BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) Pharmacy Consultant, Automation (Pyxis Logistics / Pyxis IV Prep) US Field in San Diego, California
Job Description Summary
**Multiple openings! Home-based position with travel. Candidates can reside anywhere in the U.S. near a major airport.**
BD Pyxis™ IV Prep workflow solutions standardize compounding processes such as order review, medication picking and dose preparation to improve med safety and pharmacy workflow. Learn more:
The BD Pyxis™ Logistics pharmacy carousel is an advanced, cost-efficient and reliable drug storage and retrieval system that, through automation, reduces labor and space requirements when compared to static shelving. Expert installation consultants evaluate your environment, including mapping workflow from dock to pharmacy, to ensure an optimal carousel solution. With more than 45 models available, the BD Pyxis Logistics carousel can meet the requirements of most acute care pharmacies. Learn more:
The Consultant is experienced with the implementations at the Large Hospital/IDN level. This involves extensive customer interaction and relationship development at the Director/Key Stakeholder level. In addition, the Consultant guides the implementation process through demonstrated expertise of clinical and technical processes. Projects range in scope from large hospital to small/medium IDN level implementations requiring standardization across multiple product lines. The effective Consultant must be able to clearly communicate, thoroughly document and demonstrate product implementation competency. This also involves working with the customer (with focus on large hospital systems to small/medium IDN’s level customers) by gathering customer requirements, defining best practices, design decisions and policy and procedures consulting. The Consultant effectively performs the required tasks to ensure timely Go-Lives and customer satisfaction. The Consultant must have the ability to establish collaborative working relationships with cross-functional project teams. Project teams will include multiple disciplines from within Medication Systems and customer teams. The Consultant is a mentor for both customers and internal team members.
Specific Duties, Activities and Responsibilities
Technical - 70% - Large Hospital/IDN level requirement definition, workflow design, policy/procedure definition, education, etc.
Project Management - 5% - Meetings, planning, communication, documentation
Mentoring - 20%
Administrative activity - 5%
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Facilitation of conference calls and customer meetings primarily for large hospital systems and small/medium IDN’s for BD product implementations.
Establish rapport with customers that is conducive to a long term business relationships.
Provide team support and product information on BD Medication Systems products as assigned by manager. Mentors team members to ensure product and process competency.
Must be able to manage complex customer teams, gain consensus within teams and deliver concise and consistent communication.
Guides the review of customer site assessment and facilitates project design and implementation of BD Medication Systems products and technologies.
Demonstrates expert knowledge of large hospital/IDN level pharmacy/clinical workflow processes, hospital formulary build, hospital & pharmacy system integration, clinical device settings, interface validation (ADT, billing, patient profile), user account role design, active directory.
Complete pharmacy and clinical pre-implementation assessments and future state design.
Ability to interact and guide diverse cross-functional teams with a focus on large hospital and IDN level health systems.
Demonstrate expertise of established BD Medical Systems Dispensing product implementation methodologies and tools or equivalent industry standards.
Must be detail oriented, able to multi-task and the ability to implement complex multi-site projects consistent with established company and customer objectives.
Demonstrates critical thinking and ability to aid customers in improving current business/practice operations including standardization across large hospital and IDN level health systems.
Demonstrates advanced problem solving, troubleshooting and system consultation as it relates to pharmacy workflow and best practice considerations and health system standardization.
Install and support BD Medical Systems Dispensing software.
Mentor team members on products, best practices and customer education.
Expected to act as a customer support resource when necessary.
Expert with BD Medication Systems Dispensing products.
Coordinate client resources and assign project tasks.
Ability to actively lead projects when required.
Timely completion of internal company documentation.
Timely completion of project documentation.
Determines own work priorities.
Possess excellent organizational skills with the flexibility to readily adapt to change.
Education or Equivalent:
- Bachelor’s degree preferred or equivalent education and work experience.
Experience or Equivalent:
3 years of acute care hospital pharmacy experience
I.V. room experience highly desired.
Pharmacy buyer experience a plus
Expertise in pharmacy and nursing workflow.
Software implementation experience required, preferably in healthcare applications/robotics
Workflow design, process improvement methodologies strongly preferred
Expertise in HIS/PIS systems
Experience with Cerner and Epic a plus.
3 years in healthcare environment with technical (systems) involvement and computerized system applications.
Dispensing software technology experience a plus. Must have a working knowledge of a variety of software applications, such as BD pharmacy automation products, and exposure to solution design processes.
Experience with integrated delivery networks/large health systems required.
Must be able to lift a minimum of 40 lbs. This position may involve pushing, pulling, stooping, bending and lifting.
Travel may range from 60% - 80%, overnight travel.
Position requires flexible working hours, including some nights and weekends.
Ability to work independently from home office.
Must possess and maintain a valid driver's license and meet BD's auto safety standards.
Upon hire, must provide proof of, and maintain current immunizations and obtain additional immunizations appropriate for the facility which enables access to customer sites in order to perform essential job functions. Proofs must include: Hepatitis B, Influenza (current year), MMR (mumps, measles, rubella), Varicella (chicken pox) Annual TB/PPD (skin test), Tetanus/Diphtheria/Pertussis.
The BD Implementation Department manages plans and coordinates the implementation of Medication Management Solutions products. Teams are assigned to customer projects and accounts based on regional/national organizational structures. These project teams include staff from BD and the customer, working in synergy with each other toward the common goal of an on-time, successful system implementation. Activities include implementation project management, product installation, workflow, system design and configuration tasks, integration engineering functions and general customer relationship and partnering activities. In addition to customer-facing responsibilities, this department is also responsible for many backend business functions including revenue forecasting and recognition, equipment logistics (including ordering, customer confirmation and return authorizations), implementation methodologies, solution design best practices and quality system requirements.
Primary Work LocationUSA CA - San Diego Bldg A&B
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