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Pharmacy Coordinator
Salary Commensurate with Experience
Staff Pharmacist, Hospital
Gainesville, FL
Position Description
UF Health Shands is a nationally recognized 1,111-bed academic medical center located in beautiful Gainesville, Florida. UF Health Shands provides diverse and comprehensive patient care services including a wide variety of critical care, hematology/oncology, pediatric, neurosurgical, cardiovascular and general medicine services. U.S. News & World Report recently ranked UF Health Shands as the top adult hospital in Florida and the UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital maintains national rankings in several medical specialties. We currently utilize the Epic® electronic medical record system; Alaris® smart pump infusion devices house wide, and bar code medication administration house wide.

UF Health Shands has a long-standing residency program for over 50 years that includes up to five PGY1 residents annually that just received full 8-year accreditation in 10/2017.

Coordinator, Pharmacy Resource Utilization:

We are seeking an individual with expertise in pharmacy supply chain management to include purchasing, storage, distribution, contract compliance and regulatory compliance. Demonstrated success with inventory optimization, expense reduction, and cost containment in large/complex academic health system preferred.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Serve as a content expert on Florida Board of Pharmacy rules and requirements relative to pharmacy supply chain, permitting, and distribution
• Serve as Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA) expert
• Serve as 340B content expert
• Contribute to formulary evaluations through formulary subcommittee and P&T participation; assist with operationalizing the addition, removal, or change to P&T approved criteria for use
• Manage pharmacy supply chain to minimize patient care disruptions due to drug or supply shortages
• Collaborate with pharmacy and other providers to recommend alternate medications, supplies, or vendors and develop shortage plans when needed
• Serve as pharmacy liaison for medication and supply vendors
• Identify and implement cost containment and cost savings initiatives
• Optimize pharmacy supply chain procurement, storage, and distribution through the use of pharmacy automation and technology
• Identify opportunities to improve workflow and efficiencies related to pharmacy finance and accounts payable
• Maintain clinical and operational skillset and knowledge base to support decision making
• Maintain state and federal regulatory compliance relative to pharmacy supply chain services
• Manage and promote change to support continual advancement of pharmacy practice, enhancement of safety, and focus on quality
• Lead departmental quality improvement projects
• Facilitate and support research activities
• Serve as resident and student mentor and preceptor

Required education and experience is as follows:
1. Graduate of an ACPE accredited School of Pharmacy
2. Advanced degree such as PharmD, MS, MHA, MBA, or equivalent experience
3. Demonstrated ability to translate clinical/scientific analysis into a succinct financial/business presentation

Ideal candidates should also have the following characteristics:
• Completion of PGY-1 and PGY-2 residency in an institutional setting preferred (or equivalent experience)
• Demonstrate strong written and verbal communication skills
• Demonstrate ability to independently identify and resolve problems
• Demonstrate ability to positively contribute to effective working relationships both inter- and intra-departmentally
• Demonstrate ability to work effectively with others in pursuit of common goals
• Formal presentation and/or teaching experience preferred

To apply, please visit http://jobs.ufhealth.org/careers/ (Job ID # 57114).

Education Coordinator, Pharmacy Department:

We are seeking a qualified individual to take on the role of Education Coordinator in our department. The primary work hours are day shift with a weekend staffing rotation to maintain competency in pharmacy operations and knowledge.
Primary roles and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Serving as our PGY1 Residency Program Director
• Oversee and coordinate our Florida Board of Pharmacy approved internal technician training program
• Serve as APPE/IPPE clerkship block program coordinator
• Serve as internship program coordinator
• Aid in departmental competency and training needs
• Precept pharmacy students or residents when applicable
• Participate in departmental quality improvement projects

The minimum job education and experience requirements are noted below:
• Graduate of an ACPE accredited School of Pharmacy.
• PharmD or equivalent education and hospital training / experience required.
• PGY2 residency or equivalent experience required. Must meet requirements for ASHP Residency Program Director (RPD).
• Board certification preferred. (Must be eligible to sit for exam and become board certified to meet RPD requirements above)
• Strong written and verbal communication skills.
• Ability to interact effectively with medical, nursing, and pharmacy staff, pharmacy residents, and students is required.
• Knowledge and understanding of general hospital and outpatient clinic operations.
• Ability to integrate clinical services and educational activities is required.

