The scope of this position includes Mayo Midwest with emphasis on Rochester; but may include consultation and activities across Mayo Clinic. The Medication Safety Officer serves as the authoritative expert in safe medication use. This individual will provide strong, visible, values driven leadership and advocacy for medication safety; provide expert resource support and consultation for medication safety activities; identify, promote and coordinate opportunities for improvement in the medication-use system and processes; provide leadership and support for medication safety committees; and active participate in and support education programs and scholarly activity. Interacts professionally, works collaboratively, and effectively communicates with other Mayo staff, divisions, departments and committees to effectively improve medication use systems and safety.
Graduate of an accredited College of Pharmacy. Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degree, completion of an accredited pharmacy residency, and a minimum of 1 year relevant pharmacy practice; or equivalent experience. Equivalent experience includes a minimum of three years relevant pharmacy practice experience. Clinical expertise and a broad understanding of health care systems to accurately interpret clinical events. Strong analytical skills and an understanding of statistics, population data, and the concepts of risk and prioritization. Strong commitment to excellence and teamwork. Project management and coordination skills. Quality Academy Fellow Gold Certification within 4 years. Computer skills including word processing, spreadsheet and data base applications. Ability to communicate effectively, works collaboratively with others, organizes time well, solves problems, and works independently with minimal supervision.
The following are preferred: Formal training and / or experience in medication safety and quality improvement. PGY2 Specialty Residency in applicable area. Quality Academy Fellow Silver Certificate. Knowledge of performance-improvement methodology and tools including root cause analysis, failure mode and effects analysis, cause-and-effect diagramming, process-flow mapping, and methods for monitoring projects and measuring the progress of performance-improvement initiatives. Experience in and knowledge of Joint Commission accreditation standards and survey process. Experience in research and scholarly activities including publication and scientific meeting presentations. Experience and/or interest in teaching and providing advanced educational experiences.
License or certification
License to practice Pharmacy in the State of Minnesota.
Education, experience and tenure may be considered along with internal equity when job offers are extended. The minimum salary every 2 weeks is approx $4,872.00, based on a full-time position.
Mayo Clinic is located in the heart of downtown Rochester, Minnesota, a vibrant, friendly city that provides a highly livable environment for more than 34,000 Mayo staff and students. The city is consistently ranked among the best places to live in the United States because of its affordable cost of living, healthy lifestyle, excellent school systems and exceptionally high quality of life.
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