Director of Pharmacy

    June 29, 2022
    Cleveland, Ohio
    Job Type


    Our client, a hospital located about 30 mins from Cleveland, OH, has a need for a Pharmacy Director to join their team.  Candidates MUST have hospital/healthcare pharmacist experience to be considered.  No retail pharmacists please.

    The Pharmacy Director functions as the Pharmacist in Charge and is responsible for operational management of the Pharmacy Department including functioning as the main pharmacist. The primary function of this position is to manage the department in compliance with the philosophy, policies, procedures, goals and budget of the department. The director incorporates and demonstrates customer service strategies in order to achieve the organization’s goals.


    Job Specifics:

    ♦     Demonstrates administrative responsibilities related to daily operations management.

    ♦     Develops goals, objectives, policies and procedures for departmental operation

    ♦     Works to improve services provided and assure compliance with regulatory requirements

    ♦     Keeps leadership informed of operational activities, needs and problems.

    ♦     Drives installation and implementation of new services, procedures and pharmacy automation products.

    ♦     Fosters teamwork throughout the organization.

    ♦     Develops and executes Performance Improvement Programs involving pharmacy operations.

    ♦     Demonstrates skills in measuring, assessing, and improving organizational performance.

    ♦     Encourages professional development of departmental personnel through in-service education and external education

    ♦     Manages the pharmacy team including hiring, training, scheduling, resolving performance issues, coaching and mentoring.

    ♦     Reviews and approves Technician and Pharmacists schedules prior to distribution to staff.

    ♦     Meets regularly with pharmacy staff regarding pharmacy operations.

    ♦     Develops, implements and monitors appropriate staffing plans based on factors such as acuity and census.

    ♦     Coordinates and facilitates the performance reviews within the organizations recommended time frame using appropriate methods of assessing staff competence.

    ♦     Provides oversight for purchasing and inventory management.

    ♦     Demonstrates understanding of JC Standards, HCFA, CARF and State Standards and monitors department’s compliance.

    ♦     May act as a preceptor to pharmacy students or pharmacy residents

    ♦     Provides mentoring for pharmacy students on rotation consistent with college requirements.

    ♦     Prepares sterile and non-sterile compounds per USP standards

    ♦     Verifies physician medication orders with accuracy and timeliness

    ♦     Monitors and evaluates the six critical processes of medication management; determines risk points and is an active participant with physicians and clinical staff in continuous quality and performance improvement.

    ♦     Verifies and approves the work of Pharmacy Technician(s).

    ♦     Responsible for the management and utilization of the computerized pharmacy system.

    ♦     Orders and stores medications, keeping them safe and effective.

    ♦     Monitors drug therapy for appropriateness and promotes/ evaluates rational drug therapy that improves pharmaceutical care. Performs anticoagulant monitoring.

    ♦     Maintains positive relationships with all customers.

    ♦     Complies with regulatory and accreditation standards.

    ♦     Provides information to the medical staff and administration regarding the cost effective use of pharmaceuticals.

    ♦     Works with physicians, specialists and other clinicians to implement appropriate guidelines and protocols for drug use based on evidence based medicine, national guidelines, and literature based protocols.

    ♦     Provides drug information to nurses, physicians, and other pharmacists to ensure current information on drug therapy.

    ♦     Provides specialized services to assist nursing and patients manage conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, asthma, etc.

    ♦     Recommends changes to drug therapy based on patient assessment.

    ♦     Provides and documents clinical interventions, therapy recommendations and other clinical activities according to department policy and procedure in order to maintain accurate and complete patient records

    ♦     Participates in the Medication Reconciliation activities of the Pharmacy Department.



    • BS Pharmacy required, PharmD and/or MBA/MS (or equivalent education/experience) preferred.
    • Must hold a current state license to practice pharmacy.
    • Must have experience working as a pharmacist in a hospital/clinical setting (as opposed to retail).
    • Hospital pharmacy management experience is desirable.


    This suburb of Cleveland is a wonderful place to stay, dine, and enjoy! Home to premier shopping, excellent healthcare, world-class restaurants and one of Northeast Ohio’s most fascinating museums, we are also a convenient gateway to both urban and rural destinations.  Conveniently located to I-271, I-480, I-90, the Cleveland Hopkins Airport and downtown Cleveland, this city has something for everyone.


    Salary range is $110,000—135,000


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