Specialist- Accreditation, Compliance and Safety Pharmacist - Specialty Pharmacy

Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

Location: US:PA:Hershey
Work Type: Full Time
FTE: 1.0
Shift: Varied
Hours: 8


Collaborate with internal staff to achieve the required accreditation standards and quality metric goals to ensure compliance and consistency with the laws governing the Specialty Pharmacy Program.


Responsible for Accreditation management processes. Coordinates all quality and outcomes activities and evaluates aggregated findings.

Promotes quality achievement, clinical outcomes and performance improvement throughout the organization; organize and manage quality assurance function in close co-operation with the Management Team.

Oversees organizational compliance with accreditation standards for each independent agency in which the organization contracts, including, but not limited to:

Project management of new and existing (maintenance) accreditations to include writing policies, procedures, and program descriptions, submitting applications and preparing/training staff for on-site surveys.

Maintain policies, procedures, work instructions, and program documents in compliance with appropriate accreditation requirements.

Liaising with auditors/reviewers to ensure compliance with contracts and standards and to implement corrective action plans, when necessary.

Maintains compliance with the laws governing the pharmacy industry

Federal State and local laws.

Adherence to Board of Pharmacy rules and regulations.

Adherence to DEA regulations.

Environmental health and safety standards.

Maintains compliance with all contractual obligations.

Defines, creates, and maintains consistent quality standards, procedures, and methods of operations and workflow across the enterprise, including, but not limited to:

Creates and implements Standard Operating procedures (SOPs).

Provides training to employees on quality-related initiative or new/revised policies and procedures.

Conducts periodic audits at each location within the enterprise to ensure adherence to policies and procedures.

Revises policies as necessary to comply with laws, new systems, etc.

Sets up and maintains controls and documentation procedures; collating, monitoring, and analyzing performance data and charts against defined parameters.

Data mines and reports to quality and steering committee quarterly measures

Participates in market pricing and financial measure reporting

Ensures tests and procedures are properly evaluated, implemented, re-evaluated and maintained to ensure appropriate quality standards.

Collaborates with technical staff in implementing and maintaining appropriate testing of quality systems.

Serves on and/or chairs appropriate committees, work groups etc. to maintaining compliance with quality management programs.

Oversees employees assisting in the development of policies and procedures or audits.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Bachelor's degree with 3 years clinical practice experience in Pharmacy required.
Active and valid Pennsylvania Pharmacist license or eligibility required.
Training and/or experience in medication safety, quality improvement, performance improvement, regulatory and accreditation compliance required.

Quality Assurance and Accreditation knowledge.
Excellent communication, interpersonal, and presentation skills.
Ability to communicate within all levels of an organization, both internal and external.
Extensive knowledge of pharmacy law.
Strong sense of customer service.
Excellent organizational skills.
Business Acumen.
Ethical Conduct.
Professional credibility.
Initiative with ability to execute effectively on strategic plan.
Problem Solving/Analysis.
Strategic Thinking.
Technical Capacity.

PGY 1 and PGY2 in Medication Safety preferred.
ISMP Fellowship or other Medication Safety specific training preferred.

If chosen for this position, you may required to pass a Post Offer Employment Physical Exam in accordance with the measurements listed in the Work Task Analysis (WTA) report. This job description is a general outline of duties performed and is not to be misconstrued as encompassing all duties performed within the position. All individuals (including current employees) selected for a position will undergo a background check appropriate for the position's responsibilities.

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Union: Non Bargained