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Director Pharmacy Services

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Job ID: 9703
Location: Ketchikan, AK
Work Type: Full Time
Shift: Day
Shift Length: 8 Hours
FTE: 1.00
Benefit Eligibility: Full-time benefits

Job Description


PeaceHealth is seeking a Director Pharmacy Services for a Full Time, Day position. This is a working Pharmacist position and requires some after hours call. 


Directs, controls and is accountable for Pharmacy Services. Develops long and short-term business strategies, operational plans and oversees implementation. Manages the design, structure, development and planning issues within scope of direction. Responsible for quality, service and regulatory compliance for areas of responsibility. Responsible for directing and coordinating all pharmacy activities including the purchase, receipt, storage, compounding and dispensing of pharmaceuticals and ensuring that the pharmacy provides optimal services, meets all legal, accreditation and certification requirements and complies with all applicable policies, procedures, codes and standards of the organization.


  • 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 leadership and caregiver’s system wide. Support implementation of strategic initiatives and decisions.
  • 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 and champions the continuous improvement process for all areas within scope and span of control.
  • Directs recruitment, training, development and evaluation of 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.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Required unless otherwise stated


  • Graduate of an ACPE-accredited School of Pharmacy with at least a Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmacy. PharmD, 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.


  • LOWER COLUMBIA REGION: Incumbent must be licensed within 3 months of hire.

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