Ascension Health Area Pharmacy Manager Pharmacy Education in St Louis, Missouri
We Are Hiring
Area Pharmacy Manager Pharmacy Education - FT, Days-Area Coverage:
Kansas, Tulsa, Texas
Why Join Ascension?
The Resource Group, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ascension, is a business transformation services organization that specializes in non-payroll spend management. Through the Integrated Change Management Model, The Resource Group delivers value through change management, operations and logistics, sourcing and contracting, analytics, and continuous process improvement.
This model challenges the status quo by:
Developing an innovative new approach to contracting, where practicing caregivers from our Participants guide all decision-making, and products and services are contracted for based on attributes rather than brand preference
Standardizing and optimizing operations and logistics by closing warehouses, improving inventory management, and improving operational key performance indicators
Elevating resource and supply management from the basement to the boardroom by recruiting top talent from a multitude of industries beyond healthcare
From FY14 to FY18, The Resource Group has achieved an incremental annual saving of approximately $102M through Therapeutic Affinity Group initiatives. While these efforts will continue to be supported, we must also begin to identify additional clinical opportunities to support the Ascension Clinical Variation efforts that requires the delivery of $400M in savings.
This success enabled The Resource Group to expand outside of Ascension to serve all healthcare systems looking to decrease non-payroll expenses and increase operational efficiencies. Today, The Resource Group serves 2,500 locations including 160 acute care hospitals across 24 states and Washington D.C.
What You Will Do
The Area Pharmacy Manager Pharmacy Education serves as the primary internal and external expert and liaison for all inpatient, outpatient, and mixed use medication services that support the mission, vision, and values of Ascension and The Resource Group. The expert will serve as the area health-system expert in education and personnel development from oversight, education, policies + procedures, monitoring, reporting, and program enhancement / optimization.
Assists in the development and deployment of education programs for staff development and competency assessment
Coordinates local pharmacy education and development program and identifies and implements opportunities for improvement in collaboration with the National Education/Development Director
Creates a strategic education plan to support new product implementation
Assists in the development and implementation of clinical competencies to underpin safe and effective clinical practice and interventions
Maintains knowledge of the policy changes that impact regulatory compliance in regards to education/development
Actively engages in decision-making processes as related to education and development g. Routinely reviews data and related reports from all points of service at which education and development is required to ensure that policies and procedures are followed
Provides ongoing training, education, and communication required for personnel development across the area
Develops and maintains internal relationships (pharmacy department, education department, etc.) and external relationships (ACPE, manufacturers, vendors) as needed
Operates as the central point of contact for all regional project management activities, concerns and questions regarding education/ development
Researches and responds to education and development questions from stakeholders
Analyzes strategic growth initiatives and provides summaries and recommendations regarding the role of education and development related to the strategy
Assists in the development and implementation of changes regarding the best and most cost effective way of doing training. This includes developing and implementing improved training processes and/or using alternative media such as video, slides, overheads, Computer Based Instruction, etc.
Reviews documentation for clinical accuracy and incorporation into training documentation.
Determines staffing skills requirements and assessments, implementing a clear and standard practice on evaluation of skills and ongoing training plan
Pursues innovation by fostering a culture of experimentation and tolerance for mistakes
Encourages curiosity and creative dissatisfaction with the status quo
Communicates skillfully using different styles appropriate to the audience
LicensedPharmacistobtained prior to hire date or job transfer date.
Drug Enforcement Admin.
Pharmacy residency training strongly preferred.
Acts as a preceptor to pharmacy students, residents, and others in training.
Bachelor's degree required.
Master's degree preferred.
PharmD degree preferred.
1 year technical experience required.
5 years pharmacy experience that may include pharmacy education and development, health-system leadership, or comparative consultative experience preferred.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Strong analytical skills
Knowledge of pharmacy education and development
Excellent organizational and communication skills
Proficient in the use of Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
Effective project management skills
Effective time management skills
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