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Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration CLINICAL PHARMACIST (ASSOC CHIEF) in Fort Wayne, Indiana

Summary The Associate Chief of Operations, Pharmacy Service is a licensed pharmacist that is responsible for assisting the Chief of Pharmacy in the planning, directing and coordinating comprehensive and complex pharmacy activities at all VANIHCS sites through effective management of resources. Responsibilities The Associate Chief of Operations, is responsible for providing leadership, direction, organization, planning and implementation of pharmacy programs involving all facets of inpatient and outpatient, including CBOC operations. The Pharmacy Service offers a full range of pharmaceutical and clinical services to include, but not limited to, unit dose dispensing, intravenous (IV) admixture program, and specialized medical services. The Pharmacy Service serves as an educational program site for students from schools of pharmacy and pharmacy technician programs. The incumbent represents VANIHCS Pharmacy Service in the Medical Center, Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN), VA Central Office (VACO), professional organizations, and the community. Establishes, promotes and maintains positive relations, demonstrating sensitivity and responsiveness to their needs and concerns. Functions in a manner that is viewed as being prepared, knowledgeable, professional, and responsive in matters of the Pharmacy Service and the medical center as a whole. He/she demonstrates effective utilization of the core competencies; systems thinking, organizational stewardship, technical competency, service, interpersonal effectiveness, creative thinking, flexibility/adaptability, and personal mastery, in the leadership of the Pharmacy Service and in support of the medical center. Areas of emphasis include: patient care, patient safety, performance improvement, budgetary control, and regulatory compliance. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday Telework: Not available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Position Title/Functional Statement #:CLINICAL PHARMACIST (ASSOC CHIEF)/PD911890 Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Authorized Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications 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. Verification of approved degree programs may be obtained from the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education, 20 North Clark Street, Suite 2500, Chicago, Illinois 60602-5109; phone: (312) 664-3575, or through their Web site at: 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. Must provide copy of licensure in application packet Physical Requirements: Details outlined below. Grandfathering Provision: 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). English Language Proficiency: Pharmacists must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d), and 7407(d). Preferred Experience: Not applicable Grade Determinations: To qualify for the GS-14 grade level, you must have 1 year of experience equivalent to the next lower grade level. Examples of experience may include, but is not limited, to the following: communicating orally and in writing to persuade and influence clinical and management decisions; solving problems, coordinating and organizing responsibilities to maximize outcomes in the program area or area of clinical expertise; performing pharmacy related duties within a specialized area of clinical pharmacy practice or specialty area of pharmacy; monitoring and assessing the outcome of drug therapies, including physical assessment and interpretation of laboratory and other diagnostic parameters; effectively supervising subordinate staff; performing regulatory and quality standards pertaining to pharmacy; managing people or programs (to include multiple and diverse people or programs); negotiating to influence clinical and management decisions; and, planning, organizing, and directing the functions of the pharmacy staff, etc. In addition, candidates must meet the following knowledge, skills and abilities (KSA's): Skill in persuading others and gaining cooperation to accomplish goals. Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing regarding complex clinical and technical issues. Skill in utilizing regulatory and quality standards to develop and implement operational programs. Skill in managing multiple and diverse people or programs. Skill in utilizing available resources to support the mission and goals of the organization. References: VA Handbook 5005/55, Part II, Appendix G15 The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-14. The actual grade at which an applicant may be selected for this vacancy is at the GS-14 grade level. Physical Requirements: Work is mostly sedentary in nature. Work requires moderate lifting, walking, bending, stooping, standing, pushing, and pulling. The employee will be required to sit at a computer monitor for long periods of time in order to complete the duties of the position. Pre-employment physical examination will be required. Education 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: 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: Additional Information Receiving Service Credit or Earning Annual (Vacation) Leave: Federal Employees earn annual leave at a rate (4, 6 or 8 hours per pay period) which is based on the number of years they have served as a Federal employee. VA may offer newly-appointed Federal employee's credit for their job-related non-federal experience or active duty uniformed military service. This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which they earn annual leave. Such credit must be requested and approved prior to the appointment date and is not guaranteed. This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies. 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. If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.