY MACDONALD

or

e-mail to: shelly.macdonald@ihs.gov or fax to: 406-247-7251

If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the Human Resources Office, Shelly MacDonald, 406-247-7196, shelly.macdonald@ihs.gov. "The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis." REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

You must provide the required information during the application process; if any of the following are missing when the announcement closes your application may be considered incomplete:

1. Completed Resume

2. Copy of current License

3. BIA 4432 (if claiming Indian Preference)

4. SF-50 Notification of Personnel Action (current or former federal employees who wish to be considered under direct hire.)

NOTE: If selected, applicant may be required to submit additional documents to confirm their submitted application has met the position’s educational and eligibility requirements (if any). These materials could include official transcripts, copy of license or certification, the Child Care Addendum Form, and/or veteran’s preference documentation, all of which are now a part of the pre-appointment process. This means the tentative job offer would be contingent upon receipt of these materials within a 24 hour time frame or offer is subject to withdrawal.

IN ADDITION: All information provided by the candidate will be verified. Reference checks will be conducted from current and past supervisors on tentative selectee.

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