The NJ VA Healthcare system is currently recruiting for 1 Pharmacist-FACILITY PROGRAM MANAGER-Compounded Sterile Products/Hazardous Drugs for the Pharmacy department at the East Orange campus. Is as a therapeutic expert in drug use, drug compounding, drug utilization, and all regulatory requirements related to CSP/HD. Monitors drug use, makes recommendations on the correct utilization, storage and compounding of drugs, and educates medical center staff and providers on all facets of CPS/HD. The Facility Program Manager, CSP/HD works independently for direct patient care and regulatory issues, and operationally answers to the Associate Chief of Pharmacy, Chief, Pharmacy Service, or a designated pharmacy supervisor. When appropriate, assists in the oversight of work activities of the pharmacy students and pharmacy technicians. The incumbent in this position is responsible for the overall direction and oversight of compounded sterile product (CSP) and hazardous drug management operations at the facility. This includes management and coordination of all pharmacists, technicians, trainees, and other supportive personnel involved in non-sterile compounding, sterile compounding and/or hazardous drug management. The incumbent directs, oversees, and monitors activities of all assigned operational, technical and professional personnel, with a particular emphasis on assuring that all USP 795, USP 797 and USP 800 CSP compliance requirements are met in the Non Sterile Compounding, Sterile Processing and Hazardous Drug Management arenas. Maintenance of all required processes and documentation for completely meeting USP 795, USP 797, and USP 800 will be a primary focus of this position. Directs/coordinates the daily activities of pharmacists, technicians, students, and trainees, and other supportive personnel working in the IV rooms. The incumbent is responsible for maintaining a smooth work flow of day-to-day activities with the assistance of the Associate Chief, Clinical and the Inpatient Pharmacy Supervisor. The incumbent will assist with assuring quality control of work to those preparing non-sterile and sterile products through audits/inspection upon completion of work. Provides input on performance of staff working within the IV rooms for evaluation purposes to the Inpatient Pharmacy Supervisor and/or the Associate Chief, Clinical Pharmacy. Develops and revises service or station policies to reflect current practice, meet all needs, and comply with established medical center and central office requirements as it pertains to CSP, hazardous drugs. Interprets applicable laws, regulations, and standards and develops and implements policies and procedures regarding assigned areas in order to assure facility compliance, competency of personnel, and appropriate environmental control of the assigned areas. Reviews and revises current guidelines and processes in nonsterile and sterile compounding at a minimum of every 3 years or as needed and recommends updates. Communicates updates and provides training as needed to staff and trainees. Manages assigned drug distribution-associated recordkeeping, e.g. competency assessments, documentation logs, personnel and process testing reporting, USP 795, USP 797, USP 800, and FDA report processing and monitoring. Meets all required deadlines and requirements associated with these reports and records. Works with other services (Environmental Management Service (EMS), Engineering, etc.) to ensure that all requirements are met in regard to USP 795, 797, 800 and FDA. Responsible for the continuous monitoring of the facility's compounded non-sterile and sterile preparations and hazardous drug management, storage and handling, including reports of all testing from all contractors and laboratories as it pertains to Pharmacy Service. Fills prescriptions by selecting the correct drug and dosage form, reducing the drug from bulk to the quantity prescribed, compounding when necessary, then packaging and labeling the drug in an appropriate manner. Exercises care in the dispensing of drugs, especially controlled substances, investigational and cytotoxic drugs, to assure that legal and agency regulations and instructions are followed, that proper and complete recordkeeping is maintained, and that the drug storage areas are stocked, safe, and secure. Reviews the patient medication profile prior to dispensing drugs and medications. Facilitates special formulations, and extemporaneous compounding of routine and special parenteral medications requiring complex preparation and/or dosing procedures. Demonstrates recognized expertise in the area of IV admixtures, chemotherapy, USP 795, USP 797, and USP 800 requirements and has assumed extra responsibilities in the area. Incumbent will work with the Research Clinical Pharmacy Specialist when handling investigational drugs compounded in the IV room. Work Schedule: Rotating Schedule Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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