Director, Pharmacy Job Description

Director, Pharmacy Job Description

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Director, pharmacy provides continuous quality improvement program which provides cost-effective, quality patient care and is within the guidelines of JCAHO recommendations and regulations.

Director, Pharmacy Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Ensures that department is in compliance with JCAHO requirements, Drug Enforcement Administration, State Board of Pharmacy, hospital policies and procedures, and other Federal and State regulations
Regularly works with pharmaceutical vendors and purchasing services in order to obtain bids and/or negotiate prices for supplies
Establishes department purchasing parameters and oversees acquisition, storage and inventory maintenance of pharmaceutical medications and supplies
Establishes and maintains record keeping and computer systems for recording patient profiles and charges in order to maintain adequate controls over requisitioning and dispensing of all pharmaceuticals
Regularly consults with medical staff regarding medication information (i.e., drug warnings issued, drug withdrawals, ADR’s, disease state management, medication errors, incompatibility of drugs, ) and medication use
Provide overall management of the Pharmacy Department to include planning, budgeting, staff supervision, quality management and supervision of Pharmacy staff members
Maintain positive relationships and effectively communicate with other departments and affiliates to provide the maximum level of service, the highest quality of care and align with the highest standards of patient safety
Provide specialized clinical pharmaceutical services including, staff development, continuing education programs, patient safety initiatives and performance improvement activities
Perform in a collaborative environment while supporting a team approach to problem resolution and organizational success
Develop and manage projects/initiatives for health care organizations targeting contracting and clinical utilization opportunities innovative strategies to reduce cost through aggregated contracting

Director, Pharmacy Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Director, Pharmacy

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Education for Director, Pharmacy

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Employers hiring for the director, pharmacy job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Pharmacy, Management, College of Pharmacy, Education, MBA, Science, Business, Healthcare, Graduate, School of Pharmacy

Skills for Director, Pharmacy

Desired skills for director, pharmacy include:

Applicable statutory
Market and competition
Spreadsheet and word processing software
CMS and state guidelines
JCAHO
OSHA
Any combination of education and experience
How and to what extent each tool is applied
Practice-specific toolset and is effective in when
Which would provide an equivalent background

Desired experience for director, pharmacy includes:

Accomplish staff results by communicating job expectations
Working knowledge of state and federal laws and regulations such as TJC, Title 22, Federal HMO Act, Knox-Keene Act, applicable MediCal and Medicare regulations and State Board of Pharmacy Regulations
Thorough working knowledge of state and federal pharmacy laws, regulatory requirements including Joint Commission requirements and professional practice standards
Thorough knowledge of contemporary inpatient pharmacy practice
Demonstrated contemporary inpatient pharmacy skills and vision
Demonstrated effective professional role-model

