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Position Details

Department: PCH-MAIN | Pharmacy Admin
Category: Director/Management
Location: Phoenix
Posting #: 733398
Date Posted: 3/3/2023
Employee Type: Regular

Position Summary

Posting Note: This position is eligible for a sign-on bonus.

This position is responsible for the operational planning, coordination, and execution of inpatient pharmacy services for Phoenix Children’s. As a leader within the department, this individual works to plan, direct, and coordinate pharmacy services in accordance with professional standards, regulatory and licensing agency policies, and federal and state laws related to the practice of pharmacy. This role provides oversight of the overall pharmacy compounding, packaging, and distribution services. The leader coordinates work flows with other team members to ensure a productive and efficient environment while promoting optimal professional development. The Director of Inpatient Pharmacy Operations reports 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. Responsible for effectively planning, developing, implementing, leading, and providing oversight for inpatient pharmacy operations.
    • a. Develops and provides oversight for inpatient pharmacy operations strategic planning goals and objectives that are consistent with departmental and organizational strategic plan, budget goals and metrics.
    • b. In conjunction with the Director of Clinical Pharmacy, Education, and Research, effectively develops and implements inpatient pharmacy services while. functioning as the department liaison for all inpatient pharmacy operations.
  2. Oversees and assures compliance and accountability of controlled substances in accordance with 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 Thomas Campus Inpatient Pharmacy License and DEA permits and provides oversight for remote inpatient pharmacy activities.
  3. Helps lead the pharmacy department’s pharmacoeconomic stewardship efforts and works effectively in collaboration with all other department leaders to develop and implement cost reduction strategies to maintain budgeted costs.
  4. Develops and enforces policies and procedures that ensure appropriate, cost-effective, and safe medication management that maintains compliance and the approved hospital formulary system..
  5. Actively leads inpatient and related ambulatory operations and supports departmental quality control programs related to medication management as appropriate.
    • a. Maintains an active role and serves as a leader in supporting compliant medication management processes.
    • b. Ensures that inpatient and ambulatory clinic pharmacy services are in compliance with applicable regulatory and accreditation standards.
    • c. Actively plans, provides oversight and implements existing and new programs for inpatient and related pharmacy services.
  6. Serves on and occasionally leads institutional and medical staff committees as assigned.
    • a. Manages all operations clinical contracts and vendors in collaboration with other department leaders.
    • b. Helsp promote and support departmental survey readiness.
    • c. Development of pharmacy department quality assurance and process improvement measures to support safe patient care.
  7. Directly supervises and provides on time performance evaluations, assures competency training for assigned inpatient operational leaders and staff, and helps implement programs that support employee engagement.
    • a. Implements regular, proactive and effective employee reward and recognition programs and performance improvement plans as required.
    • b. 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 inpatient pharmacy operations and requests for customer service support within the organization and provides timely and effective follow-up, problem resolution and communication to pharmacy leaders, 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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