JOB SUMMARY: The Inpatient Pharmacy Coordinator is responsible for assisting the Pharmacy Director in the day to day operations of the Pharmacy Department.
The Inpatient Pharmacy Coordinator will assist in developing and implementing policies and procedures to ensure safe and effective medication therapy as well as ensuring compliance with clinical practice standards, accrediting organizations, and federal and state regulatory requirements. The Inpatient Pharmacy Coordinator oversees the experiential pharmacy student program, USP 797 and 800 compliance, coordinates pharmacy involvement in the Hospice Program, assists in oversight of the 340B drug pricing program, and represents the Pharmacy Department on key clinical and operational committees. Other responsibilities include the development and implementation of quality initiatives, assist in drug formulary management and drug shortage mitigation, and performs staffing duties as needed.
KNOWLEDGE: Must possess extensive knowledge of drug therapy and pharmacologic treatment of disease states.
Knowledge of best practices for medication safety. Knowledge of state and federal laws pertaining to the practice of pharmacy. Knowledge and analytical skills for providing therapeutic drug monitoring, drug information, drug utilization reviews and quality assurance activities.
Must be able to analyze results, make recommendations and follow-up on recommended actions. Must have the ability to teach and mentor students. Must have knowledge of and ability to efficiently utilize technology in the practice of pharmacy.
EDUCATION: Bachelors in Pharmacy or PharmD from an ACPE-accredited school of pharmacy required.
Minimum of 3 years of experience in hospital pharmacy practice required. Completion of an accredited ASHP Residency Program and/or experience in a pharmacy leadership role preferred.
LICENSE/CERTIFICATION/REGISTRY: Licensure as a registered pharmacist in Montana required. Board of Pharmaceutical Specialties certification preferred.
Aptitudes: Demonstrated ability to plan and use time wisely.
Ability to effectively manage multiple projects with multiple deadlines. Ability to effectively manage multiple tasks at the same time. Possession of cognitive, organizational and emotional abilities to deal effectively with multiple tasks, deadlines, difficult situations and/or customer needs.
Ability to handle these situations in a calm and courteous manner that contributes to the overall efficiency and productivity of the pharmacy. Ability to prioritize workload to ensure emergent and stat workload is completed in a timely manner. Demonstrated ability to work effectively with a wide variety of people with different sociological and educational.
Ability to work effectively with groups of people or in a committee setting where members of the group may have divergent opinions or be uncooperative. Demonstrated interpersonal skills and writing skills necessary to communicate effectively with physicians and various other hospital personnel regarding medication use and drug information. Ability to present information and/or persuade others in a decision-making process.
Demonstrated leadership and ability to plan and coordinate major program areas of the pharmacy. Demonstrated high level of mental acuity and intelligence. Demonstrated high level of motivation to keep current with the latest drug information.
Motivation to build pharmacy clinical programs to a high level of excellence in the forefront of pharmacy practice. Demonstrated analytical skills to determine drug appropriateness and evaluate drug interactions. Ability to collect pertinent clinical data, analyze results, make recommendations and follow-up on recommended actions.
Demonstrated ability to use sound judgement in dealing with complex situations. Provides logical and effective course of action while recognizing limitations of knowledge and experience in response to issues involving pharmaceutical care or pharmacy procedures.
Weekend and/or Holiday Rotation may be required.
Rotating Shifts may be required.
St. Peter's Hospital