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The Department of Pharmaceutical Services provides a full range of contemporary services for patients cared by the UCSF Medical Center, as well as its providers and payers.
The UCSF Pharmacy Enterprise encompasses Inpatient Pharmacy Services, Ambulatory Care Services, Specialty Drug Pharmacy, Pharmacy Business Services, Pharmacy Informatics, Medication Safety and Regulatory Compliance, Oncology Infusion Services, 340B Management, Pharmacy Revenue Cycle and Central Pharmacy Production and Repackaging Services.
The Department of Pharmaceutical Services is fully responsible for the medication use process across the health system. The services provided by pharmacy include, but are not limited to, drug procurement, drug storage and security; safe, accurate and timely preparation and distribution of drugs; clinical pharmacy services for patient; drug information services for clinicians and patients; retail specialty drug pharmacy; ambulatory care pharmacy services; oversight of sate medication practices; antimicrobial stewardship; pharmacy oncology infusion services; pharmacy revenue cycle; central drug production and distribution with state-of-the-art automation; and development and management of drug use policies and procedures within the medical center.
The department is integrated with the Department of Clinical Pharmacy, an academic campus unit within the School of Pharmacy, which has a primary responsibility for teaching professional courses in the PharmD curriculum, research, and public service. Department of Pharmaceutical Services provides inpatient pharmacy services for Moffitt Long Hospital at Parnassus, Benioff Childrens Hospital in Mission Bay and Mount Zion Hospital. The inpatient pharmacies provide clinical and drug distribution to the associated clinics and medical offices of each hospital.
Involves all aspects of the medication use process, including procurement, prescribing, compounding, dispensing, storage of medications, administration and monitoring. Partners with physicians and other clinicians to provide treatments and advice to patients, records patient history relating to medication use and ensures the safe and secure storage of medications and related supplies. Advises physicians in determining the best possible treatments for specific diseases, stays current on pharmacy regulations, treatments and developments in research and design.
Pharmacists are the experts on drug therapy and the primary health professionals who optimize use of medication for the benefit of the patients. Meets educational needs of patients, healthcare team, students and residents. Ensures adherence to regulatory and fiscal requirements. Works in collaboration with the Pharmacy Leadership Team, P&T Committee, Physician Leaders, and others throughout the organization to analyze trends in drug utilization to identify opportunities to improve drug utilization and cost effective prescribing.
Provides data and drug information to physician leaders, key stakeholders and individual providers to support the implementation and/or evaluation of performance of specific drug use management initiatives. Supports the P&T Committee with pharmacoeconomic and value analyses on drugs considered for addition to the UCSF Drug Formulary or changes in guidelines and/or restrictions of drugs currenly on the Drug Formulary.
Three years experience as a licensed Clinical Pharmacist in a hospital pharmacy; or an equivalent combination of education and experience
Doctor of Pharmacy Degree (Pharm D); or equivalent training
Post graduate year 1 [PGY1] In Pharmacy Practice or equivalent experience
Experience leading a team of technology professionals
Working knowledge of technology-related initiatives and an understanding of impact to the organization of such initiatives
Working knowledge of technology-related initiatives and an understanding of impact to the organization of such initiatives, and specificially initiatives related to the medication use process
Knowledge of relevant Pharmacy Department, medical center, and UC policies and protocols including medication storage, safety, and patient privacy and treatment
Knowledge of all pharmacy federal and state laws and regulations
Knowledge of and experience working with Healthcare specific EMR, Decision Support, and Financial accounting software (e.g. Epic, Tag Bio or similar)
Knowledge of MS Excel required; Experience with MS Application (e.g. Word, Visio, PowerPoint)
Demonstrates subject matter knowledge of pharmaceutical theory and industry best practices in optimizing the use of medication to treat patients; stays updated on pharmacy regulations and developments in research and design; ability to apply principles to an acute care setting
Demonstrated capacity to anticipate obstacles and plan for contingencies
Demonstrated ability to integrate critical information across disciplines; understands how projects relate to other business strategies and initiatives
Demonstrated ability to prioritize effectively to meet deadlines in a complex, challenging environment
Demonstrated ability to solve patient problems and suggest solutions through critical thinking process
Demonstrated ability to analyze and trend data to identify potential improvement opportunities to change clinical and/or operational practices to improve drug utilization and/or cost-effective prescribing.
