AdventHealthPharmacy Medication Safety Coordinator
Orlando, FL

All the benefits and perks you need for you and your family:

· Benefits from Day One

· Paid Days Off from Day One

· Debt-free Education* (Certifications and Degrees without out-of-pocket tuition expense)

Our promise to you:

Joining AdventHealth is about being part of something bigger. It’s about belonging to a community that believes in the wholeness of each person, and serves to uplift others in body, mind and spirit. AdventHealth is a place where you can thrive professionally, and grow spiritually, by Extending the Healing Ministry of Christ. Where you will be valued for who you are and the unique experiences you bring to our purpose-minded team. All while understanding that together we are even better.

Schedule: Full Time

Shift : M-F; 8-4:30PM & One Weekend Per 6 Weeks

The community you’ll be caring for:

· Located on a lush tropical campus, our flagship hospital, 1,368-bed AdventHealth Orlando

· We offer great benefits with immediate Health Insurance coverage

· Career growth and advancement potential

· Serves as the major tertiary facility for much of the Southeast, the Caribbean and South America

· AdventHealth Orlando houses one of the largest Emergency Departments and largest cardiac catheterization labs in the country

· We are already one of the busiest hospitals in the nation, providing service excellence to more than 32,000 inpatients and 125,000 outpatients each year

The role you’ll contribute:

Primary responsibility is coordination and supervision of pharmacy operational areas and patient care programs, including adherence of medication-use processes to defined regulatory and quality standards of practice. Collaboratively oversees and coordinates process improvement initiatives for the central operations of the main hospital pharmacy, the sterile operations of the cleanroom pharmacy, and the satellite operations throughout the institution. Assists with oversight of day-to-day operations including personnel assignments and activities, medication dispensing programs, pharmacy automation, and medication inventory to ensure effective and timely provision of pharmacy services and medication therapy. Supports medication procurement and utilization and facilitates evidence-based medication use and purchasing of pharmaceuticals across all pharmacy areas. Supervises staff and actively participates in operations to ensure accurate evidence-based medication services are provided to patients and pharmacy support services are available to medical and nursing staff to improve medication utilization and enhance treatment outcomes. Provides education to staff, enforces departmental and institutional policies, and initiate development plans as needed to assure regulatory compliance and optimal service standards. Actively manages human, capital, and operational resources to collaboratively support patient care services, medication safety systems, regulatory compliance initiatives, and quality assurance programs throughout the Department of Pharmacy. Actively participates in outstanding customer service and accepts responsibility in maintaining relationships that are equally respectful to all.

The value you’ll bring to the team:

Demonstrates, through behavior, Florida Hospital's core values of Integrity, Compassion, Balance, Excellence, Stewardship, and Teamwork. •Pharmacy Practice and Operations Management a)Supervises operational, clinical, and regulatory compliance programs in assigned pharmacy areas to ensure accurate and timely medication distribution, optimizes medication utilization, minimize product waste, maximize inventory turns, optimize pharmacy supply use, and maximize staff productivity. b)Establishes standards of practice and environmental standards consistent with contemporary hospital practices, patient-centered clinical services, traditional therapeutics, professional principles, and innovations in pharmacy. c)Leads initiatives to organize space, equipment, and services to meet the needs of patients and other customers. d)Leads initiatives and programs to ensure medication preparation and distribution systems are aligned with evidence[1]based best practices, are suitable to meet the patient care needs of assigned services and areas, and are in compliance with all healthcare regulatory requirements and applicable state and federal laws. e)Leads initiatives and programs to maintain pharmacy operational areas and medication management programs in constant state of survey readiness for all applicable regulatory and accreditation standards. f)Assists with preparation of an annual budget and manages assigned budgets and financial resources including stewardship, cost control, and restriction/surveillance programs. g)Effectively collaborates with other hospital departments by personal contact, by committee membership, and by memorandum to promote cooperation and efficiency in providing patient's pharmacy care needs. h)Serves as a communication link with pharmacy staff, leaders of other pharmacy practice areas, and leaders across the pharmacy system. i)Coordinates clinical and operational resource management monitoring j)Selects, implements, monitors and coordinates analytical systems clinical and operational resource management for all operational and clinical pharmacy practice areas, including, but not limited to Premier databases, HBI utilization databases, Cerner utilization databases, and purchasing databases. k)Collaborates on systems for clinical decision support, departmental and hospital-wide standards for medication use, and systems to monitor individual practitioner performance regarding drug utilization. •Labor Management a)Develops standards of performance to maximize staff roles in accordance with licensure. b)Provides feedback regarding job performance of employees as needed. c)Maintains competent, skilled, and cooperative staff by coordinating training for new employees, coaching and mentoring of all employees, and routine professional development for all staff. •Pharmacist Staffing and Clinical Services a)Actively performs all pharmacist functions and maintains active proficiency by staffing in operational and clinical programs, participating in dispensing and compounding activities, utilizing hospital computer systems and medication ordering systems, following established standard work parameters, and maintaining standard work environments. b)Works as an active member of operations and/or clinical pharmacy team to collaborate with healthcare providers and decentralized pharmacy staff, place practice priority on the delivery of patient-centered care, and provide accurate, safe, timely, and appropriate medication therapy based on patient needs. •Performance Improvement and Quality Outcomes Management a)Maintains expertise resource in the standards of Det Norske Veritas (DNV), International Organization for Standardization (ISO) quality management systems, Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Florida Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA), Florida Board of Pharmacy, and other bodies relevant to hospital practice in Florida. b)Monitors operational performance, patient care services, cost containment activities, and budgetary performance via objective parameters. c)Proactively uses data analysis techniques to track, monitor, and communicate the operational, clinical quality, and financial outcomes of assigned areas and to benchmark performance against internal targets and against local and national best practices. d)Identifies, resolves, and reports short- and long-term obstacles to patient care and medication safety, regulatory compliance, or stewardship of resources. e)Designs pharmacy initiatives to maximize operational efficiency and integrates efficiency methodologies such as just[1]in-time (JIT) manufacturing as well as Lean, Six Sigma, and standard work principles into pharmacy distribution systems. f)Designs and implements new pharmacy programs, quality improvement changes, and continuous quality assurance initiatives to advance the organization's medication-use systems and promote optimal patient outcomes. g)Facilitates the update and maintenance of medication-related and pharmacy-related policies and procedures and prospectively assesses new processes and policies for appropriateness and compliance to defined standards. •Professional Practice Advancement a)Serves as a preceptor/educator for pharmacy residency and student experiential education programs, including maintaining proficiency in the four preceptor roles and active education/mentorship skills. b)Maintains a sustained record of contribution to the total body of knowledge in pharmacy practice through internal/external presentations, publications, formal review for a peer-reviewed medical or pharmacy journal, and/or professional organization service. c)Maintains a high professional profile and active membership in state and national pharmacy professional organizations (e.g. Florida Society of Health-System Pharmacists, American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, etc.).


The expertise and experiences you'll need to succeed:


•Doctor of Pharmacy degree •Three or more years of contemporary hospital pharmacy practice experience


• Current Active Licensed Pharmacist

This facility is an equal opportunity employer and complies with federal, state and local anti-discrimination laws, regulations and ordinances.

Job Snapshot

  • Facility: AdventHealth Central Florida

  • Job Schedule: Full-time

    Pay Range: $61.68 - $92.52

  • Location: Orlando, FL

  • Job ID: 24019527

  • Job Family: Pharmacy

  • Shift: 1 - Day

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