The University of Kentucky Healthcare (UKHC) Enterprise department of Pharmacy Services is seeking a Pharmacy Program Coordinator of Medication Safety & Quality. Duties of this position include, but are not limited to: participating in the development and implementation of performance and quality improvement activities related to medication use safety for Pharmacy Services and the Enterprise; actively participating in the development and optimization of technologies to promote medication use safety and efficiency; conducting medication safety rounds and participating in accreditation tracers for UKHC Enterprise; coordinating the review, investigation and coding of medication-related incident events reported via the Safety Intelligence System (SI); and providing education and promotion of safe medication practices.
UK HealthCare is associated with the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy and the UK HealthCare residency programs.
The major job responsibilities of the Pharmacy Program Coordinator in Medication Safety & Quality include:
Oversight of Medication Quality and Safety
Partner with the Director of Medication Safety & Quality to ensure that Medication Use Processes throughout Chandler Hospital demonstrate safe medication practices, and work with UKHC leaders to address any discovered difficiencies. Identify potential patient safety improvements. Assist with the development and optimization of technologies to promote medication use safety and efficiency. Lead working groups to achieve continued quality improvement, especially barcode med administration, smart pump technology and REMS compliance program.
Conducts Medication Safety Rounds
In conjunction with UKHC Leadership, conduct medication safety and accreditation rounds for UKHC Enterprise. Work to improve the culture of safety scores for UKHC. In cooperation and collaboration with appropriate UKHC personnel, take action to correct system flaws as identified through the process of incident review, identify and implement actions to improve medication use safety throughout the Enterprise.
Medication Incident Review
Coordinate the review and investigation and coding of medication-related incident events reported via the Safety Intelligence System (SI). Analyze medication related incidents and adverse reactions; Provides trended reports as scheduled and on request. as a resource to facilitate assessments of the medication use system using techniques such as Root Cause Analysis (RCA or swarm) and Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA).
Enhances Quality in the Delivery of Care
Support the Mission, Vision and Values of Pharmacy Services at UKHC; Actively participates in the development and implementation of performance/quality improvement activities for Pharmacy Services and the Enterprise related to medication use safety. Develop and provide education and IT systems to support the safe and effective use of medications and medication delivery systems. Provide service to Pharmacy Services per departmental needs.
Supports educational mission of UK HealthCare
Provides staff development support to physicians, pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, nurses, and other healthcare providers. Precept Pharm D students; Precept and mentor PGY1 pharmacy practice and PGY2 specialty pharmacy residents in assigned area of service. Provide didactic lectures in related service field at the College of Pharmacy; Provide presentations, publications and other informative activities related to service assignment.
Kentucky Pharmacist License or eligible for licensure
B.S. Pharmacy or PharmD required, ASHP accredited PGY2 Med Use Safety residency preferred or equivalent experience
5 years' experience in hospital pharmacy management is preferred
Knowledge of medication use system, clinical pharmacy management and pharmacy operations management
Extensive computer skills, ability to work with information systems
Knowledge of electronic health record systems, automated pharmacy technology systems, BCMA technology, smart pump technologies
Ability to communicate clearly in oral and written form
Ability to establish and maintain working relationship with various members of health care teams
Additional Salary Information: Based on experience
Pharmacy Program Coordinator – Medication Safety & Quality
Position Start Date 08/01/2017 or As soon as possible
Application Deadline 07/04/2017
Salary Based on Experience
Position Type Program Coordinator
Location Lexington, KY