Supervisor, Pharmacy IV Admixture

Kaiser Permanente   •  

Baltimore, MD

Industry: Patient Care


Less than 5 years

Posted 392 days ago

Description: Supervises and promotes Clinic Infusion Services for patients requiring infusion therapies and provides process and compliance expertise in sterile product preparation, and assures that pharmacists and technicians provide appropriate, cost-effective pharmaceutical care to patients of Office Infusion Clinics.

Essential Functions:

  • Supervises the day-to-day operations of Office Infusion Clinic pharmacy and staff to ensure timely completion of workload and completion of tasks.
  • Manages the budget and does benchmark analysis of Infusion Services which assures use of most technologically advanced and cost efficient processes and services; incorporates defined best practices into the service.
  • Assists in providing recommendations and implementation which assures regulatory compliance to sterile product preparation.
  • Maintains policies and procedures relating to Infusion pharmacy operations and professional practice standards.
  • Provides qualitative and quantitative results related to operational areas and contributes to organizational cost effectiveness and performance.
  • Helps manage the planning, operation, and problem-solving guidelines to meet the required service levels, standards, and goals of the department.
  • Proactively provides accurate resolution to inquiries, concerns, and potential complaints with a focus on quality, safety, and member retention; continuously strives to improve provider satisfaction.
  • Assists in development of performance standards and on-going reporting mechanisms to evaluate staff operational performance.
  • Assists in establishment and implementation of departmental performance reports.
  • Demonstrates adherence to universal precautions and aseptic technique.
  • Maintains and increases standards of performance and education.
  • Assures customer/personnel safety by maintaining a safe and therapeutic environment and by adhering to company safety programs.
  • Takes initiative to increase job knowledge through additional training, cross training skills development, and continuing education.
  • Manages staffing needs of the infusion pharmacy. Position will require routine staffing duties by the supervisor.
  • Obtains, interprets, and evaluates all physician medication orders for appropriateness, cost effectiveness, accuracy, safety, and completeness.
  • Accurately compounds and checks compounded sterile products.
  • Communicates clinical and technical information and monitoring to other members of the healthcare team.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Collaborates with facility personnel on infusion pharmacy services.
  • Oversees pharmacists and pharmacy technicians in the clinical activities of the infusion/oncology department.

Range of hours (variable): Mon.- Fri., 7:30am- 4pm or 8am- 4:30pm shifts.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Minimum two (2) years of experience mixing and distributing intravenous therapy preferably in managed care settings required.
  • BS or Pharmacy D. degree from an accredited College of Pharmacy required.
    License, Certification, Registration
  • Pharmacist licensure in appropriate jurisdiction(s) required.

    Additional Requirements:
  • Knowledge of technological and business developments and trends in Infusion Therapy and Hospital relations, particularly as related to managed care environments, required.
  • Familiarity with IV therapy procedures and technologies; sterile technique and infection control procedures and software applications related to infusion and customer satisfaction tracking required.
  • Ability to set priorities for self and staff in a rapidly growing, highly technical service.
  • Ability to design and manage processes and systems to assure program efficiencies and cost-effectiveness in a competitive business environment
  • Knowledge of infusion pharmacy business practices and qualitative and quantitative practice measures.
  • Demonstrated ability to build effective teams and to delegate and motivate appropriately to ensure success of the program.
  • Demonstrated customer focus and customer satisfaction successin previous work environment.

    Preferred Qualifications:
  • Management or supervisory experience and demonstrated ability to manage budgetary resources in a cost effective manner preferred.
  • Previous supervisory or experience in a lead position preferred.
  • Oncology and/or Home Infusion pharmacy experience preferred.

Job Number: 620995