Clinical Pharmacy Supervisor:
CHI Health

CHI Health
Bismarck North Dakota
Overview: Since 1885, CHI St. Alexius Health has been dedicated to leading health care in this region by enriching the lives of patients through the highest quality of care. We seek to continue our tradition of success and innovation with individuals dedicated to delivering the highest level of expertise and quality. Together we can continue to grow and support the legacy of CHI St. Alexius Health for many years to come.

CHI St. Alexius Health is a regional health network with a tertiary hospital in Bismarck, the system also consists of critical access hospitals (CAHs) in Carrington, Dickinson, Devils Lake, Garrison, Turtle Lake, Washburn and Williston and numerous clinics and outpatient services. CHI St. Alexius Health manages four CAHs in North Dakota - Elgin, Linton, and Wishek, as well as Mobridge Regional Medical Center in Mobridge, S. D. CHI St. Alexius Health offers a comprehensive line of inpatient and outpatient medical services, including: a Level II Trauma Center, primary and specialty physician clinics, home health and hospice services, durable medical equipment services, a fitness and human performance center and ancillary services throughout western and central North Dakota.

CHI St. Alexius Health is part of CommonSpirit Health, a nonprofit, Catholic health system dedicated to advancing health for all people. It was created in February 2019 through the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives and Dignity Health. CommonSpirit Health is committed to creating healthier communities, delivering exceptional patient care, and ensuring every person has access to quality health care.

Responsibilities The Clincal Pharmacy Supervisor ensures the quality of service and continuity of patient drug therapy and care. This position contributes to the Mission and Vision of CHI St Alexius Health by serving as a designated functional lead with oversight of the day to day clinical pharmacy activities of their operations and team members. Provides management support to plan, organize and lead resources with assigned team members; as well as functioning as an individual contributor within the department. The Clinical Pharmacy Supervisor participates in operationalizing CHI St Alexius Health strategic initiatives and priorities.

1. Has the authoity to interview, hire, orient, terminate, promote, train and conduct performance evaluations.
2. Assigns day-to-day work activities; directs the functional and technical job performance of team members.
3. Allocate and direct staffing needs to meet patient, unit, and department needs, and collaborate with others to ensure overall staffing needs are met.
4. Manage performace including: setting goals, clarifying job expectations, monitoring performance progress, providing feedback, recognize, developing skills and addressing performance issues related to work and our Commitments using corrective action.
5. Assists the Director of Pharmacy, with staffing and personnel assignments to maintain adequate coverage of pharmacy services to all service areas.
6. Represents the pharmacy on committees and at meetings, as requested by the Pharmacy Director.
7. Communicates and interacts with hospital staff and physicians in all matters of services and drug therapy as appropriate.
8. Assures appropriate level of understanding, awareness and compliance with all applicable JCAHO, federal, state and agency laws, regulations, guidelines and professional standards.
9. Participates in all safety, security and infection control programs that are mandatory as well as those required and provided by the department.
10..Works with Risk Management and Quality to develop systems and quality improvement programs to minimize the risk of medication errors. Develops educational programs to insure all staff members are aware of medications errors at CHI St. Alexius Health and across the country.
11. Represents pharmacy on Pharmacy and Therapeutics, Safe Medication and Administration committees and others as assigned across the system as requested by Pharmacy Leadership.
12. Manages drug use evaluation activities in the pharmacy. Actively participates in the development of treatment protocols and medication guidelines with the Pharmacy Regional Clinical Program.
13. Assists in planning, development and implementation of clinical pharmacy services consistent with system, campus and department goals/objectives.
14. Manages clinical pharmacy services provided by department staff, clinical faculty, residents and students. Assures seamless clinical services to patients, health professionals and monitors clinical competencies of professional staff.
15. Is responsible for assisting with screening, training, professional/technical guidance of personnel. Plans and coordinates staff development programs.
16. Supports Pharmacy staff to provide direct clinical pharmacy services to patients, including compounding, dispensing, consulting and advising. Routinely provides staffing coverage as needed on patient care areas.
17. Is responsible for the Pharmacy Residency Program.


* Required Licensure and Certifications: *
Pharmacist License

* Required Minimum Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: *
Must possess strong knowledge of Hospital Pharmacy Services; strong knowledge of applicable laws, regulations, guidelines and professional standards; strong project management skills; good communication skills; good strategic planning skills; strong change management skills; must demonstrate personal traits of a high level of motivation; team orientation; professionalism; trust; and place a high value on treating others with dignity and respect.

* Preferred Qualifications: *
Five (5) years of progressive experience as a practice pharmacist.

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