GREAT Opportunity for Pharmacist to Join USA Defense Health Agency- Apply before 21st June 2024

USA Defense Health Agency (DHA)

Website USA Defense Health Agency (DHA)

About Defense Health Agency (DHA)

The Defense Health Agency (DHA) is an integrated health care system that provides comprehensive healthcare services throughout the Department of Defense. Acting as a strategic partner in combat support for the Joint Force, the DHA plays a crucial role in ensuring that military personnel are fit and ready for duty. With a robust healthcare delivery system and a team of dedicated and inspired professionals, the Agency oversees the worldwide provision of medical, dental, and pharmacy programs. These services benefit over 9.5 million individuals, including uniformed service members, retirees, and their families. The DHA’s commitment to improving health and enhancing readiness underscores its vital role in supporting the overall mission of the Department of Defense.

Job Description

As a Pharmacist, you will be responsible for coordinating and providing clinical pharmacy services that address complex and specialized problems. Key duties include:

  • Clinical Services: Offer specialized clinical pharmacy services to manage complex issues.
  • Medical Collaboration: Attend medical rounds and conferences with physicians to provide vital information for evaluating and implementing optimal medication plans for both inpatients and outpatients.
  • Pharmaceutical Dosing: Establish and maintain a comprehensive pharmaceutical dosing service.
  • Medication Utilization: Assist the medical staff in designing and implementing an effective Medication Utilization Evaluation (MUE) program to enhance therapeutic effectiveness and reduce waste.
  • Operational Policies: Oversee pharmacy-related operational policies and provide functional direction to pharmacy staff involved in clinical services.

Candidate Profile


  • Requirement: A doctoral degree in Pharmacy 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. Note: You must attach a copy of your transcripts.


  • Current Federal Employees: If you are a current federal employee in the 0660 occupational series and have been continuously employed in this series since September 27, 2017, or earlier, you are exempt from the basic education requirement. Note: Appropriate documentation must be provided to the Human Resources Office to validate your status.


  • Requirement: A current, active, valid, and unrestricted license to practice pharmacy in a State, territory of the United States, or the District of Columbia. Note: You must attach a copy of your license.

Medical Requirement

  • Requirement: Must be able to distinguish basic colors.


  • Requirement: One year of professional pharmacy experience, including sterile and/or non-sterile compounding, dispensing medication, and providing medication counseling to patients.

Conditions of Employment

  • Background Investigation: Appointment may require a suitability or fitness determination based on a completed background investigation.
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification: This position requires BLS training certification from the American Heart Association or American Red Cross.
  • Immunizations/Vaccinations: Must be screened for and obtain necessary immunizations/vaccinations (e.g., hepatitis, influenza), unless exempted by a licensed physician.
  • Physical Examination: A pre-employment physical is required, followed by annual examinations.

Required Documents

To ensure your application is complete, submit the following documents. Failure to provide these documents will result in an incomplete application package, and you will not be considered for this position.

  1. Resume:
    • Submit in any format that supports the specialized experience described in this announcement.
    • Resumes with photographs or other inappropriate content will not be used to make eligibility and qualification determinations.
    • Include hours worked per week and dates of employment (e.g., HRS per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present).
  2. Other Supporting Documents:
    • Cover Letter (optional)
    • Most Recent Performance Appraisal (if applicable)
    • Transcripts: Required if you meet the qualification based on education. Submit a copy of your transcript with your application package.
    • License/Certification: Required for this position. Submit a copy of your license or certification with your application package.


  • Range: USD 124,081 – USD 146,410 per year

Application Deadline

  • Last Date: 21/06/2024

Apply now to join our team and contribute to delivering exceptional pharmaceutical care.

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