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Steward Health Care

Assistant Director of Pharmacy

Steward Health Care - Houston, TX

Assistant Director of Pharmacy','1705920','!*!The Assistant Director of Pharmacy is responsible for overseeing the daily operations of the pharmacy department. In addition, the Assistant Director of Pharmacy provides pharmaceutical care to patients as a staff pharmacist as needed. This position will assist the Director of Pharmacy to assure all legal, regulatory, and accrediting requirements are maintained at the best demonstrated practice. Maintain a professional presence throughout the hospital.  Assure pharmacy services and activities are carried out to meet goals and standards of Steward Health Care.  In the absence of the Director of Pharmacy, the Assistant Director of Pharmacy is required to assume the essential responsibilities and perform the duties of the Director of Pharmacy.


Supervise pharmacists and pharmacy supportive personnel

Maintain schedules for staff

Maintain, and update a pharmacy Policy and Procedure manual for the department

Participate in the hospital P&T committee, assuring (but not limited to) the following items are part of the committee meetings: current drug trends, formulary additions, formulary deletions, annual formulary approval, non-formulary drug use, drug shortages, cost control initiatives, updates to the Policy and Procedure manual, annual review of order sets and protocols, black box warning, ADR reporting, pharmacy intervention reporting, controlled substance audit reporting, automation reporting.

Assist with the Antibiotic Stewardship program, in conjunction with multidisciplinary team members.

Participate in hospital committee meetings necessary to enhance practice and patient care

Meet or exceed all Accreditation Bodies (TJC, DNV, CMS, BOP) standards related to pharmacy

Assure there is a process for patient and department charges, and that they are accurately and timely posted to accounts

Purchase drugs and supplies in accordance with GPO bids and Steward Health Care best demonstrated practices

Assist in the development and maintenance of information systems and other technology applications within the Pharmacy

Use Econotherapeutic best practices in formulary and cost control

Use Steward Health Care applications, to analyze data and manage clinical initiatives

Responsible for all drug storage areas in accordance with legal and best demonstrated practice

Oversee preparation and delivery of medication throughout the hospital

Establish standards and training for sterile product preparation in compliance with USP 795/797/800 non-sterile and sterile preparation standards, including annual review of master formulation records

Assist with the pharmacy quality activities

Assist with the medication safety program.

Achieve acceptable scores on operations assessments/audits (PPA, Regulatory, Accreditation, BOP, etc)

Arrange/conduct hospital and pharmacy orientation for new hires within 60 days

Assist in the develop and implement a training and competency program for all staff and maintain records of those completed competencies

Assist the Director with the pharmacy budget and all aspects related to the financial program.

Reconcile financial information and communicate on a timely basis

Assure approval of MUE criteria, perform MUE, and report results in committee meetings

Assure adequate control and documentation of controlled substances

Has Power of Attorney to order Schedule II drugs

Ensure documentation for all drug recalls

Attends and participates in departmental meetings, in-services, and quality improvement programs

Maintains all required training and education per department requirements.

Adheres to hospital and departmental policies and procedures.  Complies with all requirements related to risk management, safety, security, fire, and infection control.  Complies with all applicable state, local and federal regulations','!*!

Current license to practice Pharmacy in state and maintains all required CE

Graduate of college of Pharmacy accredited by ACPE or equivalent

Previous pharmacist experience or previous hospital pharmacy experience

Training and proficiency in age specific therapies for hospital patients

Neonatal, pediatric, adolescent, adult and/or geriatric

Customer oriented at all times - must be diplomatic

Manage diverse workforce

Pressure to perform in emergency situations

Overall decision-making responsibility

Constant interruptions

Ability to handle multiple projects

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled','Professional - Non Nursing','Texas-Houston','','St. Joseph Medical Center','Bachelor's Degree','','Full Time Benefit Eligible 36-40 hrs/wk','Full Time Benefit Eligible 36-40 hrs/wk','Days','Days','Assistant Director of Pharmacy

9 days 21 hours ago

Steward Health Care


Assistant Director of Pharmacy Steward Health Care - Houston, TX, United States


Location: Houston, TX

Company Profile:
Steward Health Care System is a community-based accountable care organization and community hospital network with more than 17,000 employees serving more than one million patients annually in more than 150 communities. Each hospital and facility within the Steward family, while part of an extensive network of health care providers, has its own rich history of providing outstanding, compassionate care right in the communities where patients need it most. Hospitals in the system include Carney Hospital in Dorchester, Good Samaritan Medical Center in Brockton, Holy Family Hospital in Methuen, Merrimack Valley Hospital in Haverhill, Morton Hospital in Taunton, Nashoba Valley Medical Center in Ayer, New England Sinai Hospital in Stoughton, Norwood Hospital, Quincy Medical Center, Saint Anne’s Hospital in Fall River and St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center in Brighton.