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Location: AdventHealth Great Lakes Region
The role you’ll contribute:
The Medication Safety Manager (MSM) reviews, coordinates, administers, and implements medication safety initiatives. The MSM oversees adverse drug event reporting activities and assists the Medication Safety Officer and other management staff in the administration, supervision and consolidation of medication safety initiatives. The MSM serves as a resource to the Medication Safety Officer, pharmacy, risk management, quality and performance improvement departments on matters of medication safety and regulatory compliance.
This position serves the needs of neonatal, pediatric, adolescent, adult, and geriatric patients. Under the supervision of the Medication Safety Officer, the MSM performs all duties necessary to provide for the effective daily operation of all department services and programs. The MSM actively participates in outstanding customer service and accepts responsibility in maintaining relationships that are equally respectful to all.
The value you’ll bring to the team:
Scope of Responsibility:
Identifies opportunities for proactive change in the medication use-system to improve patient safety utilizing medication event-reporting data, published best practice standards, and published events or recommendations. Reviews high volume, high risk, and problem prone or critical aspects of care processes for prioritization of potential medication safety improvements.
Enhances professional growth and development through participation in educational programs, current literature, and research. Systematically provides best practices and evidenced-based medication safety information to all pertinent stakeholders.
Performs all other related duties as assigned by the supervisor.
Provides oversight that ensures all patient and medication-specific information needed to support effective medication-related patient care decisions is readily available in a useful form to physicians, nurses, pharmacists, and other pertinent health care providers.
Assesses and reports the status of efforts to improve medication-use safety to campus leaders, decision-makers, and staff. Serves as a member of the Medication Safety Committee and other relevant Hospital Committees focused on medical error reduction.
Formulates an effective strategy for facilitating, through collaboration with other leadership, hospital compliance with all applicable federal, state, local, and organizational regulations and policies related to medication-use safety, as well as with the standards of accreditation organizations.
Develops strategies to minimize the potential for medication errors associated with medication labeling, packaging, nomenclature, storage, standardization, preparation, distribution, dispensing, and administration.
Strategic Planning Responsibility:
Responsible for the assisting the Medication Safety Officer in the development and execution of a strategic medication safety plan in both the short term and long term.
Performance Improvement Responsibility:
Leads the review and evaluation of significant medication variances and recommends process/system changes. In collaboration with the risk management team(s) and the pertinent healthcare providers, formulates a plan to address the suggestions for change resulting from root-cause analyses. Follows up to assure plan is implemented and the intended outcome to reduce risk of future occurrences is achieved. Leads failure mode effects analysis on medication use systems, as necessary.
Community Relations Responsibility:
Acts as a preceptor for pharmacy residents based on the guidelines of the ASHP residency accreditation standards and for pharmacy students on rotation consistent with academic requirements.
Works with clinical areas to ensure that medications are stored, prescribed, transcribed, prepared, dispensed, and administered in a physical environment reflecting careful consideration of the principles of human factors engineering.
Ensures the proficiency of health care providers and other pertinent health system staff in safe medication use practices by utilizing appropriate analytical tools and process improvement techniques. Assists in the implementation of training/orientation programs in safe medication practices and competency assessment for evaluating the staff's ability to perform tasks related to medication safety.
Supervises the Medication Safety Pharmacists within the region, oversees data analysts and the Medication-Use Safety and Policy Post-Graduate Year 2 Pharmacy Resident.
The expertise and experiences you’ll need to succeed:
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS REQUIRED:
Strong organization skills
Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
Effective oral and written communication skills, with the ability to articulate complex information in
understandable terms to all levels of staff
Effective computer skills, particularly Microsoft Office Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint
Ability to work well without supervision
Initiative to keep abreast of developments in the provision of pharmacy services
Ability to teach, precept and facilitate experiential training
Ability to integrate clinical pharmacy services with quality improvement, teaching, research, and
professional development activities
Application of Just Culture principles
Strong operational knowledge of key medication safety technologies including medication dispensing systems, IV pumps, barcode medication administration, and computerized provider order entry
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS PREFERRED:
Expertise with Project and Change management methodology
Working knowledge of Cerner or Epic pharmacy solutions and services
Working analytical and data management skills
Expertise with Lean Process Management or Six Sigma Process Improvement
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