This policy must enumerate the outline of the pharmacy department staffing flow. When planning a new staffing system, you have to follow the rules of your current values, mission/vision and your own pharmacy goals and objectives policy
Below are some of the info that you need to include in your pharmacy staffing policy header:
- Hospital name, obviously.
- Pharmacy department operational policy and procedure, this header just to notify the reader that the following policy belongs to which department.
- Policy code or Number, for filing/indexing purposes.
- Edition Number, same purpose as above.
- Title of the policy, in our case; it would be Pharmacy Staffing.
- Important dates [date reviewed, approved date, effective date and due for review date].
- Applies to [department] in this case it should be pharmacy department
- And last but not least, you’ll mention the nature of the policy, whether it’s going to be multidisciplinary or department specific.
Check out American Society of Health-System Pharmacists related policies here and here.
Pharmacy Staffing Policy
This policy describes the staff structure in the pharmacy department at the hospital.
To provide high quality patient-care and comply with National and International standards and legal guidelines.
- The Pharmacy Director working in conjunction with the Medical/ Hospital Director to develop a staff structure consistent with the needs of pharmacy department.
- The Pharmacy department is staffed by sufficient number of licensed Pharmacists, licensed Technicians and support personnel in a manner consistent with their provision and complies with National and International standards and legal guidelines.
Procedures and Responsibilities
- Pharmacy director:
- Develop an organizational chart for the department.
- Identify positions required by numbers as well as profession.
- Specify job description for position identified.
It’s better to attach a copy of your Pharmacy department organizational chart.
You’re almost done and pharmacy staffing policy is almost ready, what’s remaining is just few basic policy layout filling.
- Revisions: Revised as per timescale.
- Distribution: Here you should mentioned where this policy will be sent, and which departments will get a notification for it; for our current pharmacy Staffing policy we are going to sent it to:
- Hospital & Medical Director.
- Pharmacy Department.
- Signed originals is maintained in Manual & Indexing Office (if available).
The policy is now finished, and it’s time to get proper signatures, whether your hospital is implementing an electronic signatures, or manual sign and stamp.
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