Job Summary: Under the direction of leadership, performs all duties necessary to provide for the efficient daily operation of the pharmacy, providing quality products and services to infusion therapy patients.
Scope of Responsibilities: Responsible for the implementation and adherence to AristaCare policies as it relates to the provision of the highest quality health care service to our patients.
Responsible for AristaCare pharmacy operations and profitability, including Budget and P/L responsibilities.
Oversight of pharmacy operations decision making and accountable for decisions affecting patients
Responsible for oversight of prescription fulfillment process
Ensures compliance with federal, state, and local laws and regulations, policies and procedures and accrediting body standards.
Interprets and evaluates all physician's medication orders to assure therapeutic appropriateness, cost effectiveness, accuracy, and completeness.
Accurately maintains all legally required records.
Directly supervises pharmacy support personnel and/or interns in the appropriate mixing, packaging, and labeling of pharmaceuticals.
Proficient CPR+ software usage
Assists in training and orientation of new employees.
Provides technical and clinical information and communicates results of monitoring activities to patients, nurses and physicians as required regarding the contents, utilization, therapeutic actions, possible adverse reactions, or interactions of drugs.
Initiates, reviews, and updates all AristaCare required documentation per Policy and Procedure (P&P).
Follows established procedures for DME and supply procurement and maintains appropriate inventory levels and preferred product selection of drugs, solutions, and supplies.
Accurately compounds IV admixtures, utilizing appropriate technique, performing checks and double checks, per P&P.
Adheres to stability and compatibility guidelines and quality control procedures.
Maintains procedures for appropriate security of all legend items, including controlled substances.
Performs accurate computer order-entry, labeling and dispensing.
Participates with nurses and physicians in all clinical activities as required, including start of care prospective review of medical and drug histories, pharmacokinetic dosing, dosage monitoring for compromised patients, reviewing laboratory test results, attending patient care conferences, develop and update patient specific plan of care, patient discharge consultation.
Participates in the referral acceptance/denial process and product, device, and supply selection.
Participates in on-call rotations.
Participates in Performance Improvement activities, educational programs, and departmental/branch meetings.
Drives the Primary Case Management Model (PCMM) in daily interactions through the delegation of non-cognitive activities such as (but not limited to) medication packing to support personnel, ordering only clinically necessary and cost-effective labs and facilitation of positive patient outcomes with patients, nursing agencies, and other healthcare providers.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Serves as Process Owner as assigned.
Serves as compliance officer as assigned.
Responsible for completing all mandatory and regulatory training programs.
Bachelor's Degree (BS) in Pharmacy or a Pharm.D. from an accredited college or university.
Require previous leadership experience or role.
Prefer at least one year of experience in an IV alternate site environment or equivalent work experience.
Current license for state of practice. Additional state licensures may be required.
Current CPR certification if involved with direct patient contact.
Valid driver's license and appropriate automobile insurance coverage per AristaCare's policy.
Special Conditions of Employment:
Initial and continuous exclusion and sanction/disciplinary monitoring
Any and all additional eligibility requirements based on the specific position
HIPPA Privacy Course
HIPPA Security Course
Job Skill Requirements:
Ability to read, analyze, interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, patients, nurses, and physicians.
Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, percent and to draw and interpret graphs. Should have the ability to solve word problems and algebraic equations. Must be able to make accurate pharmaceutical calculations.
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form. Computer ability (word processing, data base and spreadsheet programs, etc.)
Management Skills Required:
Customer Service: Must provide timely and accurate responses to all business associates and customers
Planning: Must develop effective plans, objectives and goals that achieve desired results in a timely manner
Organization: Must organize work in a systematic way, establish clear lines of responsibility, and delegate effectively
Communication: Must write and speak clearly and effectively at all levels, listen and be attentive to others
Decision Making: Analyze data and make and/or implement effective decisions in a timely manner
Technology: Must use technology to its fullest potential to achieve department and corporate goals
Leadership Skills Required:
Leadership: Gains acceptance of ideas and accomplishes goals through subordinates, peers, and teams
Personnel Development: Selects, trains, coaches, and develops associates and teams for peak performance
Teamwork: Must strengthen team performance by sharing information, establishing guidelines, and celebrating success
Empowerment: Demonstrates positive and active ownership of one's responsibilities and fosters the same in others
Employee Relations: Provides and solicits constructive feedback, evaluates performance, and takes corrective action
Intuitive/Open minded: Must be able to see opportunities, develop and implement creative solutions to complex problems
Achievement Drive/Commitment: Driven to achieve goals, objectives, and results. Fosters a culture of continuous improvement
Positive/Supportive: Inspires and shows faith in others, builds a positive and supportive work environment
Flexibility: Ability to adapt to changing business needs. To balance multiple priorities and deliver under pressure