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Director of Pharmacy - Lewiston, ID

Lewiston, ID 83501, USA

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About the Role

About the Position

Level: Senior
Reports to: Chief Nursing Officer
Travel Required: Not Required
Vacancies: 1
Salary: $125,000 - $167,000
Signing Bonus: Yes, as per the employer’s discretion
Bonus: Yes, as per the employer’s discretion
No visa sponsorship supported

About the company
Hospital -Medical Center

Must Have
-Must be a graduate of an accredited College of Pharmacy
-Licensed or eligible for licensure in the State of Idaho
-Basic Life Support (BLS)
-Minimum of five (5) years of hospital pharmacy experience, three (3) years minimum of which are director-level experience
-A minimum of five (5) years of hospital pharmacy experience preferred
-Minimum of three (3) years of supervisory or management experience

Job Description
$20,000 Sign-on Bonus & Relocation Assistance Available

The Medical Center recognizes that our patients deserve qualified, committed, and competent healthcare professionals. And we know that our healthcare professionals deserve a safe work environment, supportive and visible leaders, and opportunities to grow and develop in their chosen disciplines. The heart of our Medical Center is in its people, which makes our hospital a family that only the best are invited to join. If you think your skills and compassion fit our vision for healthcare, we invite you to apply today.

Primary Duties

-Coordinate services of the Pharmacy through open and active communication with the medical staff, nursing staff and other hospital staff via individual contact as well as active participation on the following committees: Pharmacy and Therapeutics, Antimicrobial Stewardship, Opiate Stewardship, and Medication Safety. You will fulfill these responsibilities through personal actions, proper delegation to competent individuals on staff, and collaborative efforts with other healthcare professionals.
-Review, revise, monitor and institute policies and procedures as needed to maintain and improve the delivery of pharmaceutical care.
-Prepare an annual budget, project budget increases secondary to new therapeutic agents, and monitor the department’s operations so that the department may stay within budgetary guidelines.
-Administer personnel functions within the department such as performance evaluations/salary actions, counselling/disciplinary action as required, staffing schedules, and staff development.
-Assure that proper records and documentation are maintained as required by law and hospital policy, as represented by the following: Narcotic control, tax-free alcohol documents, purchasing and receiving documents, quality assurance documents, and JCAHO documents.
-Assist with the distributive and clinical functions within the department
-Responsible to coordinate and adhere to inventory management and supply chain initiatives in collaboration with Material Management.

Minimum Requirements

-Must be a graduate of an accredited College of Pharmacy
-Licensed or eligible for licensure in the State of Idaho
-Current BLS
-Minimum of five (5) years of hospital pharmacy experience, three (3) years minimum of which are director-level experience

Work Conditions/Hours
Normal hours are 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday-Friday.
However, schedules may vary in accordance with business necessities.
Normal office working conditions.

Scion Health considers a consistently positive, cooperative, self-motivated, courteous, and professional attitude to be an essential function of every position. While different positions have different primary areas of responsibility, everyone needs to work as a team, and we expect all employees to roll up their sleeves and pitch in as necessary to get the job done.

Employees must be able to relate to other people beyond giving and receiving instructions: (a) can get along with co-workers or peers without exhibiting behavioural extremes, (b) perform work activities requiring negotiating, instructing, supervising, persuading, or speaking with others; and (c) respond appropriately to constructive feedback from a supervisor.

While this job description is intended to accurately reflect the job's requirements, management reserves the right to add or remove duties from particular jobs when circumstances (e.g., emergencies, changes in workload, rush jobs or technological developments) dictate.

Additional Information:
Designation: Level 3 Trauma – Level 2 Nursery – Level 2 Stroke Center
Number of Licensed Beds: 143
Age Ranges: Pediatric to Adult
Support Structure:
a. # of direct reports - 19
b. Direct reports titles - Pharmacist, Oncology Pharmacy Manager, Pharmacy Technicians
Shift / Weekend Rotation: M-F, exempt position, weekends off
Department Volumes: 60-80k doses/month

Department Goals & Objectives:
-Short Tem Vision: continue to improve on communication to provide a transparent working environment where people feel appreciated and empowered to do the best work possible
-Long Tem Vision: direct a pharmacy comprised of high-performing individuals who are empowered to provide the best pharmaceutical care possible for the patients our hospital serves

Current System(s): Medi-tech, Microsoft Office Suite, Mosaic, ePARS, PMP, PolicySTAT, Omnicell
Mandatory / Must Have Criteria:
-Motivated and not afraid of work and larger projects
-Strong operational and clinical background
-Collaborative with staff members as many have been delegated duties and are excited about their opportunities
-Not afraid to drive accountability across a department
-Strong business background
-Takes initiative to learn independently

Opportunities the New Hire Will Get to Work on, i.e., build, expansion, projects, etc.:
-Build Med Rec Tech Position,
-Delegate and work closely with a cross-trained and motivated staff who want a team environment
-Complete build of outpatient Pharmacy Diabetes Program already in the works
-Rebuild a Pharmacy Module within an EHR
-Develop quality policies and procedures
-Implement best practice standards across several operational areas within the pharmacy
-Change remote pharmacy service provider and implement a plan of succession from Medi-star to Pipeline

Any Major Issues or Challenges in the Department: None
Any Challenges in Filling this Role: Rural area; limited shopping availability & current housing market
Comp details, i.e., incentive bonus, relocation etc.:

Eligible for Director Bonus Program
-Sign-on Bonus of $20,000
-Relocation is negotiable based on location

Dental, Life Insurance, Medical, Vision, Retirement, Paid time off

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, colour, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. We wish to thank all applicants for their interest but advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted


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