M Health Fairview Southdale is hiring a pharmacist to fill the role of Inpatient Pharmacy Manager that will focus on pharmacy operations. Our inpatient pharmacy provides care for a diverse patient population. Continued growth has allowed us to expand our pharmacy leadership team. This position will focus on Pharmacy Operations both within the inpatient pharmacy as well as throughout ancillary & clinical areas as well as our satellite operating room pharamcy. The individual filling this role must have a strong interest in automation/technology, managing drug shortages/product selection as well as managing technicians, interns and pharmacists.
Continuously improves work processes to serve customers and meet business goals. Ensures high quality pharmacy and medication management services.
Manages all direct patient care services (decentralized pharmacy, emergency services, clinical programs, medication monitoring etc.), medication use guidelines, best-of-practice order sets, and other areas as assigned.
Demonstrates in depth knowledge of current patient care, pharmacy practice, pharmacotherapy, technology, and communication skills.
Manages all appropriate pharmacy processes and systems to ensure excellent patient care and timely and accurate delivery of medication services.
Develops and maintains programs designed to improve the skills of pharmacists performing patient care; participates in the education of physicians, nurses, and other health care providers.
Seeks customer feedback and analyzes the work to identify opportunities for improvement.
Uses process improvement methods to make improvements.
Uses systems thinking to understand the unintended consequences of actions.
Uses best practices information to set stretch goals and appropriate priorities.
Management of the application of new technologies
Ensures safe and effective implementation and application of new technologies including, but not limited to:
Computer systems such as Electronic Medical Records (EMR), charting systems, Computerized Physician Order Entry, pharmacy programs etc.
Establishing appropriate rules and alerts, order sets etc.
Investigational drug studies.
Other new technologies.
Management of finances
Understands and accepts the challenge of fiscal management. Fully comprehends the financial challenges in healthcare and is an effective steward of limited resources.
Creatively manages resources.
Demonstrates clear understanding of financial picture of healthcare.
Helps others understand and respond to the financial challenges.
Demonstrates ongoing fiscal responsiveness within and outside area of responsibility.
Involves staff and stakeholders in financial management strategies.
Manages staffing levels and drug expenditures to meet departmental budget parameters.
Develops revenue and cost savings opportunities to manage the pharmacy within budget parameters.
Monitors financial performance on a routine basis, and takes needed actions to optimize departmental financial performance.
Patient medication safety
Ensures that medication appropriate safety programs are in place to ensure the safest possible drug therapies.
Identifies and corrects patient safety issues.
Takes measures to reduce and eliminate medication errors.
Conducts needed root cause analyses for medication occurrences.
Assures that the pharmacy department and the medication use process meets all regulatory requirements such as State Board of Pharmacy, Dept of Health, JCAHO etc.
Coaching and advancing the role of staff members
Serves as a resource to pharmacy staff members and encourages their development through coaching and mentoring.
Practices active listening, invites input from others
Openly expresses thoughts and opinions and concerns.
Resolves issues in a manner that maintains self-esteem of all persons involved.
Deals with conflict constructively.
Coordinates recruitment, retention, orientation, and advanced training.
Assures that staff members receive relevant, timely and appropriate information.
Takes advantage of teachable moments.
Participates in development and advancement of new clinical services.
Guides, motivates, and holds people accountable for their practice.
Provides candid and timely feedback and coaching on an ongoing basis.
Conducts performance reviews in a timely and effective manner.
Continuously takes action to enhance employee satisfaction.
Ensures that all relevant policies and procedures are followed
Minimum Education: Bachelors in Pharmacy with 3 to 5 years of progressive leadership experience
Preferred Education: Completion of an ASHP-accreditated PGY1 residency program, Doctor of Pharmacy
Minimum Licensure: Licensed or eligible for licensure as a pharmacist in Minnesota
Together with the University of Minnesota and University of Minnesota Physicians we have created M Health Fairview. M Health Fairview is the newly expanded collaboration among the University of Minnesota, University of Minnesota Physicians, and Fairview Health Services. The healthcare system combines the best of academic and community medicine — expanding access to world-class, breakthrough care through our 10 hospitals and 60 clinics.
Fairview Health Services (fairview.org) is an award-winning, nonprofit health system providing exceptional care across the full spectrum of health care services. Fairview is one of the most comprehensive and geographically accessible systems in the state, with 10 hospitals—including an academic medical center and long-term care hospital—serving the greater Twin Cities metro area.
Its broad continuum also includes 60 primary care clinics, specialty clinics, senior living communities, retail and specialty pharmacies, pharmacy benefit management services, rehabilitation centers, counseling and home health care services, medical transportation, an integrated provider network and health insurer PreferredOne. In partnership ...with the University of Minnesota, Fairview’s 32,000 employees and 2,400 affiliated providers embrace innovation to drive a healthier future through healing, discovery and education.
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