Job Description

ABOUT OUR COMPANY

Ernest Health owns and operates community-based acute rehabilitation and long-term acute care facilities in Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Indiana, Montana, New Mexico, South Carolina, Texas, Utah and Wyoming. We are dedicated to providing high quality, cost-effective physical medicine and rehabilitation services to promote the recovery of individuals who have functional deficits resulting from injury or illness as well as those with chronic or complex medical conditions. We promote a healing and nurturing environment at each of our facilities, responding to the medical, physical, psychological and social needs of our patients.

ABOUT OUR HOSPITAL

Rehabilitation Hospital of the Northwest (RHN) is a 30-bed, Rehabilitation Hospital located in Post Falls, ID, opened in the December 2013. Our facility is designed solely for the provision of specialized rehabilitative care. The facility’s unique design will foster a comfortable and responsive environment for our patients. Our hospital provides rehabilitative services for patients with functional deficits as a result of debilitating illnesses, or injuries. Through our inpatient rehabilitation programs, we help patients recover quickly and return home with a renewed sense of self-sufficiency.

JOB OVERVIEW

 The Director of Pharmacy:

  • Provides leadership, direction, and administration of the Pharmacy department.
  • Establishes and maintains quality specifications for and methods of distribution, monitoring, and control of all drugs used in the hospital in accordance with accepted regulations, standards, and protocols.
  • Implements clinical programs designed to promote rational, cost-effective drug therapies. Identifies high-cost drug use that may be inappropriate and develops corrective strategies.
  • Prepares and dispenses medications per physician order according to established policies, procedures and protocols. Supports and participates in patient education for medications.
  • Responsible for pharmacy staff development, nursing and patient medical education, development and implementation of drug usage evaluation criteria, drug information and drug references.
  • Organizes and monitors the overall clinical functions and performance of the department.
  • Provides prescribed medications, drug information, and overall pharmaceutical care as needed for patient care according to professional standards, laws, and practices.

JOB REQUIRMENTS

  • Graduate of an accredited School of Pharmacy with a B.S. or Pharm.D. Degree required.
  • Current license as a Registered Pharmacist required.
  • Two years’ related experience required.
  • Supervisory experience preferred.

 Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of and adherence to national pharmacist regulations and standards of practice
  • Knowledge of clinical operations and procedures.
  • Demonstrates an understanding of treatment costs and financial support as they relate to quality and efficiency.
  • Demonstrates and utilizes the appropriate leadership skills in delegating, organizing, and educating coworkers and staff.
  • Ability to work closely and professionally with others.
  • Ability to maintain quality, safety, and infection control standards.
  • Ability to interpret department policies and procedures to personnel, patients/family members, etc. as necessary.
  • Ability to utilize concepts of age/developmental stages in interactions with patients and families.