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Division Director, Clinical Pharmacy Services

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Job Ref:  25748-5262
Employer:  Parallon - HCA Hospital Systems
City:  San Antonio
State:  Texas (TX)
Position type:  Full-Time

GENERAL SUMMARY OF DUTIES - The Division Director of Clinical Pharmacy is responsible for clinical pharmacy activities at all HCA facilities within the division to include but not limited to: Clinical initiatives that impact drug utilization, clinical education and staff development, management of appropriate drug utilization, drug spend analysis, and quality improvement activities. Provides support for all clinical activities at division facilities, centralized order entry center and consolidated pharmacy
 

SUPERVISOR – Division Director of Pharmacy
 

KEY INTERACTIONS – Facility Directors of Pharmacy, Corporate Quality Department, Facility Clinical Coordinators/Pharmacists, COE Supervisor

 

DUTIES INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO: 

  • Develop and oversee standardized clinical pharmacy program for division/facilities
  • Provides guidance to facilities regarding JCAHO, CMS, NQSF and FDA standards
  • Assists in preparation of annual facility clinical intervention savings budgets
  • Develops annual clinical pharmacy business plan in conjunction with clinical pharmacy group that ensures positive patient outcomes and appropriate drug utilization
  • Oversee Clinical Pharmacy Subcommittees
  • Assist in division formulary development through review of primary literature
  • Analyze drug spend trends to identify areas of opportunity and implement appropriate use/development of protocols and guidelines
  • Provides supporting documentation, “white papers” or other information needed to facilitate P&T Committee preparation as needed
  • Ensures provision of education and support at HCA facilities with regard to clinical pharmacy responsibilities, clinical protocol justification, execution and implementation. Provides education through HPG and HCA support via webinar, tele-conference, live or other communication
  • Prepare clinical portion of monthly Pharmacy Key Performance Indicator report
  • Ensures appropriate and effective use of clinical intervention template
  • Provides periodic review of documented clinical interventions and provides summary reports and recommendations to facilities on quality/content of documentation
  • Maintain effective communication with facility directors and leadership teams on clinical initiatives and facility and division results
  • Assists in development of “best practice” recommendations for clinical procedures to minimize adverse events and ensure compliance with regulatory standards
  • Participate in quality improvement, fiscal and productivity goals and objectives with upper management
  • Assist in preparation and implementation of facility policy and procedures as needed
  • Ensure pharmacy departments are meeting market share goals
  • Facilitates review of division ADE/ADR reports to work on identifying trends and process improvement initiatives
  • Serve as liaison with local pharmacy schools to develop relationship, manage division agreement, and coordinate rotation sites
  • Develop and maintain clinical portion of division website
  • Assist in preparation and implementation of pharmacy staff competencies related to clinical activities
  • Facilitates creation of a Division education program for pharmacy and CSC staff to promote improved patient care. Creates annual CE schedule
  • Completes Quarterly clinical pharmacy newsletter for facility pharmacy departments
  • Perform other duties as assigned by DDOP
  • Practice and adhere to the “Code of Conduct” philosophy and “Mission and Value Statement”
  • Participate in HCA Corporate Quality Clinical Advisory and other committees as needed

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES 

  • Knowledge – Has thorough knowledge of medications and clinical pharmacy activities. Able to interpret literature to provide formulary guidance and pharmacoeconomic data
  • Organization – proactively prioritized needs and effectively manages resources
  • Communication – Able to communicate (verbal and written) clearly and effectively to other health care providers including pharmacists, physicians and nurses. Fosters team environment by providing clinical education, support, training to staff members
  • Leadership – guides individuals and groups toward desired outcomes, setting high performance standards and delivering quality services
  • Customer orientation – establishes and maintains long-term customer relationships, building trust and respect by consistently meeting and exceeding expectations. Able to work with diverse work force
  • Policies and Procedures – articulates knowledge and understanding of organizational policies, procedures and systems
  • PC Skills – proficient in the use of Microsoft Office applications and other required operating systems such as CPCS, Order Scanning Systems, Automated Dispensing Units, Packaging Equipment, Physician Order Entry, and Clinical Integration to systems
  • Financial management – applies tools and processes to successfully manage drug cost budget. Able to direct costeffective drug therapy via clinical protocols
  • Project management – Able to assess work activities and allocate resources appropriately. Able to work independently and handle stress appropriately
     

EDUCATION 

  • Pharm.D. required
  • Residency Training or BCPS certification preferred
     

EXPERIENCE 

  • 5-10 years experience as a clinical pharmacist in a hospital setting
  • Previous experience as a clinical coordinator or director in large, complex facility preferred
     

CERTIFICATE/LICENSE - Licensed pharmacist
 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORKING CONDITIONS - Work will be performed in an office environment. Minimal time in pharmacy environment. Must be able to stoop, kneel, and reach. Requires hand-eye coordination and manual dexterity sufficient to operate a telephone, keyboard, calculator, other office equipment, packaging equipment and IV equipment if needed. Work is often performed under stressful situations. Must have ability to verbally communicate. Some travel required. Must be able to occasionally lift up to 25 pounds.

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