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Position Details

Department: PCH-MAIN | Pharmacy Admin
Category: Director/Management
Location: Phoenix
Posting #: 630416
Date Posted: 11/19/2021
Employee Type: Regular

Position Summary

This position is responsible for leading the Pharmacy Services clinical, educational and research strategies for Phoenix Children`s. As a leader within the department, this individual will be responsible for ensuring the practice of clinical pharmacy remains innovative and effective while meeting the needs of both our patients and colleagues. This role will work collaboratively with other clinical, education and research leaders of the organization to accomplish shared goals while ensuring proper resource allocation. The Director of Clinical Pharmacy, Education and Research will report directly to the Vice President Chief Pharmacy Officer.

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. Plans, executes and supports the clinical pharmacy strategy of Phoenix Children`s Hospital throughout all sites of care.
    • a.Continuously assesses the role, value and visibility of clinical pharmacists while ensuring the department`s practice model supports optimal patient care outcomes.
    • b.Works within the pharmacy leadership team to ensure staffing models efficiently utilizes resources to provide maximum productivity and deliver high quality, patient-centered, pharmaceutical care. Monitors and coordinates adjustments to workflow patterns as needed.
    • c.Supports and advocates for the continued advancement of the role of clinical pharmacy throughout the organization.
    • d.Leads and supports clinical standardization initiatives across all sites of care
    • e.Develops and supports departmental data analysis to produce key performance metrics to promote ongoing financial, compliance, operational and clinical progress.
  2. Provides guidance and direction to pharmacy staff to assist them in their professional development.
    • a.Completes performance evaluations for direct reports while supporting staff members professional development plans and assures staff adherence to established departmental policies and procedures.
    • b.Monitors staff adherence to departmental, institutional, regulatory, and other applicable policies and procedures while initiating corrective action when appropriate.
    • c.Assists with the hiring, staffing, promotion, corrective action, and discharge of department employees.
  3. Serves on institutional and medical staff committees.
    • a.Serves as the Secretary of the PCH Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee.
    • b.Ensures pharmacy representation on committees and work groups related to the development of clinical treatment protocol and pathways.
    • c.Participates in multi-disciplinary teams to develop patient-centered services, designs and implements corresponding programs, and measures their effectiveness within institutional goals related to cost, quality, and patient outcomes
  4. In collaboration with institutional research leaders, provides oversight and support of all pharmacy research activities.
  5. Supports the ongoing evaluation and maintenance of the Phoenix Children`s medication formulary to ensure it meets the clinical and financial needs of the organization.
  6. Promotes academic and scholarly activities throughout the department in order to continue to advance the practice and the profession.
    • a.Oversees the dissemination of drug information through in-service education of department personnel, hospital personnel, and consultation with patients, families, hospital staff and medical staff.
    • b.Contributes to the advancement of the profession through oral case presentations, publication, presentations at local, state, and national meetings and providing community education.
  7. Assures the establishment and maintenance of standards of practice, competency-based orientation, and continuing education programs for the department. Maintains and recommends enhancements to department policies and procedures governing all pharmacy activities and monitors implementation and compliance with hospital-wide policies.
  8. Maintains knowledge of current trends and developments in the practice of pediatric pharmacy by preserving state of the art technical skills by review of literature, professional journals, and participation in professional organizations.
  9. Ensures effective execution and maintenance of the ASHP accredited Pharmacy Residency Programs at PCH.
  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. Bachelors Degree (BS) or Doctoral Degree (Pharm.D) in Pharmacy. Required
2. Completion of a post-graduate year 1 (PGY-1) and/or PGY-2 in pediatrics pharmacy residency program accredited by ASHP or similar experience. Required
3. Masters Degree in Business or other related healthcare area. Preferred
Do you meet this requirement?
1. Five (5) years of progressive pharmacy practice experience and management within an acute care pediatric environment to include a minimum of two (2) years at a manager level or above. Required
2. Extensive clinical experience in a hospital pharmacy practice with pediatric patient population experience. Required
3. Previous involvement within an institutional Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee or other high-level multidisciplinary oversight or medical staff committee. Required
4. Experience leading a clinical pharmacy research program within an academic medical center. Preferred
5. Participation in the leading of an ASHP accredited pharmacy residency program. Preferred
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. Experience working in an office environment and possess organizational skills to meet deadlines Required
4. Ability to problem solve, think critically and analytically, exercise independent judgment and prepare written and oral presentations to advanced leadership and organizational executives. Required
5. Proficiency with managing employee relations effectively and advancing the staff. Required
6. 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 Frequently
10. Physical Requirement - Talking Constantly
11. Physical Requirement - Tasting/smelling Frequently
12. Physical Requirement - Walking Constantly
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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