Director of Pharmacy
Director of Pharmacy
Reports to: Administrator/CEO
Job Summary: The Director of Pharmacy shall serve as the Pharmacist in Charge (PIC) and is expected to organize daily duties according to order of importance, including delegation of responsibilities to Pharmacy Technician as appropriate; to maintain departmental records and all required licenses/permits as required by licensing agencies; to personally provide on-call pharmacy coverage when not on site unless advance arrangements are made with another pharmacist approved by CCMH; and to attend required meetings and to ensure Pharmacy Technician is allowed time to attend meeting when required. The Director of Pharmacy is expected to attend Medical Staff meetings; lead the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee; and to participate on the Infection Control Committee, Safety Committee, Swing Bed Committee, and any other committee as needed; to establish and maintain a formulary through the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee and Medical Staff; to prepare a pharmacy work schedule and approve payroll; and to actively participate in the hospital’s quality improvement program. The Director of Pharmacy is expected to develop and implement departmental policies and procedures in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations and to review/revise them at least annually. He or she and will collaborate with Human Resources to interview, select, evaluate, counsel, commend, or terminate Pharmacy employees according to departmental and hospital policy and will assure a department orientation process is in place. The Director of Pharmacy is expected to communicate and enforce hospital and department policies and procedures; to provide in-services for other professionals as needed; to review patient profiles for drug or food interactions, patient allergies, age and lab related dosage adjustments; to compound and prepare pharmaceutical preparations, including maintaining a unit-dose distribution system and all associated recordkeeping; and to maintain patient profiles that include drug allergies, weights, diagnosis, and medications. The Director of Pharmacy is expected to oversee and check all work done by Pharmacy Technicians, to maintain inventory as needed, and to order, check-in, store, distribute, and oversee all activities concerning controlled medications and maintenance of their records. He or she will oversee all medication storage areas, including the Rural Health Clinic. The Director of Pharmacy is responsible for oversight and appropriate management of all hospital 340b activities.
*This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties requested by their supervisor; subject to reasonable accommodations.
Minimum Qualifications Required:
Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Pharmacy from United States accredited pharmacy program
Licensure: Licensed Pharmacist in good standing in the state of Missouri
Previous Experience: Hospital Pharmacist experience preferred
Skills, Knowledge and Abilities: Ability to work with other health care professionals, basic typing/computer skills, good communication skills.
Working Conditions, Mental and Physical Requirements:
Working Conditions: Sitting, standing, walking, reaching, and some lifting (up to 20 pounds) are required. Must work independently and without supervision.
Mental Effort: Must have ability to concentrate amidst interruptions. Multi-tasking skills are needed. Complex calculations are required at times.
Physical Effort: Sitting, standing, walking, reaching, and some lifting (up to 20 pounds) are required.
Equipment Used: Computer with printer, telephone, fax machine, copier, calculator and Laminar flow IV hood
Mission Statement: Cedar County Memorial Hospital, as a team of dedicated professionals, provides compassionate, accessible and affordable healthcare services in a patient-centered environment to the communities we serve.
Vision Statement: The vision of Cedar County Memorial Hospital is to create a culture of quality service and operational excellence—always making the hospital a better place for our patients to receive care and treatment, our employees to work and our providers to practice.
Integrity is our foundation.
Customer service is our commitment.
Excellence is our standard.