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Pharmacy Supervisor - Pennsylvania Hospital

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Job ID: 172668
Category: Pharmacy
Work Type: FT
Location: Philadelphia, PA, United States
Work Schedule: Days

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Penn Medicine is dedicated to our tripartite mission of providing the highest level of care to patients, conducting innovative research, and educating future leaders in the field of medicine. Working for this leading academic medical center means collaboration with top clinical, technical and business professionals across all disciplines.

Today at Penn Medicine, someone will make a breakthrough. Someone will heal a heart, deliver hopeful news, and give comfort and reassurance. Our employees shape our future each day. Are you living your life's work?


 The Pharmacy Supervisor - Ambulatory will be responsible for leading our ambulatory care clinical pharmacy team and our specialty pharmacy team. This supervisor must be an effective communicator and be able to integrate themselves within the healthcare team and expanding structure of the Pharmacy Department. They will adhere to Pharmacy Policies and Procedures and strive to achieve organizational goals and objectives.


    · Provides oversight of daily Ambulatory/ Specialty pharmacy operations

    o Provide oversight and develop a strategic plan for ambulatory care clinical pharmacy services including expansion of service provision to growing areas, quality and research initiatives, publications, speaking events, and clinical progression.

    o Assure clinical pharmacists are actively engaged in the clinical program by providing ongoing education, monitoring, and competency evaluation

    o Monitor specialty pharmacy capture and pursue limited distribution access for newly approved specialty agents coming to market

    o Collect, summarize, and report data reflecting both clinical outcomes and cost savings associated with the clinical pharmacy

    o Serve as the entity committee representative for all health system ambulatory and specialty pharmacy collaboration.

    o Coordinate and manage residents/students assigned to outpatient/ambulatory rotations. Work closely with and provide direction to Resident Program Director.

    o Provide cross coverage when needed for clinical services.

    o Maintain clinical practice by providing clinical pharmacy service activities in accordance with URAC requirements. Serve as a liaison with the outpatient pharmacy to ensure patients receive their prescribed medication.

    o Manage Clinical Pharmacy specialists, pharmacy residents and specialty technicians in terms of HR requirements, evaluations, time off and other duties as assigned.

    o Develop and maintain employee work schedules. Ensures that work schedules meet the clinical and operational needs of pharmacy services to support patient care initiatives.

    o Provides clinical and operational support of all areas as necessary. Maintains proficiency to work in all areas.

    o Effectively communicates operational issues to both intradepartmental and interdisciplinary constituents in a timely and comprehensive manner.

    o Provides critical or relevant information to supervisor in a timely manner to address issues.

    · Ensures compliance with all regulatory standards

    o Ensures compliance with all The Joint Commissions medication management regulations

    o Ensures compliance with all applicable Pennsylvania Department of Health regulations

    o Ensures compliance with all applicable URAC and ACHC regulations

    o Ensures compliance with applicable state Pennsylvania Board of Pharmacy regulations. 

    o Adheres to all policies, procedures, laws and regulations that govern the procurement, receipt, handling,

    and storage of controlled substances. Completes and maintains all necessary documentation. Reports any irresolvable discrepancies to Director of Pharmacy immediately.

    · Works closely with the Outpatient Pharmacy Supervisor

    o Assist in implementing new initiatives

    o Provide cross coverage as needed.

    · Performs other duties as assigned


        - Required: Current Registered Pharmacist license in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

        - Preferred: 

        - Completion of a Pharmacy Practice Residency (PGY-1) or equivalent experience

        - PGY-2 residency in related field, board certification or equivalent experience 

        - At least two years of experience in a hospital or ambulatory setting including precepting students and/or residents or equivalent experience 

        - Board Certification in relevant area of clinical practice

        Education or Equivalent Experience:

        -Bachelor of Science Degree in Pharmacy or PharmD degree from an ACPE-accredited school of pharmacy

          We believe that the best care for our patients starts with the best care for our employees. Our employee benefits programs help our employees get healthy and stay healthy. We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits program that includes one of the finest prepaid tuition assistance programs in the region. Penn Medicine employees are actively engaged and committed to our mission. Together we will continue to make medical advances that help people live longer, healthier lives.

          Live Your Life's Work

          We are an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. Candidates are considered for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, marital status, familial status, genetic information, domestic or sexual violence victim status, citizenship status, military status, status as a protected veteran or any other status protected by applicable law.

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