Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Associate Chief, Pharmacy Service in Los Angeles, California
This position is located at the Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System. The Associate Chief, Pharmacy Service reports directly to the Chief of Pharmacy Service. The incumbent manages diverse pharmacy programs and staff which include, but are not limited to, inpatient or outpatient pharmacy distributive services and pharmacy clinical services, quality improvement programs, local formulary management, clinical collaboration, educational programs for the staff, and customer service initiatives.
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Serves as Acting Chief, Pharmacy Service, when assigned in the absence of the Service Chief. Serves as a member of the local Pharmacist Professional Standards Board, and may also service as a member of the VISN 22 Pharmacist Professional Standards Board. Monitors and maintains appropriate data and prepares reports and correspondence. Initiates and demonstrates actions to support Equal Employment Opportunity. Acts as a fund control point official. Leads ongoing process improvement efforts. Participates in VISN and/or National workgroups, committees, and initiatives. Leads selection panels and makes recommendations to the Service Chief for staffing selections. Conducts internal reviews. Develops and maintains relationships to ensure that services provided are consistent with the needs of customers.
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm Compressed/Flexible: Not Available Telework: Not Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Functional Statement Associate Chief, Pharmacy Service PCS Expenses and Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized
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Conditions of Employment
- You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job
- Designated and/or random drug testing may be required
- Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
- You may be required to serve a probationary period
- Subject to a background/security investigation
- Must be proficient in written and spoken English
- Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process
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: (1) 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. (Copy of transcript required.) (2) 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). (Documentation required.) 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. The pharmacist must maintain current registration if this is a requirement for maintaining full, current, and unrestricted licensure. Grade Determinations: GS-14: One (1) full year of experience in equivalent to the GS -13 level in Federal service and eligibility to work under an advanced scope of practice in a specialty area. To be creditable, the experience must have required the use of knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics associated with current professional pharmacy practice. Your application package should reflect the following knowledge, skills and abilities: Skill in persuading others and gaining cooperation to accomplish goals. Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing regarding complex clinical and technical issues. Skill in utilizing regulatory and quality standards to develop and implement operational programs. Skill in managing multiple and diverse people or programs. Skill in utilizing available resources to support the mission and goals of the organization.
Grandfathering Provision. Employees grandfathered into the GS-660 occupational series may be reassigned, promoted up to and including the full performance (journey) level (GS-12), or changed to lower grade within the occupation, but may not be promoted beyond the journey level (GS-13 or above) or placed in supervisory or managerial positions.
References: VA Handbook 5055/55, Part II, Appendix G15
The full performance level of a Pharmacist is GS-12. The actual grade at which an applicant may be selected for this vacancy is GS-14.
Physical Requirements: This work requires regular and recurring physical exertion, involving standing/sitting for prolonged periods of time, lifting/carrying of pharmaceutical supplies weighing up to 50 lbs., and bending/stooping. The work may entail repetitive wrist movement while using various size syringes, vial cap removal, and typing.
IMPORTANT:A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education.
Note:Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.
This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.
It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.
This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status.
VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority.
Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA for Vets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members.
If you are unable to apply online view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.Your application, résumé, C.V., and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect consideration for employment.
NOTE: The Professional Standards Board (a peer-review group) will review the selected candidate's education and experience and recommend the grade and salary at which the candidate will be placed. For internal selectees eligible for promotion, the board will determine grade and HR will determine step in accordance with policy.
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; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
Background checks and security clearance
Drug test required
- Required Documents
To apply for this position, all applicants must provide a complete Application Package, which includes the following required documents:
VA Form 10-2850c Application for Associated Health Occupations can be found at: http://www.va.gov/vaforms/searchaction.asp?FormNo=2850&tkey;=&Action;=Search.
Transcripts ( If applying as a graduate of a foreign school, 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), must be submitted.
License - Must be current.
SF-50: If you are applying as a current, permanent employee of the Department of Veterans Affairs, you must submit a copy of your computer generated SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action) , that verifies your career or career-conditional status (block 24, code 1 or 2) as a VA employee. Temporary, term, or intermittent employees (block 24, code 0 or 3) are not considered in the area of consideration for this announcement. You may be required to submit more than one SF 50 to verify length of experience at the next lowest grade level. (This form may be obtained at https://eopf.opm.gov/va/)
If you do not submit the required documents listed above, your application package will not be considered.
**Internal candidates that apply within the Department of Veteran Affairs will be considered as agency employees and veteran's preference will not apply to these candidates.
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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How to Apply
All applicants are encouraged to apply online. To apply for this position, you must complete the full questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (ET) on 10/22/2018 to receive consideration.
- To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USA JOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.
- Click Submit My Answers to submit your application package.
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Agency contact information
VHA Nationwide Recruitment
Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System 11301 Wilshire Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90073 US
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- Social security number request
- Privacy Act
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- 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/513393200. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.
Open & closing dates: 10/11/2018 to 10/22/2018
Pay scale & grade: GS 14
Salary: $137,034 to $163,845 per year
Appointment type: Permanent
Work schedule: Full-Time