Clinical Manager Pharmacy
The Clinical Manager is responsible for overseeing the clinical programs of the pharmacy department. This position will utilize Steward Health Care resources to provide safe and effective clinical pharmacy programs at the hospital. This position will assist the Director of Pharmacy to assure all legal, regulatory, and accrediting requirements are maintained at the best demonstrated practice and assure clinical 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 Clinical Manager may be required to assume the essential responsibilities and perform the duties of the Director of Pharmacy.The pharmacist may be responsible for the purchase of pharmacy inventory to include narcotics and other necessary drugs, equipment, and items to insure availability. When there is an established formulary, the pharmacist is required to adhere to that formulary or follow the established procedure for exceptions.
The Clinical Manager will serve as an active member of the pharmacy management team providing leadership for clinical programs, formulary management, cost containment programs, and improved pharmacoeconomic outcomes; build and enhance professional relationships with pharmacy staff, other healthcare providers, and management; communicate effectively with pharmacy staff; and maintain a professional presence throughout the hospital.
Provide clinical support and direction to the Director of Pharmacy (DOP) and pharmacy staff in the hospital regarding the implementation and operation of clinical pharmacy programs. This includes: direct discussions and dialogue with all health care professionals in the hospital; providing pharmaceutical care to selected patients; and developing drug therapy review programs and documenting their results
Assist with the leadership of 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.
Actively participates and when required helps to develop an Antimicrobial Stewardship program in conjunction with multidisciplinary team members. Develop and implement treatment guidelines, protocols, formulary changes and critical pathways as approved and authorized by appropriate committees
Participate in hospital committee meetings as necessary to enhance practice and patient care
Assists in meeting or exceeding all Accreditation Bodies (TJC, DNV, CMS, BOP) standards related to pharmacy
Participates 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
Facilitate the identification, resolution, implementation and communication of cost-effective drug use issues in collaboration with the medical staff
Document activities in accordance with Clinical Monthly Report requirements
Design, implement, maintain clinical pharmacy quality activities
Design, implement, and maintain medication safety program activities
Achieve acceptable scores on clinical assessments/audits (PPA, Accreditation, BOP, etc)
Assist with the management of staff pharmacists, students and interns
Participate in the assessment and evaluation of pharmacists
Contributes to and conducts hospital and pharmacy orientation for new hires within 60 days
Develop and implement a clinical training and competency program for pharmacists and maintain records of those completed competencies
Assure approval of MUE criteria, perform MUE, and report results in committee meetings
Coordinate vendor activity to support formulary decisions
Assists with leading departmental meetings, in-services, and quality improvement programs
Maintains all required training and education per department requirements
Participates in the development and presentation of orientation, education, and training programs to the pharmacy, medical, nursing, and other staffs
Train and educate pharmacy staff to provide pharmaceutical care and any new or important new clinical pharmacy concepts
Publish educational materials directed at hospital health care professionals
Direct and coordinate clinical clerkship programs for pharmacy and other health care professional trainees
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
Scholarly Activity - Contribute to the advancement of the pharmacy profession and Steward Health Care through presentation and publication. Participate in continuing education programs that maintain or improve skills in providing pharmaceutical care. Participate in research that is within the scope of pharmaceutical care and/or pharmacoeconomics. Review clinical literature that is supportive for all clinical pharmacy goals and programs.
- Assists in maintaining Automated Dispensing Machine databases according to assigned template.
- Maintains safety-integrity-professionalism of pharmacy at all times
- Provide in-services to staff and hospital professional staff
- Conducts periodic staff meetings
- Perform special projects as requested
- Perform as Staff Pharmacist as needed
- Wears hospital badge identification while on duty.
- Meets dress code standards; appearance is neat and clean. Is conscientious in regard to personal hygiene.
- Treats patients and families with respect and dignity. Assures confidentiality of patient records.
- Maintains a good working relationship both within the department and with other departments.
- Assists in the resolution of problems or concerns while being a supportive team member.
- Consistently strives to promote great customer service in all aspects of the job.
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