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Division Director of Pharmacy Services- Miramar in Miramar, FL at HealthTrust

Date Posted: 2/28/2019

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Job Description

  • Take your career in the right direction – join us at HealthTrust. Amidst the fast-changing dynamics of healthcare within HealthTrust and our parent company (HCA – Hospital Corporation of America), come work as an Division Director of Clinical Pharmacy Services to put into practice sustainable, practical solutions that will ultimately transform patient care and the communities we support.
  • More than 1,600 hospitals have partnered with HealthTrust to lower expenses and improve outcomes across healthcare operations.
  • HealthTrust delivers supply chain, workforce, and clinical integration services to help healthcare providers improve performance with superior pricing and operator-driven practices.This is accomplished by hiring professionals like you!
  • A seven-time recipient of a “Champion for Change” award from Practice Greenhealth, HealthTrust actively encourages and enables ecologically responsible purchasing alongside fully embracing a culture of integrity and a code of ethics.

  • Seeking a full-time Division Director of Clinical Pharmacy Services 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.
  • 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.


East Florida Supply Chain Division – Miramar, FL

  • The city of Miramar is located in Broward County, Florida, about 14 miles southwest of Fort Lauderdale and 20 miles north of Miami.
  • Broward County is rich in attractions and places of interest. Among its historical sites are Stranahan House, Broward’s first trading post and Bonnet House, an historic home and garden near Fort Lauderdale beach. Other points of interest in the county include the, International Game Fish Association Hall of Fame & Museum, International Swimming Hall of Fame and Museum of Art.
  • Named by Robert Gordon, the city's first mayor, "Miramar" is Spanish for "View of the Sea." The city shares its name with a Cuban suburb of Havana.
  • Miramar City is home to Leading Aviation and Health Care Industry Hub
  • Multiple listing on Money Magazine’s Top 100 Places to Live

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 on years of vesting service).
  • Tuition Reimbursement program for individuals seeking higher education. Generous annual incentive bonus program.
  • Professional growth and advancement. Network of other highly skilled Pharmacists to work and collaborate with across sister facilities and multiple divisions.

  • 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

  • Pharm.D. required
  • Residency Training or BCPS certification preferred

  • 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

  • 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 appropriate reports. Requires lifting papers or boxes up to 50 pounds occasionally. May be exposed to toxic/caustic/chemicals/detergents. Work is performed in a hospital (pharmacy, nursing units, etc.) 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 CATEGORYThe 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.