Pharmacist

Department of the Air Force | March AFB, CA

Posted Date 1/01/2021
Description This position will support the Federal Government's response efforts to COVID-19.

Your application will remain active through the open period of this Public Notice. Once this Public Notice closes, you must reapply.
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-11: At least one (1) year of specialized experience at the next lower grade (GS-09) or equivalent. Specialized experience includes the responsibility for 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.

FOR GS-12: At least one (1) year of specialized experience at the next lower grade (GS-11) or equivalent. Specialized experience includes responsibility for a total pharmacy operation involving technical and administrative problems of considerably greater scope and complexity.

FOR GS-13: At least one (1) year of specialized experience at the next lower grade (GS-12) or equivalent. Specialized experience includes responsibility for a total pharmacy operation involving technical and administrative problems of considerably greater scope and complexity.

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 communicate both orally and in writing.
  7. 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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