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Director of Pharmacy in Largo, FL at HealthTrust

Date Posted: 2/6/2019

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Job Description

GENERAL SUMMARY OF DUTIES – 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.
SUPERVISOR – Division Director of Pharmacy
SUPERVISES – All Pharmacy Personnel
  • 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.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Practice and adhere to the “Code of Conduct” philosophy and “Mission and Value Statement”.
  • Thorough knowledge of state and federal laws and regulations governing pharmacy services. Proficient in the use and application of new medications and technology.
  • Leadership, administrative, human resource, and managerial skills required.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively participate on interdisciplinary teams and committees.
  • Business acumen including profit/loss understanding, contract negotiations, and GPO function required.
  • Knowledge of pathophysiology, interpretation of diagnostic criteria, pharmacokinetics and pharmacotherapeutics.
  • Problem solving ability and analytical thinking required.
  • Organization – proactively prioritized needs and effectively 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 clinical education, support, training to staff members.
  • Leadership – guides individuals and groups toward desired outcomes, setting high performance standards and delivering quality services.
  • Customer orientation – 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 and Procedures – articulates knowledge and understanding of organizational policies, procedures and systems.
  • PC Skills – experience using computer applications including word processing, spreadsheets, and pharmacy information systems required.
  • Financial management – applies tools and processes to successfully manage drug cost budget. Able to direct cost-effective drug therapy via clinical protocols.
  • Project management – Able to assess work activities and allocate resources appropriately. Able to work independently and handle stress appropriately.

Job Requirements

  • B.S. OR PharmD from an ACPE-accredited School of Pharmacy
  • Minimum of 2 years supervisory or leadership experience preferred
CERTIFICATE/LICENSE: Current pharmacist license in good standing with the appropriate State Board of Pharmacy.  
  • Infant (0-12 months)
  • Pediatric (1-12 years)
  • Adolescent (13-18 years)
  • Adult (19-64 years)
  • Geriatric (65 years)
PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORKING CONDITIONS - Repetitive use of hands and fingers (e.g., use of a computer keyboard). May require lifting and carrying light loads (e.g., boxes, equipment, laptop, computer), stooping or kneeling to file documents in lower file drawers. Walking or standing for long periods of time (4-8 hours) often necessary. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
CRITICAL DEMANDS – Ability to work independently and handle stress appropriately. Ability to work cooperatively with other members of HCA, hospital and pharmacy staff. Ability to handle multiple tasks, and adapt to changes in workload and work schedule. Ability to set priorities, make critical decisions, and responds to client concerns. Fosters a team environment by providing orientation and training to directors of pharmacy and pharmacy staff. Ability to communicate effectively (verbal and written). Demonstrates excellent customer service skills.
WORKING CONDITIONS: Potential for exposure to infectious patients or materials, hazardous and toxic substances (including chemotherapy, cytotoxic drugs, and cleaning solutions. Use specialized protective equipment or clothing). Potential for sticks or cuts by needles and other sharp items. Potential for musculoskeletal injuries if proper lifting and carrying techniques are not used.