Clinical Manager Pharmacy, West in Houston, TX at HealthTrust

Date Posted: 11/10/2018

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Job Description

Job Summary – 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 shall also assist in managing the pharmacy when the Pharmacy Director or designee is unavailable.
Duties (included but not limited to):
Interpret orders / transcribes or verifies them accurately / efficiently into pharmacy computer system
Accurately compound and dispense pharmaceuticals
Complies with facility policy and procedures and regulatory requirements
Monitor drug therapy regimens for contraindications, drug-drug interactions, drug-food interactions, allergies and appropriateness of drug and dose
Provide clinical consultation and clarification to practitioners. Suggests appropriate, cost-effective therapeutic alternatives to medical staff as needed
Sustain the hospital formulary, minimizing nonformulary procurements, utilizing therapeutic interchanges and promotes rational drug therapy selection
Support participation in daily multidisciplinary and bedside rounds. (may need to attend)
Identify, design and analyze drug utilization reviews to promote rational drug therapy and determines action plan based on results
Provide accurate and timely medication information to healthcare staff and patients
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.
Develop, manage and mentor antimicrobial management program (AMP)
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
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 HCAHPS medication related initiatives
Responsible for design, analysis and reporting of adverse drug reactions, medication errors and pharmacy quality initiatives. Mentors others in their roles for these programs
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
Develop and document staff competency on an ongoing basis and develop improvement plans when deficiencies in competencies are identified
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
Maintain professional competency sufficient to meet current and future needs of the facility
Develop and manage specialty pharmacy practice programs as related to clinical pharmacy services
Provide basic technical support for automated dispensing machines and other pharmacy computer systems
Effectively and proactively intervene in conflicts between pharmacy and medical staff regarding drug therapy issue resolutions.
Train and participate with Disaster Team drills and real-event response as assigned
Train and participate with Code Teams as assigned. Obtain and maintain BLS-ACLS or PALS current certification as appropriate.
Maintain appropriate controlled substance records. Work with Pharmacy Director to identify / develop processes to meet / exceed all controlled substance diversion prevention and monitoring standards.
Comply with all regulatory standards. Work with the Pharmacy Director and Operations Manager to identify and develop processes to meet or exceed all regulatory standards. Participate in quality and regulatory reviews and audits
Prioritize work and lead others to comply with facility medication turn-around time policy and procedure. Identify areas for improved efficiency
Supervise and assist pharmacy technicians and other support staff effectively
Work with the director to establish pharmacy goals and objectives and responsible for implementation and monitoring
Participate with various nursing and medical staff committees as necessary
In conjunction with pharmacy director and operations manager, responsible for staff performance evaluations
Act as manager in charge as assigned
Responsible for development / review of physician order sets / other evidenced based medication use guidelines
Responsible for routine publication of the pharmacy newsletter and/or other forms of written and electronic communication
Responsible for drug class reviews and drug monographs
Responsible for managing and monitoring the drug formulary
Responsible for the development, implementation, and monitoring of pharmacy clinical initiatives and share pharmacy operation responsibility with Pharmacy Operation Manager
Responsible for the development and review of pharmacy policies and procedures
Provides oversight of staff scheduling
Participate in the design and update of pharmacy computer system programs relating to pharmacy,
nursing and physician programs
Participate in the maintenance of pharmacy dictionaries including adding new drugs to the drug dictionary and Gold Standard formulary Charge Master maintenance

Job Requirements

B.S. or Pharm D. from an ACPE-accredited School of Pharmacy, a Doctor of Pharmacy from an ACPE-accredited college of pharmacy is preferred
Minimum of 1 year 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
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Organization – proactively prioritizes needs and effectively manages resources
Communication – communicates clearly and concisely
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
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
ACLS certification is preferred
Active Pharmacist license in good standing with the appropriate State Board of Pharmacy
Active Pharmacy Consultant license, or equivalent as per State requirements for a Pharmacy Director/Pharmacist in Charge, if facility pharmacy does not have a Pharmacy Operations Manager position available.
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. May be exposed to toxic/caustic/chemicals/detergents. Work is performed in an office or the pharmacy 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.
OSHA CATEGORY – 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.