Coordinator, Adult Intensive Care Pharmacy Services:

We are seeking a qualified individual to manage our adult intensive care pharmacy team consisting of clinical pharmacy specialists, clinical staff pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, a pharmacy technician coordinator, and per diem employees (estimated 29 FTEs; 10 FTE direct reports, 19 indirect reports). The Coordinator, Adult Intensive Care is responsible for providing leadership for the provision of pharmacy services (both operational and clinical) for our adult intensive care areas located in our main UF Health Shands Hospital services including two medical ICUs, burn ICU, intermediate care units, operating rooms, and procedural areas. The coordinator is responsible for oversight of operations of adult sterile compounding area in our main pharmacy and one pharmacy satellite that services the operating rooms.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

• Oversee day to day operations of OR pharmacy satellite and adult sterile compounding areas
• Serve as a content expert on Florida Board of Pharmacy regulations and USP 797. Maintain all associated policies and ensure ongoing compliance.
• Mentor team and create vision for pharmacy services
• Maintain clinical and operational skillset and knowledge base to support provision of high-level pharmaceutical care
• Mentor team and create vision for provision of comprehensive, quality pharmaceutical care
• Lead team in identifying and implementing cost containment and cost savings initiatives
• Lead team in developing and maintaining competencies for pharmacists and technicians related to adult intensive care, including OR, clinical services and sterile compounding
• Collaborate with other leaders in the department to promote progressive pharmaceutical care
• Manage change to support continual advancement of practice, enhancement of safety, and focus on quality
• Identify and implement technologies to support quality and safety
• Provide performance evaluations on an annual basis for all direct reports and collaborate with technician coordinator on all technician evaluations
• Lead interdisciplinary collaboration on issues related to compounded drug therapies
• Lead departmental quality improvement projects
• Manage supply chain issues for areas of oversight, including new products and supplies, recalls, and shortages in collaboration with colleagues
• Operationalize sterile compounded product formulary additions or changes in collaboration with colleagues
• Participate in research activities ongoing in the department
• Serve as resident and student mentor and preceptor

In addition to above, this position includes eligibility for adjunct faculty appointment at the University of Florida College of Pharmacy. Numerous teaching, research, and professional development opportunities are also available.

Required education and experience is as follows:
One of the following is required:
• Doctor of Pharmacy degree (or equivalent)
• Bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy plus clinically oriented Masters in Pharmacy
• Board Certification
One of the following is required:
• Completion of residency or fellowship training
• Experience deemed equivalent to residency or fellowship training

Ideal candidates should have the following characteristics:
• Completion of PGY-1 and PGY-2 Internal Medicine, Pharmacotherapy, Critical Care, or Health System Administration Residency or experience deemed equivalent preferred
• Three (3) years’ experience as a registered pharmacist in institutional pharmacy practice strongly preferred (exceptional aptitude or knowledge may be considered in lieu of experience)
• Previous experience directing or coordinating personnel preferred
• Board certification preferred
• Demonstrated strong written and verbal communication skills required
• Demonstrated ability to independently identify and resolve problems required
• Demonstrated ability to positively contribute to effective working relationships both inter- and intra-departmentally required
• Demonstrated ability to integrate clinical services and educational activities required
• Demonstrated ability to work effectively with others in pursuit of common goals required

To apply, please visit http://jobs.ufhealth.org/careers/ (Job opening ID #56872).

Contact Information

William Lukens
UF Health Shands Hospital
1600 S.W. Archer Rd.
Gainesville, FL 32608
Telephone: 3522650441
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