Huriot — Pharmacist Program Manager at Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

Pharmacist Program Manager

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

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Summary The Program Manager of Sepulveda Ambulatory Care Center (SACC) Pharmacy, must be a licensed pharmacist and is responsible to manage and coordinate comprehensive pharmaceutical care activities in the ambulatory and long term care settings located at SACC. Responsibilities Duties include but are not limited to: Provides clinical and administrative supervision to SACC inpatient and outpatient pharmacists and pharmacy technicians. Plans and establishes work schedules and allocates staff as needed to provide adequate coverage. Establishes priorities and deadlines. Interviews candidates for positions in the section and recommends appointment, promotion, or reassignment to such positions. Monitors performance and conducts progress reviews and performance evaluations. Provides guidance, counsel, or instruction to staff on clinical and administrative matters. Approves leave and overtime. Monitors leave and overtime usage. Handles any attendance and leave problems with appropriate measures. Addresses employee performance and conduct problems with appropriate action. Hears and resolves complaints from employees. Identifies training needs of employees and arranges for needed training. Develops and establishes policies and procedures defining operational requirements. Responsible for complying with all applicable Federal, VA, and GLA regulations, policies, and procedures pertaining to controlled substance accountability and drug accountability for pharmacy. Manages an effective quality management program for the SACC inpatient and outpatient pharmacy sections. Responsible for monitoring controlled and non-controlled drugs stored and issued from the SACC pharmacy and maintaining accountability. Develops institutional policies and standard operating procedures relevant to inpatient and outpatient pharmacy. Establishes and maintains good work flow patterns to keep outpatient prescription waiting time to an average of 30 minutes or less. Checks inpatient and outpatient prescriptions/orders that are filled by pharmacy technicians ensuring their accuracy and completeness prior to dispensing/administration. Effectively organizes workload, plans short and long range objectives, solves problems, and achieves goals within budget and staffing constraints. Responsible for patient care activities utilizing an advanced in-depth knowledge of a specialized area of clinical pharmacy practice. Responsible for patient care activities involving highly innovative methods of healthcare delivery. Includes clinical privileges in assigned area. Develops, plans, and implements innovative clinical programs with an emphasis in total pharmaceutical care. Evaluates a wide variety of patients in assigned patient care areas and makes appropriate recommendations on drug therapy. Designs, recommends, and implements pharmacotherapeutic regimens and corresponding monitoring plans. Assesses the appropriateness of prescription orders. Verifies new prescription orders for name of the patient, drug, formulary availability or status, drug dose, quantity, indications, directions, and number of refills. Additionally, the incumbent verifies that all appropriate laboratory tests or other monitoring tests are completed before the prescription is processed. Provides teaching to pharmacy trainees including residents, pharmacy students, and pharmacy technician students. Collaborates with the pharmacy education section, to promote the learning experience and improve the performance of all levels of pharmacy staff. Participates in all aspects of training such as conducting on-the-job training and monitoring performance. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday from 8:00am-5:30pm; Tour may be adjusted to meet medical center and patient care needs. Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Functional Statement #: 000000 Financial Disclosure Report: Not required Requirements Conditions of Employment You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job. All applicants tentatively selected for VA employment in a testing designated position are subject to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment. Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment with VA. Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959. Must be proficient in written and spoken English. You may be required to serve a probationary period. Subject to background/security investigation. Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process. Must pass pre-employment physical examination. Participation in the seasonal influenza vaccination program is a requirement for all Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care Personnel (HCP). Participation in the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccination program is a requirement for all Veterans Health Administration Health Care Personnel (HCP) - See "Additional Information" below for details. 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: (1) 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: (NOTE: Prior to 2005 ACPE accredited both baccalaureate and Doctor of Pharmacy terminal degree program. Today the sole degree is Doctor of Pharmacy.) (2) 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. 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). All licensed pharmacists employed in VHA in this occupation on the effective date of June 7, 1012 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. Grade Determinations: GS-13 Experience or Education: 1 year of experience equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS-11), or Completion of an ACPE-accredited Pharm.D. AND Applicant must meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below 1. Ability to communicate orally and in writing to persuade and influence clinical and management decisions. 2. Expert understanding of regulatory and quality standards for their program area. 3. Ability to solve problems, coordinate and organize responsibilities to maximize outcomes in their program area or area of clinical expertise. 4.Expert knowledge of a specialized area of clinical pharmacy practice or specialty area of pharmacy. 5. Advanced skill in monitoring and assessing the outcome of drug therapies, including physical assessment and interpretation of laboratory and other diagnostic parameters. References: VA HANDBOOK 5005/55 PART II APPENDIX G15 The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-13. Physical Requirements: The work requires regular and recurring physical exertion, involving standing/sitting for prolonged periods of time, lifting/carrying of pharmaceutical supplies weighing up to 50 lbs, and bending/stooping. The work may entail repetitive wrist movement while using various size syringes, vial cap removal, and typing.??????? 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. Selected applicants may qualify for credit toward annual leave accrual, based on prior work experience or military service experience. 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. Pursuant to VHA Directive 1193.01, VHA health care personnel (HCP) are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 subject to such accommodations as required by law (i.e., medical, religious or pregnancy). VHA HCPs do not include remote workers who only infrequently enter VHA locations. If selected, you will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit documentation of proof of vaccination before your start date. The agency will provide additional information regarding what information or documentation will be needed and how you can request a legally required accommodation from this requirement using the reasonable accommodation process. If you are unable to apply online or need an alternate method to submit documents, please reach out to the Agency Contact listed in this Job Opportunity Announcement.

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

  • Published on: Feb 25, 2023
  • Employment Type: Full Time
  • Job Location: Los Angeles, California
  • Salary: negotiable
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