Manager Clinical Pharmacy
Company: Capital Health
Posted on: November 26, 2022
Directs the clinical pharmacctivities of the department to ensure
safe and cost-effective medication management of all patients at
Capital Health. Manages all clinical pharmacists and clinical
specialists in daily clinical activities including rounding, unit
coverage, and representation on health-system committees. Leads
medication education and drug information dissemination to all
healthcare practitioners. Works in collaboration with the pharmacy
leadership team in developing and supporting quality initiatives
through data management and analysis. Designs and implements
policies and procedures to effectively utilize medications to
optimize patient care. Assumes staff pharmacist responsibilities as
necessary to assure adequate functionality of department
Coordinates clinical pharmacy activities and direct patient care
services for entire health system. Responds to consultations for
pharmacy interventions and makes appropriate evidence-based,
patient-centered medication therapy recommendations.
Manages activities of clinical pharmacists and clinical pharmacy
specialists within the system-wide Pharmacy Department. Ensures
proper drug utilization by adherence to formulary criteria and
pharmacy policies. Supervises, develops, and supports clinical
pathways and quality assurance programs.
Interprets, evaluates, and accurately processes drug orders for
patients receiving care in any Capital Health setting. Develops
policies and procedures to ensure effective medication
Initiates appropriate medication therapy based on age, disease, and
drug considerations for neonatal, pediatric, adolescent, adult, and
geriatric patient populations. Actively intervenes to assure
therapy is individualized based on medication factors and patient's
physical and psychological parameters.
Identifies and resolves problems with medication orders or
therapeutic regimens. Clarifies issues with prescribers and
suggests order adjustments or alternative medication therapies when
needed to prevent adverse events or adhere to institutional
Provides concise, comprehensive, and timely responses to requests
for drug information from patients and healthcare providers.
Provides written documentation in patient's medical record related
to drug information, patient counseling, or therapeutic
recommendations when appropriate.
Participates in management of medical emergencies and responds to
adult/pediatric codes. Actively leads medication therapy processes
as a member of the Code Blue team.
Identifies opportunities for improvement of medication-use systems
to advance patient safety, maximize therapeutic outcomes, and/or
control costs. Coordinates planning, implementation, and evaluation
of new and existing programs.
Ensures proper drug utilization by adherence to formulary criteria
and pharmacy policies. Supervises, develops, and supports clinical
pathways and quality assurance programs.
Identifies, mitigates, prevents, and reports potential and actual
adverse drug reactions.
Maintains and enhances up-to-date evidence-based knowledge of drug
and drug therapy by reviewing relevant professional journals and
Provides effective evidence-based medication and practice-related
education to all healthcare professionals and members of
department. Provides updates of therapeutics, policies and
procedures, formulary, or regulatory issues as needed.
Demonstrates ownership of and responsibility for welfare of patient
by performing all necessary aspects of the medication-use system.
Displays initiative in ensuring that patients receive comprehensive
and individualized pharmaceutical care.
Establishes collaborative professional pharmacist-physician
relationships to further the effective use of formulary
medications, clinical pathways, and basic patient care.
Supervises design and implementation of quality improvement
revisions to medication use system. Conducts practice-related
projects, clinical research, or pharmacy CQI initiatives using
effective project management skills. Reviews protocols, orders, and
policies as requested.
Performs staff pharmacist duties when required or as needed.
Serves as preceptor and program director for pharmacy residency
programs, including membership on Resident Advisory Committee.
Serves as preceptor/coordinator for student experiential programs
with multiple colleges of pharmacy.
Assists the Director in the overall process of staff recruitment
and initial orientation, staff counseling and disciplinary actions.
Coordinates with Director and clinical pharmacists to conduct staff
evaluations and ensures timely completion by staff of all annual
mandatories and competency requirement.
Graduate of an ACPE-accredited school of pharmacy. Doctor of
Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) or Bachelor of Science (BS) in pharmacy with
seven years of hospital pharmacy experience. Board of Pharmacy
Specialties (BPS) certification required.
Five years of hospital pharmacy experience required. PGY1 Pharmacy
Residency or equivalent experience required. PGY2 Specialty
Residency preferred. Clinical management experience preferred.
AHA ACLS-Adv Cardiac Life Supp,AHA BLS - Healthcare
Provider,Pharmacist - Registered
Possesses excellent organizational, interpersonal, conflict
resolution, verbal, and written communication skills.
Intermediate to advanced computer skills. Familiarity with current
pharmacy automation and clinical software.
Ability to effectively manage people, navigate multiple projects,
and perform daily responsibilities simultaneously. Ability to
respond quickly in a fast-paced environment.
Physical Demands and Work Environment
Frequent physical demands include:
Occasional physical demands include: Sitting , Standing , Walking ,
Climbing (e.g., stairs or ladders) , Carry objects , Push/Pull ,
Twisting , Bending , Reaching forward , Reaching overhead ,
Squat/kneel/crawl , Wrist position deviation , Pinching/fine motor
activities , Taste or Smell
Continuous physical demands include: Keyboard use/repetitive motion
, Talk or Hear
Lifting Floor to Waist 15 lbs. Lifting Waist Level and Above 10
Sensory Requirements include: Accurate Near Vision, Far Vision,
Color Discrimination, Accurate Depth Perception, Accurate
Anticipated Occupational Exposure Risks Include the following:
Uneven Surfaces or Elevations , Dust/Particulate Matter
Offers are contingent upon successful completion of our onboarding
process and pre-employment physical. Capital Health will require
all applicants (including contractors, travelers and consultants)
to have an annual flu vaccine and to have a completed COVID-19
vaccine prior to start date, with the exception of individuals with
medical and religious exemptions.
"Company will never ask candidates for social security numbers or
date of birth during application phase. If you are asked for this
information online, you may be a target for identity theft."
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