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Director of Pharmacy

Company: Riverside Medical Center
Location: Kankakee
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

FTE: 1.000000Shift: Days

Location: Riverside Medical Center


The Pharmacy Director supervises daily operations in the pharmacy department. Develops policies and procedures to assure appropriate medications are provided in an accurate and timely fashion. Responsible for keeping all necessary records for regulatory agencies.
Experience/Education Requirements:

  • Graduated from an approved College of Pharmacy
  • Five years of hospital pharmacy experience required
  • Previous Managerial experience requiredLicense or Certification Requirements:
    • Current, unrestricted, and valid pharmacy license to practice in one of the 50 States, Illinois Pharmacist license preferred. If licensed in another state, will work in collaboration with the RMC licensed pharmacist in charge with the State of Illinois.


      • Actively participates in purchasing group contracts and support activities to assure prudent drug acquisitions and usage.
      • D evelops policies and procedures for department operations and medication control.
      • E stablishes working relationships with physicians to resolve medical staff concerns as needed.
      • M aintains records as required by regulatory agencies.
      • M anages and provides leadership in financial matters regarding budgeting and cost control and revenue generation.
      • O versees daily department operations to assure quality and efficient service.
      • P articipates and contributes to assigned committees, teams, task forces, including community service if applicable.
      • P articipates on the Pharmacy and Therapeutic committee with physicians and other disciplines to manage appropriate drug therapy within the medical center.
      • P rovides leadership and direction for ensuring quality patient care.
      • P rovides leadership and direction for improving patient/customer satisfaction.
      • W orks with nursing and risk management to establish and monitor drug and narcotics proper usage and disposal.
      • Satisfactorily complete all required continuing education hours regarding the care of acute stroke patients.
        • Registered Pharmacist
            Riverside Healthcare is revolutionizing care using leading-edge technology to diagnose and treat patients. We are ranked top in the nation for performance in neurosurgery, orthopedics, and heart surgery and have also been named one of the nation's 100 Top Hospitals by Truven Health Analytics seven times. Riverside is nationally recognized for our specialty programs in obstetrics, trauma, oncology, rehabilitation, geriatrics, occupational health, psychiatric services, and treatment of alcohol and chemical dependency, as well as patient safety. We combine innovation and convenience at state-of-the-art facilities located in communities throughout the greater Kankakee area.Riverside Medical Center proves that truly progressive medicine is being delivered in Chicago's southwest suburbs and East Central Illinois. Join a team that is not only concerned with providing the best care possible but also with offering a work environment of advancement and growth. Riverside is a place that embraces a culture where opinions count and dedications is respected, where superior performance is rewarded with competitive salaries and excellent benefits.
            Other information:

            Exposure/Sensory Requirements
            Exposure to:
            Chemicals: Various chemotherapy agents, refer to MSDS sheets
            Video Display Terminals: Average
            Blood and Body Fluids: None
            TB or Airborn Pathogens: The only risk is that associated with contact with the general public.Sensory requirements (speech, vision, smell, hearing, touch):
            Speech: Needed for consulting with physicians and nursing staff.
            Vision: Needed to assist in proper medication identification, read measured amounts of drugs.
            Smell: Needed for electrical/fire safety.
            Hearing: Needed for telephone communication, meetings and listening to employee concerns.
            Touch: Needed for writing, computer entry, filing.

            Activity/Lifting Requirements
            Average Hours per Week: 40Shift: DaysPercentage of time during the normal workday the employee is required to:
            Sit: 50%
            Twist: 0%
            Stand: 30%
            Crawl: 0%
            Walk: 20%
            Kneel: 0%
            Lift: 1%
            Drive: 0%
            Squat: 0%
            Climb: 0%
            Bend: 0%
            Reach above shoulders: 0%The weight required to be lifted each normal workday according to the continuum described below:
            Up to 10 lbs: Frequently
            Up to 20 lbs: Occasionally
            Up to 35 lbs: Occasionally
            Up to 50 lbs: Not Required
            Up to 75 lbs: Not Required
            Up to 100 lbs: Not Required
            Over 100 lbs: Not Required

            Describe and explain the lifting and carrying requirements. (Example: the distance material is carried; how high material is lifted, etc.):
            Occasional handling of cases of IV solutions. Entails carrying boxes of 20-30 distances of up to 50 feet. Sometimes lifting of up to 4 feet is required.Maximum consecutive time (minutes) during the normal workday for each activity:
            Sit: 30
            Twist: 0
            Stand: 60
            Crawl: 0
            Walk: 20
            Kneel: 0
            Lift: 2
            Drive: 0
            Squat: 0
            Climb: 0
            Bend: 0
            Reach above shoulders: 0

            Repetitive use of hands (Frequency indicated):
            Simple grasp up to 10 lbs. Normal weight:
            Pushing & pulling Normal weight:
            Fine Manipulation: Computer keyboard, working with syringes to draw up doses of medicine. Working with small packages of unit-dose medications.Repetitive use of foot or feet in operating machine control: Occasional operation of foot pedal to operate syringe pump for compounding IV solutions. Very little pressure required.

            Environmental Factors & Special Hazards
            Environmental Factors (Time Spent) :
            Inside hours: 8
            Outside hours : 0Temperature: Normal Range
            Lighting: Average
            Noise levels: Average
            Humidity: Normal Range
            Atmosphere:Special Hazards : None
            Protective Clothing Required: None

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