UofL Health - Frazier Rehabilitation Hospital (East)
UofL Health and Kindred Rehabilitation Services (KRS) have announced a joint venture to build and operate an inpatient rehabilitation hospital in Louisville, Kentucky.
This new 40-bed inpatient rehabilitation hospital will be located at 5000 Chamberlain Lane, near the intersection of I-71 and I-265 in the northeast area of Jefferson County, and will serve the growing East End of Jefferson County and adjacent counties. The approximately 55,000-square-foot, two-story rehabilitation facility will have all private rooms and focus on acute rehabilitation for patients who suffer from stroke, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, complex neurological disorders, orthopedic conditions, multiple trauma, amputation and other injuries or disorders. Large multidisciplinary therapy gymnasiums will be outfitted with the latest therapeutic technologies, including augmented reality balance training, therapy bionics and a full body exoskeleton. The hospital will also include a therapeutic courtyard with exterior amenities.
UofL Health - Frazier Rehab Institute is recognized nationally as an innovator in rehab care. For more than six decades, patients from across the world have sought out Frazier Rehab for life-enhancing treatments and therapies. The new facility is expected to help manage the growing needs of the region and will free up access to the array of specialty programs at its downtown location with one common goal - helping people of all ages with disabilities reach their fullest potential in physical and cognitive functioning.
The Pharmacy Director functions as the Pharmacist in Charge and is responsible for operational management of the Pharmacy Department including functioning as the main pharmacist. The primary function of this position is to manage the department in compliance with the philosophy, policies, procedures, goals and budget of the department. The director incorporates and demonstrates customer service strategies in order to achieve the organization's goals.
Demonstrates administrative responsibilities related to daily operations management.
Develops goals, objectives, policies and procedures for departmental operation
Works to improve services provided and assure compliance with regulatory requirements
Keeps leadership informed of operational activities, needs and problems.
Drives installation and implementation of new services, procedures and pharmacy automation products.
Fosters teamwork throughout the organization.
Develops and executes Performance Improvement Programs involving pharmacy operations.
Demonstrates skills in measuring, assessing, and improving organizational performance.
Encourages professional development of departmental personnel through in-service education and external education
Manages the pharmacy team including hiring, training, scheduling, resolving performance issues, coaching and mentoring.
Reviews and approves Technician and Pharmacists schedules prior to distribution to staff.
Meets regularly with pharmacy staff regarding pharmacy operations.
Develops, implements and monitors appropriate staffing plans based on factors such as acuity and census.
Coordinates and facilitates the performance reviews within the organizations recommended time frame using appropriate methods of assessing staff competence.
Provides oversight for purchasing and inventory management.
Demonstrates understanding of JC Standards, HCFA, CARF and State Standards and monitors department's compliance.
May act as a preceptor to pharmacy students or pharmacy residents
Provides mentoring for pharmacy students on rotation consistent with college requirements.
Prepares sterile and non-sterile compounds per USP standards
Verifies physician medication orders with accuracy and timeliness
Monitors and evaluates the six critical processes of medication management; determines risk points and is an active participant with physicians and clinical staff in continuous quality and performance improvement.
Verifies and approves the work of Pharmacy Technician(s).
Responsible for the management and utilization of the computerized pharmacy system.
Orders and stores medications, keeping them safe and effective.
Monitors drug therapy for appropriateness and promotes/ evaluates rational drug therapy that improves pharmaceutical care. Performs anticoagulant monitoring.
Maintains positive relationships with all customers.
Complies with regulatory and accreditation standards.
Provides information to the medical staff and administration regarding the cost effective use of pharmaceuticals.
Works with physicians, specialists and other clinicians to implement appropriate guidelines and protocols for drug use based on evidence based medicine, national guidelines, and literature based protocols.
Provides drug information to nurses, physicians, and other pharmacists to ensure current information on drug therapy.
Provides specialized services to assist nursing and patients manage conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, asthma, etc.
Recommends changes to drug therapy based on patient assessment.
Provides and documents clinical interventions, therapy recommendations and other clinical activities according to department policy and procedure in order to maintain accurate and complete patient records
Participates in the Medication Reconciliation activities of the Pharmacy Department.