Director of Pharmacy, Acute Hospital Operations in Port St. Lucie, FL at HealthTrust

Date Posted: 2/10/2018

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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 toAdministration and carries out mutually agreed upon programs.
Duties (included but notlimited 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 effective departmentaloperations 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 that departmentis in compliance with all applicable safety and security practices, infectioncontrol 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, inservices, 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”.
  • Performother duties as assigned 

Job Requirements

Knowledge,Skills & Abilities
  • Knowledgeableand proficient in the legal responsibilities of the pharmacist to the facilityand all state and federal laws and regulations governing pharmacy services.
  • Knowledgeof pathophysiology, interpretation of diagnostic criteria, pharmacokinetics andpharmacotherapeutics as well as the use and application of new medications andtechnology.
  • Problemsolving ability 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 highperformance standards 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.
  • Policiesand Procedures – Articulates knowledge and understanding of organizationalpolicies, procedures and systems.
  • PCSkills – 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.
  • PharmDfrom an ACPE-accredited School of Pharmacy
  • Minimumof 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.
*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 CONDITIONS – Requires prolonged sitting, some bending, stooping andstretching. Requires eye-hand coordination and manual dexterity sufficient tooperate a keyboard, photocopier, telephone, calculator and other officeequipment. Walking or standing for long periods of time (4-8 hours) oftennecessary. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals withdisabilities to perform the essential functions. Occasionally is subjectto irregular hours and occasional work pressure due to multiple calls, tasksand inquiries. 03/05/14
CRITICAL DEMANDS - Ability 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.
OSHACATEGORY – Thenormal 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 whoperform these duties are not called upon as part of their employment to performor assist in emergency care or first aid, or to be potentially exposed in someother way.