Trilogy Health Services

  • Lead Consultant Pharmacist

    Type
    Full-Time
    Shift
    1st Shift
    Address
    4014 Venture Court
    City
    Columbus
    State
    OH
    Zip Code
    43228
  • Details

    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
    • And much more!

    Responsibilities

    Note: the individual selected for this position must reside in the Columbus, OH area or be willing to relocate to that area.

     

    The Lead Consultant Pharmacist position supervises the Clinical Services team members in their support of our customers as outlined in the consultant pharmacist and consultant nurse job descriptions, in an effort to continue to develop the strength of our clinical team in our efforts to be recognized as the leader in consulting services in the senior housing market in our service area.  The duties and responsibilities as listed below will be divided between the employees in this role so that there are specific geographic areas for each position to supervise and specific duties that the individuals will primarily oversee as directed by the Vice President of Clinical Services.

     

    Duties and Responsibilities

     

    1. Review and analyze industry trends to position PCA as a clinical leader in the industry.
    2. Manage day to day operations of assigned consultants including scheduling, evaluations, and provide needed resources to help employee excel in their role.
    3. Assist with hiring, training, and on-boarding of new consultants.
    4. Coordinate with local pharmacy teams to plan and execute educational symposiums at least annually.
    5. Supervise Clinical Support team in the processing of:
      • Prior Authorizations and changing of therapies to covered alternatives
      • Non-covered medications
      • High dollar medications
    6. Assist consultants with surveys, software support, and educational needs.
    7. Oversee controlled drug handling and destruction procedures
    8. Encourage communication between the internal pharmacy teams and consulting team by participating in field team calls.
    9. Review existing team member knowledge base for additional training needs and provide training as needed
    10. Update consultants on changes in regulations, policies, and procedures, and clinical developments.
    11. Participate in new facility start up planning.
    12. Manage consultant pharmacist macro library
    13. Use available analytics to improve efficiency, care, and drive policies.
    14. Maintain external educational materials for in-services, expiration date list, etc.
    15. Assist with development of Policies and Procedures and educating customers about pharmacy services.
    16. Complete targeted MRRs as needed. (ie Mock survey, IMRR, peer review, Fall review, etc)
    17. Assist with content for the external/customer newsletter and internal clinical (“Let’s Get Clinical”) newsletters
    18. Support team member participation on relevant nursing facility committees, including quality assessment and assurance, pharmacy services, infection control, care planning, and in assisting facilities in developing and implementing appropriate policies and procedures, as requested.
    19. Actively participate in the P & T Committee and assist facilities in developing and maintaining a therapeutic interchange that meets the unique needs of the resident population and ensures appropriate therapy at the lowest cost, including policies and procedures for therapeutic interchange.
    20. Assists the team in developing and implementing policies and procedures to ensure compliance with federal and state regulations related to ordering, storage, handling, labeling, destruction and administration of drugs and biologicals.
    21. Provides counseling on medications to residents and/or their caregivers, including, but not limited to staff in-services, individual counseling and delivery of educational materials, as requested.
    22. Provides consultant pharmacist services including Medication Regimen Reviews (MRR) and IMRR as needed to support consultant pharmacist.
    23. Reports drug and product-related problems to the appropriate agencies.
    24. Travel including overnight stay, as necessary (ie quarterly pharmacy visits to meet with ED and local leadership teams, educational symposium support, training for new hires, etc).
    25. Meets Expectations of Excellence for position.
    26. Supports pharmacy locations, consultants, departmental goals and the overall objectives of the Company.
    27. Complies with all laws, regulations and standards of ethical conduct.
    28. Performs all job duties with a friendly positive and team-oriented approach.
    29. Maintains required licenses or certifications in good standing with at least one State of practice area.
    30. Complies with all Company policies, procedures, rules and standards.

    Qualifications

    Qualifications:

    • Bachelor of Science (B.S.) or Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degree accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE)
    • Knowledge of RxPertise consulting software preferred
    • Knowledge of regulations in the respective states preferred
    • IV clinical experience preferred

     Licenses/Certifications

    • North American Pharmacist Licensure Exam (NAPLEX)
    • Multistate Pharmacy Jurisprudence Exam (MPJE)
    • Active state license in good standing, where required

    Experience:

    • Five (or more) years’ experience as a pharmacy consultant. Healthcare, senior living industry or long-term care environment preferred.

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

     

     Knowledge of:

    • State Operation Manuel – Appendix PP
    • Principles, regulatory requirements and practices involved in compounding and dispensing of prescriptions.
    • Pharmaceuticals, drugs and narcotics.
    • Compliance with external regulatory agencies and organizations for all areas of responsibility.

     Skills in:

    • Interpersonal and analytical skills; gathering, compiling, and analyzing information
    • Ongoing development of a servant leadership culture that strives to achieve the highest ethical standards.
    • Project management from conception to evaluation, with the ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously and adhere to deadlines.
    • Organizational and time management skills to prioritize workflow and ensure duties and projects are completed by deadlines.

     

    Ability to:

    • 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.
    • 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.

     

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