Under the direction of the Chief of the Pharmacy Service, the Associate Chief of Pharmacy is a current and active licensed pharmacist who assists the Chief, Pharmacy Service in the performance of all operational duties and responsibilities.
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The Associate Chief, Pharmacy Operations assists in planning, directing, and coordinating the overall Pharmacy Service operations to provide comprehensive, high quality pharmaceutical care services to all veteran patients served by the Harry S Truman VA Medical Center and Community Based Outpatient Clinics. Manages the overall pharmacy operation, supervising all assigned pharmacy staff members, residents, students, and trainees, and ensuring the effective utilization of all resources.
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday; 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment
You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job
Designated and/or random drug testing may be required
Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
You may be required to serve a probationary period
Subject to a background/security investigation
Must be proficient in written and spoken English
Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process
Citizenship. Citizen of the United States. (Noncitizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with chapter 3, section A, paragraph 3g, 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.
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.
English Language Proficiency. Pharmacists must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d), and 7407(d).
Grade Determinations: GS-14
Experience. In addition to the GS-13 requirements, applicant must have 1 year of experience equivalent to the next lower grade level.
Assignments. Candidates at this grade level are to be in one of the assignments listed below. . For all assignments above the full performance level, the higher level duties must consist of significant scope, administrative independence, complexity (difficulty) and range of variety as described in this standard at the specified grade level and be performed by the incumbent at least 25% of the time. 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. Responsible for pharmacy utilization of resources and budget. Makes selections, assigns personnel, and serves as a mentor to help employees develop their full potential.
Demonstrated KSAs. Pharmacists assigned to this position must demonstrate the following KSAs:
1.Skill in persuading others and gaining cooperation to accomplish goals.
2.Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing regarding complex clinical and technical issues.
3.Skill in utilizing regulatory and quality standards to develop and implement operational programs.
4.Skill in managing multiple and diverse people or programs.
5.Skill in utilizing available resources to support the mission and goals of the organization.
References: VA Handbook 5005/55, Part II, Appendix G15, LICENSED PHARMACIST QUALIFICATION STANDARD, dated June 7, 2012
The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-14.
The work is primarily sedentary, although some slight physical effort may be required.
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.
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