This title is in the unclassified service and in the SUNY Professional Services Negotiating Unit. This title is in Appendix A of the SUNY Policies of the Board of Trustees and, as a consequence, incumbents serving in this title are not eligible for permanent appointment (tenure), but, instead receive five year renewable term appointments.
The positions in this job family dispense appropriate doses of drugs to inpatients and outpatients as prescribed by a physician; manufacture sterile and non-sterile prescriptions; deliver drug information and instruction to health care professionals based on pharmacological expertise and the interpretation of Pharmacy policy.
Develops, implements, directs and manages pharmaceutical service programs consistent with the needs of medical staff, patients and the institution. Controls and is accountable for drug products throughout the hospital; develops and implements, with medical staff participation and approval when required, policies and procedures regarding departmental operations and the criteria for evaluation, selection, preparation, procurement, storage, distribution and all other matters relating to drug use in the hospital. Collaborates in the development and implementation of programs of records and documentation management ensuring Pharmacy-related records are correlated with other hospital records in accordance with hospital requirements directs the development and implementation of clinical Pharmacy activities involving the review, interpretation and therapeutic monitoring of all drug orders, the maintenance of patient medical profiles and participation in patient care. Develops programs to evaluate the effectiveness of drug utilization and departmental function. Oversees the preparation of the department's budget for staff, supplies and equipment, and is accountable responsible and accountable to Hospital Administration for achieving budgetary targets. Ensures the maintenance of department practice standards and satisfactory operation of programs; oversees the department's in-service training programs for Pharmacy staff, nursing, medical staff and students. Ensures compliance with Hospital policies and procedures, local, state and federal regulations, rules and regulations of the medical staff, mandatory JCAH standards and other regulations as they pertain to Pharmacy operations; develops and maintains effective liaison with all other hospital departments and all appropriate external agencies; maintains the formulary and reference texts and journals; consults with and advises medical staff concerning medications (such as: warnings, contraindications, uses, expenditures, etc.). Participates on various committees (note: e.g., Medical Records Committee, the Nutrition Committee, Medical Audit Committee, Infection Control Committee, and the Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee). Functions independently with administrative and collaborative supervision. Responsible for in-service program and instruction to medical staff, residents, students and staff. Provides administrative supervision to Pharmacy staff.
MS or Pharmaceutical Doctorate, NYS license, and five years of experience to include three years in a supervisory/administrative capacity, or BS plus ten years teaching hospital Pharmacy experience to include three years in a supervisory/ administrative capacity.
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