Job Description

Location: Mountain Vista Medical Center
Posted Date: 5/5/2020


The Director of Pharmacy plans, organizes and directs all functions of the hospital pharmacy services. The Director shall assure all legal, regulatory, and accrediting requirements are maintained at the best demonstrated practice. Maintain a professional presence throughout the hospital and assure pharmacy services and activities are carried out to meet goals and standards of Steward Health Care.

Required Education: Graduate of college of Pharmacy accredited by ACPE or equivalent; advanced professional degree preferred (MBA/MHA)

Minimum Experience: At least five years previous DOP/manager experience

Certification/Licensure: Current license (in good standing) to practice pharmacy in Arizona and maintains all required CE and other state required certifications


  • Develop, maintain, and update a pharmacy Policy and Procedure manual for the department
  • Establish and lead the hospital P&T committee, assuring (but not limited to) the following items are part of the committee meetings: current drug trends, formulary additions, formulary deletions, annual formulary approval, non-formulary drug use, drug shortages, cost control initiatives, updates to the Policy and Procedure manual, annual review of order sets and protocols, black box warnings, ADR reporting, pharmacy intervention reporting, controlled substance audit reporting, automation reporting.
  • Develop and maintain an Antibiotic Stewardship program, in conjunction with multidisciplinary team members.
  • Participate in hospital committee meetings necessary to enhance practice and patient care
  • Meet or exceed all Accreditation (TJC, DNV, CMS, BOP) standards related to pharmacy
  • Assure there is a process for patient and department charges, and that they are accurately and timely posted to accounts
  • Purchase drugs and supplies in accordance with GPO bids and Steward Health Care best demonstrated practices
  • Develop and maintain information systems and other technology applications within the Pharmacy
  • Use Econotherapeutic best practices in formulary and cost control
    • Use Steward Health Care applications, to analyze data and manage clinical initiatives
  • Responsible for all drug storage areas in accordance with legal and best demonstrated practice
  • Develop and oversee preparation and delivery of medication throughout the hospital
  • Establish standards and training for sterile product preparation in compliance with USP 795/797/800 non-sterile and sterile preparation standards, including annual review of master formulation records
  • Design, implement, maintain all pharmacy quality activities
  • Design, implement, and maintain medication safety program.
  • Achieve acceptable scores on operations assessments/audits (PPA, Regulatory, Accreditation, BOP, etc.)
  • Manage the activities and performance of pharmacists, technicians, students, and interns.
  • Recruit, hire, retain, and separate employees
  • Arrange/conduct hospital and pharmacy orientation for new hires within 60 days
  • Develop and implement a training and competency program for all staff and maintain records of those completed competencies
  • Manage the pharmacy budget and all aspects related to the financial program.
    • Reconcile financial information and communicate on a timely basis
  • Assure approval of MUE criteria, performance of MUE(s), and report results in committee meetings
  • Assure adequate control and documentation of controlled substances
    • Has Power of Attorney to order Schedule II drugs
  • Develop and perform a process for all drug recalls
  • Lead departmental meetings, in-services, and quality improvement programs
    • Maintains all required training and education per department requirements.
  • Adheres to hospital and departmental policies and procedures. Complies with all requirements related to risk management, safety, security, fire, and infection control. Complies with all applicable state, local and federal regulations
  • Prepares work schedules and maintains appropriate staffing levels.
  • Assists in maintaining Automated Dispensing Machine databases according to assigned template.


  • Maintains safety-integrity-professionalism of pharmacy at all times
  • Provide in-services to staff and hospital professional staff
  • Assure acquisition and renewal of all pharmacy licenses and permits and staff licenses
    • Annually review licenses for staff via Board of Pharmacy website
  • Direct monthly medication area inspections and have supporting documentation
  • Conducts periodic staff meetings
  • Perform special projects as requested
  • Perform as Staff Pharmacist as needed
  • Wears hospital badge identification while on duty.
  • Meets dress code standards; appearance is neat and clean. Is conscientious in regard to personal hygiene.
  • Treats patients and families with respect and dignity. Assures confidentiality of patient records.
  • Maintains a good working relationship both within the department and with other departments.
  • Assists in the resolution of problems or concerns while being a supportive team member.
  • Consistently strives to promote great customer service in all aspects of the job.

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