Salary commensurate with experience & qualifications.
The Dr. Bob Smith Health Center, at Southern Methodist University, is seeking a Director of Pharmacy at our state-of-the-art campus facility. The Director of Pharmacy provides a full range of pharmaceutical services for students of the University. Provides pharmaceutical care using approved protocols in collaboration with clinic providers. Provides tasks associated with the selection, preparation and storage of pharmaceuticals and dispenses medications providing patient education for prescription and over the counter products. Responsible for managing inventory, record keeping and reporting for the pharmacy. Responsible for coordination and oversight of the pharmacy and supervises other pharmacy staff. The Director utilizes the pharmacy management software to run daily operations and administer basic functions. The Director is responsible for ensuring that the pharmacy provides excellent customer service while also adhering to complex regulations and continuing to meet revenue targets.
Procure, Prepare and Dispense Medications - Fill and dispense prescriptions; review written prescriptions for safety, efficacy, appropriateness and accuracy; advise patients and prescribers on selection, dosages, interactions and side effects of medications; determine most efficient and cost effective medications and alternatives; interact with prescribers to provide therapeutic advice as needed. Disseminate drug information and provide appropriate patient counseling; manage point of sale system for medications and OTC items. Maintain a small retail area stocked with foods and health and beauty products.
Inventory, Ordering, and Record Keeping - Maintain a good inventory system to oversee the flow of products and services in and out of the health center with biannual manual counting of medications and supplies on hand. Order and stock pharmaceuticals, OTC medications, merchandise and supplies as needed. Maintain detailed records of prescriptions filled, inventory of drugs, narcotics & poisons as required by Federal and State laws. Monitor drug therapy of patients; interface with medical staff in issues related to drug therapy and promote cost effective and appropriate utilization of pharmaceuticals. Monitor and provide ongoing inventory-related accounting.
Administration and Supervision - Administer operation of the pharmacy, including pricing, statistical compilation and writing policy and procedures. Direct daily work flow and supervise support staff; oversee pharm tech's work. Participate in hiring process for new staff. Conduct staff orientation and annual performance reviews. Hold in-service training as needed for medical services staff. Maintain federal, state and local licenses and meet all regulatory requirements. Regularly update vendor agreements. Perform ongoing quality assurance activities. Keep pharmacy secure.
Other – Complete other duties as assigned including, but not limited to, implementing new technology and applications to automate processes. Improve efficiency and update the operation to keep the Pharmacy current and responsive to the needs/expectations of students. Provide information regarding student insurance and collect payments. Communicate appropriately using good interpersonal skills, and positive demeanor through verbal and non-verbal communication.
Education and Experience:
BS or Pharm. D. from an accredited school of pharmacy required. Pharm. D. is preferred.
Current Texas Pharmacist License in good standing is required.
Five years of experience as a licensed pharmacist is required.
Prior pharmacy management experience is required.
Knowledge of local, state, and federal regulatory requirements is required.
BLS certification is required.
Immunization certification is preferred.
Experience with pharmacy management software is required.
Experience with QS/1 software system is preferred.
Working knowledge of effective inventory system is preferred.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Candidate must comply with all state and federal laws regarding pharmaceutical services, and ensure that pharmacy operations and staff are also in compliance.
Candidate must possess significant problem solving skills with the ability to identify and analyze problems.
Must be highly accurate and detail oriented.
Must fill and dispense prescriptions accurately, for safety and provide appropriate advice to patients.
Candidate must have excellent interpersonal skills and be able to work effectively with patients, pharmacists, physicians and other co-workers. Must be able to work courteously with SMU colleagues, clients, and external organizations.
Must have clear communication skills, with the ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community. Must be able to listen well to others and be able to clearly report data analysis and results.
Must be customer focused and ensure that the pharmacy provides excellent customer service while adhering to complex regulations.
Candidate must effectively administer pharmacy operations including inventory, work flow, budgets, and effectively lead and develop staff.
Candidate must possess excellent organizational skills that include effective planning and time management.
Must be able to compile accurate reports and produce clear policy and procedures.
Candidate must be able to handle sensitive information with complete confidentiality and professionalism. Must handle PHI information appropriately and meet HIPAA requirements in compliance with Federal regulations, as well as ensure that work processes and staff are in compliance.
Candidate must be proficient with proficient using Microsoft Office Suite.
This position requires routine evening work.
Physical /Environmental Demands:
This position must be able to stand, handle objects (dexterity), bend, reach above shoulders, carry/lift 25-50 lbs., push/pull, and squat.
Deadline to apply: This position is open until filled.
To Apply: Please visit our website www.smu.jobs to access the online application. See Working at SMU.
Click on Staff Careers and apply to: Director of Pharmacy (Pharmacist-in-Charge) HEA00000008
Southern Methodist University (SMU) will not discriminate in any employment practice, education program, education activity, or admissions on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status. SMU's commitment to equal opportunity includes nondiscrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity and expression. The Executive Director for Access and Equity/Title IX1 Coordinator is designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies, including the prohibition of sex discrimination under Title IX. The Executive Director/Title IX Coordinator may be reached at the Perkins Administration Building, Room 204, 6425 Boaz Lane, Dallas, TX 75205, 214-768-3601, email@example.com. Inquiries regarding the application of Title IX may also be directed to the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights of the U.S. Department of Education.
SMU is a private university that employs 2,000 staff and faculty to support the more than 11,000 students. SMU's tree lined campus is just five miles north of downtown Dallas and offers a unique workplace environment, including historic Georgian architecture buildings, beautiful lawns, landscaped gardens and an exciting campus community.