The Robert J. Dole VA Medical Center is seeking to fill one full-time Supervisory Pharmacy Technician position in Wichita Kansas. This Supervisory Pharmacy Technician position would primarily work within the Inpatient Pharmacy Services. Salary range: GS-07: $43,683.00 - $56,790.00/annum Work Schedule: M-F, 8:00 am-4:30 pm, but may occasionally work night, weekends, holidays and 8hour shift between 7a-10p. Bargaining Unit: Not Covered FLSA: Non-exempt Supervisory Pharmacy Technician duties include but are not limited to: Responsible for planning, organizing and reviewing work, administering personnel matters and dealing effectively with non-professional employees and union representatives in accordance with the Master Agreement. Responsible for developing schedule, planning and granting leave and rotating duties of assigned staff. Projects overtime and comp time requirements based on work load and staffing. Assist with developing performance standards that are realistic, challenging and support the organizational mission, vision, and goals. Ensures that employees meet performance standards and competencies. Identifies needed areas for process improvement. Effectively manages personnel and works towards resolving all labor relations issues. Reviews on yearly basis the Performance plans for subordinates and updates as required. Discusses plan on semi-annual basis with the employees. Submits employee signed evaluations within required time frames. Reviews staff performance for possible award nominations. Initiates counseling, disciplinary actions and separations based upon performance or behavior. Identifies and assesses workload volume throughout the day, making staff adjustments to meet organizational needs and goals. Supports the Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Plan of the medical center. Collects, evaluates and analyzes data for reports, projects or statistical purposes as assigned. Insures that all technical staff, students, and volunteers are trained and fully comply with all processes and policies. Insures that all technical staff follows safety, privacy, computer security and pharmacy security policies. Serves as an information resource on all inpatient and outpatient operating procedures to all pharmacy employees and other services, responding to all inquiries within the employee's degree of expertise in a professional manner and referring all other inquiries to an appropriate individual. Communicate all problems to the Associate Chief in a timely manner. Understand the distinct phases of team development and applies the appropriate tools/techniques to help it deal with a variety of problems and situations. He/she is responsible for leading the team to consensus or otherwise dealing with issues that facilitate the team to closure on complex and sometimes emotional issues. Assesses the team's strengths and weaknesses and determines where improvements can be made. Responsible for the timely maintenance of technician dispensing of inpatient medications including: IVs, cart fills, point of care machines, ward stock, and controlled substances, procurement and emergency costs. Responsible for the timely technician dispensing of outpatient medications, including controlled substances and procurement. Responsible for all aspects of technician stocking of clinic areas. Responsible for coordinating the activities of phone technicians in timely, courteous and accurate response to the Veteran. Insures the proper operation and maintenance of all automated pharmacy equipment. Works with other services to obtain needed repairs and service in a timely manner. Answers questions from pharmacy and non-pharmacy personnel regarding drug distribution. Identifies basic therapeutic problems such as duplicate therapy with drugs in the same class and alerts the pharmacist to the possible need for clinical intervention. Insures all required basic pharmacy monitoring functions are complete including inspections and cleaning logs. Insures that customer contacts are handled in a positive customer centric problem-solving fashion. Performs all the duties of lower graded technicians, as required. Incumbent will be proficient in all pharmacy technician duties at all times by setting an example for productivity, behavior, and appearance and by meeting or exceeding "Satisfactory" in all performance standards of lower graded pharmacy technicians. Assists in effecting recalls of drugs, as required, by checking applicable lots and informing appropriate personnel. Incumbent insures completion of recording of all information in electronic tracking systems. Assists with training, orientation and retraining of employees consistent with medical center and pharmacy policies and procedures. Serves with considerable independence in all areas of pharmacy activity under the direct supervision of the Assistant Chief, Pharmacy Service, who is available to discuss matters affecting policy or other services. Functions with technical independence in all assigned areas. Keeps management apprised of trends/problems affecting any aspects of pharmaceutical services provided. Recognizes need for changes in policy and procedures and makes viable recommendations. Position Description/PD#: 00000/Functional Statement Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Internal Number: 600082700
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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.