Position Details

Department: Pharmacy - Inpatient
Category: Pharmacy
Location: Phoenix
Posting #: 362821
Date Posted: 10/20/2017
Employee Type: Regular

Position Summary

This position manages the departmental clinical quality and safety programs as well as assumes other departmental responsibilities such as implementing new pharmacy programs, educating and training pharmacy personnel, residents and students. This position reports directly to the Chief of Pharmacy and is responsible for the direct supervision of clinical services staff to include: Clinical Specialists, Clinical Research Pharmacist and Pharmacy Residents and provides clinical support for the patient care pharmacist and pharmacy intern staff. Responsible for the hiring, evaluation, promotion and termination of direct reports. . Provides ongoing maintenance of all clinical, quality and safety programs as required by state and federal licensing and accrediting agencies.

PCH Values

  • Family-Centered care that focuses on the need of the child first and values the family as an important member of the care team
  • Excellence in clinical care, service and communication
  • Collaborative within our institution and with others who share our mission and goals
  • Leadership that set the standard for pediatric health care today and innovations of the future
  • Accountability to our patients, community and each other for providing the best in the most cost-effective way.

Position Duties

  1. Directs development, implementation, and maintenance of clinical pharmacy programs and services and acts as a consultant in areas of expertise. Actively participates with developing and planning department goals, and objectives that advance pharmacy practice and are consistent with the Hospital’s mission, vision, values and operating cycle.
  2. Directly supervises and instructs clinical specialists, clinical research pharmacist, pharmacy residents and students and oversees the clinical competency training of these individuals and clinical staff pharmacists.
  3. Develops and implements treatment guidelines, protocols, formulary changes, and critical pathways as approved by appropriate committees and coordinates the antibiotic stewardship initiatives.
  4. Supervises the maintenance and dissemination of drug information through in-service education of department personnel, hospital personnel, and consultation with patients, families, hospital staff and medical staff. Contributes to the advancement of the profession through oral case presentations, publication, presentations at local, state and national meetings and providing community education.
  5. Actively contributes to the pharmacy department pharmacoeconomic efforts and formulary management and assists the Chief of Pharmacy to develop and implement cost reduction strategies to maintain costs within budget and realize pharmaceutical cost reduction opportunities.
  6. Ensures safe, appropriate, cost-effective medication therapies for patients according to established policies, procedures and protocols and recommends therapeutic alternatives to medical staff as needed.
  7. Contributes to and maintains departmental Quality Control programs as appropriate and ensures compliance with The Joint Commission Standards and National Patient Safety Goals for clinical measures.
  8. Serves as Recording Secretary for the hospital’s Pharmacy and Therapeutics (P&T) Committee and assists the Chairman of Committee of the P&T and the Chief of Pharmacy with leading the committee meetings. Directly leads the P&T efforts and meeting agenda and actively participates in other hospital sponsored clinical, quality, safety, and research and performance improvement committees as assigned. Prepares and leads drug reviews, MUE criteria, adverse drug reaction analysis and reporting, medication error reporting, pharmacy newsletters and pharmacy interventions.
  9. Responsible for the development and implementation of clinical competency and education modules. Routinely assesses departmental education needs and provides the appropriate learning experiences, i.e. on the job training, workshop, in-services, etc.
  10. Performs miscellaneous job related duties as requested.

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Position Qualifications

Please review the following qualifications and specify whether you meet each of the requirements listed.
Do you meet this requirement?
1. Doctoral Degree ( Pharm.D) in Pharmacy Required
2. Hospital Pharmacy Residency Preferred
Do you meet this requirement?
1. Five years experience in a pediatric hospital or equivalent Required
2. Experience in Formulary development and management Required
3. Experience with hospital Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee and Physician Relations Required
4. Three years of management experience related to leading clinical and quality programs and direct reports or equivalent Required
Do you meet this requirement?
1. Current licensure or eligible as a Pharmacist either by reciprocity or examination by the Arizona State Board of Pharmacy Required
2. Current BLS or PALS certification for Healthcare Provider from the American Heart Association Preferred
Do you meet this requirement?
Special Skills
1. Experience with Pharmacy Residency Programs and precepting students Required
2. Proficient with Microsoft Office Application (Word, Excel, Outlook) Required
3. Proficiency with managing employee relations Required
4. Experience working in an office environment and possess organizational skills to meet deadlines Required
5. Self-motivated; ability to work well with interdisciplinary teams. Required
6. Excellent communication skills to include oral and written comprehension at all levels. Required
7. Ability to problem solve, think analytically and exercise independent judgment and prepare written and oral presentations. Required
8. Experience with clinical pharmacy and intervention data and systems Required
9. Exposure to clinical investigational drug research programs Preferred
Physical Requirements & Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential
1. Physical Requirement - Climbing Occasionally
2. Physical Requirement - Feeling (sensing textures and temperatures) Constantly
3. Physical Requirement - Fine Motor Skills (pinching, gripping, etc) Constantly
4. Physical Requirement - Hearing Constantly
5. Physical Requirement - Pushing/pulling Frequently
6. Physical Requirement - Reaching Frequently
7. Physical Requirement - Sitting Constantly
8. Physical Requirement - Standing Constantly
9. Physical Requirement - Stooping/crouching/kneeling/crawling Occasionally
10. Physical Requirement - Talking Constantly
11. Physical Requirement - Tasting/smelling Frequently
12. Physical Requirement - Walking Frequently
13. Physical Requirement - Near Vision Constantly
14. Physical Requirement - Far Vision Constantly
15. Physical Requirement - Color Discrimination Constantly
16. Physical Requirement - Use of keyboard, mouse and/or computer equipment Constantly
17. Physical Requirement - Lift up to 35 pounds without assistance Occasionally
18. Physical Requirement - Lift more than 35 pounds without assistance Occasionally
19. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Inside office environment Applicable
20. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Outdoor weather conditions Applicable
21. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Extreme temperatures Applicable
22. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Confined areas Applicable
23. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - High places Applicable
24. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Airborne communicable diseases Applicable
25. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Bloodborne pathogens or bodily fluid Applicable
26. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Fumes or airborne particles Applicable
27. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Hazardous materials exposure Applicable
28. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Radiation exposure Applicable
29. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Toxic or caustic chemicals Applicable
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