The mission of Correctional Managed Care is to address the healthcare needs of underserved patient populations within the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) and the Texas Juvenile Justice Department (TJJD).
The Pharmacy Supervisor oversees the work and related patient care activities of all pharmacy clinical practice specialists, senior clinical staff and clinical staff pharmacists. The position is responsible for the success of pharmacist-driven operations and for clinical expansion efforts.
The Pharmacy Supervisor also ensures safe, timely, compliant, efficient, and productive workflows, and coordinating all day-to-day activities of an assigned area. May be responsible for the direct supervision of any combination of pharmacy technologists, pharmacy learners, pharmacists, or support staff who work within their scope of responsibility. Uses advanced communication and project management skills to lead quality and efficiency improvement efforts. Project management, oversight, and involvement will range from independent work on small projects, to leading teams on large scale changes. Ensures improvement efforts align with priorities and timelines of the organization.
Collaborates with the pharmacy leadership team under the direction of the director.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Performs all pharmaceutical care and drug distribution duties required of Clinical Staff Pharmacist and Senior Clinical Staff Pharmacist personnel.
Supervises and manages the day-to-day operation of assigned pharmacy areas, including but not limited to procurement, drug dispensing and delivery, pharmaceutical waste, 340B oversight, inventory and narcotic controls, record keeping, and maintenance of drug information reference materials
Supervises, manages, orients, trains, maintains performance evaluation standards, and evaluates all assigned professional and supportive personnel.
Holds staff accountable and identifies and deals with personnel issues in a proactive and timely manner, with appropriate follow-up to improve performance.
Makes recommendations for promotions, merit increases, and disciplinary action.
Prepares personnel work schedules and ensures adequate staffing when absences occur.
Coordinates the recruitment and interviewing, and final selection of qualified staff members.
Addresses problems while participating in various multidisciplinary teams and patient care committees.
Develops and maintains departmental policies and procedures.
Ensures completion of monthly unit audits.
Identifies opportunities to redesign systems of oversight to maximize performance (e.g., labor and operational efficiency).
Identifies and develops business cases for operational services based upon anticipated future needs, operational advancement, and organizational priorities.
Participates in department’s strategic plan development and execution of assigned goals.
About University of Texas Medical Branch, Correctional Managed Care
UTMB Correctional Managed Care:
Originally established as a partnership with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice in 1994, the UTMB CMC provides managed health care for offenders in adult and juvenile correctional facilities throughout the state including medical, dental, mental health, and pharmacy services. CMC is also among the world’s leader in telemedicine and electronic medical records applications. With 4 million documented patient encounters per year, UTMB CMC is known for its innovative programs and creative solutions in the fields of correctional health care in jails, state prisons, juvenile detention centers and federal prisons.
UTMB - Correctional Managed Care Department of Pharmacy:
Comprehensive pharmacy services are provided to correctional facilities across the state. Distribution services are provided from a centralized facility in Huntsville, Texas. The facility incorporates automated technology that has eliminated pharmacist final check. This allows pharmacists to perform in-depth profile review and to provide other services that support the health care staff in ensuring safe and effective use of medications.
Clinical pharmacy services are ...decentralized. With a unique knowledge of medications, current research, and hands-on clinical experience, pharmacists develop solutions for managing pharmaceutical care. Services are designed to improve clinical outcomes and cost effectiveness. A range of services are offered and include medication therapy management, academic detailing and educational programs, drug information, P&T Committee consulting, non-formulary consulting, formulary management, and clinical guideline development. The Department serves as a clinical internship site for pharmacy students and offers an ASHP accredited residency program. The staff includes 9 managers, 29 pharmacists, 8 clinical pharmacists, 1 resident and 87 support staff.