Position Objective:

Provides managerial and programmatic direction for the operation of the Luminis Behavioral Health Pharmacy at the McNew Medical Center; in full and actual charge of the pharmacy and its personnel.

Develops budgets, standards of work performance, process improvement, and strategic growth plans. Plans, directs, monitors, and evaluates the provision of distributive and clinical pharmacy services. Promotes and demonstrates effective inter-disciplinary and inter-facility collaboration and serves as facilitator for education, consultation, and research.

Essential Job Duties:

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  1. Responsible for leading the operational activities of the pharmacists and pharmacy technician staff members to ensure safe, accurate, timely, and efficient provision of pharmaceutical products to Luminis Behavioral Health patients. Ensures the functions of the department are consistent with the policies and procedures. Develops standards of work performance, orientation and training programs.
  2. Performs all pharmacists’ functions on a regular basis in areas assigned including, but not limited to, verifying appropriateness of provider orders and accuracy of pharmacy technician tasks. Must possess the ability to assess data reflective of the patients’ status, interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patient’s requirements and provide pharmaceutical care based on those needs.
  3. Maintains knowledge of current technologies and application in the areas assigned. Works, in an interdisciplinary fashion, to develop safe and efficient information technology support for the provision of pharmaceutical care. This includes ensuring accurate and efficient documentation of care as well as billing-related functionality.
  4. Ensures compliance with all aspects of regulatory oversight in the preparation and dispensing. This also includes maintaining all required records to maintain compliance with State and Federal laws.
  5. Provides leadership to the assigned pharmacy teams, in alignment with departmental and organizational leadership, to drive change that supports the respective goals. Understand and apply guiding principles aligned with the organization. Work with the Senior Director of Pharmacy to develop strategic approaches to change in the industry and organizational direction. Participate in committees to collaborate broadly in achieving goals.
  6. Demonstrates accountability for prudent business practices and fiscal results of the department by using human resources efficiently, managing on-hand inventory, identifying contract and clinical utilization opportunities to minimize expenses, developing and tracking meaningful financial/productivity metrics, and helping to ensure Corporate Compliance by working with other departments to identify and correct potential billing/documentation errors in each of the assigned pharmacy services. Develop and manage operational budgets in assigned pharmacy services. Supervises, directly or through delegation, activities that provide for the purchasing, receiving, storage, delivery, and distribution of medications and related supplies.
  7. Applies organizational methods of Process Improvement to ensure ongoing improvement in safety and productivity. Uses data and analytics efficiently to support process improvement. Utilizes principles of change management to implement and sustain departmental changes.
  8. Promotes a culture of safety by actively supporting organizational medication error reporting, including near miss errors, by encouraging staff reporting of medication error/adverse effect, and by participating in Failure Mode and Effects Analyses and Root Cause Analysis efforts to identify potential errors and evaluate actual or near miss events, respectively.
  9. Works to promote a culture of teamwork, wellbeing, and employee engagement. Ensures recruiting, selection, orientation, development, and evaluation of employees sustains am engaged and high-performing workforce in each assigned area.
  10. Ensures programming and oversight of educational activities of the department staff members, pharmacy/technician students, and pharmacy residents.

Educational/Experience Requirements:

Required Minimum Education. The minimum level of education for this position includes:

  • Doctor of Pharmacy Degree or Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy with commensurate experience
  • PGY2 Residency in Psychiatry and Board Certification in Psychiatry are preferred.

Required Minimum Experience:

  • At least 2 years of experience in an inpatient or outpatient psychiatric practice setting.
  • At least 1 year of direct supervisory/managerial experience preferred.
  • Must demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients being served while maintaining the ideals of service excellence.

Required License/Certifications:

Active Maryland Pharmacist licensure in good standing with the Maryland Board of Pharmacy

Working Conditions, Equipment, Physical Demands:

There is reasonable expectation that employees in this position will not be exposed to blood-borne pathogens.

Medium Duty. Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 30 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

The above is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this job. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements.


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