Indian Health Service Pharmacist (Chinle)-ESEP/MP-Open Continuous in Chinle, Arizona

Indian Health Service
1 vacancy in the following location:
  • Chinle, AZ
Work Schedule is Full Time - Multiple Appointment Types

Opened Thursday 1/28/2016 (273 day(s) ago)

** Closes Saturday 12/31/2016 (65 day(s) away)

Job Overview

Become a part of an innovative, dynamic, nationwide organization of dedicated health care providers working to meet the individual health care needs of American Indians and Alaska Natives. Indian Health Service (IHS) employees are considerate in our care, creative in our approach, enthusiastic about our work and compassionate with our patients.

Our lifestyle is adventurous, community oriented and focused on service and problem solving as part of a professional interdisciplinary team. Join us in improving the health outcomes of 2.2 million American Indians and Alaska Natives.

This position is considered as a major source of pharmaceutical clinical information and is expected to manage selected patients with chronic disease states, as well as providing pharmaceutical care for acute patients. This position is located at the Chinle Service Unit, Division of Clinical Services, Pharmacy Department, Chinle, AZ. The IHS is required by law to give absolute preference to qualified applicants who meet the Secretary of the Interior's definition of Indian for appointment to vacancies within the IHS in accordance with established IHS policy as outlined in the Indian Health Manual Part 7, Chapter 3. The IHS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

This position is being announced concurrently under Direct Hiring procedures. Please review vacancy announcement number ++IHS-16-CH-1599387-DHA++; for eligibility requirements. NOTE: Applicants must apply separately for each announcement in order to be considered.

  • Conducts hospital authorized outpatient pharmacy clinics for examination, diagnosis and treatment of specialized patients in the Pharmacist Managed Anticoagulation Clinic (ACC), Pharmacist in the Medical Clinic (PIMC, Chronic Disease Management Program (CDMP), and Pharmacist Managed Immunization Clinic.
  • Takes the appropriate health history, follows and adjusts the developed treatment plan and monitors the patient's outcome to prescribed treatment plan.
  • Evaluates medication regimen for appropriateness, drug interactions, therapeutic duplications, non-compliance and adverse drug events.
  • Dispenses prescription and over-the-counter drugs without the patient seeing the doctor (Pharmacy Primary Care) to treat minor ailments.
  • Counsels patient on use, storage, cautions and side effects of all medications dispensed.
  • Performs inpatient and outpatient pharmacy functions.
  • Works with other health professional to develop treatment protocols, standards of practice and policies.
  • Provides formal and informal education and in-services to medical staff, pharmacy, and nursing staff as requested.
Travel Required
  • Not Required
Relocation Authorized
  • No
Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • Selectee will be subject to a pre-employment fingerprint check.
  • Selectee will be subject to a background investigation.
  • Selectee will be subject to a probationary/trial period.
  • ESEP appointees typically serve two year trial period.
  • More than one selection may be made from this announcement.
  • U.S. Citizenship is required
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
  • Must meet educational requirements.
  • Must meet pharmacy licensure requirements.

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.

For positions requiring positive education requirements, or if you are using education to meet all or part of the qualification 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.

BASIC REQUIREMENT(S): 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. In addition, to the Basic Requirements, you must also meet the Minimum Qualifications stated below: MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Your resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to at least the next lower grade level in the Federal service obtained in either the private or public sector performing the following types of tasks: For GS-11: Successful completion of a 6-year course of study leading to a Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degree; 1 year of professional pharmacy experience equivalent to at least GS-9; or, for research positions, completion of all of the requirements for a master's or equivalent degree in a related scientific field. For GS-12: One year of professional pharmacy experience equivalent to at least GS-11; or, for research positions, completion of all the requirements for a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in a related scientific field. SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Professional knowledge of the theories, practices, practices, and techniques of clinical and basic pharmacy to provide direct patient services. Knowledge in planning, monitoring and evaluation drug therapy in a clinical setting. Providing advice to patients regarding adminstering, storing and precautions of their medications. Communicate with health providers in regards to the total treatment of patients. Time-In-Grade Requirements: Merit Promotion (status) candidates must have completed one year of service at the next lower grade level. Time-In-Grade provisions do not apply under the Excepted Service Examining Plan (ESEP). Note: this position has specific educational requirements. In order to qualify for this position, you must meet the education requirement as noted within the Qualifications section.

You must meet the requirements of the job by 11:59 pm (Eastern Standard Time) of the closing date: Saturday, December 31, 2016

Security Clearance


Additional Information
What To Expect Next

You can track the progress of your application package via your USAJOBS account. You will receive an acknowledgement from USAJOBS that your submission was successful once we have received your on-line occupational questionnaire, resume, and any supporting documentation. You will be notified of the status of your application via your USAJOBS Account after we conduct a qualification review of your complete application package. You will be contacted if further evaluation or interviews are required. Any exaggeration of your experience, false statements, or attempt to conceal information may disqualify you for employment consideration. We may verify all information you provide in your resume and questionnaire responses, through reference and/or background check, and/or verification of your education. If you are selected, you will be contacted personally by the Human Resources (HR) office posting this announcement.

You will no longer need to call the HR Office to determine your application status. USAJOBS has added an alert setting to their system to provide status updates for applicants. You can elect to activate the status updates from your USAJOBS profile at any point during the application process.

If all required documentation is not submitted with your application you will lose consideration. It is the applicant's responsibility to verify that information and documents entered, uploaded, or faxed is received, legible and accurate. HR will not modify answers submitted by an applicant.

Indian Health Service is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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Other Information

This position meets the criteria specified in pillar number one of the five pillars of the PHS Commissioned Corps. PHS Commissioned Officers interested in performing the duties of this position within the Commissioned Corps MUST apply online under the merit promotion announcement indicated above in order to receive consideration. For more information on PHS Commissioned Corps, visit the website at: Additional selection(s) of candidates may be possible within 90 days from the date the certificate of eligibles was issued for this announcement. A two-year trial period may be required upon selection/placement (ESEP only) This position is covered by a Bargaining Unit Recruitment incentive may be authorized.

Government housing is available.

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 annual leave is earned. CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

  • This position works on a regularly assigned, rotation, or call back basis to provide continuity of medical services during evenings, nights, holidays and weekends.
  • Security Clearance: 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. You will receive instructions on how to obtain and submit fingerprints and background investigation documentation. 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.
  • Measles and Rubella immunization required for selectees born after 1957.

IHS - Operated Properties are tobacco free

Salary Range: $82,897.00 to $117,991.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: GS-0660-11/12

Promotion Potential: 12

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: All groups of qualified individuals

Control Number: 428040300

Job Announcement Number: IHS-16-CH-1599385-ESEP/MP