The JDDVAMC is currently recruiting for a Pharmacy Supervisor. The Pharmacy Service supports a wide variety of inpatient/outpatient programs. The Off-Tour Pharmacy Supervisor will be expected to perform all distributive tasks to facilitate and or expedite the delivery of patient care. Applicants pending the completion of educational or certification/licensure requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met. Basic Requirements: United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy. 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. (NOTE: Prior to 2005 ACPE accredited both baccalaureate and Doctor of Pharmacy terminal degree program. Today the sole degree is Doctor of Pharmacy.) 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. The pharmacist must maintain current registration if this is a requirement for maintaining full, current, and unrestricted licensure. Grandfathering Provision: All licensed pharmacists employed in VHA in this occupation on the effective date of this qualification standard are considered to have met all qualification requirements for the title, series and grade held, including positive education and licensure/certification/registration that are part of the basic requirements of the occupation. For employees who do not meet all the basic requirements required in this standard, but who met the qualifications applicable to the position at the time they were appointed to it, the following provisions apply:(1) Employees grandfathered into the GS-660 occupational series may be reassigned, promoted up to and including the full performance (journey) level, or changed to lower grade within the occupation, but may not be promoted beyond the journey level or placed in supervisory or managerial positions.(2) Employees who are appointed on a temporary basis prior to the effective date of the qualification standard may not have their temporary appointment extended or be reappointed, on a temporary or permanent basis, until they fully meet the basic requirements of the standard. Employees initially grandfathered into this occupation, who subsequently obtain additional education and/or licensure/certification/registration, that meet all the basic requirements of this qualification standard must maintain the required credentials as a condition of employment in the occupation.(3) If a licensed pharmacist who was retained under this provision leaves the occupation, the employee loses protected status and must meet the full VA qualification standard requirements in effect at the time of reentry to the occupation. English Language Proficiency: Pharmacists must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d), and 7407(d). May qualify based on being covered by the Grandfathering Provision as described in the VA Qualification Standard for this occupation (only applicable to current VHA employees who are in this occupation and meet the criteria). Grade Determinations: (GS-13) Experience: In addition to the GS-12 requirements, must have 1 year of experience equivalent to the next lower grade level. Must demonstrate the following KSAs: a. Ability to effectively supervise subordinate staff. b. 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. Preferred Experience: Minimum of two years Pharmacist supervisory experience Evidence of involvement with Human Resource/Personnel Management activities Ability to successfully work on multiple tasks of varied complexity and prioritization Knowledge and work experience on quality and/or performance improvement projects References: VA Handbook 5005 PART II APPENDIX G15 The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-12. The actual grade at which an applicant may be selected for this vacancy is GS-12. Physical Requirements: Must be able to distinguish basic colors with ability to distinguish shades of color. This position may require heavy lifting and carrying 45 pounds and over. Requires routine standing, bending, and stooping/squatting. As needed - pushing, walking, standing, reaching over shoulder, use of fingers, both hands and legs required, walking and standing up to four hours per tour, may include use of stairs. This position will require the candidate to read computer screens and other documents for extended period of times, up to 4 to 5 hours consecutively, near vision correctable at 13' to 16' to Jaeer 1 to 4, far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other, hearing (aid permitted). ["VA Careers - Pharmacy: https://youtube.com/embed/Fn_ickNBEws The Off-Tour Pharmacy Supervisor is primarily responsible for the leadership, administrative management and operational efficiency of Pharmacy services during the off-tour hours. The incumbent provides first line supervision to pharmacists and pharmacy technicians as well as supervision for Pharmacy students/residents and volunteers working in the area. Duties may include, but are not limited to: The incumbent will be the dedicated supervisor responsible for Programs to include but not limited to, ambulance, cold storage, ward stock, omnicell cabinets stocked by off tour staff. Will be aware of all other Pharmacy programs/services that have impact on off tour hours. Providing coordination and oversight for pharmacist and technician inpatient pharmacy work activities. Oversight of inpatient and outpatient pharmacy service resources and operating the programs areas within allocated budgets and personnel ceilings. Monitoring and providing first-line oversight of all Pharmacy work-related activities The Off-Tour Pharmacy Supervisor will be expected to perform all distributive tasks to facilitate and or expedite the delivery of patient care. The Supervisor will demonstrate competency to support productivity as a working pharmacist and be responsive in urgent / emergent situations The off-tour operations of the assigned Pharmacy area include response to PATS and similar inquiries by due date, oversight for the ambulance medication program, electronic temperature monitoring, Post-exposure Needlestick program, Vaccine program, ward stock and VHA required ward inspections for those areas. The incumbent must demonstrate the ability to assign work based on changes in priorities, workload, and staffing resources. Accurately recording daily time and attendance for all assigned employees. Approving or disapproving employee leave requests, developing effective employee work schedules, recommending personnel actions, writing or contributing to the development of functional or position descriptions and performance standards and completing annual and midterm performance appraisals and competency assessments by established due dates. Responsible for all Quality and performance improvement activities relevant to area of supervision including DVAMS improvement and huddle boards, AIDET audits, leader rounding, peer reviews, survey readiness, follow up actions required from regulatory site visits. Reporting deficiencies and identified gaps to Chief of Pharmacy Service and ensuring corrective actions are implemented. Reviews and responds to current budget forecasts with an appropriate plan and contributes to the development for the next year budget. Works with Chief, Pharmacy Collects, analyzes and acts upon workload statistics, quality assurance data, and productivity and workload reports. Works to implement principles of lean management system and quality control efforts. Works diligently with procurement staff to assure prompt and cost effective procurement of medications/supply items and inform them of any unusual purchases to maintain adequate stock levels. Approves and/or reconciles orders in IFCAP, Drug Accountability, and other fiscal programs requiring managerial action(s). Oversight responsibility for receiving, dispensing, storage, destruction of controlled substances for overall accountability. Assists in the safe handling and distribution of investigational drugs. Monitor and addresses issues with opioid dispensing, state monitoring records for controlled substance substance prescriptions. Participates in the annual drug inventory. Participates in required controlled substance inspection inventories. Acts to address dispensing concerns in order to resolve, prevent or minimize any discrepancy or diversion incidents. Provides coverage for the Inpatient Supervisor during absences. Works with other supervisory and non-supervisory staff to maintain and promote clinical pharmacy services. Responsible for the dispensing and security of all medications issued from the Pharmacy. Ensures drugs dispensed are completely and correctly labeled and packaged in full compliance with VAMC, VHA, OIG, Joint Commission, National Patient Safety Goals and State and Federal rules and regulations. Assumes responsibility for the proper handling of returned medications and pharmaceutical waste. Provides oversight and or coordinates subordinates' documentation of medication error, adverse drug reaction, and allergy and drug interaction incidents. Takes appropriate Human Resource action when needed. Work Schedule: alternate afternoon / midnight tours Sunday to Saturday with Rotation of days/times including weekends/holidays based on needs of the department.\nTelework: No\nVirtual: This is not a virtual position.\nFunctional Statement #: 91175-O\nRelocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized\nFinancial Disclosure Report: Not required"]
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