Assists with the planning, administration, and monitoring of operational standards and quality improvement processes within the Department of Pharmacy. Provides leadership and direction for all activities in assigned area of responsibility. The Assistant Director of Operations serves as the legal Pharmacist-in-Charge (PIC) on record with the Texas State Board of Pharmacy (TSBP).
Major Duties / Critical Tasks
Contributes to the success of the department and UTMB Correctional Managed Care.
Recognizes the need and responds in a timely manner to operational issues within area of responsibility
Identifies appropriate internal controls for area of responsibility; provides mechanism to monitor and enforce compliance including performance improvement
Monitors daily staffing levels and adjusts as appropriate to meet customer and financial objectives
Leads or participates in collaborative team approaches to developing and enhancing an integrated medication-use process and system of care
Develops and maintains policies and procedures including ongoing quality assurance and measures
Conceptualizes, develops, and implements operational advancements and pharmacy programs for area of responsibility
Coordinates maintenance and promptly addresses unsafe practices and/or other safety issues for area of responsibility
Communicates effectively with other pharmacy employees, healthcare professionals and patients
Acts as a liaison with other departments
Serves as a role model for pharmacy staff
Recruitment, retention, training and development of staff to include, but not limited to: hiring, performance appraisals, salary recommendations, competency assessment, performance benchmarks, and discipline
Recommends budget and resource needs for area of responsibility and assists in the preparation of the budget
Monitors and maintains area of responsibility within established budget
Assists with the development of both long term and short term goals and strategic planning
Adheres to internal controls established for department and all applicable laws
Performs related duties as required
Bachelor's degree in pharmacy from an accredited school of pharmacy and six years of management experience. Current licensure to practice pharmacy in the state of Texas.
Master’s degree in business, healthcare or a relevant subject area.
Knowledge / Skills / Abilities
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with a high degree of professionalism and competence in dealing with a variety of professionals within various backgrounds
Ability to develop, organize, and accomplish goals
Technically competent knowledge of Pharmacy IS Systems, pharmacy automation systems, physician order entry, and barcoding applications
Ability to quickly implement change as required by federal, state, and other regulatory agencies
Ability to analyze / evaluate data and make appropriate recommendations / decisions.
Leadership and management skills to direct and guide others appropriately
Preparation and analysis of operating budgets and capital equipment evaluation
Effective problem-solving skills
Work Environment & Equipment
Standard Pharmacy and office environment. Standard office equipment.
This position is security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of Section
51.215, Texas Education Code.
Equal Employment Opportunity UTMB Health strives to provide equal opportunity employment without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information or veteran status. As a VEVRAA Federal Contractor, UTMB Health takes affirmative action to hire and advance women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.
Internal Number: C2076
About University of Texas Medical Branch Correctional Managed Care
Originally established as a partnership with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice in 1994, the University of Texas Medical Branch Correctional Managed Care provides managed health care for offenders in more than 100 adult and juvenile correctional facilities through out the state.
It offers medical, dental, and health services to more than 126,000 patients, or some 80% of the state's inmate population.
Correctional Managed Care is also among the world's leader in telemedicine and electronic medical records applications. With 4 million documented patient encounters per year, UTMB Correctional Managed Care is known for its innovative programs and creative solutions in the fields of correctional health care in jails, state prisons, and juvenile detention centers.
UTMB Correctional Managed Care Pharmacy Services is committed to meeting the healthcare needs of our patients and customers by providing quality and cost effective pharmaceutical care. Comprehensive centralized and decentralized pharmacy services are provided to correctional facilities across the state.
Distribution services are provided from a centralized facility in Huntsville, Texas. The state-of-the-ar...t facility incorporates automated technology that has eliminated pharmacist final check. This allows pharmacists to perform in-depth prospective profile review and to provide other services that support the health care staff in ensuring safe and effective use of medications.
Clinical pharmacy services are decentralized with locations in Huntsville and Stafford. With a unique knowledge of medications, current research, and hands-on clinical experience, clinical pharmacists develop evidence-based solutions for managing pharmaceutical care. Services are designed to improve clinical outcomes and to improve the efficiency of drug utilization, while containing the organization's pharmacy costs. A range of services are offered including medication therapy management; academic detailing and educational programs; drug information; pharmacy and therapeutics committee consulting; formulary and utilization management; and clinical guideline development.
The Department also serves as a clinical internship site for pharmacy students and offers an ASHP-accredited pharmacy practice residency.