As a member of the system-level leadership team, the Pharmacy Operations and Compounding Manager is responsible for both the management of compounding practices for the health system as well as the management of site-specific operations at the Galion Hospital campus. The Pharmacy Operations and Compounding Manager is a member of the core pharmacy leadership team and collaborates with the following system-level peer managers: Pharmacy Operations and Logistics, Pharmacy Clinical Services, and Pharmacy Business. The Pharmacy Operations and Compounding Manager is supported by an Assistant Pharmacy Operations Manager and reports to the System Director of Pharmacy.
The Pharmacy Operations and Compounding Manager is responsible for oversight of non-sterile, sterile, and hazardous compounding practices in all three Avita hospitals, which includes both clean room suites and unclassified compounding areas. Specific responsibilities include:
Operations and Compounding Innovation: Keeps up to date on trends in pharmacy operations and compounding; moves pharmacy practices forward to ensure efficient operations and prevent waste of time and labor; plans for future growth and enhancements.
Compliance: Creates, implements and manages compounding systems that are compliant with USP 795, 797, and 800 as well as accrediting bodies (DNV) and state and federal rules and laws; creates and maintains organizational policies and procedures related to compounding; oversees hazardous medication management and Assessments of Risk.
Compounding Management: Manages all compounding practices in each compounding location; oversees compounding technology (IV workflow software and automation); record keeping; facilities and engineering controls; staff training and evaluation.
Compounding Growth and Expansion: Anticipates and responds to health system needs for expanded compounding services and implements solutions.
Quality Assurance and Productivity: Establishes quality monitors for operations and compounding; manages productivity related to compounding, batching, and repackaging with a focus on the reduction of drug and labor waste.
Staff Development: Oversees compounding competency for all staff; manages Avita’s Pharmacy Technician Training Program.
Avita Health System currently operates three hospitals and numerous clinic locations throughout Richland and Crawford counties. Over the last few years, the system has tripled in size serving multiple communities throughout the region. There are over 1,900 employees and over 160 employed physicians and advanced practitioners that provide high-quality healthcare to the surrounding communities.