Description: Manages and coordinates the pharmacy department's quality and medication safety agenda to ensure safe, effective, and consistently high-quality care throughout the department. Provides oversight for the Pharmacy Department's quality and medication safety program. Directs others within the department towards process improvements that will support the reduction of medication errors and other factors that contribute to unintended adverse patient outcomes. Responsible for safety assessments, error analysis, coordinating the activities of the Pharmacy Quality and Medication Safety Committees, providing continuing education related to quality and patient safety, consulting with management and staff, and partnering with other health professionals in the region to improve quality of care and patient safety. Maintains knowledge of and assures departmental compliance with Kaiser Permanente's Principles of Responsibility and policies and procedures, and applicable regulatory requirements and accreditation standards.
- Leadership: Initiates, oversees, manages, and coordinates medication safety and quality programs/activities for the department.
- Coordinates activities of the Pharmacy Quality and Medication Safety Committees.
- Participates on departmental, regional, national pharmacy, and other appropriate committees affecting the medication safety and quality agendas.
- Manages and oversees the use of information pertaining to medication errors and near misses and investigates medication related patient safety issues within and outside the department.
- Recommends and facilitates change within the department and organization to improve quality and patient safety, based on identified risks
- Collaborates on the development of departmental/organizational policies and procedures affecting quality and medic safety.
- Serves as a resource for quality and patient safety issues and liaison for the Pharmacy department to other regional departments.
- Quality Improvement: Designs and implements educational presentations that facilitate the understanding and implementation of quality and patient safety standards within the department/organization.
- Supports and encourages error and near miss reporting through a non-punitive reporting system.
- Regulatory: Ensures departmental compliance with accrediting organization standards (e.g., NCQA, MDQC).
- Supervise the work of others.
- Minimum five (5) years of experience in Pharmacy.
- Minimum two (2) years pharmacy management experience.
- Doctor of Pharmacy or BS in Pharmacy.
License, Certification, Registration
- Colorado Pharmacy License or eligible for licensure in Colorado.
Job Number: 673085