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Supervisory Pharmacist (Outpatient)

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Job Ref:  378866500
Employer:  U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
City:  Durham
State:  North Carolina (NC)
Position type:  Full-Time
The incumbent supervises the Outpatient Pharmacy and is responsible for all activities and functions generated by this section on a day to day basis. Unique and specialized services are provided to the various specialty patient care units in this diversified university affiliated medical and surgical teaching and prescription processing and dispensing. Outpatient Pharmacy Section provides service from 8:15a.m.-6:30 p.m., Monday Friday and 8:00 a.m. 4:30pm Saturday and Sunday.


Citizenship: Citizen of the United States. (Noncitizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens)

Graduate of an Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) accredited College or School of Pharmacy with a baccalaureate degree in pharmacy (BS Pharmacy) and/or a Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degree (NOTE: Prior to 2005 ACPE accredited both baccalaureate and Doctor of Pharmacy terminal degree program. Today the sole degree is Doctor of Pharmacy .)

Licensure: 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.

English Language Proficiency: Pharmacists must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d), and 7407(d).


Experience: In addition to the GS-12 requirements, must have 1 year of experience equivalent to the next lower grade level.

Pharmacy Supervisor: Responsible for the professional and administrative management of an assigned area in pharmacy service, to include budgetary execution. Such individuals have responsibilities for supervising multiple pharmacists and technicians. Manages people, maintains effective interdepartmental relations, and cooperates with other services to accomplish the medical facility's mission and goals. Develops performance standards, assures that the program area is compliant with all regulatory and accrediting body requirements, designs and implements orientation and training programs for staff, and develops and maintains systems to monitor the performance of staff activities. Develops policies and procedures relative to their assigned area.

Pharmacists assigned to this position must demonstrate the following Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
1. Ability to effectively supervise subordinate staff.
2. Ability to communicate orally and in writing to persuade and influence clinical and management decisions.
3. Expert understanding of regulatory and quality standards pertaining to pharmacy.
4. Skill in managing people or programs.

References: VA Handbook 5005/55, Part II, Appendix G-15, Licensed Pharmacist Qualification Standard, dated 6/7/2012.

National Service (i.e., volunteer experience)
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Reaching above shoulder; Use of fingers; Both hands required; Walking (up to 3 hours); Standing (up to 3 hours); Repeated bending (up to 1 hour); Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; Near vision correctable at 13 to 16; Hearing (aid permitted)

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