The County of San Mateo - San Mateo Medical Center is seeking a well-qualified Director of Pharmacy (Clinical Services Manager - Pharmacy). The San Mateo Medical Center is a fully accredited acute/long-term care/teaching hospital whose vision is to help every patient live the healthiest life possible. We are a truly integrated health care delivery system connected through a unified leadership structure. Lean methodology is the core of all our improvement work we are creating a community of engaged problem solvers. We are part of a larger, integrated Health System. Our innovative approaches, collaborative environment, and progressive suburban setting make us unique among public hospitals.
The Director of Pharmacy is responsible for overseeing all medication procurement, storage and preparation in San Mateo Medical Center, and ensures that the pharmacy provides optimal services; facilitates safe medication use; meets all legal, accreditation and certification requirements; and complies with all applicable policies, procedures, codes and standards of the organization.
Duties may also include, but are not limited to, the following:
Contributes to the quality and effective operation of the department. Organize, supervise and monitor the provision of specialized clinical services, practices and procedures of the Pharmacy that meet all applicable guidelines for accreditation, quality assurance and safe patient care.
Integrates the department into the organization's primary functions. Maintain an effective working relationship with a variety of organizations, including medical, nursing and clinical staff in other Divisions, County departments, other agencies and private health care providers.
Prepare cost estimates and justifications for budget recommendations; monitor and control expenditures to ensure the accomplishment of objectives within the approved budget.
Provide staff assistance to higher level management on clinical issues within the area of specialization.
Select, supervise, train and evaluate clinical, professional, technical and clerical subordinates.
Serves as Primary Contact with the Office of Pharmacy Affairs and oversees the operation of the 340B Drug Purchasing Program.
The ideal candidate would be an experienced pharmacist with program management experience, including budget management. Additionally, the ideal candidate would be able to:
Work independently and handle stress appropriately
Work cooperatively with medical center and pharmacy staff
Handle frequent interruptions and adapt to changes in workload and work schedule
Set priorities, make critical decisions and respond quickly to emergency requests
Manage a diverse workforce
Communicate effectively (orally and in writing)
Meet the pharmaceutical care needs of the patient populations served by the organization
A typical way to qualify is three years of professional clinical experience in an accredited hospital or clinic, of which at least one year included supervisory experience in pharmacy services. Must be licensed to practice pharmacy in California.
Our vision is that every patient will live the healthiest life possible.
Partnerships play an important role in our daily work. We partner with our patients to provide excellent care with compassion and respect. These patient partnerships happen one-on-one in the exam room or at the bedside. They also happen in larger groups through improvement events and Patient Advisory Council meetings.
We also partner with our providers, nurses and staff to continuously improve quality of care, safety and patient experience. One way we make improvements is by using Lean tools and principles. Watch LEAP in Action to see how we used Lean to improve access to health care for our community.
Finally, we value being part of a vibrant, integrated community of care in San Mateo County. By working closely with our community partners, we can help our patients experience total health.
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