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Clinical Pharmacy Manager - Full-time
Join the hospital trusted by Chicago's Southland, Ingalls Memorial Hospital, in this role as a Clinical Pharmacy Manager
Clinical Pharmacy Managers are registered pharmacists who function as both clinician and manager dedicated to providing support of medication use systems and delivery of optimal medication therapy throughout the medical center. Clinical Pharmacy Managers are responsible for overseeing the integration of clinical pharmacy services, drug utilization programs, and pharmacy operations. They oversee decentralized pharmacy practice and medication use systems, dedicated patient service lines and patient-centered pharmaceutical care services, and related specialty patient care areas requiring pharmacy support.
As the front-line managers for clinical practice, the Clinical Pharmacy Managers are responsible for ensuring medication use is aligned with evidence-based best practices and regulatory standards. They directly manage medication safety systems, regulatory compliance initiatives, and patient quality and disease outcomes programs. These leaders manage the activities of pharmacists and technicians who work within their areas and oversee the day to day staffing and pharmacist coverage of patient care service lines and care areas. Through various assignments within the department, Clinical Pharmacy Managers also function as members of the decentralized clinical pharmacy program and as members of interdisciplinary teams. These leaders accurately and proficiently deliver direct patient care, integrated operational services, clinical pharmacist interventions, and medication therapy management to patients with a broad range of disease states. By participating in all necessary aspects of the medication use systems and direct patient care programs, Clinical Pharmacy Managers assure pharmacy practice programs provide reliable, comprehensive, and individualized pharmaceutical care and their staff remain competent and engaged in customer service, standardized work, and lean processes. Clinical Pharmacy Managers also actively design and lead stewardship programs as well as initiatives to detect, mitigate, and prevent medication adverse events. They use project management techniques and data analysis to track and benchmark the outcomes of these programs for operational, clinical quality, and financial efficiency. Clinical Pharmacy Managers serve as departmental resources and liaisons to physicians, pharmacists, nurses, and other hospital personnel and they work closely with these individuals to establish quality infrastructures utilized within the department and throughout the medical center.
As members of the pharmacy management team, Clinical Pharmacy Managers are accountable for the financial performance and budgetary adherence of their areas. They actively manage human, capital, and operational resources to support patient care services, medication safety systems, regulatory compliance initiatives, and quality assurance programs. They also collaborate with management peers to support all pharmacy operational areas, including central dispensing pharmacies, satellite dispensing pharmacies, and specialty pharmacy areas. They collaboratively oversee the utilization of pharmacy automation and medication dispensing technology within their assigned areas. Clinical Pharmacy Managers assist in the development of goals for the department and work with other managers and key individuals such as physicians, nurses, and other hospital personnel to facilitate the accomplishment of these goals. Clinical Pharmacy Managers assume responsibility for leading pharmacy education and practice advancement activities. They actively identify practice related issues which require evaluation and facilitate research projects, quality improvement initiatives, or healthcare provider education as needed to advance practice. They also facilitate the development of student, resident, and pharmacist training experiences and competencies and serve as primary preceptors for doctor of pharmacy students and pharmacy residents. In short, Clinical Pharmacy Managers set and model the standard for excellence for clinical pharmacy practice and design pharmacy programs to collaboratively advance the Comprehensive Pharmacy Practice model.
Clinical Pharmacist Required Qualification
- Graduate of an ACPE accredited College of Pharmacy
- Doctor of Pharmacy or other advanced degree required.
- MHA, MBA, Masters of Science, or other advanced degree preferred.
- Completion of ASHP accredited PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice, PGY-2 Specialty Pharmacy, or PGY-2 Health-System Pharmacy Administration residency required.
- Clinical and operational pharmacy experience (5-7 years) in a hospital setting.
- Exceptional aptitude or knowledge may be considered in lieu of experience. Extensive clinical experience and development may be considered in lieu of formal training
- Exceptional aptitude or knowledge may be considered in lieu of experience. Extensive clinical experience and development may be considered in lieu of formal training.
- Pharmacy leadership experience required, with formal leadership training or supervisory experience preferred.
Knowledge & Attributes
- Knowledge of contemporary hospital/clinical practice and service.
- Knowledge of and proficiency with general hospital operations and regulatory compliance.
- Knowledge of computers (word processing etc.), technology, and automation systems.
- Strong written and verbal communication skills.
- Ability to interact constructively with supervisors, peers, and support personnel.
- Ability to define departmental or program problems/needs and associated solutions.
- Ability to integrate clinical and distributive pharmacy services with quality improvement, teaching, research, and professional development activities.
- Significant general clinical knowledge and expertise in traditional therapeutics and patient centered care.
- Significant knowledge and expertise in advanced pharmacy practice, specialty medication therapy management, and specialty evidence-based medicine in area appropriate for clinical assignments.
- Strong teaching and precepting skills and expertise in experiential training.
- Strong project and change management skills.
- Personal leadership qualities and business acumen essential to operate effectively within the institution and advance the profession and practice of pharmacy.
- Eligible for licensure as a pharmacist in the state of Illinois (complete licensure process within 60 days of employment)
- ASHP accredited PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice, PGY-2 Specialty Pharmacy, or PGY-2 Health-System Pharmacy Administration residency required.
- Board Certification in area of expertise is required within 18 months of hire.
Why Join Us:
For nearly a century Ingalls Memorial has pioneered sophisticated clinical care and developed the area's most convenient network of comprehensive outpatient centers, all dedicated to improve the health and wellbeing of the community. Now, partnered with UChicago Medicine, we have expanded our network of expert physicians, convenient facilities and scope of service to speed your healing process and help navigate your path to wellness. A skilled Medical Staff and talented employees dedicated to prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of illness and injury provide a firm foundation for our reputation for quality. To accomplish this, we need employees with passion, talent and commitment… with patients and with each other. We're in this together: working to advance medical innovation, serve the health needs of the community, and move our collective knowledge forward. If you'd like to add enriching human life to your profile, UChicago Medicine Ingalls Memorial is for you. Here at Ingalls, we're doing work that really matters. Join us!
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