PHARMACY CLINICAL MANAGER
- Richmond, VA
CARTER LIPPMAN GROUP (REQ VFB0508RIT)
This position is a full-time day shift pharmacy manager position--a great leadership opportunity located in Richmond, VA.
This is a wonderful opportunity to work with an established team of pharmacists and techs in support of our patients. Our facility specializes in quality patient care through services like oncology and behavioral health, with our pharmacy serving as an integral part of care for all patients.
The Pharmacy Clinical Manager is responsible for designing, implementing and managing the pharmacy clinical programs. This includes formulary management, policy and procedure development and education across the healthcare spectrum. The Clinical Manager facilitates the development, implementation, and maintenance of systems that promote desirable patient outcomes through the use of safe, appropriate, cost-effective medication therapies. The Clinical Manager shall also assist in managing the pharmacy when the Pharmacy Director or designee is unavailable.
Position duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
1. Interpret orders and transcribes or verifies them accurately and efficiently into the pharmacy computer system.
2. Accurately compound and dispense pharmaceuticals.
3. Complies with facility policy and procedures and regulatory requirements.
4. Supports the improvement and accomplishment of corporate, division, and facility objectives through interdepartmental teamwork and planning.
5. Monitor drug therapy regimens for contraindications, drug-drug interactions, drug-food interactions, allergies and appropriateness of drug and dose.
6. Provide clinical consultation and clarification to practitioners. Suggests appropriate, cost-effective therapeutic alternatives to medical staff as needed.
7. Sustain the hospital formulary, minimizing non-formulary procurements, utilizing therapeutic interchanges and promotes rational drug therapy selection.
8. Support participation in daily multidisciplinary and bedside rounds. (may need to attend).
9. Identify, design and analyze drug utilization reviews to promote rational drug therapy and determines action plan based on results.
10. Provide accurate and timely medication information to healthcare staff and patients.
11. Develop, manage and mentor pharmacy clinical programs such as drug consults, nutrition support, pharmacokinetics, anticoagulant monitoring, pain management, IV to PO, renal dosing and other programs as determined appropriate based on patient population and literature guidelines.
12. Develop, manage and mentor antimicrobial management program (AMP).
13. Document all clinical activities and interventions accurately and completely. Responsible for mentoring and education as well as ongoing analysis of interventions to insure accurate and appropriate documentation and provides summary reports.
14. Support and participate in the goals of the organization’s quality improvement, risk management and patient safety program to include but not limited to National Patient Safety Goals, Core Measures and medication related initiatives.
15. Responsible for design, analysis and reporting of adverse drug reactions, medication errors and pharmacy quality initiatives. Mentors others in their roles for these programs.
16. Develop and actively participate in training and mentorship programs for pharmacists, pharmacy students, residents, technicians, nurses and physicians; responsible for assessment of participants in these programs.
17. Develop and document staff competency on an ongoing basis and develop improvement plans when deficiencies in competencies are identified.
18. Primary preceptor for pharmacy students and/or residents as it relates to clinical pharmacy services. Responsible for designing and managing program and mentoring student/resident as well as other preceptors.
19. Maintain professional competency sufficient to meet current and future needs of the facility.
20. Develop and manage specialty pharmacy practice programs as related to clinical pharmacy services.
21. Provide basic technical support for automated dispensing machines and other pharmacy computer systems.
22. Effectively and proactively intervene in conflicts between pharmacy and medical staff regarding drug therapy issue resolutions.
23. Train and participate with Disaster Team drills and real-event response as assigned.
24. Train and participate with Code Teams as assigned. Obtain and maintain BLS-ACLS or PALS current certification as appropriate.
25. Maintain appropriate controlled substance records. Work with the Pharmacy Director to identify and develop processes to meet or exceed all controlled substance diversion prevention and monitoring standards.
26. Comply with all regulatory standards. Work with the Pharmacy Director to identify and develop processes to meet or exceed all regulatory standards. Participate in quality and regulatory reviews and audits.
27. Prioritize work and lead others to comply with facility medication turn-around time policy and procedure. Identify areas for improved efficiency.
28. Supervise and assist pharmacy technicians and other support staff effectively.
29. Work with the Director to establish pharmacy goals and objectives and responsible for implementation and monitoring.
30. Participate with various nursing and medical staff committees.
31. In conjunction with Pharmacy Director, responsible for staff performance evaluations.
32. Act as manager in charge as assigned.
33. Responsible for development and review of physician order sets and other evidenced based medication use guidelines.
34. Responsible for routine publication of the pharmacy newsletter and/or other forms of written and electronic communication.
35. Responsible for drug class reviews and drug monographs.
36. Responsible for managing and monitoring the drug formulary.
37. Responsible for the development, implementation, and monitoring of pharmacy clinical initiatives.
38. Coordinates the selection and safe use of alternative medications in response to medication shortages.
39. Responsible for the development and review of pharmacy policies and procedures.
40. Provides oversight of staff scheduling.
41. Participate in the design and update of pharmacy computer system programs relating to pharmacy, nursing and physician programs.
42. Participate in the maintenance of pharmacy dictionaries including adding new drugs to the drug dictionary and Charge Master maintenance.
43. Perform other duties as assigned.
44. Complies with all requirements related to risk management, safety, medication-use safety, security, fire safety, and infection control. Complies with all applicable federal, state, and local laws, rules, and regulations.
45. Practice and adhere to the “Code of Conduct” philosophy, “Mission and Value Statement,” and organizational standards of behavior.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES
-Organization – proactively prioritizes needs and effectively manages resources. Able to make critical decisions and respond quickly to emergency requests. Able to work cooperatively and effectively with health-system and pharmacy staff.
-Communication – communicates clearly and concisely in a way that promotes a cooperative work environment (written and oral). Able to evaluate the medical literature.
-Judgment – Makes decisions based upon job knowledge and experience. Considers all impacted areas in decision process. Seeks advice where applicable. Judgment sensible and reliable.
-Customer Orientation – establishes and maintains long-term customer relationships, building trust and respect by consistently meeting or exceeding expectations.
-Interpersonal Skills – able to work effectively with other employees, patients and external parties. Able to work independently and handle stress appropriately. Able to handle frequent interruptions and adapts positively to changes in workload and work schedule.
-PC Skills – demonstrates proficiency in Microsoft Office, Meditech, and purchasing vendor applications and others as required
-Policies and Procedures – articulates knowledge and understanding of organizational policies, procedures and systems
-Basic Skills – able to perform mathematical calculations, balance and reconcile figures, punctuate properly, spell correctly and transcribe accurately
-B.S. or Pharm D. from an ACPE-accredited School of Pharmacy. Doctor of Pharmacy from an ACPE-accredited college of pharmacy is preferred
-Minimum of 2 years as a Pharmacy Clinical/Operations Specialist or one of the following:
· At least 5 years of hospital pharmacy experience required; preferably within area of focus
· Completion of hospital PGY2/pharmacy specialty residency or fellowship
· Specialty BCPS certification
· Other certification (e.g. FCCP, FASHP).
· Hospital Pharmacy Management experience is preferred
-ACLS certification is preferred
-BCPS certification is preferred
-Active Pharmacist license in good standing with Virginia State Board of Pharmacy
SUBMIT RESUME OF CALL 888-820-6402 EXT 159 OR FAX 866-685-5103
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