This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan payment reimbursement program. You must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA policy and submit your EDRP application within four months of appointment. Approval, award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) are determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services program office after complete review of the EDRP application. Learn more The Chief of Pharmacy service is the top professional and administrative planner, director, and coordinator for all pharmaceutical programs and services provided at this large heath care system. If you are NOT a federal employee, apply under CBST-11161718-21-DW. Duties include but are not limited to: The incumbent is responsible for fostering acceptance and exercise of sound pharmacy management concepts, principles, practices, and innovations. He/she is responsible for providing appropriate work environment for employees to foster improvements in performance. The incumbent serves as management consultant on all matters within the purview of agency-wide pharmaceutical policies. Formulates advanced overall operating plans for pharmaceutical services; represents Pharmacy Service on a variety of committees, boards, and task forces involving general administration, manpower, space, equipment, cost avoidance/savings, and resource utilization at the local, VISN and national level Analyzes impact of committee actions, recommendations and formulates action plans for implementation for top management. Provide leadership, direction, organization, planning, and implementation of pharmacy programs which promote effective utilization of all resources and promote quality pharmaceutical services throughout the outpatient and inpatient settings. Establishes short- and long-range planning objectives for Pharmacy Service consistent with good patient care and with the mission, vision, and values of the Department of Veterans Affairs (YA) and the health care system. Establishes and updates policies and procedures to assure the timely, accurate distribution of medications and medical supplies to outpatients, inpatients, and residents in the NHCU. Such policies and procedures cover the full range of professional, clinical, and administrative pharmacy practices required to meet the scope, variety, and intensity of demands of this medical center. These must comply with federal and state laws, the standards of the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), and requirements of systematic review programs. Prepares projections and justification for budgetary, personnel, and space requirements for the service, considering the changing and expanding role of pharmacy and the long-range goals of the health care system. In concert with Fiscal Service, maintains an efficient system for records and accounts maintenance, utilizing the IFCAP System for all transactions and budget control. Plans and implements the structure and organization of the service, effectively aligning the types and numbers of authorized positions. This must take into consideration workload distribution and variances, span of control, relationships among positions, clinic and surgery schedules, etc. Staffing provides 24-hour coverage for inpatient and 11-hour coverage for outpatient services. Establishes an effective mechanism for personnel management, meeting the requirements for both Title 5 and modified Title 38 staff. This includes the supervision of an efficient performance appraisal system, the timely submission of personnel actions, professional standards boarding, closely working with the Resource Management Committee, and effectively working with labor unions. Reviews/approves performance appraisals for all supervisory pharmacists, and performs evaluations for the Clinical Coordinator, Administrative Officer, Inventory Management Specialist, and secretarial staff. The incumbent assures efficient personnel management activities, such as scheduling, counseling, interviewing, selection, termination, EEO involvement, upward mobility training, and grievance resolution, as directed by manuals and local policies. Works closely with upper management to coordinate programs with other services and keeps them informed of the impact of new legislation, directives, policies, and procedures on service programs. Offers sound, practical methods of implementation of such to top management, communicating the need and potential involvement of Pharmacy Service. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:30pm Financial Disclosure Report: Not required Recruitment/Relocation incentive may be authorized for a highly qualified candidate.
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.