Indian Health Service Pharmacist in Towaoc, Colorado
Become a part of an innovative, dynamic, nationwide organization of dedicated health care providers working to meet the individual health care needs of American Indians and Alaska Natives. Indian Health Service (IHS) employees are considerate in our care, creative in our approach, enthusiastic about our work and compassionate with our patients.
Our lifestyle is adventurous, community oriented and focused on service and problem solving as part of a professional interdisciplinary team. Join us in improving the health outcomes of 2.2 million American Indians and Alaska Natives.
The Indian Health Service (IHS) Albuquerque Area is responsible for the provision of health services to 27 distinctly different tribal groups. The IHS pharmacists practice in a true pharmaceutical care environment where they fully apply their clinical knowledge and skills. The IHS Albuquerque Area pharmacist positions are located in health care facilities in New Mexico and Colorado. The positions report to supervisory pharmacists.
The IHS is required by law to give absolute preference to qualified applicants 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. The IHS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
This Open Continuous Announcement (OCA) allows acceptance of applications throughout the year with eligible applicants being placed on the register and referred for consideration when vacancies occur. The first Cut-Off date of receipt/referral of applications to be considered for available vacant positions will be 02/20/2018. Other Cut-Off dates will be established based on the date requests for List of Eligibles are received to fill other vacancies. 10-Point Veterans Preference applicants 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 application will expire in 3 months from application date and you must reapply to keep your application active.
This position is being announced concurrently under Excepted Service Examining Plan/Merit Promotion Plan (ESEP/MP) procedures. Please review vacancy announcement number* IHS-18-AQ-10126723-ESEP/MP*for eligibility requirements. NOTE: Applicants must apply separately for each announcement in order to be considered.
Area of Consideration: All Sources
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- Accept and dispense prescription medication by compounding, packaging and labeling pharmaceuticals.
- Responsible for proper interpretation of prescriptions and dispensing of products as prescribed; compute dosages, weigh and measure drugs, and mix and compound drugs and chemicals.
- Review patient's medications, allergies, lab and other pertinent information from the medical record to identify and solve medication-related problems; notifying prescriber concerning any discrepancies.
- Dispense drugs with careful attention to labeling needs, including specifying directions for use and precautions as necessary, to assure proper protection of the contents and to the patient.
- Counsel patients on the use, storage, cautions and side effects of all medications dispensed.
- Collaborates with other health care professionals to plan, monitor, review and evaluate the quality and effectiveness of drugs and drug regimens, providing advice on drug applications and characteristics.
- Maintain inventory control records for management planning and budget forecasting; for compiling and analyzing data; for periodic and special reports; and for use in ensuring that adequate drug levels are maintained.
- Participate in pharmacy quality assurance activities and in community health education programs.
- Exercise a high degree of tact in coordinating with and advising other members of the medical staff, other professional contacts, and in dealing with patients.
Occasional travel - Occasional travel may be required for work related duties. A valid driver license is required.
Who May Apply
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Conditions of Employment
- Must pass pre-employment examination.
- Selectee will be subject to a pre-employment fingerprint check
- Selectee will be subject to a background investigation
- Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
- U.S. Citizenship is required
This OCA allows acceptance of applications throughout the year with eligible applicants being placed on the register and referred for consideration when vacancies occur. The first Cut-Off date of receipt/referral of applications to be considered for available vacant positions will be 02/20/2018. Other Cut-Off dates will be established based on the date requests for List of Eligibles are received to fill other vacancies.
To qualify for this position, your resume must state sufficient experience and/or education, to perform the duties of the specific position for which you are applying.
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer and part time experience. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours worked per week.
NOTE: Employees currently assigned to positions in this occupational series as of September 30, 2017 will be considered to have met the basic requirements for the position occupied.
Education: A doctoral degree in Pharmacy that is recognized by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) or an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education at the time the degree was obtained.
Licensure: All applicants must have passed the North American Pharmacist Licensure Examination (NAPLEX) and the Multistate Pharmacy Jurisprudence Examination (MPJE). Applicants also must be licensed to practice pharmacy in a State, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a territory of the United States.
Experience: Applicant's qualifications background must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, abilities, and competencies necessary to perform the work of the position. Pharmacy work requires knowledge of the use, clinical effects, and composition of medications including their chemical, biological, and physical properties. Qualifying professional pharmacy experience may involve, but is not limited to: * Dispensing medications prescribed by physicians and other health practitioners and providing information to health practitioners and patients about proper usage of medications and side effects; * Evaluating medication use patterns and outcomes for patients in hospitals or managed care organizations; * Performing administrative, consultative, or staff advisory work for a medical facility's pharmacy program; * Planning, monitoring and evaluating medication programs or regimens; * Establishing medication-handling procedures for the storage and preservation of medications; * Researching medication literature and/or clinical medication information to provide accurate responses to inquiries; and/or * Maintaining all medication records required by law.Basic Requirements for the GS-11 (or equivalent) Grade Level: 3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree, Ph.D., Pharm.D. or equivalent doctoral degree.
Basic Requirements for the GS-11 (or equivalent) Grade Level:3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree, Ph.D., Pharm.D. or equivalent doctoral degree.
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 to the hiring agency and verified prior to entrance on duty.
