The Supervisor of the Outpatient Pharmacy Services-Eugene manages the outpatient Pharmacy operations at the Eugene VA Healthcare Center (EVAHCC) and is responsible for the daily professional and administrative operation of the outpatient pharmacy and pharmacy staff. 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: 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.) (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. Grade Determinations: In addition to the basic requirements for employment in paragraph 2, the following criteria must be met when determining the grade of candidates. GS-13 (a) Experience. In addition to the GS-12 requirements, must have 1 year of experience equivalent to the next lower grade level. (b) Assignments. Candidates at this grade level are to be in one of the assignments listed below. For all assignments above the full performance level, the higher level duties must consist of significant scope, administrative independence, complexity (difficulty) and range of variety as described in this standard at the specified grade level and be performed by the incumbent at least 25% of the time. 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: 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: Three to five years of outpatient pharmacy supervisory experience. VA Pharmacy experience preferred References: VA HANDBOOK 5005/55 PART II APPENDIX G15 The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-13. Physical Requirements: See VA Directive and Handbook 5019. ["FUNCTIONS OF POSITION:\nAdministrative Activities:\nWithin the framework of managing and coordinating the activities of the pharmacy program, the incumbent assumes the following responsibilities:\nA. Develops and implements strategic plan that integrates key program goals, priorities, values, Mission Act, and other factors. Provides the Chief of Pharmacy Services with counsel on development of pharmacy programs/services. Candidly advises the Chief, Pharmacy Service on problems/issues pertaining to the relationship of Pharmacy Service to other divisions, services and programs.\nB. Develops, implements and evaluates programs for quality improvement of pharmacy services. Is responsible for development of appropriate indicators to assess the impact of pharmacy services on patient outcome and financial resources. Coordinates data acquisition and analysis for pharmacy indicators.\nC. Serves as Pharmacy Service representative to assigned committees. Exhibits leadership on all committee and administrative assignments. Presents a positive, forceful and professional image of Pharmacy Service at all times.\nD. Plans and assigns projects to subordinate pharmacists. Reviews work for appropriateness and quality of finished product. Holds employees accountable for appropriate levels of performance and conduct. Seeks and considers employee input.\nE. Responsible for the professional growth and development of assigned pharmacy staff. Ensures that employee's performance plans are aligned with the organization's mission and goals, that employees receive constructive feedback, and that employees are realistically appraised against clearly defined and communicated performance standards. This is accomplished through periodic informal encounters and formal performance evaluations. Incumbent serves as a role model for problem solving activities and conflict resolution. The incumbent will give counsel and instruction to assigned clinical staff on clinical, administrative and other professional issues. In conjunction with assigned clinical staff, the incumbent will develop yearly objectives for subordinates. Incumbent is responsible for holding employees accountable for performance plan.\nF. The incumbent is responsible for protecting printed and electronic files containing sensitive information under the provisions of the Privacy Act of 1974 and HIPAA regulations, or other applicable laws and regulations. The incumbent is responsible for protecting information from unauthorized release, loss, alteration, or deletion. The incumbent follows applicable regulations and policies regarding access to computerized files, release of access codes, or other issues set forth the hospital ADP agreement.\nG. Assists in development and maintenance of pharmacy policies and standard operating procedures.\nH. Manages daily operations, including scheduling of pharmacy personnel and managing pharmacy staff leave. Reviews all employee sick leave usage and documents those reviews twice a year in January and July.\nI. Performs staffing functions on a regular scheduled basis as well as needed when staffing needs are required.\nJ. Prepares for and participates in external accrediting agency reviews through service quality assurance and alignment of functions in support of patient care activities.\nK. Supports management in all areas of delegated responsibility including EEO, Risk Management, Management Efficiency, CQI, ADP Security, etc.\nL. Manages the Controlled Substance inventory including performing vault adjustments and collaborating with the Controlled Substance Inspector to resolve any controlled substance discrepancies.\nM. Works with the Pharmacy Purchaser to review and approve pharmacy purchases including, but not limited to, daily purchase card activity, verifying invoices and reconciles monthly credit card activity. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 0800-1630\nTelework: Not Available\nVirtual: This is not a virtual position.\nRelocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized\nPermanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized\nFinancial Disclosure Report: Not required"]
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