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Assistant Director of Pharmacy in San Antonio, TX at HealthTrust

Date Posted: 5/15/2019

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Job Description

Assistant Director of Pharmacy, Acute Hospital Operations

Job Summary – Plans, organizes, controls, and supervises activities in hospital pharmacy according to hospital
policies, standards of practice of the profession, and State and Federal laws. Recommends innovations in the
practice and function of the hospital pharmacy to Administration and carries out mutually agreed upon programs.

Supervisor – Director of Pharmacy

Supervises – All Pharmacy Personnel

Duties (included but not limited to):
  • 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 and off-site clinics.
  • Provides for the educational needs of health care professionals, patients, and their families.
  • Ensures maintenance of an adequate medication supply. Ensures the integrity of the medication supply.
  • Establishes specifications for the procurement of medications, chemicals, and biologicals.
  • Assures adequate control and documentation of controlled substances.
  • Ensures safe, appropriate, cost effective medication therapies for patients according to established
  • policies, procedures, and protocols.
  • Ensures strict control and accountability for medications dispensed to patients.
  • Monitors and justifies all expenses exceeding budgeted targets.
  • Ensures compliance with health system policies and procedures that apply to pharmacy services.
  • Ensures compliance with all applicable federal, state, and local laws, rules, and regulations.
  • Develops and implements a strategic plan for the pharmacy that supports the mission and goals
  • of the organization.
  • Develops and implements pharmacy services in collaboration with associated department services.
  • Develops, implements, and maintains a program that improves the quality of pharmacy services and
  • supports the performance improvement plan of the organization.
  • Participates in all committees/functions required by the organization including the Pharmacy and Therapeutics
  • Committee.
  • Contributes to the quality and effective operation of the department.
  • Perform other duties as assigned
  •  Practice and adhere to the “Code of Conduct” philosophy and “Mission and Value Statement”

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
  • Thorough knowledge of state and federal laws and regulations governing pharmacy services
  • Proficient in the use and application of new medications and technology.
  • Leadership, administrative, human resource, and managerial skills required.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively participate on interdisciplinary teams and committees.
  • Business acumen including profit/loss understanding, contract negotiations, GPO function required.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills are required.
  • Knowledge of pathophysiology, interpretation of diagnostic criteria, pharmacokinetics and
  • pharmacotherapeutics.
  • Problem solving ability and analytical thinking required. Problem solving ability and analytical thinking
  • required.
  • Organization – proactively prioritized needs and effectively manages resources
  • Communication – Able to communicate (verbal and written) clearly and effectively to other health care
  • providers including pharmacists, physicians and nurses. Fosters team environment by providing clinical
  • education, support, training to staff members
  • Leadership – guides individuals and groups toward desired outcomes, setting high performance
  • standards and delivering quality services
  • Customer orientation – establishes and maintains long-term customer relationships, building trust and
  • respect by consistently meeting and exceeding expectations. Able to work with diverse work force
  • Policies and Procedures – articulates knowledge and understanding of organizational policies,
  • procedures and systems
  • PC Skills – experience using computer applications including word processing, spreadsheets, and pharmacy
  • information systems required.
  • Financial management – applies tools and processes to successfully manage drug cost budget. Able to direct
  • cost- effective drug therapy via clinical protocols
  • Project management – Able to assess work activities and allocate resources appropriately. Able to work independently and handle stress appropriately

B.S. or PharmD from an ACPE-accredited School of Pharmacy and a current pharmacist license in good
standing with the appropriate State Board of Pharmacy

  • Completion of a 1-year pharmacy practice residency, specialty residency, or fellowship, or at least 3 years of pharmacy experience is strongly preferred
  • Experience using computer applications including word processing, spreadsheets, and pharmacy information systems required.

  • Current pharmacist license in good standing with the appropriate State Board of Pharmacy

PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORKING CONDITIONS – Requires prolonged sitting, some bending, stooping and
stretching. Requires eye-hand coordination and manual dexterity sufficient to operate a keyboard, photocopier,
telephone, calculator and other office equipment. Requires normal range of hearing and eyesight to record,
prepare and communicate appropriate reports. Requires lifting papers or boxes up to 50 pounds occasionally.
Work is an office environment. Work may be stressful at times. Contact may involve dealing with angry or upset
people. Staff must remain flexible and available to provide staffing assistance for any/all disaster or emergency

OSHA CATEGORY – The normal work routine involves no exposure to blood, body fluids, or tissues (although
situations can be imagined or hypothesized under which anyone, anywhere, might encounter potential exposure to
body fluids). Persons who perform these duties are not called upon as part of their employment to perform or
assist in emergency care or first aid, or to be potentially exposed in some other way.


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