Job Description

Location: St. Elizabeth's Medical Center
Posted Date: 3/3/2020
Director of Pharmacy, 40 HRs/Week, Day Shift, No Weekends, No Holidays

I. Position Function:

Leads the Pharmacy Department to provide high quality Pharmaceutical Care at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center (SEMC). Represents Pharmacy to the rest of the Steward Healthcare Network.

II. Job Relationships:

Supervises the following staff, by job category:

  • Pharmacy Managers
  • Clinical Pharmacist
  • Pharmacy Technicians
  • Pharmacy Buyer
  • Pharmacy Residents
  • Other Pharmacy Staff

Collaborates with the following staff, by job category:

Serves in a consultative role to the following:

- Medical Staff

- Patient Care Services

- Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee

- Other administrative and clinical leaders

Interacts closely with various members of the medical staff, including service chiefs to insure that appropriate and cost-effective drug use in taking place.

Supervised and/or reportable to the following, by job category:

- Chief Nursing Officer

III. Authority:

Has the authority and responsibility for directing and supervising the activities and functions of the Pharmacy Services.

Has the authority to hire, promote, terminate and demote departmental employees within the guidelines established by the hospital.

Recommends the allocation of the department's annual operating budget within the hospital's annual guidelines.

Has the authority to vote on behalf of St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center on appropriate Network Governanance Committees such as Pharmacy and Therapeutics.

IV. A. Responsibilities/Essential Functions:

  1. Oversee all aspects of Pharmacy Services including but not limited to; planning, budgeting, fiscal reporting, goal setting with measurement, operational processes, clinical services, research pharmacy, regulatory compliance and policy development.
  2. Continually innovates Pharmacy Services.
  3. Hires and retains a talented workforce. Initiating corrective action when needed.
  4. Controlled Substances Registrant for SEMC Controlled Substance License subject matter expert for other departments.
  5. Ensures compliance with state and federal regulations; Mass DPH, Mass BoRP, USP Chapters, TJC, FDA, DEA and others.
  6. Ensures maximal performance and development of existing staff members.
  7. Maintains a Continous Quality Improvement Plan.
  8. Participates in multi-disciplinary committees both at the local and network levels. Voting member of local and network P+T.
  9. Oversees preparationg and dispensation of experiemental drugs.
  10. Develops and annually updates the Pharmacy Provision of Services Plan and the Pharmacy Strategic Plan.
  11. Establishes and maintains stringent fiscal control of the department, including purchasing and inventory control.
  12. Reviews all policies within the hospital related to the dispensing, administration, and record keeping for all drugs.
  13. Evaluates and recommends pharmaceuticals for addition or deletion from the hospital formulary.
  14. Prepares statistical and analytical reports as required by regulation.
  15. Coordinates publications emanating from the pharmacy department to the hospital staff.
  16. Serves as liaison between the department and outside associations relating to hospital pharmacy.
  17. Directs pharmacy educational programs.
  18. Keeps abreast of national trends and perspectives regarding drugs that may have an impact on patient care, on the hospital, or on the department's operation.

    B. Responsibilities/Non-Essential Functions:

V. Reporting Requirements:

Develops and presents reports on behalf of the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee Develops and presents the annual evaluation of the Pharmacy Department's Strategic Planning Program.

Reports quality issues to the appropriate clinical leaders.

Reports to the Chief Nursing Officer, who serves as the immediate superior, regarding the on-going status of the Department of Pharmacy Services and whenever issues or situations require their attention.

Serves as Controlled Substances Registrant and Pharmacist in Charge, reporting to DPH, DEA, BoRP and other state, federal and regulatory agencies as required.

VI. Accountability:

Shall be responsible for maintaining high quality standards while ensuring patient safety.

Shall be accountable for operating the Pharmacy Department within the approved annual operating and capital budget.

Shall be accountable for maintain the confidentiality and security of all hospital-related, medical staff-related, and patient-related data and information.

Shall be accountable for abiding by all hospital policies and procedures.

Shall be accountable for operating the Pharmacy Department in accordance with applicable state and federal regulations and standard-setting organizations.

VII. Qualifications:

Minimum Education:
Advanced professional degree (Master of Science, Pharmacy. D., or Ph.D.) MBA/MHA or equivalent preferred.

Minimum Experience:
Five or more years supervisory experience within a pharmacy Department.
Head or Assistant Level in a Pharmacy Department at an organization with signficant complexity or PGY2 in Pharmacy Administration.

Minimum skills/abilities:
Strong communication and educator skills.
Strong orientation to patient care in accordance with the Medical Center's mission.
Ability to effectively manage the pharmacy budget.
Ability to develop and implement inventory control system.
Ability to make formal presentations relative to clinical, operational, educational, research, and financial issues.


Current License to practice Pharmacy in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.


Must maintain pharmacist license.

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled

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