This position is located in the Office of Health Services. The primary responsibility of the Pharmacist is for the professional, clinical, and administrative management of evidence-based pharmaceutical care services to the Peace Corps Volunteers (PCVs) through both direct and indirect interaction with PCVs, Peace Corps Medical Officers (PCMOs) and OHS staff. Initially the pharmacist will be required to establish a pharmacy oversight program and then actively manage the program. This pharmacist promotes and manages medication therapy to improve disease state outcomes by monitoring medication therapy, performing formulary utilization review, and other specified clinical functions based on current clinical knowledge that is consistent with policies established at the national and agency levels. S/he must be capable of using professional judgment and clinical expertise to solve complex problems and to provide clinical information to providers and PCVs. The pharmacist utilizes the electronic medical record to appropriately evaluate and document patient outcomes, progression to disease state goals and provide cost effective medication recommendations.
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You must meet the specialized experience at the grade level(s) in which you choose to be considered by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST) on the closing date of the announcement. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. To ensure full credit for your experience, please indicate dates of employment by month, day, and year and the number of hours worked per week in your resume.
This vacancy is being announced at one (1) grade level:
Qualifying experience for the FP-3 level includes one year of specialized experience at least equivalent to the FP-4 or GS-11/12 level which is in or directly related to the line of work of the position to be filled and which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Specialized experience includes: Demonstrated experience providing Pharmaceutical policy and procedural consultation, advice and guidance.
Education: Four-year bachelor's degree in pharmacy recognized by the American Council on Pharmaceutical Education
Licensure: Except for research positions that do not entail patient care, all applicants must be licensed to practice pharmacy in a State, territory of the United States, or the District of Columbia.
Medical Requirements: Applicants must be able to distinguish basic colors.
Additional information on qualification requirements is outlined in the OPM Qualifications Standards Handbook of General Schedule Positions. It is available for your review on the OPM web site at https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/.
Education: Four-year bachelor's degree in pharmacy recognized by the American Council on Pharmaceutical Education.
Intelligence Background Information
Peace Corps Manual Section 611 is applicable to this position. This section prohibits the employment of certain persons previously engaged in intelligence activities or connected with intelligence agencies within the past 10 years. If you have ever worked for the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), you are not eligible for employment at the Peace Corps in any capacity, and you should not apply for employment.
PC-1336 Form: Applicants who are found to be otherwise qualified will be required to submit upon request in the future a completed PC-1336 form, or narrative signed statement, indicating whether the applicant has been involved in or has had any connection with intelligence activities or related work and, if so, the nature and dates of his or her involvement. Failure to meet this requirement will result in the applicant being rated ineligible for further consideration. If you have any other type of possible intelligence connection, your application will not be further considered until you submit this form. Except when the CIA or the National Security Agency (NSA) is involved (see below), if your connection with an Intelligence Agency involves an immediate family member who works or has worked in intelligence, the immediate family member should complete the form, not the applicant. Usually relying on memory is sufficient to answer most if not all of the questions. If you have an immediate family member who works or has worked for the CIA, you should not give them this form to complete. Please contact your relative in person—not by phone, email, social networking, or any other means that is not in person— and ask him or her to contact the Office of General Counsel at the CIA.
If your intelligence connection involves the NSA, you (or, if the connection is with a family member, that person) must contact NSA’s Office of the General Counsel at 410-854-3910 before submitting this form to Peace Corps.
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