This position is new and is created to support the growth of pharmacy clinical programs and Phoenix Children’s growth strategies. This position manages the clinical pharmacy programs as well as assumes other departmental responsibilities such as implementing new pharmacy programs, formulary management, educating, and training pharmacy personnel, residents, and students. The individual in this position is responsible for the human resource management functions of direct reports and responsible for the direct supervision of clinical pharmacy services staff to include Clinical Pharmacy Specialists, Clinical Pharmacists, Clinical Research Pharmacists, Research Pharmacy Technicians, and Pharmacy Interns. As a leader within the pharmacy, this individual is responsible for working with other pharmacy leaders including the Clinical Pharmacy Manager for Critical Care, to prioritize, plan and appropriately allocate resources needed to meet key department clinical initiatives. The Clinical Pharmacy Manager reports directly to the Director of Clinical Pharmacy, Education, and Research.
Directs development, implementation, and maintenance of clinical pharmacy programs and services and acts as a consultant in areas of expertise. Actively participates with developing and planning department goals, and objectives that advance pharmacy practice and are consistent with the Hospital’s mission, vision, values and operating cycle.
Directly supervises and instructs clinical specialists, clinical research pharmacists, research pharmacy technicians, clinical pharmacists and students. Oversees the clinical competency training of these individuals. Maintains competency as a clinical pharmacist and able to staff as needed.
Develops and implements treatment guidelines, protocols, formulary changes, and critical pathways as approved by appropriate committees.
Assists with the maintenance and dissemination of drug information through in-service education of department personnel, hospital personnel, and consultation with patients, families, hospital staff and medical staff. Contributes to the advancement of the profession through oral case presentations, publication, presentations at local, state and national meetings and providing community education.
Contributes to pharmacy department pharmacoeconomic efforts and formulary management and assists pharmacy leaders to develop and implement cost reduction strategies to maintain costs within budget and realize pharmaceutical cost reduction opportunities.
Ensures safe, appropriate, cost-effective medication therapies for patients according to established policies, procedures and protocols and recommends therapeutic alternatives to medical staff as needed.
Contributes to and maintains departmental Quality Control programs as appropriate and ensures compliance with DNV accreditation Standards and National Patient Safety Goals for clinical measures.
Assists the Director of Clinical Pharmacy, Education, and Research inleading P&T efforts and meeting agenda and actively participates in other hospital sponsored clinical, quality, safety, and research and performance improvement committees as assigned. Prepares and leads drug reviews, MUE criteria, adverse drug reaction analysis and reporting, medication error reporting, pharmacy newsletters and pharmacy interventions.
Assists the Director of Clinical Pharmacy, Education, and Research in the development and implementation of clinical competency and education modules. Routinely assesses departmental education needs and provides the appropriate learning experiences, i.e. on the job training, workshop, in-services, etc.
Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as requested.
Phoenix Children's Mission, Vision, & Values
To advance hope, healing and the best healthcare for children and their families
Phoenix Children's will be the leading pediatric health system in the Southwest, nationally recognized for exceptional care, innovative research and advanced medical education.
We realize this vision by:
Offering the most comprehensive care across ages, communities and specialties
Investing in innovative research, including emerging treatments, tools and technologies
Advancing education and training to shape the next generation of clinical leaders
Advocating for the health and well-being of children and families
We place children and families at the center of all we do
We deliver exceptional care, every day and in every way
We collaborate with colleagues, partners and communities to amplify our impact
We set the standards of pediatric healthcare today, and innovate for the future
We are accountable for making the highest quality care accessible and affordable
Doctoral Degree (PharmD) in Pharmacy
Current licensure or eligible as a pharmacist either by reciprocity or examination by the Arizona State Board of Pharmacy
Five (5) years of operations, clinical and/or administrative pharmacy practice in an acute care setting or equivalent
Completion of a post-graduate year 1 (PGY-1) and/or PGY-2 in pediatrics pharmacy residency program accredited by ASHP or similar experience.
Three years of management experience related to leading clinical and quality programs and direct reports or equivalent
Experience in formulary development and management
Experience with hospital pharmacy and therapeutics committee and physician relations