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Coordinator, Pharmacy Quality and Safety

Location: Teaneck, NJ, United States
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Coord, Pharmacy Quality & Safety

Holy Name is New Jersey's last remaining independent, Catholic health system, comprising a comprehensive 361-bed acute care medical center, a cancer center, medical fitness center, residential hospice, nursing school, and physician network. The system has a national reputation for providing culturally sensitive care to a diverse population, drawing patients from across the New York City region to its specialty centers and renowned doctors. Holy Name's mission to provide technologically advanced, compassionate and personalized care extends across a continuum that encompasses education, prevention, diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation and wellness maintenance. The system is known as a high-quality, low-cost provider of extraordinary clinical care given by compassionate, highly trained physicians and staff.

A Brief Overview
The Coordinator of Pharmacy Quality & Safety is responsible for ensuring pharmacy and medication management compliance with regulatory agencies and is the medication safety pharmacist. He/she is responsible for proactive performance improvement activities related to compliance, quality and medication safety in the pharmacy and throughout the health system. This coordinator will serve as the Pharmacist-In-Charge on record with the NJ Board of Pharmacy (NJBOP) and fulfill relegated requirements as such.

What you will do
  • Serves as the Pharmacist-in-Charge on record with the NJBOP and CSOS coordinator, fulfilling all responsibilities as dictated in the New Jersey Administrative Code Title 13, Law & Public Safety, Chapter 39, State Board of Pharmacy.
  • Ensures continual compliance and remains up-to-date with all standards, laws and regulations governing the physical structure and personnel performance in the institutional pharmacy department and related to medication management enterprise wide.
  • Coordinates closely with Manager, Pharmacy Inpatient Services and Manager, Clinical Pharmacy related to controlled dangerous substance oversight, medication storage and security and personnel oversight related to quality, compliance and safety.
  • Develops, maintains and coordinates quality assurance and performance improvement programs for the pharmacy department and medication management system.
  • Reviews and responds to medication events, trends and reports to committees as assigned.
  • Leads development, maintenance and performance improvement of key medication safety initiatives to promote a safe medication use system.
  • Maintains and updates the Pharmacy Policy and Procedure Manual, medication-related policies in the hospital manuals, and Pharmacy regulatory educational materials to ensure compliance with the regulatory requirements.
  • Leads and participates in education of pharmacy staff, pharmacy students, nursing, and other healthcare professionals.
  • Serves on the pharmacy leadership team with direct reports which may include and are not limited to the Pharmacy Project Coordinator, Procurement team.
  • Leads and participates in hospital wide committees and activities related to area of practice.
  • All other duties as assigned.

Education Qualifications
  • Doctorate of Pharmacy (PharmD) required or
  • Completion of an ASHP-accredited PGY-1 Residency +/- completion of PGY-2 in Pharmacy Administration required

Experience Qualifications
  • Minimum of 3 years' experience in a hospital pharmacy required
  • Pharmacy Quality & Safety experience preferred
  • Pharmacy leadership experience preferred

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Self-Motivation
  • Project Management
  • Strong communication

Licenses and Certifications
  • PHARMD - Licensed Pharmacist Registered Pharmacist in the State of New Jersey upon hire required

Holy Name is a mission-driven facility whose quality standards and philosophy are rooted in the principles of its founders, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace. Those principles are exercised daily by the Medical Center's dedicated and talented team of physicians, nurses, allied health employees, and a wide variety of non-clinical administrative and operational staff members. Holy Name is an Equal Opportunity Employer.