Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Pharmacy Supervisor in Des Moines, Iowa
Summary Inpatient Pharmacy Supervisor The primary responsibility is providing supervision, professional and administrative leadership and guidance to the Inpatient Section of Pharmacy Service at the VA Central Iowa Health Care System (VHACIHS). The position reports to the Associate Chief - Operations, Pharmacy Service. Responsibilities VA Careers - Pharmacy: https://youtube.com/embed/Fn_ickNBEws The VA Midwest Health Care Network advocates for a Whole Health System of care in each of the Medical Centers. This is an approach to healthcare that empowers and equips people to take charge of their health and well-being and live their lives to the fullest. As an employee operating in a Whole Health System of care, you will operate in a model with three core elements, seeking to create a personalized health plan for each Veteran. This is done in the context of healing relationships and healing environments and a connection back to the Veteran's community. This aligns with the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Mission Statement to Honor America's Veterans by providing exceptional health care that improves their health and well-being. Inpatient Pharmacy Supervisor Duties include, but are not limited to: The incumbent is responsible for administrative/supervisory functions (in addition to the duties and responsibilities listed below the incumbent must also be able to perform all staff pharmacist duties): 1. Has direct line supervisory responsibility for Inpatient Clinical Pharmacists, IV Room Specialized Technicians, Inpatient Pharmacy Technician Supervisor, and the CLC pharmacist; has indirect supervisory responsibility for Inpatient Technicians and Student Interns. 2. Responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Inpatient Pharmacy. 3. Responsible for the development, revision and implementation of policies and procedures for this section. 4. Responsible for all performance improvement activities in the Inpatient Pharmacy including audits and accuracy screening. 5. Maintains effective relations with medical, professional, and administrative staff of our institution. 6. Responsible for providing professional guidance to medical and professional staff. 7. Responsible for enforcement of VHACIHS and Pharmacy service policies. 8. Completes performance evaluations in a timely manner. Recommends awards and/or disciplinary actions as appropriate. 9. Oversees day-to-day maintenance and operation of Pharmacy equipment/automation and utilizes available reporting functions to optimize efficiency in collaboration with the Pharmacy Automation Technician/ADPAC. 10.Works with the Pharmacy Leadership team to promote optimal patient care within budget appropriation. 11.Responsible for assignment of work of the staff. 12.Responsible for an accurate daily record of time and attendance. 13.Responsible for completing all assignments on time. If for any reason, any assignment requires an extension, that extension will be requested prior to the due date. 14.Assures medications dispensed and services provided are consistent with accreditation standards and applicable laws impacting VHACIHS and Pharmacy service. 15.Monitors and maintains appropriate data and prepares reports and correspondences in a complete, accurate, and timely manner. 16.Participates in interdisciplinary medical center committees as a member representing Pharmacy service. The incumbent serves on quality assurance and administrative investigations when appointed. 17.Collaborates with members of Pharmacy Leadership. Attends Pharmacy Leadership meetings. Assists with the provision of cross coverage for Pharmacy Leadership, including serving as Acting Associate Chief - Operations or Acting Chief of Pharmacy. 18.Maintains Pharmacist Licensure in current and good standing. Work Schedule: Full-time; Monday through Friday, weekends/holidays on occasion Telework: If approved, will be on an ad-hoc basis Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Functional Statement #: 000000 Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not authorized Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not authorized 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 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. 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. 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 Pharmacy Supervisor Experience: In addition to the GS-12 requirements, must have 1 year of experience equivalent to the next lower grade level. The GS-12 requirements include: 1. Knowledge of professional pharmacy practice. 2. Ability to communicate orally and in writing to both patients and health care staff. 3. Knowledge of laws, regulations, and accreditation standards related to the distribution and control of scheduled and non-scheduled drugs and pharmacy security. 4. Skill in monitoring and assessing the outcome of drug therapies, including physical assessment and interpretation of laboratory and other diagnostic parameters. AND 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: Minimum 1 year of supervisory experience managing hospital pharmacy employees in a 24/7 staffing model Minimum 3 years of clinical pharmacist practice experience in a hospital practice setting with inpatient focus References: VA HANDBOOK 5005/55 PART II APPENDIX G15 The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-13. 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. Education IMPORTANT: A transcript must be submitted with your application. 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. 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.