Director of Clinical Pharmacy


Job Summary

Ensures the safe and effective use of medications throughout the Hospital in compliance with State and Federal regulations and consistent with current best practices in evidence-based medicine. Acts as a medication information resource to patients, medical staff, nursing staff, and ancillary department personnel. Provides high quality comprehensive pharmaceutical care appropriate to the age of the patient which contributes to positive patient outcomes.

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Specific Skills
Current registered pharmacist in the state of New Mexico Bachelor's or Doctorate in Pharmacy
Responsible For
  • Promote the mission, vision, and values of the organization
  • Communicate appropriately and clearly to pharmacy staff, nurses, providers, and other co-workers.
  • Consult other departments as appropriate to provide for an interdisciplinary approach to the patient’s needs.
  • Demonstrate an ability to be flexible, organized and function under stressful situations.
  • Treat patients and their families with respect and dignity.
  • Ensures patient confidentiality.
  • Maintain a good working relationship both within the department and with other departments.
  • Ensure that documentation meets current standards and policies.
  • Manage and operates equipment safely and correctly.
  • Coordinate and supervises patient care as necessary.
  • Plans, organizes, and directs Pharmacy operations and ensures compliance with all local, state and federal regulations.
  • Develops, implements, and communicated policies, guidelines, and standards for the Pharmacy Department in accordance with current standards.
  • Prevent, detect, and resolve medication-related problems and make appropriate evidence-based, patient-centered medication therapy recommendations as part of the interdisciplinary team.
  • Accurately review and verify medication orders, resolving medication therapy interactions, allergies, and incompatibilities.
  • Compound medications using standard formulas and processes such as weighing, measuring, and mixing ingredients.
  • Participated on hospital committees such as the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee, Antimicrobial Stewardship Committee, Department Director Meeting, Infection Control Meeting, and Quality Committee.
  • Prepares department budget for personnel, operating expenses, and capital equipment. Responsible for fiscal operation of the department.
  • Responsible for the implementation, monitoring and evaluation of quality improvement initiatives.
  • Maintains formularies, information resources, and references appropriate for the scope of services.
  • Prepare IV admixtures and extemporaneous parenteral products, demonstrating proper technique.
  • Ensure accuracy and appropriateness of medication distributed throughout the hospital system.
  • Provide concise, applicable, comprehensive, and timely responses to requests for medication information.
  • Reports medication errors and adverse drug events, and effectively contributes to the timely resolution of current event and prevention of future events.
  • Provide leadership and oversight for Pharmacy Technicians and Interns.
  • Provide and document patient medication education per protocol.
  • Monitoring and controlling inventory to ensure medication availability, quality of products available and minimizing waste.
Job Nature
Full Time
Educational Requirements

Bachelor's or Doctorate in Pharmacy.

Experience Requirements
Job Location
Portales, NM
Job Level
Mid level, Sr. Position

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