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

Date Posted: 10/27/2018

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Job Description

Plans, organizes, controls, andsupervises activities in hospital pharmacy according to hospital policies,standards of practice of the profession, and State and Federal laws. Recommendsinnovations in the practice and function of the hospital pharmacy to Administrationand carries out mutually agreed upon programs.
Essential Duties &Responsibilities (included but not limited to):
  • Establishesquality improvement, fiscal, productivity, and patient satisfaction goals andobjectives in conjunction with upper management.
  • Supervises themaintenance and dissemination of drug information through in-service educationof hospital personnel, consultation with patients, hospital staff, and medicalstaff.
  • Actively assistsstaff pharmacists in the discharge of routing duties as necessary.
  • Directs theactivities of and provides professional and technical guidance to pharmacypersonnel.
  • Exercisesprofessional judgment in imparting therapeutic and drug information to patientsand health professionals.
  • Communicates theHospital and Mission and Philosophy to department employees and integrates withdepartmental operations.
  • Providesleadership to new program development, implementation and evaluation. Acts as aconsultant in areas of expertise.
  • Anticipates theneeds and issues of customers/suppliers in order to insure effectivedepartmental operations and/or meet their needs.
  • Promotes teamworkamong staff, peers, physicians, and others.
  • Promotesmulti-disciplinary teamwork in order to meet the organization’s goals andobjectives.
  • Is responsiblefor department planning, goals, and objectives that are consistent with theHospital and Pharmacy Shared Services.
  • Providesleadership to the department through effective organization, direction ofactivities, and appropriate delegation of functions.
  • Maintainsappropriate controls of department functions to insure smooth, effectiveoperations.
  • Continuouslyevaluates the quality of services and/or products provided to the department’scustomers.
  • Monitors andassists with the collection, documentation, and reporting of quality assessmentand improvement data.
  • Ensures thatdepartment is in compliance with JCAHO requirements, Drug EnforcementAdministration, State Board of Pharmacy, hospital policies and procedures, andother Federal and State regulations.
  • Ensures thatdepartment is in compliance with all applicable safety and security practices,infection control policies, fire and safety and disaster planning.
  • Is responsiblefor development and implementation of Department specific policy andprocedures.
  • Establishes jobperformance standards, functions, responsibilities and the qualifications ofdepartment employees.
  • Is responsiblefor the effective recruitment, selection, orientation, promotion, evaluation,retention and termination of department employees.
  • Determines thecompetence of department employees.
  • Routinelyassesses departmental education needs and provides the appropriate learningexperiences, ie. on the job training, workshop, in services, etc.
  • Activelyparticipates in Hospital committees, task forces, projects, and providesleadership as assigned.
  • RepresentsHospital and Pharmacy Shared Services through active participation in outsideactivities and organizations. Practice and adhere to the “Code of Conduct”philosophy and “Mission and Value Statement”.
  • Perform otherduties 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 essential functions.Occasionally is subject to irregular hours and occasional work pressure due tomultiple 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 no exposure toblood, body fluids, or tissues (although situations can be imagined orhypothesized under which anyone, anywhere, might encounter potential exposureto body fluids). Persons who perform these duties are not called upon as partof their employment to perform or assist in emergency care or first aid, or tobe potentially exposed in some other way.