Boston Medical Center (BMC) is more than a hospital. It´s a network of support and care that touches the lives of hundreds of thousands of people in need each year. It is the largest and busiest provider of trauma and emergency services in New England. Emphasizing community-based care, BMC is committed to providing consistently excellent and accessible health services to all—and is the largest safety-net hospital in New England. The hospital is also the primary teaching affiliate of the nationally ranked Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) and a founding partner of Boston HealthNet – an integrated health care delivery systems that includes many community health centers. Join BMC today and help us achieve our Vision 2030 which is a long-term goal to make Boston the healthiest urban population in the world.
Under the direct supervision of the Associate Director of Inpatient Pharmacy Operations, and according to department policies & procedures and guidelines, is responsible for procurement of all medications in inpatient and mixed-use settings of the hospital and its clinics, and for the maintenance of pharmacy medication and supply inventory to support the provision of cost-effective, patient-focused pharmacy services. Responsible for training and managing the daily activities of purchasing support staff. Supervises purchasing staff and inpatient technicians and pharmacists in the placement of orders, inventory & fulfillment processes, including controlled substances. Oversees the quality and safety of packaging and storage of medications. Helps develop budget, strategy, and goals for the department. Leads initiatives to improve efficiency, patient care, and patient & customer satisfaction. Performs various administrative projects as assigned.
Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy or PharmD from an accredited College of Pharmacy required. Advanced degree (MS, MBA or MHA) preferred.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED:
Current license to practice as a Pharmacist in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts from the Board of Registration in Pharmacy is required.
Requires at least three years of related experience, including drug purchasing and inventory management. One year experience in personnel management and one year experience in inpatient pharmacy preferred
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:
Requires mathematical skills, knowledge of purchasing and material management.
Effective interpersonal skills to interact appropriately with hospital staff, patients, families/visitors, physicians, colleagues, and others.
Familiarity with 340B and Wholesale Acquisition Cost (WAC) ordering and dispensing.
Ability to multi-task, prioritize essential tasks and meet deadlines.
Leadership ability to guide, direct, and mentor staff.
Experience with Microsoft programs (i.e. MS Word, Excel, Outlook) and web browsers. Experience with Pharmacy Management software or ability to learn is required.
Experience with QS1 – NRX or similar outpatient pharmacy operating system a plus.
Must possess self-management skills and require little to no supervision. This person must be a self-starter, self-motivating, have a strong work ethic and must have the ability to identify issues or opportunities that require attention and change.
Must possess and exhibit process improvement skills and acumen.
Internal Number: 17107
About Boston Medical Center
Boston Medical Center, located in Boston’s historic South End, is a private, not-for-profit, 567-bed, academic medical center and the primary teaching affiliate for Boston University School of Medicine.
Recognized for its high-quality, nationally ranked and comprehensive medical care for the entire family, patients have access to the most current treatment and advancements at BMC. BMC physicians lead the way in pioneering new therapies that impact the care of patients locally and worldwide.
In 2013, BMC made the decision to invest in a four-year campus redesign that includes additions to buildings, upgrades to existing structures, and an expansion of the Emergency Department. Once completed, the redesign will provide clinical workspaces with state-of-the-art facilities and equipment to solve BMC's most pressing care delivery needs.
Already complete, the hospital’s Shapiro Center is Boston’s newest outpatient care facility and features a quarter-million square feet of clinic space, key support services, one of the region’s most technologically advanced pharmacies, and a bright, spacious café. Housed in a facility that provides world-class, patient-centered care at every vi...sit, BMC doctors are among the best in their field. Many are recognized annually as “Top Doctors” in their medical and surgical specialties by publications such as U.S. News & World Report and Boston magazine.
Boston Medical Center is also the largest safety net hospital in New England and extends into the community as a founding partner of Boston HealthNet, a network of 15 community health centers throughout Boston serving more than a quarter million people annually.
No matter whom you meet at BMC, all are committed to providing every patient and family member with the highest quality of care, respect, warmth and compassion.