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Pharmacist (Sterile Compounding Program Manager)

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Department Of Veterans Affairs Beckley , WV 25801

Posted 2 months ago

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The primary responsibility of the Sterile Compounding Program Manager is to direct and coordinate daily workflow in regard to sterile drug compounding to include hazardous drugs. This position reports directly to the Chief of Pharmacy Service and services as part of the Pharmacy Service management team.

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Responsibilities

  • Monitors and provides first-line oversight of all sterile compounding work-related activities, including verification of orders, provider/nursing education, medication reconciliation, sterile product formulation, prepackaging, controlled substances processing and attendance of related committees to USP 797/800 reporting.

  • Helps monitor and ensure compliance with Pharmacy Service, medical center and organizational polices and procedures.

  • Responsible for the development, revision, and implementation of Policy & Procedure Manuals for Inpatient Pharmacy

  • Responsible for all performance improvement activities in the Inpatient Pharmacy including audits, peer reviews, and accuracy screening.

  • Works with Chief of Pharmacy to provide training and competencies of pharmacy staff on safe handling of chemotherapeutic agents as outlined by USP 797, as well as VA policies.

  • Ensures compliance with Joint Commission standards, VA requirements, and Federal and State Laws.

  • Maintains an effective relationship with medical, professional and administrative staff.

  • Makes recommendations to Pharmacy Chief regarding system-related changes that might enhance departmental productivity, patient safety or overall patient care.

  • Works with Chief of Pharmacy to promote optimal patient care within budget appropriations.

  • Helps to ensure security of pharmacy areas, and the security of medications stored throughout the medical center.

  • Performs monthly environmental cultures on laminar flow hood and chemotherapy hood.

  • Ensures environmental quality control by completing baseline environmental wipe samples and coordinating with environmental testing organization on results and actions.

  • Ensures that staff are fully trained on hazardous drug spill management.

  • Provides drug information and other pharmaceutical services to medical center and clinical personnel.

  • Participates in all tasks related to medication preparation and dispensing.

  • Conducts comprehensive appraisals of patients' health status by completing medication histories including patient interviews.

  • Any other duties coincidental to the position as assigned by the supervisor.

Work Schedule: Compressed tour, 0630 - 1600 and one tour of 0630 - 1500 to total 80 hours per pay period. Required to rotate weekends and holiday.

Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential
12

  • Job family (Series)
    0660 Pharmacist

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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

Qualifications

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.

Education: (1) 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. (2) 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.

Exception. Non-licensed pharmacists who otherwise meet the eligibility requirements may be given a temporary appointment at the entry level as a Graduate Pharmacist under the authority of 38 U.S.C. 7405(c)(2)(B). The appointing official may waive the requirement of licensure for a period not to exceed 2 years for a pharmacist that provides care under the supervision of a licensed pharmacist. For grade levels above the GS-11, the candidate must be licensed.

Failure to Obtain License. In all cases, pharmacists must actively pursue meeting state prerequisites for licensure starting from the date of their appointment. At the time of appointment, the supervisor will provide the unlicensed pharmacist with the written requirement to obtain licensure, the date by which the license must be acquired, and the consequences for not becoming licensed by the deadline. Failure to become licensed within 2 years from date of appointment will result in removal from the GS-0660 Pharmacist series and may result in termination of employment.

References: VA HANDBOOK 5005/55; PART II, APPENDIX G15 LICENSED PHARMACIST QUALIFICATION STANDARD

Grade Determinations

GS-12 (Full Performance Level)

(a) Experience or Education. In addition to the basic requirements, candidates must meet one of the following:
1.1 year of experience equivalent to the next lower grade level, or
2.Completion of an ACPE-accredited Pharm.D. program.

(b) Assignment. A pharmacist in this assignment handles routine medication-related activities in accordance with local, Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN), and national policies and regulations. These include, but are not limited to: reviewing, interpreting, and verifying medication orders for appropriateness; processing and filling medication orders; interacting with and making recommendations to other clinical staff regarding medication therapy ordered to ensure safe and effective care; reviewing the patient's medications, allergies, labs, and other pertinent information from the medical record to identify and solve medication-related problems; contacting providers as appropriate; documenting recommendations and interventions; providing refill extensions and partial medication supplies; taking health and medication histories; performing medication reconciliation; providing drug information; assisting in formulary management including therapeutic substitutions, nonformulary reviews and medication usage evaluations; documenting and assessing adverse drug events (ADEs); assisting in medical emergencies; providing oversight of technical staff in all aspects of medication distribution.

Pharmacists assigned to this position must demonstrate the following knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs):
1.Knowledge of professional pharmacy practice.
2.Ability to communicate orally and in writing to both patients and health care staff.
3.Knowledge of laws, regulations, and accreditation standards related to the distribution and control of scheduled and non-scheduled drugs and pharmacy security.
4.Skill in monitoring and assessing the outcome of drug therapies, including physical assessment and interpretation of laboratory and other diagnostic parameters.

The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-12.

Physical Requirements:
Heavy Lifting (45lbs and over); Heavy Carrying (45lbs and over); Reaching above shoulder; Use of fingers; Both hands required; Walking (4 hours); Standing (4 hours); Both legs required; Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; Both eyes required; Depth perception; Ability to distinguish shades of colors; Hearing (aid permitted).

Education

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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Pharmacist (Sterile Compounding Program Manager)

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