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Director of Pharmacy, Acute Hospital Operations in Margate, FL at HealthTrust

Date Posted: 2/27/2019

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Director of Pharmacy, Acute Hospital Operations

THE COMPANY: Take your career in the right direction – join us at HealthTrust. Amidst the fast-changing dynamics of healthcare within HealthTrust and our parent company (HCA – Hospital Corporation of America), come work as a Director of Pharmacy, Acute Hospital Operations to put into practice sustainable, practical solutions that will ultimately transform patient care and the communities we support. More than 1,600 hospitals have partnered with HealthTrust to lower expenses and improve outcomes across healthcare operations.

HealthTrust delivers supply chain, workforce, and clinical integration services to help healthcare providers improve performance with superior pricing and operator-driven practices. This is accomplished by hiring valued individuals like you!

A seven-time recipient of a “Champion for Change” award from Practice Greenhealth, HealthTrust actively encourages and enables ecologically responsible purchasing alongside fully embracing a culture of integrity and a code of ethics.

THE POSITION:

Job Summary – Plans, organizes, controls, and supervises activities in hospital pharmacy according to hospital policies, standards of practice of the profession, and State and Federal laws. Recommends innovations in the practice and function of the hospital pharmacy to Administration and carries out mutually agreed upon programs.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

•Knowledgeable and proficient in the legal responsibilities of the pharmacist to the facility and all state and federal laws and regulations governing pharmacy services.

•Knowledge of pathophysiology, interpretation of diagnostic criteria, pharmacokinetics and pharmacotherapeutics as well as the use and application of new medications and technology. Problem solving ability and analytical thinking required.

•Organization – Proactively prioritized needs and effectively manages resources.

•Communication – Able to communicate (verbal and written) clearly and effectively to other health care providers including pharmacists, physicians and nurses. Fosters team environment by providing clinical education, support, training to staff members. Able to effectively participate on interdisciplinary teams and committees.

•Leadership – Guides individuals and groups toward desired outcomes, setting high performance standards and delivering quality services.

•Customer orientation – Establishes and maintains long-term customer relationships, building trust and respect by consistently meeting and exceeding expectations. Able to work with diverse work force.

•Policies and Procedures – Articulates knowledge and understanding of organizational policies, procedures and systems.

•PC Skills – Experience using computer applications including word processing, spreadsheets, and pharmacy information systems required.

•Financial management – Applies tools and processes to successfully manage drug cost budget. Able to direct cost-effective drug therapy via clinical protocols.

•Project management – Able to assess work activities and allocate resources appropriately. Able to work independently and handle stress appropriately.

•Tactical execution – Able to develop policies and procedures for pharmaceutical servicesOrganization – proactively prioritizes needs and effectively manages resources

WHY SHOULD YOU APPLY?

• To attract the best talent, HealthTrust offers one of the leading 401(k) plans in the healthcare industry (a 100% match on up to 9% of pay based on years of vesting service).

• Generous Tuition Reimbursement program to support individuals seeking higher education.

• Opportunities for professional growth and advancement.

• Balance of working in partnership with peers and completing tasks on an individual basis.

EDUCATION/ EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

•B.S. or Pharm D from an ACPE-accredited School of Pharmacy

•Minimum of two (2) years supervisory or leadership experience preferred

CERTIFICATE/LICENSE

• Current Pharmacist license in good standing with the appropriate State Board of Pharmacy.

• Current Consultant Pharmacist license in good standing with the appropriate State Board of Pharmacy.

*With HealthTrust & Hospital leadership approval, incumbents relocating from another State will be given 6months to obtain State licensure and Consultant license (if applicable) for the State in which the facility is located. During this timeframe, the DOP will only participate in administrative functions and another licensed pharmacist will be given responsibility as the hospital’s Pharmacist in Charge and Consultant Pharmacist (if applicable).

PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORKING CONDITIONS – Requires prolonged sitting, some bending, stooping and stretching. Requires eye-hand coordination and manual dexterity sufficient to operate a keyboard, photocopier, telephone, calculator and other office equipment. Requires normal range of hearing and eyesight to record, prepare and communicate reports. Requires lifting papers or boxes up to 50 pounds occasionally. May be exposed to toxic/caustic/chemicals/detergents. Work is performed in an office, and in the pharmacy and hospital environment. Work may be stressful at times. Contact may involve dealing with angry or upset people. Staff must remain flexible and available to provide staffing assistance for any/all disaster or emergency situations. Walking or standing for long periods of time (4-8 hours) often necessary. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Occasionally is subject to irregular hours and occasional work pressure due to multiple calls, tasks and inquiries.

CRITICAL DEMANDS – Ability to work independently and handle stress appropriately. Ability to work, cooperatively with other members of HCA, hospital and pharmacy staff. Ability to handle multiple tasks, and adapt to changes in workload and work schedule. Ability to set priorities, make critical decisions, and respond to client concerns. Fosters a team environment by providing orientation and training to directors of pharmacy and pharmacy staff. Ability to communicate effectively (verbal and written). Demonstrates excellent customer service skills.

OSHA – The normal work routine involves no exposure to blood, body fluids, or tissues (although situations can be imagined or hypothesized under which anyone, anywhere, might encounter potential exposure to body fluids). Persons who perform these duties are not called upon as part of their employment to perform or assist in emergency care or first aid, or to be potentially exposed in some other way.

We are an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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