Associate Pharmacy Service Chief - Clinical
Company: US Department of Veterans Affairs
Posted on: May 13, 2019
The Pharmacy Service Associate Chief, must be a licensed pharmacist
and assists the Pharmacy Service Chief in the management of all
pharmacy services, which includes comprehensive inpatient and
ambulatory care; pharmacy activities and services including patient
care, distributive services, clinical services, quality assurance
and performance improvement; and pharmacoeconomics to improve the
care and treatment of patients.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:
incumbent's principal duties and responsibilities are to be
completed independently, these include, but are not limited to:
- Assists in maintaining a close liaison with clinical and
administrative services, assists in the overall responsibility to
monitor all Medical Center and Outpatient Clinic programs, and
reporting to the Pharmacy Service Chief potential service and
- Effectively organizes, directs, manages, and controls all
inpatient and outpatient activities, plans short and long range
objectives, solves problems, and achieves results within budgetary
and staffing constraints.
- Effectively develops annual budget information and maintains
effective fund control accountability throughout the fiscal year,
which includes accepted accounting principles applied to trend drug
budget growth and methods to manage the budget in a fiscally
- Interviews employee candidates, recommends appointments, and
assists in evaluating employee performance. Initiates action based
on an employee's performance as necessitated, including
documentation and recommendation for awards, counseling, and
- Effectively maintains resource accountability utilizing sound
fiscal accounting techniques and pharmacoeconomic principles.
- Fills in at both pharmacist and technician positions as needed
during sick call, annual leave or other acute (or chronic) staffing
- Is the liaison to the patient advocate regarding patient
assistance or complaints for any of the Pharmacy services. Also,
assists other pharmacy staff with any service issues that may come
up on the phone or for walk-ups at the pharmacy window.
- Effectively assists in the development and maintenance of
pertinent clinical pharmacy programs from an administrative, cost
and patient outcome perspective.
- Effectively assists in interpreting Drug Utilization Evaluation
(D.U.E.) outcomes to positively influence patient care, education,
and pharmacoeconomic outcomes.
- Works and communicates effectively with others while remaining
courteous, tactful, and understanding when interacting with others,
even in potentially difficult or volatile situations.
- Support the product line management and team development
process by promoting harmonious relationships with the work
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. work
schedule. Schedule may be adjusted to meet the needs of the
Financial Disclosure Report: Not requiredBasic Requirements:
- Citizenship. Citizen of the United States.
- 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.) 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.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). (Unofficial
- Licensure. The incumbent must hold a full, current, and
unrestricted license in a State, Territory, Commonwealth, 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
Grade Determinations: GS-13 - Pharmacy Assistant Service Line
Experience. In addition to the GS-12 requirements, must have 1 year
of experience equivalent to the next lower grade level.
Preferred Experience: Three (3) years of hospital management
experience, PGY-2 in administration or extensive experience in
Associate Service Chief. Responsible for coordinating multiple
programs in pharmacy service in a medical facility. Serves as the
Acting Service Chief in the absence of the Service Chief. Develops
and maintains a system of internal reviews that ensure service
programs operate at a satisfactory level of performance and in
compliance with regulatory and accrediting bodies. Has extensive
responsibility for pharmacy utilization of resources and budget.
Makes selections, assigns personnel, and serves as a mentor to help
employees develop their full potential Pharmacists assigned to this
position must demonstrate the following knowledge, skills and
Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
- Ability to negotiate to influence clinical and management
- Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing
regarding complex clinical and technical issues.
- Skill in utilizing regulatory and quality standards to develop
and implement operational programs.
- Skill in managing multiple and diverse people or
- Skill in managing multiple and diverse people or
- Ability to plan, organize, and direct the functions of the
References: VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G15. Licensed
Pharmacist Qualification Standard, GS-660, dated June 7, 2012.The
full performance level of this vacancy is GS-13.
Physical Requirements: The incumbent work is moderately. Heavy
lifting (45 lbs. and over); Moderate Carrying (15-44 lbs.);
Straight Pulling, Pushing, reaching above shoulder, Walking (up to
3 hours); Standing (up to 3 hours); Ability for rapid mental and
muscular coordination simultaneously; Near vision correctable at
13" to 16"; Both eyes required; Depth perception; Ability to
distinguish basic colors; Ability to distinguish shades of color;
Hearing aid (permitted).
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