Become a part of the Department that touches the lives of every American! At HHS you can give back to your community, state, and country by making a difference in the lives of Americans everywhere. Join HHS and help make our world healthier, safer and better for all Americans.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-BI-11-426643-ESEP/MP for those who want to be considered under Merit Promotion Plan/Excepted Service Examining Plan. If you wish to be considered under all hiring plans you must submit an application to both job opportunity announcements.ORGANIZATIONAL LOCATION:Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Indian Health Service (IHS), TAG:Duty LocationsPOSITION DETAILS:Salary range: $76,346.00 - $94,427.00(Annually)Promotion potential: GS-12Travel Required: Yes, occasionalSupervisory/Managerial Position: NoRelocation Expenses Paid: Paid, 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?
Yes (See item # 6 in the How to Apply Tab)Is drug testing required? NoIs government housing available? Yes (depending on availability)Is this a bargaining unit position? YesRotating shifts?
YesThis 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. delete this item if not applicable to the positionKEY 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.Back to top DutiesAdditional Duty Location Info:Few vacancies - Crow Agency, MTPlease 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.Takes health history, follows and adjusts the developed treatment plan, document and update all clinical activities and medical information, order and interpret laboratory tests, medication will be monitored, titrated, and/or altered, analyze medication regimens and therapeutic consultant to the medical staff.Prescription and over-the-counter drugs are filled and dispensed on orders of medical staff with prescriptive authority.Provide formal and informal education and in-service to medical staff, pharmacy and nursing staff as requested.Provide education to patients and their families about medications, common disease states and information on health promotion.Work with physicians to develop protocols for medical and administrative research related to pharmacy.Collaborate with health professionals to develop treatment protocols, standards of practice and policies.Back to top Qualifications and EvaluationsQUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:All applicants must meet the qualification requirements of this position by the closing date of the job announcement: Saturday, December 31, 2011.SELECTIVE PLACEMENT FACTORThe 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.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-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; 1 year of professional pharmacy experience equivalent to at least GS-9; or, for research positions, completion of all of the requirements for a master's or equivalent degree in a related scientific field.
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 is defined as work involved in compounding prescriptions, and formulating, preparing, bulk compounding, selecting, dispensing, and preserving drugs medicines, and chemicals. Advising on drug therapy and usage in a hospital, clinic or a facility in the pharmaceutical industry.MEDICAL REQUIREMENTSApplicants must be able to distinguish basic colors.Indian Preference applicants will be rated in accordance with the Indian Health Service Excepted Service Qualification ( Preston) Standards. Time-In-Grade requirements, if applicable, will not apply to Excepted Service Examining Plan applicants.Four-year bachelor's degree in pharmacy recognized by the American Council on Pharmaceutical Education.Your education and work experience may be combined to meet the qualification requirements of this position.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) 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.For I/CTAP purposes, you will be deemed well-qualified if you are placed in at least the well-qualified category.Back to top Benefits and Other InfoBENEFITS: The federal government offers a number of exceptional benefits. OTHER INFORMATION: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:http://www.ihs.gov/JobsCareerDevelop/JobsAtIHS/doc/ctap.dochttp://career.psc.gov/chpublic/ictap.htmlCandidates must meet qualification requirements, licensure requirements (possess and maintain a current, valid, active State license/registration as a XXXX), performance requirements, citizenship and suitability requirements, and any other eligibility requirements by the closing date of the vacancy announcement: Saturday, December 31, 2011 .Selectee may be required to serve a one year probationary period.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.IHS - Operated Properties are tobacco freeBack to top How To ApplyHOW TO APPLY:To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package, which includes the following parts:Assessment Questionnaire Résumé Required Documents (Specified in the Required Documents section of this job announcement. An applicant may not be considered if proper documentation is not received.)Use Application Manager for convenience and quickest processing. Track your progress to a Complete Application Package using the My Application Packages checklist and status displays in Application Manager. Your Application Package status must be Complete by, Saturday, December 31, 2011 , the closing date of this announcement.Option A: Application Manager (preferred method)To begin, choose one of these options:If your résumé is going to come from the USAJOBS Resume Builder , you begin the process by clicking the Apply Online button near the bottom of this page.
