Position Summary: We have an exciting opportunity to join our team as a Manager, Pharmacy Informatics.
In this role, the successful candidate Responsible for coordinating pharmacy information systems and automation for all facilities within the NYU Medical Center Pharmacies. Analyzes current pharmacy workflows that may contribute to medication errors and/or dispensing delays and takes proactive intra-departmental steps for their prevention. Utilizes a pharmacy informatics approach, supported by real time data, to help reduce the likelihood of medication processing errors and/or dispensing delays. Identifies best practices, for medication safety and dispensing efficiency, and implements these findings. Initiates or supports a multidisciplinary approach help reduce the incidents and impact of errors/inefficiencies while assuring timely dispensing and delivery of medications.
Participate in scholarly/professional activities
Collaborate with Risk Management and QA Departments as necessary
Serve as a liaison between nursing, pharmacy and medical staff to ensure safe and efficient pharmacy systems and automation medication dispensing process.
Precept pharmacy students and residents if so assigned
Initiates or participates development of new or revision of existing pharmacy systems/automation policies and procedures
Initiates or collaborates, with other pharmacy managers, the development/assessment of a pharmacy quality/efficiency programs that monitors and ensures the integrity and efficiency of the services provided by the Departments of Pharmacy
Support an environment dedicated to the safety of our patients and staff and facilitate a perpetual efficiency-improvement process in the medication-use physical environment
Serve as a member of the pharmacy departments leadership team
Support a non-punitive reporting approach when medication variances are identified as due to an individual/group involvement. Provide tools and coaching sessions, when necessary, to establish an environment for improvement.
Provide feedback, through committee work, correspondence, and/or pharmacy newsletters, to direct caregivers and pharmacy staff about outcomes of safety or efficiency initiatives.
Educate pharmacy staff and other care providers to promote an interdepartmental approach, to the medication management process, as it pertains to pharmacy systems integration.
Monitor effectiveness of implemented system improvements at designated intervals (post-implementation) and modify as appropriate.
Provide a forum for interdisciplinary dialogue, for direct care providers and pharmacy staff, about medication verification, processing, and dispensing workflows and develop mechanisms for correction when needed
Evaluate data from reported actual and near medication variances (errors), due directly or indirectly to pharmacy systems/automation, to elicit patterns and ascertain priorities for appropriate systems changes, upgrades, or lastly, recommendation for migration to another system platform if available.
Provide a platform for the communication of the value of variance reporting as a method of creating a safe, efficient medication delivery environment.
Develop and implement a system-wide awareness and education for the reporting of pharmacy systems/workflow inefficiency and variances.
Develop and delegate implementation of system fixes, for identified medication verification, processing, or dispensing variances, to improve timely delivery of medication and/or interdisciplinary communications as it pertains to medication management.
Contribute and support strategic planning, event detection and proactive efficiency assessments to help create a system-based approach for a safe and efficient medication dispensing process.
Review, quantify, trend, and report on Pharmacy efficiencies and provide relevant benchmarks/analysis. Provide reports and analysis to assist the department in improvement initiatives, allocation/re-distribution of resources, and/or multidisciplinary clinical workflow improvements.
Actively participates and contributes in NYU Medical Center Committees that pertain to medication management and safety initiatives. Initiates projects that stem from these meetings to improve medication safety and dispensing efficiencies.
Assure pharmacy and automation systems are in compliance to JCAHO Medication Management Standards as well as any Federal/State/Local regulations as they pertain to medication dispensing or security.
Evaluates and monitors the Epic system set up, enhancements, and updates in its downstream effects on pharmacy automation.
Serves as a pharmacy department liaison, with the various Epic teams/Information systems departments, responsible for standardization of medication ordering, processing, and dispensing practices, as it pertains to pharmacy information and automation systems, across all NYUMC pharmacy locations.
Minimum Qualifications: To qualify you must have a Current NYS license and greater than five years of hospital inpatient pharmacy practice Certification of one or more pharmacy systems - preferably with an Epic module.
Required Licenses: Pharmacist License-NYS
Preferred Qualifications: PGY-2 in Informatics or advanced degree Health Care Informatics/Management is desirable Prior experience with implementation of Epic is preferred Knowledge in Six Sigm
Qualified candidates must be able to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization.
NYU Langone Health provides its staff with far more than just a place to work. Rather, we are an institution you can be proud of, an institution where you'll feel good about devoting your time and your talents.
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About NYU Langone Medical Center
NYU Langone Health is a world-class, patient-centered, integrated academic medical center, known for its excellence in clinical care, research, and education. Included in the 200+ locations throughout the New York area are five inpatient locations: Tisch Hospital, its flagship acute-care facility; Rusk Rehabilitation, ranked as one of the top 10 rehabilitation programs in the country; NYU Langone Orthopedic Hospital, a dedicated inpatient orthopedic hospital with all musculoskeletal specialties ranked top 10 in the country; Hassenfeld Children's Hospital at NYU Langone, a comprehensive pediatric hospital supporting a full array of children's health services; and NYU Langone Hospital—Brooklyn, a full-service teaching hospital and level 1 trauma center located in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. Also part of NYU Langone Health is the Laura and Isaac Perlmutter Cancer Center, a National Cancer Institute–designated cancer center, and NYU School of Medicine, which since 1841 has trained thousands of physicians and scientists who have helped to shape the course of medical history.