Under the direction of the Director, Acute Pharmacy Services, where applicable, and/or the System Director, Acute Disease Management, the scope and breath of
responsibility for the Assistant Director, Acute Pharmacy will include oversight of Geisinger acute pharmacy services for their assigned campus(es). Demonstrates
excellence in the planning, development, implementation and supervision of comprehensive medication therapy management for Geisinger. Facilitates and ensures
the coordination of patient care through the continuum. Possesses and maintains the respect of the staff and function as a facilitator in a team-based environment.
Clearly and effectively articulates in a timely fashion the mission, goals, strategy, critical issues and values of Geisinger to the employees who work within the
respective area of responsibility. In addition, effectively communicates the opinions, concerns, and suggestions of those employees to EP leadership.
The Assistant Director must possess excellent consultation, communication and interpersonal skills including, empathy and must be highly functioning a multidisciplinary
team-based environment. The Assistant Director must maintain a comprehensive and long-range system view of Geisinger's strategic plan, which constantly seeks to
identify and take advantage of opportunities to improve the health and wellness of the patients and families served by Geisinger. Effective accomplishment of these goals
and objectives will require a close cooperative relationship with physicians and administrators who share responsibility for the performance at each hospital.
Performs duties to provide the highest level of patient care and maximize patient satisfaction
Mutually agreed upon goals and objectives will be established and reviewed on a yearly basis
Works under the general direction of the Director at their respective campus(es) where applicable and/or the System Director, Acute Disease Management, and works
in collaboration with all other leadership of Enterprise Pharmacy.
COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS:
Demonstrates thorough understanding of medication therapy management and medication use processes.
Demonstrates a thorough knowledge and clinical skills in pharmacy practice.
Demonstrates excellent organizational skills, time management skills, effective communication skills and is teamwork oriented.
Demonstrates leadership skills such as self-awareness, self-regulation, motivation, and empathy.
Demonstrates understanding of healthcare financial principles.
Demonstrates understanding of performance improvement methodologies and processes.
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degree from an accredited college and current licensure or eligibility for licensure by the Pennsylvania State Board of Pharmacy required.
In the absence of a PharmD, a Bachelor of Science in pharmacy with appropriate clinical pharmacy experience will substitute.
Pharmacy Graduate Year 1 (PGY1) residency experience preferred. 5 years of clinical pharmacy practice experience as a pharmacist including at least 3 years in a supervisory
or project management role in an acute care setting required. Graduation from PGY1 residency program will be counted as 2 years of clinical experience.
Board Certification in Pharmacotherapy or other specialty preferred.
WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
Work is typically performed in a clinical and professional office environment.
The specific statements shown in each section of this description are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary
to successfully perform the job.
OUR PURPOSE & VALUES: Everything we do is about caring for our patients, our members, our students, our Geisinger family and our communities. KINDNESS: We strive to treat everyone as we would hope to be treated ourselves. EXCELLENCE: We treasure colleagues who humbly strive for excellence. LEARNING: We share our knowledge with the best and brightest to better prepare the caregivers for tomorrow. INNOVATION: We constantly seek new and better ways to care for our patients, our members, our community, and the nation.
GEISINGER MEDICAL CENTER: (GMC), located Danville, Pa., the largest tertiary/quaternary care teaching hospital in the region, is licensed for 475 beds, including 89 pediatric beds in the Janet Weis Children’s Hospital. GMC, a Magnet Hospital, maintains the region’s only Level 1 Regional Resource Trauma Center with additional qualifications in pediatrics. GMC offers an array of highly specialized medical and surgical services, including neurosciences, cardiovascular services, transplantation, women’s health (in the Women’s Pavilion), oncology and orthopaedics. The Hospital for Advanced Medicine serves as an integrated center for the most critical patients. Outpatient services are available on and off campus.
One of the nation’s most innovative health services organizations, Geisinger serves more than 1.5 million patients in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. The system includes 13 hospital campuses, a nearly 600,000-member health plan, two research centers and the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine. A physician-led organization, with approximately 32,000 employees and more than 1,800 employed physicians, Geisinger leverages an estimated $12.7 billion positive annual impact on the Pennsylvania and New Jersey economies. Repeatedly recognized nationally for integration, quality and service, Geisinger has a long-standing commitment to patient care, medical education, research and community service. For more information, visit geisinger.org or connect with us onFacebook, Instagram, LinkedInand Twitter.
** Does not qualify for J-1 waiver. We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer Women and Minorities are Encouraged to Apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or their protected veteran status.
*Domestic partner benefits not applicable at Geisinger Holy Spirit.
At Geisinger, our innovative ideas are inspired by the communities we serve – like our Fresh Food
Farmacy, a program that delivers life-saving healthy alternatives to patients with diabetes. With additional tools like our MyCode Community Health Initiative, one of the first health system genome sequencing
programs, and our new asthma app suite that we developed in partnership with AstraZeneca, it’s no wonder we’re ranked one of the Top 5 Most Innovative Healthcare Systems by Becker's Hospital Review. We continually work towards continuous improvement in a culture where everyone has a voice and firmly believe that better begins with all of us.
Founded more than 100 years ago, Geisinger serves more than three million residents throughout central, south-central and northeastern Pennsylvania and southern New Jersey. Our physician-led system is comprised of 30,000 employees, including 1,600 employed physicians, and consists of 13 hospital campuses, the Geisinger Health Plan, Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine and two research centers.
What you do at Geisinger shapes the future of health and improves lives – for our patients, communities, and you.