Director of Pharmacy - Full Time

Description

Under the Administrator’s supervision, the Director of Pharmacy will oversee all operations relating to the pharmacy, ensuring compliance with all applicable DNV, state, and federal guidelines.

  • Demonstrates ability to work with the Administration team and nursing staff effectively.
  • Reviews and provides cost analysis for medications on pre-admission evaluations.
  • Ensures medications are available upon admission.
  • Screens for drug/food and drug/drug interactions initiate a notification to appropriate departments and provide educational material.
  • Communicates with physicians to facilitate the use of formulary.
  • Conducts patient education and documents conversations.
  • Collaborates with the Social worker and physician to obtain lower-cost substitutions for medications when costs may impact the discharge plan.
  • Reads and interprets physician orders.
  • Manipulates pharmaceuticals in preparation for dispensing.
  • Operates equipment necessary for compounding, preparing, labeling, and dispensing drugs.
  • Documents activities, interventions, and processes.
  • Communicates drug-related information verbally and in writing to patients, physicians, nurses, and other hospital staff
  • Integrates pharmacy department operations into the hospital’s mission, vision, and values.
  • Develops and implements policies and procedures governing medication use and therapy in the hospital.
  • Assures sufficient professional and support staff required for department operations.
  • Participates in selecting outside sources of needed services, as required.
  • Processes orders and prepares, dispenses and monitors the use and administration of medication therapies in the hospital as required by applicable laws and regulations and in accordance with accepted standards of practice.
  • Manages department physical, human and other resources consistent with the pharmacy’s mission.
  • Provides orientation, competency assessment, and ongoing educational needs of department and hospital staff related to medication therapy.
  • Maintains and creates pharmacy-related hospital forms.
  • Maintains and revises pharmacy Policy and Procedure.
  • Maintains a clean, organized pharmacy at all times.
  • Actively participates in PI by providing reports and data and attends all PI meetings.
  • Continually assesses and improves pharmacy department performance.
  • Maintains appropriate performance improvement processes.
  • Provides on-call coverage after hours or at times other than scheduled shifts.
  • Communicates effectively with professional colleagues and vendors.
  • Professionally presents self when representing the facility.
  • Resolves areas of concern or conflict with patients’ families, co-workers, or external customers professionally, proactively, and courteously
  • Complies with state regulations and national standards as they apply to the pharmacy.
  • Communicates with the Administrator regarding department programs, goals, objectives, problems, and successes.
  • Orients and trains department employees and nursing staff to achieve and maintain high standards of care.
  • Communicates and collaborates with other clinical service departments to achieve cohesion and effectiveness.
  • Provides educational in-services to clinical staff and oversees pharmacy competency training.
  • Participates in the decision-making of the hospital with the administrative team.
  • Ensures pharmacy staff complies with hospital and department policies and procedures.
  • Participates in monthly staff meetings to ensure appropriate information is reported and communicated.
  • Participates in developing and implementing hospital fire, disaster, utilities, security, medical equipment, and evacuation plans on an as-needed basis.
  • Collaborating with the hospital administrator assists in financial and strategic planning for the hospital.
  • Reviews and promptly acts on reports and recommendations from regulatory and inspecting agencies.
  • Participates in developing and providing oversight to pharmacy department budgetary goals.
  • When appropriate, communicates operational concerns and needs to the Administrator.
  • Demonstrates respect for patient privacy consistently.
  • Consult with appropriate department heads to review and initiate organization-wide policies and procedures needed to accomplish the hospital’s goals, objectives, and programs.
  • Attends and serves on professional/civic service organizations as a hospital representative.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
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Job Requirements

Experience

  • Prefer three years of hospital experience with one year in a managerial role.
  • Must be knowledgeable of DNV, CMS requirements, and state regulatory requirements.

Education Required

  • Graduate from an accredited College of Pharmacy.
  • Prefer an advanced degree in a related field and/or completion of an accredited hospital pharmacy residency.

Additional Information

LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION:

  • Current license as a Registered Pharmacist in the state of practice.
  • Current AHA BLS certification.