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Manager, Pharmacy Services

Description

Purpose:
Assist the Director in organizing and supervising the Pharmacy Services as prescribed by state and federal law, JCAHO, AOA, State Board of Pharmacy and the System policies.

Responsibilities:

  • Maintain contracts for procurement of pharmaceuticals.
  • Maintain a system for procurement, storage, and inventory control of pharmaceuticals.
  • Integrate department's services with the hospital's primary functions.
  • Assist in the implementation of administrative directives to staff.
  • Perform monthly floor stock medication inspections. Maintain crash carts.
  • Assist with the development of departmental procedures.
  • Coordinate and integrate services within department and other departments.
  • Assist with the procurement, storage and inventory control of pharmaceuticals.
  • Determine the qualifications and competence of department personnel who provide patient care services and who are not licensed independent practitioners.
  • Maintain appropriate quality control programs
  • Perform professional judgments concerning the dispensing of medications including therapeutic appropriateness, drug inter-actions, dosage calculations and overdose prevention.
  • Maintain a patient profile system to monitor patient's drug therapy for safety and efficacy.
  • Recommend a sufficient number of qualified and competent persons to provide care.
  • Recommend space and other resources needed by the department.
  • Make professional judgments concerning the dispensing of medications including drug interaction, dosage calculations and over-dose prevention.
  • Participate in orientation of new staff.
  • Participate in selecting outside sources for needed services
  • Maintain distribution of medication according to established policies and procedures in compliance with state and federal regulations.
  • Participate in the planning, implementation and evaluations of patient care with the patient and other significant other.
  • Assist with the organization and direction of the daily activities of the Pharmacy Services.
  • Maintain distribution of medication according to established schedule and daily activities.
  • Assist with compiling of statistical data for evaluation of productivity.
  • Promote the hospital's image and maintain a positive and helpful attitude toward employees, physicians, visitors, and the community to enhance the hospital's reputation as a health care center.
  • Contribute to the efficient operation and management of the unit.
  • Continually assess and improve department performance.
  • Perform all aspects of the Pharmacy quality improvement program including collection and tabulation of data, maintenance of monitors and formulation of quarterly analysis reports.
  • Implement and maintain an IV admixture program that ensures accuracy, sterility andtherapeutic appropriateness of all IV admixtures and other sterile products.
  • Develop and implement policies and procedures that guide and support theprovision of services.
  • Assist with after-hours coverage for provided services.
  • Promote growth of employees through coaching, counseling and training. Assist the Director with the annual and introductory performance
  • Maintain and update the pharmacy computer system.
  • Supervise monthly floor stock medication inspections performed by staff.
  • Provide clinical drug information to physicians and nursing staff.
  • Provide for orientation, in-service training, and continuing education of all persons in thedepartment.
  • Maintain statistical data through workload management for evaluation of productivity.
  • Demonstrate responsibility for containment of hospital costs through implementation of the formulary control process.
  • Willingly accept shift rotations including weekends and holidays, according to hospital policy.
  • Demonstrates dependability, reliability, and independent judgement recognizing priorities to accommodate department needs and acceptance of appropriate authority.

 

Qualifications

  • Graduate of an accredited school of pharmacy.
  • 3-5 years of hospital pharmacy experience or satisfactory completion of an approved hospital pharmacy residency program required.
  • Demonstrate dependability, reliability, and independent judgement recognizing priorities to accommodate department needs and acceptance of appropriate authority.


Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
Employee must obtain required CPR/ACLS/PALS/NRP certifications within 1 year of hire/transfer
 

  • Pharmacist
  • Act 34

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

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