Medication Safety Officer
Job ID: 88049
Area of Interest: Professionals
Location: Cheverly,MD US
Hours of Work: M-F 8am-4:30pm
Job Facility: University of Maryland Capital Region
Employment Type: Full Time
What You Will Do:
Under the director of the Director of Pharmacy and within established organizational and departmental policies and procedures, the Medication Safety Officer is responsible for managing the various UMCAP Medication Use Safety and Improvement Plans and oversees Diversion Management activities and specifically includes patient and medication safety, staff development/training and medication use improvement.
Develops and manages the UM Capital Medication Use Safety Improvement Plan.
2. Participates in strategic and tactical planning and analysis of organization-wide patient safety and controlled substance diversion management activities.
3. Identifies and facilitates medication safety improvement projects.
4. Serves as an internal consultant on medication safety and other safety improvement projects.
5. Manages data reporting and information related to medication safety and controlled substance diversion. Reviews and trends reported medication occurrences to identify and resolve potential system vulnerabilities.
6. Contributes to a culture of safety. Models optimal behavior and encourages others to participate in safety initiatives.
7. Manages the UM Capital’s System Controlled Substance Management Plan. Ensures ongoing measurement and improvement of operations.
8. Manages the UM Capital’s Pharmacy Safe Medication Use Improvement Plan. Ensures ongoing measurement and improvement of medication use.
9. Manages the training and continuing education processes pertaining to medication safety and diversion
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management activities for the Pharmacy and hospital staff.
10. Presents to professional and lay audiences;
11. Publishes results of UM Capital Pharmacy’s professional activities
12. Works effectively and proactively with other pharmacy leaders and staff to ensure that departmental goals and objectives are achieved. Performs the role of staff pharmacist as needed.
13. Ensures compliance with all applicable regulations, laws, and standards of practice.
14. Identifies the unique needs, implements interventions and uses communication methods appropriate for each age-specific category to include: Neonate, Pediatric, Adolescent, Adult (18-59) and Geriatric (60 +).
15. Performs other related duties as assigned.
What You Need to Be Successful:
Required: Current Maryland license in good standing as a Pharmacist.
Life Support Certification:
Basic Life Support – Health Care Provider (BLS-HCP) Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP)
Attained Level: Professional
Preferred: Pharm. D. degree preferrred.
Completed Course Work/Program: B.S. degree in Pharmacy
Specialized training in quality and patient / medication safety curricula is required.
Completion of an ASHP-accredited pharmacy residency is preferred.
Board Certification in Pharmacotherapy is preferred.
Experience (years): Required: 5-7 years Preferred: 7+ years
Experience (describe required & preferred): Five (5) years’
We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.
We are an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law. EEO IS THE LAW