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The purpose of this position is to maintain high quality pharmacy services to patients and their family. This position reports to the Pharmacy Supervisor located within the Pharmacy Department...

We are accepting applications year-round with eligible applicants being placed on a standing register and referred for consideration as vacancies occur with referral at multiple grade levels and locations. Referral is based on the date management request is received.
• Responsible for proper interpretation of prescriptions and dispensing of product prescribed, including the review of labeling needs for specifying directions for use and precautions as necessary, to assure proper protection of the contents and to the patient.
• Provide specialized services to assist patients with managing conditions such as diabetes, asthma, high blood pressure and other chronic illnesses.
• Provide information and advice regarding drug therapy and usage, drug interactions, side effects, dosage and proper medication storage.
• Maintain records, such as pharmacy files, patient records, inventories, control records for narcotics or controlled drugs.
• Perform administrative, consultative, or staff advisory work for the pharmacy program.


Conditions of Employment

Must pass pre-employment examination.

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

This is a designated position covered by Public Law 101-630, requiring contact or control over Indian children. Due to this requirement, the agency must ensure that persons hired for these positions have not been found guilty of or pleaded nolo contendere or guilty to certain crimes.

Measles and Rubella immunization required for selectees born after 1957 and seasonal influenza immunization is required for all staff working in Indian Health Service health care facilities.

COVID-19 vaccination is required for all selectees prior to entrance on duty.

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/.

You will need to set up direct deposit so we can pay you.

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.


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.

Hiring Flexibility - Tentative Qualification

The Hiring Manager/Selecting Official elected to utilize an available flexibility wherein applicants who are actively completing a required professional training program and are expected to complete such program within 6 month(s) of applying, may be deemed tentatively qualified.

Individual Occupational Requirements: Listed below are the requirements e.g., experience or education, for a particular occupational series or positions. Note: 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.

Basic Requirement(s)


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 ofEducation at the time the degree was obtained.


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.


Applicant's qualifications background must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, abilities, and competencies necessary to perform the work of the position. Pharmacy work requires knowledge of the use, clinical effects, and composition of medications, including their chemical, biological, and physical properties. Qualifying professional pharmacy experience may involve, but is not limited to:
• Dispensing medications prescribed by physicians and other health practitioners and providing information to health practitioners and patients about proper usage of medications and side effects.
• Evaluating medication use patterns and outcomes for patients in hospitals or managed care organizations.
• Performing administrative, consultative, or staff advisory work for a medical facility's 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; and/or
• Maintaining all medication records required by law.

Basic Requirements for the GS-11 (or equivalent) Grade Level

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

Basic Requirements For The GS-12 (or Equivalent) Grade Level

In addition to the requirements for the GS-11 (or equivalent) level, applicants must have a minimum of one year of professional pharmacy experience.

Medical Requirements

Applicants must be able to distinguish basic colors.

• Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS) Certification or other equivalent accredited pharmacy board certification, or you must have completed an American Society of Health Systems Pharmacists (ASHP) or American Pharmacist Association (APHA) hospital or ambulatory pharmacy residency.

If you possess current certification, submit a copy with your application as a supporting document.Certification is essential to perform the duties of the position. Candidates who do not meet a selective placement factor are ineligible for further consideration.


If you do not possess the Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS) certification, the requirement for the full performance level of GS-12, the condition of employment is described below. If the condition of employment is not met during employment, you would be subject to adverse actions, up to and including removal from Federal service.

The GS-11 is expected to achieve Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS) certification in a specific amount of time depending upon your eligibility to take the examination. For example, if you have already achieved the years of experience requirement needed for taking the examination, then you would be expected to take the examination and pass the examination within 12 months of the hire date. If you are a tentatively qualified under the identified flexibility listed above, you are expected to pass the board examination once all requirements to take the examination are met.

Deadlines To Meet Qualification Requirements.

You must meet all qualification requirements within 30 days of the cut-off date(s) of the announcement (or the closing date) unless you are eligible to be tentatively qualified under the identified flexibility listed above. Cut-off dates are established based on the date the human resources office receives management request for a list of eligibles. The job announcement is open continuous until the closing date.


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 https://sites.ed.gov/international/recognition-of-foreign-qualifications/.

Additional information

Per IHS policy (SGM 21-04) IHS selectees to positions located in Federally operated hospitals, health centers, and clinics must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 before entry on duty or have IHS approve a medical or religious exemption. If an exemption is approved, then wearing a face mask and regular testing for COVID-19 will be required. Your Human Resources Specialist will provide a list of documents acceptable as vaccination proof and instructions on how to submit your vaccination documentation or how to request a medical or religious exemption, if needed.

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.

The positions located at the Western Oregon Service Unit and the Yakama Service Unit are covered by a Bargaining Unit.

Recruitment or relocation incentives may be authorized. At least a 6-month service agreement will be required.

The Indian Health Service (IHS), National Health Service Corps (NHSC), And The Health Resources And Services Administration (HRSA) Have Student Loan Repayment Programs For Qualifying Health Disciplines. This Is a Competitive Process Separate From The Hiring Process. Opportunities For LRP Are Based On Agency Hiring Priorities And Availability Of Funds. For Additional Information Please Visit

For IHS - http://www.ihs.gov/loanrepayment/

For NHSC - https://nhsc.hrsa.gov/loanrepayment/

For HRSA Nurse Corps - https://bhw.hrsa.gov/loansscholarships/nursecorps

This position has promotion potential to the GS-12 grade level. Promotion to the next grade level is at management's discretion and is based on your demonstrated ability to perform the higher level duties, the continuing need for the higher level duties, and "Regulatory/Administrative" approval. Promotion to the next higher grade level is not guaranteed and no promise of promotion is implied.

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Portland Area Indian Health Service

1414 NW Northrup Street Suite 800

Portland, OR 97209

Nespelem WA USA


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