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. BASIC REQUIREMENTS: United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Chapter 3, Section A, paragraph 3.g. Education: (a) 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.Verification of approved degree programs may be obtained from the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education, 20 North Clark Street, Suite 2500, Chicago, Illinois 60602-5109; phone: (312) 664-3575, or through their Web site at: http://www.acpe-accredit.org/.(NOTE: Prior to 2005 ACPE accredited both baccalaureate and Doctor of Pharmacy terminal degree program. Today the sole degree is Doctor of Pharmacy.) (b) Foreign degrees: 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. The pharmacist must maintain current registration if this is a requirement for maintaining full, current, and unrestricted licensure. A pharmacist who has, or has ever had, any license(s) revoked, suspended, denied, restricted, limited, or issued/placed in a probationary status may be appointed only in accordance with the provisions in VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Chapter 3, section B, paragraph 16. NOTE: Individuals who have or have had multiple licenses and had any such license revoked for professional misconduct, professional incompetence or substandard care, or who surrendered such license after receiving written notice of potential termination of such license by the State for professional misconduct, professional incompetence, or substandard care, are not eligible for appointment to the position unless such revoked or surrendered license is fully restored (38 U.S.C. § 7402(f)). Effective November 30, 1999, this is a requirement for employment. This requirement does not apply to licensed pharmacists on VA rolls as of that date, provided they maintain continuous appointment and are not disqualified for employment by any subsequent revocations or voluntary surrenders of State license, registration or certification. English Language Proficiency: Candidates must be proficient in spoken and written English to be appointed as authorized by 38 U.S.C. § 7403(f). GRADE DETERMINATION: Pharmacy Supervisor, GS-13 (a) Experience. In addition to the basic requirements, must have 1 year of experience equivalent to the next lower grade level. (b) Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSA). Pharmacists assigned to this position must demonstrate the following KSAs: Ability to effectively supervise subordinate staff. Ability to communicate orally and in writing to persuade and influence clinical and management decisions. Expert understanding of regulatory and quality standards pertaining to pharmacy. Skill in managing people or programs. References: VA Handbook 5005/55, Part II, Appendix G15, Licensed Pharmacist Qualification Standard. The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-13. Physical Requirements: Work is sedentary but also demands standing, walking, bending, twisting, and carrying light items. ["If you ARE a current, permanent VA employee or Federal employee from another agency, you should apply under CBST-11747996-23-ARS. The duties of the Pharmacy Supervisor include, but are not limited to: Manages and supervises inpatient and outpatient clinical sections to include mental health and pain. Supervises clinical pharmacy practitioners within the mental health/pain section, pharmacy residents and pharmacy students administratively and in the provision of clinical pharmacy services. Monitors productivity and quality assurance utilizing software, population health tools, dashboards, and reports. Identifies and resolves problems in the clinical pharmacy work environment to maintain good employee morale and to meet program objectives by discussing complaints and grievances, gaining feedback, and working with all pharmacy personnel. Assists Pharmacy Quality Management Facility Program Manager with policy development and/or updates as well as departmental standard operating procedures. Effectively manages personnel and works towards resolving all labor relations issues. Serves as pharmacy service representative to local, VISN and/or National committees as assigned by pharmacy leadership. Conducts appraisals as well as develops and issues performance standards that are realistic, challenging and support the organizational mission, vision, and goals in accordance with departmental and MEDVAMC guidelines. Establishes work schedules and allocates staff as needed to provide adequate coverage. Develops and revises policies and procedures that pertain to the mental health/pain clinical pharmacy section. Provides a variety of drug information to physicians, nurses, and other professional staff. This information may range from new medications, new dosage forms, administration, precautions, side effects, toxicities, bioavailability, and cost analysis. Provides coverage to clinical pharmacy practitioners within mental health/pain sections when needed. Plans, develops, implements, coordinates, assists, and evaluates formal and informal pharmacy training and education of clinical pharmacy practitioners, clinical pharmacists, pharmacy residents, pharmacy students, nursing, medical and allied health care professional staff and students. Collaborates with other Pharmacy Supervisors on pharmacy training and development to promote the learning experience and improve the performance of clinical pharmacy staff, residents, and students. Conducts and may coordinate new pharmacy employee orientation and resident orientation as scheduled. Ensures employees meet all mandatory requirements for training as mandated by department and/or medical center. Collaborates with the Pharmacy Quality Management Facility Program Manager to promote learning experiences that improve the performance of the pharmacy staff. Develops, implements, coordinates, and evaluates education programs for pharmacy personnel to ensure the delivery of quality pharmacy services. Serves as consultant and active participant in drug usage evaluation reviews and conducts and coordinates these reviews. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 7:30am-4:00pm or 8:00am-4:30pm Telework: Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Position Title/Functional Statement #:Pharmacy Supervisor - Mental Health and Pain/PD00832F and PD00832F Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: May Be Authorized EDRP Authorized: Contact Demetrius Roberts, firstname.lastname@example.org, the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance. Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required"]
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