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Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Clinical Pharmacy Programs Director in Boston, Massachusetts

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Clinical Pharmacy Programs Director

Department Description:The Department of Pharmacy at BIDMC employs approximately 130 FTEs pharmacists, technicians, residents, students and other support personnel who provide pharmacy services to patients and healthcare professionals. Inpatient and outpatient pharmacy services are provided BIDMC. Inpatient pharmacy services at BIDMC are provided using a decentralized unit-based model. In addition to the provision of inpatient and outpatient pharmaceutical services, the pharmacy also serves as an Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience and Cooperative Education site for pharmacy students from both MCPHS University and Northeastern University College of Pharmacy.

Pharmacy Mission Statement: To work collaboratively with all members of the Medical Center's healthcare team to promote safe, effective and fiscally responsible pharmacotherapy.

Job Location:Boston, MA

Req ID:35617BR

Job Summary:The Director, Clinical Pharmacy Programs oversees the management and the quality of Clinical Pharmacy services at BIDMC. Oversees acute care and ambulatory pharmacy programs and services at the medical center and associated centers and clinics. Leads formulary management and stewardship and serves as a key member of the BIDMC as well as the BILH Pharmacy and Therapeutic committees. Provides educational and developmental opportunities for the pharmacy staff and students; manages pharmacy costs through the implementation and maintenance of clinically- appropriate intervention/utilization programs; and is responsible for medication use evaluation programs to ensure appropriate, safe and cost effective medication therapy.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Leads and directs successful clinical programs and services with acute care and ambulatory pharmacy teams. Developing evidence based and best practice pharmacy led programs and patient management in partnership with the multidisciplinary teams.

  • Develops, manages and monitors results of the Medication-use Optimization and Standardization. Areas include: Clinical Interventions Program; Pharmacoeconomic considerations of drug therapy selection/utilization with potential development of treatment algorithms; Drug Information Service; Medication Reliability

  • Directs clinical pharmacy practice in accordance with the laws, rules, and regulation of the MA Board of Registration in Pharmacy, Department of Public Health, and the Food and Drug Administration and the Drug Enforcement Administration. Maintains certification and credentials in accordance with the Board of Registration.

  • Identifies, creates and implements clinical pharmacy program short and long term goals, in coordination with senior pharmacy leadership and with alignment to BIDMC and BILH clinical goals.

  • Responsible for development, implementation, administration, and quality assessment of new pharmacy policies and procedures related to clinical programs in collaboration with the senior pharmacy leadership. Directly responsible for overseeing the activities of the Colleges of Pharmacy preceptors. Oversight and developing the accredited ASHP Residency program and the residents.

  • Serves on the Pharmacy and Therapeutics P&T Committees of BIDMC and BILH; responsible for the correspondence and admin duties of this committee. Serves on subcommittees of the P&T committees as appropriate.

  • Collaborates with other clinicians and allied health professionals at BIDMC and within BILH to develop practice standards and therapeutic algorithms.

  • Develops and Ensures compliance with the components of all clinical and operational pharmacy services necessary for JCAHO accreditation. Responsible for overseeing the coordination, implementation and ongoing evaluation of all departmental quality assurance programs.

  • Maintains an active practice site, or where appropriate, a consultative role, within a patient care setting at BIDMC and oversee the delivery of pharmaceutical care to patient populations. Attend rounds in the practice site and serves as a drug information resource. Serve as a drug consultant for nurses, physicians and allied health professions. On-call/shifts may be required.

  • Oversees all pharmacy education programs and be a role model and educator for the pharmacy staff in terms of pharmacy practice and patient care. Participates in the quarterly Pharmacy Research Committee meeting to ensure that the highest quality of clinical work destined for publication meets the standards set forth by the committee.

  • Has the authority to direct and support employees daily work activities. Has the direct responsibility to undertake the following employment actions: hiring, termination, corrective action and performance reviews. Direct Reports: 2-3 Indirect Reports: 11-20

  • Assists in planning, monitoring and/or managing budget in functional area of department.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Pharmacy or PharmD required. Master's degree preferred.

  • License Massachusetts Pharmacist required.

  • 8-10 years related work experience required in in a large, progressive teaching hospital. and 1-3 years supervisory/management experience required

  • Must demonstrate a comprehensive in-depth knowledge of pharmaceutical care, pharmacy systems and designs.

  • Experience in acute care as well as ambulatory pharmacy programs.

  • Advanced skills with Microsoft applications which may include Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint or Access and other web-based applications. May produce complex documents, perform analysis and maintain databases.

Competencies:

  • Decision Making:Ability to make decisions with significant, broad implications for the management and operations of a major department or multiple departments. Participates in decisions on overall strategy and direction of the organization.

  • Problem Solving:Ability to address problems that are broad, complex and abstract, often involving Medical Center-wide issues and requiring substantial creativity, resourcefulness, staff engagement, Lean diagnostic techniques, negotiation and diplomacy to develop solutions.

  • Independence of Action:Ability to set direction and vision for major departments or multiple departments. Establishes priorities, develops policies and allocates resources.

  • Written Communications:Ability to communicate complex information in English effectively in writing to all levels of staff, management and external customers across functional areas.

  • Oral Communications:Ability to verbally communicate complex concepts in English and address sensitive situations, resolve conflicts, negotiate, motivate and persuade others.

  • Knowledge:Ability to demonstrate broad and comprehensive knowledge of theories, concepts, practices and policies with the ability to use them in complex and/or unprecedented situations across multiple functional areas.

  • Team Work:Ability to lead collaborative teams for larger projects or groups both internal and external to the Medical Center and across functional areas. Results have implications for the management and operations of multiple areas of the organization.

  • Customer Service:Ability to lead operational initiatives to meet or exceed customer service standards and expectations in assigned unit(s) and/or across multiple areas in a timely and respectful manner.

Physical Nature of the Job:

Sedentary work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally in carrying, lifting, pushing, pulling objects. Sitting most of the time, with walking and standing required only occasionally

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