Position Details

Department: Pharmacy Admin
Category: Pharmacy
Location: Phoenix
Posting #: 433105
Date Posted: 1/16/2019
Employee Type: Regular

Position Summary

This position plans, develops, directs, implements and is directly accountable for all Inpatient (IP) Pharmacy daily operations and related functions, staff and programs to support, improve and enhance patient care. Serves as the designated Pharmacist in Charge (PIC) for the Arizona Board of Pharmacy (AZ BOP) for Inpatient (IP) and related services, and reports directly to the Chief of Pharmacy Services. Responsible for the human resources management functions that support the pharmacy staff for Inpatient Pharmacy Services and directly manages the Inpatient Operations leadership staff, Pharmacy Compliance Staff, and the Pharmacy Applications Support Analyst.

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. Responsible for effectively planning, developing, implementing, leading and providing oversight for IP services daily operations.
    • Develops and manages the IP Pharmacy Operations strategic planning goals and objectives that are consistent with the department and organizational strategic plan, budget goals and metrics.
    • Effectively develops and implements IP pharmacy services in collaboration with associated department services. Functions as the department liaison for all inpatient operations and supports the duties of the Chief of Pharmacy in their absence.
  2. Oversees and assures compliance and accountability of controlled substances and according to state and federal regulations and completes all documentation needed for annual Board of Pharmacy inspections. Serves as the Designated Pharmacist in Charge (PIC) for the IP Hospital/Main Campus Pharmacy License and DEA permits and provides indirect oversight for remote IP campus activities.
  3. Actively contributes and manages the pharmacy department pharmacoeconomic efforts and formulary management in conjunction with the Chief of Pharmacy Services and works effectively in collaboration with all other department managers to develop and implement cost reduction strategies to maintain budgeted costs.
  4. Develops and enforces policies and procedures that insure appropriate, cost-effective and safe medication management that maintains compliance and the approved hospital formulary system.
  5. Actively leads daily IP and related ambulatory operations and maintains departmental quality control programs and compliance related to medication management as appropriate.
    • Maintains an active role and serves as the primary leader in the Medication Management Process Performance Improvement Committees activities.
    • Insures that IP and related pharmacy services are in compliance with The Joint Commission (TJC), all related federal, state and local, the Center for Medicaid and Medical Services (CMS) and the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) standards and statutes are in continuous regulatory readiness and compliance status. Responsible for the Arizona Board of Pharmacy (BOP) and organizational policies and ensures all are current and in effect as required.
    • Provides direct oversight for the Compliance Staff and ensures ongoing compliant activities.
    • Actively plans, provides oversight and implements existing and new programs for Inpatient and related pharmacy services and will assist the Chief of Pharmacy with building programs.
  6. Actively participates in hospital quality assurance (QA) and safety committees, Pharmacy and Therapeutics (P&T), multidisciplinary teams and projects, and provides leadership as assigned.
    • Manages all operations clinical contracts and vendors in collaboration with the Clinical and Pharmacy Business Managers.
    • Serves as the IP Pharmacy Operations member of the Medication Management Committee
    • Responsible for survey readiness team activities
    • Development of pharmacy department quality assurance measures to support safe patient care.
  7. Directly supervises and provides on time performance evaluations, assures competency training for assigned IP managers, leaders, pharmacists, technicians, students, pharmacy interns and operations leaders and implements programs that support employee engagement
    • Implements regular, proactive and effective employee reward and recognition programs and performance improvement plans as required.
    • Actively participates in effective employee engagement and periodic feedback to the staff to meet or exceed department and organizational goals.
  8. Actively serves as the primary administrative contact and liaison for IP pharmacy operation and requests for customer service support within the organization and provides timely and effective follow-up, problem resolution and communication to pharmacy managers, staff and external customers
  9. 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. Bachelor’s Degree (BS) or Doctoral Degree (Pharm.D) in Pharmacy Required
2. Master’s Degree in Business or other related healthcare area. Preferred
Do you meet this requirement?
1. Five (5) years of progressive pharmacy practice experience to include a minimum of three (3) years of experience at a pharmacy manager level position in a hospital/acute care practice in a pediatric, adult or equivalent acute care environment. Required
2. Experience in pharmacy regulatory and medication management in an acute care pharmacy environment or equivalent. Required
3. Experience with and knowledge of various pharmacy operations, business and clinical services and related IT systems and technology in an acute care environment or equivalent. Required
4. Experience working in an office environment and possess organizational skills to meet deadlines. 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
Do you meet this requirement?
Special Skills
1. Self-motivated; ability to work well with interdisciplinary teams. Required
2. Excellent communication skills to include oral and written comprehension at all levels. Required
3. Ability to problem solve, analytical thinking, exercise independent judgment and prepare written and oral presentations at a high level. Required
4. Proficiency with managing employee relations effectively and advancing the staff. Required
5. Proficient with Microsoft Office Application (Word, Excel, Outlook). Required
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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