Incumbent performs a variety of duties as the Chief of Pharmacy Service in a complex ambulatory care center that is constantly evolving within a competitive geographic area. The Chief Pharmacist is responsible for the professional, pharmacy services and administrative operation of the Ambulatory Care Center's pharmacy and associated Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOC's). Please Note: Recruitment Incentive may be available for a highly qualified applicant. (1) Ensures the formulation of effective policies to assure accurate compounding of all therapeutic and diagnostic agents and other supplies furnished by pharmacy to beneficiaries through Outpatient, Mail, and Aid and Attendance Programs. Exercises every professional care and assumes responsibility for all drugs compounded and dispensed. (2) Ensures the establishment of procedures, methods, and working schedules for the efficient accomplishment of pharmacy operations. Coordinates pharmacy activities with other services and clinics of the facility and communicates clearly with a wide variety of significant others (e.g. AFGE, Service Officers, Veterans, etc.). (3) Participates in interviewing employee candidates and recommending appointments, advancements, promotions or disciplinary actions to the Pharmacy Professional Standards Board. (4) Supervises administration of various Pharmacy programs staffed by approximately 56 FTEE, which includes two GS-13 Associate Chiefs, one Program Manager for Hepatitis C, one Program Manager for IV/Sterile Compounding, and various pharmacy staff members under them, ranging from Clinical Pharmacy Specialists to pharmacy technicians, and administrative staff. (S) Prepares, projects, and justifies budgetary, personnel, equipment and space requirements for Pharmacy Service. Responsible for the appropriate allocation of Pharmacy funds by actively monitoring drug costs, usage volume, prescribing patterns, and procurement sources. (6) Assures compliance with CARF and TJC standards, federal laws, and various regulatory agencies governing control, security, and distribution of drugs. (7) Directs continuous quality improvement initiatives, so that problems in patient care, staff effectiveness and use of program resources can be identified, analyzed, and resolved. (8) Assures the periodic inspection of medication use and storage areas within the medical Center. (9) Assures the establishment and maintenance of the list of drugs, diagnostics, and selected expendable medical supply items that may be ordered or prescribed by authorized staff. This list is comprised of items on the national VA formulary, as well as, those non-formulary items which require prior approval, and items restricted to specific subspecialist, conditions, or locations. Work Schedule: Monday to Friday 8:00 to 4:30 Financial Discloser Report: Not required Recruitment Incentive may be available for a highly qualified applicant.
Internal Number: 600118600
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