In conjunction with the Pharmacy Directors and Senior Director of Pharmacy, the LH Clinical Pharmacy Manager develops departmental goals and strategies that support the Mission, Vision, and Values of the organization, the department, and pharmacy profession’s best evidence-based practices. Oversees clinical activities of all inpatient pharmacy staff to ensure provision of appropriate, safe, effective, patient-centered, innovative, and economic use of drugs to all patients under our direct care. Ensures that staff development (including via the Pharmacy Residency Program), process improvement, and customer service is focused on creating a culture of safety as well as patient and staff satisfaction. Responsible for direct managerial oversight of Decentralized Pharmacists functioning in direct patient care roles (i.e. Unit-Based and Clinical Specialist Pharmacists). As RPD, has direct responsibility for all aspects of the Pharmacy Residency Program.
Essential Job Duties:
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Oversees all of the inpatient clinical services provided by the department and leads the establishment of standard work/policies/procedures, based on the workload requirements, to ensure efficient, timely, and high quality provision of pharmaceutical care to our patients.
Responsible for pharmacists’ interview, selection, orientation, continued training, coaching, counseling, performance review and discipline and/or discharge when working in direct patient care roles (Unit-Based, Clinical Specialist) consistent with hospital personnel policies and in conjunction with Inpatient Pharmacy Operations Manager and/or Pharmacy Director.
Seeks out opportunities to develop/improve skills of Pharmacists on a regular basis with a focus on direct patient care, medication safety, and optimal Practice Model. Develops, implements, promotes, and monitors pharmacists’ roles as a member of the health care team. These activities include all decentralized pharmacists and associated programs (e.g. Antimicrobial Stewardship).
As RPD, and in collaboration with the Residency Program Coordinator and Director of Pharmacy, is responsible for the direction, conduct, growth, and oversight of the residency program. Responsibility for the implementation and adherence to appropriate residency accreditation standards, regulations, education and policies. Key activities include:
Evaluates qualifications of pharmacy residency applicants through documented, formal, procedural-based criteria. Participates in the interview, selection and onboarding process of the residents for the program.
In collaboration with the Pharmacy Directors and Senior Director of Pharmacy, prepares and oversees operational budget for the residency program including budget justifications, purchases and expenditures.
Establishes preceptor development and training program guidelines; participates in the recruitment, selection, and orientation of new preceptors. Evaluates and continually assesses skills and development of preceptors in the program.
Researches and creates course curriculum, outlines content, researches training resources and develops training methods and materials for residents.
Oversees the progression of residents within the program.
Designs resident projects and proposals and identifies potential publication avenues and resources for projects. Monitors completion of projects including presentation and publication.
Monitors and evaluates program outcomes, including participant performance, progress and satisfaction.
Obtains and maintains the Pharmacy Residency Accreditation through the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) organization. Coordinates accreditation preparation and visits.
Chairs the Pharmacy Residency Advisory Committee and serves as primary liaison and key contact for the Pharmacy Residency Program.
Maintains current knowledge of the latest developments, techniques, and standards in the Pharmacy field to create innovative programs and curriculum.
Participates in and supports scholarly activities, professional publications, podium presentations, poster presentations, and practice based research.
Works with the Graduate Medical Education and other educational entities to establish a culture of collaboration and shared learning for Pharmacy Residents.
Supports activities and relationships with higher education institutions to provide training for pharmacists and pharmacy technician students.
Leads meeting preparation and actions associated with Medication Management Committee and Luminis Health System Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee. Participates in regular Pharmacy staff meetings to update, instruct, and support employees. Participates on other quality/safety-oriented hospital committees, as assigned, and functions as a pharmacy liaison to other organizational departments to support patient care and safe medication use.
In collaboration with the Pharmacy Directors, Senior Director of Pharmacy, and the Department of Medicine, oversees established medication use evaluation processes to ensure accurate and meaningful analysis, action, monitoring, and reporting of cost reduction efforts; assists the Pharmacy Directors in identifying, evaluating, implementing, and monitoring Process Improvement opportunities, including application of information technology decision support, which support safe and efficient medication processes.
Ensures that all Pharmaceutical Care is accomplished and documented in compliance departmental policies and procedures, State and Federal laws, as well as other regulatory entities such as The Joint Commission.
Works with the Pharmacy Directors and Senior Director of Pharmacy to ensure communication of department improvements, activities, and metrics, which improve patient care and/or support the hospital’s strategic goals, to the executive team.
Reviews written medication orders and prescriptions to assure safe, effective use of medications; determines ingredients, strength and dosage required. Reviews the medication selected for appropriateness relative to potential allergies, toxicity, and adverse drug reactions with other medications ordered. Communicates with the physician, as necessary, to clarify orders and/or make recommendations concerning alternate therapy. Prepares or supervises the high quality preparation of prescription and compounded medications according to established procedures and professional standards, including use of aseptic technique in preparation of sterile medications.
Promotes and provides high quality drug information and education to patients, physicians, nurses, and other caregivers where appropriate and upon request.
Required Minimum Education. The minimum level of education for this position includes: A Doctor of Pharmacy Degree or Bachelor’s Degree in Pharmacy with experience.
Required Minimum Experience:
ASHP-accredited PGY1 residency followed by at least 3 years of Hospital Pharmacist experience OR ASHP-accredited PGY1 and PGY2 residencies followed by one or more years of Hospital Pharmacist experience OR five years as a Hospital Pharmacist (at least two of which are in a clinical role).
Proficiency in all aspects of medication management, including formulary management, ordering, storage, dispensing, delivery, and inventory control, is required.
Supervisory experience, including interviewing and training skills, is required.
Current Maryland State license as a pharmacist.
Working Conditions, Equipment, Physical Demands:
Light work. Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. If the use of arm and/or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than that for sedentary work and the worker sits most of the time, the job is rated for light work.
There is a reasonable expectation that employees in this position will be exposed to blood-borne pathogens.
The above is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this job. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements.