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Division Director of Clinical Pharmacy Services in Tallahassee, FL at HealthTrust

Date Posted: 5/16/2019

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Job Description

Job Summary – The Division Director of Clinical Pharmacy is responsible for clinical pharmacy activities at all HCA facilities within the division to include but not limited to: Clinical initiatives that impact drug utilization, clinical education and staff development, management of appropriate drug utilization, drug spend analysis, and quality improvement activities. Provides support for all clinical activities at division facilities, centralized order entry center and consolidated pharmacy.

Supervisor – Division Director of Pharmacy

Key Interactions – Facility Directors of Pharmacy, Corporate Quality Department, Facility Clinical Coordinators/Pharmacists, COE Supervisor

Essential Duties & Responsibilities (included but not limited to):
-Develop and oversee standardized clinical pharmacy program for division/facilities
-Provides guidance to facilities regarding JCAHO, CMS, NQSF and FDA standards
-Assists in preparation of annual facility clinical intervention savings budgets
-Develops annual clinical pharmacy business plan in conjunction with clinical pharmacy group that ensures positive patient outcomes and appropriate drug utilization
-Oversee Clinical Pharmacy Subcommittees
-Assist in division formulary development through review of primary literature
-Analyze drug spend trends to identify areas of opportunity and implement appropriate use/development of protocols and guidelines
-Provides supporting documentation, “white papers” or other information needed to facilitate P&T Committee preparation as needed
-Ensures provision of education and support at HCA facilities with regard to clinical pharmacy responsibilities, clinical protocol justification, execution and implementation. Provides education through HPG and HCA support via webinar, tele-conference, live or other communication
-Prepare clinical portion of monthly Pharmacy Key Performance Indicator report
-Ensures appropriate and effective use of clinical intervention template
-Provides periodic review of documented clinical interventions and provides summary reports and recommendations to facilities on quality/content of documentation
-Maintain effective communication with facility directors and leadership teams on clinical initiatives and facility and division results
-Assists in development of “best practice” recommendations for clinical procedures to minimize adverse events and ensure compliance with regulatory standards
-Participate in quality improvement, fiscal and productivity goals and objectives with upper management
-Assist in preparation and implementation of facility policy and procedures as needed
-Ensure pharmacy departments are meeting market share goals
-Facilitates review of division ADE/ADR reports to work on identifying trends and process improvement initiatives
-Serve as liaison with local pharmacy schools to develop relationship, manage division agreement, and coordinate rotation sites
-Develop and maintain clinical portion of division website
Assist in preparation and implementation of pharmacy staff competencies related to clinical activities
-Facilitates creation of a Division education program for pharmacy and CSC staff to promote improved patient care. Creates annual CE schedule
-Completes Quarterly clinical pharmacy newsletter for facility pharmacy departments
-Perform other duties as assigned by DDOP
-Practice and adhere to the Code of Conduct philosophy and Mission and Value Statement
-Participate in HCA Corporate Quality Clinical Advisory and other committees as needed

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
-Knowledge – Has thorough knowledge of medications and clinical pharmacy activities. Able to interpret literature to provide formulary guidance and pharmacoeconomic data
-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 – proficient in the use of Microsoft Office applications and other required operating systems such as CPCS, Order Scanning Systems, Automated Dispensing Units, Packaging Equipment, Physician Order Entry, and Clinical Integration to systems
-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

EDUCATION
-Pharm.D. required
-Residency Training or BCPS certification preferred

EXPERIENCE
-Five to ten (5-10) years experience as a clinical pharmacist in a hospital setting
-Previous experience as a clinical coordinator or director in large, complex facility preferred

CERTIFICATE/LICENSE
-Licensed pharmacist

PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORKING CONDITIONS – Requires prolonged sitting, some bending, stooping and stretching. Requires eye-hand coordination and manual dexterity sufficient to operate a keyboard, photocopier, telephone, calculator and other office equipment. Requires normal range of hearing and eyesight to record, prepare and communicate reports. Requires lifting papers or boxes up to 50 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 upset people. Staff must remain flexible and available to provide staffing assistance for any/all disaster or emergency situations.

OSHA CATEGORY – The normal 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 who perform these duties are not called upon as part of their employment to perform or assist in emergency care or first aid, or to be potentially exposed in some other way.

We are an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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