The Pharmacy Service serves veterans throughout the state and has three pharmacy locations at East Orange, Lyons, and the James J. Howard Outpatient Clinic in Brick, NJ. The PMP may be asked to work at any of the sites if needed. The medical center is affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey Medical School, Rutgers College of Pharmacy and the University of Sciences at Philadelphia College of Pharmacy. The incumbent will be assigned to all procurement sections of the Lyons, Brick and East Orange Pharmacy. Supervisory functions include budgeting, assessing, planning, directing the work of others, educating staff, administration within the facility controlled substances, maintaining quality of services provided and evaluating the performance of pharmacists and technicians under these areas of responsibility. The incumbent is responsible for adherence to all laws, regulation and professional standards relating to the profession of Pharmacy. 1. Program Management a. Utilize strict accounting practices to maintain an accurate budget. Provide upper management with quarterly, monthly and often daily updates on budget status. Maintain sufficient inventory for the needs of the Medical Center, yet not exceeding budget allowance. b. Incumbent presents upper management on a routine basis: expenditure reports, cost analysis, stock usage, budget forecast, drug shortages, drug recalls and new product cost impact. c. Incumbent is a purchase card holder and complies with all the acquisition regulations, both Federal, VA and local to include small business and mandatory sources. Makes individual purchases not to exceed $10,000 unless specifically authorized to do so by Organization Program Coordinator (authorizing official) Manager. Reconciles purchase card charges within the established time limits. The standard for reconciliations is 75% of charges have been reconciled within 10 calendar days after the charge (payment) information is delivered locally to IFCAP, 95% of the payments are matched within 17 days and 100% reconciled within 30 days. It is recommended to have all charges reconciled within the first 10 days. Resolves disputes of unknown or incorrect charges also within the established time limits. Cardholder must leave all charges reconciled prior to taking annual leave or traveling for more than 7 calendar days. Provides approving official with all pertinent purchase card documents for approval by the same and maintains documentation as required for 6 years and 3 months. Inputs orders into the IFCAP Purchase Card Menu, prior to purchase or within one workday of purchase. d. Functions as a Contracting Officer's Representative (COR) and prepares contracting requests for Pharmacy Service. 2. Clinical a. Reviews the patient's medication profile prior to dispensing medications. Screens drug profiles for normal dosing range and drug interactions, recognizing the special drug considerations of the age and stage of life of the patient. Reviews polyprescriptions for drug synergism and duplication. Consults with prescribers on course of action when indicated. b. Counsels patients and family members concerning directions for use, side effects, precautions, and the need to strictly follow the regimen. c. Monitors patient profiles and ensures contained information is correct and up to date, including any history of drug interactions. d. Provides consultation to MD's, DO's, DPM's, OD's, PA's, NP's and other health professionals on basic information about drug therapy. 3. Supervisory a. Responsible for assessing, planning, and evaluating the pharmacy procurement and pharmacoeconomic programs to ensure that all Federal, VHA, and local acquisition regulations are followed with proper coordination between the delivery of Pharmacy services and the overall delivery of health care. b. Provides direct supervision of the duties of all Procurement technicians. c. Interviews prospective pharmacists and technicians to determine their suitability for vacancies. Works directly with the Pharmacy Supervisors when disciplinary action may be warranted. 4. Education a. Assures that all staff are knowledgeable concerning Medical Center and Pharmacy Service policies and procedures. Creates and administers annual competencies to ensure that staff is trained and able to perform all expected duties. b. Participates in continuing educational programs within the medical center and in-service programs within Pharmacy Service. c. Maintains advanced knowledge of pharmaceutics, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, and pharmacotherapeutics in the area of practice. Work Schedule: Rotating/Variable Schedule Telework: Not Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Functional Statement #: PD21U70O Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.