This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan payment reimbursement program. You must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA policy and submit your EDRP application within four months of appointment. Approval, award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) are determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services program office after complete review of the EDRP application. Learn more Under the direct supervision of the Chief, Pharmacy Service, the Associate Chief of Primary Care and Specialty Pharmacy Services is responsible for providing leadership, direction, organization, planning and implementation of Specialty and Primary Care clinical pharmacy programs and services for the Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS). VAPAHCS is a major teaching tertiary care referral center (affiliated with Stanford University Medical Center). This Associate Chief has 12.0 FTEE direct reports; including 1.0 FTEE PACT Pharmacy Supervisor and 11.0 FTEE specialty clinical positions (Hematology/Oncology (2), Infectious Diseases (2), Hepatology, Psychiatry (3), Pain (2), Telehealth/SCI, and Academic Detail Manager/RPD). This Associate Chief will have 26 FTEE second level reports, consisting of highly trained PACT, Anticoagulation and HBPC Clinical Pharmacy Specialists that are located throughout the organization. Therefore, occasional travel to various sites is required. We have well-established PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency, PGY-2 Psychiatric Residency, and PGY-2 Health System Pharmacy Administration Residency. Specific duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Performs the full complement of supervisory functions for the direct reports. Supervisory functions include, but are not limited to; Effective Leadership, Effective Program Management, and Effective Human Resource Management. This includes mentoring and supervising the PACT Ambulatory Care Supervisor. Works collaboratively with the Chief of Pharmacy and the two other Pharmacy Associate Chiefs (Inpatient and Outpatient) to lead and direct the Pharmacy Service. Performs process and performance improvement activities, to ensure optimal patient care in the ambulatory care setting (PACT and Specialty areas). Ensures the successful attainment of clinical performance measures affecting the SAIL and HEDIS measures. Ensures accountability among staff in meeting performance standards by establishing and monitoring results-oriented performance metrics and addressing deficits in a timely manner. Manages operational and programmatic issues in an effective and timely manner and assure compliance with all applicable laws, VHA regulations, Joint Commission standards, as well as VAPAHCS and Pharmacy Service policies and procedures. Provides staff development through coaching, mentoring and supporting opportunities for learning. Leads expansion of disease state management by PACT and Specialty clinic Clinical Pharmacy Specialists. Fosters strong working relationships within the pharmacy service and outside of pharmacy. Collaborates directly with the Associate Chief of Staff for Ambulatory Care (MD) and the Chief Nurse of Ambulatory Care (Ambulatory Care Leadership Dyad), as well as MD Section Chiefs of the specialty areas. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm Compressed/Flexible Schedule: Not available Telework: Limited availability Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not available Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Internal Number: 599298100
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Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.