The Pharmacy Supervisor-Controlled Substances/Outpatient Pharmacy is responsible for the development, organization, and management of all aspects of the outpatient pharmacy and controlled substance pharmacy program to ensure that the Pharmacy Service is compliant with all VHA and DEA regulations. Assesses, plans, and evaluates the controlled substance pharmacy program to ensure that all VA and DEA regulations are followed with proper coordination between the delivery of pharmaceutical services and the overall delivery of health care. Supervises pharmacists and/or technicians. Works with the Pharmacy Supervisors to ensure appropriate tours of duty and that annual leave are planned and approved timely, to accomplish workload in a manner compatible with good management practices. Closely monitors leave schedules to identify problems that would impact upon the daily operation. Applies recognized safety standards according to OSHA and VHA guidelines. Effectively organizes workload, directs outpatient activities, plans short and long range objectives/goals, solves problems, and achieves established goals within budget and staffing constraints. Responsible for inventory control of all controlled substances in the Pharmacy vaults. Assists with the Medical Center's Controlled Substances Biennial Inventory and assists the Controlled Substance Coordinator/Inspector(s) with monthly inspections. Assures any discrepancies in the inventory or problems associated with the Pharmacy vault or controlled substance medication orders dispensed are brought to the attention of the respective supervisor, Associate Chief and Chief of Pharmacy. Reports all incidences of suspected theft or diversion of controlled substances in accordance with established healthcare system policies and procedures and VA and Federal regulations. Promotes a patient-focused, team-based multi-disciplinary model of pharmaceutical care to promote drug prescribing, medication monitoring and drug laboratory review that assures positive outcomes from medication use. Develops and maintains and a system that aids pharmacists in identifying actual or potential drug-related problems at the front end of the order. Assures that pharmacists provide patient medication counseling. Participates in the provision of pharmaceutical care support services as required including drug distribution, drug information, database management and documentation of interventions. Provides consultation to MD's, DO's, DPM's, OD's, PA's, FNP's and other health professionals on basic information about controlled substances, medication management, and medication safety. Assures all controlled substances are distributed to hospital areas and dispensed to patients accurately and in a timely fashion consistent with The Joint Commission standards, VA and DEA requirements, and Federal and State laws impacting Pharmacy Service. Assists employees, working with controlled substances, in the orientation to VHA, DEA, Facility, and Service policies and procedures. Responsible for ensuring that all investigational controlled substance drugs are prepared, distributed, and utilized in a manner that is in concert with the protocols for each investigation and is in accordance with established Medical Center policies and procedures concerning the investigational drug use. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 9:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. 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.