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Chief Of Pharmacy

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Department Of Veterans Affairs Cheyenne , WY 82003

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Open to all current permanent federal employees of Station 700 Meds by Mail

OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise - "To care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow, and his orphan" - by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans.

Join the VA consolidated Meds by Mail team in Cheyenne, WY. Cheyenne has a multitude of cultural and recreational opportunities.

FS Title / FS#: Chief of Pharmacy FS# 05576A

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The Chief of Pharmacy MbM (at either Cheyenne or Dublin site) provides day-to-day oversight, leadership, and supervision at the assigned site in support of two national PBM programs: The VHA Office of Community Care's (VHA OCC) CHAMPVA MbM mail order pharmacy program and the PBM Virtual Pharmacy Services (VPS) program.
1.Recommends, revises and/or reviews MbM policies, procedures, mission objectives and organizational design for staff and facilities in conjunction with Associate Chief Consultant-PBM; MbM and with the VHA OCC or designee as necessary to eliminate work problems or barriers to mission accomplishment, promote team building, implement quality improvements, or in response to concerns associated with regulatory compliance and/or customer needs.
2.Reviews and structures the MbM program to optimize use of resources and maximize efficiency and effectiveness of the network. Balances regional and national workload demands and provides overall direction and national perspective on a wide range of organizational, managerial, operational and administrative issues impacting the MbM program.
3.Contributes to developing usable criteria for evaluating the effectiveness of the MbM program. Establishes metrics and analysis systems for the critical elements of the MbM program to assess safety, efficiency, effectiveness and compliance with regulatory procedures and provides quarterly management reports of those metrics. Works closely with the VHA OCC or designee on MbM cost reporting and management.
4.Works independently on daily operational issues. Exercises supervisory and personnel management responsibilities. Promotes, coordinates and oversees the cooperative accomplishment of program work through supervisory personnel. Advises staff regarding applicable Policies, Procedures and Directives of higher-level management or VA Central Office.
5.Responsible for ensuring the appropriate establishment for procurement of staff, space, equipment, supplies, and funding required to support the goals and mission of the MbM Program.
6.Responsible for the performance and compliance of all personnel management duties including direct or oversight of preparation of performance appraisals and standards, disciplinary actions, recommendations of appointment, recommendations of advancement of promotion, resolves labor concerns and grievances following contract and/or local guidelines for MbM personnel, and supports partnership.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


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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



a. Citizenship. Citizen of the United States. (Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with chapter 3, section A, paragraph 3g, this part.)

b. Education

(1) Graduate of a degree program in pharmacy from an approved college or university. The degree program must have been approved by the American Council on Pharmaceutical Education (ACPE), or prior to the establishment of ACPE, have been a member of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP).

c. Grandfathering Provision. All licensed pharmacists employed in VHA in this occupation on the effective date of this qualification standard are considered to have met all qualification requirements for the title, series and grade held, including positive education and licensure/certification/registration that are part of the basic requirements of the occupation.

d. 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 chapter 3, section B, paragraph 16 of this part.

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, is not eligible for appointment to the position unless such revoked or surrendered license is fully restored. 38 U.S.C. 7402(f).

e. Physical Requirements. See VA Directive and Handbook 5019.

f. English Language Proficiency. Pharmacists must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d), and 7407 (d).

a. Definitions

(1) Creditable Experience

(a) Knowledge of Current Professional Pharmacy Practices. To be creditable, the experience must have required the use of knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics associated with current professional pharmacy practice. The experience or education must demonstrate current professional practice. This may be evidenced by one or more of the following during the 3-year period prior to appointment:
2.The equivalent of 1 year of active professional practice. Active professional practice means paid/non-paid employment as a professional pharmacist as defined by the appropriate licensing board;
3.A Master's or Ph.D. degree in pharmacy or a related health care field.
4.Fellowship programs are typically 2-year VA training programs in a specialized area of clinical practice. Applicants for these programs usually possess a Phar.D. or an equivalent degree and have completed an accredited clinical or specialized residency (or both). Training as a fellow may substitute for creditable experience on a year-for-year basis.

