Director of Pharmacy in St. Petersburg, FL at HealthTrust

Date Posted: 6/8/2019

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Job Description

GENERAL SUMMARY OF DUTIES – Plans, organizes, controls, and supervisesactivities in hospital pharmacy according to hospital policies, standards ofpractice of the profession, and State and Federal laws. Recommends innovationsin the practice and function of the hospital pharmacy to Administration andcarries out mutually agreed upon programs.

SUPERVISOR – Division Director of Pharmacy
SUPERVISES – All Pharmacy Personnel


  • Establishesquality improvement, fiscal, productivity, and patient satisfaction goals andobjectives in conjunction with upper management.

  • Supervises themaintenance and dissemination of drug information through in-service educationof hospital personnel, consultation with patients, hospital staff, and medicalstaff.

  • Actively assistsstaff pharmacists in the discharge of routing duties as necessary.

  • Directs theactivities of and provides professional and technical guidance to pharmacypersonnel.

  • Exercisesprofessional judgment in imparting therapeutic and drug information to patientsand health professionals.

  • Communicates theHospital and Mission and Philosophy to department employees and integrates withdepartmental operations.

  • Providesleadership to new program development, implementation and evaluation. Acts as aconsultant in areas of expertise.

  • Anticipates theneeds and issues of customers/suppliers in order to insure effectivedepartmental operations and/or meet their needs.

  • Promotes teamworkamong staff, peers, physicians, and others.

  • Promotesmulti-disciplinary teamwork in order to meet the organization’s goals andobjectives.

  • Is responsiblefor department planning, goals, and objectives that are consistent with theHospital and Pharmacy Shared Services.

  • Providesleadership to the department through effective organization, direction ofactivities, and appropriate delegation of functions.

  • Maintainsappropriate controls of department functions to insure smooth, effectiveoperations.

  • Continuouslyevaluates the quality of services and/or products provided to the department’scustomers.

  • Monitors andassists with the collection, documentation, and reporting of quality assessmentand improvement data.

  • Ensures thatdepartment is in compliance with JCAHO requirements, Drug EnforcementAdministration, State Board of Pharmacy, hospital policies and procedures, andother Federal and State regulations.

  • Ensures thatdepartment is in compliance with all applicable safety and security practices,infection control policies, fire and safety and disaster planning.

  • Is responsiblefor development and implementation of Department specific policy andprocedures.

  • Establishes jobperformance standards, functions, responsibilities and the qualifications ofdepartment employees.

  • Is responsiblefor the effective recruitment, selection, orientation, promotion, evaluation,retention and termination of department employees.

  • Determines thecompetence of department employees.

  • Routinelyassesses departmental education needs and provides the appropriate learningexperiences, ie. on the job training, workshop, in-services, etc.

  • Activelyparticipates in Hospital committees, task forces, projects, and providesleadership as assigned.

  • RepresentsHospital and Pharmacy Shared Services through active participation in outsideactivities and organizations.

  • Perform otherduties as assigned.

  • Practice andadhere to the “Code of Conduct” philosophy and “Mission and Value Statement”.


  • Thoroughknowledge of state and federal laws and regulations governing pharmacyservices. Proficient in the use and application of new medications andtechnology.

  • Leadership,administrative, human resource, and managerial skills required.

  • Demonstratedability to effectively participate on interdisciplinary teams and committees.

  • Business acumenincluding profit/loss understanding, contract negotiations, and GPO functionrequired.

  • Knowledge ofpathophysiology, interpretation of diagnostic criteria, pharmacokinetics andpharmacotherapeutics.

  • Problem solvingability and analytical thinking required.

  • Organization –proactively prioritized needs and effectively manages resources.

  • Communication -Able to communicate (verbal and written) clearly and effectively to otherhealth care providers including pharmacists, physicians and nurses. Fostersteam environment by providing clinical education, support, training to staffmembers.

  • Leadership –guides individuals and groups toward desired outcomes, setting high performancestandards and delivering quality services.

  • Customerorientation – 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 andProcedures – articulates knowledge and understanding of organizationalpolicies, procedures and systems.

  • PC Skills –experience using computer applications including word processing, spreadsheets,and pharmacy information systems required.

  • Financialmanagement – applies tools and processes to successfully manage drug costbudget. Able to direct cost-effective drug therapy via clinical protocols.

  • Projectmanagement – Able to assess work activities and allocate resourcesappropriately. Able to work independently and handle stress appropriately.

Job Requirements

  • B.S. OR PharmDfrom an ACPE-accredited School of Pharmacy


  • Minimum of 2 years supervisory or leadership experience preferred

CERTIFICATE/LICENSE: Current pharmacist license in good standing with theappropriate State Board of Pharmacy.


  • Infant (0-12months)

  • Pediatric (1-12years)

  • Adolescent (13-18years)

  • Adult (19-64years)

  • Geriatric (65 years)

PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORKINGCONDITIONS - Repetitive use of handsand fingers (e.g., use of a computer keyboard). May require lifting andcarrying light loads (e.g., boxes, equipment, laptop, computer), stooping orkneeling to file documents in lower file drawers. Walking or standing for longperiods of time (4-8 hours) often necessary. Reasonable accommodations may bemade to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essentialfunctions.

CRITICAL DEMANDS – Ability to work independently and handle stress appropriately.Ability to work cooperatively with other members of HCA, hospital and pharmacystaff. Ability to handle multiple tasks, and adapt to changes in workload andwork schedule. Ability to set priorities, make critical decisions, and respondsto client concerns. Fosters a team environment by providing orientation andtraining to directors of pharmacy and pharmacy staff. Ability to communicateeffectively (verbal and written). Demonstrates excellent customer serviceskills.

WORKING CONDITIONS: Potential for exposure to infectious patients ormaterials, hazardous and toxic substances (including chemotherapy, cytotoxicdrugs, and cleaning solutions. Use specialized protective equipment orclothing). Potential for sticks or cuts by needles and other sharp items.Potential for musculoskeletal injuries if proper lifting and carryingtechniques are not used.