The Manager of Infusion Pharmacy Services oversees the daily pharmacy operations of the Yawkey infusion clinic, Yawkey 5th floor pharmacy and ancillary areas including lab services, radiation oncology, nuclear medicine, and the blood donor center to ensure high-quality patient care is provided in compliance with regulations, hospital policies and practices.
The pharmacy manager assists in the interviewing and hiring of staff.
Provides daily oversight of staff and operations for infusion and pharmacy areas
Assesses daily volume on infusion floors and arranges pharmacy / nursing teams. Rounds daily with Pharmacists to address any concerns they have or issues that arise.
Rounds regularly with pharmacists and technicians to evaluate current workflow
Approves all off-label medication orders. Works with Finance to give clinical approval for medications that are not FDA approved.
Manages the dense unit that reviews how medications are administered to allergenic patients. Assesses feasibility of proposed administration for new medications. Works with nursing staff on continual process improvements in this area.
Sets appropriate staff schedules and approves payroll
Conducts staff meetings
Verifies that quality controls are being completed daily; identifies gaps and takes corrective action to remedy.
Regularly meets with Nurse Managers to review issues as they arise on the infusion floors. Participates on Pharmacy/Nurse committee that addresses and resolves patient care concerns.
Develops and implements efficient workflows within the pharmacy; works in conjunction with physicians or nurses when a new medication or procedure change is introduces.
Stays current with trends and developments in pharmacy practice.
Coordinates the training of staff new to the infusion floors.
Other duties as assigned, including attending meetings and participating in Institute wide committees representing Pharmacy.
Performs duties of the Infusion Pharmacist as needed to provide coverage for illness, meetings, and staff vacations, and during periods of peak volume.
The pharmacy manager coordinates and administers the pharmacy quality assurance and control initiatives as well as develop, implement and administer pharmacy and Institute policies and procedures.
The pharmacy manager will be responsible for Yawkey 9, 10, 11, the desensitization unit, Y2 lab services and providing support to DFCI satellite at Chestnut Hill.
A Bachelor's Degree or Doctorate in Pharmacy from an accredited college of Pharmacy is required along with 7 -10 years of hospital pharmacy experience, 4 years of oncology pharmacy experience, and 3 years in a supervisory role.
Must be licensed to practice pharmacy in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Board Certified in oncology pharmacy or an advanced degree related to a specialty practice area is preferred.
Exceptional oral and written communication skills.
Ability to dispense medication accurately and efficiently, with particular attention to details.
Prioritization and organization of work under stress and time constraints.
Problem solving and critical thinking skills needed.
Ability to prevent and resolve intradepartmental and interdepartmental problems
Ability to make and implement decisions.
Must have supervisory training, organization, and time management skills in order to achieve departmental goals.
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