The Pharmacy Program Manager - Pharmacy Inventory Management serves as the individual responsible for oversight of inventory management within Pharmacy Service as a member of the Pharmacy Management Team at the Iowa City VA Health Care System (ICVAHCS). The incumbent is a clinical pharmacist with licensure in active and good standing through a state board of Pharmacy. Applicants pending the completion of educational or certification/licensure requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met. 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. English Language Proficiency: Pharmacists appointed to direct patient care positions must be proficient in spoken and written English in accordance with chapter 2, section D, paragraph 5a, this part. 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. 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.) 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. Grade Determinations: In addition to the GS-12 requirements, which is Completion of an ACPE-accredited Pharm.D. program or 1 year of experience equivalent to the next lower grade level, you must have 1 year of experience at or equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS-12) which include but not limited to: Knowledge of professional pharmacy practice; Ability to communicate orally and in writing to both patients and health care staff; Knowledge of laws, regulations, and accreditation standards related to the distribution and control of scheduled and non-scheduled drugs and pharmacy security; Skill in monitoring and assessing the outcome of drug therapies, including physical assessment and interpretation of laboratory and other diagnostic parameters. AND In addition to the GS-12 requirements, you must demonstrate the following knowledge, skills, and abilities Ability to communicate orally and in writing to persuade and influence clinical and management decisions. Expert understanding of regulatory and quality standards for their program area. Ability to solve problems, coordinate and organize responsibilities to maximize outcomes in their program area or area of clinical expertise Expert knowledge of a specialized area of clinical pharmacy practice or specialty area of pharmacy. Advanced skill in monitoring and assessing the outcome of drug therapies, including physical assessment and interpretation of laboratory and other diagnostic parameters. References: VA HANDBOOK 5005/55 PART II APPENDIX G15 The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-13. Physical Requirements: Light Lifting (15pounds), Light Carrying, (Under 15pounds), Reaching above shoulder, Standing (8 hours), Near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4, Specific visual requirement, Hearing (aid permitted). ["Major Duties: Pharmacy Inventory Management Collaborates with members of the Pharmacy Service to ensure medication and supply inventory and procurement processes are sufficient to meet patient care needs and follows all VHA Directives, local policies, and regulatory compliance expectations. Provides general oversight and responsibility for all Pharmacy procurement. Collectively establishes PAR levels and reorder points for all Pharmacy inventory utilizing purchasing strategies to ensure adequate inventory based upon turns while minimizing excess inventory, returns, and waste. Regularly presents to Pharmacy Leadership on topics including expenditures, cost analysis, stock usage, budgeting, drug shortages, drug recalls and new products. Serves as the lead of the Pharmacy Drug Shortage Workgroup, which monitors and manages medication and supply backorders/shortages and provides accurate and timely communication and maintains the medications and supply backorder/shortage/allocation electronic document on the Pharmacy SharePoint site. Oversees out-of-stock situations for informational updates and procurement solutions. Coordinates medication conversions to comply with local, VISN, and National contracts or approved formulary substitutions. Provides information to patients, providers and other healthcare personnel in regard to the conversion process to promote a safe and efficient transition. Provides clinical judgement in considering cost-effective alternatives within the National Formulary for drug shortages due to backorders or recalls. Collaborates with providers in the respective specialties to determine alternatives for items on long term shortage. Serves as the Cache Manager for the Pharmacy Drug Cache ensuring cache inventory are maintained, secured, and appropriately stocked for emergency situations. Responsible for all record-keeping, reporting, inspections, and exercises. Serves as the primary Pharmacy procurement point of contact for medications subject to Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategies (REMS) safety programs. Oversees procurement of all specialty and compounding Pharmacy products. Provides oversight and responsibility for all pharmaceutical returns and credit reconciliation processes including expired or soon-to-expire medications held for return for credit and controlled substances held for destruction or return. Ensures all items are secured and monitored through the time of pick up or shipping. Ensures documentation is completed and accurate for all products at all phases of the return or destruction processes. Ensures that all products such as medications, hazardous medications, medications requiring special handling, supplies, etc. are received, reconciled, and documented in accordance with applicable guidelines. Ensures that all pharmacy products are disposed of through the appropriate waste streams, including adherence to Green Environmental Management Services (GEMS) and all other related standards Collaborates with Pharmacy Informatics to ensure new medications and supplies are accurately entered and recognized in the Pharmacy drug file, including barcode scanning for utility in all Pharmacy medication automation equipment and Bar Code Medication Administration (BCMA) programming. Provides general oversight and responsibility for ensuring ICVAHCS is reviewing and working with multidisciplinary teams regarding the National Pharmacy, Prosthetics and Supply Chain Management (NPPSC) Committee's Decisions on which service line should carry and provide specific items. Work Schedule: Full Time, Monday-Friday, 8am-4:30pm Telework: Not Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Functional Statement #: 000000 Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required"]
OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise "To care for those who have served in our nation's military and for their families, caregivers, and survivors" - by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate whole health care to Veterans?Readying Warriors and Caring for Heroes! This position is located within Surgical Services at the CAPT James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center (FHCC) in North Chicago, IL. The FHCC is a first-of-its-kind partnership between the Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA), and Department of Navy (DoN)/Department of Defense (DoD). It is larger than just a single facility, but rather it is a fully-integrated medical care facility with a single combined VA and Navy mission. The combined mission of the FHCC means active duty military and their family members, military retirees, and eligible veterans receive health care at this facility.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. Join the FHCC team of energetic, career-minded professionals! For additional information, click onhttp://www.lovell.fhcc.va.gov/index.asp.