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Director, Pharmacy Services- Inpatient Pharmacy- F/T Day Shift at Careers | UC Irvine Health - 12579

Updated: November 6, 2019
Job Family: Executive

Job Description & Salary Range

UC Title:                                     Director

Position Number:                      10007885

Reports to:                                 Chief Pharmacy Officer

Working Title:                            Director, Pharmacy Services

Cost Center:                              Inpatient Pharmacy (7172)

Bargaining Unit:                       None

FLSA:                                          Exempt

Job Code:                                  0245

Date Created:                            05/14/2019

Shift:                                           Day Shift

Hours:                                         40.00


Position Summary: 

The incumbent in this position will be responsible for the overall management of all pharmacy operations in his/her area, supervision of the daily activities of the staff assigned to pharmacy operations, and for all operational activities and processes designed to provide evidence-based and cost effective medication dispensing, monitoring, distribution, customer service, and appropriate patient care. Responsible for the tactical and strategic planning for his/her section and areas of responsibility in coordination with the Chief Pharmacy Officer. Provides leadership and oversight for training, education, and competency of pharmacy staff. Recruits, hires, supervises, and evaluates pharmacy staff. Ensures compliance with all Federal and State regulations, and departmental policies. Develops and implements sustainable policies and procedures, provides oversight of payroll and scheduling, and provides staffing support as necessary. Provides leadership and oversight for medication safety and security and for policy development and implementation in his/her area. The incumbent will identify opportunities to improve services through the use of technology and equipment and is actively involved in departmental strategic planning, implementing cost savings strategies, and enhancing revenue opportunities. Acts as the designated Pharmacist in Charge for the areas of oversight.


Required Qualifications:

Ability to apply sound judgment in ambiguous situations and effectively manage change

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships across the HealthSystem

Ability to read and correctly interpret complex regulations, contracts and policies

Ability to use computerized systems, applications, such as Microsoft Office, medication and safety technologies, and automated dispensing equipment

Demonstrated experience in project coordination and implementation of programs

Financial management and analysis skills consistent with budgetary responsibilities

Minimum 5 years managerial experience

Must possess State of California Pharmacist License in good standing within 12 months of hire

Must possess State of California Pharmacy License w/in 12 months of hire

Registered Pharmacist


Preferred Qualifications:

An advanced administrative degree (M.S., M.H.A., M.P.H., M.B.A.)

Experience in a union environment

Knowledge and use of EPIC electronic health record

Post-graduate residency training

Prior successful management experience, preferably at a large, multi-hospital organization


Physical, Mental & Environmental Demands:

To comply with the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 the essential physical, mental and environmental requirements for this job are listed below. These are requirements normally expected to perform regular job duties. Incumbent must be able to successfully perform all of the functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.




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