You must list your Pharmacist license number and expiration date in the “Licenses or Certificates” section of your Application for Employment/Promotion.

TEST ANNOUNCEMENT

NUMBER  2012-119

ISSUED   OCTOBER 31, 2012

REVISED  OCTOBER 23, 2013

 

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

State Civil Service Commission

 

Examinations

 

for

 

PHARMACISTS

 

Completing the Application is the test.

 

Exam

No.

 

Job Titles

Job

Codes

Pay Schedule

and Range

 

1.

 

Pharmacist

32710

ST10

2.

 

Chief Pharmacist

32720

ST11

 

When completing your application, please make sure you apply for all job titles for which you want to be tested.  You will NOT be permitted to add job titles after you test.

 

APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

 

VETERANS:  Pennsylvania law (51 Pa.C.S. §7103) provides employment preference for qualified veterans for appointment to many state and local government jobs.  To learn more about employment preferences and opportunities for veterans, visit the Commission’s website, Job Seekers page, for Veterans; visit one of our offices; or call our veterans information line, (717) 787-6039.

 

NATURE OF WORK

 

Pharmacist – You will dispense physicians’ prescriptions, including a variety of ointments, powders, solutions, medicines, drugs, and other pharmaceutical supplies used in facilities throughout the Commonwealth.  You will maintain and review medication records, develop comprehensive treatment plans for patients, and may direct the work of pharmacy assistants and custodial or non-technical personnel.

 

Chief Pharmacist – You will direct all pharmaceutical services in a facility, including the establishment of policies, procedures, and controls for dispensing pharmaceuticals and pharmaceutical supplies.  You will maintain appropriate pharmacy records, provide consultative services to the medical staff, and recommend purchase of pharmaceuticals and pharmaceutical supplies.  You will supervise pharmacists, pharmacy assistants, clerical staff, and custodial personnel.  

 

JOB REQUIREMENTS

 

You are subject to Pennsylvania residency requirements and must be able to perform the essential functions of the job.  Visit the Commission’s website, Job Seekers page, for PA Residency Information.

 

If you are a final candidate for a position covered by the Child Protective Services Law, you will have to provide reports on your background, at your own expense, from such sources as the Pennsylvania State Police and the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare.

 

If you are a final candidate for a position covered by the Older Adults Protective Services Act, you will have to obtain a report of criminal record information, at your own expense, from the Pennsylvania State Police, or a statement that the State Police Central Repository contains no information relating to you.  If you have not been a resident of Pennsylvania for 2 years prior to the date that you received notification that you are a final candidate, you are also required to furnish a report of Federal Criminal History Record Information, at your own expense, from the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

 

You must pass a background investigation.  After you receive a conditional offer of employment you must undergo a medical examination.

 

Necessary Special Requirement – Both Job Titles

 

Possession of a license to practice pharmacy issued by the Pennsylvania State Board of Pharmacy.

 

Minimum Requirements

 

Pharmacist - No additional experience is required.

 

Chief Pharmacist – Two years of experience as a pharmacist in a hospital pharmacy.

 

Clarification of Requirements for Chief Pharmacist

 

Experience as a pharmacist in other facilities may be acceptable if the standards are comparable to a hospital-type facility.

 

Please make sure you meet all requirements.  If you are not sure you qualify, contact one of the Commission's offices listed at the end of this announcement for guidance.

 

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

 

Filled positions are located in the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare at state hospitals and centers throughout the Commonwealth.  Positions with the Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs are located at regional veterans’ homes and centers.

 

Lists created by these tests will be used to fill future vacancies as they occur due to retirements, promotions, transfers, resignations and so forth.

 

For the most recent information on job opportunities contact the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare, Bureau of Human Resources, Health and Welfare Building – Room 106, P.O. Box 2675, Harrisburg, PA 17105-2675; Telephone:  (717) 787-5068; Internetwww.dpw.state.pa.us; E-mailra-pwhdqpostings@pa.gov; OR the Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, Human Resources Service Center, Bldg. S-0-47, Ft. Indiantown Gap, Annville, PA 17003-5002; Telephone:  (717) 861-6993; E-mailra-dmva-jobs@pa.gov.

 

TESTING

 

Your application will be evaluated to determine whether you meet the Minimum Requirements and Necessary Special Requirement.  If you meet these requirements, you will receive a score. 

 

You must provide your license number and expiration date of your Pharmacist license in the “Licenses or Certificates” section of your Application for Employment/Promotion.  Failure to do so may delay the processing of your application, or result in disqualification.

 

If you are found ineligible and subsequently obtain proof of your credentials, you may resubmit an application with the qualifying information at any time during the life of this announcement.  A new application is required.

 

TEST RESULTS

 

Employment and promotion lists will be established.  You will be notified in writing of your test results.

 

HOW TO APPLY

 

Complete your application on the Commission’s website, Job Seekers page, by selecting Online Application, or submit your completed paper application to:

 

 

State Civil Service Commission

ATTN:  Applications

P.O. Box 569

Harrisburg, PA  17108-0569

 

Applications and further information can be obtained from:

 

1.

State Civil Service Commission:

 

 

 

Harrisburg:  2nd Level, Strawberry Sq. Complex, 320 Market St., P.O.

 

Box 569, Hbg., 17108-0569; Telephone (Voice) (717) 783-3058, Text

 

Telephone (Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing callers only) (717) 772-2685

 

 

 

Philadelphia:  110 North 8th St., Suite 503, Phila., 19107; Telephone

 

(Voice) (215) 560-2253, Text Telephone (Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing

 

callers only) (215) 560-4367

 

 

 

Pittsburgh:  411 Seventh Ave., Room 410, Pgh., 15219; Telephone

 

(Voice) (412) 565-7666, Text Telephone (Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing

 

callers only) (412) 565-2484

 

 

 

Internetwww.scsc.state.pa.us

 

 

2.

PA CareerLink offices

 

 

3.

The Human Resources offices listed under the "JOB OPPORTUNITIES" section of this announcement

 

For further information on testing, assistance for persons with disabilities, veterans' preference and other items, refer to the instructions provided with the "Application for Employment/Promotion."