Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation

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Lead Pharmacist

at Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation

Posted: 9/23/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 9761
Keywords: pharmacy

Job Description





Employment Duration:
Full time

Temporary Status:
Not Applicable

Hours p/Week:

With Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation in Bethel, Alaska, you’ll serve the over 50 rural communities in the Yukon Delta Region who come to us for care. You’ll grow your skills and expertise in a challenging environment, and experience a community environment within a community that will embrace you as one of their own.
Serving the people of Southwestern Alaska, the Yukon-Kuskokwim Hospital is a 50-bed general acute care medical facility. Fully accredited by JCAHO, services include adult med/surg, pediatrics, obstetrics, emergency room, as well as outpatient family medicine clinics, pharmacy, lab, and imaging.
Position Summary:
Responsible for assisting with managing daily inpatient/outpatient operations.  Charged with the goal of continuous quality improvement, and must assist with providing leadership and supervision to staff.  This individual is also responsible for clinical and administrative duties assigned by the Pharmacy Director to assist in the overall success of the Pharmacy Department.  With responsibility for the assigned operational and clinical supervision of the department, this leader facilitates the development and delivery of excellence in service practice by evaluating and coordinating the services delivered.  Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to supervise the services appropriate for the patient/family/population being served and integrates the department’s services with the hospital’s primary functions. Provides information, reports and audits as requested to the Director of Pharmacy.
Position Qualifications:  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions and other duties as assigned.  
  • Degree in Pharmacy (i.e., B.S. or Pharm. D.) from a school or college of pharmacy accredited by the American Council on Pharmaceutical Education (ACPE) is required.
  • Minimum of two year hospital pharmacy work experience with demonstrated leadership abilities.  Management or supervisory experience preferred.
  • Licensure in the State of Alaska is required
  • Be certified, or eligible to be certified, in Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS).
  • Computer proficiency with various software, calculator, multi-line phone, fax/copy machine.
  • Proficiency with  MS-Excel, Word, QuadraMed, RPMS, Pyxis, PickPoint, ScriptPro, Pandora, and  KRONOS iSeries Timekeeping systems.
  • Computer /Office Machine skills: Ability to type 40 wpm, operate 10-key calculator and other standard office equipment. 
  • Language Skills: 
    • Ability to read and comprehend complex instructions, short correspondence, and memos. 
    • Ability to write detailed correspondence. 
    • Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees. 
    • Must have excellent interpersonal and written/oral communication skills.
  • Reasoning Ability: 
    • Ability to solve practical problems and manage a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardized exists. 
    • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule formats. 
    • Ability to make decisions in a timely manner on limited but adequate information.
  • Organizational Skills:
    • Must be able to complete a variety of tasks simultaneously, prioritize workload, and meet reporting and completion deadlines with attention to detail. 
    • Demonstrated strength in process and procedure.
  • Communication/People Skills:
    • This position requires an extremely perceptive person, who is capable of relating to individuals at all levels. 
    • Must have excellent interpersonal and written/oral communication skills. 
    • As unique situations present themselves, the incumbent must be sensitive to Corporate needs, employee goodwill, and the public image. 
    • Ability to influence, solve problems and successfully collaborate and communicate with all levels of management and internal/external YKHC customers.
  • Directly supervises Pharmacy departmental staff..
Benefits Include:
  • Generous PTO – beginning at 4.5 weeks
  • Ten paid holidays
  • Comprehensive healthcare coverage
  • Life and Disability Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Retirement plans
  • Employee Wellness Center

YKHC applies Alaska Native/American Indian (under PL 93-638), EEO, and Veteran Preferences.  Under federal and state laws, YKHC performs criminal history and background checks to ensure customers are protected.

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For more information, please contact YKHC Recruitment at: ykhc_recruitment@ykhc.org