Trilogy Health Services

  • PCA Director of Sterile and Non-Sterile Compounding

    Type
    Full-Time
    Shift
    1st Shift
    Address
    2701 Chestnut Station Court
    City
    Louisville
    State
    KY
    Zip Code
    40299
  • Details

    PCA Home Office is currently seeking a Director of Sterile and Non-Sterile Compounding.

     

    Headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, PCA Pharmacy has served long-term care and institutional healthcare facilities since 1994. With the guiding imperative to meet and exceed the resident’s needs, PCA partners with personal/skilled care or assisted living facilities to address the unique pharmacy needs of their residents through specialized clinical and operational support services. Quality is not a goal; it is our basic operating tenet. Exceptional professional service and personal concern are our commitments.

     

    PCA Pharmacy is an Ancillary division of Trilogy Health Services, which is an award winning company that is leading the way in employee benefits, professional development, personal wellness and recognition. We invite you to learn more about our unique culture and the exciting opportunities that exist within our organization.

     

    We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package including:

    • Competitive Salaries - Weekly Pay!
    • Paid vacation (plus 6 paid holidays)
    • Generous Benefits
    • Educational Assistance Programs
    • Quarterly employee recognition ceremonies
    • And much more!

    Responsibilities

     

     Summary

     

    Serves patients by preparing medications; giving pharmacological information to multidisciplinary health care teams and monitoring patient drug therapies.

     

    Duties and Responsibilities

     

    1. Plans, develops, organizes, implements, evaluates and directs the pharmacies Clinical and Compliance aspects of the Sterile and Non-Sterile Compounding departments.
    2. Leads the Sterile and Non-Sterile Compounding department teams with the implementation of departmental policies and procedures.
    3. Evaluates the workflow and delivery of services to ensure company goals and objectives are being met.
    4. Provides support, assistance and direction with Clinical Dosing and Monitoring of Parenteral Medications and Sterile Compounds.
    5. Develops and presents relevant work instructions, training tools, and educations materials for the Sterile and Non-Sterile Compounding areas of the pharmacy to foster and promote professional development.
    6. Creates a rapport with regulatory agencies, professional organizations, teaching institutions, and other leaders to promote the Company’s professional image and culture.
    7. Establishes and utilizes an Audit tool to verify that each pharmacy is following and compliant with current State/Federal regulations and guidelines.
    8. Assists in the maintenance of records, such as pharmacy files, patient profiles, charge system files and inventories, narcotics, or controlled drugs.
    9. Conducts pharmacy visits as directed and as needed, provides significant communication on matters of importance which details observations, recommendations for improvement, issues and problems discussed, directions given, and updates or follow-up from previous communications.
    10. Completes pharmacy operational requirements by organizing and directing technicians’ and pharmacists’ work flow; verifying their preparation and labeling of pharmaceuticals; verifying order entries.
    11. Assesses leadership skills and assists with implementation of leadership evaluation tools.
    12. Provides pharmacological information by answering questions and requests of health care professionals; counseling patents on drug therapies.
    13. Develops staff pharmacological knowledge by participating in clinical programs; training pharmacy staff, interns, residents and health care professionals.
    14. Complies with state and federal drug laws as regulated by the State Board of Pharmacy, the Drug Enforcement Administration, and the Food and Drug Administration by monitoring unit inspections, maintaining records for controlled substances; removing outdated and damaged drugs from the pharmacy inventory, follows disposal of drugs per drug disposal guidelines.
    15. Protects patients and technicians by adhering to infection-control protocols.
    16. Travel including overnight stay as necessary
    17. Meets Expectations of Excellence for position.
    18. Supports pharmacy, customer, departmental goals and the overall objectives of the Company.
    19. Complies with all laws, regulations and standards of ethical conduct.
    20. Performs all job duties with a friendly positive and team-oriented approach.
    21. Maintains required licenses or certifications in good standing with the State.

    Complies with all Company policies, procedures, rules and standards.

    Qualifications

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

     

    Knowledge of:

    • Principles and practices involved in compounding and dispensing of prescriptions.
    • Pharmaceuticals, drugs and narcotics.
    • Calculation of doses and the preparation and use of percentage and stock solutions.
    • Stock Control and related recordkeeping.
    • Compliance with external regulatory agencies and organizations for all areas of responsibility.

     

    Skills in:

    • Interpersonal and analytical skills; gathering and compiling information and analyzing and adjusting discrepancies.
    • Ongoing development of a servant leadership culture that strives to achieve the highest ethical standards.
    • Using logic and reasoning to identify alternative solutions and approaches to workflow processes.
    • Organizational and time management skills to prioritize workflow and ensure duties and projects are completed by deadlines.

     

    Ability to:

    • Apply safety and efficiency in the prescribing, dispensing, administering, and use of drugs and related articles for the prevention of illness and the maintenance and management of health.
    • Fill prescriptions and prepare official drugs and standard medications.
    • Recognize physical, chemical, and therapeutic incompatibilities.
    • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing and identify and recommend solutions to problems.
    • Meet deadlines, prioritize and deliver quality results in a time sensitive environment.
    • Review and analyze information, while using critical thinking skills to evaluate data for care plan compliance.
    • Maintain confidentiality and professional discretion.
    • Effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, and customers.
    • Organize, manage, prioritize and track multiple detailed tasks with efficiency with strong attention to detail.
    • Work independently, as well as collaboratively, within a team environment.
    • Provide a high level of customer service in a calm and professional manner.

     

     

    Physical, Mental and Environmental Requirements

     

    Physical Requirements: Sitting, standing, bending, reaching, stretching, stooping, walking and moving with a high level of frequency during working hours. Lifts up to five (5) lbs. constantly, 10 (ten) lbs. frequently and 20 (twenty) lbs. occasionally.

     

    Must be able to see and hear or use prosthetics that will enable these senses to function adequately to ensure that the requirements of this position can be fully met. Ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).  Must be able to properly operate office equipment.

     

    Must be able to maintain verbal and written communication with co-workers, leadership team, supervisors, residents, family members, visitors, vendors and all business associates.

     

    Mental Requirements: Must be alert and attentive to detail. Must be able to read and write and have knowledge of arithmetic and units of measurement, names and places. Must be able to follow written and oral instructions. Must be able to make decisions and show good judgment. Must be able to direct the work activities of others and maintain effective working relationships. Must present a neat, clean, professional appearance and demonstrate a positive, cheerful attitude towards staff members, residents, family members, visitors and other business associates.

     

    Environment: Works often in a clean, well-lit, heated and cooled office building.   May work beyond normal working hours and on weekends and holidays when necessary. Is subject to call-back during emergency conditions. Subject to hazardous chemicals and/or infectious substances.

     

    Qualifications:

    • Bachelors of Science (B. S.) or Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degree accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE).

     

    Licenses/Certifications

    • North American Pharmacist Licensure Exam (NAPLEX)
    • Multistate Pharmacy Jurisprudence Exam (MPJE)
    • State-specific license where required

     

    Experience:

    • Five (5) years’ experience in a pharmacy sterile and non-sterile compounding environment required with experience in oversight of multi-state operations preferred. Healthcare, senior living industry, home health or long-term care environment preferred.
    • Exemplary computer skills that include knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite of products.

     

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