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Executive Director, Pharmacy Services

Company: South Shore Health System
Location: Weymouth
Posted on: March 18, 2023

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Executive Director, Pharmacy Services page is loaded Executive Director, Pharmacy Services Apply locations Weymouth, MA time type Full time posted on Posted Yesterday job requisition id R-12129 If you are an existing employee of South Shore Health then please apply through the internal career site. Requisition Number: R-12129Facility:LOC0001 - 55 Fogg Road55 Fogg Road
Weymouth, MA 02190
Department Name: SSH Admin and Clinical Services Status: Full time Budgeted Hours: 40 Shift: Day (United States of America)Primarily responsible for planning, budgeting, directing and supervising Pharmacy and Clinical Nutrition Services activities and personnel, including managing new programs within the departments and for the Health System. Maintains standards of the departments and translates policies and procedures in accordance with Joint Commission, Department of Public Health and other applicable regulatory agencies. Establishes policies, procedures, standards and objectives for the provision of services; evaluates performance and maintains quality assurance; coordinates with other departments to provide maximum level of services to patients and Health System staff. Maintains the Pharmacy and Clinical Nutrition Services within established Health System, Hospital and regulatory agency laws.ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS1 - Under direction of the Vice President, Clinical and Ancillary Services, assumes responsibility for the direction and supervision of the Pharmacy and Clinical Nutrition Departments. Responsible for the performance of duties required by the pharmacy and clinical nutrition services as defined by the scope of service. a - Prepares and submits operations summary project status reports and financial reports as requested within deadline.2 - Plans, organizes and directs department activities. Develops goals and objectives, establishes and implements policies and procedures for department operation. -
a - Reviews department performance, effects changes as needed to improve services provided and assures compliance with regulatory requirements on a monthly and annual basis. - b - Keeps administration informed of department activities, needs, and problems, and new regulations, as well as other administrative matters through meetings with the Vice President. - c - Establishes charging and billing system with Fiscal Services Department; reviewed annually. d - Develops/implements a drug use evaluation system. e - Responsible for acquisition and purchasing of quality drugs for Health System usage (through Inventory Control Clerk). f - Delegates distributive and clinical services of the departments among appropriate staff to ensure accurate and timely completion of each. g - Participates in administrative staff meetings and attends other meetings as assigned. Establishes and maintains communications within the departments and with other Health System entities and Hospital departments. Develops relationships with professional affiliations, others, as is appropriate. h - Establishes department policies and procedures that reflect the organization's standards.3 - Collects and manages statistical data for the purposes of Continuous Improvement. a - Understands and utilizes operational and quality metrics. b - Promotes and supports an environment of continuous improvement within all areas of oversight.
-4 - Is an active participant in the Pharmaceutics and Therapeutics Committee a - Is the Co-Chair and Secretary of The P&T committee - and is responsible for scheduling and conducting monthly meetings b - Is responsible for establishing monthly agenda and for covering all necessary issues as prescribed by regulatory and accreditation agencies c - Under auspices of P&T committee, develops safe and effective medication administration policies and procedures. d - Under auspices of P&T committee, develops medication formulary list that serves the needs of the patient in safe, effective, economic fashion.5 - Ensures department facilities and equipment are in a condition to promote efficiency, health, comfort and safety of staff and patients. - a - Evaluates and justifies equipment and supply needs and purchases; negotiates and documents maintenance schedules. Plans for use of space, purchasing new equipment, etc., reviewed annually. Capital expenditure requests are submitted with justification by deadline. b - Oversees distribution of medication through the automated medication dispensing systems.6 - Overall responsibilities for all Pharmacy and Clinical Nutrition programs. Provides clinical leadership and direct patient service programs.
