Overview: SCOPE: Manages the operational, financial, clinical and fiduciary performance of pharmacies within assigned geographic area. Ensures all operations and services are conducted in accordance to federal, state and local laws and regulations and accrediting standards. Supports and adheres to the US Oncology Compliance Program, to include the Code of Ethics and Business Standards. Responsibilities:
Prepares overall budget for each retail pharmacy site, as well as the overall retail pharmacy company, and provides assistance to sites for preparation of clinic budgets. Monitors the performance of retail sites in relation to budget.
Develops and coordinates the drug management program for all assigned sites. Analyzes drug usage data (clinical and retail) for all assigned sites.
Prepares reports and responds to requests for physician governing boards, site administrators, and USON regarding clinical and financial status of drug management at individual sites.
Assists with the recruitment, hiring, and training of pharmacists and technicians for both retail pharmacies and non-retail oncology infusion sties.
Coordinates coverage for TOWP taken by pharmacists and technicians within assigned geographical areas. Performs evaluations of coverage personnel. Assists in providing pharmacist coverage as needed.
Under the direction of the Director of Clinical Operations establishes and implements policies relating to operation of retail pharmacy sites, as well as monitor quality assurance processes for both clinical and retail activities.
Identifies best practice standards and innovative approaches utilized by sites in the process of drug management and dissemination such information to all sites. Assists sites in the implementation of best practices.
Assists within assigned geographical areas in compliance with improvement in financial performance by monitoring drug contract compliance, purchasing guidelines, charge capture, and drug utilization.
Performs annual audit of retail pharmacy sites to ensure compliance with all applicable state and federal laws relating to operation of a licensed pharmacy.
Supervises the activities of Pharmacy Managers and their staff within the area.
Qualifications: Bachelor's degree from an accredited school of pharmacy, Master's degree or PharmD preferred. Minimum seven years pharmacy experience, including at least three years in management. At least one year of oncology pharmacy experience and three years of pharmacy management experience. Must possess current state licensure as a Registered Pharmacist.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: 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. Requires sitting for long periods of time. Some bending and stretching required. Adequate finger dexterity and feeling to perform keyboarding and substantial repetitive motions involving the wrists, hands and/or fingers. Requires corrected vision and hearing to normal range. Must be able to view computer screen and printed material accurately. Rarely lifts and carries items weighing up to 50 lbs.
WORK 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. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be exposed to direct contact with patients with potential for exposure to toxic substances, medicinal preparations, and chemotherapeutic agents. Work will require significant travel by air or automobile within the geographic area, approximately 40% of time.