Assumes responsibility for overseeing assigned pharmacy services. Facilitates the development, implementation, advancement, and maintenance of pharmacy services area of responsibility. Promotes desirable patient outcomes through the use of safe, cost effective medication therapies. Serves as a resource to other Pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and health care professionals, as well as addresses the learning needs of staff.
1. Ensures safe, optimal, cost-effective medication therapies for patients by integrating or developing policies, procedures, protocols, services and systems.
2. Provides drug information to medical and nursing staff, outside institutions, other healthcare professionals, and the general public as appropriate.
3. Directs the development, implementation, advancement, and maintenance of assigned Pharmacy services.
4. Assures adequate control and documentation for controlled substances.
5. Facilitates the development and implementation of treatment guidelines, protocols, formulary changes, and critical pathways as approved by appropriate committees as applicable to role.
6. Facilitates the identification, resolution, implementation, and communication of cost-effective medication use issues in collaboration with medical staff.
7. Develops and implements financial strategies that ensure the continued growth and operational stability of pharmacy services as directed. This may include overseeing accounts receivable and monitoring price competitiveness.
8. Facilitates clinical and operational integration across the D-H pharmacy enterprise.
9. Contributes to the quality and effective operations of the department, identifies areas of opportunity for improved medication management activities to contain costs/ improve quality of care, identifies develops and reports on productivity and quality metrics for areas of responsibility, and participates and leads quality improvement activities.
10. Perform all duties of a registered pharmacist in the state of NH including providing vaccinations approved for administration by the NH Board of Pharmacy (if applicable).
11. Selects, counsels, prepares performance evaluations, and terminates according to policy.
12. Ensures that new employees are oriented and adequately trained, and ongoing staff development. Ensures continual training regarding organization and departmental policies and procedures as well as changes in systems, equipment, software, etc. Actively participates and oversees any related student activities occurring (e.g. PharmD, residency). Reviews the performance and promotes development of staff.
13. Creates and exemplifies service excellence culture.
14. Serves on and leads Pharmacy-related committees and other Medical Center Committees as needed.
15. Sustains professional competence and development (e.g. through work in area and participation in in-services, workshops, seminars, and professional organizations). Serves as a role model, mentor and coach to individual staff.
16. Contributes to the strategic planning process by establishing both short and long-range goals for areas of responsibility.
17. Assists Pharmacy Leadership in budget preparation, monitoring, and adherence.
18. Performs other duties as required or assigned.
Additional responsibilities specific to this position:
This position plans, organizes, directs and monitors the operational and continuous quality improvement activities of the inpatient pharmacy department for medication procurement, storage, preparation and distribution. It is responsible for establishing standards for quality, productivity and performance for pharmacy operations.
Provides leadership and oversight for
The safe and effective distribution of medications
Medication preparation and distribution process improvement
Medication packaging and compounding
Policies and procedures for medication systems
Pharmacy leadership team (Pharmacist Supervisors & Technician Supervisors)Provides leadership and oversight for compliance with medication procurement, storage, preparation and distribution regulatory standards Serves as a member of the Mary Hitchcock Memorial P&T committee, the Pharmacy Workgroup subset of System P&T, and other committees as required.
5 years of health care system experience (of which 3 must be pharmacy supervisory experience), or the equivalent preferred.
The Dartmouth-Hitchcock health system stretches over New Hampshire and Vermont and offers the quintessential New England experience. Anchored by the academic Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, NH, the system includes the NCI-designated Norris Cotton Cancer Center, the Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock; 4 affiliated hospitals and 30 Dartmouth- Hitchcock ambulatory clinics across the region. With no income or sales tax, this beautiful area combines history, industry and business and has been ranked consistently as one of the best places in the US to live and work. With destinations like Boston, New York, the seacoast and ski country within driving distance, the opportunities - both career and personal - truly make New Hampshire the ideal place to work and play.
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