a - Coordinates services and programs in each areas in conjunction with appropriate departmental leadership. - b - Ensures that all programs are timely, accurate and are conducted with sufficient frequency to meet the needs of Health System patients at all times. c - Ensures that the departments are represented at conferences and working committees conducted daily through staff and statistics reported monthly. d - In conjunction with nursing staff, reviews incident reports as they arise. Co-develops systems to prevent reoccurrence of adverse events whenever necessary. e - Ensures the departments are on all assigned committees within the Health System that are concerned with the appropriate services. f - Manages all activities so that quality services are provided in an efficient and effective manner, as observed by Vice President. g - Quality improvement program meets Joint Commission and other regulatory agency requirement standards as evidenced by review. h - Directs department activities in a manner consistent with organization-wide programs and procedures.7 - Is responsible for departments' operational excellence; assures department delivers quality services in accordance with applicable policies, procedures and professional standards. a - Evaluates pharmacy and clinical nutrition functions, practices and reporting, record keeping, control over drugs, controlled substances and other substances. - b - Introduces and demonstrates new techniques, equipment and research findings to the staff. - c - Meets regularly with medical and nursing staff regarding pharmacy and clinical nutrition detail. Acts as an educational resource and is available for consultation to medical, nursing and administrative staff.8 - Manages human resources to assure quality services and promote positive employee relations. a - Consistently and fairly implements human resources policies. b - Maintains effective and appropriate staffing by monitoring employee turnover, overtime and absenteeism. c - Employee performance appraisals are completed thoroughly and submitted on time. d - Follows human resources policies to implement progressive discipline, when necessary e - Collaborates with human resources on the recruitment and selection of qualified employment candidates, following all policies, guidelines and applicable laws. f - Develops performance goals/objectives with each staff member to promote maximum productivity, proficiency and professional growth, as evidenced by written goals on performance appraisals. g - Is recognized as a positive role model.9 - Is responsible for the fiscal management of pharmacy and clinical nutrition departments assures proper utilization of organization's financial resources. a - Develops department budgets within designated deadlines according to all budgetary policies and procedures. b - Effectively utilizes resources within established budgets; notifies Vice President of all variances anticipated, or occurred, to maintain department services. c - Adheres to procedures regarding acquisition of, and payment for, goods and services, as evidenced by appropriate and timely processing requisitions and invoices. d - Recommends ways to reduce expenditures and/or enhance revenues without compromising quality of services. e - Contributes to the development of expense reduction/control programs. Monitors expense programs and recommends changes to improve outcome of program. Interprets expense data and reports significant trends to responsible management (VP). f - Identifies appropriate internal and external benchmarks related to productivity, expense and resource utilization. Assists departments with assessing current processes and practices as they relate to benchmark data.10 - Effectively communicates departmental, organization and industry information to staff.
-11 - Attains all agreed to goals and objectives within specified time frames, as part of the organization's overall mission.JOB REQUIREMENTSMinimum Education - PreferredRequires Bachelor's degree in Pharmacy; and MS or Pharm. D. Registered Pharmacist in Commonwealth of Massachusetts or eligible for Massachusetts Registration.Minimum Work ExperienceThree to five (3-5) years of previous supervisory/administrative experience required.
Three to five (3-5) years of previous financial and budgeting experience required.Required Licenses / RegistrationsPHARM - PharmacistRequired additional Knowledge, and AbilitiesStrong professional, organizational and interpersonal skills to effectively relate with all members of the healthcare team.M-F; Day shift Responsibilities if Required: Education if Required: License/Registration/Certification Requirements: Pharmacist - Board of Registration in Pharmacy (Massachusetts) About Us South Shore Health is a not-for-profit, charitable health system offering primary and specialty care, hospital care, home health and community care, emergency and urgent care, and preventative and wellness services. We are the largest independent health system in Southeastern Massachusetts. -South Shore Health brings together like-minded people who work "As One" toward a common goal of providing exceptional care the people of our region deserve. We unite top-caliber talent, technology, and service with the wishes and personal needs of patients and their families to develop individualized treatment plans.

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