Chief, Pharmacy Service
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|Employer:|| U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs|
The Pharmacy Executive Manager (PEM) must be a licensed pharmacist and provide leadership, direction, organization, planning and implementation of pharmacy programs.These programs promote effective utilization of all resources and also promote quality pharmaceutical services throughout both Inpatient and Outpatient settings.The PEM has administrative and supervisory responsibility over a complex and growing pharmacy organization that has approximately 113 pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, and other support staff. Services are provided to five Community Based Outpatient Clinics, and Research to include supporting the Centralized Mail-Out Pharmacy process.The PEM participates in all elements affecting the Medical Center mission as well as serving on committees designated to facilitate top management decisions.Based on the level of this position, the PEM may be assigned to not only VISN committees/councils but also VHA national committees and/or task groups.|
Clinical Functions include, but not limited to, developing and maintaining effective, high quality clinical Pharmacy programs designed to maximize pharmacotherapeutic benefits from patient outcome and cost perspectives. Recommends program changes that would enhance patient care programs, document cost savings and maintain or improve quality of care. Responsible for provision of direct patient care, patient and family education, and drug information for other professional staff.Provides support for quality assurance and coordinates the Pharmacy's participation in Medical Center drug utilization review, medication aggregate reviews, root cause analysis, and other quality assurance programs identified.Develops and maintains performance improvement committees and programs within Pharmacy.Ensures compliance with mandates related to all pharmaceutical services.
Education functions include, but not limited to, maintaining affiliations with the local pharmacy education institutions. Provides training for Doctor of Pharmacy students in specialty areas.Provides oversight of the Clinical Pharmacy residency program accredited by the American Society of Health Systems Pharmacists (ASHP). Identifies educational needs of pharmacy staff and implements appropriate staff development programs.
Administrative functions include responsible for overall planning, operation and evaluation of pharmaceutical services delivered to the veteran population served by the Medical Center.Establishes program goals and develops operational plans and policies to achieve them.Prepares, projects, and justifies budgetary, personnel, equipment and space requirements for Pharmacy.Responsible for the fiscal allocation of the cost center for Pharmacy and maintains accurate accountability for the medical sub-accounts for drug medical supplies and other supplies within the cost center. Routinely advises the Associate Director and other medical center management staff (Executive Leadership Board, etc.), as requested, of any problems and/or cost impact of changing prescribing patterns and offers recommendations for consideration by top management.
Research functions include, but not limited to, assuring all investigational drugs for use in the medical center have complete and appropriate protocol approved by the Medical Center Research and Development Committee and our affiliate. Promotes the development and implementation of pharmacy-based research, providing leadership and assistance to research activities in Pharmacy.
Program Management functions include, but not limited to, determining resource needs and allocates resources, assuring proper utilization, productivity, efficiency and cost effectiveness of the operation. Determines the need and develops plans for organizational changes involving basic structure, operating costs and key positions.Ensures reviews of budget expenditures for assigned control points are properly budgeted and reconciled. Manages the department to assure prompt and effective response to patient and medical staff needs.Effectively defines problems and seeks workable solutions.Promotes customer service with stakeholders keeping them apprised on activities which impacts them.Is responsive to staff needs/concerns using various alternative dispute resolution techniques to resolve at the lowest level.Is a role model for and mentors staff on customer service expectations ensuring staff are timely informed on staff satisfaction results/goals and performance ratings.Recognizes staff timely IAW protocols using various staffing recognition resources/funding. Conducts periodic reviews of Pharmacy activities.Informs top management of necessary changes to fulfill program and operational goals or mandates (e.g., staff resources, equipment, space, etc.).Ensures staff competency folders are current and up to date per protocol and Joint Commission.
BASIC REQUIREMENTS:*U.S. Citizenship
*Graduate of Accreditation for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) accredited College or School of Pharmacy with a baccalaureate degree in pharmacy (BS Pharmacy) and/or Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degree.
*Full, current and unrestricted license to practice pharmacy in a State, Territory, Commonwealth of the United States (i.e.. Puerto Rico), or the District of Columbia.
*Proficient in spoken and written the English language.GRADE DETERMINATIONS:
*In addition to the basic requirements, one year of creditable experience at the next lower grade level (GS-14) which is directly related to the position to be filled.
*Must have one (1) year experience equivalent to the GS-14 grade level.
Physical Requirements: Moderate lifting (15-44 pounds); moderate carrying (15-44 pounds); walking; standing; ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; near vision correctable. Subject to solvents, grease, oils, electrical energy and working closely with others.
RATING/RANKING PROCEDURES: Applicants who meet the qualification AND basic requirement will be further evaluated by determining the extent to which their work or related experience, education, training, etc., indicate they possess the Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other characteristics (KSAOs) as part of the assessment questionnaire for this position:
Qualification Reference: VA Handbook 5005/55, Part II, Appendix G15, Licensed Pharmacist Qualification Standard, GS-660.
IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. If your resume does not support your questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your response(s).
Veterans Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section provided and provide a legible copy of your DD 214(s) and/or documentation related to your active duty service which shows dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation.
Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 point Veterans Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. For more information, please review the information for disabled Veterans in the application checklist or visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx .
The following Application documents are required.