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This is a key pharmacy position based out of the Banner Corporate office in Phoenix. This position serves as a liaison and informal leader between front-line clinicians, information technology staff, and key organizational leaders to ensure the IV workflow software supports safe and efficient workflow processes. Expected to lead efforts in the analysis, design, development, and implementation of workflows and compounding recipes across the enterprise.
The ideal candidate for this role will in have depth knowledge of IV workflow software solutions and workstreams. Demonstration of expertise in sterile and hazardous compounding is key to success. PTCB certificate in Sterile Compounding or similar preferred. In addition, you must have excellent verbal and written communication skills as they will work with facility and corporate pharmacy leadership as well as vendors.
Banner Pharmacy Services division provides excellent patient care across our entire continuum through convenient access, improved medication outcomes and innovative pharmacy practices. Banner Pharmacy Services will be recognized nationally as a clinical leader and trusted partner in proactively providing innovative pharmacy services through excellence in integration, care coordination, medication management and service to make a difference in people's lives. Banner is expanding its focus from being a hospital company to a clinical quality company focused on population health management. Clinical Pharmacy Services are also included in this robust new service line and are responsible for the management of the Banner formulary, development of standardized system wide clinical pharmacy services, and management of adverse drug event preventions. Clinical Pharmacy Services provides collaborative drug therapy management and educational interventions in patient care to optimize medication therapy, improve outcomes, promote wellness, and disease prevention.
POSITION SUMMARY This position functions in a support capacity for the Pharmacy Department to provide information, analysis and recommendations for activities supporting the pharmacy adherence to all regulatory and legal requirements. This position works with operations on reasonable and logical solutions. This entails planning, design, implementation and maintenance of system pharmacy programs including related policies, procedures and processes. This role involves investigating, responding, and reporting accurate data related to pharmacy and serves as an organizational resource for pharmacy and medication management education in all provider settings, including but not limited to hospital inpatient and outpatient, home infusion, specialty and retail pharmacy as well as medication management in medical clinics and outpatient surgery centers.
CORE FUNCTIONS 1. Conducts on-site assessments, document reviews and interviews to ascertain facility alignment with standards, rules and regulations. Identifies and assesses areas of compliance risk. Documents findings and recommendations and prepares timely audit reports. Supports development and monitors completion of facility plans of correction.
2. Reviews, evaluates and assists in the development and implementation of facility/entity policies, procedures and guidelines as they relate to regulatory compliance. Makes recommendations on facility matters related to accreditations as well as national/state/local regulatory agencies and/or professional standards and best practices.
3. Serves as a subject matter expert on internal and external regulatory standards. Provides education to address regulatory changes and gaps in regulatory compliance. Provides guidance and ongoing support to ensure understanding of regulatory requirements.
4. Prepares, analyzes and reports assessment trends. Recommends improvement strategies and assists with the resolution of issues identified.
5. Maintains regulatory expertise by participating in continuing education opportunities, reviewing professional publications and attending educational workshops.
6. This position has multi-facility responsibilities, as well as involvement in system-wide regulatory activities. Internal customers include: leaders, physicians and all staff engaged in preparation, dispensing, ordering or administration of medications. External customers include: public regulatory bodies, surveyors and state and federal agencies.
Performs all functions according to established policies, procedures, regulatory and accreditation requirements, as well as applicable professional standards. Provides all customers of Banner Health with an excellent service experience by consistently demonstrating our core and leader behaviors each and every day.
NOTE: The core functions are intended to describe the general content of and requirements of this position and are not intended to be an exhaustive statement of duties. Specific tasks or responsibilities will be documented as outlined by the incumbent's immediate manager.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES DIRECTLY REPORTING None MATRIX OR INDIRECT REPORTING None TYPE OF SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES N/A
Banner Health Leadership will strive to uphold the mission, values, and purpose of the organization. They will serve as role models for staff and act in a people-centered, service excellence-focused, and results-oriented manner.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS/ENVIRONMENT FACTORS OE - Typical Office Environment: (Accountant, Administrative Assistant, Consultant, Program Manager) Requires extensive sitting with periodic standing and walking. May be required to lift up to 20 pounds. Requires significant use of personal computer, phone and general office equipment. Needs adequate visual acuity, ability to grasp and handle objects. Needs ability to communicate effectively through reading, writing, and speaking in person or on telephone. May require off-site travel
Requires pharmacy technician licensure in the state of practice (where applicable).
Must demonstrate 5+ years of hospital and/or retail pharmacy experience or in depth knowledge of pharmacy operations.
Must possess good organizational, problem solving and computer skills. Must demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills. Must have knowledge of computer software, particularly medication management information system software, and Microsoft applications. Must possess a valid driver's license and be eligible for coverage under the company auto insurance policy and be able to travel.
Ability to utilize pharmacy information system and vendor software effectively. Strong analytical and creative problem solving skills. Familiarity with pharmacy operations and regulatory compliance. Proficiency with Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and SharePoint.
Additional related education and/or experience preferred.
What might draw you to Banner Health? A great health care career, of course—and a great place to live, no matter what stage of life you’re in. With facilities across the West, there is a health care career for everyone, from big city living in the Phoenix area to friendly small towns in the mountains and plains. As one of the largest nonprofit health systems in the country, Banner Health offers both the stability that comes with success and the possibility of exploring new areas of the country. If you’re looking to be a key contributor to a forward-looking organization, you’ll experience a wide variety of professional advantages:
Our expansive system offers you an unmatched variety of clinical settings – from large urban trauma center to small rural hospital, ambulatory to home health.
Our commitment to healthcare innovation means you always have the latest technologies at your fingertips to help you provide the finest care possible.
The size, success and growth of our system provide you with the stability and options to pursue your desired career path.
Competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits offer you options to complement your unique needs.