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Wichita, KS 67202
The Robert J. Dole VA Medical Center is seeking to fill 1 full-time Inpatient Pharmacy Supervisor position in Wichita Kansas. Salary range: GS 13: $116,902.00 – $151,969.00/annum Work Schedule: Monday – Friday, 8am – 4:30pm; may requires some nights, weekends and holidays.
Bargaining Unit: Covered
Duties of the Inpatient Pharmacy Supervisor include but are not limited to: Coordinate, monitor, develop, and evaluate the activities of the Clinical Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians working in the inpatient pharmacy section. Works with local and VISN clinical pharmacists and students to monitor drug use for compliance with formulary, drug use guidelines and dispensing guidelines, with particular respect to cost-effective use of available agents, recommends local and system-wide interventions as necessary to assure efficient usage of resources. Ensure ongoing compliance with medication management standards set forth by the Joint Commission and OIG. Oversee development, implementation, and maintenance of high quality and highly ethical, age-specific pharmaceutical care programs which are designed to improve patient outcomes in a cost-effective manner. Assign drug formulary conversion efforts and assure reports of findings are presented clearly and recommendations for action are appropriate for the findings. Makes recommendations to the Associate Chief of Pharmacy Operations regarding all resource management issues including personnel actions, major and minor equipment needs, technology requests, space issues, etc. The incumbent provides assistance to the Associate Chief of Pharmacy Operations in budgetary matters. He or she creates, implements and monitors cost containment strategies and may prepare, conduct, and analyze medication use evaluations and reports findings to Associate Chief of Pharmacy Operations and to VAMC and VISN committees, as directed by Associate Chief of Pharmacy Operations. Develop pertinent service and medical center policies, procedures, and guidelines for effective, safe, and cost-efficient pharmacy practice. Promote staff development and training programs, which improve the ability of all pharmacy personnel to provide high quality and timely pharmaceutical care to veteran patients.
Conditions of Employment
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 02/14/2020.
Basic Requirements: U.S. Citizenship. Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy. English Language Proficiency. Pharmacists must be proficient in spoken and written English in accordance with VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G15. Education. Pharmacists must be (1) 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, OR (2) Graduates of foreign pharmacy degree programs meet the educational requirement if the graduate is able to provide proof of achieving the Foreign Pharmacy Graduate Examination Commission (FPGEC) Certification, which includes passing the Foreign Pharmacy Graduate Equivalency Examination (FPGEE) and the Test of English as a Foreign Language Internet-Based Test (TOEFL iBT). Licensure. All applicants must possess a 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. The pharmacist must maintain current registration if this is a requirement for maintaining full, current, and unrestricted licensure. GS-13 Pharmacy Supervisor Requirements: In addition to the basic requirements, candidates must have 1 year of experience equivalent to the next lower grade (GS-12). Examples of experience at the GS-12 level includes: Handles routine medication-related activities in accordance within local, and national policies and regulations. These include, but are not limited to: reviewing, interpreting, and verifying medication orders for appropriateness; processing and filling medication orders; interacting with and making recommendations to other clinical staff regarding medication therapy ordered to ensure safe and effective care; reviewing the patient’s medications, allergies, labs, and other pertinent information from the medical record to identify and solve medication-related problems; contacting providers as appropriate; documenting recommendations and interventions; providing refill extensions and partial medication supplies; taking health and medication histories; performing medication reconciliation; providing drug information; assisting in formulary management including therapeutic substitutions, nonformulary reviews and medication usage evaluations; documenting and assessing adverse drug events (ADEs); assisting in medical emergencies; providing oversight of technical staff in all aspects of medication distribution. In addition to the experience above the candidate must demonstrate the following KSAs: a. Ability to effectively supervise subordinate staff.Ability to communicate orally and in writing to persuade and influence clinical and management decisions.
c. Expert understanding of regulatory and quality standards pertaining to pharmacy.
d. Skill in managing people or programs. References: VA Handbook 5005 Part II Appendix G15, Licensed Pharmacist Qualification Standards. Physical Requirements: The work is primarily performed while sitting, though some work may require periods of standing. The regular and recurring work of this position involves sitting at a desk, conferences, meetings, etc. Frequent use of automobile and public conveyances may be required. Occasional lifting of boxes is also required.
IMPORTANT: A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education. Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.
This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies. It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment. This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status. VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health-related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority. Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA for Vets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members. If you are unable to apply online view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.