Pharmacist - Associate Service Chief (Pharmacy Operations - Inpatient) / EDRP Available
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Dallas, Texas, Texas
Internal Number: 762780300
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. Basic Requirements: United States Citizenship: Must be Citizen of the United States. English Language Proficiency: Pharmacists must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d), and 7407(d). Education: 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. 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. Grade Determinations: In addition to the basic requirements for employment as listed above, the following experience criteria must be met when determining the grade of candidates. Experience. In addition to the GS-13 requirements, you must have 1 year of experience equivalent to the next lower grade level. Examples of experience: Responsible for coordinating multiple programs in pharmacy service in a medical facility. Serves as the Acting Service Chief in the absence of the Service Chief. Develops and maintains a system of internal reviews that ensure service programs operate at a satisfactory level of performance and in compliance with regulatory and accrediting bodies. Has extensive responsibility for pharmacy utilization of resources and budget. Makes selections, assigns personnel, and serves as a mentor to help employees develop their full potential. AND Knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs): In addition to the experience listed above, candidates must demonstrate the following Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs) listed below Ability to negotiate to influence clinical and management decisions. Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing regarding complex clinical and technical issues. Skill in utilizing regulatory and quality standards to develop and implement operational programs. Skill in managing multiple and diverse people or programs. Skill in utilizing available resources to support the mission and goals of the organization. Ability to plan, organize, and direct the functions of the pharmacy staff. AND Knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) for the GS-14 Level: In addition to the requirements listed above, candidates must demonstrate the following Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs) listed below. Skill in persuading others and gaining cooperation to accomplish goals. Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing regarding complex clinical and technical issues. Skill in utilizing regulatory and quality standards to develop and implement operational programs. Skill in managing multiple and diverse people or programs. Skill in utilizing available resources to support the mission and goals of the organization. Ability to plan, organize and direct the functions of the pharmacy staff. Assignments: Responsible for coordinating multiple programs in pharmacy service in a medical facility. Serves as the Acting Service Chief in the absence of the Service Chief. Develops and maintains a system of internal reviews that ensure service programs operate at a satisfactory level of performance and in compliance with regulatory and accrediting bodies. Responsible for pharmacy utilization of resources and budget. Makes selections, assigns personnel, and serves as a mentor to help employees develop their full potential. Preferred Experience: 2 years supervisory experience Experience with inpatient pharmacy operations Experience with pharmacy operations management Experience with USP Sterile Compounding / Hazardous Drugs Compliance Experience with pharmacy automation References: VA Handbook 5005/55 Part II, APPENDIX G15. LICENSED PHARMACIST QUALIFICATION STANDARD GS-660 The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-14. Physical Requirements: Use of fingers and both hands required. Walking (up to 4 hours); Standing (up to 8 hours); Pushing (up to 2 hour); Straight pulling (up to 1 hour); Moderate carrying (15-44 lbs.); Moderate lifting (15-44 lbs.); Repeat bending (up to 1 hour). Near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4. Hearing (aid permitted). Far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other. Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously. Ability to distinguish basic colors and shades of colors. Working closely with others. ["The Associate Service Chief plans and coordinates pharmacy operational programs for the VA North Texas Healthcare System Pharmacy Service. Provides leadership, direction, organization, planning and implementation of pharmacy programs within the inpatient and long-term care settings of the department. Supervises the Pharmacy Supervisors and Program Managers of all assigned sections in the healthcare system to include (Inpatient, USP Compounding/Hazardous Drugs Compliance and Research). Areas of emphasis include patient care, patient safety and performance improvement, formulary management, budgetary control, and regulatory compliance. The framework for all leadership and management activities shall be the improvement of veteran care, the treatment of our veteran patients, and the enhancement of a quality and team-based work environment for our pharmacy sections. The incumbent has independent administrative and supervisor responsibilities for pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and other support team members. The incumbent has independent administrative and supervisor responsibilities for pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and other support team members. Functions as Acting Chief of Pharmacy in the absence of Service Chief. Duties include but are not limited to: Assesses and evaluates pharmacy programs assigned to ensure proper coordination between the delivery of pharmacy services and the overall delivery of health care. The incumbent accepts substantial and continual responsibility and accountability for overseeing and evaluating pharmacy programs and for the implementation, coordination, monitoring, and evaluation of pharmacy services in the area of responsibility to meet VHA, VISN, facility, and professional best practice standards. Participates in short-range and long-range program planning and model development for effective delivery of inpatient and long-term care operational pharmacy services. Defines and establishes effective process monitors, outcome metrics, and quality controls to maintain the integrity of medication management systems under the incumbent's supervision. Takes appropriate action for metrics not being met and promotes a culture of continuous improvement. Participates in and leads performance improvement and systems redesign activities to improve the availability and quality of pharmacy services under the incumbent's supervision. Plans and maintains staffing patterns that promote use of all levels of Service personnel to achieve the Service's mission and goals. Is able to realign resources to meet goals and priorities. Ensures pharmacy programs under supervision are compliant with Federal, VHA, ASHP, DEA, FDA, TJC (as applicable) and with local facility and department policies and procedures. Assists in the preparation of documents needed for accreditation, reviews, and audits as requested and in a timely manner. Interfaces with physicians and other members of the healthcare team to optimize safe, rational, and cost-effective medication therapy. Participates in the decision-making process by representing Pharmacy Service on local, VISN, and/or national committees or work groups as assigned. Approves or disapproved leave requests, formulates work schedules, performs timekeeping functions and ensures appropriate staffing for the work of the section. Recruits, develops and retains a diverse high-quality workforce to include the hiring of qualified minorities, women, and disabled candidates. Supports the EEO program and Special Emphasis events and encourages employees to attend and participate in EEO/diversity activities as well. Demonstrates a good faith effort to informally resolve disputes and/or EEO complaints at the earliest stage possible encouraging the use of the mediation process as appropriate. Assures the workplace does not permit discriminatory practices, sexual harassment, or a hostile environment. Ensures that all employees complete all mandatory EEO training. Organizes and participates in the training and in-servicing of pharmacy and other service personnel as requested. Participates in the planning, design, and approval of research protocols and/or projects at the facility, VISN, or national level. When appropriate, directs subordinates in pharmaceutical, outcomes, or biomedical research and development projects. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday: 8:00am - 4:30pm Hours may be adjusted or extended to meet patient care needs Telework: ADHOC is available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Functional Statement #: 000000 Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized EDRP Authorized: Contact , the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance. Learn more Financial Disclosure Report: Not required"]
The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) is the largest integrated health care system in the United States, providing care at 1,321 health care facilities, including 172 VA Medical Centers and 1,138 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics) to over 9 million Veterans enrolled in the VA health care program. At VA Long Beach Healthcare System, our health care teams are deeply experienced and guided by the needs of Veterans, their families, and caregivers. Our medical center provides primary care and specialty health services, including cardiology, mental health care, treatment for spinal cord injuries and disorders, suicide prevention, women’s health services, and more.