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Medication Safety Coordinator - Full Time Days, Full Time.

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Medication Safety Coordinator - Full Time Days

  • 4401 Wornall Rd, Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City - Plaza, Kansas City, Missouri, United States, 64111
  • Pharmacy Job Family
  • Full Time

Job Description​

The Medication Safety Coordinator will lead the medication safety agenda for Saint Luke’s Hospital and is responsible for managing and improving medication use, medication safety, and the implementation of new medication safety strategies. The essential function is to monitor and maintain current safe practices while developing and implementing plans to improve safety processes in the system. The position is in charge of monitoring current practice, reporting results related to medication safety, developing recommendations, implementing new processes, retrospective review of medication events, and prospective identification of medication risk to enhance patient safety. The Medication Safety Coordinator will collaborate with the pharmacy directors, pharmacy team, nursing management, physician staff, and other healthcare professionals to maintain and improve medication safety processes. Will function as Pharmacist approximately 20% of the time to maintain competencies. 

  • Create a system vision for the safe use of medications in the organization.

  • Chair and construct the medication safety agenda to analyze and lead medication safety changes within the system.

  • Conduct prospective identification and retrospective analysis of medication risk, medication events, adverse drug events, and technology related safety errors to reduce system based errors.

  • Confirm operations reflect current medication safety best practices.

  • Address potential vulnerabilities in the current system.

  • Develop reports to trend medication incidents and perform analysis on near-miss medication occurrences.

  • Monitor safety errors related to infusion pumps, barcode utilization, and other technology that affects patient care.

  • Collaborate with interdisciplinary departments, including front-line employees, to prioritize safety issues and implement safety changes which create continuous quality improvement within the system.

  • Cooperate with interdisciplinary departments to implement new processes.

  • Measure and ensure process changes reflect medication safety outcome improvements.

  • Provide education, training, and continual communication to the pharmacy directors, pharmacy team, nursing management, physician staff, and other healthcare professionals.

  • Cover new safety initiatives, medication errors, adverse drug events, and safety concerns.

  • Supply departments with reports or graphs to provide continual feedback of new safety initiatives.

  • Review all medication policies and procedures to ensure they are in compliance with best practices. Review all new order sets, protocols, and clinical changes that are related to medication safety.

  • Ensure medication safety compliance is in line with The Joint Commission, DEA, FDA, Missouri Board of Pharmacy, and other pertinent agencies. 

  • Employ, manage, and measure a Just Culture.

  • Oversee the collection of medication errors and events.

  • Remove barriers to reporting.

  • Seek feedback from periodic reviews of hospital policies and medication safety practices

  • Serve as an advisor and liaison between departments for medication safety.

Job Requirements

Applicable Experience:

3-5 years

Basic Life Support - American Heart Association or Red Cross, Licensed Pharmacist (KS) - Kansas Board of Pharmacy, Licensed Pharmacist (MO) - Missouri Division of Professional Registration, Medication Therapy Services - Missouri Division of Professional Registration

Bachelor's Degree - Pharmacy

Job Details

Full Time

Day (United States of America)

The best place to get care. The best place to give care. Saint Luke’s 12,000 employees strive toward that vision every day. Our employees are proud to work for the only faith-based, nonprofit, locally owned health system in Kansas City. Joining Saint Luke’s means joining a team of exceptional professionals who strive for excellence in patient care. Do the best work of your career within a highly diverse and inclusive workspace where all voices matter.

Join the Kansas City region's premiere provider of health services. Equal Opportunity Employer.

Effective November 1st, 2021, full COVID-19 vaccination is a condition of employment for all Saint Luke’s Health System employees unless a medical or religious exemption is approved.

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