Director, Inpatient Pharmacy

Kaiser Permanente   •  

Clackamas, OR

Industry: Patient Care


5 - 7 years

Posted 293 days ago

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

Essential Functions:

  • Serves as the hospital's Chief Medication Safety officer, overseeing all aspects of pharmaceutical care w/in the hospital. Organize, supervise & operate location inpatient pharmacy services in a cost effective manner; develop, implement & evaluate ongoing design & workflow changes that improve the daily work methods, productivity, service, & resource utilization by staff & members. Perform all aspects of budget accountability for the location; administer the operating budget for the location; assist the NW Director of Inpatient Pharmacy & otherlocation department leaders by providing necessary resource information that could impact other cost centers. Routinely monitor ledgers, financial & productivity reports that correlate staffing, drug costs & other operating expenses w/ work volume. Maintain sound asset management practices & routinely communicate the importance of asset accountability. Develop, design, implement, coordinate, & evaluate area-wide programs & projects as assigned by the Regional Pharmacy Director &/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 & ensure effective & efficient methods of formulary management consistent w/ department & program goals, objectives, strategies & missions w/ support from the NW Regional IP Pharmacy Clinical Coordinator; mentor & develop new leaders in addition to recruitment of potential new leaders.
  • Develop & retain a competent, motivated professional staff; recruit, interview, select, hire, orient, train, evaluate, counsel, discipline & terminate if necessary all pharmacy staff for the location (supervisor, manager, technicians, pharmacist-in-charge, pharmacists, pharmacy assistants, pharmacy technicians, pharmacy interns) in accordance w/ organizational, legal, regulatory, organized labor & quality of life standards, policies & regulations. Direct the provision of satisfying pharmacy services to all Kaiser Permanente members; monitor & sustain pharmacy services in compliance w/ state & federal laws, all regulatory bodies, established quality standards & organizational service standards e.g. The Service & Behavior Guidelines. Implement & monitor member satisfaction measures.
  • This job description is not all encompassing.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Minimum five (5) years of contemporary pharmacy practice; preferably in a comparable pharmaceutical setting.
  • Minimum two (2) years of experience with first line supervision or comparable leadership experience with direct reports in a comparable pharmaceutical setting.
  • Documented experience in program development, implementation and assessment.
  • Bachelor's or Pharm.D. degree in pharmacy.
    License, Certification, Registration
  • Current Oregon or Washington Pharmacy license in state where assigned required upon hire/transfer.

    Additional Requirements:
  • Thorough working knowledge of state and federal pharmacy laws, regulatory requirements including Joint Commission requirements and professional practice standards.
  • Thorough knowledge of contemporary inpatient pharmacy practice.
  • Working knowledge of principles of supervision, personnel management, contract administration, financial analysis, asset management and auditing techniques.
  • Demonstrated contemporary inpatient pharmacy skills and vision.
  • Demonstrated and proven communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to use good judgment and decision making while coping in a stressful, busy environment daily; ability to respond calmly, courteously and effectively in stressful situation.
  • Demonstrated ability to plan for and organize the daily work with limited resources and time.
  • Demonstrated time management skills.
  • Demonstrated effective professional role-model.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead professionals and others through influence and collaboration.

Job Number: 673234