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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 02/23/24

Applications Due03/15/24

Vacancy ID151996

NY HELPNo

AgencyEducation Department, State

TitlePharmacy Consultant (NY HELPS), Box OP-1682/64509

Occupational CategoryNo Preference

Salary Grade25

Bargaining UnitPS&T - Professional, Scientific, and Technical (PEF)

Salary RangeFrom $90806 to $114444 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Contingent Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 50%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5

Workday

From 9 AM

To 5 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? Yes

County Albany

Street Address Office of the Professions

Office of Professional Discipline- Investigations

City Albany

StateNY

Zip Code12234

Minimum Qualifications MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

NY HELPS
This title is part of the New York Hiring for Emergency Limited Placement Statewide Program (NY HELPS).

For the duration of the NY HELPS Program, this title maybe filled via a non-competitive appointment, which means no examination is required but all candidates must meet the minimum qualifications of the title for which they apply. At this time, agencies may recruit and hire employees by making temporary appointments. In May 2024, if a temporary NY HELPS employee is satisfactorily performing in the position, the appointment will be changed from temporary pending Civil Service Commission Action to permanent non-competitive and the official probationary period will begin.

At a future date (within one year of permanent appointment), it is expected employees hired under NY HELPS will have their non-competitive employment status converted to competitive status, without having to compete in an examination. Employees will then be afforded with all of the same rights and privileges of competitive class employees of New York State. While serving permanently in a NY HELPS title, employees may take part in any promotion examination for which they are qualified.

NON-COMPETITIVE MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
To be considered for appointment through NY HELPS, or 55 b/c, candidates must meet the open-competitive minimum qualifications for this position. The qualifications are:
• Must have a New York State license and registration to practice pharmacy AND two years of post-licensure experience as a pharmacist.

COMPETITIVE MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

55b/c Appointment: This position is eligible for 55b/c designation and candidates with 55b/c eligibility are encouraged to apply. Candidates must possess a current 55b/c eligibility letter and the following minimum qualifications:
• Must have a New York State license and registration to practice pharmacy AND two years of post-licensure experience as a pharmacist.

It is essential that candidates clearly and concisely indicate exactly how they meet the above minimum qualifications in their resume. Failure to show how you meet the minimum qualifications above may result in disqualification and removal from consideration.

Duties Description The New York State Education Department’s (NYSED) Office of the Professions (OP) is seeking candidates for a Pharmacy Consultant position in the Office of Professional Discipline (OPD). Reporting to the Director, Division of Investigations, M-4, the incumbent of this position will be responsible for performing inspections, investigations and audits of pharmacies throughout New York State, with specific attention to sterile compounding, to ensure that services provided meet professional standards of practice, appropriateness, quality and comply with State, federal, and local statutes and regulations. Duties of this position include, but are not limited to, the following:

• Conduct and facilitate on-site surveys independently or as part of a team by observing and evaluating pharmacy establishment against established standards; interviewing staff and reviewing records; investigating incidents and complaints; and investigating and gathering information on facility operations;
• Evaluate pharmacy establishments utilizing applicable laws and regulations;
• Make recommendations regarding licensure or certification; surveillance, review, investigation and audit findings; recommend corrective measures; and sanctions or enforcement actions;
• Draft and review Statements or Notices of Deficiencies, Plans of Correction, investigative reports, and survey information against statewide standards for consistency and quality assurance;
• Provide staff support and gather data needed to recommend enforcement or sanctions regarding facility and provider licensing decisions;
• Clarify survey protocols and evaluate facility applications for the provision of services;
• Serve as a specialist and/or clinical expert based upon licensure as a pharmacist. Provide training and oversight to team members or unit staff regarding pharmacy laws and rules;
• Provide pharmaceutical expertise to program area staff members, including pharmacological research and consultation on projects relating to drugs, pharmacy and public health concerns;
• Develop State policy and clinical and programmatic guidelines for pharmacy surveillance;
• Make recommendations on enforcement and sanction actions against regulated or approved providers;
• Provide pharmaceutical expert testimony in administrative hearings;
• Develop, review, recommend, and implement statewide investigative and regulatory policies and procedures related to pharmacy inspections, taking into account State, federal and local laws regulations, and program operations;
• Coordinate enforcement activities regarding health facility violations resulting from surveys, medical reviews, audits, and/or investigations;
• Participate in the on-site evaluation of pharmacies as part of an audit team;
• Review compliance investigation reports and facility plans of correction to ensure that deficiencies are appropriately documented and meet federal and State requirements;
• Monitor regional inspection schedules, inspection processes, and outcomes to ensure that inspections are completed in a timely manner;
• Monitor and evaluate regional inspection data to insure statewide and regional consistency in the application and enforcement of laws, regulations, and other requirements,
• Work cooperatively with central and regional office managers to identify staff development needs, develop training curriculum, and administer training programs, and
• Serve as liaison between appropriate State and federal agencies with regard to pharmacy inspections.

