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Pharmacy Director

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Job Number: AE 3498
Location: Kansas

Salary Range: TBD
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99 bed acute care facility


The Director of Pharmacy provides administrative and managerial leadership for the Pharmacy Department;  supervises the pharmacy technicians in unit; does distribution system for specific hospital units and medication unit inspections;  participates in multi-disciplinary patient care plans;  assists in the control, ordering and wastage of controlled substances;  assists in the day-to-day operations, maintains an optimal level of pharmaceutical inventory through application of effective purchasing procedures with the appropriate contract vendors;  assists the CEO, CNO and Human Resources Department in the interviewing, hiring, evaluation and termination of departmental personnel;  oversees efficient department financial operation through the preparation of and adherence to annual operating budget and pricing schedules which are consistent with company contribution margin recommendations;  provides continuous quality improvement program which provides cost-effective, quality patient care and is within the guidelines of TJC recommendations and regulations;  develops and maintains external contacts which include medical service representatives from pharmaceutical companies, medical supply companies, professional peers from other Kansas hospitals, local retail outlets, programmers from pharmacy computer support system and state and federal certification inspectors;  develops and maintains department policies and procedures which conform to state, federal and TJC regulations;  performs specific activities required to properly prepare and distribute medications in a timely manner;  reviews and interprets physician orders for completeness and appropriateness with respect to the patient's needs;  accurately prepares injectable drugs for patient administration;  assures accurate delivery of needed medications;  provides information, education and counseling to patients, physicians, nurses, pharmacy staff, ancillary hospital care providers and the community relating to medications and the practice of pharmacy;  displays comprehensive knowledge of, and conforms to, hospital policies and procedures as well as state and federal pharmacy regulations;  maintains required compliance documentation;  is proactively involved in monitoring patient response to therapy for efficacy, adverse effects, and drug interactions;  interacts with the physician to develop sound therapeutic regimens;  recommends therapy protocols for specific disease entities;  promotes positive customer relations and actively contributes to a supportive and cooperative work environment;   participates as a member or designates a member of the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee, the Infection Control Committee;  protects health and safety of staff by proper handling of chemicals and drugs;   acts as a resource for the maintenance and upgrade of the pharmacy software system;  and performs other related duties as assigned.


• Experience Required: 3-5 years progressive leadership experience in an acute care hospital pharmacy setting preferred.
• License: KS Pharmacist Licensure


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