Description of Position:
Provide a “snapshot” or the principal purpose or focus of the position, consisting of no more than three to five sentences. This summary should provide enough information to differentiate the major function and activities of the position from those of other positions.
Under the supervision of the Manager, Inpatient Pharmacy this position is responsible for the leadership and task management of pharmacy information systems and technology initiatives. Manages day-to-day operational aspects of various tasks, projects, and pharmacy related IT maintenance functions. Ensures issues are identified, tracked, reported on, resolved and/or escalated in a timely manner. Proactively engages present and future stakeholders in design, priority setting, implementation, user training, support and maintenance activities as well as leads teams, individuals and peers with positive attitude of accomplishment.
Essential functions are the duties and responsibilities that are essential to the position (not a task list). Do not include if less than 5% of work time is spent on this duty. Be specific without giving explicit instructions on how to perform the task. Do not include duties that are to be performed in the future. Duties should be action oriented and avoid vague or general statements.
% of Time
· Maintains systems, including installation of required upgrades/enhancements, facilitates customization, conducts routine maintenance.
· With the Pharmacy IT Support Specialist, acts as the primary liaison between the Department of Pharmacy and other health care professionals with respect to pharmacy information technology and automation issues.
· Provides first line support for system issues with EPIC (CNR, dispense prep, Willow), OmniCell (including Codonics), medication infusion pump libraries, Abacus TPN compounder software, Net Learning module development, PacEdge repackaging software, REMS and MSDS database maintenance.
· Ensures compliance with system security standards and assists in maintaining the security profiles and related records for the pharmacy information systems.
· Establish project plans and teams to implement new or enhanced technology.
· Monitors project plan progress and bring variances from plan to the attention of leadership.
· Develops training plan for technology implementation and ensures competence of end-users.
· Evaluate new technology or upgrades and make recommendations for strategic planning.
Quality Improvement and Compliance Assessment
· Participates in quality improvement activities, including documentation, design, measurement, assessment and formulation of corrective action.
· Recommends and coordinates the implementation of pharmacy best practice technology standards to ensure regulatory compliance, optimize patient care and reduce costs.
· Collaboratively work with the Pharmacist in Charge to develop auditing procedures necessary to ensure pharmacy is compliant with state and federal regulations.
· Performs audits or compliance assessment to validate internal processes.
· Analyze data from systems to improve quality of healthcare provided by the institution.
· Identify potential or actual safety issues and bring them to the attention of management.
· Interprets, reviews, enters or verifies, dispenses/compounds and distributes medication orders in a careful and accurate manner in assigned departmental area.
· Maintains current hospital pharmacy knowledge, professional expertise and skills necessary to assure the proper interpretation, safe preparation and dispensing of medications for all patients.
Basic UPH Performance Criteria
· Demonstrates the UnityPoint Health Values and Standards of Behaviors as well as adheres to policies and procedures and safety guidelines.
· Demonstrates ability to meet business needs of department with regular, reliable attendance.
· Employee maintains current licenses and/or certifications required for the position.
· Practices and reflects knowledge of HIPAA, TJC, OSHA and other federal/state regulatory agencies guiding healthcare.
· Completes all annual education and competency requirements within the calendar year.
· Is knowledgeable of hospital and department compliance requirements for federally funded healthcare programs (e.g. Medicare and Medicaid) regarding fraud, waste and abuse. Brings any questions or concerns regarding compliance to the immediate attention of hospital administrative staff. Takes appropriate action on concerns reported by department staff related to compliance.
· Completes assignments with a minimum of supervision and guidance.
· Attends 75% of assigned committee meetings.
· Purposefully conducts all aspects of the job in an ethical manner in support of the hospital’s commitment to ethical behavior in all areas of personal and professional activity.
Disclaimer: This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice.
Demonstration of UPH Values and Standards of Behaviors
Consistently demonstrates UnityPoint Health’s values in the performance of job duties and responsibilities
· Leverage the skills and abilities of each person to enable great teams.
· Collaborate across departments, facilities, business units and regions.
· Seek to understand and are open to diverse thoughts and perspectives.
Own The Moment:
· Connect with each person treating them with courtesy, compassion, empathy and respect.
· Enthusiastically engage in our work.
· Accountable for our individual actions and our team performance.
· Responsible for solving problems regardless of the origin.
· Commit to the best outcomes and highest quality.
· Have a relentless focus on exceeding expectations.
· Believe in sharing our results, learning from our mistakes and celebrating our successes.
· Embrace and promote innovation and transformation.
· Create partnerships that improve care delivery in our communities.
· Have the courage to challenge the status quo.
Identify items that are minimally required to perform the essential functions of this position.
Preferred or Specialized
Not required to perform the essential functions of the position.
Graduate of an approved College of Pharmacy and possesses a BS degree in Pharmacy.
Doctor of Pharmacy or MBA preferred.
Minimum of one-year experience with Epic and OmniCell systems.
Prefer at least three years of experience including possessing a comprehensive knowledge of hospital pharmacy practice.
Project management experience in Pharmacy information systems. Familiarity with Epic and OmniCell systems.
Registered Pharmacist in the state of IA.
Valid driver’s license when driving any vehicle for work-related reasons.
Efficient time management and prioritization of work.
Strong communication skills.
Ability to lead teams.
Use of usual and customary equipment used to perform essential functions of the position.