Associate Director Pharmacy; Mount Sinai St. Luke's
New York, New York
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Roles & Responsibilities:
Responsible for the development and coordination of Pharmacy services at the site. Oversees the daily management of the Pharmacy including developing, implementing and attaining the objectives and policies of the department. Is cognizant of the philosophy, standards, objectives and policies of the Department and the Hospital Center.
Duties and Responsibilities
Demonstrates the ability to perform clinical/technical/service/administrative tasks:
Plans, organizes and directs departmental activities to meet the goals, objectives and policies of the department and the Hospital/Medical Center
Plans, organizes and directs departmental activities to meet standards as set forth by Federal and State Regulatory agencies and TJC
Implements such policies and procedures to meet professional standards, including those established by ASHP
Assists with preparation of the site specific budget
Interfaces with prescribers to maintain expenditures within approved budget limit
Implements corrective action in response to budget variances, as appropriate.
Assures that all required registration, licensing and record keeping for professional licenses, medications and controlled substances are adequately maintained according to legal and administrative requirements
Responsible for the hiring, orientation, termination, promotion, disciplinary action and annual evaluation of department site employees
Responsible for the inspection of pharmaceutical supplies at all locations serviced by the site
Serves as Secretary for the site specific Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee
Implements decisions of the Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee
Plans, organizes and directs the implementation of systems to ensure cost effective drug distribution including automation, as appropriate
Coordinates the provision of pharmaceutical care by department members
Oversees the purchasing of pharmaceuticals for all customers served by the site.
Conducts audits to monitor for potential pharmaceutical diversion
Plans, organizes and directs the implementation of specific site programs concerning drug utilization, antibiotic surveillance, new and/or emerging prescribing patterns for appropriateness and cost effectiveness
Ensures the work environment is well maintained
Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care, based on physical, psychosocial, educational, safety, and related criteria, appropriate to the age of the patients served in assigned area
Demonstrate knowledge regarding Age Specific Competencies (check all populations served)
Identifies physical, behavioral and emotional characteristics typical for the age group.
Modifies approaches based on patient age-specific needs and responses to treatment.
Provides care for patients based on age-specific needs.
Uses communication techniques which are age appropriate.
Participates in the department’s performance improvement activities
Maintains patient/employee confidentiality in the management of information
Observes the Health Care System’s compliance policies
Ensures the timely submission of performance improvement reports
Plans, organizes and directs the development of coordinated pharmaceutical activities in order to obtain maximum efficiency, proper utilization of available resources and the elimination of waste
Oversees pharmacy student extern/internship programs and/or residency programs, as appropriate
Conducts regular staff meetings
Demonstrates an interdisciplinary focus and approach to medication use management within the health system
Demonstrates system-thinking and shared vision
Demonstrates initiative and leadership
Participates in the development of other staff members
Meets regulatory, licensure and annual health assessment requirements
Identifies learning strengths and needs
Utilizes learning resources
Reviews current practice and implements new programs to maintain contemporary practice
Meets all educational requirements as set forth by New York State regulations
Provides physicians, nurses, pharmacists and other clinicians with information concerning the appropriate use of medication
Achieves annual requirement of 15 continuing education hours (ACPE approved)
Develops, maintains and expands upon department specific competency assessments
Designs and implements appropriate training and development programs in a timely fashion
Ensures timely completion of performance appraisals, new employee orientation, annual in service programs and annual competency assessments
Doctor of Pharmacy Degree, Masters in Business or Healthcare Administration or PGY-2 in Health System Pharmacy Administration preferred
8 Years hospital experience with 5 years in administrative capacity
Must be a Registered Pharmacist in NY
Strength Through Diversity
The Mount Sinai Health System believes that diversity and inclusion is a driver for excellence. We share a common devotion to delivering exceptional patient care. Yet we’re as diverse as the city we call home- culturally, ethically, in outlook and lifestyle. When you join us, you become a part of Mount Sinai’s unrivaled record of achievement, education and advancement as we revolutionize healthcare delivery together.
We work hard to recruit and retain the best people, and to create a welcoming, nurturing work environment where you have the opportunity and support to develop professionally. We share the belief that all employees, regardless of job title or expertise, have an impact on quality patient care.
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Who We Are
Over 38,000 employees strong, the mission of the Mount Sinai Health System is to provide compassionate patient care with seamless coordination and to advance medicine through unrivaled education, research, and outreach in the many diverse communities we serve.
Formed in September 2013, The Mount Sinai Health System combines the excellence of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai with seven premier hospitals, including Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai Brooklyn, The Mount Sinai Hospital, Mount Sinai Queens, Mount Sinai West (formerly Mount Sinai Roosevelt), Mount Sinai St. Luke’s, and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai.
The Mount Sinai Health System is an equal opportunity employer. We promote recognition and respect for individual and cultural differences, and we work to make our employees feel valued and appreciated, whatever their race, gender, background, or sexual orientation.
Internal Number: 82271
About Mount Sinai St. Luke's
With 495 beds, we serve as the principal health care provider for the West Harlem and Morningside Heights communities and operate one of Manhattan’s few Level 2 trauma services. Founded in 1847, we are home to the Al-Sabah Arrhythmia Institute, a world-class, multidisciplinary center specializing in the care and treatment of heart ailments. A member of the Mount Sinai Health System, we also enjoy an outstanding reputation for services in many other medical specialties, including internal medicine, geriatrics, trauma, bariatric surgery, vascular disease, HIV/AIDS, cardiac care, physical rehabilitation, psychiatric disorders, and substance abuse. We continue to expand its commitment to community-based ambulatory care and access to primary and specialty care.We offer world-class clinical care and research within the comfort of a neighborhood hospital known for compassion and sensitivity. We strive to be a leader in quality and safety, and are committed to providing you with complete and accurate reporting on our quality and safety agenda and performance results.