Pharmacist

U.S. Air Force - Agency Wide | Charleston AFB, SC

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Posted Date 5/19/2020
Description This position will support the Federal Government's response efforts to COVID-19.

The primary purpose of this position is to Participate in programs designed to improve staff and patient knowledge of drugs pertinent to practice and/or care of patients. Ensure compliance with state and federal regulations governing receiving, safeguarding, and issuing controlled drugsBasic Requirements:
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.

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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.

NOTE: Employees currently assigned to positions in this occupational series as of September 2017 will be considered to have met the basic requirements for the position occupied.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE:
FOR GS-09: At least one (1) year of specialized experience at the next lower grade (GS-07) or equivalent. Specialized experience includes independently developing and preparing special formulas for prescription-dispensing; independently carrying out clinical pharmacy functions of drug selection, compounding and dispensing which, involve a relatively varied range of therapeutic agents.

FOR GS-11: At least one year of professional pharmacy experience equivalent to at least GS-09 which includes, but is not limited to the development of special formulas, extemporaneous compounding's and special preparations; provide authoritative advice to other pharmacists and to the medical staff on any aspects of such special preparations; serve as the authoritative consultant and advisor on known and potential effects concerning the use of new drugs, those drugs in an investigational and/or clinical evaluation status, or other drugs which do not yet have approval for general use.

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Three years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree, Ph.D., Pharm.D. or equivalent doctoral degree. NOTE: Employees currently assigned to positions in this occupational series as of September 2017 will be considered to have met the basic requirements for the position occupied.

FOR GS-12: In addition to the requirements for the GS-11 (or equivalent) level, applicants must have a minimum of one year of professional pharmacy experience which includes, but is not limited to (a) 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; (b) evaluating medication use patterns and outcomes for patients in hospitals or managed care organizations; (c) performing administrative, consultative, or staff advisory work for a medical facility's pharmacy program; (d) planning, monitoring and evaluating medication programs or regimens; (e) establishing medication-handling procedures for the storage and preservation of medications; (f) researching medical literature and/or clinical medication information to provide accurate responses to inquiries; and/or (g) maintaining all medication records required by law.

FOR GS-13: In addition to the licensure and educational requirements described above, applicants must meet a minimum of one year of professional pharmacy experience that is equivalent to at least the GS-12 grade level. Professional pharmacy experience includes, but is not limited to (a) 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; (b) evaluating medication use patterns and outcomes for patients in hospitals or managed care organizations; (c) performing administrative, consultative, or staff advisory work for a medical facility's pharmacy program; (d) planning, monitoring and evaluating medication programs or regimens; (e) establishing medication-handling procedures for the storage and preservation of medications; (f) researching medical literature and/or clinical medication information to provide accurate responses to inquiries; and/or (g) maintaining all medication records required by law.

To view qualifying educational requirements and/or combination of education, click on the following link: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/0600/pharmacist-series-0660/

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs):
1. Knowledge of medical center and pharmacy mission, policies, organizational structure, operations, methods and procedures; related clinical services, and pharmacy operations; concerned with drug formularies, drug and prescription ordering processes and methods, dispensing operations, drug therapies, medication regimens, and relationship with patient care.

2. Knowledge of drug order and prescription order principles including generic/brand drug names, Latin abbreviations, legal requirements, and therapeutic classification of drugs and patient eligibility.

3. Knowledge of pharmacy manufacturing procedures, procurement procedures, prepackaging programs, storage and restocking procedures for drugs dispensed by the pharmacy; and of pharmaceuticals, pharmacokinetics, Pharmacodynamics, and pharmacotherapeutics.

4. Knowledge of professional standards defined by The Joint Commission (TJC), American Pharmaceutical Association (APhA), and the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP).

5. Knowledge of safety and security regulations, practices, and procedures.

6. Ability to work with information systems and automated and technical equipment, such as Composite Health Care System (CHCS), PharmASSIST, automated dispensing machines, Internet, Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Electronic Clinical References (Micromedex/Lexi-Comp)

7. Ability to communicate both orally and in writing.

8. Ability to plan, organize, and direct the functions and staff of a small to medium sized organization; to provide a high degree of consultant services as a clinical pharmacist; and to serve as a preceptor.


PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.

VOLUNTEER WORK EXPERIENCE: Refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service Programs (i.e., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student and social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge and skills that can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

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