This position contributes to the fulfillment of Thayer County Health Services’ vision and mission by providing prescribed medications, drugs, and other pharmaceuticals according to professional standards and practices.
SHIFT: Days; Full Time; Exempt SUPERVISION: Reports to COO.
Plans, organizes and supervises activities within pharmacy services in accordance with facility, governmental and other regulatory standards.
Develops departmental goals and objectives in consultation with administration.
Establishes and implements departmental policies and procedures.
Monitors and informs staff of new drug regulations.
Establishes billing and pricing procedures for the pharmacy operations subject to the approval of Administration and ensures that medication is controlled throughout the facility.
Oversees the 340B program to ensure compliance with applicable requirements.
Manages the selection and training/orientation of departmental personnel. Evaluates performance and recommendations merit increases, promotions, and disciplinary actions.
Acts as educational resources and consults with medical staff as required and works to advance the practices of clinical pharmacy.
Implements decisions of the Medical Staff Committee, and works with the Medical Staff to establish a formulary system, including evaluation for additions and deletions.
Prepares and dispenses medication orders for patients. Evaluating patient profiles and comprehensive drug data file to evaluate orders for any incompatibilities.
Establishes procedures for dispensing all medications in accordance with existing state and federal laws. Ensures that records are maintained in accordance with these laws. Ensures correct compounding of special formulas. Checks all prescriptions for completeness.
Establishes drug control procedures and methods of storage of medication, equipment and supplies. Orders and restocks drugs for dispensing, including soliciting bid prices and establishing pricing structure for pharmaceuticals.
Controls narcotic, barbiturate and DEA drugs by establishing proper records for receipt, issuance and use.
Supervises the IV additive program, guaranteeing an aseptic environment for preparation.
Makes daily rounds with the medical staff to provide professional drug information and assistance, and consults with patients to determine medication compatibility. Instructs on effects and warns of potential side effects.
Responsible for reports and recommendations regarding the pharmacy department requested by administration. Maintains written policies and procedures for the pharmacy department.
Provides specialized pharmaceutical services to improve drug usage and therapeutic outcomes including, but not limited to, advising physicians on issues concerning drug therapy, the inherent toxicity of drugs and their side effects, as well as assisting in the prescription of the appropriate doses and ensuring that adequate quantities of drugs and supplies are ordered and maintained.
Is responsible for the preparation and dispensing of all medications within the facilities, overseeing non-pharmacist personnel involved in the medication use process and ensuring that all prescription and medication orders are accurate, complete, and appropriate for the individual patient and in compliance with all state and federal legal requirements.
Maintains relationships with medical and nursing staff; providing timely information pertaining to pharmaceuticals, therapeutic options, drug usage and compatibility, state and federal regulations regarding drug controls, and Nebraska Department of Health standards.
Conducts and evaluates medication use reviews as needed, assessing patient compliance and outcomes; and suggests modifications so as to achieve desired outcomes; instructs patients in the proper use of prescribed drugs and makes patient care rounds with physicians to evaluate patient progress as needed.
Individualizes medication regimens using sound principles, accounting for pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetic variations in drug absorption, distribution, metabolism, and elimination with responsibility for establishing and continually improving the delivery of pharmaceutical care to patients within areas of direct responsibility and assisting others in the department with the same.
Ensures that medicinal products are stored appropriately and securely to ensure inventory is maintained in accordance with state and federal requirements.
Responds to medication related queries from within the hospital, other hospitals and the general public.
Maintains strict standards of confidentiality, complying with but not limited to HIPPA recommendations and regulations.
Keeps up to date with, and contributes to changing drug knowledge and healthcare developments in collaboration with medical staff and other colleagues.
Writes guidelines for drug use within the hospital and long-term care facilities, preparing drug and therapeutic bulletins and implementing necessary regulations and related hospital/departmental policies and procedures.
Provide information related to budgets and drug expenditures. Processes all cash and credit transactions as required, giving patients proper receipts and related information.
Attends required meetings and participates in facility and community committees as requested.
Mentors healthcare professionals in training including, but not limited to, pharmacy, medical, and nursing students; activities should include both practical and didactic experiences.
Provides monthly consulting to our contracted LTC facilities.
Performs other duties as needed by facility.
Pharmacy degree from an American Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) accredited school of pharmacy and licensed through the successful passage of a licensure exam in accordance with National Association of Boards of Pharmacy. PharmD preferred.
Possession of a State of Nebraska Pharmacist License in good standing.
Three years of health care management experience preferred
Three years of experience as a pharmacist preferred.
Must have good communication skills; both written and verbal.
Thayer County Health Services is committed to being the provider of choice for the health and wellness needs of the citizens of Thayer County and our neighboring communities in Nebraska and Kansas. The Mission of Thayer County Health Services (our reason for existence – what we do and for whom) Together with the citizens of Thayer County, we shall work to improve the health of our region by provid...ing high quality, compassionate health care close to home. The Vision of Thayer County Health Services (what we strive to be – the overall direction toward our desired future) Through innovation, technology, sound business practices, and a caring, holistic approach, we will be the values-driven provider of choice for comprehensive community healthcare and wellness to all who seek our services. Our Values (those guiding principles by which we lead, follow, and carry out our mission) Concern…for the total well-being of everyone in our community and ourselves Compassion…from each of us toward those we serve Respect…for the dignity of each other and our patients Professionalism…in all that we do Teamwork…knowing that all of us are stronger than each of us Laughter…our work should be fun, we shouldn’t be afraid to laugh at ourselves and with our patients Stewardship…of the public resources with which we are entrusted