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Director of Pharmacy

Company: Kindred Healthcare, Inc.
Location: Fort Smith
Posted on: February 22, 2021

Job Description:

We are continuing our COVID-19 best practices. You may expect to have more digital experiences in the Kindred interview process. Director of Pharmacy Fort Smith, Arkansas
Description

Director of Pharmacy Mercy Health--Rehabilitation Hospital - Fort Smith, AR Kindred Healthcare is excited to announce our newest Joint Venture Partnership with Mercy Health at Mercy Rehabilitation Hospital in Fort Smith, AR! This will be a brand new hospital with 50 private rooms. Recently celebrating our groundbreaking, the anticipated opening will be 2 nd --quarter of 2021.--Kindred will manage day-to-day operations of Mercy Rehabilitation Hospital Fort Smith. The new hospital will care for adults recovering from conditions such as stroke, neurological disease, injury to the brain or spinal cord and other debilitating illnesses or injuries. Kindred and Mercy are also partners for rehab hospitals in Oklahoma City, St. Louis and Springfield, Missouri. With more than 20 standalone inpatient rehabilitation facilities (IRFs) across a dozen states, Kindred Hospital Rehabilitation Services (KHRS) is a partner of choice for many major hospital systems in the creation and success of joint-venture operations that outperform in both clinical and financial outcomes. We bring proven rehabilitation management and services expertise that benefits our partners as well as the nearly 50,000 IRF patients we see each year who seek to recover and get home quickly from any of a number of conditions, including stroke, brain injury, spinal cord injury, orthopedic injury, neurological conditions, amputation and trauma. The Pharmacy Director is responsible for operational management of the Pharmacy Department including functioning as the main pharmacist. The primary function of this position is to manage the department in compliance with the philosophy, policies, procedures, goals and budget of the department. The director incorporates and demonstrates customer service strategies in order to achieve the organization's goals. As Pharmacy Director, you would: Job Specific:

  • Demonstrates administrative responsibilities related to daily operations management.
  • Develops goals, objectives, policies and procedures for departmental operation
  • Works to improve services provided and assure compliance with regulatory requirements
  • Keeps leadership informed of operational activities, needs and problems.
  • Drives installation and implementation of new services, procedures and pharmacy automation products.
  • Fosters teamwork throughout the organization.
  • Develops and executes Performance Improvement Programs involving pharmacy operations.
  • Demonstrates skills in measuring, assessing, and improving organizational performance.
  • Encourages professional development of departmental personnel through in-service education and external education
  • Manages the pharmacy team including hiring, training, scheduling, resolving performance issues, coaching and mentoring.
  • Reviews and approves Technician and Pharmacists schedules prior to distribution to staff.
  • Meets regularly with pharmacy staff regarding pharmacy operations.
  • Develops, implements and monitors appropriate staffing plans based on factors such as acuity and census.
  • Coordinates and facilitates the performance reviews within the organizations recommended time frame using appropriate methods of assessing staff competence.
  • Provides oversight for purchasing and inventory management.
  • Demonstrates understanding of JC Standards, HCFA, CARF and State Standards and monitors department's compliance.
  • May act as a preceptor to pharmacy students or pharmacy residents
  • Provides mentoring for pharmacy students on rotation consistent with college requirements.
  • Prepares sterile and non-sterile compounds per USP standards
  • Verifies physician medication orders with accuracy and timeliness
  • Monitors and evaluates the six critical processes of medication management; determines risk points and is an active participant with physicians and clinical staff in continuous quality and performance improvement.
  • Verifies and approves the work of Pharmacy Technician(s).
  • Responsible for the management and utilization of the computerized pharmacy system.
  • Orders and stores medications, keeping them safe and effective.
  • Monitors drug therapy for appropriateness and promotes/ evaluates rational drug therapy that improves pharmaceutical care. Performs anticoagulant monitoring.
  • Maintains positive relationships with all customers.
  • Complies with regulatory and accreditation standards.
  • Provides information to the medical staff and administration regarding the cost effective use of pharmaceuticals.
  • Works with physicians, specialists and other clinicians to implement appropriate guidelines and protocols for drug use based on evidence based medicine, national guidelines, and literature based protocols.
  • Provides drug information to nurses, physicians, and other pharmacists to ensure current information on drug therapy.
  • Provides specialized services to assist nursing and patients manage conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, asthma, etc.
  • Recommends changes to drug therapy based on patient assessment.
  • Provides and documents clinical interventions, therapy recommendations and other clinical activities according to department policy and procedure in order to maintain accurate and complete patient records
  • Participates in the Medication Reconciliation activities of the Pharmacy Department.
  • Other duties as assigned.
    Qualifications

    QUALIFICATIONS:
    • BS Pharmacy required, PharmD and/or MBA/MS (or equivalent education/experience) preferred
    • Must hold a current state license to practice pharmacy
    • Minimum five years' experience in hospital pharmacy is desirable.
    • Demonstrated management/leadership skills and/or program management If you are a current Kindred/RehabCare employee Click Here What makes you want to come to work each day at Kindred? 0:56 Everybody wants an opportunity to make a difference on a day-to=--- Benefits & Recognition Our goal is to offer valuable compensation and incentive programs that enables us to attract, reward, retain, and motivate highly qualified individuals. Compensation can include bonus plans and recognition for going above & beyond. Healthcare We offer a variety of Health Savings Account (HSA) and PPO plan options. 401(k) Plan Employees can contribute pre-tax dollars through payroll deduction. Paid Time Off Your work/life balance is important to us. We offer our employees a flexible Paid Time Off program. Wellness Program We offer tools, resources and support for weight loss, stress reduction, smoking cessation and making overall healthier choices. Community Community involvement is consistent with our company's principles and with our mission of customer service and quality care. You have high standards. So do we. Find your future with Kindred, the country's largest provider of post-acute care. A career here will allow you to learn, thrive and grow in a positive and supportive environment where your input matters. Join us and see all that you can accomplish when you combine your talent, skills and dedication with a highly successful and compassionate healthcare leader. Get the latest job openings based on your skills and background sent directly to your inbox. Connect with Our Recruiters Share some preliminary info about yourself and we will contact you to discuss your career and future opportunities.

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