Medication Safety Officer

Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System Salinas , CA 93901

Posted 2 months ago

The Medication Safety Officer works under the direction of the Director of Pharmacy and in collaboration with the Director of Quality and Patient Safety. The Medication Safety Officer in concert with medical staff, pharmacy staff, nursing staff, quality and patient safety staff, and other pertinent healthcare providers is responsible for guiding the design, implementation, maintenance and evaluation of safe medication systems within the hospital.

The Medication Safety Officer evaluates SVMH#s current medication use processes and drug usage to identify opportunities aligned with improving safety, designs solutions to system failures and institutes practice changes. The Medication Safety Officer is responsible for working collaboratively with all members of the healthcare team to ensure that medication safety goals and quality improvement objectives are achieved. The Medication Safety Officer is viewed as an organizational stakeholder and champion for all medication safety initiatives and works independently and collaboratively to investigate, implement and monitor medication safety initiatives. # # 1.# ##Education:

Bachelor#s Degree from an accredited school of Pharmacy required. #PharmD preferred. 2.### Licensure: Current California Registered Pharmacist license (RPH) required. Current BLS/Healthcare Provider status per American Heart Association is required. # 3.# # Experience:

Minimum of 5 years of hospital setting experience with at least two years of medication# ######## safety experience required. Post Doctor graduate residency in Med Safety desired.# Previous management # ######## experience preferred. # 4.# # Essential Technical/Motor

Skills:
Must have motor skills to prepare, mix and transfer drugs from# # # # # # # # # # # #container to container aseptically, and neatly without spillage, especially chemotherapy.# Ability to# # # # # # # # # # # #perform

####data entry


. # 5.# # Interpersonal

Skills:
Must be able to demonstrate verbal and written communication of drug information

at various levels of sophistication


. Telephone manners are of a nature that promotes a positive image of


the Pharmacy Department and encourages teamwork with other professionals


.# Demonstrates flexibility


in rearranging work shifts so that the workload is handled with minimal disruption


. # 6.# # Essential Physical

Requirements:
See attached #Physical Requirements Sheet# # 7.# # Essential Mental Abilities: Analytic ability to use pharmacological math, ability to use pharmacologic

principles to explain use of medications


, working knowledge of pharmacokinetics to dose patient. # 8.# # Essential Sensory

Requirements:
Must be able to hear, see, verbally communicate, and have tactile#sense. # 9. ## Performance Improvement: Participates in the department#s Continuous Performance Improvement Program.# Develops, implements and assesses Continuous Performance Improvement efforts as assigned by Pharmacy Operation Manager/Supervisor. #

The Medication Safety Officer works under the direction of the Director of Pharmacy and in collaboration with the Director of Quality and Patient Safety. The Medication Safety Officer in concert with medical staff, pharmacy staff, nursing staff, quality and patient safety staff, and other pertinent healthcare providers is responsible for guiding the design, implementation, maintenance and evaluation of safe medication systems within the hospital.

The Medication Safety Officer evaluates SVMH's current medication use processes and drug usage to identify opportunities aligned with improving safety, designs solutions to system failures and institutes practice changes. The Medication Safety Officer is responsible for working collaboratively with all members of the healthcare team to ensure that medication safety goals and quality improvement objectives are achieved. The Medication Safety Officer is viewed as an organizational stakeholder and champion for all medication safety initiatives and works independently and collaboratively to investigate, implement and monitor medication safety initiatives.

1.Education:

Bachelor's Degree from an accredited school of Pharmacy required. PharmD preferred.

2.Licensure: Current California Registered Pharmacist license (RPH) required. Current BLS/Healthcare Provider status per American Heart Association is required.

3.Experience:

Minimum of 5 years of hospital setting experience with at least two years of medication

safety experience required. Post Doctor graduate residency in Med Safety desired. Previous management

experience preferred.


4.Essential Technical/Motor

Skills:
Must have motor skills to prepare, mix and transfer drugs from container to container aseptically, and neatly without spillage, especially chemotherapy. Ability to perform data entry.

5.Interpersonal Skills:
Must be able to demonstrate verbal and written communication of drug information at various levels of sophistication. Telephone manners are of a nature that promotes a positive image of

the Pharmacy Department and encourages teamwork with other professionals. Demonstrates flexibility

in rearranging work shifts so that the workload is handled with minimal disruption.

6.Essential Physical Requirements:
See attached "Physical Requirements Sheet"

7.Essential Mental Abilities: Analytic ability to use pharmacological math, ability to use pharmacologic principles to explain use of medications, working knowledge of pharmacokinetics to dose patient.

8.Essential Sensory Requirements:
Must be able to hear, see, verbally communicate, and have tactile sense.

9.Performance Improvement: Participates in the department's Continuous Performance Improvement Program. Develops, implements and assesses Continuous Performance Improvement efforts as assigned by Pharmacy Operation Manager/Supervisor.



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Medication Safety Officer

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