Manager, Drug Use Policy

NEW HAVEN, CT
Feb 13, 2020

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Job Description

Overview

To be part of our organization, every employee should understand and share in the YNHHS Vision, support our Mission, and live our Values. These values - integrity, patient-centered, respect, accountability, and compassion - must guide what we do, as individuals and professionals, every day.

Coordinate and organize activities related to efficient, cost-effective, and safe of drug use across the Yale New Haven Health System. Will be responsible for overseeing Health System level medication management efforts (e.g.medication utilization evaluations, drug shortage management, financial reporting and score carding) and medication formulary and policy integration. Interface with Nursing, Medical, ITS and Pharmacy Leadership across YNHHS regarding issues of drug utilization

EEO/AA/Disability/Veteran

Responsibilities

  • 1. Proactively identifies and participates in departmental projects. Coordinates system-wide programs/initiatives to ensure effective and cost-efficient formulary management. Collaborates on the identification and planning of staff development programs, in-service education, and competency assessment of staff Serves on assigned committees providing a pharmacy perspective on all pertinent agenda items. Actively participate in budget planning and monitoring process. Able to identify and explain budget variances as needed.
  • 2. Improve patient outcomes by identifying opportunities to improve clinical quality of medication use through appropriate prescribing and monitoring that minimizes/mitigates patient risk and/or enhances ability to meet quality outcomes/core measures.
  • 3. Oversees the proactive analysis of medication product selections, including the clinical review of all new medication entities, the development of formulary recommendations, and assists with the analysis of new clinical programs. Provides process expertise and collaboration with other clinicians in the development of medication and disease state-based treatment guidelines that support and drive clinical practice.
  • 4. Provides specific key leadership role on the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee, Formulary Integration Committee (FIC) and System Subcommittees. Works collaboratively with all disciplines to carryout P&T and FIC actions
  • 5. Acts as a clinical/therapeutic resource to all pharmacy, medical and nursing staffs.
  • 6. Has a thorough knowledge of the department distributive operations in order to respond to specific inquiries from nurses or physicians regarding such.
  • 7. Provides guidance to pharmacy staff to resolve/evaluate complex drug therapies while making the interaction a learning experience for the staff
  • 8. Provides daily leadership and operational direction to staff . Serves as a role model for all assigned staffs project progress/completion in a timely fashion. Establish a process/plan for development of leadership positions and increased staff engagement that improves communications, builds teamwork, and optimizes job functions to maximize efficiency. Is responsible for complying with all health system and departmental policies and procedures. Administers human resources policies and procedures in accordance with health system and departmental policy.
  • 9. Effectively communicates with all medical-surgical staffs and all allied health professionals, including verbal one-to-one and written communications (e.g., letters, memos or newsletters) as required. Prepares effective presentations geared to the intended audience
  • 10. Participates in special projects as assigned or as needed by the Department

Qualifications

EDUCATION


Graduate of an accredited College of Pharmacy. Completion of a PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency required. Advanced degree (e.g. M.S., M.H.A., M.B.A) and/or completion of PGY-2 Pharmacy Administration Residency from a program accredited by the American Society of Health -System Pharmacists is strongly preferred.


EXPERIENCE


Overall minimum of five to seven (5-7) years' experience as a clinical pharmacist practicing in a hospital setting .Three to five (3-5) years' experience as a clinical coordinator/manager in a health system with strong working knowledge in drug utilization review and data analysis. Direction and oversight for Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committees, Formulary Management, Cost Containment, and Quality Improvement Project Management with demonstrated delivery of outcomes is required. Excellent written and verbal presentation skills are required.


LICENSURE


CT Pharmacist Licensure eligible


SPECIAL SKILLS


Excellent project management and problem solving skills are required. Strong interpersonal skill and the ability to coordinate work between diverse groups are essential. Knowledge of State and Federal regulatory requirements related to the medication management, and automation technologies pertinent to medication use is required.


PHYSICAL DEMAND


Some travel throughout Ct is required, mainly New Haven to Bridgeport and Greenwich.


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Job Info

Job: 16805

Department: System Pharmacy
Category: PHARMACY
Sub Category: 1ST LEVEL MGR (MGR/SUP)
Status: Full Time Benefits Eligible
Shift: D
Hours: 40

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