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companyState of Louisiana
locationJennings, LA 70546, USA
PublishedPublished: 6/14/2022
Full Time

Salary : $9,410.00 - $16,935.00 Monthly

Location : Jennings, LA

Job Type: Classified

Job Number: swlvh-7-2024

Department: DVA-SW LA Veterans Home

Opening Date: 01/29/2024

Closing Date: Continuous

Supplemental Information

The Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs is an Equal Opportunity Employer and State as a Model Employer (SAME) to promote diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

The mission of the Louisiana Veterans Home is to primarily serve the Veterans' population of Louisiana through the provision of medical, restorative, and rehabilitative service in an atmosphere of respect and compassion. The primary objective of the home is to provide quality nursing care to eligible veterans with the ultimate goal of returning the veterans to the highest possible levels of physical and mental capacity.

This position is located in the Pharmacy Department of the SW Louisiana Veterans Home in Jennings, Louisiana.

Full-time appointment is available. The Pharmacist 5-A positions starting pay is $54.29 per hour depending upon experience.

A Resume will not be accepted in lieu of work experience. An application may be considered incomplete if the work experience and education sections are not completed.
There is no guarantee that all applicants will be interviewed. The hiring manager has 90 days from the closing date of the announcement to make a hiring decision. Should you be selected for an interview, you will be notified by the contact information listed on your application.

No Civil Service test score is required in order to be considered for this vacancy.

To apply for this vacancy, click on the "Apply" link above and complete an electronic application which can be used for this vacancy as well as future job opportunities. Applicants are responsible for checking the status of their application to determine where they are in the recruitment process by selecting the 'Applications' link after logging into their account. Below are the most common status messages and their meanings.

While we encourage all interested applicants to apply, please be aware that there are various reasons that your application may be disqualified from consideration including, but not limited, to:
Failure to fully complete the education and work experience sections of the application; (Please note for the education section that the semester area refers to the # of credit HOURS and not the # of semesters you completed)
Submission of a resume and/or SF-10 application in lieu of the online application. Information on the resume will not substitute and must also be included on the actual job application in order to be considered.
Failure to list complete license information (if applicable to the job position).
Failure to submit an equivalency evaluation statement for an international degree by the closing of this announcement.

For further information about this vacancy contact:
SW Louisiana Veterans Home HR
Maria Cooper or Brandy Deshotel



Possession of a current Louisiana license to practice pharmacy plus four years of experience as a licensed pharmacist.


A master's degree in pharmacy will substitute for one year of the required experience.

A doctorate in pharmacy will substitute for two years of the required experience.

Completion of an accredited pharmacy residency program will substitute for two years of the required experience.

Advanced degrees will substitute for a maximum of two years of the required experience.


Positions may require additional experience or accreditation based on compliance with institutional pharmacy regulations.

Job Concepts

Function of Work:
To serve as the sole licensed pharmacist and pharmacist-in-charge within a facility's pharmacy.

The pharmacist-in-charge is defined by Section 1105 of Title 46 of the Louisiana Board of Pharmacy law.
Level of Work:
Program Manager.

Supervision Received:
Broad direction from a higher-level agency official.

Supervision Exercised:
May supervise pharmacy technicians and/or other support staff.

Location of Work:
May be used by all state agencies.

Job Distinctions:
Differs from the Pharmacist 3 by the presence of serving as a pharmacist-in-charge.

Differs from the Pharmacist 4 by the absence of exercising direct supervision over professional pharmacist or equivalent-level positions.

Differs from the Pharmacist 5-B by the absence of serving as the pharmacist-in-charge and exercising supervision over lower-level pharmacists or equivalent-level positions.
Examples of Work

Responsible for assuring the pharmacy's continuing permit status and for meeting the pharmacy's portion of licensing/certification/accreditation standards for the facilities it serves.

Direct pharmacy operations for a hospital, outpatient clinic, correctional facility, developmental center, or similar facility.

Develops, implements, and audits pharmacy policies, procedures, and work methods.

Plans pharmacy purchasing, storage, and dispensing.

Recommends and coordinates purchase of pharmaceuticals and medical supplies.

Establishes and reviews drug auditing criteria, drug interactions, drug therapy and dosages.

Develops and recommends specifications for pharmacy equipment purchases.

Maintains and updates the formulary.

Prepare statistical reports and budget requests.

Assure the availability of medical emergency supplies, drugs, and pharmaceutical services.

Establish quality control criteria and audits for compliance to ensure program effectiveness.

Louisiana State Government represents a wide variety of career options and offers an outstanding opportunity to make a difference through public service. With an array of career opportunities in every major metropolitan center and in many rural areas, state employment provides an outstanding option to begin or continue your career.

As a state employee, you will earn competitive pay, choose from a variety of benefits, and have access to a great professional development program:

Insurance Coverage More information can be found at

Parental Leave - Up to six weeks paid parental leave
More information can be found at

Holidays and Leave - State employees receive the following paid holidays each year:

  • New Year's Day
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day,
  • Mardi Gras,
  • Good Friday,
  • Memorial Day,
  • Independence Day,
  • Labor Day,
  • Veteran's Day,
  • Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.

***** Additional holidays may be proclaimed by the Governor

State employees earn sick and annual leave which can be accumulated and saved for future use. Your accrual rate increases as your years of service increase.

Retirement- State of Louisiana employees are eligible to participate in various retirement systems (based on the type of appointment and agency for which an employee works). These retirement systems provide retirement allowances and other benefits for state officers and employees and their beneficiaries. State retirement systems may include (but are not limited to):

  • Louisiana State Employees Retirement System (). LASERS has provided this video to give you more detailed information about their system
  • Teacher's Retirement System of Louisiana (),
  • Louisiana School Employees Retirement System (), among others


Do you possess a current Louisiana license to practice pharmacy?

  • Yes
  • No


If yes, please list the license number, original issue date, and expiration date of your license. If no, please type "N/A".NOTE: Failure to list the requested information may result in your application being considered incomplete.

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