Chief, Pharmacy Services
Job location: Medical Center (Charlottesville, VA)
Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2021-05-28
The Chief, Pharmacy Services position is accountable for organizing, leading, and managing UVA Health’s inpatient and outpatient pharmacy services, including outlying clinics and physician practices. The position is also responsible for pharmacy services including but not limited to retail pharmacies, specialty pharmacy, post-acute care, infusion pharmacies, and mail order. Additional services are provided to joint ventures including but not limited to Encompass Health, Hospice of the Piedmont, and Transitional Care Hospital. The Chief, Pharmacy Services ensures the pharmacy works in a collegial manner with and supports the teaching and research mission of the Health System, including collaboration with VCU School of Pharmacy.
- Directs the operations of the medication delivery system for inpatient, ambulatory, and decentralized pharmacy services throughout UVA Health.
- Overall responsibility for planning, coordinating, program evaluation, resource management, cost control, and quality improvement.
- Develops and implements policies, programs, and procedures that guide and support the provision of services and improve the care and outcomes for patients.
- Collaborates with medical center colleagues and stakeholders to provide strategic planning and serves as the change agent for Pharmacy Services when needed. Evaluates the use of systems, resources and equipment/technology to achieve desirable outcomes and provide the most efficient and effective services possible for the institution as a whole.
- Supports the pharmacy management team in functions that include recruitment, staffing, compensation, performance management, orientation, employee engagement and staff development. Ensures that all team members are qualified and competent to perform assigned duties.
- Prepares and manages the operating and capital budget for the pharmacy service line. Assesses the need for additional resources and makes recommendations as appropriate to division chief. Maintains fiscal accountability and adheres to annual budget.
- Ensures compliance with federal, state and local regulatory and professional standards. Assumes accountability for remaining current regarding regulations and standards for ensuring institutional compliance.
- In addition to the above job responsibilities, other duties may be assigned.
Education: Pharmacy degree (B.S. and/or Pharm.D.) from an ACPE accredited College of Pharmacy required; Doctor of Pharmacy is strongly preferred. Additional Master's degree in a leadership field (MBA, MHA, MPA, etc.) is also preferred. Candidates without Master's degree will be required to obtain degree within 4 years of hire.
Experience: Minimum seven years progressive experience in hospital pharmacy management and clinical distributive pharmaceutical services. Specialized residency training will be considered towards required experience. Experience in a teaching hospital highly desirable, and academic medical center strongly preferred.
Other Skills: Demonstrated leadership/team building skills essential, excellence in communication and interpersonal skills, collaborative approach to work, commitment to the mission of an academic medical center.
Licensure: Licensed to practice as a Pharmacist in the Commonwealth of Virginia required.
This is primarily a sedentary job involving extensive use of desktop computers. The job does occasionally require walking some distance to attend meetings, and programs.
The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physician’s Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.