Assistant Director - Clinical Services and Education
This Assistant Director Position, at the academic site of WVU Medicine, will manage three direct reports and over 50 indirect reports. The position will lead initiatives in the areas of acute care adult clinical services, ambulatory care and transitions of care clinical services, as well as pharmacy residency and education.
CORE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The statements described here are intended to describe the general nature of work being performed by people assigned to this position. They are not intended to be constructed as an all-inclusive list of all responsibilities and duties. Other duties may be assigned.
Develops and implements processes, within assigned teams, through orientation, training, and education to ensure that the competence of all staff members is assessed, maintained, improved, and demonstrated throughout their employment.
Develops systems and provides feedback to the Director to monitor the safety and effectiveness of drug distribution within assigned areas of responsibility.
Develops and, with approval, implements programs, systems, and services to provide drug distribution and clinical services that meet or exceed national standards for patients at WVU Medicine.
Formulates and refines systems used in the provision of pharmaceutical care to patients.
Directs the activities of staff, within assigned teams, and monitors performance, clarifies work expectations and promotes cooperation among individuals and groups.
Performs personnel functions such as interviewing, hiring and performance management of direct-report employees.
Ensures that hospital and department policies and procedures are followed.
Investigates and studies trends and developments in pharmacy practice; develops policies and procedures and operational manuals; introduces new products and procedures to staff within their assigned teams and responsibilities.
Assures the development of policies, procedures and other orientation and training materials to support clinical and operational services.
Identifies, seeks approval for and with approval implements new products, technology, and procedures to improve clinical and distribution operations.
Works with the Director to determine product standards and assure compliance with national standards and regulatory requirements.
Assists in the preparation of the annual budget for the Department of Pharmacy; monitors budget and other financial indicators during the year. Assists in the development and implementation of plans to control costs and improve departmental operations.
Assists the Director in the preparation of the annual labor, non-labor and capital budgets as requested.
Ensures delivery of pharmacy services within budgeted level of resources.
Develops, and with approval, implements systems to promote safe and effective use of pharmacy resources.
Assists the administrative team to develop and maintain performance improvement indicators and programs to improve quality of service and optimize patient safety.
Works to develop, implement and effectively respond to performance improvement indicators that routinely assess pharmaceutical services and promote improvement in the quality of services provided.
Assures adequate and timely submission of data and reports for performance improvement activities.
Establishes systems to encourage effective communication and working relationships between pharmacy employees and other healthcare professionals.
Takes a proactive and innovative approach to problem identification and resolution.
Maintains professional knowledge and skills by active participation in continuing education activities.
Maintains professional society involvement (local, state and national).
Precepts pharmacy students and pharmacy Residents.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Walk and stand for long periods of time
Must be able to lift 30 pounds and push 50 pounds
Dexterity required to finger, handle, and reach
WORKING ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Time management skills
Verbal and non-verbal communication skills
POSITION SUMMARY: Develops, coordinates, and leads distributive and clinical services provided by the Department of Pharmaceutical Services at West Virginia University Hospitals, including supervision of personnel and educational programs offered by the department.
EDUCATION, CERTIFICATION, AND/OR LICENSURE:
Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy OR Doctor of Pharmacy from an accredited school of pharmacy.
Must possess current license to practice pharmacy in West Virginia or be license eligible. Licensure must be completed within 60 days.
Completion of a health system pharmacy administration residency program AND 2 years of administrative experience OR;
Completion of non-health system pharmacy administration residency program AND 3 years of administrative experience OR;
Five years health-system pharmacy administrative experience.
EDUCATION, CERTIFICATION, AND/OR LICENSURE:
Master of Business Administration, Master of Health Administration, Master of Science in Health-System Pharmacy Administration, or Master in Public Health
Board Certification in a clinical pharmacy specialty