As a member of the pharmacy leadership team, the Medication Safety Officer is responsible for developing and executing Medication safety practices which are congruent with the mission, vision, values and strategic goals of the organization. The medication safety leader is a clinical practitioner designated by an organization to serve as the authoritative expert in safe medication use. This position reports directly to the VP Pharmacy and will work closely with all aspects of the system wide medication enterprise involving the acute care, ambulatory, medical group and Innovation Care Partners (ICP).
This is great opportunity for an exemplary leader who can engage with our over 200+ pharmacists, educate and motivate our team in best practices, and work along aside network leaders to ensure the best possible safety measures are in place for our patients. This position is highly visible as it will have reportable function to the Board of Directors.
Collaborates with various health care professionals, support staff, and management and consider all components of the medication-use process in both inpatient, outpatient, and clinic settings in order to improve medication safety.
Develops a vision of an ideal safe medication-use system for the organization, Oversee the planning, creation, review, and refinement of a medication safety plan, proactively develop and lead implementation of error prevention strategies based on practice standards, literature review, medication safety tools, and analysis of the organization’s medication safety data.
Serve as an authoritative resource on medication safety for the organization, contribute the medication safety perspective for technology initiatives, internal and external emergency-preparedness planning, understand evaluate and support regulatory compliance across the system, serve as an internal consultant to investigate medication safety events or issues and develop recommendations for action, and serve as the chair of the medication safety committee.
Collaborates with other departments (e.g., pharmacy, risk management, patient safety), hospital or health system senior leadership, frontline staff, and nursing and medical staff leadership to identify and prioritize safety issues and develop risk reduction strategies to identify opportunities to improve medication safety.
To further research and education regarding medication safety, the medication safety leader will design and assist in the implementation of education and orientation programs in safe medication use.
Enjoy exceptional, progressive benefits including Relocation Assistance, Health, Dental, Vision and Pet Insurance, Tuition Reimbursement, 403 (b), 529 College Savings Plan, Child Care Center, and much more.
HonorHealth encompasses five acute care hospitals with approximately 11,500 employees and 4,500 volunteers, over 70 primary and specialty care practices, clinical research, medical education, an inpatient rehabilitation hospital, an Accountable Care Organization, two foundations, and extensive community services in the Phoenix, AZ metro area.
For immediate consideration please email resume or CV to:
Thomas Licari, Talent Acquisition: email@example.com
Phoenix and Scottsdale are known for high-end resorts, golf courses, vibrant nightclubs and professional sports, but the city’s biggest attraction may be the sunshine, winter warmth and more than 41,000 acres of mountain parks and desert preserves.
It is the policy of HonorHealth to provide equal opportunity in employment. Selection and employment of applicants will be made on the basis of their qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, creed, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status or any other legally protected status. www.honorhealth.com
Minimum qualifications include:
Bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy
Registered Pharmacist RPh (must obtain AZ licensure within 90 days of hire)
Eight (8) years clinical hospital pharmacy experience OR Five (5) years clinical hospital pharmacy experience and one (1) year post-graduate year one (PGY1) pharmacy practice residency
Five (5) years leadership experience in pharmacy practice or managed care
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
HonorHealth is a non-profit, local healthcare organization known for community service and outstanding medical quality. HonorHealth encompasses five acute care hospitals with approximately 12,200 employees and 4,500 volunteers, over 70 primary and specialty care practices, clinical research, medical education, an inpatient rehabilitation hospital, an Accountable Care Organization, two foundations, and extensive community services. HonorHealth is a leader in medical innovation, talent and technology with a genuine commitment to your growth. The health system's vibrant careers take place in an environment filled with opportunity and respect because we see the HONOR in you.