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Clinical Pharmacy Supervisor

Company: SCA Health
Location: Peridot
Posted on: June 7, 2021

Job Description:

Serves as the Lead Clinical Pharmacist and coordinates the pharmaceutical care program; acts as a resource for staff and patients; assists with training, scheduling, evaluations, etc.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS (include, but not limited to the following)

  • Exercises assigned supervisory responsibilities for planning, organizing, reviewing, evaluating, and implementing such duties performed by the Pharmacy Department.
  • Provides administrative and technical supervision and identifies challenges, prioritizes efforts, develops expectations for programs, exercises initiative and independent judgment to plan and provides pharmaceutical services.
  • Dispenses a full range of pharmaceuticals, which include controlled, investigational, highly-potent, and other drugs requiring special handling.
  • Reviews the prescription, patient medication profile, and patient record to determine appropriateness, safety and completeness of medication, authenticity of prescriber, possible drug interactions, history or likelihood of adverse reaction, and any special aspects or considerations in dispensing the prescribed pharmaceutical.
  • Compounds or oversees the compounding of drugs as prescribed, either individually or in bulk.
  • Ensures correct labeling, handling, storage, and dispensing.
  • Reviews prescriptions set up by pharmacy technicians from volume or prepackaged stores. Ensures proper item, quantity, and labeling before authorizing release.
  • Conducts necessary patient education concerning the medication, its administration, and signs of reaction, course of treatment, likelihood of success, possible adverse consequences, and related matters.
  • Performs periodic inspections of drug storage facilities to ensure correct handling, accountability, etc. of controlled substances.
  • Reports and documents medication errors and/or unusual circumstances.
  • Ensures equipment is properly setup and operated, components and additives are correctly identified, quantities computed and measured, and compounding properly performed.
  • Participates with physicians in determining course of treatment for unusually complex or difficult cases. Advises on the use of various drugs, drug therapies, and the latest drug information to include investigational and limited use items.
  • Controls the pharmacy budget assigned; evaluates cost saving opportunities, stock control, physician education, and quality improvement efforts. Ensures pharmacy drug stock levels are maintained. Reviews and analyzes pharmacy work methods.
  • Implements prescribed internal controls and supplements them to ensure that resources are efficiently and effectively managed and to find ways to improve production or increase quality of work directed. Completes internal control review checklists for all functional areas with established time-frames and reports results.
  • Conducts and participates in studies resulting in drug use evaluation recommendations; ensures recommendations are followed to optimize care and save resources.
  • Conducts monthly inspection of clinics/departments to ensure proper storage, and potency of stocked medications.
  • Conducts a monthly controlled substance count by the first Wednesday of every month.
  • Conducts a reconciliation of the return/waste tracking log monthly.
  • Develops and implements drug use evaluation procedures and medication use indicators for the ambulatory setting.
  • Implements and evaluates all aspects of the ambulatory pharmacy part of the quality improvement program.
  • Performs other duties as requested
  • Four years of pharmacy experience, hospital experience preferred
  • Bachelor's degree in Pharmacy; PharmD preferred including 1 year residency
  • BLS certification within 30 days of hire
  • Current and valid state Pharmacy license, required

Indian Preference and Equal Employment Opportunity

SCAHC gives preference in hiring to San Carlos Apache Tribal members and other Native Americans in accordance with the San Carlos Apache Tribe's Tribal Preference Policy, as set forth in Section 402 of the Tribe's Human Resources Department Policies and Procedures Manual. Otherwise SCAHC does not discriminate in any way to deprive any person of employment opportunities or otherwise adversely affect him/her because of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, citizenship, veteran status, military or uniformed services, in accordance with all applicable governmental laws and regulations. In addition, SCAHC complies with all applicable federal, and Tribal laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.

Keywords: SCA Health, Mesa , Clinical Pharmacy Supervisor, Other , Peridot, Arizona

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