UF Health Shands is a nationally recognized 875-bed academic medical center located in beautiful Gainesville, Florida. UF Health Shands provides diverse and comprehensive patient care services including a wide variety of critical care, hematology/oncology, pediatric, neurosurgical, cardiovascular and general medicine services. UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital is a hospital within a hospital on the main campus. It represents the only tertiary academic pediatric center in North Central Florida containing 190 beds with plans to expand in January 2017 with the expansion of our current Neonatal ICU by an additional 16 beds. We currently utilize the Epic® electronic medical record system, Alaris® smart pump infusion devices house wide, and bar code medication administration house wide.
We are seeking a qualified individual to manage our pediatric and women’s pharmacy team consisting of three clinical pharmacy specialists, nine clinical staff pharmacists, fourteen pharmacy technicians, one pharmacy technician coordinator, two shared faculty positions in collaboration with the UF College of Pharmacy, and two per diem employees (total of 25.2 FTEs). The Pediatric and Women’s Chief is responsible for providing leadership for the provision of pharmacy services (both operational and clinical) for our pediatric and women’s services including pediatric ICU, pediatric cardiothoracic surgery ICU, neonatal ICU, pediatric hematology/oncology and bone marrow transplantation, two general pediatric units, and a dedicated pediatric emergency department. The chief is responsible for oversight of operations of two pharmacy satellites providing pharmacy services operations 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Manage team and satellite operations on a daily basis
Mentor team and create vision for pharmacy services
Lead team in identifying cost containment and cost savings initiatives in pediatric and women’s area
Lead team in developing and maintaining competencies for pharmacists in pediatric/women’s health related topics
Provide performance evaluations on an annual basis for all direct reports
Lead interdisciplinary collaboration to optimize drug therapy and prevent adverse medication events amongst team
Lead departmental quality improvement projects in pediatric and women’s areas
Participate in research activities ongoing in the department
Serve as resident and student mentor and preceptor
In addition to above, this position includes eligibility for adjunct faculty appointment at the University of Florida College of Pharmacy. Numerous teaching, research, and professional development opportunities are also available.
Required education and experience is as follows:
One of the following is required:
Doctor of Pharmacy degree (or equivalent)
Bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy plus clinically oriented Masters in Pharmacy
One of the following is required:
Completion of residency or fellowship training
Experience deemed equivalent to residency or fellowship trainingIdeal candidates should have the following characteristics:
Ideal candidates should have the following characteristics:
Completion of PGY-1 and PGY-2 Pediatrics Residency or PGY-2 Health System Administration Residency or experience deemed equivalent preferred
Three (3) years’ experience as a registered pharmacist in institutional pharmacy practice strongly preferred (exceptional aptitude or knowledge may be considered in lieu of experience)
Previous experience directing or coordinating personnel preferred
Board certification preferred
Demonstrated strong written and verbal communication skills required
Demonstrated ability to independently identify and resolve problems required
Demonstrated ability to positively contribute to effective working relationships both inter- and intra-departmentally required
Demonstrated ability to integrate clinical services and educational activities required
Demonstrated ability to work effectively with others in pursuit of common goals required
Pharmacy operations at UF Health provide both inpatient and ambulatory care services. Expansion plans will bring new growth and opportunity to our pharmacists and techs, allowing for career growth within a technologically sophisticated environment.
Our existing facilities offer flexibility and diversity, along with a team-oriented philosophy and unique training programs for pharmacists and tec...hs, with a particular emphasis on employees transitioning from the retail setting. Several pharmacy residencies are also available as we partner closely with the University of Florida’s College of Pharmacy to help shape the future of patient care.
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