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Inpatient Pharmacy Director

Company: Kaiser Permanente
Location: Hillsboro
Posted on: September 19, 2022

Job Description:

Responsible for directing, coordinating and supervising all aspects of inpatient pharmacy services within the Westside Medical Center. This position is accountable for the provision of safe, appropriate, accessible, cost effective, high quality pharmaceutical care within the acute care facility assigned. Accountable for a broad spectrum of operational and organizational activities. Must collaborate with all disciplines in hospital to administer safe and effective pharmaceutical care for every patient of the hospital. The Pharmacy Director is responsible for the pharmaceutical care for every patient (inpatient or outpatient) registered in that facility. This position is accountable for compliance with federal and state laws, and TJC regulations and standards regarding the provision of pharmaceutical services, regional pharmacy objectives and goals, policies and procedures. Additionally, accountable for area-wide program design, implementation, maintenance and evaluation responsibilities e.g. pharmacy improvement projects, acts as assistant to NW Director of Inpatient Pharmacy, and assists in mentoring new supervisors, managers and exempt staff. Essential Responsibilities:

  • Serves as the hospital's Chief Medication Safety officer, overseeing all aspects of pharmaceutical care within the hospital. Organize, supervise and operate location inpatient pharmacy services in a cost effective manner; develop, implement and evaluate ongoing design and workflow changes that improve the daily work methods, productivity, service, and resource utilization by staff and members. Perform all aspects of budget accountability for the location; administer the operating budget for the location; assist the NW Director of Inpatient Pharmacy and other location department leaders by providing necessary resource information that could impact other cost centers. Routinely monitor ledgers, financial and productivity reports that correlate staffing, drug costs and other operating expenses with work volume. Maintain sound asset management practices and routinely communicate the importance of asset accountability. Develop, design, implement, coordinate, and evaluate area-wide programs and projects as assigned by the Regional Pharmacy Director and/or NW Director of Inpatient Pharmacy e.g. managerial mentorship, professional development, quality improvement, quality assurance, member service, etc. Accountable for implementing programs to enhance drug therapy and ensure effective and efficient methods of formulary management consistent with department and program goals, objectives, strategies and missions with support from the NW Regional IP Pharmacy Clinical Coordinator; mentor and develop new leaders in addition to recruitment of potential new leaders.
  • Develop and retain a competent, motivated professional staff; recruit, interview, select, hire, orient, train, evaluate, counsel, discipline and terminate if necessary all pharmacy staff for the location (supervisor, manager, technicians, pharmacist-in-charge, pharmacists, pharmacy assistants, pharmacy technicians, pharmacy interns) in accordance with organizational, legal, regulatory, organized labor and quality of life standards, policies and regulations. Direct the provision of satisfying pharmacy services to all Kaiser Permanente members; monitor and sustain pharmacy services in compliance with state and federal laws, all regulatory bodies, established quality standards and organizational service standards e.g. The Service and Behavior Guidelines. Implement and monitor member satisfaction measures. Personally investigate, respond and resolve member inquiries and concerns within the location with support from the NW Regional IP Pharmacy Quality Coordinator.
  • Integrate and effectively coordinate location pharmacy services with other departments, physicians, other health care professionals and medical office/medical center administration; maintain a productive, collaborative working relationship within the department and the facility; identify and report issues identified as expanding beyond location boundaries; assist the NW Director of Inpatient Pharmacy in resolving such issues where appropriate. With support from the NW Regional IP Pharmacy Quality Coordinator, develop, implement, mentor and evaluate ongoing quality assurance and quality improvement monitors; reports outliers to the NW Director of Inpatient Pharmacy; initiate action (s) to address outliers and return them to compliance with established quality standards as defined at the location and/or departmental level. Maintain a contemporary professional knowledge of pharmacy practice; provide routine operational support to insure a clear understanding of daily work group/ work flow issues; maintain requisite pharmacy licensure. Develop and implement programs that support the department's strategic plan and the Program's quality of care objectives and strategies.
  • Maintain a contemporary knowledge of managerial techniques and skills that insure quality first-line supervision of staff assets. Maintain a contemporary knowledge of safety and security laws, standards and regulations; identify and remedy risks and hazards associated with the work performed; develop safety and security procedures for the workplace within the context of organizational and departmental policies. Identify, justify and procure necessary equipment and supplies needed to perform the daily work by staff; manage capital equipment budgets for location' provide expert consultation to the NW Director of Inpatient Pharmacy in designing, remodeling, renovating and equipping the location pharmacy (s) work space (s).

Keywords: Kaiser Permanente, Hillsboro , Inpatient Pharmacy Director, Healthcare , Hillsboro, Oregon

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