Clinical Pharmacist, GS-0660-00
Department of Veterans Affairs - Saint Cloud, MN

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Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 843420

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To fulfill President Lincoln's promise - "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" - by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?

As a VA professional, your opportunities are endless. With many openings in the multiple functions of VA, you will have a wide range of opportunities at your fingertips. Not only is it the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the nation, but we also provide many other services to Veterans through the Benefits Administration and National Cemeteries.

VA professionals feel good about their careers and their ability to balance work and home life. VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities. For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go to

http://www.vacareers.va.gov/

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KEY REQUIREMENTS

U. S. Citizenship

Must pass pre-employment examination

English Language Proficiency required

Designated and-or Random Drug Testing required

Background and-or Security Investigation required

Current unrestricted Pharmacist License

DUTIES:
The incumbent will serve as a pharmacist and will perform as a pharmacy consultant and actively provide authoritative

professional guidance on pharmaceutical problems of difficult or unusual nature. Will function in the general clinical and

distributive aspects of the pharmacy in this active

Medical

Center

which provides a variety of acute medical, psychiatric,

ven­tilator dependent, chemically dependent, long term care, dental and outpatient programs and consultant oriented services.

Patients cared for range in age from young adult, middle aged, geriatric and old-old.

Highly prefer experience with oncology and surgery parenteral therapy in health system settings.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
BASIC REQUIREMENTS:
1) U.S. Citizen

2) 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).

3) 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

4) English Proficiency

GRADE DETERMINATIONS:
GS-12:
One (1) year of experience equivalent to the GS-11 level in Federal Service or have completed an ACPE-accredited PharmD program.

Salary will be determined by the VISN Pharmacy Professional Standards Board

IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.

APPLICANTS PLEASE NOTE:
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. Applicants must, therefore, only report attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website:

http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html

. All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly. *** If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. ***

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

http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx

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HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your application, résumé and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect consideration for employment. You may also be evaluated based upon the question responses you provide during a structured interview. In responding to structured interview questions you should be sure to cite specific examples of experience, explain exactly what you did, and the outcome.

BENEFITS:
VA offers a comprehensive benefits package. This link

provides is an overview of the benefits currently offered:
http://www.va.gov/JOBS/Job_Benefits/benefits.asp

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OTHER INFORMATION:
This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status.

Receiving Service Credit for Earning Annual (Vacation) Leave:
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. VA may offer newly-appointed Federal employees credit for their job-related 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.

This position is located at the St Cloud VA Health Care System St Cloud, MN part of the VA Midwest Health Care Network (VISN 23)

Service Line

:

Pharmacy Service

Tour of Duty

:

Administrative Days, Monday-Friday

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The United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is a government-run military veteran benefit system with Cabinet-level status. It is...