The Assistant Chief of Pharmacy Operations, is responsible for providing leadership, direction, organization, planning and implementation of pharmacy programs within the inpatient/outpatient sections of department. Areas of emphasis include patient care, patient safety and performance improvement, formulary management, budgetary control, and regulatory compliance of the medical center's pharmacies. Manages an effective quality assurance and performance improvement program. The incumbent has independent administrative and supervisory responsibilities for pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and other support team members, and will organizationally report directly to the Chief of Pharmacy. Serves as Acting Service Chief in the absence of the Service Chief. * Effectively develops annual budget information and maintains effective fund control accountability throughout the fiscal year. * Developing policies and procedures related to the service area and the Pharmacy department. * Ability to negotiate to influence clinical and management decisions. * Skill in utilizing regulatory and quality standards to develop and implement operational programs. * Develops and maintains a system of internal reviews that ensures service programs operate at a satisfactory level of performance and in compliance with regulatory and accrediting bodies. * Maintains effective interdepartmental relations, and cooperates with other services to accomplish the facility missions and goals in a timely and proactive fashion. * Designs, implementing, and maintaining orientation, training programs as well as systems to monitor the performance of staff competencies. * Organizes workload, directs inpatient and outpatient activities, assigns work, plans short and long range objectives and goals, solves problems, and achieves established goals within budgetary and staffing appropriations. * Responsible for departmental and medication security of the assigned area, including controlled substances, as required by the VA and DEA. * Assists Chief, Pharmacy Service in maintaining, estimating, and justifying annual budget requirements, based on monetary needs for medications, supplies, equipment, and personnel and monitors fund control point (FCP) activity and ensures accountability to regulations regarding Pharmacy purchases. * Familiar with the operations and applicability of all Pharmacy information systems (e.g. VistA, CPRS, Omnicell, ScriptPro, etc), to design and generate necessary reports to monitor Pharmacy Service performance. * Overseeing healthcare system requirements, providing for and coordinating inspection of ward (monthly) stock inspections and expired medication record keeping. Other duties as assigned. Preferred experience: Minimum 3 years VA experience including significant experience in Outpatient as well as Inpatient care areas. Advanced working knowledge of automation and system demands as well as current experience with USP are highly recommended. Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 7:30am to 4:00pm Financial Disclosure Report: Not required.
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.