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Pharmacy Manager/Director of Pharmacy

Option Care Everett Full-Time
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Your Home for an Exceptional Career.

With the nation’s largest home infusion provider, there is no limit to the growth of your career.

For nearly 40 years, Option Care has been shaping the home infusion services industry. From industry pioneers to trusted partners, Option Care has emerged as the leading home infusion services provider. Our company has grown over 5,000 strong—a workforce that spans the nation and is united by a common passion for making exceptional healthcare synonymous with home.

Job Description Summary:

The Manager of Pharmacy is a licensed professional who is responsible for planning, organizing, directing and providing safe and appropriate pharmacy services to Option Care patients in accordance with the policies and procedures of the Option Care, current pharmacy practice professional standards, and other regulatory entities. The Manager of Pharmacy is responsible for the coordination of patient services with the nursing, delivery and reimbursement departments. The Manager of Pharmacy is responsible for the appropriate budgeting, purchasing, control and security of all drug products and medical supplies. The Manager of Pharmacy is responsible for assisting the General Manager meet operational and financial goals for the location.

Job Description:

Job Responsibilities:

  • Determines suitability of patients for home care. Supervises, monitors and evaluates the quality and effectiveness of patient care provided by pharmacy staff. Manages daily activities with regards to effective operations and communications.
  • Directs the activities of the pharmacy department. Schedules work activities of pharmacy staff so that the pharmaceutical-care needs of the patients are met.
  • Develops and mentors staff through on-boarding, open communication, training and development opportunities and performance management processes.
  • Oversees product purchasing, inventory, budget and equipment management. Assists the General Manager in preparing, securing approval for, and implementing operating and expenditure budgets for department, and operates within those guidelines. Evaluates and oversees the purchase, management and security of all medications, pumps and medical supplies in accordance with the Option Care policies and formulary guidelines.
  • Provides support to sales professionals and general manager by speaking knowledgeably of the scope of services that are available through Option Care. Description of available services is accurate. Meets with managed care organizations and other accounts to facilitate education regarding available services.
  • May serve as the Office Administrator with the Director of Nursing or Nurse Manager in the absence of the General Manager. Collects and organizes all patient-specific information needed to prevent, detect, and resolve medication-related problems and to make appropriate medication therapy recommendations.
  • Monitors the clinical staff’s documentation on pharmacy care plans for home care patients based on evaluation of monitoring data and other pertinent patient-specific information.
  • Evaluates competency in the use of pharmacokinetic principles and formulas and competency.
  • Ensures that medications are prepared and dispensed using appropriate techniques and following Option Care’ policies and procedures. Equipment is accurately calibrated. Medications are prepared so they are appropriately concentrated, without incompatibilities, stable, and appropriately stored.
  • Coordinates and participates in on-call responsibilities of the pharmacy department. Ensures reliable pharmacy coverage for on-call activities. Provides reliable pharmacy services when scheduled to be on-call.
  • Manages the use of investigational drug products according to established regulations and Option Care policies and procedures. In all activities, complies with accreditation, legal, regulatory, and safety requirements.

Supervisory Responsibilities:  (i.e. hiring, recommending/approving promotions and pay increases, scheduling, performance reviews, discipline, etc.)

  • Yes

Basic Education and/or Experience Requirements: 

  • Graduate of an accredited school of pharmacy.
  • Current, active Pharmacy license as granted by the State Board of Pharmacy.
  • At least 5 to 7 years of experience in a clean room or infusion pharmacy setting OR 3 years of experience and one of the following:  (a) knowledge of non-sterile compounding, and MTM (b) completion of an ASHP accredited Pharmacy Residency Program, or (c) equivalent experience as approved by the VP of Pharmacy and/or SVP of Clinical Services. 
  • At least 3 years of experience directly managing people, including hiring, developing, motivating, and directing people as they work. 
  • At least 2 years of experience planning, developing, and managing departmental expense and capital budgets or completion of an ASHP accredited Residency Program or equivalent experience as approved by the National Director of Pharmacy and/or VP of Clinical Services

Basic Qualifications & Interests:

  • Experience compounding sterile products and managing patient care.
  • Experience overseeing purchasing and inventory process of all pharmaceutical and related substances and supplies.
  • Access to a reliable means of transportation which will enable the incumbents to make home visits to treat/attend to their patients. If such means of transportation would include a personal vehicle, a valid driver’s license and a proof of insurance would be required.
  • Active membership in a related state or national clinical, pharmaceutical, or home health care organization
  • Experience in identifying operational issues and recommending and implementing strategies to resolve problems.
  • Experience providing customer service to internal and external customers, including meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  • Basic level skill in Microsoft Word (for example: opening a document, cutting, pasting and aligning text, selecting font type and size, changing margins and column width, sorting, inserting bullets, pictures and dates, using find and replace, undo, spell check, track changes, review pane and/or print functions).
  • Basic level skill in Microsoft Excel (for example: opening a workbook, inserting a row, selecting font style and size, formatting cells as currency, using copy, paste and save functions, aligning text, selecting cells, renaming a worksheet, inserting a column, selecting a chart style, inserting a worksheet, setting margins, selecting page orientation, using spell check and/or printing worksheets).
  • Basic skill level in Microsoft PowerPoint (for example: inserting, rearranging, hiding and deleting slides, navigating between slides, increasing list level, adding, centering and editing text, changing views, inserting a table or a note, moving objects, printing outline view and/or running a slide show).

Travel Requirements: 

  • Willing to travel up to 5 % of the time for business purposes. (Within state and out of state).

Preferred Qualifications & Interests:

  • Post-graduate residency program in clinical pharmacy services.
  • Board certification in Nutrition Support Pharmacy, Pharmacotherapy or other clinical pharmacy practice area.
  • Experience managing inventory and logistics.
  • At least 5 years of experience compounding sterile products and managing complex infusion patients.
  • At least 3 years of experience overseeing purchasing and inventory process of all pharmaceutical and related substances and supplies.

This job description is to be used as a guide for accomplishing Company and department objectives, and only covers the primary functions and responsibilities of the position. It is in no way to be construed as an all-encompassing list of duties.

Option Care subscribes to a policy of equal employment opportunity, making employment available without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship status according to the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, veteran status, or genetic information.

 

Skills required

Staff Management
Relationship Building
Training And Development
Performance Management
Business Administration
Regulatory Compliance

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Option Care was formerly known as Walgreen's Infusion Services. It is now a new, independently owned company. We are one of the nation’s largest providers of home and alternate treatment site infusion services. With a staff of more than 1,700 clinical experts – including specially trained infusion nurses, infusion pharmacists and registered dietitians – Option Care treats patients of all ages with a wide range of acute and chronic conditions. Comprehensive therapy management programs are offered for patients with nutrition disorders, bleeding disorders and heart failure, as well as those needing immunoglobulin (IG) therapy, anti infective therapy and transplant services. Through our 90 infusion pharmacies and 110 alternate treatment sites nationwide, Option Care is able to provide service to 92% of the country’s population.

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