The individual selected for this role will manage a Medicine Team of 13 decentralized pharmacy caregivers (12 clinical pharmacist and the Pharmacy Intern Team Lead). Responsibilities include, ensuring appropriate levels and types of staffing, employee relation activities (hiring, evaluations, training, and counseling), addressing pharmacy concerns and issues that are escalated to the Manager level. The Medicine Team Clinical Coordinator represents the department and pharmacy functions to hospital leadership and other departments.
On average, the Medicine Team Clinical Coordinator will staff 4 days/week on a medicine floor and one day/week is reserved for administrative duties. When providing direct pharmaceutical care, the Medicine Team Clinical Coordinator will rotate through the following staffing assignments: (1) Medical Endocrinology floor; (2) Medical Oncology floor; (3) Medical telemetry floor; (4) Rehabilitation Services floor; (5) Orthopedics floor; (6) Neurology floor; (7) Women’s Services; (8) Maternity; (9) Level 3 Newborn Intensive Care Unit. Most staffing assignments are combined with a multidisciplinary Adult Internal Medicine Teaching Service Team or Non-House Staff, Hospitalist rounding team.
Direct patient care responsibilities include promoting medication therapy consultations, protocol development, medication reconciliation, discharge counseling, and code participation. Participation in departmental and interdisciplinary committees to support the organization's efforts to ensure patient safety, improvement quality, improve therapeutic outcomes, and cost savings is required. Serve as a medication therapy resource for other clinical pharmacists, pharmacy students, pharmacy residents, pharmacy interns, physicians, medical residents, nurses, and patients. Opportunities for collaborative clinical research are available and encouraged. Precepting pharmacy residents and students on clinical rotations is required. Adjunct clinical faculty appointments are available.
Essential Job Duties
Oversees and participates in daily activities required of staff.
Provides and assures appropriate training, mentoring, and professional development of all associated staff to enhance the pertinent skills of all pharmacy team members.
Takes leadership responsibility for all aspects of the pharmacy budget (employee expense and drug expense in particular).
Is responsible to assure support of system and local Pharmacy and Therapeutics decisions and to take a leadership role in assuring hospital support for the Intermountain Healthcare Formulary of Accepted Drugs.
Responsible for oversight of staffing and scheduling of associated pharmacy staff to assure efficient use of human resources. Responsible to assure a safe level of pharmacy services in areas of responsibility.
Responsible for oversight of appropriate, efficient, and safe use of facilities and equipment.
Ensures identified quality assurance and improvement of all processes within purview.
Responsible for implementing and/or developing best practices in area of responsibility and assuring those practices are hardwired into daily processes.
Actively engage in and promote scholarly activities and assure those activities are worthy of the standards of excellence established at Intermountain Healthcare.
Responsible for recruiting, hiring, firing, evaluating, and disciplining those employees who are direct reports. Responsible for creating a culture of accountability and assuring associated standards are achieved and documented.
Monitors adherence to established policies, procedures, standard operating procedures, and protocols assuring support of system standards and reciprocal development of best practices.
Responsible to oversee teams and team leaders to assure effective and efficient processes and
Serves as an active member of teams as assigned by the Director of Pharmacy.
Is responsible to ensure accountability of pharmacy staff to site, regional and system directives, including medication management, compliance, customer service, etc. and to work with pharmacy and/or operations leadership as needed to communicate progress.
Benefits Eligible: Yes
Shift Details: 40 hours a week including day, evening and weekend shifts in a rotating 8 week schedule:
7 weeks day shifts
1 week evening shifts
1 weekend shift every 8 weeks
Department: Pharmacy department at Intermountain Medical Center.
Additional Details: This is an important pharmacy leadership position. On average, the clinical coordinator will provide direct patient care to medicine patients 4 days/week and will have 1 day/week dedicated to administrative responsibilities.
Pharm D or Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from an accredited university (degree will be verified).
State license to practice pharmacy and dispense controlled substances.
Basic Life Support Certification (BLS) for healthcare providers
3 years of inpatient pharmacist experience.
Hearing/listening, manual dexterity, seeing.
Master's degree in related field (MBA, MPH, MS in pharmacy).
PGY2 Internal Medicine Residency, other post-graduate training, and/or board certification.
Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS), or willing to obtain upon hire.
Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), or willing to obtain upon hire.
Additional Salary Information: Intermountain Healthcare offers a comprehensive health, dental, and retirement benefits packages to all pharmacy employees (including a pension plan). In addition, meeting registration and travel to clinical meetings are included.
Internal Number: 230882
About Intermountain Healthcare
Intermountain Healthcare is a charitable, nonprofit, community-owned healthcare organization based in Salt Lake City, Utah that serves the health needs of Utah and Idaho residents. The Intermountain system includes 23 hospitals as well as clinics, home health agencies, women’s centers, drug dependency units, affiliated physicians and health insurance plans. For more information please visit our website.