Primary City/State:Mesa, ArizonaDepartment Name:BFP-BDMCWork Shift:VariedJob Category:PharmacyInnovation and highly trained staff. Our Pharmacy team members play a critical role in ensuring the best care for our patients. Join a nationally recognized leader that values excellence and begin making a difference in people’s lives. Apply today!Banner Health has been recognized by Becker’s Healthcare as one of the 150 top places to work in health care. In addition, we recently made Newsweek’s list of America’s Greatest Workplaces 2023 for Diversity. These recognitions reflect Banner Health's investment in team members' professional development, wellness benefits, and continued education. It highlights our commitment to advocating for diversity in the workplace, promoting work-life balance, and boosting employee engagement.As part of the team at Banner Family Pharmacy (BFP) at Banner Desert Medical Center, our team focuses on filling prescriptions for hospital discharge patients and Banner plan members. The retail pharmacies at Banner Health provide a valuable, convenient service to our employees, hospital based patients and patients from our clinics. These services help to reduce readmission rates, improve patient outcomes and assist in keeping Banner's health care costs to a minimum. Retail pharmacies are the most frequently visited health care provider and as such Banner Family Pharmacy ise positioned to have a major impact on patient outcomes. We are like any other retail pharmacy without the drive-thru and with more lead time. We work with nurses and doctors to make sure medications are affordable and that patient goes home on all the prescribed medications. Our Associate Director of Retail Pharmacy at BFP-Desert will oversee daily operations, workflow, training, time and attendance, scheduling, customer service standards, facility relationships, have involvement in locations specific and systemwide projects/initiatives, and improve engagement.We are seeking a full-time Associate Director of Retail Pharmacy to join our team at Banner Desert Medical Center! This is a full-time varied position, working 40 hours per week (8-10 hour shifts), with rotating weekends and holidays required. Our facility is open Monday-Friday 7 am - 8 pm and Saturday-Sunday 8 am - 6 pm. Previous leadership experience in a retail pharmacy setting is highly preferred.Banner Pharmacy Services division provides excellent patient care across our entire continuum through convenient access, improved medication outcomes and innovative pharmacy practices. Banner Pharmacy Services will be recognized nationally as a clinical leader and trusted partner in proactively providing innovative pharmacy services through excellence in integration, care coordination, medication management and service to make a difference in people's lives. Banner is expanding its focus from being a hospital company to a clinical quality company focused on population health management. Clinical Pharmacy Services are also included in this robust new service line and are responsible for the management of the Banner formulary, development of standardized system wide clinical pharmacy services, and management of adverse drug event preventions. Clinical Pharmacy Services provides collaborative drug therapy management and educational interventions in patient care to optimize medication therapy, improve outcomes, promote wellness, and disease prevention.POSITION SUMMARYThis position is responsible for leading and overseeing the operational activities of Retail Pharmacy Services. Ensures the functions of the department are consistent with the policies and procedures. Assists in planning, directing, monitoring and evaluating the provision of distributive pharmacy services. May supervise those activities that provide for the purchasing, receiving, storage, delivery, and distribution of medications and related supplies. Compounds, dispenses and bills medication pursuant to prescriptions and practitioner’s orders; provides drug information to physicians, nurses, allied health professionals, and patients. Participates in interdisciplinary team and patient care activities. Assures adequate departmental staffing according to workload while maintaining expected productivity levels. Supports implementation of clinical services and helps to maintain information systems within the pharmacy. Participates in developing system standards of work performance, orientation and training programs. Must demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients being served. Must possess the ability to assess data reflective of the patient’s status, interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patient’s requirements and provide pharmaceutical care based on those needs. Adheres to local, state, and federal laws regarding the profession of pharmacy practice.CORE FUNCTIONS
Pharmacist In Charge (PIC) for retail pharmacy location. Organizes and coordinates daily activities of the Retail Pharmacy. Determines, evaluates, and cultivates internal and external relationships with respect to Banner Family Pharmacy to grow business and maintain patient care along the healthcare continuum. Reviews, revises and assures compliance with departmental and organizational policies and procedures, Federal and State laws, and accrediting bodies standards.
Monitors drug therapy for appropriateness of medication use, screens for drug interactions, incompatibilities, and contraindications, and recognizes potential adverse effects, intervenes as appropriate. Identifies areas needing improvement, and suggests possible solutions. Accurately prepares and documents scheduled/controlled medications transactions.
Participates in the planning, development, implementation, maintenance, and evaluation of the Pharmacy information systems. These activities may include oversight of database building, data collection and cataloguing of gathered information, and documentation of the process. Maintains an up to date understanding of the process involved in these activities.
Provides leadership and direction to the retail pharmacy staff. Assists with the development of goals, objectives, and programs for the pharmacy department consistent with those of the organization’s overall strategic plan. Promotes positive customer relations and actively contributes to a supportive work environment. Fosters a team environment within the department by being cooperative in the provision of departmental services.
Schedules and supervises the retail department employees and participates in such personnel actions as hiring, promotion, transfer, discharge, disciplinary action and performance evaluation; develops and implements improvements to pharmacy functions.
Develops and implements procedures which promote efficiency to ensure economical department operations. Implements and oversees workflows that promote efficiency and safety. Develops and maintains inventory levels, and maintains fiscal accountability in the Retail Pharmacy.
Participates in the day-to-day duties of the Staff Pharmacist. Performs immunization administration upon patient request.
Oversees all aspects of medication use, including (1) selection, procurement and storage, (2) dispensing, (3) monitoring of all medications utilized. Internal customers may include Patients, Nurses, Licensed Independent Practitioners, Nursing Directors, Department Directors, Administrators and other health care team members for the purpose of integrating services, improving patient care and ensuring effective communication systems. External customers may include local, state, and national pharmacy organizations, Joint Commission, state Board of Pharmacy, colleagues and peers, educational institutions and pharmaceutical representatives.