(b) Quality of Experience. Experience is only creditable if it is post-licensure experience as a professional pharmacist directly related to the position to be filled. Qualifying experience must also be at a level comparable to pharmacy experience at the next lower level.

NOTE: Experience as a Graduate Pharmacist is creditable provided the candidate was used as a professional pharmacist (under supervision) and subsequently passed the appropriate licensure examination.

(2) Board Certification. Board certification recognized by the American Pharmaceutical Association's Board of Pharmaceutical Specialties or the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists is awarded based on successful completion of a validated exam. Individuals usually have multiple years of experience prior to successful completion of the Exam.

(3) Supervisor. Supervisory work, at a minimum, includes responsibility for planning and scheduling work; assigning work to employees; accepting, amending, or rejecting completed work; assuring that production and accuracy requirements are met; appraising performance and recommending performance standards and ratings; approving leave; and effecting disciplinary measures.

(C) Grade Determinations. In addition to the basic requirements for employment in paragraph 2, the following criteria must be met when determining the grade of candidates.

For GS-13 and above: One year of professional pharmacy experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level.

Medical Requirements:
Applicants must be able to distinguish basic colors.

Demonstrated KSA's. See the KSA's in the "How you will be evaluated" section.

The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-14.

1.Experience leading and supervising a diverse pharmacy staff
2.Experience developing and managing a complex pharmacy budget
3.Experience leading and managing a complex pharmacy program
4.Experience serving on facility, regional or health system committees
5.Experience developing and implementing pharmacy program policy, procedures, and directives

SUMMARY - DUTIES (continued):

The Chief of Pharmacy MbM (at either Cheyenne or Dublin site) provides day-to-day oversight, leadership, and supervision at the assigned site in support of two national PBM programs: The VHA Office of Community Care's (VHA OCC) CHAMPVA MbM mail order pharmacy program and the PBM Virtual Pharmacy Services (VPS) program.

The MbM program provides comprehensive outpatient mail pharmacy services to qualifying CHAMPVA beneficiaries (>450,000 enrolled). The PBM VPS program provides virtual outpatient pharmacy support to VAMC pharmacies to help ensure that prescriptions are processed and dispensed to Veterans in a timely manner. PBM MbM also provides pharmacy claims processing services to VHA OCC Indian Health/tribal Health programs and provides the mail order pharmacy benefits for the CHAMPVA In-house Treatment Initiative (CITI), Spina Bifida/ Children of Women Vietnam Veterans (CWVV) and Primary Family Caregivers programs. MbM programs include a staff of approximately 180 FTEE; two MbM Servicing Centers located in Dublin, GA, and Cheyenne, WY; a budget of $246 million annually and combined annual workload of 6 million prescriptions.

The primary function of the Chief of Pharmacy is to provide leadership, supervision, and management for the complex activities of the MbM Servicing Center. Areas of emphasis include patient (beneficiary) care, patient (beneficiary) safety, performance improvement, formulary management, budgetary control, research and, regulatory compliance. The framework for all leadership and management activities shall be the improvement of patient care, the treatment of our patients, and the enhancement of a quality and team-based work environment for our pharmacy teams.

The MbM Chief of Pharmacy is responsible for assessing and evaluating the MbM program to ensure proper coordination between the Cheyenne MbM Servicing Center and meeting the needs of MbM beneficiaries as defined by the benefit. This is accomplished through active participation and open communication with various VA organizations including but not limited to the OCC, VA-CMOPs , VISNs, VACO, Veterans Service Organizations, pharmaceutical industry, the community and other groups or organizations which interact with MbM. These activities may require some travel, which includes periodic site visits to participating VA organizations such as the OCC and VACO and presentations to various groups and attendance at various meetings (both VA and non-VA) and conferences.


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: If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript to receive credit for that education. For further information, visit:

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