Division Director of Hospital Pharmacy Operations in San Antonio, TX at HealthTrust

Date Posted: 7/25/2018

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JOB TITLE: Division Director, Pharmacy Operations 

The DDPO oversees all hospital pharmacy operations for HCA (Hospital Corporation of America) Methodist Healthcare hospitals in San Antonio, Texas. 
GENERAL SUMMARY OF DUTIES – The Division Director of Pharmacy Operationsis responsible for improving operational & financial pharmacy performanceat all HCA facilities within the division to include but not limited to:medication safety, patient safety, resource utilization, financial reporting,performance improvement, use of technology, regulatory compliance, drug utilization,clinical education and staff development, management of appropriate drugutilization, drug spend analysis, and quality improvement activities. 
SUPERVISOR – Division Director of Pharmacy
KEY INTERACTIONS – Facility Directors of Pharmacy, Corporate SupplyChain Pharmacy team, Corporate Clinical Services Group, COE Supervisor,Division Director of Clinical Pharmacy, Pharmacy Purchasing Analyst
•         Provides guidance to facilitiesregarding JCAHO, CMS, NQSF, FDA standards, and State Board of PharmacyRequirements.
•         Analyzes and evaluatesdetailed pharmacy expense trends in collaboration with the DDOP, PharmacyPurchasing Analyst,                and facility Pharmacy Directors.  Based on analysis, assists in thedevelopment of a strategy to reduce pharmacy expenses.
•         Participates in qualityimprovement, fiscal and productivity goals and objectives.
•         Identifies best practices andtrends in the pharmaceutical industry, division and facilities, whilesuggesting/ implementing                activities to enhance pharmacy operations.
•         Leads and participates withmultidisciplinary groups at the corporate, division and facility level to ensurekey quality and                operational initiatives are in alignment with organizational priorities. Provides guidance to facilities as it relates to                 implementation of corporate and division operational projects.
•         Serves as an internalconsultant on medication/patient safety and quality standards related tomedication management (i.e.
•         State Board of Pharmacy, TJC,CMS, NQSF, IHI, and FDA standards).
•         Assesses facility compliancewith operational regulatory requirements and assists in preparation forinspections as needed.
•         Assists in the development,implementation and sustainment of charge master standardization to maximizerevenue capture   and reduce billingerrors.
•         Assists in the assessment andoptimization of pharmacy workflows to optimize pharmacy resources andoperational                efficiencies. 
•         Responsible to assist DDOP inthe auditing of company-wide narcotic diversion prevention practices.
•         Responsible to lead andparticipate in development and implementation of processes for pharmacyinventory management        practices.
•         Assists in the preparationand implementation of operational pharmacy staff competencies.
•         Works with facility,division, and corporate team members to coordinates the implementation ofdivision-wide                standardization, utilization, integration, and optimization activities relatedto pharmacy IT applications (i.e. Bar-coded     Medication Administration,CPOE, Pharmacy order entry technologies, Automated Dispensing Cabinets). 
•         Ensures appropriate and safeuse of pharmacy technology including infusion pumps, order entry systems andpharmacy                automation.
•         Coordinates disasterpreparedness planning for division pharmacy departments.
•         Evaluates opportunities forsavings through division level contracting.
•         Assists in preparation andimplementation of facility policy and procedures as needed. Performs otherduties as assigned by DDOP.
•         Practice and adhere to the“Code of Conduct” philosophy and “Mission and Value Statement.”
•         Knowledge – Thoroughknowledge of pharmacy hospital operations.
•         Organization – Proactivelyprioritizes needs and effectively manages resources.
•         Communication – Able tocommunicate (verbal and written) clearly and effectively to other health careproviders including              pharmacists, physicians, and nurses. 
•         Leadership – Guidesindividuals and groups towards desired outcomes, setting high performancestandards and delivering                quality services.
•         Customer orientation –Establishes and maintains long-term customer relationships, building trust andrespect 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 theuse of Microsoft Office applications and other required operating systems suchas CPCS, Order                Scanning System, Automated Dispensing Units, Packaging Equipment, PhysicianOrder Entry, and Clinical Integration to      systems.
•         Financial management –Applies tools and processes to successfully manage drug cost budget. Understandbasic accounting           principles related to pharmacy operations.
•         Project management – Able toassess work activities and allocate resources appropriately. Able to workindependently and                handle stress appropriately.
•         B.S. in Pharmacy orPharmD required.
•         Master degree preferred.
•         At least 5 yearsexperience as a pharmacy director in a hospital setting required. Previousexperience in HCA preferred.
CERTIFICATE/LICENSE – Active pharmacist license in state employed.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORKING CONDITIONS – Work will be performed in anoffice environment with routine trips to facility pharmacy departments. Must beable to stoop, kneel, and reach. Requires hand-eye coordination and manualdexterity sufficient to operate a telephone, keyboard, calculator, other officeequipment,. Work is often performed under stressful situations. Must haveability to verbally communicate.. Contact may involve dealing with angry orupset people. Staff must remain flexible and available to provide staffingassistance for any/all disaster or emergency situations. Travel up to 50% ofthe time may be required to interact with hospitals within the division. Must be able to occasionally lift up to 25 pounds. 
The normal work routine involves no exposure to blood, bodyfluids, or body tissues (although situations can be imagined or hypothesizedunder which anyone, anywhere, might encounter potential exposure to bodyfluids). Persons who perform these duties are not called upon as part of theiremployment to perform or assist in emergency care or first aid, or to bepotentially exposed in some other way.
HealthTrustSupply Chain’s roots are in the hallways of some of America’s top-performinghospitals. Join our organization and our team as we strive to provide ourcustomers with a top quality operation. HealthTrust offers a competitive wageand comprehensive benefits package to include medical, dental, vision, 401(k),paid time off and a business casual environment. 


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