Under the general supervision of the Manager, Pharmaceutical Services, the Specialty Pharmacy Supervisor is responsible for providing direct supervision to pharmacists and certified, licensed, and skilled technical employees in outpatient Pharmacy practice areas. Functions as an advisor to the department and Pharmacy leadership. Analyzes and resolves problems, interprets and implements policies, e.g., operational, management, HR, resource management in defined areas, and demonstrates solid subject matter knowledge, e.g., regulatory, operational and clinical. The Specialty Pharmacy Supervisor works alongside the staff processing and filling prescriptions, as needed, and supervises staff to assure accountability and stewardship of department resources including operational, financial and human, in compliance with departmental goals and objectives, URAC and ACHC expectations, and all State and Federal Laws. The Pharmacist Supervisor is responsible to ensure an efficient, smooth and safe operation , focusing on practices surrounding specialty drug management.
The Outpatient Pharmacy Supervisor oversees, supervises, and directs the health system's operational, clinical, administrative, and financial aspects of Outpatient Specialty Pharmacy, OSP, services related to the safe and effective management of specialty medication therapies and in accordance with the unit's strategic goals.
The OSP will work with pharmacy management to design, plan and implement the pharmacy related components of the Outpatient Specialty Pharmacy. The OSP works with other pharmacy supervisors to plan and execute strategies to market and grow the outpatient pharmacy services offered.
The OSP is responsible for ensuring the optimal reimbursement for high-cost specialty medications prescribed in various UCI Health centers, clinics and cancer centers. The OSP is responsible for overseeing the daily operations of the OSP and other duties as assigned. The OSP will serve as the CA BOP Pharmacist-in-Charge and is required to have an active license in good standing in the state of California.
Annual Rate Minimum $112,100.00 Midpoint $176,100.00 Maximum $240,100.00
Current BLS or ACLS upon hire
Ability to maintain a work pace appropriate to the workload
Must demonstrate customer service skills appropriate to the job
Knowledge of 340B program
Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English, interpersonal skills, and sound work ethic
Excellent organizational and time-management skills
Demonstrates effective use of computers and software applications used to practice
One year of clinical pharmacy experience as a licensed pharmacist or completion of PGY1 by time of hire
Active registered pharmacist license in good standing with the CA Board of Pharmacy
Must have current knowledge of drug references, Joint Commission requirements, and other regulatory standards
Strong clinical background in specialty pharmacy focused disease states preferred.
Good understanding of limited distribution restrictions, specialty medication REMS program requirements, cold chain distribution and storage and medication delivery systems and management. Capable of assuming responsibility for evaluating and monitoring drug therapy relative to the total needs/problems of the ambulatory care patient in collaboration with physicians, nurses and other healthcare professionals
Ability to extract pertinent information from the patient or other sources and relate it to the patient's medical management plan
Good problem solver with strong clinical skills necessary to both educate and supervise technical and other support staff.
Able to work effectively with others to provide safe and effective drug therapy.
Dependable in attendance and job performance.
Team player with a positive attitude.
Ability to collaborate and work well in a cross-functional team environment; including the ability to manage projects and deadlines, and to set and meet goals and priorities for self and others with minimal supervision.
Pharm.D. highly desirable
Ability to operate EPIC Willow Ambulatory (WAM) computer system to process and verify prescriptions
Participation and membership in professional societies and organizations is desirable
Knowledge of URAC and ACHC standards
Travel Medicine Certification
Medication Therapy Management Experience
Conditions of Employment:
The University of California, Irvine (UCI) seeks to provide a safe and healthy environment for the entire UCI community. As part of this commitment, all applicants who accept an offer of employment must comply with the following conditions of employment:
Background Check and Live Scan
Legal Right to Work in the United States
Smoking and Tobacco Policy
Drug Free Environment
The following additional conditions may apply, some of which are dependent upon business unit or job specific requirements.
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