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

Date Posted: 12/27/2018

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Job Description

  • Take your career in the right direction – joinus at HealthTrust.  Amidst thefast-changing dynamics of healthcare within HealthTrust and our parent company(HCA – Hospital Corporation of America), come work as a Director of Pharmacy,Acute Hospital Operaitons to put into practice sustainable, practical solutionsthat will ultimately transform patient care and the communities we support.
  • More than 1,600 hospitals have partnered withHealthTrust to lower expenses and improve outcomes across healthcareoperations.
  • HealthTrust delivers supply chain, workforce,and clinical integration services to help healthcare providers improveperformance with superior pricing and operator-driven practices.Thisis accomplished by hiring professionals like you!
  • A seven-time recipient of a “Champion forChange” award from Practice Greenhealth, HealthTrust actively encourages andenables ecologically responsible purchasing alongside fully embracing a cultureof integrity and a code of ethics.
  • Seeking afull-time Director of Pharmacy, Acute Hospital Operations, who Plans,organizes, controls, and supervises activities in hospital pharmacy accordingto hospital policies, standards of practice of the profession, and State andFederal laws. Recommends innovations in the practice and function of thehospital pharmacy to Administration and carries out mutually agreed uponprograms.
  • 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.

Northwest Medical Center– Margate,Broward County FL
  • Margate is a city located in Broward CountyFlorida.
  • The name of the city itself is a portmanteau ofthe first three letters of the founder's last name, Jack Marqusee, and thefirst four letters of gateway, since it was considered a"gateway" to western Broward County.
  • The city also has a water park calledCalypso Cove, and two golf courses, with one of them also a tenniscourt as well: The Carolina Golf Club, and the Oriole Golf and Tennis Club.
  • Margate is home to the largest butterfly park inthe world. Located in Trade winds Park, Florida, and the first park in theWestern Hemisphere.

Job Requirements

  • HealthTrust offers one of the leading 401(k)plans in the healthcare industry (a 100% match on up to 9% of pay based onyears of vesting service). 
  • Tuition Reimbursement program for individualsseeking higher education. Generous annual incentive bonus program.
  • Professional growth and advancement. Network ofother highly skilled Pharmacists to work and collaborate with across sisterfacilities and multiple divisions.
  • Knowledgeable and proficient in the legal responsibilitiesof the pharmacist to the facility and all state and federal laws andregulations governing pharmacy services.
  • Knowledge of pathophysiology, interpretation of diagnosticcriteria, pharmacokinetics and pharmacotherapeutics as well as the use andapplication of new medications and technology.
  • Problem solving ability and analytical thinking required.
  • Organization – Proactively prioritized needs andeffectively 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 clinicaleducation, support, training to staff members. Able to effectively participateon interdisciplinary teams and committees.
  • Leadership – Guides individuals and groups toward desiredoutcomes, setting high performance standards and delivering quality services.
  • Customer orientation – Establishes and maintains long-termcustomer relationships, building trust and respect by consistently meeting andexceeding expectations. Able to work with diverse work force.
  • Policies and Procedures – Articulates knowledge andunderstanding of organizational policies, procedures and systems.
  • PC Skills – Experience using computer applicationsincluding word processing, spreadsheets, and pharmacy information systemsrequired.
  • Financial management – Applies tools and processes tosuccessfully manage drug cost budget. Able to direct cost-effective drugtherapy via clinical protocols.
  • Project management – Able to assess work activities andallocate resources appropriately. Able to work independently and handle stressappropriately.
  • Tactical execution – Able to develop policies andprocedures for pharmaceutical services.
  • B.S. or Pharm Dfrom an ACPE-accredited School of Pharmacy.
  • Minimum of two (2) years supervisory or leadership experiencepreferred.
  • CurrentPharmacist license in good standing with the appropriate State Board ofPharmacy.
  • CurrentConsultant Pharmacist license in good standing with the appropriate State Boardof Pharmacy.
  • *With HealthTrust& Hospital leadership approval, incumbents relocating from another Statewill be given 6-months to obtain State licensure and Consultant license (ifapplicable) for the State in which the facility is located. During thistimeframe, the DOP will only participate in administrative functions andanother licensed pharmacist will be given responsibility as the hospital’sPharmacist in Charge and Consultant Pharmacist (if applicable).
PHYSICALDEMANDS/WORKING CONDITIONSRequires prolonged sitting, some bending, stooping andstretching. Requires eye-hand coordination and manual dexterity sufficient tooperate a keyboard, photocopier, telephone, calculator and other officeequipment. Requires normal range of hearing and eyesight to record, prepare andcommunicate appropriate reports. Requires lifting papers or boxes up to 50pounds occasionally. May be exposed to toxic/caustic/chemicals/detergents. Workis performed in a hospital (pharmacy, nursing units, etc.) Work may bestressful at times. Contact may involve dealing with angry or upset people.Staff must remain flexible and available to provide staffing assistance forany/all disaster or emergency situations.

CRITICAL DEMANDSAbility to work independently and handle stressappropriately. Ability to work, cooperatively with other members of HCA,hospital and pharmacy staff. Ability to handle multiple tasks, and adapt tochanges in workload and work schedule. Ability to set priorities, make criticaldecisions, and respond to client concerns. Fosters a team environment byproviding orientation and training to directors of pharmacy and pharmacy staff.Ability to communicate effectively (verbal and written). Demonstrates excellentcustomer service skills.

OSHAThe 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 first aid,or to be potentially exposed in some other way.