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Position Details

Department: PCH-MAIN | Pharmacy Admin
Category: Pharmacy
Location: Phoenix
Posting #: 707594
Date Posted: 11/8/2022
Employee Type: Regular

Position Summary

This position actively provides medication management oversight and completes associated tasks to support and promote safety and quality, proactively prevent diversion, and assure pharmacy department and organizational compliance with regulatory and accreditation standards. This position reports to the Pharmacy Compliance Manager for hiring, termination and annual evaluation.

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 oversight and completes associated tasks to assure organizational compliance related to regulatory statutes and quality standards for designated state, federal and accrediting agencies: Arizona State Board of Pharmacy (BOP); Food and Drug Administration (FDA); Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA); Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS); Det Norske Veritas (DNV), Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC), Utilization Review Accreditation Commission (URAC), and other agencies as required.
  2. Responsible and accountable for developing, managing, maintaining, and executing policies and procedures that are required to assure departmental and organizational compliance with regulatory and accreditation survey requirements.
  3. Actively participates in organizational compliance, regulatory and survey readiness committees. Supports and reports up to designated compliance committees and leadership as required.
    • Proactively identifies risk areas and opportunities for improvement and develops corrective action plans as required to proactively prevent diversion and assure compliance with regulations and standards.
    • Provides education and elevates organizational awareness regarding regulatory standards.
    • Assists in developing and creating reports for key performance indicators for the Pharmacy Compliance Program. Supports the collection of data for regulatory filings, coordinates and develops reports and assessment tools to verify compliance.
    • Provides routine and standard reports and updates to the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee and the Office of Business Integrity (OBI) as required.
    • Provides ad hoc reports and updates to other pharmacy, quality and safety, nursing, and medical staff committees as required.
  4. Serves as a point of contact, resource, and interface for regulatory and accreditation agencies for on-site and remote surveys and assures continuous readiness.
  5. Proactively directs the activities, prepares, and provides reports related to medication control, compliance and diversion prevention activities and maintains required documentation for the organization.
    • Works collaboratively with the pharmacist-in-charge and pharmacy operations team to optimize automated dispensing cabinet settings and inventory to assure alignment with best practices.
    • Develops proactive diversion monitoring tools and reports and conducts follow up.
    • Supports and implements improvement activities organizationally for medication control and compliance.
  6. Actively 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 stakeholders responsible for medication compliance and business integrity to assure compliance with standards, statues, and regulations.
  7. Provides direct oversight and direction of duties for the Pharmacy Compliance Technician assigned to medication management and control and other pharmacy technical and professional staff as required.
  8. Assists with development, ongoing maintenance, and continuous improvement of a comprehensive, formal program for medication management compliance, diversion prevention, safety, and control.
    • Actively supports an ongoing surveillance program structure and process.
    • Develops and implements a proactive auditing program structure and plan to maintain compliance and prevent diversion.
    • Actively involved with direct and indirect medication management compliance oversight, investigation, and accountability.
    • Plans, develops, and provides education for organization staff related to regulations, diversion prevention and awareness related to medication control and compliance.
    • Implements Best Practice Strategies related to medication management and proactive medication diversion prevention.
  9. Ability to serve in the role of a staff pharmacist when needed for patient care and compliance.
  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. Bachelor’s Degree (B.S.) Or Doctoral Degree (Pharm.D.) in Pharmacy Required
Do you meet this requirement?
1. 3 years of pharmacy practice experience or equivalent Required
2. Experience using computer applications including word processing, spreadsheets, and pharmacy information systems. Required
3. Previous acute care pharmacy operations experience to include regulatory compliance and medication management or equivalent. Preferred
Do you meet this requirement?
1. Current license or eligible for licensure as a Pharmacist either by reciprocity or examination by Arizona State Board of Pharmacy Required
Do you meet this requirement?
Special Skills
1. Ability to comprehend and analyze information, problem solve and use independent judgment. Required
2. Ability to coordinate the sequence of an operation or a process and operate equipment and pharmacy information systems. Required
3. Ability to relate cooperatively and constructively with patients, co-workers, clinical and medical staff, and interdisciplinary teams. Required
4. Ability to communicate effectively in both oral and written form with all levels of organizational personnel and all patient groups. Required
5. Ability to perform the functions of a staff patient care pharmacist at an appropriate training level. 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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