Director of Pharmacy

Confidential Company  •  Hebron, NE

Less than 5 years experience  •  Staffing & Recruiting

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 08/11/17 by Nina Mathews
Confidential Company
Hebron, NE
Less than 5 years experience
Staffing & Recruiting
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 08/11/17 Nina Mathews

We are looking for Director of Pharmacy for our client in Hebron, NE

Job Title: Director of Pharmacy

Job Location: Hebron, NE - 68370

Job Type: Regular Full Time

Job Description:

  • Required Director of Pharmacy

Job Qualifications:

  • Pharmacy degree from an American Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) accredited school of pharmacy and licensed through the successful passage of a licensure exam in accordance with National Association of Boards of Pharmacy
  • PharmDpreferred
  • Possession of a State of Nebraska Pharmacist License in good standing
  • Three years of health care management experiencepreferred
  • Three years of experience as a pharmacist preferred
  • Must have good communication skills; both written and verbal

Principal Responsibilities:

  • Plans, organizes and supervises activities within pharmacy services in accordance with facility, governmental and other regulatory standards
  • Develops departmental goals and objectives in consultation with administration
  • Establishes and implements departmental policies and procedures
  • Monitors and informs staff of new drug regulations
  • Establishes billing and pricing procedures for the pharmacy operations subject to the approval of Administration and ensures that medication is controlled throughout the facility
  • Oversees the 340B program to ensure compliance with applicable requirements
  • Manages the selection and training/orientation of departmental personnel
  • Evaluates performance and recommendations merit increases, promotions, and disciplinary actions
  • Acts as educational resources and consults with medical staff as required and works to advance the practices of clinical pharmacy
  • Implements decisions of the Medical Staff Committee, and works with the Medical Staff to establish a formulary system, including evaluation for additions and deletions
  • Prepares and dispenses medication orders for patients
  • Evaluating patient profiles and comprehensive drug data file to evaluate orders for any incompatibilities
  • Establishes procedures for dispensing all medications in accordance with existing state and federal laws
  • Ensures that records are maintained in accordance with these laws
  • Ensures correct compounding of special formulas
  • Checks all prescriptions for completeness
  • Establishes drug control procedures and methods of storage of medication, equipment and supplies
  • Orders and restocks drugs for dispensing, including soliciting bid prices and establishing pricing structure for pharmaceuticals
  • Controls narcotic, barbiturate and DEA drugs by establishing proper records for receipt, issuance and use
  • Supervises the IV additive program, guaranteeing an aseptic environment for preparation
  • Makes daily rounds with the medical staff to provide professional drug information and assistance, and consults with patients to determine medication compatibility  Instructs on effects and warns of potential side effects
  • Responsible for reports and recommendations regarding the pharmacy department requested by administration
  • Maintains written policies and procedures for the pharmacy department
  • Provides specialized pharmaceutical services to improve drug usage and therapeutic outcomes including, but not limited to, advising physicians on issues concerning drug therapy, the inherent toxicity of drugs and their side effects, as well as assisting in the prescription of the appropriate doses and ensuring that adequate quantities of drugs and supplies are ordered and maintained
  • Is responsible for the preparation and dispensing of all medications within the facilities, overseeing non-pharmacist personnel involved in the medication use process and ensuring that all prescription and medication orders are accurate, complete, and appropriate for the individual patient and in compliance with all state and federal legal requirements
  • Maintains relationships with medical and nursing staff; providing timely information pertaining to pharmaceuticals, therapeutic options, drug usage and compatibility, state and federal regulations regarding drug controls, and Nebraska Department of Health standards
  • Conducts and evaluates medication use reviews as needed, assessing patient compliance and outcomes; and suggests modifications so as to achieve desired outcomes; instructs patients in the proper use of prescribed drugs and makes patient care rounds with physicians to evaluate patient progress as needed
  • Individualizes medication regimens using sound principles, accounting for pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetic variations in drug absorption, distribution, metabolism, and elimination with responsibility for establishing and continually improving the delivery of pharmaceutical care to patients within areas of direct responsibility and assisting others in the department with the same
  • Ensures that medicinal products are stored appropriately and securely to ensure inventory is maintained in accordance with state and federal requirements
  • Responds to medication related queries from within the hospital, other hospitals and the general public
  • Maintains strict standards of confidentiality, complying with but not limited to HIPPA recommendations and regulations
  • Keeps up to date with, and contributes to changing drug knowledge and healthcare developments in collaboration with medical staff and other colleagues
  • Writes guidelines for drug use within the hospital and long-term care facilities, preparing drug and therapeutic bulletins and implementing necessary regulations and related hospital/departmental policies and procedures
  • Provide information related to budgets and drug expenditures
  • Processes all cash and credit transactions as required, giving patients proper receipts and related information
  • Attends required meetings and participates in facility and community committees as requested
  • Mentors healthcare professionals in training including, but not limited to, pharmacy, medical, and nursing students; activities should include both practical and didactic experiences 
  • Provides monthly consulting to our contracted LTC facilities
  • Performs other duties as needed by facility

Performance Standards:

  • Maintains and promotes good health practices
  • Will conform to policies and procedures
  • Maintains the Behavior Standards and Core Values
  • Will perform all duties as described by the job description
  • Maintains current professional certifications
  • Does not discuss patient matters such as medical treatment, diagnosis or history outside of the clinical setting in; keeping in compliance of HIPAA.
  • Willingly accepts new responsibilities and cooperates with implementation of change
  • Dresses in a neat, clean attire or uniform; maintains high personal hygiene standards

Working Conditions:

  • Indoor, smoke free, climate-controlled environment
  • Possible exposure to unpleasant odors or fumes, intermittent unpleasant conditions, liquids, and chemicals
  • Must be able to tolerate a moderate noise level 
  • Possible exposure and contact with bio-hazardous materials and communicable diseases
  • Frequent contact with doctors, patients and their families, and employees of other departments
  • Minimum 3 yearsexperiencerequired


  • 10 days/month; may include holidays


  • Days; Full Time


  • Pharmacy
  • Pharmacist
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