Exciting opportunity to assist in the continued development and growth of hospital pharmacy services in an expanding acute care hospital in Kearney, Nebraska. The qualified candidate will oversee the work of Clinical Pharmacists and certified pharmacy technicians including collaborating with medical staff and other heath care professionals on the development of pharmacological treatments and programs for the care of inpatients and outpatients.
Reviews prescriptions issued by physicians or other authorized prescribers to assure accuracy and determines formulas and ingredients needed.
Compounds medications using standard formulas and processes, such as weighing, measuring and mixing ingredients.
Monitors all posting onto the patient profiles in order that accuracy, drug allergies, drug interactions, duplicate therapy, rational drug therapy and incompatibilities may be realized and better patient care received.
Checks patient medications prior to delivery to patient care areas to be certain that the correct drug, dosage form, schedule and strength is being dispensed.
Performs all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/health care errors.
Prepares IV admixtures and extemporaneous parenteral products under aseptic conditions.
Assists Pharmacy Department personnel engaged in admixing, packaging and labeling pharmaceuticals.
Answers questions and provides information to physicians, nurses, patients and other healthcare professionals on the appropriate use of medications, drug interactions, side effects, dosage, storage, etc.
Assists in teaching programs (departmental, medical, nursing, community).
Endorses policies and procedures of the department and of the hospital.
Ensures the maintenance and proper operation of equipment and supplies in the work areas.
Maintains established procedures concerning quality control, security of controlled substances and disposal of hazardous waste.
Enters data into the computer system (Pharmacy Information System), such as patient, prescribed medications and cost, and maintains patient profiles and charge system.
Instructs students and other medical personnel on matters pertaining to the Pharmacy Department.
Reviews and monitors drug therapy that requires dosing adjustments as authorized by the physician.
Provides pharmaceutical care to all ages of patients from newborns to the elderly. Understands that there are dosage variations between newborn, pediatric, adult and geriatric patients, and knows where to find appropriate information.
Treats patients and their families with respect and dignity. Identifies and addresses psycho-social, cultural, ethnic and religious/spiritual needs of patients and their families.
Supervises at least one to two (1-2) members of the Pharmacy Department technician staff daily.
Must notify the Board within 30 days of employing a pharmacy technician and must provide a training program for each technician covering each of several prescribed topics
Demonstrates ability to read, analyze and interpret pharmacy-related journals.
Demonstrates ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies or members of the hospital staff.
Demonstrates ability to write articles for publication and ability to effectively present information to management, medical staff, hospital staff and public groups.
Demonstrates ability apply necessary advanced mathematical concepts, such as exponents and logarithms.
Demonstrates ability to apply mathematical operations to such tasks as dosage calculations, formulation of pharmaceutical preparations and data analysis.
Demonstrates ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions. Demonstrates ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions and deal with several abstract variables.
Supervisory Responsibilities: (as assigned but not limited to):
Manage all employees in the Pharmacy.
Responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of all personnel working in the pharmacy.
Carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws.
Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; evaluating performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
Assists the Chief Ancillary Officer on special assignments.
Resolves personnel concerns at the departmental level, utilizing the grievance process as required.
Maintains records pertinent to personnel and operation of the department. Prepares reports regarding medication management and pharmacy services, i.e., drug utilization, performance improvement, service data, outcome data, productivity, including long term capital budget and short-term operational budget.
Provides education to staff on performance improvement. Ability to plan and organize orientation and in-service training for department staff members, participates in guidance and educational programs.
Leads staff meetings, prepares agendas and staff meeting minutes.
Performs management activities including interviewing, hiring, evaluating, termination and departmental staffing and scheduling.
Shall notify the Board of Pharmacy any change in pharmacist personnel.
Assists the Chief Ancillary Officer with responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s mission, policy and any applicable laws.
Works with the Pharmacy Information System Coordinator – shares information across the facility to assist other departments with information system/EHR development
Compounded Sterile Preparations:
Assures the availability of adequate equipment to safely prepare compounded sterile preparations.
Ensures that pharmaceutical preparations are sterile, properly packaged, labeled and stored, and not outdated.
Certifies the skills of the compounding staff.
Maintains air quality check records.
Ensures compliance with USP , and . Must be knowledgeable in specialized functions including aseptic techniques and quality assurance
Develop all policies, procedures and training manuals as well as quality assurance program
responsible for a system for disposing of infectious or hazardous pharmaceutical wastes
Doctorate of Pharmacy degree or Bachelor of Science degree or equivalent.
Graduated from an accredited School of Pharmacy.
Current Pharmacist certification or licensure in the State of Nebraska. And accepts responsibility for the operation of a pharmacy in conformance with all statutes and regulations pertinent to the practice of pharmacy. And is subject to all federal and state laws concerning the dispensing of medications
Education in all age groups ranging from newborn to the geriatric population obtained either in school education or subsequent training.
Able to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing.
Additional languages preferred.
Experience with Electronic Health Records and Automated Dispensing Cabinets in build or management for Pharmacy Systems, preferred
Recent experience in hospital pharmacy setting, minimum 2 years within the last 10 years, required.
Experience in pharmacy management, minimum 1 year, preferred.
Automated pharmacy systems, typewriters, IV Compounding Isolator or the willingness to learn.
BLS and ACLS certified within six (6) months of hire.
Internal Number: 302191106
About Kearney Regional Medical Center
Kearney Regional Medical Center is an acute care hospital located in Kearney, Nebraska. We are dedicated to improving the health of our patients by delivering expert medical care that is patient focused, community inspired, physician driven, and cost effective.
Our state of the art facility offers patients sophisticated diagnostic and therapeutic services covering the spectrum of medical and surgical specialties.
The staff at KRMC consists of talented and compassionate nurses, physicians, mid-level providers, clinical professionals, and support staff.