Associate Director of Pharmacy
Job Title: Associate Director of Pharmacy
Reports To: Director of Pharmacy
Job Summary: Associate Director of Pharmacy plans, organizes, evaluates, and manages pharmacy operations ensuring accurate medication distribution services and interdepartmental collaboration of pharmaceutical care. Develops and implements the pharmacy department strategic plan to support the mission of the organization. Serves as a resource to CCHCI providers, staff, and patients to ensure that patients receive the most appropriate and affordable medication(s) possible.
Qualifications and Requirements:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. This job description in no way implies that these are the only duties to be performed and may be modified, interpreted and/or applied in any way, as necessary. Maintaining regular and punctual attendance is required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.
Essential Job Duties:
- Ensures compliance to all rules, regulations and statutes as indicated by HRSA, Arizona Board of Pharmacy, 340B Statute, and other regulatory agencies
- Assist in the coordination of the pharmacy with outside agencies to assure compliance with all state and federal rules, regulations and laws governing pharmacy activities
- Supervise and direct pharmacy staff in the matters of daily operations, ensuring the highest level of quality and effective workflow throughout the department, promoting excellence in internal and external customer service
- Maintain consistent communication regarding all facets of department activities
- Assist in the coordination and integration of pharmacy practices with other departments
- Oversee the storage of all prescription drugs and controlled substances inside the pharmacy
- Oversee inventory of medications and implements procedures for loss prevention controls
- Oversee safe disposal of infectious and/or hazardous wastes
- Facilitates pharmacy-related committees and meetings with CCHCI leadership meetings as needed
- Ensure safe, appropriate, cost-effective medication therapy for patients
- Develop policies, procedures, and workflows that promote safe cost-effective medication use maximizing use of 340B discounts throughout the organization
- Ensure accountability and integrity of medications dispensed and administered to patients
- Ensure adequate control and documentation of controlled substances
- Maintain appropriate staffing levels that match workload and promote patient safety.
- Select and manage qualified personnel
- Recruit, interview, promote, discipline, and terminate pharmacy staff
- Develop job descriptions and performance standards
- Evaluate and counsel staff on their performance
- Conducts regular department staff meetings and continuous quality improvement meetings
- Completes monthly reports and assures logs and time sheets are completed and signed in a timely manner
- Collects and tracks data for program adherence and to meet reporting requirements
- Participates in leadership meetings
- Serves as a resource for the community to facilitate professional working relationships with other health care organizations
- Develop and implement strategic plan for department and organizational growth
- Develop, implement, and maintain a continuous quality improvement plan for pharmacy
- Participate in all committees and functions as required by the organization
- Establish productive relationships of trust with all employees
- Problem-solves with providers and staff to seek the most appropriate and most affordable medication(s) to meet patient needs
- Provides standard of practice in pharmaceutical care by the checking of prescriptions, complete, effective patient counseling and education regarding medications and their use.
- Assists patients in solving problems, such as identifying old medications or finding over-the-counter solutions
- Performs other related duties as assigned
- Identifies and discusses potential or actual drug interactions or other incompatibility issues with providers and other clinical staff.
- Respond to requests for assistance from colleagues at Chiricahua Community Health Centers in a positive, helpful manner
- Performs other duties as needed
Required Education, Experience, Certificates & Licenses:
- Master's degree in Pharmacy required. Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm. D.) preferred.
- Minimum of three years pharmacy experience.
- Minimum of three years’ experience working as a pharmacist required; five years or more preferred
- Experience working at a Federally Qualified Health Center pharmacy preferred
- Experience working with the 340b Drug Pricing Program preferred
- Supervisory or other leadership experience preferred.
- Any combination of education and/or experience that provides the necessary combination of skills and sensitivity.
- Licensed in the State of Arizona to practice as Pharmacist.
- Current CPR certification.
- Valid Fingerprint Clearance Card.