The Assistant Director of Pharmacy is responsible for overseeing the daily operations of the pharmacy department. In addition, the Assistant Director of Pharmacy provides pharmaceutical care to patients as a staff pharmacist as needed. This position will assist the Director of Pharmacy to assure all legal, regulatory, and accrediting requirements are maintained at the best demonstrated practice. Maintain a professional presence throughout the hospital. Assure pharmacy services and activities are carried out to meet goals and standards of Steward Health Care. In the absence of the Director of Pharmacy, the Assistant Director of Pharmacy is required to assume the essential responsibilities and perform the duties of the Director of Pharmacy.
Supervise pharmacists and pharmacy supportive personnel
Maintain schedules for staff
Maintain, and update a pharmacy Policy and Procedure manual for the department
Participate in the hospital P&T committee, assuring (but not limited to) the following items are part of the committee meetings: current drug trends, formulary additions, formulary deletions, annual formulary approval, non-formulary drug use, drug shortages, cost control initiatives, updates to the Policy and Procedure manual, annual review of order sets and protocols, black box warning, ADR reporting, pharmacy intervention reporting, controlled substance audit reporting, automation reporting.
Assist with the Antibiotic Stewardship program, in conjunction with multidisciplinary team members.
Participate in hospital committee meetings necessary to enhance practice and patient care
Meet or exceed all Accreditation Bodies (TJC, DNV, CMS, BOP) standards related to pharmacy
Assure there is a process for patient and department charges, and that they are accurately and timely posted to accounts
Purchase drugs and supplies in accordance with GPO bids and Steward Health Care best demonstrated practices
Assist in the development and maintenance of information systems and other technology applications within the Pharmacy
Use Econotherapeutic best practices in formulary and cost control
Use Steward Health Care applications, to analyze data and manage clinical initiatives
Responsible for all drug storage areas in accordance with legal and best demonstrated practice
Oversee preparation and delivery of medication throughout the hospital
Establish standards and training for sterile product preparation in compliance with USP 795/797/800 non-sterile and sterile preparation standards, including annual review of master formulation records
Arrange/conduct hospital and pharmacy orientation for new hires within 60 days
Assist in the develop and implement a training and competency program for all staff and maintain records of those completed competencies
Assist the Director with the pharmacy budget and all aspects related to the financial program.
Reconcile financial information and communicate on a timely basis
Assure approval of MUE criteria, perform MUE, and report results in committee meetings
Assure adequate control and documentation of controlled substances
Has Power of Attorney to order Schedule II drugs
Ensure documentation for all drug recalls
Attends and participates in departmental meetings, in-services, and quality improvement programs
Maintains all required training and education per department requirements.
Adheres to hospital and departmental policies and procedures. Complies with all requirements related to risk management, safety, security, fire, and infection control. Complies with all applicable state, local and federal regulations
EDUCATION, SKILL OR EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
Current license to practice Pharmacy in state and maintains all required CE
Graduate of college of Pharmacy accredited by ACPE or equivalent
Previous pharmacist experience or previous hospital pharmacy experience
Training and proficiency in age specific therapies for hospital patients
About Steward Health Care-St Joseph Medical Center
Steward Health Care, the largest private hospital operator in the United States, is a physician-led health care services organization committed to providing the highest quality of care in the communities where patients live. Steward’s unique health care service delivery model leverages technology, innovation, and care coordination to keep patients healthier. Steward operates 36 community hospitals... in ten states that employ approximately 37,000 people and regularly receives top awards for quality and safety. The Steward network includes more than 26 urgent care centers, 42 preferred skilled nursing facilities, substantial behavioral health services, over 7,300 beds under management, and more than 1.1 million covered lives through the company’s managed care and health insurance services.Steward enjoys positive relationships in the communities where it operates and has provided $221 million in community benefits and paid more than $120 million in taxes in the past four years.Founded in 2010 with investment from Cerberus Capital Management, Steward has methodically built a substantial portfolio of inpatient and outpatient services. After unprecedented success in New England, Steward has recently expanded nationally to Ohio, Pennsylvania, Florida, Texas, Utah, Arizona, Arkansas, Louisiana, Colorado.