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Manager Clinical Pharmacy

Company: Capital Health
Location: Trenton
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:


Position #12885

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 operations.

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 management.
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 policies.
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 suggested readings.
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 lbs
Sensory Requirements include: Accurate Near Vision, Far Vision, Color Discrimination, Accurate Depth Perception, Accurate Hearing
Anticipated Occupational Exposure Risks Include the following: Uneven Surfaces or Elevations , Dust/Particulate Matter
Our Network:

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."


Keywords: Capital Health, Trenton , Manager Clinical Pharmacy, Executive , Trenton, New Jersey

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