Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Saftey and Quality
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POST DATE 6/6/2020
END DATE 8/5/2020
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
JOB DESCRIPTIONDEPARTMENT DESCRIPTION: The Department of Pharmacy at BIDMC employs approximately 130 FTEs pharmacists, technicians, residents, students and other support personnel who provide pharmacy services to patients and healthcare professionals. Inpatient and outpatient pharmacy services are provided BIDMC. Inpatient pharmacy services at BIDMC are provided using a decentralized unit-based model. In addition to the provision of inpatient and outpatient pharmaceutical services, the pharmacy also serves as an Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience and Cooperative Education site for pharmacy students from both MCPHS University and Northeastern University College of Pharmacy.
Pharmacy Mission Statement: To work collaboratively with all members of the Medical Center's healthcare team to promote safe, effective and fiscally responsible pharmacotherapy.
JOB LOCATION: Boston, MA
REQ ID: 34546BR
JOB SUMMARY: The Clinical Pharmacy Specialist for Safety and Quality is responsible for overseeing a pharmacy quality program, for assisting with medication safety initiatives and with Federal and State pharmacy regulatory compliance. The Specialist collaboratively develops, implements, and monitors quality and process improvement initiatives to ensure quality and safety in pharmacy and medication-use areas. Additionally, they are responsible for continuous regulatory or accreditation readiness.
* Practices pharmacy in accordance with laws, rule and regulations of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Pharmacy Department of Public Health, U.S. Food and Drug Administration and Drug Enforcement Administration and in accordance with established departmental policies and procedures. Maintains credentials in accordance with the Massachusetts Board of registration in Pharmacy.
* Leads projects related to the design, implementation, maintenance and improvement of processes and systems that promote pharmacy safety, quality and compliance in collaboration with members of the Pharmacy Department, Patient Care Services, providers, Health Care Quality and the Office of Compliance and Business Conduct.
* Evaluates and ensures departmental and organizational policy and practice compliance with applicable state and federal laws, rules and regulations, including but not limited to those of The Joint Commission (TJC), Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), Department of Public Health (DPH) and Board of Registration in Pharmacy.
* Develops a quality and compliance dashboard and monitors activities to identify areas for improvements.
* Assists with medication safety related activities by participating in the analysis, trending and response to medication events.
* Precepts PGY1 and PGY2 pharmacy residents, pharmacy students and contributes to staff development.
* Ensures that corrective action work plans are developed, documented, communicated, implemented and effective in the mitigation of safety, quality and compliance risks.
* Performs other related duties as assigned.
* Bachelor's degree in Pharmacy required. Doctoral degree in Pharmacy (PharmD) preferred.
* License Massachusetts Pharmacist required., or immediate eligibility.
* 1-3 years related work experience required.
* 1 year Pharmacy residency or 3 years of Clinical Pharmacy experience in hospital setting.
* Working knowledge of state and federal laws.
* Experience with computer systems required, including web based applications and some Microsoft Office applications which may include Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint or Access.
* Masters degree preferred.
* Project management or program development experience a plus.
* Decision Making: Ability to make decisions that are guided by precedents, policies and objectives. Regularly makes decisions and recommendations on issues affecting a department or functional area.
* Problem Solving: Ability to address problems that are highly varied, complex and often non-recurring, requiring staff input, innovative, creative, and Lean diagnostic techniques to resolve issues.
* Independence of Action: Ability to set goals and determines how to accomplish defined results with some guidelines. Manager/Director provides broad guidance and overall direction.
* WRITTEN COMMUNICATIONS: Ability to summarize and communicate in English moderately complex information in varied written formats to internal and external customers.
* ORAL COMMUNICATIONS: Ability to comprehend and communicate complex verbal information in English to medical center staff, patients, families and external customers.
* KNOWLEDGE: Ability to demonstrate in-depth knowledge of concepts, practices and policies with the ability to use them in complex varied situations.
* TEAM WORK: Ability to act as a team leader for small projects or work groups, creating a collaborative and respectful team environment and improving workflows. Results may impact the operations of one or more departments.
* CUSTOMER SERVICE: Ability to provide a high level of customer service to patients, visitors, staff and external customers in a professional, service-oriented, respectful manner using skills in active listening and problem solving. Ability to remain calm in stressful situations.
PHYSICAL NATURE OF THE JOB:
Light work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force frequently to move objects. Some elements of the job are sedentary, but the employee will be required to stand for periods of time or move through out the hospital campus
Equal Opportunity Employer
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We comply with the laws and regulations set forth by the U.S. Department of Labor.