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Pharmacy- Clinical Practice Manager

Job ID 14766637


•Responsible for directing, reviewing, and assessing pharmacotherapy using established policies and procedures. Responsible for directing and optimizing drug therapy by identification, resolution, and prevention of drug related problems and improving therapeutic outcomes.
•Serves as the Vice-Chair for the Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee: prepares and delivers monthly meeting agenda; disseminates information to appropriate committee members, non-members and other committees, as appropriate; and responsible for all committee business follow-up.
• Provides leadership and guidance to the pharmacy staff. Participates in determining the long-range goals for the department and related policies and procedures.
•Responsible for pharmacoeconomics interventions that help reduce cost while maximizing therapeutic outcomes.
•Responsible for all clinically-related Information-System activities.
•Supervises, directs and assists the daily clinical activities of the Pharmacy Staff without appreciable supervision.
•Serves as a resource person regarding pharmacy policies and clinical activities to pharmacists, physicians, and nurses. Includes rotating on-call responsibility.
•Actively participates in preparing and presenting material for the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee and other committee and group assignments. Serves as Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee Vice-Chair.
•Responsible for pharmacist’s clinical development.
•Directs the development and performance of drug use educational materials and other drug information tools and monitoring initiatives.
•Directs the medication management initiative of clinical pharmacy activities. Also supervises the pharmacists’ clinical role as members of Care Improvement Teams.
•Works with physicians on developing pharmacy’s role in specific coverage areas.
•Assists in the recruitment and hiring of Pharmacy staff.
•Performs staffing duties as required.
•Supervises, attends, participates in, and conducts continuing education programs and conferences. Also, conducts staff meetings for pharmacy personnel.
•Participates in development and carrying out of Pharmacy policy and procedures.
•Supervises the training of pharmacy students.
•Supervisory responsibility for training of professional staff.
•Maintains pharmaceutical expertise through membership and participation in professional organizations and societies.
•Compiles clinical pharmacy service productivity reports as needed for inclusion in department budget statistics.
•Evaluates new medical products and makes appropriate recommendations for acquisition and use.
•Other duties as assigned.

Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital is a 171- bed non-profit, community teaching hospital located in Jamaica Plain directly across the street from the Arnold Arboretum. Founded in 1900, Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital has a long history of meeting the health care needs of our patients by offering comprehensive care in a wide variety of specialties. At Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital, our world revolves around our patients and their families, which is why we’ve been nationally recognized for our best practices in patient care, safety measures and surgical outcomes. If you’re looking for more than a career, join Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital. Our patients call it better care. Our employees call it home.


•Adheres to all C.A.R.E. Standards.
•Must be able to understand and clearly communicate with all areas of health care personnel.
•Must understand the basic operations of the Pharmacy Department, including processing prescriber medication orders, the operations of the Omnicell. cabinets, and software, MediTech Epic, the repackaging (pre-packing) machine, and any other technology the pharmacy employs in its operations.
•Must have excellent verbal, written, and quantitative skills. Displays a comprehensive knowledge of department operations. Shows knowledge of the pharmacology of drugs, the legal aspects of dispensing, and the pharmacoeconomics of drug therapy.
•Demonstrates interpersonal skills to educate and supervise staff and works collaboratively as a member of a multidisciplinary patient care team. This is normally acquired after three to five years of related hospital experience in a progressive, large, health care organization and through self-directed education.
•Can work accurately and make decisions under stress and with time constraints. Must pay attention to detail 100% of the time. Failure to make the correct decision or failure to meet objectives would normally have a serious effect of the patient and would exert a negative effect on the general objectives and long-range goals of the department.
•Must be able to appropriately confront issues and solve problems. Decision-making must be constantly good with limited external support. Outcomes of these decisions must have satisfactory results.
•Must display appropriate knowledge of the principles of growth and development of the neonate, adolescent, adult, and geriatric patient. In addition, must possess the ability to assess patient specific data concerning age-specific needs and provide appropriate care at all times.
•Must be able to plan and coordinate the clinical activities of pharmacy staff.
•Must have comprehensive knowledge of pharmacotherapy.
•Must have a Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degree from an accredited college of pharmacy and be licensed to practice in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
•Other advanced degree (Master of Science or MBA) is desired with at least five years experience, with at least two years at a major teaching hospital.
•A hospital residency, approved by ASHP.
•Board Certification in Pharmacotherapy highly-preferred.
•Current Registration as a Pharmacist in the State of Massachusetts and has no disciplinary action taken.
•Achieves mandatory annual continuing education credits.
•At least five years experience desired, with at least two years at a major teaching hospital.

EEO Statement

Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to an employee’s protected status, such as age, race, sex, color, ancestry, religion, national origin, physical or mental disability, veteran status, citizenship, gender identity or expression or sexual orientation.

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