Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Pharmacist Supervisor (Inpatient) in Iowa City, Iowa
Summary The Iowa City VAHCS is currently recruiting for one full time Pharmacy Supervisor (Inpatient). Responsibilities The Inpatient Pharmacy Supervisor is responsible for the professional and administrative management of all inpatient pharmacy areas (e.g., BS04 inpatient pharmacy, IV admixture room, all inpatient medication storage areas). A primary function of the Pharmacy Supervisor is to direct and coordinate the daily workflow and operational activities within the Inpatient Pharmacy. These activities include helping to coordinate staff scheduling and staff assignments, as well as workflow monitoring and management, directing veteran and non-veteran patient customer service, and occasionally working on-line as a pharmacist, if needed. The Pharmacy Supervisor will be responsible for supervising multiple pharmacists and technicians, as well as providing oversight to trainees, pharmacy students and volunteers that work within the area. The Inpatient Pharmacy Supervisor must manage people, maintain effective interdepartmental relations, exhibit effective problem resolution skills, and cooperate with other services to accomplish the medical facility's mission and goals. Additional duties include: assuring that the inpatient pharmacy areas are compliant with all regulatory and accrediting body requirements, designing and implementing orientation and training programs for staff, developing and performing ongoing competency assessments, and maintaining systems to monitor the performance of staff activities. The Inpatient Pharmacy Supervisor develops policies and procedures relative to his/her assigned area. Lastly, the incumbent will serve as a key member of the Pharmacy Management Team and perform duties as assigned by the team. The incumbent will report directly to the Associate Chief of Pharmacy Operations. In the absence of the Chief of Pharmacy, the Inpatient Pharmacy Supervisor may be required to assume the essential responsibilities and perform the duties of the Chief of Pharmacy. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 7:00am-3:30pm Financial Disclosure Report: Not required Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications 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. 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: http://www.acpe-accredit.org/. (NOTE: Prior to 2005 ACPE accredited both baccalaureate and Doctor of Pharmacy terminal degree program. Today the sole degree is Doctor of Pharmacy.) Graduates of foreign pharmacy degree programs meet the educational requirement if the graduate is able to provide proof of achieving the Foreign Pharmacy Graduate Examination Commission (FPGEC) Certification, which includes passing the Foreign Pharmacy Graduate Equivalency Examination (FPGEE) and the Test of English as a Foreign Language Internet-Based Test (TOEFL iBT). 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. A pharmacist who has, or has ever had, any license(s) revoked, suspended, denied, restricted, limited, or issued/placed in a probationary status may be appointed only in accordance with the provisions in VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Chapter 3, section B, paragraph 16. NOTE: Individuals who have or have had multiple licenses and had any such license revoked for professional misconduct, professional incompetence or substandard care, or who surrendered such license after receiving written notice of potential termination of such license by the State for professional misconduct, professional incompetence, or substandard care, are not eligible for appointment to the position unless such revoked or surrendered license is fully restored (38 U.S.C. § 7402(f)). Effective November 30, 1999, this is a requirement for employment. This requirement does not apply to licensed pharmacists on VA rolls as of that date, provided they maintain continuous appointment and are not disqualified for employment by any subsequent revocations or voluntary surrenders of State license, registration or certification. Failure to Obtain License. In all cases, pharmacists must actively pursue meeting state prerequisites for licensure starting from the date of their appointment. At the time of appointment, the supervisor will provide the unlicensed pharmacist with the written requirement to obtain licensure, the date by which the license must be acquired, and the consequences for not becoming licensed by the deadline. Failure to become licensed within 2 years from date of appointment will result in removal from the GS-0660 Pharmacist series and may result in termination of employment. 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 Grade Requirements:(a) Experience. In addition to the GS-12 grade level requirements, applicants must possess at least 1 year of experience equivalent to the next lower grade level and 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. Pharmacy Supervisor. Responsible for the professional and administrative management of an assigned area in pharmacy service, to include budgetary execution. Such individuals have responsibilities for supervising multiple pharmacists and technicians. Manages people, maintains effective interdepartmental relations, and cooperates with other services to accomplish the medical facility's mission and goals. Develops performance standards, assures that the program area is compliant with all regulatory and accrediting body requirements, designs and implements orientation and training programs for staff, and develops and maintains systems to monitor the performance of staff activities. Develops policies and procedures relative to their assigned area. Pharmacists assigned to this position must demonstrate the following KSAs: References: VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G15, Licensed Pharmacist Qualification Standard, dated June 7, 2012. The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-13. Physical Requirements: This position requires some light lifting and carrying (under 15 pounds). Reaching above shoulder, standing (up to 8 hours), Near vision and hearing (aid permitted). Education Transcript Reminder - If you are basing your qualifications on education (or a combination of education and experience) or if the position requires a college education to qualify, you must submit a copy of your transcripts with your application. (limit characters) . SF-50 Reminder - Most recent SF-50 if you are a current or former Federal employee. An SF-50 showing your time-in-grade eligibility must be submitted with your application materials. If the most recent SF-50 has an effective date within the past year, it may not clearly demonstrate you possess one-year time-in-grade, as required by the announcement. In this instance, you must provide an additional SF-50 that clearly demonstrates one-year time-in-grade. Award 50's do not provide sufficient information and will not be accepted for the purpose of verifying time-in-grade. (limit characters). Resume Reminder - Your resume must include the following information for each job listed: * Job titles, place of employment, Duties (be as detailed as possible) * Month & year start/end dates (e.g. June 2007 to April 2008) * Full-time or part-time status (MUST include hours worked per week if part-time) * Transcripts where specifically required for the position. * Completed and submitted VA Form 10-2850c. * Licensure. If required. * Please be aware that your answers will be verified against information provided on your resume. Be sure that your resume clearly supports your responses to all of the questions by addressing your work experience in detail. * Recommended: Even though we do not require a specific resume format, your resume must be clear so that we are able to fully evaluate your qualifications. To ensure you receive appropriate consideration, please list the duties you performed under each individual job title. If we are unable to match your experiences with the positions held, you may lose consideration for this vacancy. We cannot make assumptions regarding your qualifications. * Recommended: Even though not required, you may wish to write to the Demonstrated KSA as defined above to provide a more thorough explanation of where you gained your experience. * Your resume must thoroughly support the job-specific KSAs, or you may not receive credit. 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: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. 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: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html. Additional Information This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies. It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment. 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. 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