The Clinical Informatics & Drug Shortage Specialist will oversee the UC Davis Health drug shortage management plan including monitoring and forecasting medication shortages, operationalizing action plans to mitigate shortage impact, and provide supply chain and clinical expertise for product substitutions. In collaboration with clinical leaders, this person will lead and drive new and alternative product selection based on best financial practices and clinical evidence. In addition to drug-shortage oversight, they will maintain organization-wide inventory management systems and ensure system design and integration with other medication management systems to enhance safety & efficiency within the med-use process.
The clinical informatics & drug shortage specialist will serve as the primary liaison to the IT technical teams with regards to all med-use management workflows & will be recognized as the department content expert in navigating and implementing med-use systems & technology.
Must be California Pharmacist License eligible and possess a valid license at the time of hire.
Graduation from an accredited college of pharmacy
Completion of PGY-1 practice residency, or 3 years of work experience in pharmacy supply chain or health system pharmacy practice
Working knowledge of, and skill to apply practice, principles, and techniques related to drug shortage & inventory management
Working knowledge in clinical informatics, med-use systems management, and drug information resources
Working knowledge of federal and state/local regulations around medication handling requirements and controlled substance accountability
Written and oral communication skills to clearly & concisely develop drug shortage management plans, drug utilization evaluations, and financial reports
Written and oral communication skills to clearly & concisely articulate expectations to technical and clinical staff as part of a new system integration/change
Written and oral communication skills to clearly and concisely provide information, explanations and instructions to, and to elicit information from others with varying levels of ability to understand
Interpersonal skills that: Establish and maintain a friendly, welcoming environment for customers; Demonstrate an interested, understanding, compassionate manner; Maintain a courteous and calm demeanor; Proactively approach to negotiate with and persuade others to take required action.
Ability to maintain composure, efficiency and a positive, customer-service oriented manner during periods of peak workload, with frequent interruptions, under tight deadlines, and when interacting with challenging customers who may be ill, angry, or emotionally distressed.
Problem-solving skills to independently recognize and define a problem; identify the resources available to help solve the problem; create and implement viable solutions; and follow through to ensure the problem is resolved to the satisfaction of all parties.
Decision-making skills to independently exercise delegated authority to take action, and to recognize when it is appropriate to seek assistance from others when limits of delegated authority have been reached.
Computer skills allowing for analysis or large databases and including but not limited to Microsoft Office software
Experience in pharmacy operations
Ability to work with, direct, and evaluate pharmacy residents and students
PGY2 or 5 years of experience in one of the following practice areas - Clinical Informatics, Health System Pharmacy Administration & Leadership, Med Use Safety, Drug Information
Experience using and/or management EMR and pharmacy automation systems, specifically inventory management systems
Willow certification or proficiency
Board certification (or additional certification in a specialty area- i.e. Med Safety, Drug Information, Clinical Informatics, Automation & Technology, Health Informatics etc.) is preferred.
Master’s Degree (MS or MBA)
This position may be subject to a criminal background investigation, drug screen, Live Scan fingerprinting, medical evaluation clearance, and functional capacity assessment.
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