The Area Pharmacy Manager Pharmacy Education for the Kansas, Tulsa, and Texas areas serves as the primary internal and external expert and liaison for all inpatient, outpatient, and mixed use medication services that support the mission, vision, and values of Ascension and The Resource Group. The expert will serve as the area health-system expert in education and personnel development from oversight, education, policies + procedures, monitoring, reporting, and program enhancement / optimization.
Please note: this job is virtual (candidate can work remotely from anywhere in the US)
Assists in the development and deployment of education programs for staff development and competency assessment
Coordinates local pharmacy education and development program and identifies and implements opportunities for improvement in collaboration with the National Education/Development Director
Creates a strategic education plan to support new product implementation
Assists in the development and implementation of clinical competencies to underpin safe and effective clinical practice and interventions
Maintains knowledge of the policy changes that impact regulatory compliance in regards to education/development
Actively engages in decision-making processes as related to education and development g. Routinely reviews data and related reports from all points of service at which education and development is required to ensure that policies and procedures are followed
Provides ongoing training, education, and communication required for personnel development across the area
Develops and maintains internal relationships (pharmacy department, education department, etc.) and external relationships (ACPE, manufacturers, vendors) as needed
Operates as the central point of contact for all regional project management activities, concerns and questions regarding education/ development
Researches and responds to education and development questions from stakeholders
Analyzes strategic growth initiatives and provides summaries and recommendations regarding the role of education and development related to the strategy
Assists in the development and implementation of changes regarding the best and most cost-effective way of doing training. This includes developing and implementing improved training processes and/or using alternative media such as video, slides, overheads, Computer Based Instruction, etc.
Reviews documentation for clinical accuracy and incorporation into training documentation.
Determines staffing skills requirements and assessments, implementing a clear and standard practice on evaluation of skills and ongoing training plan
Pursues innovation by fostering a culture of experimentation and tolerance for mistakes
Encourages curiosity and creative dissatisfaction with the status quo
Communicates skillfully using different styles appropriate to the audience
Link to job posting: https://ascension.ttcportals.com/jobs/2835498-area-pharmacy-manager-pharmacy-education
Licensed Pharmacist obtained prior to hire date or job transfer date.
Pharmacy residency training strongly preferred.
Bachelor's Level Degree required.
Master's degree preferred.
PharmD degree preferred.
1 year technical experience required.
5 years’ pharmacy experience that may include pharmacy education and development, health-system leadership, or comparative consultative experience preferred.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Strong analytical skills
Knowledge of pharmacy education and development
Excellent organizational and communication skills
Proficient in the use of Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
Effective project management skills
Effective time management skills
Telecommuting is allowed.
About Ascension / The Resource Group
Ascension is a faith-based healthcare organization dedicated to transformation through innovation across the continuum of care. As the largest non-profit health system in the U.S. and the world’s largest Catholic health system, Ascension is committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, with special attention to persons living in poverty and those most vulnerable. In FY2018, Ascension provided nearly $2 billion in care of persons living in poverty and other community benefit programs. Ascension includes approximately 156,000 associates and 34,000 aligned providers.
Ascension’s Healthcare Division operates more than 2,600 sites of care – including 151 hospitals and more than 50 senior living facilities – in 21 states and the District of Columbia, while its Solutions Division provides a variety of services and solutions including physician practice management, venture capital investing, investment management, biomedical engineering, facilities management, clinical care management, information services, risk management, and contracting through Ascension’s own group purchasing organization.