UnityPoint Health

Supervisor Inpatient Pharmacy Practice

Requisition ID
2020-71047
Category
Leadership - Non-Nursing
Location
US-IA-Cedar Rapids
Address
1026 A Ave NE
Affiliate
1010 UnityPoint Health CR St Lukes Hospital
City
Cedar Rapids
Department
Inpatient Pharmacy
State
IA
FTE
1.0
FLSA
Exempt
Scheduled Hours/Shift
Salaried FTE - Days
Work Type (Portal Searching)
Full Time Benefits

Overview

Description of Position:

 

The Supervisor, Inpatient Pharmacy Operations is responsible for the supervision of the Pharmacy staff as well as daily and ongoing activities within the department. The Supervisor, Inpatient Pharmacy Operations assumes the responsibility for the operational activities of the department. The Supervisor, Inpatient Pharmacy Operations is a member of the department Leadership Team and supports the direction and achievement of the hospital’s short and long range goals.

 

Responsibilities

Essential Functions/Responsibilities:

   

% of Time

(annually)

Clinical

·        Compiles summary data for medication errors and adverse medication events, performance improvement indicators, quality control indications and competency for identification improvement to system processes.

·        Develops and implements competency testing of staff and appropriate documentation.

·        Keeps current with applicable regulation requirements as well as new drug therapies in area(s) of specific responsibility; documents, prepares recommendations and implements decisions relating to capital equipment, procedures, clinical activities, and quality assurance to assure a competitive posture for the hospital and Unity Point Health System.

·        Responsible for the education activities of Doctor of Pharmacy students in conjunction with College of Pharmacy in which the student is enrolled.

·      Understands and adheres to all safety practices while performing duties to minimize any risk of injury and/or exposure to hazardous material.

30 %

Operational

·        Assists in achieving the institutional goals by promoting the development, preparation, implementation, and attainment of departmental goals, policies, and projects so as to improve quality, availability, and accessibility of services and information.

·        Assists in maintaining and updating the Master List of all policies, processes, procedures and related forms

·        Assists the annual review of all standard operating procedures

·        Assists with design, performs and presents internal audits of operational processes to ensure compliance with regulatory and accreditation standards.

·         Assists with implementation of TJC standard compliance involving medication management.

·        Assists in the coordination of medication use policy activities related to the computerized physician order entry system with Unity Point Health.

·        Assists with pharmaceutical inventory management and supply purchasing is performed in an efficient and effective manner with due consideration of established formulary guidelines and cost restraints.

·        Assures sterile product preparation complies with existing regulatory and quality standards.

·        Assures non- sterile product preparation complies with existing regulatory and quality standards.

·        Assures non-sterile compounding preparation complies with existing regulatory and quality standards

·        Develops and maintains a process to ensure document control.

·        Oversees controlled distribution of new/revised standard operating procedures and policies

·        Recommends and adjusts department procedures and services as necessary for improved patient care, physician relations, public image, efficiency, and / or cost effectiveness.  Patients served include all age groups from neonates to geriatrics.

·        Recommends or modifies policies to enhance the effectiveness of present operations.

·        Is knowledgeable of hospital and department compliance requirements for federally funded healthcare programs (e.g. Medicare and Medicaid) regarding fraud, waste and abuse.  Brings any questions or concerns regarding compliance to the immediate attention of hospital administrative staff.  Takes appropriate action on concerns reported by department staff related to compliance.

·        Is responsible for executing and monitoring professional practices in order to meet necessary standards, recommendations and requirements of voluntary and government agencies (i.e. TJC, Iowa Board of Pharmacy Examiners, Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), State Board of Health, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

·        Purposefully conducts all aspects of the job in an ethical manner in support of the hospital’s commitment to ethical behavior in all areas of personal and professional activity.

30%

Supervisory

·        Coordinates, leads, and coaches the people, teams and programs within the Pharmacy as a whole to accomplish the goals and objectives of the hospital and the department to insure that Unity Point Health System remains a leader in health care delivery. 

·        Directs the resolution of complex technical problems, utilizing resources as needed and providing consultation and advice.

