Director of Pharmacy
Job Details
East Side Family Clinic - Saint Paul, MN
1.0 FTE
Negligible
Day
Management
Description

We strongly encourage people of color, people with disabilities, LGBTQ individuals to apply.

This is a full-time position (40 hours per week). General work hours are 8AM – 5PM, Monday-Friday. At times, this position will be required to work evening, weekends, and holiday depending on the needs of the organization.

 

Perks of working for Minnesota Community Care

  • We cover 70% of your medical and dental benefits
  • Career Advancement fund opportunities after 1 year of employment
  • Student loan forgiveness opportunities for some roles
  • Reduced cost on metro transit
  • Our staff thrive in an environment where uplifting each other is one of our core values

Summary 
Lead a team of 22 staff members dedicated to high quality pharmaceutical care and medication dispensing to clinic patients.

Essential Functions

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Oversee general pharmacy operations and personnel management of 17 site organization, including 2 onsite pharmacies.
  • Work with managers and staff outside of the pharmacy department to ensure safe medication use throughout the organization.  Develop and maintain policies and procedures related to medication use across the organization.
  • Assure compliance with regulatory agencies, including 340b requirements, and Joint Commission.
  • Maintain compliance with all applicable laws, rules and regulations, including those related to preparation/packaging/storage of products.
  • Create and maintain pharmacy budget and provide ongoing evaluation of financial performance of the pharmacy program.
  • Maintain relationships with suppliers and system vendors.
  • Serve on the Leadership Team to represent pharmacy interests within the organization.
  • Act as a liaison between the organization and various college of pharmacy experiential education programs.
  • Provide continuous leadership to improve and expand pharmacy services within the organization.
  • Provide medication dispensing services.
  • If designated as Pharmacist in Charge, act as a liaison between MCC and the Minnesota Board of Pharmacy and ensure all laws and rules related to the practice of pharmacy are complied with and enforced.
  • Assist in training module required by the board of pharmacy to technicians, mentor and train residents to practice as licensed pharmacist, assist and support students in applicable training.
  • Initiate and maintain contracts related to payment for dispensing medications and providing medication therapy management.
  • Seek to understand and meet the needs of customers (patients, families, vendors, co-workers, etc.) through respectful, courteous and culturally sensitive interactions.
  • Actively participate and work positively, flexibly and cooperatively in a team effort within and across departments to accomplish the goals of the organization.
  • Know, understand and adhere to organizational policy related to the patient's rights for confidential care.

Competencies

  • Demonstrate effective, culturally sensitive communication skills and effectively communicate verbally and in writing with a variety of people.
  • Technical Knowledge: successfully able to interpret, process, fill and verify prescription orders.
  • Relationship-Building: Skilled in establishing and maintaining effective relationships with vulnerable patients. Ability to establish positive working relationships with other community health professionals, the general public, clients, and staff.
  • Health Equity: Knowledge of cultural competency and application thereof to community health activities; ability to relate to people of diverse backgrounds, training, and experiences.
  • Initiative: Ability to take initiative to meet program objectives. Ability to approach daily work load and expectations with flexibility and self-direction. Willingness to learn new technical skills and grow professionally.

Organizational Overview
As Minnesota's largest Federally Qualified Health Center, Minnesota Community Care ensures that the communities we serve have access to high quality and affordable health care.
Approximately 87% of our patients in the 2019 calendar year were people of color from Asian, African American, American Indian or Latino communities, and 98% of our patients had incomes below 200% of federal poverty guidelines.

Qualifications

Required Education/Experience/Licensures/Certifications

  • Minimum 3-5 years’ experience in pharmacy and pharmacy management.
  • Current State of MN Pharmacy License.
  • Graduate from an accredited College of Pharmacy
  • Demonstrated success in working effectively with target population(s).
  • Bilingual verbal and written skills in language(s) of primary target population(s) required; Spanish and/or Hmong – HIGHLY PREFERRED.
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