The Surgery Service and Operating Room (OR) Pharmacy Program Manager is responsible for all aspects of pharmacy care including clinical and operational duties in the operating room satellite pharmacy. The program manager is also responsible for planning, directing, coordinating, and supervising the comprehensive pharmaceutical services within the critical and surgical care pharmacist teams. Primarily provides direct patient care services within the OR pharmacy service. Major Duties: Inpatient Clinical Pharmacy Program: The incumbent will provide clinical pharmacy services, support pharmacoeconomic activities, and is responsible for assessing, monitoring, managing, and documenting medication therapy for assigned patients. Activities include: Works as a clinical pharmacy specialist within the operating room (OR) satellite pharmacy and as a proactive core member of the surgery, OR, and anesthesia interdisciplinary teams. Participates in a patient-focused, team-based multi-disciplinary model of patient centered care to promote positive patient outcomes and solve problems through direct and indirect interaction with patients and providers. This includes assessing and interpreting data about the patient's status, the ability to identify age-specific needs, and provides appropriate care based upon the age-related factors noted. Documents patient care and clinical activities and interventions in the medical record and in other documentation systems as appropriate. Provides clinical care in anticoagulation, pharmacokinetics, antimicrobial stewardship, and other areas as assigned under a Scope of Practice. Inpatient Pharmacy Operational Services: The incumbent will be involved in the independent professional practice of pharmacy in accordance with the guidelines set forth in pharmacy service policies and procedures, VA Regulations, and federal laws governing the practice of pharmacy. The incumbent will work in conjunction with other pharmacy staff and other health care professionals to form an organized team approach to the delivery of pharmaceutical care. Activities include: Oversees general operations of the operating room satellite pharmacy. Collaborates with the Sterile Compounding Pharmacy Program Manger to insure preparation of sterile IV products within the operating room satellite pharmacy meets USP Chapter 797 requirements for the preparation of sterile IV products. Insures the accurate and timely dispensing of medications and solutions from the operating room satellite pharmacy. Supervision of pharmacy technicians, if assigned to the area, is expected. Participates in inpatient work groups to develop and optimize processes to ensure the most efficient, safe, effective, educational, patient-centered, and team-focused inpatient pharmacy practice. Education: Assists in the training of pharmacy employees, pharmacy residents and Pharm.D. students as assigned to the practice area in coordination with the Clinical or Education Program manager. Assists in developing appropriate rotations and learning opportunities for pharmacists, pharmacy residents and/or pharmacy students. Precepts trainees in advanced clinical pharmacy practice areas. These learning experiences will be documented and evaluated appropriately and timely. Collaborates with others in the pharmacy department regarding pharmacy training and development, to promote the learning experience and improve the performance of pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, pharmacy residents and students. Pharmacy Program Management and Supervisory Functions Responsible for developing, organizing, coordinating and managing pharmacist services with a focus on critical care, surgical care, and preop/postop recovery room inpatient pharmacy services. This includes the ability to solve problems, coordinate and organize responsibilities to maximize outcomes in their program area. It also includes establishing program goals and the development or adjustment of operational plans and procedures to achieve them. Develops proposals and negotiate in good faith, abiding by the Master agreement and memoranda of understanding. Consults Labor Relations personnel for assistance in interpretation of contract issues Oversees the orientation, training, and ongoing performance of supervised employees and trainees with the surgery and critical care inpatient team, to ensure acceptable quality and quantity of work in primary area(s) of responsibility. This includes sharing responsibility for initiating Scopes of Practice credentialing process and Scope of Practice monitoring and clinical oversite. Assists in interviewing candidates for appointment or promotion according to federal laws and VA policies including EEO requirements. Continues to actively support the applications of EEO and ensures that each employee in section is aware of EEO policies. Develops performance standards, plans, and measures for surgery & critical care employees that are realistic, challenging and relate to department and organization goals. Evaluates employee performance, counsels or disciplines employees, and recommends employees for awards. Work Schedule: Full Time, Weekdays Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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