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Director, Pharmacy Operations

Company: Kindred Healthcare, Inc.
Location: Louisville
Posted on: April 10, 2021

Job Description:

We are continuing our COVID-19 best practices. You may expect to have more digital experiences in the Kindred interview process. Director, Pharmacy Operations Louisville, Kentucky

We are recruiting for a Director, Pharmacy Operations to join our Pharmacy Support team.-- This is a work from home position that requires heavy--amounts of travel. Summary: This position provides clinical and regulatory support to Kindred pharmacy operations. Support includes ensuring medication use is consistent with evidence-based standards, developing medication safety initiatives, maintaining regulatory compliance with national and state agencies, and performance improvement across Kindred's various lines of business. Additionally, this position manages strategic pharmacy projects with an emphasis on pharmacy purchasing standards, medication management, and technology. This position will also work collaboratively with facility CEOs, CCOs, medical staff, and department directors to accomplish objectives of the onsite pharmacy department as needed. Essential Functions:

  • Participates in planning and creation of pharmacy's strategic agenda.
  • Provide guidance on matters regarding pharmacy regulatory compliance.
  • Provide clinical and staff development education.
  • Development and maintenance of detailed project plans, including communication and coordination among internal and external resources, to ensure projects are completed on time, within scope, and within budget.
  • Collaborate with pharmacy leaders to identify, evaluate, and facilitate changes in purchasing, contracting and utilization; maximizing market share and product standardization to improve value.
  • Operational maintenance, implementations management, and end-user training for pharmacy systems (e.g., RxConnect, Pyxis ES, ABC Passport, Micromedex).
  • Active participant in Pharmacy Advisory Committee and other committees as assigned.
  • Communicates routine project updates to key stakeholders and works collaboratively with other disciplines to implement new processes or to resolve problems.
  • Trends and analyzes financial and drug utilization--data.
  • Reports, trends, and analyzes pharmacy key quality indicators.
  • Responsible for ensuring the development and implementation of policies, procedures, and processes that support hospital pharmacy operations to maintain Kindred operational standards and compliance with federal pharmacy laws (DEA, USP, DSCSA, etc.)
  • Provide direct oversight of designated hospital pharmacy operations as assigned.
  • Provide individual and pharmacy performance reports to direct and dotted line reports
  • Other duties as assigned. Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:
    • Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills.
    • Proficient computer skills, including Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
    • Efficient worker with the ability to manage stress.
    • Maintain active pharmacist licensure for state of residency.
    • Maintain knowledge of current Joint Commission medication management standards and CMS standards for pharmacy services.
    • Approximate percent of time required to travel: up to 75%

      • Bachelor's Degree in Pharmacy or Doctor of Pharmacy. Masters Level Degree in Business or Management preferred.--
      • Registered pharmacist in state of residency
      • Completion of a post-graduate pharmacy practice residency or fellowship and/or two years of experience as a licensed hospital pharmacist. Pharmacy management experience is strongly preferred.-- Depending on candidate's qualifications, this position may be filled at a different level.-- If you are a current Kindred/RehabCare employee Click Here . Benefits & Recognition Our goal is to offer valuable compensation and incentive programs that enables us to attract, reward, retain, and motivate highly qualified individuals. Compensation can include bonus plans and recognition for going above & beyond. Healthcare We offer a variety of Health Savings Account (HSA) and PPO plan options. 401(k) Plan Employees can contribute pre-tax dollars through payroll deduction. Paid Time Off Your work/life balance is important to us. We offer our employees a flexible Paid Time Off program. Wellness Program We offer tools, resources and support for weight loss, stress reduction, smoking cessation and making overall healthier choices. Community Community involvement is consistent with our company's principles and with our mission of customer service and quality care. You have high standards. So do we. Find your future with Kindred, the nation's largest specialty hospital company. A career here will allow you to learn, thrive and grow in a positive and supportive environment where your input matters. Join us and see all that you can accomplish when you combine your talent, skills and dedication with a highly successful and compassionate healthcare leader. Get the latest job openings based on your interests, skills and background sent directly to your inbox. Connect with Our Recruiters Share some preliminary info about yourself and we will contact you to discuss your interests and career and future opportunities.

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