Facility Program Manager Pharmacoeconomics
This is an open and continuous announcement. The initial applicant review will be August 21, 2019 and additional names will be referred every 2 weeks if vancancy has not been filled. The Pharmacoeconomics Program Manager must be a licensed pharmacist, preferably with an accredited residency in managed care, informatics, administration, or equivalent background demonstrating competency. The incumbent develops and coordinates pharmacy and healthcare system activities directed at the containment and reduction of drug therapy costs. Particular emphasis is on providing the most appropriate, safe, and cost-effective drug therapy to patients. An ideal candidate will have a strong data analytics skillset to allow for assessment of current prescribing trends, determination of areas of opportunity and outcomes assessment. Expectations for this incumbent include, but are not limited to, the following: manages all aspects of pharmacoeconomics to include policy development, quality resources, and specialty functions unique to the program to optimize cost effectiveness and patient outcomes. Coordination of processes with other medical facilities or VISNs. Participates and serves as a Pharmacy Service representative in various local, VISN, and national committees, where appropriate. Continually identifies and implements strategies to optimize the cost-effective evidence-based pharmacotherapy in the Medical Center. This includes, but not limited to, the implementation of VA clinical practice guidelines, tablet splitting endeavors, procurement, and drug availability. Conducts prospective/retrospective drug use evaluations of high-use, high cost, or high-risk drugs. Prepares and reports analysis of data, make recommendations for corrective action, and develop education programs/interventions that would alter aberrant prescribing or work patterns. Provides details and educational programs using a variety of verbal and written correspondence techniques (e.g., in-services, newsletters, one-on-one encounters) directed to the development of the pharmacy staff (including students and residents), other healthcare disciplines, and patients that are requested or would be beneficial to patient care. Program Manager performs other duties as assigned. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm. May be required to work weekends or holidays during periods of staff shortages. Tour of duty may change based on agency needs. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required 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 candidates will be required to complete an on-line onboarding process Requirements To qualify for this position, candidates must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 09/02/2019. 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: 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. 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. English Language Proficiency. Pharmacists must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d), and 7407(d). Preferred Background: PGY1 Residency Program Graduate Grade Determinations: Background: 1 Year background at the next lower level (GS-12) and fully meet the KSAs at the next lower level (GS-12) Knowledge, Skills and Abilities - Knowledge of professional pharmacy practice. Expertise 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. In addition, the applicant must demonstrate the following technical KSAs and the potential to acquire the assignment specific KSAs designated by an asterisk: Knowledge, Skills and Abilities - Manages all aspects of a distinct program to include policy development, quality resources and specialty functions unique to the program to optimize cost effectiveness (budget) and patient outcomes. Coordinates a single program area of a complex pharmacy operation, or multiple program areas within a facility to develop, organize, manage, and control complex pharmacy programs. Develops, organizes, coordinates and manages single or multiple program areas within the medical facility; this may include a single program area at multiple facilities. The Program Manager title is reserved for those individuals who have 1 or more of the following: supervisory responsibilities for various sections within Pharmacy Service; a complex program requiring coordination of multiple locations such as medical center care facilities, Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs), rural health, telemedicine, etc; specialized areas of a complex nature such as nuclear pharmacy, quality assurance, pharmacy informatics, clinical applications coordinator, Home Based Primary Care, pharmacoeconomist or liaison pharmacist duties requiring the coordination of processes with other medical facilities or VISNs. Pharmacists assigned to this position must demonstrate the KSAs identified in subparagraph 3b(3)(b)1 above. References: VA HANDBOOK 5005/55 PART II APPENDIX G15 The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-13. Physical demands: Moderate lifting (15-30lbs); moderate carrying (15-30 lbs); use of fingers; both hands required; sitting (6 hours), walking (1 hour); standing (1 hour); both legs required; near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4: far vision correctable in 1 eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other; expertise to distinguish basis colors; expertise to distinguish shades of colors; operation of computers, telephone/headset use, mental and emotional stability.
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