PART-TIME PHARMACY COMPLIANCE INSPECTOR
The Part-time Pharmacy Compliance Inspector inspects board licensed entities in connection with the enforcement of the laws and regulations governing the practice of pharmacy.
Residence / Duty Station
This position is responsible for inspections in the Kansas City and eastern Kansas area. The designated duty station is the incumbent’s personal residence which shall require an in-home office that complies with the Board’s Telework Policy and Agreement. Inspector must reside and operate from a duty station that is located in Johnson County or Wyandotte County.
The Inspector normally works an average of 25 hours per week from a home office. Days and hours of work can be variable, dependent on the business hours of a licensed premises and the work that needs to be completed, and will be agreed upon by the inspector and the supervisor. Overnight travel, pre-approved by supervisor, may be required dependent on the location of the home office. There will be significant amount of work time spent traveling in a vehicle.
The Inspector travels to inspect licensed premises, serve as an expert witness, and monitor probationers. The inspector also provides consultation and education to licensees, consumers, governmental agencies and others regarding a variety of laws and regulations related to the dispensing of prescription drugs and devices, drug diversion, practice issues and on matters concerning pharmacology, based on his/her training level.
Job duties will include but are not limited to:
Performing routine annual/biannual inspections (in-person) of community pharmacies, retail dealers, and other facilities in assigned area to evaluate quality assurance programs, cleanliness, security, packaging procedures, dispensing practices, recordkeeping practices and storage of drug stock. Preparing and submitting reports of all inspections, possible violations and weekly activity reports. Traveling to facilities in assigned region.
Assisting regional inspectors in conducting inspections or investigations requiring a second opinion or other routine help. Testifying on behalf of Board at hearings as directed by Board’s disciplinary counsel. Traveling to conduct assigned inspections, testify, or perform other legal functions.
Reporting activities to the Kansas Board of Pharmacy office, submitting a weekly itinerary, transmitting files, and accessing e-mail and other assigned technology in accordance with Board procedures.
Keeping abreast of emerging issues of pharmaceutical practices. The Inspector is required to attend and participate in specific statewide meetings, staff meetings, workshops, seminars and training sessions, which may be in Topeka, Kansas or other locations.
Skills, Abilities and Competencies
- Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills and a highly developed ability to deal with the public and health professionals in a tactful and professional manner.
- Must use good judgment in decision-making; exercise creativity, resourcefulness and flexibility in problem identification and resolution; manage time and resources effectively, be able to work cooperatively with others as a member of a team, use active listening skills, be responsive to management needs and have good attendance.
- Must demonstrate excellent character, integrity, and honesty in performing job duties and interacting with Board members, staff, and internal/external customers.
- Must have and maintain knowledge of Kansas laws, rules and regulations, including: Kansas Pharmacy Practice Act (KSA 65-1601 et seq), Kansas Utilization of Unused Medications Act (KSA 65-1668 et seq), Kansas Prescription Monitoring Program Act (KSA 65-1681 et seq), Pharamcy Audit Integrity Act (KSA 65-16,121 et seq), Kansas Controlled Substances Act (KSA 65-4101 et seq), and Kansas Food Drug and Cosmetic Act (KSA 65-636 et seq). Knowledge of Federal FDA, DEA, and other drug-related laws and regulations.
- The ability to use a laptop computer, tablet, wifi hotspot, smartphone, printer/fax/scanner, and telephone on a daily basis.
- The position requires familiarity with Microsoft Office suite, web-based database system, pdf readers, and mainstream computer software and applications.
- The position requires extensive travel, driving a vehicle frequently, if not daily, for variable times and distances. The Inspector must maintain proper use, security and maintenance of Board-issued equipment including routine maintenance of a Board-provided vehicle.
- Must be able to document and keep accurate and complete records, and retrieve and maintain exhibits and evidence according to Board policies.
- Must be self-directed and able to manage the workload with minimal oversight.
- Must maintain a working knowledge of the various laws, rules and regulations specific to the practice of pharmacy.
- Must be able to drive a car and travel as directed to accomplish the primary responsibilities of inspecting licensed premises.
- Ability to maintain strict confidentiality.
- Graduation from an accredited college or university.
- Kansas Pharmacy Technician Registration is required; must be current and valid.
- Current/Active Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT)
- Valid Kansas Driver’s License required.
- At least three years’ experience as a registered pharmacy technician in Kansas.
- Preference may be given to those with experience as a pharmacy technician in both community and hospital pharmacies.
- Preference may be given to those with previous regulatory experience.
Pay Range: $16.00 - $18.50 per hour, up to 25 hours per week
The pay rate for the selected candidate will be commensurate with education, experience, and licensure. This is an unclassified position without benefits.
Incumbent may be allowed to maintain other employment in the pharmacy setting upon prior approval of the Executive Secretary, and will be screened from any potential, actual, or apparent conflict of interest.
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
HOW TO APPLY:
Send the following application documents as email attachments to firstname.lastname@example.org Attn.: Alexandra Blasi, Executive Secretary.
Failure to submit all required documentation may affect your consideration for this position.
KANSAS TAX CLEARANCE CERTIFICATE REQUIRED: Each applicant applying for a State of Kansas job vacancy must obtain a valid Kansas Certificate of Tax Clearance by accessing the Kansas Department of Revenue's website at http://www.ksrevenue.org/taxclearance.html A Tax Clearance is a comprehensive tax account review to determine and ensure that an individual's account is compliant with all primary Kansas Tax Laws. A Tax Clearance expires every 90 days. All applicants, including current state employees, are responsible for submitting a valid certificate with all other application materials to the hiring agency. This is in accordance with Executive Order 2004-03. If you need assistance with the tax clearance, please contact 785-296-3199.
Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to contact the agency if reasonable accommodations are needed for any part of the application or hiring process.
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