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Position Details

Department: PCH-MAIN | Specialty Pharmacy
Category: Director/Management
Location: Phoenix
Posting #: 681270
Date Posted: 6/20/2022
Employee Type: Regular

Position Summary

In conjunction with each Phoenix Children`s Pharmacy`s Pharmacist-in-Charge (PIC) and other pharmacy leaders, this position leads, supports and promotes safety, quality, regulatory and accreditation standards of the pharmacy department throughout the entire organization. This role will lead and direct a staff of pharmacy compliance and safety professionals. The Pharmacy Compliance Manager will report directly to the Vice President Chief Pharmacy Officer with indirect oversight by the Chief Compliance 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. Actively provides medication management leadership to assure departmental and organizational compliance related to regulatory statutes and quality standards for designated state, federal and quality agencies. (Arizona State Board of Pharmacy (BOP); Food and Drug Administration (FDA); Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA); Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS); The Joint Commission (TJC); Utilization Review Accreditation Commission (URAC) and other agencies as required).
  2. Actively participates in organizational compliance, regulatory and survey readiness committees, leads designated compliance and safety committees and reports up to identified committee or leadership structures.
  3. Remains up to date on changes made within pharmacy regulatory standards that will impact the day-to-day operations of each respective PCH Pharmacy.
  4. Provides oversight of medication safety personnel to promote safe departmental and institutional medication management practices while gathering metrics to illustrate progress.
  5. Supports and develops proactive institutional drug diversion activities in order to support all PCH staff while maintaining compliance with federal and state regulations.
  6. Oversees and leads departmental regulatory, compliance and safety personnel to promote a culture of compliance and accountability while providing mentorship.
  7. In collaboration with other departmental leaders, develops and supports proactive financial audits related to medications to ensure ongoing compliance for internal and external requests when needed.
  8. Works in conjunction with the Nursing, Quality, Risk, Office of Business Integrity (OBI), Legal, PCMG, Security, HR departments, Executive Leadership, Sr. Leadership, Medical Staff, and other ad hoc groups related to medication compliance and integrity to assure compliance with standards, statues, and regulations.
  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. Bachelors Degree (BS) or Doctoral Degree (Pharm.D) in Pharmacy Required
2. Completion of a post-graduate year 1 (PGY-1) pharmacy residency program accredited by ASHP or similar experience Preferred
3. Master`s Degree in related healthcare area Preferred
Do you meet this requirement?
1. Five (5) years of progressive pharmacy practice experience within an acute care environment to include a minimum of two (2) years supervisory experience with direct reports. Required
2. Expertise in establishing and maintaining pharmacy regulatory (BOP, DEA, FDA) and medication management (CMS, AZDS, TJC) standards in acute and ambulatory care environments. Required
3. Experience in working with retail, compounding or specialty pharmacy regulatory and accreditation standards. 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. Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment to support the overall needs of the department and organization. Required
2. Ability to organize initiatives and prioritize tasks while taking direction from multiple leaders. Required
3. Ability to provide mentorship to staff in order to support growth and development of future leaders. Required
4. Ability to identify new opportunities for change while optimizing historical practices and processes. Required
5. Ability to comprehend and analyze information, problem solve and use independent judgment. Required
6. Proficient with Microsoft Office Applications (Word, Excel, Outlook) and other departmental hardware/software solutions. 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 Frequently
9. Physical Requirement - Stooping/crouching/kneeling/crawling Occasionally
10. Physical Requirement - Talking Constantly
11. Physical Requirement - Tasting/smelling Occasionally
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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