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Billings Clinic Pharmacist in Charge-Billings Clinic Regional Sites in Billings, Montana

The incumbent in this position is responsible for assisting in the development, implementation and delivery of high quality pharmaceutical services. Work of the graduate pharmacist is conducted under the review and supervision of the registered pharmacist. Essential Job Functions * Supports and models behaviors consistent with Billings Clinic's mission, vision, values, code of business conduct and service expectations. Meets all mandatory organizational and departmental requirements. Maintains competency in all organizational, departmental and outside agency standards as it relates to the environment, employee, patient safety or job performance. * Reviews and interprets physician orders to ensure appropriate medication use. Contacts physician to clarify any questionable order. (Patient Care, Pharmacy, Patient Safety) * Carefully checks all data entry, medication carts, and ADM fills for accuracy. (Resource Management, Audits, Medication Data Entry) * Accurately, safely, and properly prepares or supervises the preparation of all sterile (e.g., IV admixtures) and non-sterile products. (Patient Care, Pharmacy, Sterile & Non-Sterile Products Prep) * Controls the distribution of controlled substances, dangerous drugs, and investigational drugs as required by state and federal regulations. (Patient Care, Pharmacy, Controlled Substance Distribution b.) * Participates as needed in clinical programs and/or functions as a clinical pharmacist. (Patient Care, Pharmacy, Clinical Pharmacist Functions) * Assists in the training and orientation of new employees, students, and residents. Provides assistance, direction, and clinical supervision of the pharmacy technical staff. (Education, Staff, Orientation & Training AND Leadership, Resource, Pharmacy Clinical Leadership ) * Documents and is accountable for all clinical pharmacy interventions. (Health Information Management, Patient Chart, Pharmacy Interventions) * Performs other duties as assigned or as needed to meet the needs of the department/organization. * Routinely gives formal presentations and write-ups to pharmacy, nursing, and medical staff on current and relevant clinical pharmacy topics. (Project Management, Education, Formal Presentations) * Assists, guides, and directs pharmacotherapy research activities within the pharmacy department and the facility. (Research, Research Projects, Pharmacotherapy Research * With minimal assistance of pharmacy leadership, directs development, implementation, and maintenance of clinical pharmacy services in specialty area (e.g., medication safety initiatives, protocol development, formulary changes, and alternative medications in response to changes, changes in response to new regulations.) (Project Management, Pharmacy, Clinical Pharmacy Services) * Assists and supports management by providing direction to staff and coordinating the day-to-day operational activities. * Responsible for meeting budgetary targets (i.e., revenue maximization and expense reduction goals) by making daily staffing or resource allocation decisions (e.g., approve overtime, flexing staff, formulary over-ride, charging/crediting guidance). Maintaining good fiscal control by balancing all issues impacting revenue, expense, quality and service. Acts as a resource to staff responding to procedural questions and assistance with problem resolution. (Leadership, Day-to-Day Operations, Day to Day Operations AND * Resource Management, Department Planning, Assists with Department Budgetary Process * Schedules staff and coordinates emergency/contingency staffing needs. Shall participate in and provide input/feedback into the interviewing, hiring, performance appraisal, coaching/counseling, and/or disciplinary processes for direct-report staff. ADD (Leadership, HR Processes, Provides Input into HR Process & Leadership, Staffing, Daily Schedule) * Orients new staff and provides for ongoing mentoring, training, and educational needs for existing staff. With assistance from pharmacy leadership, develops and conducts ongoing competency assessment and quality reviews of various technical aspects of the pharmacist or technician's job (e.g., aseptic technique, chart documentation, TCT validation, clinical peer reviews). Identifies areas needing additional education, training, etc. (Education, Staff, Staff Orientation) * Identifies and implements quality, service, revenue, and expense process improvement initiatives. Core Investigates and responds to issues and/or complaints from staff and/or patients (e.g., customer service and or charging issues). Utilizes performance improvement principles to assess and improve quality. (Core, not on Halogen job description) * Contributes to the effective management of the department by gathering data regarding personnel, supplies To view the full job description, click here</>