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LAU Medical Center - Rizk Hospital

Pharmacy Operations Manager

Expire Date: 
Fri, 09/26/2014
Department: 
Pharmacy
Work Schedule: 
42 hours/week
Requirements: 

Education/Diploma/Certification:
 BS in Pharmacy from an accredited university and an advanced degree program (M.B.A., Pharm D).

Work Experience:
 Minimum 1 year of work experience as hospital pharmacist.

Required Skills: 

 Good knowledge of pharmaceutical requirements (the general rules of Good Practice of Hospital Pharmacy).
 Good computer skills, especially in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint).
 Excellent verbal and written English skills. French is a plus.
 Evidence of leadership in pharmacy practice and professional associations.
 Evidence of expertise in education/training of students and residents.
 Working knowledge of safety standards
 Highly organized and the ability to multi-task in a busy environment.
 Ability to work effectively as a team player.
 Problem-solving skills.

Responsibilities and Duties: 

 Assist the Chief Pharmacist in leading, planning and managing all activities related to the Pharmacy’s operations. Assure tasks are completed on time, accurately and efficiently. Ensure coordination with other departments on all operation issues.
 Oversee the automatic prescription filling system and coordinate effective communications within the Pharmacy, the Hospital and with suppliers.
 Support Pharmacy staff by filling in for the pharmacists, when necessary.
 Control of attendance, absences and leaves of the Pharmacy staff.
 Supervise and coordinate activities by scheduling work assignments, setting priorities, and directing the work of the staff to achieve departmental and Hospital objectives.
 Review and analyze reports, documents and guidelines, and confer with the Medical Administration to obtain the data needed to plan the service activities, such as new responsibilities, work progress, and obstacle or problem occurrences.
 Analyze costs and manage the Central Pharmacy budget.
 Provide timely investigation and corrective action to incidents/complaints and uphold and implement Pharmacy goals.
 Maintain records, prepare reports, and compose correspondence relative to the work.
 Evaluate current procedures and practices to achieve the objectives of the service and ensure all Hospital policies are strictly followed within the Pharmacy and roles are well managed.
 Assure Pharmacy computer systems are contemporary, functional, and appropriately integrated into other systems within the Hospital.

Additional Specific Duties and Responsibilities
 Assist the Chief Pharmacist in meeting with suppliers for orders, evaluations, and proposals for planned purchases.
 Receive and treat pharmaceutical products to evaluate and send them to the corresponding subsidiaries.
 Ensure compliance of the Pharmacy with drug licensing and certification needs.
 Dispense controlled substances.
 Control the quality of drug products to ensure that they meet standards of potency, purity, uniformity, stability and safety.
 Initiate and implement Quality Improvement for the department.
 Ensure proper preparation, packaging, distribution and storage of vaccines, serums, biological, drugs and other pharmaceuticals products.
 Order and maintain stock of pharmaceutical supplies.
 Fill in for pharmacy staff when needed and address on-call duties.
 Coordinate and supervise the daily work of the Pharmacy Department.
 Establish and coordinate the achievement of departmental goals and objectives.
 Integrate pharmacy services with other hospital departments and the medical staff to establish a multidisciplinary approach to improving patient care.
 Assure compliance with standards of practice from accrediting organizations, such as the Joint Commission International (JCI).
 Play an active role in ensuring a proper inventory control system including all invoices of received products, monitoring of stocks, and introduction of new items.
 Control and remove non-moving and expired stock (return to suppliers, or destroy them), continually improving the inventory.
 Assist the Chief Pharmacist in all aspects of student orientation and education.
 Manage and control the emergency crash carts on all floors.
 Prepare continuous protocols, procedures and guidelines for the ISO system and for MOH and JCI accreditation.
 Make statistics, studies and evaluations concerning the daily work of the Central Pharmacy.
 Participate in clinical drug study.
 Coordinate with the Procurement Department concerning the purchase process.
 Follow and ensure strict safety procedures.
 Respect and adhere to the mission, vision, and values of Lebanese American University Medical Center-RH.
 Initiate actions to predict the occurrence of non-conformities in materials and services.
 Put corrective and preventive actions in place and follow through the process.
 Perform other duties pertinent to this job as appropriate or as required.

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