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Infusion Pharmacy Manager

GW Medical Faculty Associates | Washington, DC

Posted Date 5/13/2024
Description

The GW Medical Faculty Associates (MFA) was incorporated in July 2000 as a not-for-profit, physician-led practice group. The organization functioned as an independent organization in support of The George Washington University School of Medicine and Sciences as a multi-specialty physician practice group. The GW MFA has grown to become the largest independent academic physician practice in the Washington, DC metro region with more than 500 physicians and nearly 200 APP providers. In 2018, the MFA bylaws were revised to allow The George Washington University to serve as the sole corporate member while the MFA retained independent 501c3 status. The purpose of the change was to ensure alignment between the MFA and The George Washington University.

 

MFA physicians provide comprehensive patient care, offering one practice for the whole person with 52 medical and surgical specialties. As members of the GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences faculty, MFA providers are teachers and mentors for medical students, residents, fellows, and researchers preserving the rich tradition of academics, research, and healing. In addition to maintaining a closely integrated alliance with The George Washington University and The George Washington University Hospital (GWUH) which is separately owned and operated by Universal Health Services (UHS), the GW MFA has active referring relationships with 12 area hospitals.

 

The GW MFA’s leading healthcare presence in the DC metro region is complemented by a network of community-based practices in DC, Maryland, and Virginia. Given its geographic location in central NW Washington, DC, and proximity to more than 175 resident embassies, the MFA continues to evolve its international clinical outreach.

             

Position Summary

The George Washington University MFA has an immediate opening for a Pharmacy Manager for Infusion Services. The position will service as the Pharmacist in Charge for the Ambulatory Infusion Center Pharmacy. The position will have a dedicated team of 3 FTEs.

 

The Pharmacy Manager for Infusion Services will be responsible for leading and nurturing individual team members to meet performance and behavioral expectations. Operationally, the individual will be responsible for streamlining the medication use process and implementing innovative practices and technology while being fiscally responsible.  The position will maintain a routine staffing component in the infusion center to ensure the individual is an expert on all operational components and can provide comprehensive pharmaceutical care to patients seen at the GWU MFA.

 

The highly motivated individual will meet regularly with the Executive Director of Pharmacy to determine solutions to pharmacy workflow and the infusion team's needs; oversee strategic planning and innovation to meet institutional, departmental, patient care, and regulatory needs including capital and operating budgets for individual cost centers; ensure compliance with Federal and State Laws and Regulations pertaining to OSHA, Joint Commission, USP 797, USP 800, and policies and procedures set forth by the Department and the Board of Pharmacy. Additionally, the individual is expected to participate in the educational and continuous quality improvement endeavors of the Department of Pharmacy by precepting student pharmacists.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following.  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  Other duties may be assigned.

 

  1. Provide and oversee pharmacotherapy for patients with oncologic/hematologic malignancies.
  2. Manage questions and clinical issues related to patients receiving chemotherapy.
  3. Optimize treatment plans to align with oncology clinical pathways and GWU MFA’s policies, procedures, and formulary. 
  4. Reviews the patient’s medication orders against the patient’s medication profile.
  5. Provide evidence-based pharmacotherapy recommendations to physicians and nursing staff.
  6. Oversight of pharmacy operations including safe handling of chemotherapy and other hazardous drugs.
  7. Assist with the establishment of safe practices for infusion therapy handling.
  8. Operate computer terminal for infusion preparations.
  9. Add, subtract, multiply, and divide whole number and decimals to calculate infusion preparation dosages.
  10. Improve efficiency and maintain compliance to all legal and regulatory standards.
  11. Ensure the highest level of focused patient care and customer service.
  12. Addresses patient concerns and resolves patient problems.
  13. Responsible for interpretation, computer entry and dispensing prescriptions.
  14. Provides patient education related to the individual’s disease state, including predictable actions, side effects, reasons for proper compliance, detecting and/or minimizing ADRs, eliminating unnecessary drug use and duplication. 
  15. Maintain a courteous interaction with patients, visitors, departments and medical personnel.
  16. Demonstrate knowledge of basic pharmacokinetic principles.
  17. Retrieve and apply drug information to general patient care.
  18. Apply problem identification/resolution skill and solid therapeutic knowledge to pathophysiology, drug information, drug interactions, untreated indications, improper drug selection, subtherapeutic dosage, overdose, failure to receive medication, adverse drug reactions, medication without indication and other areas for defined patient population.
  19. Apply problem identification and resolution skills and solid therapeutic knowledge to clinical trials requiring pharmacist participation.
  20. Participate in assigned projects within the organization as directed by supervisor(s).
  21. Maintain up to date knowledge of hazardous drug management as recommended and implement corresponding processes to ensure compliance with recommendations of USP 797/800, and any applicable DC regulatory or accrediting organization requirements.
  22. Maintain list of hazardous drugs in the organization and perform Assessment of Risk that is updated at least annually based upon most current NIOSH Hazardous Drug List.
  23. Act as the resource for the organization on preferred products for storage, cleaning and PPE utilization.
  24. Creation and maintenance of checklists to ensure accountability for cleaning and inspection of hazardous drug storage/mixing areas.
  25. Given a diagnosis, synthesize a treatment plan, which may include drug therapy and lifestyle modifications, and transition within the continuum of care settings.
  26. Under protocol, initiates, adjusts, monitors, and recommends changes in drug therapy based on

information obtained through patient interviews, objective monitoring parameters, review of drug profiles and the patient medical record.

  1. Coordinates and interprets laboratory monitoring of drug therapy, including serum drug levels, electrolytes, and other approved drug-related lab testing.
  2. Assure ongoing performance improvement of the pharmaceutical care services provided.
  3. Provides education to providers and staff via presentations, newsletters, formal utilization reviews, and one on one interactions.
  4. Performs drug utilization review, comprehensive medication review, and/or medication reconciliation.
  5. Documents information appropriately in the patient’s medical record and other computer systems according to policies and procedures and regulatory requirements.

 

Performs other duties as assigned by the Executive Director of Pharmacy Services.

 

Minimum Qualifications

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

Education          

A Doctor of Pharmacy Degree is required.  Current licensure as a Registered Pharmacist by the District of Columbia or eligibility for D.C. licensure through Reciprocity or board examination is necessary. *License must be obtained within 4 months of employment.          

 

Experience        

2-3 years hospital/infusion pharmacy experience.

 

Competencies  

BCOP and/or BCPS certification is preferred. Previous experience with Lynx Mobile®, Epic®/Beacon® is preferred. Previous experience in content development for chemotherapy treatment plans for CPOE system (e.g. Beacon®) is preferred. Previous experience interpreting, reviewing, developing and/or applying treatment plans from clinical trials/investigational protocols is preferred. Excellent people management skills are imperative.

 

Supervision Received

Supervision is received from the Executive Director of Pharmacy Services.

 

Supervision Exercised

Functional and administrative supervision is exercised over all professional, technical, and clerical employees of the ACC Department of Pharmacy Services.

Job Type
Full-time

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