Your résumé will be attached only to the Application Package you complete and Submit immediately after you click the Apply Online button for this job announcement, not to any Application Packages you may already have created. If your résumé is going to be one you prepared outside of USAJOBS Résumé Builder, click this link to begin the process Online QuestionnaireTo return to Application Manager at any time, simply go to https://applicationmanager.gov/Option B: FaxIf it is not possible for you to use Application Manager (you have a disability or do not have access to the internet), you can write your answers on paper. Follow these steps:Print a copy of this job announcement so that you can read the questions offline. View Occupational Questionnaire .
Obtain and print a copy of the OPM Form 1203-FX , which you will use to provide your answers. You can obtain the form at this URL http://www.opm.gov/Forms/pdf_fill/OPM1203fx.pdf or by calling USAJOBS by Phone at (703) 724-1850; after the introduction, press 1, and listen for instructions. You may submit the OPM Form 1203-FX (hard copy questionnaire), résumé, and/or any supporting documents by fax.If you are faxing a Form 1203-FX, do not use a separate cover sheet. Simply make sure the Form 1203-FX is on top of any other documents you are faxing.If you are faxing any documents without the Form 1203-FX on top, always use the official cover sheet which is here -- http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf -- and be sure to fill it out completely and clearly.
The fax number is 1-478-757-3144. Feed all documents into your fax machine top first so that we receive them right-side up. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the Human Resources Office, Bernice Hugs , (406)247-7216 , BERNICE.HUGS@IHS.GOV . "The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis." REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:You must provide the required documents listed below during the online application process either through the document upload process or fax using instructions outlined in Section B above.
If any of the following are missing when the announcement closes we will deem your application incomplete:___ Resume - Your résumé, curriculum vitae, the Optional Application for Federal Employment (OF 612), or any other written form you choose to describe your job-related qualifications. NOTE: Please ensure that your resume contains the basic information outlined under the Applying for a Federal Job link: http://www.gpo.gov/careers/pdfs/of0510.pdf ___ Transcripts - Transcripts must be provided if substituting education for experience and/or if education is required for this position. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable but official transcripts will be required before entrance on duty.____ Indian Preference applicants - If claiming preference, applicants must provide a completed copy of the current Form BIA - 4432 (expiration date 8/31/2011), "Verification of Indian Preference for Employment in the BIA and IHS Only." Indian preference will not be given unless the current form is submitted with your application, including any verification by an authorized Tribal Representative or BIA official of tribal enrollment records, documentation of lineal descent, state or academic records that document you possess one-half degree Indian blood from a tribe indigenous to the United States, as well as official records that establish your degree of Indian blood, such as census records. The applicant must also complete the family history chart if necessary.
(See the form for detailed instructions for the completion of the BIA-4432). Current IHS employees with a BIA form on file in their Official Personnel Folder are required to submit a copy of that form with their application. BIA 4432 form available here: https://www.pmf.opm.gov/Documents/BIA4432.pdf____ Childcare Addendum form must be included for this position and is available at: http://www.ihs.gov/NonMedicalPrograms/DHR/Documents/ApplicantInfo/ChildcareAddendumOMBApprovedForm-2012.docAGENCY CONTACT INFO:Bernice HugsPhone: (406)247-7216Fax: (406)247-7251TDD: (301)443-6394Email: BERNICE.HUGS@IHS.GOV Agency Information:Indian Health Service HR CenterPO Box 366002900 4th Ave NorthBillings, MT 59107Fax: (406)247-7251WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:Once the online questionnaire is received, you will receive an acknowledgement via email that your submission was successful. Approximately 45 days following the closing date of the announcement, you will receive a notice of rating with the final disposition of your resume.
To protect your privacy, scores of resumes are not provided by phone. Back to topGo to section of this Job: Overview Duties Qualifications and Evaluations Benefits and Other Info How to ApplyAgency Information:Indian Health Service HR CenterPO Box 366002900 4th Ave NorthBillings, MT 59107Fax: (406)247-7251Questions about this job:Bernice HugsPhone: (406)247-7216Fax: (406)247-7251TDD: (301)443-6394Email: BERNICE.HUGS@IHS.GOVJob Announcement Number: IHS-BI-11-426643-DHA Control Number: 2161369EEO Policy Statement | Reasonable Accommodation Policy Statement | Veterans Information | Legal and Regulatory GuidanceSite Map Contact Us Help/FAQs Employers Privacy Act and Public Burden InformationThis is a United States Office of Personnel Management website.USAJOBS is the Federal Government's official one-stop source for Federal jobs and employment information.
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