This position will support the Federal Government's response
efforts to COVID-19.
This position is located at one of the various Indian Health
Hospitals or Clinics under the Navajo Area Office. This position is
to provide direct pharmaceutical care for inpatient and outpatient
at the Service Units and is expected to manage patients with
chronic disease states, as well as providing pharmaceutical care
for acute patients.
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This position will support efforts related to the COVID-19
public health emergency.
- Conducts Medical Staff authorized outpatient pharmacy clinics
for examination, Follow-up and treatment of specialized patients.
Takes the appropriate health history, follows and adjusts the
developed treatment plan and monitors the patient's outcome to the
prescribed treatment plan.
- Evaluates medication regimens for appropriateness, drug
interactions, therapeutic duplications, non-compliance and adverse
- Counsels patients on the use, storage, cautions and side
effects of all medications dispensed as well as documentation of
cognitive services provided.
- Provides highly complex, critical medication treatment,
monitoring, management and consultation involving risk to patient's
life, safety, health or well- being with all levels of allied
health providers and patients.
- Provides formal and informal education and in-services to
medical staff, pharmacy, and nursing staff as requested. Provides
training for pharmacy residents, pharmacy students and medical
students.Provides education to patients and their families about
medications, common disease states and information on health
NOTE: This is an Open Continuous announcement; applicants will
be referred when vacancies occur.
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this
Conditions of Employment
Must pass pre-employment examination.
Selectee may be subject to a probationary period
U.S. Citizenship is required
Selective Service Registration is required for males born after
This is a designated position covered by Public Law 101-630,
requiring contact or control over Indian children. Due to this
requirement, 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.
Confidential Financial Disclosure Form required.
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.
Successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To
learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and
responsibilities, visit www.dhs.gov/E-Verify/.
You will need to set up direct deposit so we can pay you.
Background Investigation: If you are selected for this vacancy,
you must undergo a pre-employment fingerprint check and background
investigation. Fingerprint results and background investigation
documentation must be cleared prior to hire. 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. You may be subject
to a credit check as a part of the background investigation
Fingerprinting, as part of the background investigation process,
may be delayed due to COVID-19. All other background investigation
procedures will apply. Be advised that your continued employment
will require you to complete a fingerprint check within 60 days
after notification of return to full operations and successfully
obtaining a favorable background investigation.
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 per week.
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.
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:Applicants 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.
Medical Requirements: Applicants must be able to distinguish
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
- 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
- Establishing medication-handling procedures for the storage and
preservation of medications;
- Researching medical literature and/or clinical medication
information to provide accurate responses to inquiries; and/or
- Maintaining all medication records required by law.
In addition, to the Basic Requirements, you must also meet the
Minimum Qualifications stated below-
GS-11:candidates must have3 years of progressively higher level
graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree, Ph.D., Pharm.D. or
equivalent doctoral degree.
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.
Your resume must demonstrate at least one (1) year of
specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade
level in the Federal service obtained in either the private or
public sector performing the following type of work and/or tasks:
performing duties such as providing inpatient pharmacy services and
the preparation of the complete range of sterile products,
parenteral, enteral, and parenteral nutrition, and intravenous
additives for a large medical facility; taking steps to prevent
drug reactions or interactions; ensuring correct labeling, handling
and storage of pharmaceutical products; advising physicians of
possible safety issues; compounding drugs as prescribed, including
IV and chemotherapy drugs; teaching pharmacy techniques/procedures
to other pharmacists; or experience conducting studies of drugs to
determine their effectiveness and safety.
You must meet all qualification requirements within 30 days of
the closing date of the announcement.
For positions requiring positive education requirements, you
MUST submit a copy of your transcripts or an itemized list of
college courses which includes equivalent information from the
transcript (course title, semester/quarter hours, and grade/degree
earned) in your resume.
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: https://www.ed.gov/accreditation
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,