Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Chief of Pharmacy in Shreveport, Louisiana
RELOCATION EXPENSES: Relocation expenses ARE authorized for this position. RELOCATION INCENTIVE: A Relocation Incentive may be authorized for a highly-qualified candidate.
The incumbent will report directly to the Chief of Staff. The Pharmacy Chief functions as a member of the Executive Leadership Team. The Pharmacy Chief is responsible for the planning, directing, controlling, coordinating, operating, and evaluating Pharmacy Service Programs. Current Programs include, but are not limited to, Drug Therapy Monitoring, Drug Serum Level Consult Service, Pharmacokinetic Dosing Service, Nutritional Support, Pain Management, Code Blue Consult Service, Ambulatory Care Pharmacist Clinic, Drug Information/Patient Education, Pharmacist Rounds, Research, Drug Use Evaluation/Quality Assurance, and Medication Management Systems. The medication management systems include computerized full service IV Admixture Program 24-hours a day, a decentralized Unit Dose Drug Distribution Program, and a specialized Pharmacy Oncology Support Program. This position is also responsible for resource the accurate projecting, planning, and effective allocation of budget, drug inventory, and staffing necessary to meet pharmacy workload and patient care requirements. Additional responsibilities include identifying, planning, developing, and implementing programs and policies for providing training and educational opportunities for staff and career development.
Work Schedule: Typically, 8:00 to 4:30p.m. Financial Disclosure Report: Required
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The Chief of Pharmacy provides direct oversight of the Investigational Drug Pharmacy Support Program for drug storage, record keeping, and protocol review and monitoring. The Pharmacy Chief serves as a member of the Medical Center Research & Development Committee, Chairs the Pharmacy and Therapeutic Committee, and is a member of various facility/VISN committees. The Pharmacy Chief monitors and promotes compliance with VA regulations and professional standards pertaining pharmacy related mandates; monitors and promotes cooperation and compliance of the pharmacy staff with federal and state laws and regulations; medical staff bylaws and rules as applicable; facility policies; The Joint Commission standards and other regulatory bodies as applicable to the individual, profession, or facility.
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
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- Hospital Pharmacists
Conditions of Employment
- You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job
- Designated and/or random drug testing may be required
- You may be required to serve a supervisory probationary period
- Subject to a background/security investigation
- Must be proficient in written and spoken English
- Must provide most RECENT (no award) SF-50
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. (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). License. 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. English Language Proficiency. Pharmacists must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d), and 7407(d).Additional requirements: Applicants must meet all of the following requirements: (1) Manages a complex medical center based pharmacy program that is defined as having multiple practice settings (e.g. hospital ambulatory care, long-term care, behavior health care) that require Joint Commission review as separate standards. (2) In addition to the medical center pharmacy, has responsibility for pharmacy services at one or more of the following: CBOCs, Rural Health Program, domiciliary, or provides dispensing and/or clinical services to State Veterans Home. (3) Presence of advanced clinical pharmacy programs that include pharmacist(s) that have approved scopes of practice with prescriptive privileges. (4) Pharmacy provides clinical pharmacist services to three (3) or more specialty areas such as, but not limited to, hemodialysis, oncology, operating room or an emergency department. Preferred Experience: Supervisory and management experience over Pharmacy operations. Advanced knowledge in systems planning, changed management, and applied background in Pharmacy practice. Experience management a Service Line budget.
Grade Determinations: Applicants must have 1 year of creditable experience equivalent to the next lower grade level
References: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II Appendix G15. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office.
The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-15.
Physical Requirements:Moderate lifting (15-44 lbs and over); moderate carrying (15-44 lbs and over); reaching above shoulder; use of fingers; both hands required; walking (up to 6 hours); standing (up to 6 hours); repeated bending (up to 8 hours); ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; near vision correctable at 13" to 16"; hearing (aid permitted).
Participation in the seasonal influenza program is a condition of employment and a requirement for all Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care Personnel (HCP). HCP are individuals who, during the influenza season, work in VHA locations where patients receive care or who come into contact with VA patients as part of their duties. VHA locations include, but are not limited to, VA hospitals and associated clinics, community living centers (CLCs), community-based outpatient clinics (CBOCs), domiciliary units, Vet centers and VA-leased facilities. HCP include all VA licensed and unlicensed, clinical and administrative, paid and unpaid, full- and part-time employees, intermittent employees, fee basis employees, VA contractors, students, researchers, volunteers, and trainees who work at these facilities.
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: 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.
This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.
Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process.
It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.
This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status.
United States Citizenship Required; non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
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.
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You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.Your application, résumé, C.V., and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect consideration for employment.
NOTE: The Professional Standards Board (a peer-review group) will review the selected candidate's education and experience and recommend the grade and salary at which the candidate will be placed. For internal selectees eligible for promotion, the board will determine grade and HR will determine step in accordance with policy.
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
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To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
VA Form 10-2850c Application for Associated Health Occupations can be found at: http://www.va.gov/vaforms/searchaction.asp?FormNo=2850&tkey;=&Action;=Search.
The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. Please use this checklist to ensure you have included all documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), SF-50's, documentation to support Veterans Preference or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees).
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- Other Veterans Document
Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), 10pt (CP/CPS/XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP) in the questionnaire. You must provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) which shows dates and character of service (honorable, general, etc.). If you are currently serving on active duty and expect to be released or discharged within 120 days you must submit documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), and dates of impending separation. Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veteran Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. Documentation is required to award preference. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.
If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.
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All applicants are encouraged to apply online. To apply for this position, you must complete the full questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (ET) on 09/30/2018 to receive consideration.
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Overton Brooks VA Medical Center 510 East Stoner Avenue Shreveport, LA US
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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/491311400. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.
Open & closing dates: 02/15/2018 to 09/30/2018
Salary: $121,280 to $157,663 per year
Pay scale & grade: GS 15
Work schedule: Full-Time
Appointment type: Permanent