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Director Pharmacy and Professional Services

Job ID: 55520
Location: Longview, WA
Work Type: Full Time
Shift: Day
Shift Length: Variable
FTE: 1.00
Benefit Eligibility: Full-time benefits

Job Description


PeaceHealth is seeking a Director Pharmacy and Professional Services for a Full Time, 1.00 FTE, Day position. Hourly compensation is $92.54 – $138.80; hiring rate dependent on qualifications, professional experience, and/or work location.

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  • Provide leadership for operational effectiveness, personnel management, and fiscal accountability for areas of responsibility. Develop, implement and monitor operating and capital budgets. Accountable for meeting budgetary and operational targets. May have oversight for multiple locations and divisions of pharmacy including Hospital, Clinic and Pharmacy Benefit for caregivers.
  • Develop annual objectives including goals and strategies for department. Creates and monitors infrastructure, systems, processes, and standards to achieve desired results.
  • Direct purchasing, storage, distribution, and charge/crediting of drug products. Responsible for overseeing the design, implementation and management of a safe and effective medication use system. Ensures medication systems incorporate continuous improvement methodologies in order to operate effectively across the entire continuum of care. Responsible for developing plans for the continued operation of medication-use systems and for the provision of pharmaceutical services during emergencies and disasters. Ensure continued compliance with all national, state, and local regulations related to medications and their use.
  • Develop and maintain positive relationships with physicians, leadership, and caregivers systemwide. Support implementation of strategic initiatives and decisions.
  • Leads continuous improvement efforts and develops a culture for change within and between departments, including patient experience improvement efforts.
  • Participates as an active member of the Pharmacy and Therapeutic Committee and assures that all medication related processes, policies, and practices are reviewed and communicated.
  • Ensure the presence of an on-going quality improvement program, leads continuous improvement efforts, and champions the continuous improvement process for all areas within scope and span of control.
  • Directs recruitment, training, development, and evaluation of staff. Assure the ongoing development and implementation of policies and procedures that guide and support the provision of services. Communicate policies and philosophy to staff.
  • Ensure regulatory compliance for all areas of responsibility.
  • Collaborate with other pharmacy leadership system-wide to support quality delivery of pharmacy services. Collaborate with peers to develop drug-utilization and formulary initiatives that optimize therapeutic outcomes and ensure the use of cost-effective pharmacotherapy.
  • Pharmacist-In-Charge (PIC) responsibilities as prescribed by State regulations.
  • Responsible for all legal, regulatory and certification requirements. Also complies with all applicable policies, procedures, codes and standards of the organization. Follow all local, state, federal law, OSHA standards, and hospital policies. Maintain appropriate records in an ongoing and orderly manner.


  • Graduate of an ACPE-accredited School of Pharmacy with at least a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Pharmacy.
  • Pharm.D, preferred.
  • Master’s degree required or a combination of education and professional experience that provides the incumbent with the requisite knowledge, skills and ability to successfully perform the job.
  • Minimum of 7 years of Hospital pharmacy experience.
  • Minimum of 5 years of management experience required.
  • Current State Pharmacist license in the state in which the caregiver will be working.
  • Ability to deliver financial results for areas of accountability.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Proficient use of computers including MS Office applications.
  • Strong customer service and results focus.
  • Strong math and analytical skills.
  • Ability to motivate and coach staff, promote ongoing learning and lead improvement activities.
  • Ability to prioritize workloads and work independently.
  • Ability to work cohesively and collaboratively with other leadership and caregivers at all levels of the organization.
  • Demonstrated leadership ability is required.
  • Must be licensed within 3 months of hire.

PeaceHealth is committed to the overall wellbeing of our caregivers: physical, emotional, financial, social, and spiritual. We offer caregivers a competitive and comprehensive total rewards package. Some of the many benefits included in this package are full medical/dental/vision coverage; 403b retirement plan employer base and matching contributions; paid time off; employer-paid life and disability insurance with additional buyup coverage options; tuition and continuing education reimbursement; wellness benefits, and expanded EAP and mental health program.

See how PeaceHealth is committed to Inclusivity, Respect for Diversity and Cultural Humility.

For full consideration of your skills and abilities, please attach a current resume with your application. EEO Affirmative Action Employer/Vets/Disabled in accordance with applicable local, state or federal laws.

Must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 including 2 doses of a 2-dose series or 1 dose of a 1-dose series plus 14 days beyond the final dose prior to start date.

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