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.
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.
For positions requiring positive education requirements, or if you are using education to meet all or part of the qualification requirements, you MUST submit a copy of your transcripts.
When there is a positive education requirement, or you are using education to qualify as a substitution for experience, transcripts (unofficial) are required at the time of application to verify that you meet the educational requirement or substitution. Only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education may be credited. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html
Foreign Education: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html
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. IHS may offer newly-appointed Federal employees credit for their directly related previous non-federal experience or active duty uniformed military service. This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which annual leave is earned.
Positions may be covered by a Bargaining Unit; depending on duty location.
Loan Repayment Program (LRP): The Indian Health Service (IHS), National Health Service Corps (NHSC), and the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) have student loan repayment programs for qualifying health disciplines. This is a competitive process separate from the hiring process. Opportunities for LRP are based on agency hiring priorities and availability of funds. For additional information please visit: For IHS - http://www.ihs.gov/loanrepayment/ For NHSC - https://nhsc.hrsa.gov/loanrepayment/ For HRSA Nurse Corps - http://www.hrsa.gov/loanscholarships/repayment/nursing/index.html
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
- Security Clearance: 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.
- This position is covered by Public Law 101-630, the Indian Child Protection and Family Violence Protection Act (25 United States Code Chapter 34) requiring contact or control over Indian children. Due to this law, the agency must ensure that persons hired for these positions have not been found guilty of or pleaded nolo contendere or guilty to certain crimes.
- Measles and Rubella immunization required for selectees born after 1957. Seasonal Influenza immunization is required for civilian health care facility staff working in Indian Health Service health care facilities.
- 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.
- A one-year service agreement is required if relocation expenses are authorized; failure to fulfill the agreement may result in repayment of relocation expenses. IHS - Operated Properties are tobacco free
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Traditional rating and ranking of applications does not apply to this vacancy. Your application (resume and supporting documentation) will be evaluated to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications required as listed on the announcement under qualification requirements. Qualified candidates will be referred for consideration in accordance with the Office of Personnel Management direct hire guidelines.
Background checks and security clearance
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- Required Documents
Required Documentation for Eligibility and Preference:
- Resume: You are highly encouraged to use USAJOBS Resume Builder to ensure all required information is included in your Resume. If you use your own resume, curriculum vitae, or any other written form you choose then you must describe your job-related qualifications that includes beginning and ending dates for paid and non-paid work experience (month and year), hours worked per week, annual salary, and description of job duties. Include name and address of employer; supervisor name and telephone number.
- Indian Preference Applicants: Indian preference will not be given unless a properly signed and dated Form BIA-4432 (Verification of Indian Preference for Employment in the BIA and IHS Only) is submitted with your application, including any verification by an authorized Tribal Representative or BIA Official of tribal enrollment records, this may include the completion of the family history chart if necessary. If you are obtaining a new form you must provide a completed copy of the Form BIA-4432 with expiration date 1/31/2018. For detailed instructions on how to obtain a completed form, see Form BIA-4432. You must also complete the family history chart if necessary. Refer to BIA-4432 link: http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/xois/documents/document/idc1-029504.pdf
- Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) or other Veterans preference (VRA and 30% or more disabled): include a copy of your DD-214, if you're claiming Vet preference. For more information please see link at:http://opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/veterans-services/vet-guide/
- Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP)/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP):If you are claiming CTAP/ICTAP, follow the instructions below: http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/ctapguideline.pdf
- Licensure: Submit copy of valid current pharmacist license as required by the PHS Licensure Policy.
- Transcript: Positive education requirement; transcript(s) must be submitted. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable; however, official transcripts will be required prior to entry on duty. The first Cut-off date for receipt/referral of applications to be considered for available vacant positions will be 02/20/2018. Other Cut-off dates will be established based on the date requests for List of Eligibles are received to fill other vacancies. 10 pt. Veterans Preference applicants 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 application will expire in 3 months from application date and you must reapply to keep your application active.
Your application package MUST be complete. Contact Louella Chase, Human Resources Specialist, at (505) 256-6820, or email at, Louella.firstname.lastname@example.org, to verify that your application documents were received and that your application is complete.**
If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
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. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.
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- Follow the prompts to upload required documents and complete the assessment questionnaire.
- Please ensure you click the 'Submit Application' button to submit your application.
- Applications must be received by the closing date of the announcement to receive consideration.
- Check application status by logging into your USAJOBS account, clicking Home, then click the Job Title to expand the details. Return to an incomplete application by clicking Apply Online in the vacancy announcement and re-selecting your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account. The IHS provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the Human Resources Office (Louella Chase, (505) 256-6820, and/or email@example.com.) The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.
For additional questions please see our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) found here: https://www.ihs.gov/jobs/index.cfm?module=faq
Agency contact information
Albuquerque Area Indian Health Service 4101 Indian School Rd NE, Suite 225 Albuquerque, NM 87110 US
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- Financial suitability
- Social security number request
- Privacy Act
- Signature and false statements
- Selective Service
- New employee probationary period
This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/489808800. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.
Open & closing dates: 01/29/2018 to 12/31/2018
Salary: $84,904 to $100,825 per year
Pay scale & grade: GS 11
Work schedule: Full-Time
Appointment type: Permanent