PHARMACY MANAGER

Job Requisition #: JR58151

End Date: 8/15/2021

Location: Elkton, Maryland

Position Type: Pharmacy

Shift: Day Shift, No Rotation

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PRIMARY FUNCTION:
Responsible for daily management of the operations of the pharmacy's unit dose satellites on the Christiana Hospital Cecil campus. To operate a value-centric program that assures the delivery of pharmaceutical services in compliance with all regulatory agencies and hospital requirements.


PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Responsible for the planning, supervision, coordination and successful execution of all activities related to satellite operations.
- Responsible for the planning, supervision, coordination and successful execution of pharmacy informatics activities related to the electronic health record and other clinical software systems.
- Ensures continual compliance with all standards, laws and regulations governing the physical structure of and personnel performance within assigned areas
- Oversees a comprehensive training program for the onboarding of staff working in assigned areas.
- Initiates and implements quality assurance/safety programming that enables ongoing compliance and rapid recognition of deviation from required performance.
- Assures effective implementation of care and process changes that positively impact the pharmaceutical care provided to our patients.
- Assures compliance with medication management standards in accordance with standardized ChristianaCare policies and procedures.
- Plans new programs, renovations, staffing patterns, and services for assigned areas.
- Demonstrates a Culture of Responsibility (CoR) during event investigation, conversations with personnel and proactive identification/resolution of risky behaviors.
- Regularly collaborates with other pharmacy leaders to plan and manage efficient delivery of comprehensive pharmacy services to patients and customers.
- Identifies opportunities for cost savings and revenue generation.
- Establishes goals and objectives for assigned areas.
- Monitors compliance with manpower and operating budgets of assigned area(s) on a regular basis.
- Analyzes productivity reports; takes necessary steps to maintain optimum productivity levels.
- Establishes and maintains productive relationships with vendors.
- Responsible for the interview, selection, counseling, discipline, and termination of staff within assigned areas in coordination with Director of Wilmington Operations.
- Completes performance evaluations for personnel reporting directly to this position; provides guidance to supervisors in the evaluation of their staff.
- Delegates appropriate responsibilities to pharmacy supervisors to manage specific areas to which they are assigned.
- Develops and maintains written policies and procedures for day-to-day operations.
- Maintains a current knowledge of technical developments affecting scope of responsibility; participates in various local, state and national organizations.
- Represents the Pharmacy in center wide initiatives and committees regarding medication use.
- Participates in training programs for pharmacy interns, residents, and students.
- Consults with and advises members of the medical and related staff concerning information on medications, therapeutic devices, and drug therapy.
- Performs other duties as required or assigned by emergency or other operational reasons for which the employee is qualified to perform.
- Performs assigned work safely, adhering to established departmental safety rules and practices. Reports in a timely manner, any unsafe activities, conditions, hazards or safety violations that may cause injury to oneself, other employees, patients and visitors.


SCOPE, PURPOSE, AND FREQUENCY OF CONTACTS:
Frequent contact with administrative personnel, nursing personnel, physicians, other personnel, and vendors.


DIRECTION OF OTHERS:
- Supervisors/Team Leaders
- Pharmacists
- Technical/Administrative staff


DIRECTION/SUPERVISION RECEIVED:
- Director of Wilmington Operations
- Vice President, Pharmacy Services


EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
- Pharm.D or BS in Pharmacy required
- Advanced degree (MS, MBA, MHCDS or MHA) and/or post graduate residency program preferred
- Minimum of three years hospital pharmacy experience with at least three years experience in a supervisory/managerial role.


KNOWLEDGE, SKILL, AND ABILITY REQUIREMENTS:
- Knowledge of current pharmacy principles and practices
- Knowledge of departmental policies, procedures, and standards
- Knowledge of federal and state laws governing pharmacy practices
- Knowledge of JC requirements and standards
- Knowledge of current nursing principles and practices
- Knowledge of federal and state laws governing nursing practices
- Knowledge of operating room, anesthesia, emergency room, nursing, surgical, intensive care, and transplant procedures as they relate to pharmacy services.
- Ability to work independently within established policies and procedures
- Ability to plan, organize, and coordinate program operations
- Ability to accomplish established program goals and objectives
- Ability to identify, analyze, and evaluate problems and recommend solutions
- Ability to supervise and direct subordinate personnel
- Ability to exercise judgment, tact, and diplomacy
- Skill in oral and written communication


SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
Current licensure (or eligible to reciprocate) in the State of Maryland


PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
Sitting with intermittent standing and walking. Requires movement throughout ChristianaCare facilities.

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