Pharmacy Clinical Manager - Acute Care
Clinical Manager-Acute Care
Director of Pharmacy Services
Assists Director of Pharmacy in managing clinical activities for patients in acute and critical care areas. Supervises and manages pharmacists and technical staff in activities related to the delivery of clinical pharmacy services and assists in management of patient transitions to other levels of care; acts as a drug information resource to patients, medical staff, nursing staff and ancillary department personnel. Assists with scheduling and budgeting activities related to clinical pharmacy services, participates in performance improvement activities and educates staff about same. Performs patient medication consults/clinical interventions, interdisciplinary rounding / collaboration, and takes a leadership role in departmental professional mentorship. Participates in multidisciplinary hospital committees and leads departmental clinical education and research activities. External presentation, publication, and professional speaking is strongly encouraged and supported. Compounds and dispenses prescribed medications and other pharmaceuticals for patient care by performing the related duties.
Supervises, manages, and participates in clinical pharmacy activities, including but not limited to infectious disease, pharmacokinetics, parenteral nutrition and medical oncology, along with expanding patient and staff drug information programs.
Coordinates efforts with other Pharmacy managers for effective and consistent Pharmacy services with the goal of integration of Pharmacy services across the enterprise's continuum of care.
Plan and schedule staff for clinical activities, ensuring proper distribution of assignments and adequate manning, space and facilities for subsequent performance of duties.
Coordinates clinical pharmacy training and educational programs, including staff competency assessment. Coordinates gathering, preparation and analysis of data for Pharmacy clinical activities as they relate to patient drug therapy, financial and quality outcomes for effective Pharmacy operations.
Serves as a member on the Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee.
Assist in communicating with medical staff to provide information pertaining to new pharmaceutical supplies, Formulary, and drug usage guidelines regarding clinical drug use.
Assists in managing the Pharmacy's continual quality improvement process.
Assists in supervision of the preparation, labeling and dispensing of drugs and other pharmaceutical supplies; ensure compliance with Federal, State and local laws and regulations pertaining to the dispensing of drugs and narcotics and maintenance of all required records.
Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.
Graduate of an ACPE-accredited School of Pharmacy.
Licensed in the State of Arizona required*
Hospital Pharmacy experience of at least five years is required. ASHP approved advanced residency and/or Board of Pharmaceutical Specialist certification are preferred; equivalent clinical pharmacy acute/critical care supervision experience will be considered.
Note: *New employees eligible for AZ Board of Pharmacy pharmacist license, will be assigned appropriate tasks during licensure processing.
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:
Knowledge required: Comprehensive, current knowledge of acute/critical care medication use, pharmacological/biopharmaceutical principles, medical terminology, pathologies, disease state management, age appropriate therapy, and other information as it pertains to provision of direct pharmaceutical patient care.
Demonstrated ability to work with others on the patient care team.
Ability to work independently and handle stress appropriately.
Ability to handle frequent interruptions and adapt to changes in workload and work schedule.
Effective verbal/written communication skills at appropriate level.
Learn & operate pharmacy computer system(s), other equipment and software.
Demonstrated analytical and problem solving skills.
Consistently demonstrates the knowledge, skills, abilities, and behaviors necessary to provide superior and culturally sensitive service to each other, to our members, and to customers, contracted providers, and vendors.
American Heart Association (AHA) approved Basic Life Support (BLS) or Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification
Ability to evaluate medical literature.
Position requires that the employee would be required to sit at a computer station approximately 50% of the time; stand and walk around 50% of the time. The physical activities of this position involve: grasping, lifting, reaching, stooping, and repetitive movement. An individual in this position will be required to carry or lift objects weighing up to 10 pounds. The sensory and communicative activities include essential activities to the performance of this position are: feeling, seeing, hearing, smelling, speaking, and the ability to distinguish colors. Must be able to perform work accurately with attention to detail within specified time periods. Must be able to work cooperatively with hospital and pharmacy staff, handle frequent interruptions and adapt to changes in workload and work schedule. Must be able to set priorities and solve problems, respond quickly to emergency requests and communicate effectively (orally and in writing).