Department Of Health And Human Services - Santa Clara Pueblo, NM

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The Indian Health Service is required by law to give absolute preference to qualified Indian applicants and employees who are qualified and suitable for Federal employment. The Indian Health Service (IHS) by law 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 the above, the Indian Health Service is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

To be eligible for this position under the Direct Hire (DHA) hiring plan, you must be a U.S. Citizen.
This position is also being announced under Announcement # IHS-13-AQ-817293-ESEP/MP for those who want to be considered under Excepted Service Examining Plan (ESEP), Merit Promotion Plan (MPP), Veterans Preference and Commissioned Corps. If you wish to be considered under all hiring plans you must submit an application to both job opportunity announcements.

This Open Continuous Announcement (OCA) allows acceptance of applicants throughout the year with eligible applicants being placed on the OCA register and referred for consideration as vacancies occur. The first Cut-Off date for receipt/referral of applications to be considered for available vacant positions will be 02/01/2013 . Other Cut-Off dates will be established based on the date requests for List of Eligibles are received to fill other vacancies. The applicants with 10-point Veterans' Preference who submit a complete application after a Cut-Off date but before the List of Eligibles is issued, will be considered and referred on the List, if qualified. Your applicant period of eligibility will be for three (3) months. The system automatically populates your Eligibility Begin Date when your application is rated and your Eligibility End Date is calculated based on the 3-month period of eligibility. You must reapply to keep your application active.

Appointment may be Permanent, Temporary, Excepted Temporary, Excepted Time-Limited, or TERM with tour of duty of Full-Time, Part-Time, or Intermittent. The Agency has the option of extending Time-Limited or TERM appointments up to a maximum of four (4) years. Temporary positions not-to-exceed (NTE) 12 months or less are subject to termination at any time. The Agency has the option of extending Temporary position appointments up to a maximum of two (2) years.

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Pharmacist positions provide direct inpatient and outpatient pharmacy services including clinical pharmacy activities. The Pharmacists provide direct care and services to pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric patients.

Area of Consideration : All Sources

Salary range: $67,878.00 - $95,539.00 (Annually)

Other additional compensation for which a Pharmacist may be eligible, in addition to their base salary, are Recruitment and Relocation Incentive (maximum of 25% of base pay); Initial or Renewal of Retention Allowance (maximum of 25% of base pay when necessary)

Promotion potential: Yes, this position has promotion potential to the GS-11 grade level. If the position is filled at the lower grade, incumbent may be promoted to the full performance grade level once all legal and regulatory requirements are met; however, such promotion is neither automatic nor guaranteed.

Travel Required: Possibly, depending on duty location

Supervisory/Managerial Position: No

Relocation Expenses Paid: Travel Expenses Paid. Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses will be paid in the interest of the government and not in the interest of the selected employee.

Is position covered by PL 101-630 (Childcare Position)? Yes

Is drug testing required? No

Is government housing available? Yes, depending on duty location and availability

Is this a bargaining unit position? Possibly, depending on duty location

Alternative work schedule, call back, standby, rotating shifts, nights/weekends/holidays? Yes
This position requires that you obtain and maintain clinical privileges. If they are not obtained or maintained during employment, the employee may be subject to adverse actions, up to and including removal from the Federal service.

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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.

Professional licensure requirement.

Please ensure you answer all questions and follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may impact your rating or result in you losing consideration for the job.

Provide direct inpatient and outpatient pharmacy care and services for the pediatric, adolescent, adult, and geriatric patients.
Read and interpret prescriptions, compute dosages, weigh and measure drugs and mix and compound drugs and chemicals.
Resolve problems related to the clinical, chemical and therapeutic applications of drugs, including biopharmaceutical effectiveness, utilization of new therapeutic agents and special formula and dosage requirements.
Interpret prescriptions and dispense products prescribed which require accuracy in dosage and identification of therapeutic incompatibilities to avoid serious injury or death to the patient. As part of the dispensing process, instructs discharged patients on the proper use, actions, precaution and storage of their medications and documents patient health records.
Review patient health records for therapeutic appropriateness, including diagnosis/treatment, patient allergy and medication compatibility with other current medication (drug interaction screening).

Education: Four-year bachelor's degree in pharmacy recognized by the American Council on Pharmaceutical Education.

Licensure: All applicants must be licensed to practice pharmacy in a State, territory of the United States, or the District of Columbia.

NOTE: Candidates can apply within six (6) months of meeting the education and/or licensure requirements; however, evidence of meeting the requirements must be provided and verified prior to entrance on duty.

For GS-9: Successful completion of a 5-year course of study leading to a bachelor's or higher degree in pharmacy from an approved pharmacy school, or 1 year of professional pharmacy experience equivalent to at least GS-7.

For GS-11: Successful completion of a 6-year course of study leading to a Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degree, or 1 year of professional pharmacy experience equivalent to at least GS-9.

MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must be able to distinguish basic colors.

PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE (PHS) LICENSURE POLICY: Each PHS Pharmacist must possess and maintain a valid license in a State. This policy applies only to individuals filling positions in the 660 Pharmacist series.

You must provide the required information during the online application process; if any of the following are missing when the announcement closes we will deem your application incomplete:

Resume complete in USAJOBS
Responses to Questionnaire
Applicable Supporting Documentation (see Required documents section in this announcement for more details)

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.

The HHS Careers system simplifies the Federal application process by replacing the former KSA job-element statements with on-line self-assessment questions. Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications requirements will be invited to complete an on-line questionnaire assessing the following:

Ability to develop and manage patient treatment plans.
Ability to apply a working knowledge of drug cautions and side effects of all medication dispensed.
Ability to deliver formal and informal training to a variety of individuals and medical professionals.
Ability to develop treatment protocols and standards of practice and policies.

For I/CTAP purposes, you will be deemed well-qualified if you are placed in at least the well-qualified category.

The Federal Government offers a comprehensive benefits package. Explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees at .

If you are claiming CTAP/ICTAP eligibility, you must submit a copy of your most recent performance appraisal, proof of eligibility, and your most current SF-50 noting position, grade level, and duty location. To be considered under CTAP/ICTAP, you must be well qualified with a score of at least 85 for this position. For information on CTAP/ICTAP, visit:

Candidates must meet time-after-competitive appointment, time-in-grade (if applicable), qualification requirements, licensure requirements (possess and maintain a current, valid, active State license/registration as a Pharmacist), performance requirements, citizenship and suitability requirements, and any other eligibility requirements.

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

Equal Employment Opportunity: Except for Indian Preference, consideration will be given without regard to any non-merit factor such as race, color, religion, sex, national origin, partisan politics, physical or mental handicap, marital status, age, membership or non membership in any employee organization, or sexual orientation.

Measles and Rubella immunization required for selectees born after 1957.

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.

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