Job Description

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Senior Director of Pharmacy for Carney Hospital, Dorchester MA and New England Sinai Hospital (NESH) Stoughton MA plans, organizes and directs all functions of the hospital pharmacy services on the multi campus assignments. Assure all legal, regulatory, and accrediting requirements are maintained at the best demonstrated practice. Maintain a professional presence throughout the hospital. Continual develops and refines processes to achieve comprehensive and contemporary clinical and distributive pharmacy services. Assure pharmacy services and activities are carried out to meet goals and standards of both Steward Health Care.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develop, maintain, and update a pharmacy Policy and Procedure manual for the department
  • Establish and lead the hospital P&T committee, assuring (but not limited to) the following items are part of the committee meetings: current drug trends, formulary additions, formulary deletions, annual formulary approval, non-formulary drug use, drug shortages, cost control initiatives, updates to the Policy and Procedure manual, annual review of order sets and protocols, black box warning, ADR reporting, pharmacy intervention reporting, controlled substance audit reporting, automation reporting.
  • Develop and maintain an Antibiotic Stewardship program, in conjunction with multidisciplinary team members.
  • Participate in hospital committee meetings necessary to enhance practice and patient care
  • Meet or exceed all Accreditation Bodies (TJC, DNV, CMS, BOP) standards related to pharmacy
  • Assure there is a process for patient and department charges, and that they are accurately and timely posted to accounts
  • Purchase drugs and supplies in accordance with GPO bids and Steward Health Care best demonstrated practices
  • Develop and maintain information systems and other technology applications within the Pharmacy
  • Use Econotherapeutic best practices in formulary and cost control
    • Use Steward Health Care applications, to analyze data and manage clinical initiatives
  • Responsible for all drug storage areas in accordance with legal and best demonstrated practice
  • Develop and oversee preparation and delivery of medication throughout the hospital
  • Establish standards and training for sterile product preparation in compliance with USP 795/797/800 non-sterile and sterile preparation standards, including annual review of master formulation records
  • Design, implement, maintain all pharmacy quality activities
  • Design, implement, and maintain medication safety program.
  • Achieve acceptable scores on operations assessments/audits (PPA, Regulatory, Accreditation, BOP, etc)
  • Manage the activities and performance of pharmacists, technicians, students, and interns.
  • Recruit, hire, retain, and separate employees
  • Arrange/conduct hospital and pharmacy orientation for new hires within 60 days
  • Develop and implement a training and competency program for all staff and maintain records of those completed competencies
  • Manage the pharmacy budget and all aspects related to the financial program.
    • Reconcile financial information and communicate on a timely basis
  • Assure approval of MUE criteria, perform MUE, and report results in committee meetings
  • Assures the accuracy and integrity of patient drug billings
  • Assure adequate control and documentation of controlled substances
    • Has Power of Attorney to order Schedule II drugs
  • Assures that distributive services are accurate, efficient, and timely
  • Successfully meets departmental revenue, productivity and drug budget volume adjusted goals
  • Develop and perform a process for all drug recalls
  • Lead departmental meetings, in-services, and quality improvement programs
    • Maintains all required training and education per department requirements.
  • Adheres to hospital and departmental policies and procedures. Complies with all requirements related to risk management, safety, security, fire, and infection control. Complies with all applicable state, local and federal regulations

SECONDARY POSITION ROLES:

  • Maintains safety-integrity-professionalism of pharmacy at all times
  • Provide in-services to staff and hospital professional staff
  • Assure acquisition and renewal of all pharmacy licenses and permits and staff licenses
    • Annually review licenses for staff via Board of Pharmacy website
  • Direct monthly medication area inspections and have supporting documentation
  • Conducts periodic staff meetings
  • Perform special projects as requested
  • Perform as Staff Pharmacist as needed
  • Wears hospital badge identification while on duty.
  • Meets dress code standards; appearance is neat and clean. Is conscientious in regard to personal hygiene.
  • Treats patients and families with respect and dignity. Assures confidentiality of patient records.
  • Maintains a good working relationship both within the department and with other departments.
  • Assists in the resolution of problems or concerns while being a supportive team member.
  • Consistently strives to promote great customer service in all aspects of the job.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE/LICENSURE/TECHNICAL/OTHER:

  1. Education: Graduate of college of Pharmacy accredited by ACPE or equivalent
  2. Experience: Previous pharmacist experience or previous DOP/manager experience
  3. Certification/Licensure: Current license to practice Pharmacy in state and maintains all required CE
  4. Software/Hardware:
  5. Other:

OTHER REQUIREMENTS:

  • Training and proficiency in age specific therapies for hospital patients
    • Neonatal, pediatric, adolescent, adult and/or geriatric
  • Customer oriented at all times - must be diplomatic
  • Manage diverse workforce
  • Pressure to perform in emergency situations
  • Overall decision-making responsibility
  • Constant interruptions
  • Ability to handle multiple projects
  • Position is classified as OSHA Category II, where regular job duties have continuous potential of exposure to blood borne pathogens throughout the day. Steady, active work that may include walking, standing, sitting, bending and stooping. Work may involve transporting supplies.

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