Basic Requirements: United States Citizenship:Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy. 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. Foreign education:Graduates of foreign pharmacy degree programs meet the educational requirement if the graduate is able to provide proof of achieving the Foreign Pharmacy Graduate Examination Commission (FPGEC) Certification, which includes passing the Foreign Pharmacy Graduate Equivalency Examination (FPGEE) and the Test of English as a Foreign Language Internet-Based Test (TOEFL iBT). Licensure: 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. Preferred Experience:Experience with Federally funded research, Supervision/mentorship. Grade Determinations:
Experience.In addition to the GS-13 requirements, must have 1 year of experience equivalent to the next lower grade level. Examples of creditable experience include but not limited designing, implementing, assessing, monitoring and documenting therapeutic plans, direct and indirect interactions with patients, providers, and interdisciplinary teams in assigned areas, performing physical assessments and ordering laboratory and other tests to help determine efficacy and toxicity of medication therapy.
Demonstrated KSAs.The KSAs shown below apply to all assignments at this grade level. 1. Skill in persuading others and gaining cooperation to accomplish goals. 2. Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing regarding complex clinical and technical issues. 3.Skill in utilizing regulatory and quality standards to develop and implement operational programs. 4. Skill in managing multiple and diverse people or programs. 5. Skill in utilizing available resources to support the mission and goals of the organization.References: VA Handbook 5005/55, Part II Appendix G15 dated 06/07/2012, Licensed Pharmacist Qualification Standard. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office. The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-14.Physical Requirements: Moderate lifting, 15-44 pounds, Light carrying, under 15 pounds, Reaching above shoulder, Use of fingers, Both hands required, walking (1 hour), kneeling (1 hour), repeated bending (1/2 hour), hearing (aids may be permitted), working closely with others with the possibility of exposure to communicable diseases. (See VA Directive and Handbook 5019, Employee Occupational Health Services).
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