The Pharmacy System Manager of Pediatrics has oversight for the medication distribution systems of the pediatric pharmacy and clinical services for the children’s hospital. This manager leads the team of pharmacists and pharmacy technicians that work in these areas. This individual assumes responsibility and accountability for the provision of safe, effective and timely mediation use in a consistent and reliable manner for the pediatric patient population. This manager is responsible for day to day operations, personnel management and quality and compliance oversight of the pediatric pharmacy. The System Manager for Pediatrics actively monitors and, when appropriate, implements improvements in operational efficiency, quality control and financial performance.
Other Responsibilities include:
Manages the integration of clinical pharmacy services, drug utilization programs, and pharmacy operations throughout pediatric service lines
Ensures medication use is aligned with evidence-based best practices and regulatory standards by directly managing medication safety systems, regulatory compliance initiatives, patient quality services, and disease outcomes programs
Directs the activities of staff who work within assigned areas, oversees staffing models and pharmacist and technician daily coverage of patient care service lines and care areas, and provides supervision of staff
Develops distribution workflows that minimize waste and improve operational efficiency, reliability and safety
Works with Pharmacy Automation Manager to serve as a subject matter expert in distribution system integration with automation, including decentralized automated dispensing cabinets
Coordinates with members of the supply chain and finance teams on matters related to drug and supply use, inventory management and billing integrity
Works closely with the Pharmacy Information Systems team and nursing leadership to ensure pharmacy distribution systems are optimized and properly maintained
Assists in the recruitment and retention of competent Pharmacists, Pharmacy Technicians and Pharmacy Interns
Performs personnel performance evaluations and implements performance improvement and corrective action plans when necessary
Facilitates and supports staff, resident and student training experiences and competency assessments
Develops and enforces policies and procedures and ensures they are updated, understood and followed by staff in coordination with other members of the management team
Maintains an emphasis on ongoing quality, safety and productivity initiatives
Maintains effective communication with his/her staff, other members of the administrative and leadership teams, colleagues throughout the Department of Pharmacy, and other institutional departments
Assumes other responsibilities in the management of the department as delegated by the Director of Pharmacy for Acute Care Services and Chief Pharmacy Officer
The Pharmacy System Manager of Pediatrics reports to the Assistant Director for Inpatient Operations and works closely with other operations and clinical managers to advance pharmacy practice and patient care services throughout the institution. This manager will also work with the Chief Pharmacy Officer, Director of Pharmacy for Acute Care Services and the pharmacy leadership team in the development of goals for the department and work with other managers and colleagues throughout Wake Forest Baptist Health to facilitate the accomplishment of these goals.
Position requirements include:
Graduate of ACPE accredited college of pharmacy required
Training and Experience:
Completion of an ASHP accredited PGY1 and PGY2 residency or extensive experience (5-7 years) of institutional pharmacy experience required
Pharmacy leadership experience preferred
Licensure and Certifications:
Licensed or eligible for licensure to practice pharmacy in the state of North Carolina required
About Wake Forest Baptist Health
Located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center (WFBMC) is a Level I Adult and Pediatric trauma and burn centers. It is an integrated system that operates 1,004 acute care, rehabilitation and psychiatric care beds, outpatient services, and community health and information centers. WFBMC has been recognized in U.S. News & World Report’s rankings for the 25th consecutive year with six specialties listed among the nation’s finest. The specialties earning top-50 spots in the 2017-2018 report were Cancer (No. 27), Nephrology (No. 27), Geriatrics (No. 33), Gynecology (No. 33), Ear, Nose, and Throat (No. 34), and Neurology and Neurosurgery (No. 37). The Medical Center consists of an adult inpatient care facility, Comprehensive Cancer Center, Comprehensive Stroke Center, Heart and Vascular Center, Institute for Regenerative Medicine, Brenner Children’s Hospital, Emergency Departments for both adult and pediatric patients, and large outpatient care facilities. Through these resources the hospital provides acute care to both adult and pediatric patients throughout the western region of North Carolina and specialty care to patients internationally. WFBMC admits a...pproximately 40,000 inpatients each year and has over a million outpatient visits at all ambulatory and outpatient departments. WFBMC performs approximately 14,500 annual inpatient and 22,800 outpatient surgeries and its emergency room has approximately 108,000 visits per year. WFBMC is affiliated with Wake Forest School of Medicine and Wake Forest innovation Quarter.
Over 350 administrators, pharmacists, and technicians provide comprehensive pharmacy services spanning the continuum of care across multiple patient populations. WFBMC has a long history of clinical excellence and innovation in pharmacy practice. Today the department provides decentralized clinical services to more than 37 inpatient services and a variety of ambulatory clinics. Pharmacists and technicians partner to ensure safe transitions of care during patient admission and discharge and assist patients in accessing pharmaceutical care. In the ambulatory setting the Department of Pharmacy has community and specialty outpatient services as well as home infusion. Graduate Pharmacy Education consists of nine ASHP accredited residency programs, an internship program, and learning experiences for four schools of pharmacy in North Carolina.