Pharmacy Directors Council

The RWJBarnabas Health Pharmacy Enterprise Directors Council is responsible for establishing system-wide pharmacy goals, overseeing and monitoring the performance of all medication management activities throughout the system and collaborating with the Clinical Pharmacy Council in carrying out these activities. The Council works to standardize processes, standardize policies, establish metrics to measure progress and expand the role of the pharmacist in the system so that they practice to the full extent of their licensure. The Council monitors the use of automation, standardizes equipment selections, monitors facilities so that they remain compliant with current regulations, and develops and approves system policies for the pharmacists in the system.

Membership

Chair: Corporate Director of Pharmacy Operations
Members: RWJBarnabas Health Senior Vice President and Chief Pharmacy Officer, Corporate Vice President of Integrated Pharmacy Services, Vice President of Qualitas Pharmacy Services, Corporate Director of Pharmacy Systems Integration, Corporate Director of Clinical Pharmacy Services, and Directors of Pharmacy from the Acute Care and Integrated Services Lines

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Meetings

The Pharmacy Directors Council shall meet monthly or as otherwise deemed necessary by the Chair, but not less than quarterly.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Establishment of system-wide quality improvement activities, tracks progress by facility as well as aggregately towards completion, identifying any barriers, discussing and implementing solutions to overcome them
  • Monitors key performance indicators and workload statistics
  • Monitors medication errors and ADRs to implement standardized prevention methods
  • Coordinates care of patients beyond the acute care setting
  • Standardizes automation and equipment, reference materials, formulary process, medication use policies, tracking on activities, interventions and identification of ADRs
  • Standardizes processes and policies throughout the system
  • Increases compliance with Group Purchasing Organization (HPG) contracts to maximize value
  • Develops career opportunities for staff development and career ladders
  • Works to expand the practice of pharmacy and the role of the pharmacist within the system

Sub-Committees

Clinical Pharmacy Council

Collaboratives

Informatics Collaborative
Pharmacy Buyers Collaborative
Sterile Products Collaborative
Procurement Collaborative
Medication Management Collaborative