MercyOne Des Moines Medical Center is looking for an inpatient centralized supervisor who will serve as medication safety officer for the department and supervise pharmacists whose primary work area include main pharmacy, IV room, and satellite pharmacy. As safety officer they will be responsible for reviewing pharmacy department's medication error documentations, chair interdisciplinary medication safety committee, and ensure compliance with USP 795, 797 and 800. Supervisory responsibilities include, but not limited to maintaining the schedule, hiring, training and supervising the pharmacy staff within the main, IV room and satellite pharmacy. They will work closely with the decentralized pharmacist supervisor, clinical pharmacy specialists and clinical pharmacy manager to ensure adequate staffing and that pharmacy staff have the necessary knowledge and competency to perform essential functions and advance pharmacy practice. Ideal candidate for this position would be someone with experience in medication safety who is interested in taking on a supervisory role or someone with experience in pharmacy operations with strong safety background/interest.
For questions about the position please contact our hiring manager, Edina Avdic.
Edina Avdic, PharmD, MBA, BCPS AQ-ID Clinical Pharmacy Manager - Pharmacy Department MercyOne - Des Moines
Pharmacy degree (BS or Pharm.D.) from an ACPE approved college of pharmacy (required)
Successful completion of ASHP-accredited PGY-2 Pharmacy Residency in Health-System Pharmacy Administration or Medication Use Safety and Policy (preferred)
MBA or equivalent is a plus
A minimum 3 years experience in hospital pharmacy practice with knowledge of medication safety and pharmacy operations (required)
Experience as medication safety officer or operations supervisors/manager or equivalent leadership role (preferred)
About MercyOne Medical Center Des Moines
The inpatient pharmacy department at MercyOne Des Moines Medical Center provides medications and a variety of clinical services to an average of 500 inpatients every day. Decentralized pharmacists staff all patient-care areas monitoring and evaluating each patient’s response to therapy, providing drug information, and collaborating with other members of the healthcare team. Pharmacists are responsible for verifying medication orders, managing pharmacokinetic, anticoagulation, and TPN consults, and independently optimizing drug therapies per multiple Pharmacy and Therapeutic Committee approved policies.
Pharmacy’s Mission: Deliver safe, evidence-based pharmaceutical care in collaboration with interdisciplinary teams, as well as patients, to improve health outcomes in our community.
Pharmacy’s Vision: Be innovative and sustainable in how we provide safe, personalized patient care. We will optimize our most valuable resource, our staff, to deliver cutting edge, evidence-based therapy as part of the interdisciplinary team.
MercyOne Des Moines Medical Center is a 656-bed community teaching hospital located in Iowa’s capitol city and is one of the Midwest’s largest referra...l centers, offering a variety of specialty services that are unique to Iowa and the region. MercyOne is a Level II Adult and Pediatric Trauma Center, Accredited Chest Pain Center, Primary Stroke Center, and has medical residency programs in surgery, internal medicine, family medicine, and psychiatry. MercyOne Des Moines is a member of the Mercy Health Network and is part of the CommonSpirit Health organization (formerly Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) which has merged with Dignity Health).