How have you impacted someone's life today? At Hackensack Meridian Health our teams are focused on changing the lives of our patients by providing the highest level of care each and every day. From our hospitals, rehab centers and occupational health teams to our long-term care centers and at-home care capabilities, our complete spectrum of services will allow you to apply your skills in multiple settings while building your career, all within New Jersey's premier healthcare system. Responsibilities
A Day in the life of a Supervisor at Hackensack Meridian Health:
- The supervisor is responsible for the enforcement of current and future USP 797/USP 800 processes and procedures for clean room operation, sterile products compounding and hazardous drug handling and storage.
- Also responsible for training, supervising, and educating all pharmacy personnel on proper USP 797 and USP 800 processes and procedures.
- Responsible for assessing competency of all staff working in the IV areas.
- Responsible for meeting all quality standards and QA audits on clean room and personnel as required for CSP's, including, but not limited to; media fill testing, fingertip testing, surface testing, clean room certification, hood certification, particle counts and air quality certification. Responsible for performing monthly IV room checks to ensure that medications are properly and safely stored, that excess and outdated drugs are removed, and that information regarding drug usage and administration is communicated to pharmacy and nursing staffs.
- Responsible for the daily coordination of the manufacturing and distribution of sterile products, including intravenous admixtures, irrigating solutions, total parenteral nutrition solutions, chemotherapy products and miscellaneous products.
- Responsible for the coordination of all shifts which include supervising the pharmacists and technicians, assigning work and delegating tasks and responsibilities, and for handling problems that arise during the absence or unavailability of the pharmacy supervisors.
- Ensures accurate and timely completion of batches. Prepares, labels, and dispenses parenteral drug products using appropriate aseptic technique.
- Verifies accuracy of TPN orders and enters TPN information in a timely fashion. Contacts physicians on any questionable IV/TPN orders. Familiarity with normal concentrations of additives in the geriatric, adult, adolescent, pediatric and neonatal populations. Capable of calculating fluid, electrolyte and caloric needs.
- Accurately prepares and dispenses (and/or directly supervises) drug products throughout the hospital in a timely fashion Ensures the appropriateness of drug, dose, route, frequency, and duration for each medication ordered before dispensing. Automatically substitutes medications following the Automatic Substitution Policy.
- Clarifies all clinical ambiguities with the prescriber and completes the order clarification process appropriately.
- Corrects profiled orders when errors noted or if there is potential for misinterpretation. Ensures accuracy of all work completed by support staff (including accuracy of cassette filling when applicable) Ability to prioritize individual workflow and shift/expand assignments when requested. Utilizes intervention documentation application.
- Adheres to approved process of identifying and reporting of medication errors.
- Maintains accurate records as required by policy and procedure to document drug transactions with the Pharmacy and throughout the hospital.
- Reviews patient profiles to ensure appropriate and safe drug therapy.
- No therapeutic duplication. Prevents significant drug interactions and avoidable adverse drug events secondary to allergies. Ensures medications ordered are appropriate for patient height, weight, age, renal function and disease state for the geriatric, adult, adolescent, pediatric, and neonatal populations.
- Clarifies questionable and/or controversial orders with the physician. Serves as a resource for drug information and utilizes appropriate reference materials. Communicates outstanding issues with covering pharmacists.
- Competent in vancomycin dosing protocol.
- Successfully completes all mandatory clinical competencies by assigned date.
- Understand and accesses physician portal when necessary.
- Obtains necessary medications when out of stock or inventory is below par.
- Ensures IV/chemo (including assigned refrigerator inventories) unit inspections are completed accurately and by assigned date.
- Communicates issues with inspections with pharmacy management.
- Appropriately charges and credits patient accounts.
- Documents all significant interventions accurately and averages a minimum of 20 interventions. Adheres to appropriate procedures and notifies ISD and Pharmacy Management of outstanding hardware/software issues. Strong working knowledge of the ADC system. Strong working knowledge of the Narc Vault application.
- Minimum 3 years of hospital/IV compounding experience as a registered pharmacist; management experience required; Well versed in USP 797 and USP 800
- Graduate of an accredited College of Pharmacy; Minimum BS in Pharmac
- General pharmacy knowledge, excellent written and verbal communication skills, computer literate;
- Licensure / Certification / Registration - All NJ Licenses must be current Registered Pharmacist License - RPH
If you feel that the above description speaks directly to your strengths and capabilities, then please apply today! Our Network
As a courtesy to assist you in your job search, we would like to send your resume to other areas of our Hackensack Meridian Health network who may have current openings that fit your skills and experience.
Posting ID: 568977057Posted: 2020-08-19