DIRECTOR OF PHARMACY

Job Locations US-AK-Juneau
Job ID
2022-6204
Category
PHARMACY
Type
Regular Full-Time/80hrs (1.0 FTE) -A1

About Us:

 

 

SEARHC is a non-profit health consortium which serves the health interests of the residents of Southeast Alaska. We see our employees as our strongest assets. It is our priority to further their development and our organization by aiding in their professional advancement.

 

Working at SEARHC is more than a job, it’s a fulfilling career. We offer generous benefits, including retirement, paid time off, paid parental leave, health, dental, and vision benefits, life insurance and long and short-term disability, and more.

Job Overview:

This position provides vision, leadership, and policy for SEARHC Pharmacy Services. The scope includes identification, facilitation, and implementation of strategies to improve medication related patient care, pharmacy operations, costs, and utilization of drugs. It also acts as the liaison between operations, finance, and pharmacy services to ensure clinical, operational, and savings initiatives are aligned. This position directs pharmacy services at five outpatient pharmacies, two hospital pharmacies, two LTC facilities, two Opioid Treatment Programs, and multiple drug rooms in rural clinics.

 

The Director of Pharmacy oversees all consortium pharmacy services.  The performance of pharmacy services has a direct and significant impact on the health care delivered by the Consortium and to individual patients. The incumbent may deliver direct patient services, but it is done infrequently; the major duties are supervisory and managerial in nature. Work is performed independently with no day to day or direct supervision, serves as advisor to administration on all legal and accreditation requirements as related to drugs and pharmacy. Responsible for the preparation and administration of policies and procedures governing pharmacy operations and the facilities use of medication.  Performs in a professional manner, respects confidentiality, and demonstrates qualities endorsed by following the seven Standards for Service Excellence outlined in the SEARHC Human Resources Manual.

 

The Director of Pharmacy is responsible for all aspects of the Pharmacy Service’s operations and budget. Must make decisions on how to best allocate pharmacy resources to benefit our customers in the most efficient, safe, and cost-effective manner. Judgment affects the outcome of direct patient care processes which can literally be the difference in life or death. Incumbent must manage logistics of providing pharmaceuticals to a large remote geographical area that is not accessible by roads. Judgment not only affects the employees working in the consortium pharmacies, but all SEARHC providers and nurses and their ability to function effectively. Failure in judgment can result in the waste of a significant amount of resources.  Incumbent is responsible for the labor and operating budgets of all pharmacy locations.  Responsible for retaining all records as required by State Board of Pharmacy and Federal Agencies.

 

Pay range $191,755.20 -  $234,374.00 DOE. $35K sign on and $10K relocation!

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for administration of consortium-wide pharmacy services, including policy and planning, identification of needs related to budget, space, manpower, delivery of services, and coordination of programs with other consortium services. Provide leadership for implementation of corporate decisions. Supports local pharmacies with their P&T committee processes as needed and co-chairs the Consortium-wide Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee, prepares content, requests medical literature searches and reviews content as needed to support committee activities
  • Plans improvement in Pharmacy Services and evaluates the overall performance of the department. Responsible for overall quality of patient care rendered by the department, Quality Assurance/Quality Improvement program and ongoing drug usage evaluation program.
  • Ensures all SEARHC pharmacy services are designed to meet the needs of its customers (i.e., hospital staff, physicians, patients, etc.) by developing metrics to measure performance, and ensure meeting of goals or corrective actions.
  • Supervises all SEARHC pharmacy managers. Responsible for recruiting, hiring, training, and evaluating employees.
  • Coordinates telepharmacy services throughout the consortium and sets policy for village drug rooms and telepharmacy services.
  • Serves as pharmacy department representative in all extra-departmental contacts. Provides consultation to Corporate and Hospital Administration and other corporate services in matters concerning pharmacy. Ensures that pharmacy is represented and supports all SEARHC clinical initiatives.
  • Other duties as assigned including delivering direct pharmaceutical care to patients.

Qualifications:

 

Education/Experience

  • Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degree or Bachelor of Pharmacy degree and licensure as a registered pharmacist. Work experience requirements are listed below. There is no equivalent substitution for the degree.
  • Doctor of Pharmacy degree plus 8 years’ experience; 3 of which must have been in a hospital setting, 3 of which must have been ambulatory or retail setting; and at least 5 years’ experience as a pharmacy manager.
  • Bachelor of Pharmacy degree plus 12 years’ experience; 3 of which must have been in a hospital setting, 3 of which must have been ambulatory or retail setting; and at least 5 years’ experience as a pharmacy manager.

 

License/Certifications

  • For direct hire employees: an unrestricted active license as a registered pharmacist in any state.
  • For Commissioned Officers: An unrestricted active license as a registered pharmacist in any state.
  • Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers (CPR and AED).
  • ACLS preferred.

 

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Knowledge of computer applications necessary to perform duties. 
  • Knowledge of applicable laws and regulations, safety and security issues, and clinic policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of pharmacy and associated Joint Commission Medication Management standards.
  • Skill at analyzing information.
  • Leadership skills.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently and handle stress appropriately.
  • Ability to work cooperatively within health system and pharmacy staff.
  • Ability to proactively prioritize needs and effectively manages resources.
  • Ability to communicate effectively (orally and in writing).
  • Ability to set priorities, make critical decisions, and respond quickly to emergency requests.
  • Ability to manage a diverse workforce.

Other Comments:

  • This position requires handling of hazardous substances.
  • This position requires standing for extended periods of time, usually 8 hours.
  • This position requires walking to patient care areas throughout the building.
  • This position requires lifting 30 lbs. boxes.
  • There is potential for exposure to infectious patients or materials.
  • There is potential for sticks or cuts by needles and other sharp items.
  • There is potential for musculoskeletal injuries.
  • There is potential for harm from burglary or robbery.

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