Pharmacist (Principal Pharmacy Consultant)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Rockville, Maryland
Posted
Sep 23, 2022
Closes
Sep 28, 2022
Hours
Full Time
Duties

    Policy and Programming: Serve as subject matter expert for the full range of pharmacy and therapeutics including medication processing, formulary review, policy development, regulatory and legislative review, pharmacy controls, treatment algorithm, and related topics. Provide direction and oversight of the Agency National Pharmacy Council. Provides consultation, professional and technical assistance, and training in person and via web-based technology on pharmacy principles and practice including pharmacy controls, and pharmacy data collection, management, and analysis. Administer Reports, Public Communication, Messaging and Presentations: Prepare written documents and correspondence related to pharmacy policy, and handling internal and external scheduled reporting requirements; develops briefings, reports, and testimonials and responding to internal and external inquiries or requests for information. Evaluate and Analyze Program Effectiveness: Analyze existing or proposed systems, strategies, services, or other health­ related matters for the pharmacy program. Develop a pharmacy program evaluation plan specific to quality improvement efforts, including assessing, monitoring, evaluating, and analyzing outcomes related to pharmacy services, prevention, treatment, and other interventions. Partnerships, Training and Technical Assistance: Represent the Agency on internal and external workgroups and committees including national committees pertaining to pharmacy, including the National Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee (NPTC) and the National Committee on Heroin Opioids and Pain Efforts (HOPE Committee). Coordinate and collaborate with other agencies and others on national initiatives and cross cutting issues such as drug control, prescription drug monitoring, pain management, and other areas.


Requirements

Conditions of Employment


This position is being re-advertised to solicit additional applications. Applicants who applied previously need not to reapply unless submitting updated and/or missing information.

Selectee may be subject to a probationary period
U.S. Citizenship is required
Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
Confidential Financial Disclosure Form required.
You will need to set up direct deposit so we can pay you.

The selected individual is required to obtain and maintain medical staff clinical privileges, including any licensure requirements. If privileges are not obtained or maintained during employment, the employee will be subject to adverse actions, up to and including removal from Federal service.

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/ .

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 process.

Qualifications

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.

BASIC REQUIREMENT(S):
https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/0600/pharmacist-series-0660/

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: For all grade levels and positions, applicants must have passed the National Council Licensure Examination. In addition, they must possess a current, active, full, and unrestricted license or registration as a Professional Pharmacist from a State, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a territory of the United States.

In addition, to the Basic Requirements, you must also meet the Minimum Qualifications stated below-

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
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: Coordinating multiple services within a pharmacy program. Developing and maintaining a system of internal reviews that ensure service programs operate at a satisfactory level of performance and in compliance with regulatory and accrediting bodies. Evaluating medication use patterns and outcomes for patients in hospitals or managed care organizations; Performing administrative, consultative, or staff advisory work for a pharmacy program; Planning, monitoring and evaluating medication programs or regimens; 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.

You must meet all qualification requirements within 30 days of the closing date of the announcement.

Education

This position has an education requirement. You are strongly encouraged to submit a copy of your transcripts or a list of your courses including titles, credit hours completed, and grades. Unofficial transcripts will be accepted in the application package. Official transcripts will be required from all selectees prior to receiving an official offer.

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 .

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 .

Additional information

To ensure compliance with an applicable preliminary nationwide injunction, which may be supplemented, modified, or vacated, depending on the course of ongoing litigation, the Federal Government will take no action to implement or enforce the COVID-19 vaccination requirement pursuant to Executive Order 14043 on Requiring Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination for Federal Employees. Federal agencies may request information regarding the vaccination status of selected applicants for the purposes of implementing other workplace safety protocols, such as protocols related to masking, physical distancing, testing, travel, and quarantine.

This position is eligible for workplace flexibilities which may include remote work or telework options, and/or flexible work scheduling. These flexibilities may be requested in accordance with the HHS Workplace Flexibilities policy. https://www.hhs.gov/about/agencies/asa/ohr/hr-library/990-1/index.htm l .

Federal Employees earn annual leave at a rate (4, 6 or 8 hours per pay period) which is based on the number of years they have served as a Federal employee. IHS may offer newly-appointed Federal employees credit for their directly related previous non-federal experience or active duty uniformed military service. This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which they earn annual leave.

This position is covered by a Bargaining Unit.