·        Communicates clearly, openly, and consistently with management and staff to assure common access to hospital and department information to promote trust and confidence.

·        Facilitates department quality and performance improvement activities through review of medication errors and adverse medication events, internal quality audits and participation on the departmental Performance Improvement committee.

·        Interacts with customers, including patients, physicians, other hospital personnel and UnityPoint Health System personnel in a pleasant and professional manner and appearance.

·        Interviews applicants; recommends hiring, promotion, and termination for associates within area of responsibility.

·        Maintains appropriate staffing levels to meet production and service demands.

·        Maintains the professional expertise and skills necessary to assure the proper interpretation, safe preparation and dispensing of medications for hospital patients, associates, and others. Participates as necessary in counseling, commendation, and discipline of staff.

·        Maintains the professional expertise and skills necessary to exhibit and maintain knowledge in the utilization of all automation facilitating inpatient pharmacy practice. (e.g. Epic and Omni products)

·        Participates actively on interdepartmental committees / teams as appropriate.

·        Participates as necessary in counseling, commendation, and discipline of staff.

·        Performs annual performance assessments.

·        Provides leadership, motivation and guidance for other Supervisors, Coordinators and Pharmacy staff, reacting to situations or problems in which they are involved, counseling and guiding their activities and making decisions when problems are encountered.

·        Attends in-services, on the job training, and participates in continuing education programs to meet licensure requirements, developmental needs and keep abreast of new technologies.  Attends at least 75% of required departmental and management group meetings. 

·      Performs other duties as assigned.

40%

Basic UPH Performance Criteria        

·        Demonstrates the UnityPoint Health Values and Standards of Behaviors as well as adheres to policies and procedures and safety guidelines.

·        Demonstrates ability to meet business needs of department with regular, reliable attendance.

·        Employee maintains current licenses and/or certifications required for the position.

·        Practices and reflects knowledge of HIPAA, TJC, DNV, OSHA and other federal/state regulatory agencies guiding healthcare.

·        Completes all annual education and competency requirements within the calendar year.

·        Is knowledgeable of hospital and department compliance requirements for federally funded healthcare programs (e.g. Medicare and Medicaid) regarding fraud, waste and abuse.  Brings any questions or concerns regarding compliance to the immediate attention of hospital administrative staff.  Takes appropriate action on concerns reported by department staff related to compliance.

 

Always

Disclaimer: This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that required of the employee.  Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice.

 

Demonstration of UPH Values and Standards of Behaviors

Consistently demonstrates UnityPoint Health’s values in the performance of job duties and responsibilities

Foster Unity:

·        Leverage the skills and abilities of each person to enable great teams.

·        Collaborate across departments, facilities, business units and regions.

·        Seek to understand and are open to diverse thoughts and perspectives.

Own The Moment: 

 

·        Connect with each person treating them with courtesy, compassion, empathy and respect

·        Enthusiastically engage in our work.

·        Accountable for our individual actions and our team performance.

·        Responsible for solving problems regardless of the origin.

Champion Excellence:

·        Commit to the best outcomes and highest quality.

·        Have a relentless focus on exceeding expectations.

·        Believe in sharing our results, learning from our mistakes and celebrating our successes.

Seize Opportunities:

·        Embrace and promote innovation and transformation.

·        Create partnerships that improve care delivery in our communities.

·        Have the courage to challenge the status quo.

Qualifications

 

Minimum Requirements

Identify items that are minimally required to perform the essential functions of this position.

Preferred or Specialized

Not required to perform the essential functions of the position.

 

Education

A Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degree

 

Experience:

 

 

 

 

Must have a minimum of five years of relevant pharmacy experience. 

Experience in a Supervisor or other leadership role is desirable.

License(s)/Certification(s):

 

 

 

 

Must be a Registered Pharmacist with a current license to practice pharmacy in the State of Iowa.

 

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

 

 

 

 

Must read, write, and speak fluent English.

 

Other:

 

 

 

Use of usual and customary equipment used to perform essential functions of the position.

 

 

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