The Procurement/Operations Pharmacy Program Manager is located at the main Cincinnati VAMC at 3200 Vine Street, Cincinnati, OH 45220. Work encompasses management of pharmacy services the Ft. Thomas Division and any CBOCs and/or off-site clinics as applicable. The Procurement/Operations Pharmacy Program Manager has oversight of the sharing agreement with the Ohio State Veterans Home, pharmacy inventory management and procurement, and serving as the AHEC Pharmacy Manager. Pharmacy Procurement Program Management: 1. Ensures drug procurement complies with VA National policies, VA contracts, and National, VISN and local formularies. 2. Employs effective purchasing procedures to maximize use of budget allocations. 3. Monitors and regularly reports on status of pharmacy expenditures identifying significant changes, including data and information on specific drugs, therapeutic classes, supplies, etc., that have contributed to the change. 4. Maintains the knowledge and competency to appropriately carry out all purchase card duties. 5. Serves as the primary pharmacy recall coordinator by developing and implementing action plans to manage drug recalls. 6. Develops and implements action plans in response to drug shortages and backorders. 7. Coordinates purchases of pharmacy items, including specialty drugs, Prime Vendor, open market, supply items, etc. 8. Possesses extensive knowledge of pharmaceutical prime vendor, IFCAP/GIP, and alternative procurement sources. 9. Serves as a primary liaison with the pharmaceutical prime vendor, Logistics Service, VISN procurement group and pharmaceutical representatives. 10. Serves as the primary liaison and support for the Ohio State Veterans Home Sharing Agreement 11. Conducts monthly audits, prepares bills of collection, ensures payment is received, and provides all support for the sharing agree 12. Serves as the AHEC Pharmacy Manager and is responsible for ensuring all requirements for AHEC management are completed and met. Administrative: 1. Strives to increase productivity and efficiency of procurement and other Pharmacy Service activities to improve processes and the pharmaceutical care provided to Veterans. 2. Communicates effectively and respectfully with employees, keeping them informed of necessary information; keep in close communication with staff regarding procurement, use, accountability, or budget issues for drugs, medical supplies and nutritional products; and keeps the Chief of Pharmacy or designee current on the status of assignments and responsibilities. 3. May require occasional travel to the Georgetown Veterans Home, Ft. Thomas Division, or other locations. Program Management/Analysis: 1. S/He effects maximum utilization of personnel and funds related to procurement; vigorously supports management by furnishing data and/or reports of recurring and non-recurring nature. 2. Continually reviews, updates and improves inventory management systems and reporting. Verifies drug accountability and oversees the return of products for destruction/credits. 3. Produces and analyzes all reports pertaining to procurement, expenditures, use, and accountability of drugs, medical supplies and nutritional products. 4. Serves as lead of Pharmacy procurement workgroups/huddles, and as indicated, actively participates in other procurement related committees, subcommittees, or workgroups local and possibly the VISN or National level. 5. Provides clinical guidance and as indicated works with clinical subject matter experts to review new products, new requests or facilitating national contract changes. 6. Develops and establishes policies and procedures as needed for the pharmacy procurement program 7. Actively participates in drug file maintenance or review/entry of new drug file requests. Training and Education: 1. Provides education to health care providers regarding medication use. 2. Maintains basic knowledge of pharmaceutics, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, and pharmacotherapeutics in the area of practice. 3. Conducts on-the-job training and provides support/guidance as indicated, to employees and the pharmacy training program which may include students, residents, etc. 4. Keeps abreast of new developments in pharmacy practice and drug therapy by reading pharmacy and medical literature and participating in continuing education programs. 5. Continuously identifies education and training needs of Pharmacy Service staff and develops and maintains effective pharmacy education and training programs. 6. Completes all assigned training by due dates. 7. May participate as a formal coach/mentor Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm 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.