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 Associate Service Chief, Pharmacy Operations, Pharmacy Service, GS-0660-14, assists the Chief of Pharmacy Service by working with a high degree of independence and authority to relieve the service chief in the management and supervision of the operations regarding USP/IV Programs, Pharma economics, Informatics and Inpatient Clinical Pharmacy Services of the Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System (GCVHCS). If you ARE a VA employee, apply under CBST-11162116-21-DW Duties include but are not limited to: Assures provision of pharmaceutical care to patients and clinical services to medical staff to promote optimal patient care within the budget appropriation. Supervises, assigns work, and coordinates the duties of the primary care clinic pharmacists with the needs of the Inpatient Pharmacy. Assists the Chief, Pharmacy Service in the overall management of the pharmacy by managing the information systems for inpatient, outpatient, and clinical sections of the pharmacy. Manages the following pharmacy programs and software areas Manages the IV / Chemotherapy programs throughout the healthcare system including initial and continuous staff training, maintaining staff competencies and all lab testing and certification of clean rooms in accordance with USP 797 and USP 800 standards and oversight from OIG. Responsible for assessing, planning and directing of comprehensive Inpatient Pharmacy services to ensure proper coordination between the delivery of services and the overall delivery of health care. Assists pharmacy administration in the evaluation and design of the service organizational structure to promote mission accomplishment. Monitors and analyzes operational data and recommends actions to correct deficiencies and improve operations. Collaborate with other services to improve quality assurance activities on an ongoing basis and recommend changes when indicated. Responsible for monitoring received faxed, mailed, electronically prescribed, or delivered prescriptions written by Non-VA providers and documents all received prescriptions in Computerized Patient Record System (CPRS). Work together with Pharmacy Managers, ADPAC, and Pharmacy Informatics to conduct prospective/retrospective medication use evaluations of high-use, high-costs, and/or high-risk medications. Reports monitored and trended pharmaceutical costs to include review of pharmaceutical utilization that identifies the best practices and opportunities for improvement. Manages the daily activities and assignments of pharmacy procurement technicians as delegated by the Pharmacy Service Chief (or designee). Plans current and future workforce requirements, identifies skills required, interviews employee candidate, recommends appointment, special advancement, within grade increases, or disciplinary actions to the Professional Standards Board or the Chief of Pharmacy as appropriate. Maintains an effective liaison with staff members of all professional disciplines and services for consultation regarding drugs, pharmacotherapeutic problems, relevant pharmacy operating policies and procedures and works with the pharmacy administration to change procedures, when necessary. Periodically evaluates functional statements and performance standards of Inpatient Clinical Pharmacy Specialists to assure completeness and applicability of clinical pharmacy functions performed. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:30pm Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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.