Ability to organize assigned staff and unit operations in an efficient and effective manner. Ability to apply policy knowledge to identify productivity inefficiencies and compliance risks
Ability to develop and maintain cooperative working relationships with peers, patients, multidisciplinary team members, senior management, and assigned staff
Ability to listen actively to clinical staff and patients, understanding varying viewpoints and receiving feedback; verbal and written communication skills to tactfully articulate reasoning behind own opinions and change the thinking of, or gain acceptance from others
Ability to perform all commonly applicable functions in clinical documentation applications and pharmacy database technology and train others to effectively use applications
Ability to assess the needs of the Pharmacy Department and other associated departments across campuses and/or medical centers for automation, information technology, analytical products and design services to meet operational and clinical requirements for the business enterprise
Effective skill at tracking effort and project progress; demonstrated highly advanced organization and project management skills; demonstrated strong conceptual and planning skills to analyze projects of broad and diverse scope; understands the cost impact of projects, project tracking tools and metrics
Skills to evaluate issues and identify solutions within defined procedures and policies
The flexibility to orient and work at all UCSF Health locations
Registered Pharmacist in the State of California
Board Certification in Pharmacotherapy and / or Board Certification in Specialty Practice [if available] preferred
Post graduate year 2 [PGY2] in area of specialty practice or equivalent experience in specialty area
Epic Systems Certification in one or more analytical or reporting modules (e.g., Clarity)
Epic Systems Certification in one or more medication-use modules (e.g., Willow Inpatient, Willow Ambulatory, Willow Inventory, Beacon)
Advanced knowledge of all aspects of computing and communications including hardware infrastructure, networking, software, operations and disaster recovery
Living Pride Standards
Demonstrates service excellence by following the Everyday PRIDE Guide with the UCSF Medical Center standards and expectations for communication and behavior. These standards and expectations convey specific behavior associated with the Medical Centers values: Professionalism, Respect, Integrity, Diversity and Excellence, and provide guidance on how we communicate with patients, visitors, faculty, staff, and students, virtually everyone, every day and with every encounter. These standards include, but are not limited to: personal appearance, acknowledging and greeting all patients and families, introductions using AIDET, managing up, service recovery, managing delays and expectations, phone standards, electronic communication, team work, cultural sensitivity and competency.
Uses effective communication skills with patients and staff; demonstrates proper telephone techniques and etiquette; acts as an escort to any patient or family member needing directions; shows sensitivity to differences of culture; demonstrates a positive and supportive manner in which patients / families/ colleagues perceive interactions as positive and supportive. Exhibits team work skills to positively acknowledge and recognize other colleagues, and uses personal experiences to model and teach Living PRIDE standards.
Exhibits tact and professionalism in difficult situations according to PRIDE Values and Practices
Demonstrates an understanding of and adheres to privacy, confidentiality, and security policies and procedures related to Protected Health Information (PHI) or other sensitive and personal information.
Demonstrates an understanding of and adheres to safety and infection control policies and procedures.
Assumes accountability for improving quality metrics associated with department/unit and meeting organizational/departmental targets.
Keeps working areas neat, orderly and clutter-free, including the hallways. Adheres to cleaning processes and puts things back where they belong. Removes and reports broken equipment and furniture.
Picks up and disposes of any litter found throughout entire facility.
Posts flyers and posters in designated areas only; does not post on walls, doors or windows.
Knows where the Environment of Care Manual is kept in department; corrects or reports unsafe conditions to the appropriate departments.
Protects the physical environment and equipment from damage and theft.
The flexibility to orient and work at all UCSF Health locations is required.
Equal Employment Opportunity
The University of California San Francisco is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. Further information about the University of California, San Francisco, is available at diversity.ucsf.edu. UCSF seeks candidates whose skills, and personal and professional experience, have prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence, and the communities we serve.
Internal Number: 76138743
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