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Mary Greeley Medical Center Pharmacy Residency Program Director in Ames, Iowa

  • Position Summary

  • Ensures all actions taken, while carrying out responsibilities, support patient centered care. Prepares, dispenses, and monitors prescribed medication therapy and other pharmaceuticals for patient care according to current professional standards and practices. Monitors and evaluates drug usage and other related work as required. Responsible for coordinating student pharmacy resident education and development within MGMC. Ensures all actions taken, while carrying out responsibilities, support patient centered care. Prepares, dispenses, and monitors prescribed medication therapy and other pharmaceuticals for patient care according to current professional standards and practices. Monitors and evaluates drug usage and other related work as required.

  • Position Responsibilities

  • Unit Specific Position Responsibilities

  • Assures availability of drug supplies through routine materials management or emergency procurement.

  • Adheres to and promotes departmental policies, procedures, objectives, quality assurance, safety, environmental and infection control procedures.

  • Oversees and/or performs the maintenance of all records, ordering, receiving and stocking of narcotics and controlled substances within the hospital.

  • Assists in coordinating materials management, drug formulary management and writing departmental policies and procedures.

  • Insures proper storage and rotation of pharmaceutical inventory and supplies.

  • Support and participate in group purchasing, especially with HEC and Premier.

  • Demonstrates the ability to organize the work day to optimize output by using sound time management techniques.

  • Identifies cost savings within the confines of the pharmacy department and looks for different and/or better ways to purchase pharmaceuticals or supplies.

  • Exhibits and promotes a cooperative team spirit.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

  • Awareness of CMS standards related to Medication management and pharmaceutical services.

  • Helps to assure departmental compliance with regulatory agencies.

  • Dispenses medications daily consistent in accuracy with regards to patient, quantity, labeling and product by physician order.

  • Integrates knowledge and experience to optimize drug efficacy, to decrease or avoid drug toxicity or adverse drug reactions and to decrease drug therapy costs.

  • Functions as a medication information service. Information on all medications is available to physicians, nurses and other members of the health care team of the Medical Center and other organizations in the service area. Individual therapy questions are researched with oral or written replies.

  • Provides drug usage evaluation services and educational information to assure safe, effective and efficient use of medications used in the Medical Center. This would include Quality Management activities, pharmacokinetic dosing services and drug use consultations.

  • Supervises and/or prepares all sterile IV admixtures including, but not limited to large volume parenterals, hyperalimenation, chemotherapy, epidurals, small volume parenterals, irrigation solutions and ophthalmic preparations.

  • Analyzes, interprets and prepares quality assurance reports in assigned areas.

  • Enhances professional growth and development through participation in educational programs, current literature, workshops, in service meetings and journal clubs. Innovates and assists implementation of progressive pharmacy practices.

  • Outpatient dispensing is performed to provide continuity of care to patients seen in ER and those being discharged from acute care.

  • Assists in orienting and training of pharmacy technicians, pharmacist interns and nursing staff.

  • Checks all drug storage areas periodically for proper drug storage conditions, labeling, expiration dating and usage to assure availability of safe, usable medications.

  • Oversees technical personnel to coordinate efforts for efficiency and safety and to maintain communication with director regarding same.

  • Serves as liaison through frequent interfacing with Colleges of Pharmacy in/around Iowa.

  • Student pharmacist education and professional development.

  • IPPE and APPE onboarding and training coordination.

  • Ensure a consistent and quality experience for both preceptor and APPE student.

  • Pharmacy resident training and professional development.

  • Pharmacy resident onboarding and training.

  • Application and obtaining of ASHP accreditation.

  • Compliance with ASHP accreditation standards by residency program.

  • Preceptor development programming and documentation.

  • Compliance with most current ASHP accreditation standards by all residency programs.

  • Major residency project completion.

  • Collaborate with Pharmacy Director to identify major projects and assist with proposal development and completion, including presentation and publication.

  • Identify potential publication avenues and resources for pharmacy resident project.

  • Accountability for ensuring resident projects are published.

  • Quality and productive presence at all major resident meetings.

  • IPA Annual Resident’s Meeting.

  • ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting.

  • IPA Annual Meeting.

  • PGY1 Pharmacy Residency candidate application, interview, and selection process.

  • MGMC relevant recruitment and program information.

  • Pharmacy Residency candidate database update coordination.

  • Onside interview involvement with relevant staff/leadership.

  • Pharmacist education and professional development.

  • New pharmacist onboarding and training.

  • Pharmacist continuing professional development (CPD) programs.

  • New pharmacist training and development programs designed to advance and strengthen pharmacy practice at MGMC.

  • Patient care services, providing drug information to health care providers, and coordination of distribution systems as described in the Clinical Pharmacy position description.

  • Staff 20% as an inpatient clinical pharmacist.

  • Training, education and community service.

  • Provide direct supervision of pharmacy residents and PharmD students on residency/clerkship rotations.

  • Provide direct supervision of pharmacy technician, intern and student daily activities.

  • Assist with education, training and development of these individuals.

  • Provide community service presentations, drug information and disease prevention programs to consumer and patient groups.

  • Qualifications, Knowledge & Experience

  • Required Qualifications (Including any licensure, certification, education):

  • Graduation from a College of Pharmacy with a B.S. in Pharmacy or a PharmD.

  • Registration with the Iowa Board of Pharmacy as a Pharmacist with a current State of Iowa license.

  • Mandatory Reporter training within 90 days of hire and must maintain throughout employment.

  • Preferred Qualifications:

  • One year of institutional experience (hospital or integrated health system) and previous coordinator or supervisor experience.

  • Completion of an ASHP Accredited Residency training program.

  • Required Knowledge, Skills & Experience:

  • Ability to effectively manage multiple projects and responsibilities.

  • Ability to hold others accountable to stated deadlines.

  • Ability to utilize creativity in developing projects and programs for different learning and communication styles.

  • Effective communication skills.

  • Ability to regularly document and report meaningful data, as a method to quality assurance and continual improvement.

  • Ability to transfer learned principles and ideas from relevant literature and outside programs to current and / or future internal programs.

  • Ability to coach and motivate others into accomplishing a task.

  • Ability to provide effective feedback.

  • Ability to learn computer and application skills as applicable to role.

  • Ability to build rapport with others.

  • Attention to detail.

  • Ability to write detailed policies and procedures to meet regulatory requirements.

  • Clinical skills to maintain an advanced clinical practiced.

  • Preferred Knowledge, Skills & Experience:

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