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At Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois, you won't just find a career - you'll discover an exclusive experience that gives you an opportunity to learn more, grow more and become more. Our staff demonstrates an unwavering commitment to patient care, consistently performing at a level that is extraordinary. As part of our team, you’ll discover why our unique combination of research and patient care has earned us national ranking by U.S. News & World Report, as well as an ANCC Magnet™ designation for the fourth consecutive time. What’s more, you’ll work in one of the most popular, cultural, historical and diverse cities in the nation. Located on the shores of Lake Michigan, Chicago is known for its nearly 200 distinct neighborhoods and extensive park systems, along with numerous sports teams, museums and a vibrant theater community.
Associate Director, Clinical Services - Inpatient Pharmacy
We’re seeking natural team leaders to join our Clinical Services team as an Associate Director, where you’ll be responsible for the maintenance and quality oversight of all inpatient clinical pharmacy programs. The scope of your leadership will include responsibility for clinical pharmacist activities provided by clinical specialists, unit-based pharmacists, and residents, as well as clinical activities provided by pharmacists in distribution pharmacies. In this role, you’ll exemplify the Rush mission, vision and values.
Develop and maintain drug information resources for the department and hospital as it relates to clinical pharmacy
Manage and coordinate appropriate clinical decision support systems and best practice alerts with IT and Medication Safety
Manage and update clinical resources in electronic and, as necessary, paper formats
Perform outcomes research documenting drug therapy quality and unmet needs for clinical pharmacy services
Plan performance improvement initiatives for core measures relating to medication use, Core Measures, Readmissions, Medication Reconciliation, etc.
Maintain oversight over the pharmacy practice model and collaborate with the medical, nursing, and discharge planning staff
Perform an annual evaluation and prepare a strategic plan for clinical pharmacy services
Maintain a leadership role in transformation of information systems, practice and facilities
Work with Associate Director, Operations to coordinate clinical practice changes with operational impact
Support residency and experiential education programs by working seamlessly with the Associate Corporate Director, Residency Training, Experiential Education, Research & Ambulatory Clinical Services by taking residents and IPPE/APPE students on rotation
Participate in management leadership meetings
Serve as a member of the Pharmacy Department Drug Shortages Committee
Serve as a member of the Pharmacy Operations Committee
Assist with the management and content of the Clinical Pharmacist meetings
Serve as a member of the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee, MUE Subcommittee, Medication Safety Committee and Residency Advisory Committee
Participate in weekend/holiday management on-call duties
Lead the maintenance of the pharmacist career ladder, with involvement in periodic review and reclassification of the pharmacists participating
Registered Pharmacist in Illinois (or eligibility to be licensed in Illinois)
PGY1 pharmacy residency
Hospital pharmacy experience
Board of Pharmaceutical Specialties Board Certification required
Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing
Ability to demonstrate responsibility and accountability for all aspects of professional practice
Ability to independently problem solve, multi-task and work successfully in a fast-paced environment
Active participant in pharmacy professional or peer organizations
Must be flexible with work schedule, with dependable attendance and job performance
PGY2 Pharmacy Residency preferred
Three years of pharmacy management and/or clinical leadership experience preferred
Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office tools
Ability to mentor and teach residents and students preferred
For further details and to apply, please visit https://ad.doubleclick.net/ddm/clk/413727249;214719739;r?https://rush.igreentree.com/CSS_External/CSSPage_SearchAndBrowseJobs.ASP?T=20150116181045 and search for Job Number 2018-0145.
Rush is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status and other legally protected characteristics.
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