PRIMARY FUNCTION: Responsible for daily management of the operations of the pharmacy's unit dose satellites on the Christiana Hospital Cecil campus. To operate a value-centric program that assures the delivery of pharmaceutical services in compliance with all regulatory agencies and hospital requirements.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: - Responsible for the planning, supervision, coordination and successful execution of all activities related to satellite operations. - Responsible for the planning, supervision, coordination and successful execution of pharmacy informatics activities related to the electronic health record and other clinical software systems. - Ensures continual compliance with all standards, laws and regulations governing the physical structure of and personnel performance within assigned areas - Oversees a comprehensive training program for the onboarding of staff working in assigned areas. - Initiates and implements quality assurance/safety programming that enables ongoing compliance and rapid recognition of deviation from required performance. - Assures effective implementation of care and process changes that positively impact the pharmaceutical care provided to our patients. - Assures compliance with medication management standards in accordance with standardized ChristianaCare policies and procedures. - Plans new programs, renovations, staffing patterns, and services for assigned areas. - Demonstrates a Culture of Responsibility (CoR) during event investigation, conversations with personnel and proactive identification/resolution of risky behaviors. - Regularly collaborates with other pharmacy leaders to plan and manage efficient delivery of comprehensive pharmacy services to patients and customers. - Identifies opportunities for cost savings and revenue generation. - Establishes goals and objectives for assigned areas. - Monitors compliance with manpower and operating budgets of assigned area(s) on a regular basis. - Analyzes productivity reports; takes necessary steps to maintain optimum productivity levels. - Establishes and maintains productive relationships with vendors. - Responsible for the interview, selection, counseling, discipline, and termination of staff within assigned areas in coordination with Director of Wilmington Operations. - Completes performance evaluations for personnel reporting directly to this position; provides guidance to supervisors in the evaluation of their staff. - Delegates appropriate responsibilities to pharmacy supervisors to manage specific areas to which they are assigned. - Develops and maintains written policies and procedures for day-to-day operations. - Maintains a current knowledge of technical developments affecting scope of responsibility; participates in various local, state and national organizations. - Represents the Pharmacy in center wide initiatives and committees regarding medication use. - Participates in training programs for pharmacy interns, residents, and students. - Consults with and advises members of the medical and related staff concerning information on medications, therapeutic devices, and drug therapy. - Performs other duties as required or assigned by emergency or other operational reasons for which the employee is qualified to perform. - Performs assigned work safely, adhering to established departmental safety rules and practices. Reports in a timely manner, any unsafe activities, conditions, hazards or safety violations that may cause injury to oneself, other employees, patients and visitors.
SCOPE, PURPOSE, AND FREQUENCY OF CONTACTS: Frequent contact with administrative personnel, nursing personnel, physicians, other personnel, and vendors.
DIRECTION OF OTHERS: - Supervisors/Team Leaders - Pharmacists - Technical/Administrative staff
DIRECTION/SUPERVISION RECEIVED: - Director of Wilmington Operations - Vice President, Pharmacy Services
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: - Pharm.D or BS in Pharmacy required - Advanced degree (MS, MBA, MHCDS or MHA) and/or post graduate residency program preferred - Minimum of three years hospital pharmacy experience with at least three years experience in a supervisory/managerial role.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL, AND ABILITY REQUIREMENTS: - Knowledge of current pharmacy principles and practices - Knowledge of departmental policies, procedures, and standards - Knowledge of federal and state laws governing pharmacy practices - Knowledge of JC requirements and standards - Knowledge of current nursing principles and practices - Knowledge of federal and state laws governing nursing practices - Knowledge of operating room, anesthesia, emergency room, nursing, surgical, intensive care, and transplant procedures as they relate to pharmacy services. - Ability to work independently within established policies and procedures - Ability to plan, organize, and coordinate program operations - Ability to accomplish established program goals and objectives - Ability to identify, analyze, and evaluate problems and recommend solutions - Ability to supervise and direct subordinate personnel - Ability to exercise judgment, tact, and diplomacy - Skill in oral and written communication
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Current licensure (or eligible to reciprocate) in the State of Maryland
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Sitting with intermittent standing and walking. Requires movement throughout ChristianaCare facilities.
Internal Number: JR58151
About ChristianaCare Health System
ChristianaCare Health System is headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware and is one of the country's largest health care providers, ranking 21st in the nation for hospital admissions. Christiana Care is proudly a Nurse Magnet recognized institution. Christiana Care Health System is also one of the largest health care providers in the mid-Atlantic region, serving all of Delaware and portions of seven counties bordering the state in Pennsylvania, Maryland and New Jersey. A not-for-profit, non-sectarian health system, Christiana Care includes two hospitals with more than 1,100 patient beds, and is a major teaching hospital with two campuses. Christiana Care is continually recognized for excellence on a regional and national level. Our role in the community is expressed in the Christiana Care Way: "We serve our neighbors as respectful, expert, caring partners in their health. We do this by creating innovative, effective, affordable systems of care that our neighbors value."Christiana Care is a great place to work because we value diversity and recognize it to be a core part of our success. Because of the diversity of our employees, affiliated health professionals and volunteers, we are ...positioned to meet the unique needs of our patients and community. We acknowledge and celebrate the uniqueness and talent of each employee. Because of our talented workforce we are able to provide a quality healthcare experience to our patients and community. We strive to create an inclusive environment in which individual diversity can be leveraged and thrive. Christiana Care Health System is an equal opportunity employer, firmly committed to prohibiting discrimination, whose staff is reflective of its community and considers qualified applicants for open positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, pregnancy, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.