Director, Pharmacy Examples

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Director, Pharmacy Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of director, pharmacy. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for director, pharmacy
  • Supervises the maintenance and dissemination of drug information through in-service education of hospital personnel, consultation with patients, hospital staff, and medical staff
  • Actively assists staff pharmacists in the discharge of routing duties as necessary
  • Directs the activities of and provides professional and technical guidance to pharmacy personnel
  • Communicates the Hospital and Mission and Philosophy to department employees and integrates with departmental operations
  • Anticipates the needs and issues of customers/suppliers in order to insure effective departmental operations and/or meet their needs
  • Promotes teamwork among staff, peers, physicians, and others
  • Promotes multi-disciplinary teamwork in order to meet the organization’s goals and objectives
  • Provides leadership to the department through effective organization, direction of activities, and appropriate delegation of functions
  • Maintains appropriate controls of department functions to insure smooth, effective operations
  • Ensures that department is in compliance with all applicable safety and security practices, infection control policies, fire and safety and disaster planning
Qualifications for director, pharmacy
  • Demonstrated ability to lead professionals and others through influence and collaboration
  • Graduate of an ACPE accredited School of Pharmacy required
  • Owns Profit Improvement results in the Pharmacy through the development, implementation, and execution of the SHC National 5Play Strategy
  • Accountable for developing, implementing and directing the strategic and tactical components of the Asset Protection and Drug Diversion program across Kmart pharmacies
  • Responsible for incorporating compliance into the overall pharmacy strategy and culture
  • Analyzes information from reporting tools to determine critical priorities
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Director, Pharmacy Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking for a director, pharmacy. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for director, pharmacy
  • Represents Hospital and Pharmacy Shared Services through active participation in outside activities and organizations
  • Develops and enforces policies and procedures that promote cost-effective, appropriate, and safe medication use
  • Develops and maintains a medical staff-approved formulary
  • Supervises medication storage and preparation areas throughout the facility
  • Provides for the educational needs of health care professionals, patients, and their families
  • Ensures maintenance of an adequate medication supply
  • Ensures strict control and accountability for medications dispensed to patients or distributed to floor stock
  • Assures adequate control and documentation of controlled substances
  • Ensures applicable continuing education records and licensure are maintained in department files
  • Supervises all pharmacy personnel and recruits, interviews, promotes, disciplines, and terminates pharmacy staff
Qualifications for director, pharmacy
  • Conducts random assessments of Asset & Profit Protection and operational performance of Pharmacies and actively partners with the Pharmacy BU in the development and implementation of action plans to improve performance
  • Align and influence business partners to integrate asset protection priorities into daily operations as accountability to achieve execution
  • Serves as a member of the Pharmacy Leadership team and works cross-functionally to ensure achievement of all priorities, WIG's, and business targets
  • Conducts analysis to identify key areas of opportunity
  • Educates and motivates BU, field and store associates to achieve all P& L impacting accounts including
  • Assists in managing the training, detection, investigation and successful resolution of all internal investigations
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Director, Pharmacy Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is hiring for a director, pharmacy. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for director, pharmacy
  • Prepares work schedules and monitors workload statistics
  • Provides for the educational needs of the pharmacy staff
  • Prepares a pharmacy budget annually
  • Reviews monthly financial statistics and plans expenditures within budget guidelines
  • Monitors and justifies all expenses exceeding budgeted targets
  • Ensures preparation and submission of patient charges and financial reports to administration in accordance with policy
  • Administers reports, documents, payroll records, statistical surveys, and other required data
  • Ensures compliance with health system policies and procedures that apply to pharmacy services
  • Enjoying the full 360 degrees of pharmacy
  • Being an active member of the interdisciplinary clinical team
Qualifications for director, pharmacy
  • Develops Asset & Profit Protection strategies with the member in mind
  • Assists in developing and implementing proactive drug prevention education and awareness training
  • Supports the AP Learning and Development program by determining individual training opportunities within Pharmacy
  • Inspects the standardized Pharmacy Asset & Profit Protection operating model for consistency across Regions, Districts, and stores
  • Ensures accurate and timely report writing
  • Develop a standardized robbery prevention and de-escalation process for all Pharmacies, including Public View Monitors, and Closed Circuit Television equipment
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Director, Pharmacy Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is hiring for a director, pharmacy. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for director, pharmacy
  • Ensuring compliance with standards of The Joint Commission, CMS and other regulatory bodies
  • Managing and administering the Adverse Drug Reaction Program
  • Developing and participating in new employee training and education programs
  • Participating in all meetings of the pharmacy and therapeutics committee
  • Participating in patient drug therapy monitoring
  • Contribute to the content development for Supply Improvement Initiatives (SII) in the Pharmacy area
  • Lead in the planning, developing, organizing, operating, and improving the SCCA Inpatient and Ambulatory Clinic Oncology Pharmacy Services
  • Provide leadership and direction for pharmaceutical care
  • Develop and maintain policies and procedures for staff safety consistent with the medical center-wide safety committee
  • Develop and maintain a comprehensive policies and procedures manual and standards of practice
Qualifications for director, pharmacy
  • Approaches the expanded scope of the RDAP role with the goal of operational, administrative, and systemic improvement
  • Acts as lead corporate representative for crisis and emergency situations, provides updates and direction to mitigate impact of Pharmacy events
  • In concert with other entities, serves as a liaison to build engagement between Kmart and the criminal justice community, courts, law enforcement, and other Retail Pharmacies
  • Minimum five (5) years of contemporary pharmacy practice
  • Comprehensive knowledge of state and federal pharmacy laws, regulatory requirements and professional practice standards
  • Thorough knowledge of principles of supervision, management, personnel management, contract administration, financial analysis, budgeting, asset management, and auditing techniques and principles
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Director, Pharmacy Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking to fill the role of director, pharmacy. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for director, pharmacy
  • Provide management and project reports as required
  • Develop leadership role and participation in pharmacy organizations
  • Promote an image of service and goodwill to the patients, public and medical center staff
  • Active member of the interdisciplinary clinical team
  • Serves as the Chair lead for the Pharmacy Advisory Board
  • Schedules, plans for, coordinates and conducts monthly Pharmacy Advisory Board conference calls
  • Oversight for the coordination and completion of Pharmacy review of due-diligence process and RFP review for new pharmacy members to assure complete and accurate comparative pricing, from/to reports and cost savings analysis
  • Point person for Sales & Marketing regarding prospective pharmacy members
  • Support the facilitation of RFIs and RFP's, involving additional HealthTrust Pharmacy staff as needed to ensure effective and timely completion
  • Develop a detailed and customized implementation strategy for each new acute care member facility
Qualifications for director, pharmacy
  • Demonstrated supervisory skills in a large work group
  • Demonstrated and proven written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated and proven interpersonal and persuasion skills
  • Demonstrated ability to use good judgment and decision making while coping in a stressful, busy environment
  • Demonstrated ability to plan for and organize work with limited resources and time
  • Postgraduate business or pharmacy management coursework, or equivalent knowledge and experience

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