Deliver Expert Advice
Alongside physicians, clinicians, and patients, you'll work as a respected and vital member of our care delivery team. Providing information and recommending treatment programs that support our proactive philosophy, you'll approach health from a holistic perspective that includes alternative therapies and lifestyle changes in addition to the latest medications.
Pharmacy Operations Manager IILocation: McDonough, GA Additional Locations:
Job Number: 805523 Date posted: 07/01/2019
- Responsible for pharmacy operations with direct reports consisting of staff pharmacists and support personnel.
- Directs, coaches, and mentors pharmacy personnel; sets goals and objectives for staff consistent with the department and regional objectives; provides feedback and follow-up.
- Directs personnel in planning, developing, implementing, coordinating and supervising the services and functions provided by pharmacy including legal and regulatory requirements.
- Performs necessary audits to ensure compliance with operating, cash control and patient safety policies.
- Develops implements and manages systems and processes to ensure patient safety and accurate dispensing practices.
- Manages OTC drug sales to increase revenue opportunities.
- Creates an environment supportive of staff retention with a focus on staff contributions, influence and stress reduction.
- Develops and assures implementation of departmental initiatives consistent with regional goals and objectives.
- Supervises assigned staff to include interviewing, hiring, training, evaluating, coaching and corrective action in conformance with EEO/AA goals and personnel policies.
- Ensures the delivery of pharmaceutical care for our members including prospective, concurrent and retrospective drug utilization review; screening for drug allergies, interactions and duplications; physician follow-up if appropriate; and interactive patient counseling.
- Ensures all pharmacists strive to enforce our formulary; interact and consult with physicians and associate providers when necessary to improve quality of care and/or increase value; educate physicians and providers regarding cost effective therapy and drug utilization goals (e.g. target drug programs).
- Performs general pharmacist duties including compounding and dispensing drugs and medicines, reviewing prescriptions to identify overdoses and potentially toxic compounds, bottling and packaging prepared compounds, and maintaining records of drugs, poisons and controlled substances.
- Schedules and assigns work for pharmacy personnel according to work load demands and availability of personnel. Approves leave requests and time sheets.
- Maintains policies and procedures related to pharmacy including professional practice standards (related to preparation and dispensing functions) and standards regarding the maintenance of appropriate levels of pharmaceutical supplies.
- Responsible for ensuring effective operation of pharmacy including member satisfaction levels, professional performance and administrative functions.
- Participates in patient education programs as appropriate.
- Assists in evaluating and planning current and projected budgetary needs for pharmacy staffing, supplies, equipment and capital.
- Maintains efficient inventory control, inventory turns and purchasing practices in accordance with national contracts and directives. Oversees daily ordering of pharmaceuticals and other supplies.
- Serves as liaison with other departments, clinical personnel and physicians. Coordinates with medical center leadership in the development of procedures relating to provision of pharmacy services within the medical center.
- This job description is not all encompassing.
- Minimum two (2) years of pharmacy experience required.
- Graduate school or college of pharmacy accredited by the American Council of Pharmaceutical Education required.
License, Certification, Registration
- Current license in the state of Georgia required.
- Knowledge of formulary systems, inventory control systems, cash control and budgetary procedures for a high volume pharmacy.
- Demonstrated effective communications skills and the ability to deal pleasantly and effectively with medical staff and patients.
- Ability to lift and carry a minimum of fifteen (15) pounds.
External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.
About Pharmacy Careers
Whether you're a resident, technician, or specialist, you'll find a wide array of clinical services in our progressive practice environment. In addition to outpatient, inpatient/hospital, and ambulatory care/clinical opportunities, we maintain specialized pharmacy services, automated refill pharmacies, regional call centers, drug information services, and pharmacy analytical services. In fact, our mail-order pharmacy was ranked highest in customer satisfaction by a J.D. Power U.S. Pharmacy Study.
Our pharmacists also have access to a wealth of information and integrated technologies, meaning you have the information you need at your fingertips, enabling you to make the right decisions, expedite patient care, and actively participate in your patients' health.
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Apr 17, 2019
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I’ve waited to get in to Kaiser for so long and now that I’m in, I’d never let go. I love people that i work with (although just like any other jobs, it has it’s highs and lows), i love my patients, pay is great and benefits are awesome!! Definitely 1 of the highest paying hospitals in the region.Full Review
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