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||Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
||San Juan, PR
|| Healthcare, Practitioner and Technician, Information Technology, Internet/E-Commerce, Law Enforcement, and Security, Medical, Web Technology, Writing/Authoring
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Education: Graduate of an Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) accredited College or School of Pharmacy with a baccalaureate degree in pharmacy (BS Pharmacy) and/or a Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm. D.) degree. Verification of approved degree programs may be obtained from the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education, 20 North Clark Street, Suite 2500, Chicago, Illinois 60602-5109; phone: (312) 664-3575, or through their Web site at: http://www.acpe-accredit.org/. (NOTE: Prior to 2005 ACPE accredited both baccalaureate and Doctor of Pharmacy terminal degree program. Today the sole degree is Doctor of Pharmacy.)
Licensure: Current, full, active, and unrestricted license to practice pharmacy in a State, Territory or Commonwealth (i.e., Puerto Rico) of the United States, or in the District of Columbia.
English Language Proficiency. Must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d) and 7407(d).
Physical Requirements: The work is sedentary. Typically, the employee sits comfortably to do the work. However, there may be some walking; standing; bending; carrying of light items such as papers, books, small parts, or driving an automobile, etc. Wearing of a respirator may be required at times in the performance of the duties of this position. As a result, employees assigned to these duties cannot have facial hair or any condition that interferes with the face to face piece seal or valve function of the respirator.
Applicants must have at least one(1) year of creditable experience equivalent to GS-12 grade level which is directly related to the position to be filled, OR completion of a 6 year Pharm. D. or formal post-baccalaureate (MS., Pharm D., Ph. D. Hospital oriented degree program recognized by ACPE.To be creditable, the experience must have required the use of knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics associated with current professional pharmacy practice. Experience is only creditable if it is post-licensure experience as a professional pharmacist directly related to the position to be filled.
Candidate must be proficient in spoken Spanish.
knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
In addition to the experience requirement stated above, Pharmacists at this grade level must demonstrate the following KSAs:
1. Knowledge of professional pharmacy practice.
2. Ability to communicate orally and in writing to both patients and health care staff.
3. Knowledge of laws, regulations, and accreditation standards related to the distribution and control of scheduled and non-scheduled drugs and pharmacy security.
4. Skill in monitoring and assessing the outcome of drugs therapies, including physical assessment and interpretation of laboratory and other diagnostic parameters.
References: VA Handbook 5005/55, Part II Appendix G-15 - Licensed Pharmacist Qualification Standard GS-660 VHA
The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-12. The actual grade at which an applicant may be selected for this vacancy is the GS-12 Grade Level.
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