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

Date Posted: 6/23/2018

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Job Description

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.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities (included but not limited to):
  • Establishes quality improvement, fiscal, productivity, and patient satisfaction goals and objectives in conjunction with upper management.
  • Supervises the maintenance and dissemination of drug information through in-service education of hospital personnel, consultation with patients, hospital staff, and medical staff.
  • Actively assists staff pharmacists in the discharge of routing duties as necessary.
  • Directs the activities of and provides professional and technical guidance to pharmacy personnel.
  • Exercises professional judgment in imparting therapeutic and drug information to patients and health professionals.
  • Communicates the Hospital and Mission and Philosophy to department employees and integrates with departmental operations.
  • Provides leadership to new program development, implementation and evaluation. Acts as a consultant in areas of expertise.
  • Anticipates the needs and issues of customers/suppliers in order to insure effective departmental operations and/or meet their needs.
  • Promotes teamwork among staff, peers, physicians, and others.
  • Promotes multi-disciplinary teamwork in order to meet the organization’s goals and objectives.
  • Is responsible for department planning, goals, and objectives that are consistent with the Hospital and Pharmacy Shared Services.
  • Provides leadership to the department through effective organization, direction of activities, and appropriate delegation of functions.
  • Maintains appropriate controls of department functions to insure smooth, effective operations.
  • Continuously evaluates the quality of services and/or products provided to the department’s customers.
  • Monitors and assists with the collection, documentation, and reporting of quality assessment and improvement data.
  • Ensures that department is in compliance with JCAHO requirements, Drug Enforcement Administration, State Board of Pharmacy, hospital policies and procedures, and other Federal and State regulations.
  • Ensures that department is in compliance with all applicable safety and security practices, infection control policies, fire and safety and disaster planning.
  • Is responsible for development and implementation of Department specific policy and procedures.
  • Establishes job performance standards, functions, responsibilities and the qualifications of department employees.
  • Is responsible for the effective recruitment, selection, orientation, promotion, evaluation, retention and termination of department employees.
  • Determines the competence of department employees.
  • Routinely assesses departmental education needs and provides the appropriate learning experiences, ie. on the job training, workshop, in services, etc.
  • Actively participates in Hospital committees, task forces, projects, and provides leadership as assigned.
  • Represents Hospital and Pharmacy Shared Services through active participation in outside activities and organizations. Practice and adhere to the “Code of Conduct” philosophy and “Mission and Value Statement”.
  • Perform other duties as assigned. 

Job Requirements

Knowledge, Skills &Abilities:
  • Knowledgeable andproficient in the legal responsibilities of the pharmacist to the facility andall state and federal laws and regulations governing pharmacy services.
  • Knowledge ofpathophysiology, interpretation of diagnostic criteria, pharmacokinetics andpharmacotherapeutics as well as the use and application of new medications andtechnology.
  • Problem solvingability and analytical thinking required.
  • Organization –Proactively prioritized needs and effectively manages resources.
  • Communication –Able to communicate (verbal and written) clearly and effectively to otherhealth care providers including pharmacists, physicians and nurses. Fostersteam environment by providing clinical education, support, training to staffmembers. Able to effectively participate on interdisciplinary teams andcommittees.
  • Leadership –Guides individuals and groups toward desired outcomes, setting high performancestandards and delivering quality services.
  • Customerorientation – 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 andProcedures – Articulates knowledge and understanding of organizationalpolicies, procedures and systems.
  • PC Skills –Experience using computer applications including word processing, spreadsheets,and pharmacy information systems required.
  • Financialmanagement – Applies tools and processes to successfully manage drug costbudget. Able to direct cost-effective drug therapy via clinical protocols.
  • Projectmanagement – Able to assess work activities and allocate resourcesappropriately. Able to work independently and handle stress appropriately.
  • Tacticalexecution – Able to develop policies and procedures for pharmaceuticalservices.
  • B.S.or PharmD from an ACPE-accredited School of Pharmacy
  • Minimum of 2 years supervisory or leadership experience preferred
  • CurrentPharmacist license in good standing with the appropriate State Board ofPharmacy.
  • CurrentConsultant Pharmacist license in good standing with the appropriate State Boardof Pharmacy.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORKING CONDITIONS – Requires prolonged sitting, somebending, stooping and stretching. Requires eye-hand coordination and manualdexterity sufficient to operate a keyboard, photocopier, telephone, calculatorand other office equipment. Requires normal range of hearing and eyesight torecord, prepare and communicate reports. Requires lifting papers or boxes up to50 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 upsetpeople. Staff must remain flexible and available to provide staffing assistancefor any/all disaster or emergency situations. Walking or standing for longperiods of time (4-8 hours) often necessary. Reasonable accommodations may bemade to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essentialfunctions. Occasionally is subject to irregular hours and occasional workpressure due to multiple calls, tasks and inquiries.

CRITICALDEMANDS Ability to work independently andhandle stress appropriately. Ability to work, cooperatively with other membersof HCA, hospital and pharmacy staff. Ability to handle multiple tasks, andadapt to changes in workload and work schedule. Ability to set priorities, makecritical decisions, and respond to client concerns. Fosters a team environmentby providing orientation and training to directors of pharmacy and pharmacystaff. Ability to communicate effectively (verbal and written). Demonstratesexcellent customer service skills.

OSHA – The normal work routine involves noexposure to blood, body fluids, or tissues (although situations can be imaginedor hypothesized under which anyone, anywhere, might encounter potentialexposure to body fluids). Persons who perform these duties are not called uponas part of their employment to perform or assist in emergency care or firstaid, or to be potentially exposed in some other way.


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