Daily Archives: January 20, 2017

Shelby County Schools to Host Job Fair February 2

The job fair will be Thursday, February 2, 2017 from 10 am to 2 pm at the Bert Ferguson Community Center located at 8505 Trinity Road, Memphis, TN 38018

For more information, please see below


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TSPN Hiring for West TN Regional Director

The Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network has an opening for a full-time Regional Coordinator (RC).

Duties will include:

  • Oversight and facilitation of training sessions involving the evidence-based “Question, Persuade, and Refer” (QPR) suicide prevention training protocol for substance use professionals and program administrators as part of a program funded by the Division of Alcohol and Drug Services within the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services.
    • universities and college students and/or faculty in accord with the grant application
    • other groups as designated in the grant application
  • Instruction and elaboration upon the “TIP 50” protocols published by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Substance Abuse Treatment.
  • Coordination of gatekeeper and lethality assessment training using the Columbia Suicide Severity Rating Scale for groups designated in the grant application.
  • Coordination of the ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) gatekeeper training.
  • Provision of general information and education about suicide prevention to targeted groups as requested.
  • Development and dissemination of regional mental health resource directories, youth wallet cards, posters and magnets to promote access to mental health services.
  • Participation with the cultural competency plan and a sustainability plan.
  • Presentations to professional conferences, trainings, and in-services to provide suicide prevention workshops.
  • Preparation of reports as necessary and required by the grant.
  • Assistance with the coordination of the TSPN regional network and meetings of this group.
  • Promotion of regional suicide prevention activities by initiating implementation of the Tennessee Strategy for Suicide Prevention upon development and approval of specific plans.
  • Facilitation of post-vention operations at schools, businesses, and other agencies affected by recent suicide deaths.
  • Fulfillment of any and all other requirements of the grant and the scope of service with the State of Tennessee when indicated.


Bachelor’s degree required with master’s degree preferred. Degree in social work, counseling, psychology, or related field. A minimum of four (4) years related experience in public health and/or mental health preferred, as well as experience working in suicide prevention and/or crisis intervention. Experience in training, coordinating regional activities, developing new and innovative programs and supervising volunteers and/or field placement students.

Skills: Proficiency in MS Windows, and MS Office proficiency in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Valid Tennessee driver’s license, a vehicle that can be used on the job, and valid vehicle insurance. Must be able to travel regional at least 50% of the time. Ability to train and instruct. Familiarity with use and promotion through social media. Personal Qualities: Must be able to motivate others, work as a team member, value cultural differences, resolve conflicts, and display genuine interest in working with at-risk persons and with people who want to make an impact. Must possess a high regard for confidentiality. Salary Range: $35,000 – $40,000

Contact Information and Procedure: NO PHONE CALLS ACCEPTED.
E-mail your resume with salary requirements, and a letter of interest why you meet the Qualifications to tspn@tspn.org

or if you have any questions, please send email to tspn@tspn.org.

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Federal Agencies in Need of Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians

There are over 150 vacancies for “Pharmacy and Pharmacy Technicians”.



GS-2 positions applicants:  “high school diploma or equivalent; or at least 3 months of experience.

Certification by the National Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) is required at grades GS-6 and above.”

“…GS-7 level” candidates “must have completed a four-year course in pharmacy and have a Bachelor’s or higher degree from an approved pharmacy school.  Applicants also need to be licensed.”

“…GS-9 level” candidates “must have completed the requirements for the GS-7 level plus have at least one year of post-licensure professional pharmacy experience.”

“…GS-11 level and above” candidates “must meet the requirements for the GS-9 level and have 2 years of graduate study at an approved pharmacy college.”

To Apply

Applicants can “contact VA medical centers in the areas where they wish to work and request information about job openings.  A list of VA medical center locations appears on page 4 of [the Federal Jobs Digest].”

Applicants can “also contact Department of Defense installations in their area to obtain vacancy information.  Addresses and phone numbers for these installations may be found in the local phone directory under “U.S. Government.”  Candidates should scan the Federal Jobs Nationwide section for current vacancies or look on-line at www.jobsfed.com [use PIN # 538795 until 1/26/17 and PWD “Newspaper”].

Candidates may also visit the following:

Dept of Veterans Affairs http://www.va.gov/jobs

Dept of Defense http://www.defense.gov/About-DoD

Dept of Health & Human Services http://www.hhs.gov/about/careers/index.html 

Tennessee VA locations are:  “Memphis…38104, Mountain Home…37601, Murfreesboro …37130, Nashville…37203, Nashville…37212”


Source: Kim, Y.S. (2017, January 13). Several agencies hiring pharmacists and pharmacy techs. Federal Jobs Digest, 44(1), pp. 1, 3, 4, 31.

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