Additional Comments CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

This will be a contingent permanent, competitive appointment or a contingent permanent non-competitive appointment. At this time, agencies may recruit and hire employees by making temporary appointments. In May 2024, if a temporary NY HELPS employee is satisfactorily performing in the position, the appointment will be changed from temporary pending Civil Service Commission Action to permanent non-competitive and the official probationary period will begin. This may be a temporary provisional appointment. Provisional candidates must take the examination for Pharmacy Consultant when it is next offered and must be reachable on the resulting eligible list to maintain employment.
For 55b/c appointment, candidates must possess the minimum qualifications, a current 55b/c eligibility letter and is subject to verification of applicant eligibility. Promotions and transfers may change appointees’ negotiating unit. Candidates should be aware that changes in negotiating units may affect their salary, insurance, and other benefits. Verification of current license and registration and work experience will be required at the time of interview for all candidates. Candidates are required to possess a NEW York State license and registration to practice pharmacy at the time of hire. Continued employment as a Pharmacy Consultant is dependent upon maintaining a New York State license and registration to practice pharmacy. Failure to maintain a New York State license and registration to practice pharmacy will result in removal from employment. This position will require 50% Statewide travel.

This position leads to a maximum salary of $114,444 based on annual performance advances.

In addition to the listed base salary, this position also receives a $11,000 geographic pay differential.

APPLICATION: Qualified candidates should send a resume and letter of interest by March 15, 2024 to opjobs@nysed.gov (email submissions are preferred). Your resume must clearly indicate how you meet the minimum qualifications for this position. You must include the Box number (OP-1682/64509) of the position in the subject line of your email and cover letter to ensure receipt of your application. Links to application materials will not be accepted (i.e., Google Docs). Your social security number may be required to confirm your eligibility.

New York State Education Department (NYSED) is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. NYS Human Rights Law prohibits discrimination because of age, race, creed, color, national origin, sexual orientation, military status, sex, disability, predisposing genetic characteristics, marital status, domestic violence victim status, gender identity, prior conviction records, prior arrests, youthful offender adjudications, or sealed records.

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• https://www.cs.ny.gov/jobseeker/
• https://www.cs.ny.gov/pio/publications/gettingajob.pdf

Generous benefits of working for New York State, including, but not limited to, the following:

Holiday & Paid Time Off
• Thirteen (13) paid holidays annually.
• Thirteen (13) days of paid vacation leave in year one, increasing to 20+ days with additional years of service.
• Five (5) days of paid personal leave annually.
• Thirteen (13) days of paid sick leave annually for PEF/CSEA and eight (8) days paid sick leave annually for M/C.
• Annual professional leave and educational leave opportunities for eligible staff.

Health Care Benefits
• Eligible employees and dependents can choose from a variety of affordable and generous health insurance programs.
• Family dental and vision benefits at no additional cost.

Additional Benefits
• Enrollment in the New York State pension system which has earned the distinction of being one of the best-managed and best-funded plans in the nation OR Optional Retirement Defined Contribution Plan with 8% salary match (eligibility requirements apply).
• NYS Deferred Compensation and an exclusive 403(b) Optional Retirement Savings Plan.
• Paid Parental Leave for all employees and Paid Family Leave (M/C Only).
• Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF).
• Opportunities for telecommuting.
• Eligibility for various life insurance options.

Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.

Name Office of Human Resources Management

Telephone (518)474-5215

Fax (518)486-5631

Email Address opjobs@nysed.gov

Address

Street NYS Education Department

89 Washington Avenue, Room 528 EB

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12234

 

Notes on ApplyingAPPLICATION: Qualified candidates should send a resume and letter of interest by March 15, 2024 to opjobs@nysed.gov (email submissions are preferred). Your resume must clearly indicate how you meet the minimum qualifications for this position. You must include the Box number (OP-1682/64509) of the position in the subject line of your email and cover letter to ensure receipt of your application. Links to application materials will not be accepted (i.e., Google Docs). Your social security number may be required to confirm your eligibility.

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