Job Number: 20012798

Location: Ottumwa, IA

Date Posted: 7-22-2017

Job Title: Director of Pharmacy - Hospital

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Cardinal Health Innovative Delivery Solutions

With over 45 years of experience in helping hundreds of hospital and outpatient pharmacies, we provide access to best practice strategies and tactics to control costs, improve workflow and enhance safety. Cardinal Health Innovative Delivery Solutions is one of the largest employers of acute-care pharmacist in the United States. Cardinal Health is the employer of choice for pharmacists because we offer a variety of career opportunities in pharmacy leadership, clinical specialties, remote order entry, business management, medication therapy management and more.

Director of Pharmacy - Hospital - OTTUMWA, IOWA

The director of pharmacy is responsible for overseeing all medication storage and preparation in the health system or organization. The director of pharmacy ensures 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.

THIS IS A 99 BED GENERAL ACUTE CARE HOSPITAL IN OTTUMWA, IOWA

Accountabilities:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Ensures strict control and accountability for medications dispensed to patients or distributed to floor stock.
  • Assures adequate control and documentation of controlled substances.
  • Ensures applicable continuing education records and licensure are maintained in department files.
  • Supervises all pharmacy personnel and recruits, interviews, promotes, disciplines, and terminates pharmacy staff.
  • Develops job descriptions and performance standards. Evaluates and counsels staff on their performance.
  • Prepares work schedules and monitors workload statistics. Maintains an appropriate staffing level.
  • Provides for the educational needs of the pharmacy staff.
  • Prepares a pharmacy budget annually.
  • Reviews monthly financial statistics and plans expenditures within budget guidelines.
  • Monitors and justifies all expenses exceeding budgeted targets.
  • Ensures preparation and submission of patient charges and financial reports to administration in accordance with policy.
  • Administers reports, documents, payroll records, statistical surveys, and other required data.
  • 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.

Qualifications:

  • Pharmacy Degree (B.S. or PharmD)
  • 1 to 5 years hospital experience with 3 to 5 years in a management position preferred
  • Knowledge of cost containment programs
  • Ability to coordinate and run a P & T committee meeting
  • Strong communication skills
  • Proven P&L responsibility and results
  • Ability to manage a team
  • Proven customer service skills

Cardinal Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.


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Meet Marjorie

Cardinal Health is making peoples’ lives better with all of the research it does to cure certain diseases. We have good benefits and the company values its associates. Something is always changing within the business and the technology. I like the fact that I learn something every day in this career.
Marjorie, Nuclear Pharmacy Technician