Pharmacist (Staff Pharmacist)

Bureau of Prisons Thomson, IL
* Duties

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Why work for the Federal Bureau of Prisons?

You can have a meaningful career with an agency that truly values a diverse workforce. In our agency, you'll find a diverse workforce employed from entry level jobs to senior management positions. We protect public safety by ensuring that federal offenders serve their sentences of imprisonment in facilities that are safe, humane, cost efficient, appropriately secure, and provides reentry programing to ensure their successful return to the community. Our employees at federal correctional facilities are "correctional workers first" and perform correctional work regardless of their specific occupation.

Our long-standing culture of being a close-knit family sets us apart from other agencies - at the BOP you don't just get to know your co-workers, you make life long friends.

We have many facilities located throughout the nation: 122 institutions, 6 regional offices, a headquarters, 2 staff training academies, and 26 residential reentry management offices.

In accordance with 5 U.S.C. 3307, a maximum entry age of 36 has been established for initial appointment to a position in a Bureau of Prisons institution. If you are above the maximum entry age and have prior federal law enforcement coverage, you MUST submit an SF-50 to verify prior coverage.

Qualified Preference Eligible Veterans may be exempt from meeting the maximum age of 37. Please refer to the Required Documents Section for the appropriate documentation to submit to validate veteran eligibility.

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Responsibilities

The incumbent serves as a Staff Pharmacist at a Federal Bureau of Prisons' correctional institution. They utilize technical skills and professional judgement to provide medications to inmate patients. Incumbent reviews all prescription orders for appropriateness in regard to medication, dose, route, interval, and contraindications. In order to facilitate quality distribution and administration of medications, the Pharmacist provides medication information to staff and patients as appropriate.

The pharmacist is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the medication delivery system and assures that the integrity of all medications is maintained and is properly stored. The pharmacist is the only independent practitioner who is specifically licensed and authorized to dispense medications.

The pharmacist is responsible for participating in quality assurance activities regarding medications. This includes policy and medication usage and/or audits and the suggestion, authoring, or performance of Drug Utilization Evaluation studies needed to maintain quality patient care and cost effective medication management.

The pharmacist is responsible for the records and reports related to the purchase, receipt and disposition of drugs and related supplies and determines that all medications are properly packaged and labeled and profiles all medication orders and assures that there are no contraindications. They dispense pharmaceuticals in accordance with proper procedures.

Along with all other correctional institution employees, incumbent is charged with responsibility for maintaining security of the institution. The staff correctional responsibilities precede all others required by this position and is performed on a regular and recurring basis.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Travel may be required for training.

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

11

Who May Apply This job is open to…

THIS IS A DELEGATED EXAMINING ANNOUNCEMENT OPEN TO ALL U.S. CITIZENS.

Duty Location: AUSP Thomson, IL

Questions? This job is open to 1 group.

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Qualifications

To be considered for the position, you must meet the following qualification requirements:

Basic Requirements:

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.

OR

3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree, Ph.D., Pharm.D. or equivalent doctoral degree.

NOTE: ALL applicants MUST upload legible transcripts as verification of educational requirement. Transcripts MUST be uploaded and electronically linked from USAJOBS at the time you apply and MUST include identifying information to include School Name, Student Name, Degree and Date Awarded (if applicable). All academic degrees and coursework must be completed at a college or university that has obtained accreditation or pre-accreditation status from an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For a list of schools that meet this criteria, Click Here.

For information regarding foreign education requirements, please see Foreign Diploma and Credit Recognition at the U.S. department of Education website:Recognition of Foreign Qualifications

If you are selected for this position, you will be required to provide an OFFICIAL transcript prior to your first day on duty.

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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.

All qualified referred candidates will undergo a credentialing process prior to employment with the Bureau of Prisons. This process includes validation of examinations, licensure, education, internship and residency. Please electronically upload these documents along with your required supporting documentation at the time you apply.

Evaluation of Experience: Applicants who meet the Basic Requirements are qualified at the GS-11 level.

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Medical Requirement: Applicants must be able to distinguish basic colors.

If applicable, Credit will be given for paid and unpaid experience. To receive proper credit, you must show the actual time (such as number of hours worked per week) spent in the activities.

Your eligibility for consideration will be based on your responses to the questions in the application.

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