Odessa Regional Medical Center was founded in 1975 by 14 obstetricians, pediatricians, and family practitioners as Odessa Women’s and Children’s Hospital. Through the years, the hospital grew and evolved into a full-service healthcare facility and the name was changed to Odessa Regional Hospital in 1995.
In June 2007, Odessa Regional Hospital purchased Alliance Hospital and changed its name to Odessa Regional Medical Center to reflect its larger campus and more comprehensive services. In 2015, ORMC acquired Basin Healthcare Center. The hospital has 225 beds and has approximately 250 physicians on staff and has over 700 employees.
Today, ORMC offers a wide spectrum of healthcare services, including advanced diagnostic imaging technology, emergency care, innovative surgical procedures, maternity care, comprehensive cardiac services and general medical care.
About the Position:
The Director of Pharmacy plans, organizes and directs all functions of the hospital pharmacy services. Assure all legal, regulatory, and accrediting requirements are maintained at the best demonstrated practice. Maintain a professional presence throughout the hospital. Assure pharmacy services and activities are carried out to meet goals and standards of Steward Health Care. The pharmacist may be responsible for the purchase of pharmacy inventory to include narcotics and other necessary drugs, equipment, and items to insure availability. When there is an established formulary, the pharmacist is required to adhere to that formulary or follow the established procedure for exceptions.
About what you will do:
- Develop, maintain, and update a pharmacy Policy and Procedure manual for the department
- Establish and lead the hospital P&T committee, assuring (but not limited to) the following items are part of the committee meetings: current drug trends, formulary additions, formulary deletions, annual formulary approval, non-formulary drug use, drug shortages, cost control initiatives, updates to the Policy and Procedure manual, annual review of order sets and protocols, black box warning, ADR reporting, pharmacy intervention reporting, controlled substance audit reporting, automation reporting.
- Develop and maintain an Antibiotic Stewardship program, in conjunction with multidisciplinary team members.
- Participate in hospital committee meetings necessary to enhance practice and patient care
- Meet or exceed all Accreditation Bodies (TJC, DNV, CMS, BOP) standards related to pharmacy
- Assure there is a process for patient and department charges, and that they are accurately and timely posted to accounts
- Purchase drugs and supplies in accordance with GPO bids and Steward Health Care best demonstrated practices
- Develop and maintain information systems and other technology applications within the Pharmacy
- Use Econotherapeutic best practices in formulary and cost control
- Use Steward Health Care applications, to analyze data and manage clinical initiatives
- Responsible for all drug storage areas in accordance with legal and best demonstrated practice
- Develop and oversee preparation and delivery of medication throughout the hospital
- Establish standards and training for sterile product preparation in compliance with USP 795/797/800 non-sterile and sterile preparation standards, including annual review of master formulation records
- Design, implement, maintain all pharmacy quality activities
- Design, implement, and maintain medication safety program.
- Achieve acceptable scores on operations assessments/audits (PPA, Regulatory, Accreditation, BOP, etc.)
- Manage the activities and performance of pharmacists, technicians, students, and interns.
- Recruit, hire, retain, and separate employees
- Arrange/conduct hospital and pharmacy orientation for new hires within 60 days
- Develop and implement a training and competency program for all staff and maintain records of those completed competencies
- Manage the pharmacy budget and all aspects related to the financial program.
- Reconcile financial information and communicate on a timely basis
- Assure approval of MUE criteria, performance of MUE(s), and report results in committee meetings
- Assure adequate control and documentation of controlled substances
- Has Power of Attorney to order Schedule II drugs
- Develop and perform a process for all drug recalls
- Lead departmental meetings, in-services, and quality improvement programs
- Maintains all required training and education per department requirements.
- Adheres to hospital and departmental policies and procedures. Complies with all requirements related to risk management, safety, security, fire, and infection control. Complies with all applicable state, local and federal regulations
- Prepares work schedules and maintains appropriate staffing levels.
- Assists in maintaining Automated Dispensing Machine databases according to assigned template.
1. Education: Graduate of college of Pharmacy accredited by ACPE or equivalent
2. Experience: Previous pharmacist experience or previous DOP/manager experience
3. Certification/Licensure: Current license to practice Pharmacy in state(s) and maintains all required CE and other state required Certifications
3 years experience hospital director experience preferred