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Pharmacy Director
SMDH is currently seeking a Full Time Pharmacy Director.



Duties include

- Drug distribution:

Select, procure, prepare, dispense, and monitor the use of pharmaceuticals at the hospital

Assure the labeling and filling of all drugs and biologicals issued to hospital departments (or services from which medications are to be administered) are in compliance with existing regulations, as well as our established policies and procedures

When necessary, compounds sterile drug products safely and effectively in accordance with policy and procedure and governmental guidance

- Recordkeeping:

Complete adequate recordkeeping to insure documented compliance with outside licensing and review agencies, including controlled substance records

Maintain records of the transactions of the pharmacy as required by applicable law and as necessary to maintain adequate control and accountability of all drugs. This includes a system of controls and records for the requisitioning and dispensing of pharmacy supplies to other departments in the hospital

Assure records of the receipt and disposition of controlled substances, as well as maintenance of such records, are maintained so as to allow accurate reconciliation and are in accordance with State and Federal laws and those policies of Salem Memorial District Hospital

- Inventory Management:

Assist in the development and monitoring of adequate inventory control procedures

Maintain at adequate levels, the stock of antidotes, other emergency drugs, and routine medications according to the hospital formulary to meet the needs of the patients

Participate in the development of a listing and level of the stock of drugs in the emergency Drug Kits, Crash Carts, night cabinets, automated dispensing machines and other hospital areas

Inventory pharmacy stock periodically as required by hospital procedures

Assist the director in maintaining compliance with 340B policies and procedure

- Medication Order Management:

Develop and maintain a patient profile for each patient

Supervise and check (or enter) all order entries into the computer and directly supervise pharmacy technicians employed in the pharmacy

Receive and process prescriptions and/or orders written by physicians or the practitioners authorized by law to prescribe in Salem Memorial District Hospital and by the state of Missouri

Evaluate all medication orders for completeness and appropriateness

Forward records or charges and all necessary records to data processing for proper posting or disposition

- Pharmacy Informatics:

Communicate new product information to affected hospital personnel and be available for any other pharmacy information services necessary

Assists with the development and maintenance of the Pharmacy Information System

- Clinical Pharmacy:

Demonstrates the ability and willingness to provide the highest quality care at the lowest effective cost through thoughtful, evidence based medication management

Working collaboratively with physicians, nurses, and ancillary staff, critically evaluates drug therapies for safety, efficacy, and cost effectiveness on an individual patient basis, and provides therapy recommendations where appropriate

Assist in transitions of care (medication reconciliation) and patient education

Monitor and manage the dosing of select medications per hospital protocol

Identifies and reports drug errors, irregularities, drug reactions, etc., to the Chief Nursing Officer and the Director of Pharmacy or their designee as soon as possible as per established procedures

Share on-call time with other pharmacy staff

Provide customer service in a friendly and professional manner and appearance to customers, physicians, patients, families, staff, visitors, workers, government agencies and other departments

Communicate and work effectively with other team members toward common goals

Remain up-to-date on all training programs

Ensure compliance with department and personnel policies and procedures, and safety procedures

Maintain confidentiality regarding patient information

- Other duties as assigned



Academic, Certifications, & Trade Qualifications

Bachelor of Science Degree from a college or university accredited by the American Council on Pharmaceutical Education required

Completion of a PGY-1 or PGY-2 residency program is preferred

A Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS) certification is preferred (BCPS, etc)

Must possess a valid and current pharmacist license in the State of Missouri and fulfill all requirements as set forth by the State of Missouri

Missouri License must have the Medication Therapy Management Designation or be able to obtain the designation



Work Experience, Skills, and Strengths

Must have pharmacy experience in a hospital, skilled nursing care facility, or other related medical facility, or must have enough retail pharmacy experience to work effectively as a hospital pharmacist

Must be competent in sterile compounding, or willing and able to learn and demonstrate competency. Certifications in sterile compounding preferred

Able to effectively use Microsoft Office

Able to make independent decisions when necessary

Able to follow oral and written instructions

Able to work without supervision

Able adapt to change and open to new ideas

Read, write and speak the English language

Able to act with patience, tact, cheerful disposition and enthusiasm, as well as be willing to handle patients based on whatever maturity level they are currently functioning

Possess the ability to seek out new methods and principles and be willing to incorporate them into existing practices
Additional Information
Position Type : Full Time

Contact Information
Salem Memorial District Hospital
35629 Highway 72
Salem, MO 65560
Phone: 573-729-6626

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