Executive Director & Chief Pharmacy Officer (1.0 FTE, Days)

Category: Pharmacy
Job Type: Full-Time
Shift: Days
Req: 12559
FTE: 1


1.0 FTE, 8 Hour Days

At Stanford Children’s Health, we know world-renowned care begins with world-class caring. That's why we combine advanced technologies and breakthrough discoveries with family-centered care. It's why we provide our caregivers with continuing education and state-of-the-art facilities, like the newly remodeled Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. And it's why we need caring, committed people on our team - like you. Join us on our mission to heal humanity, one child and family at a time.

The Chief Pharmacy Officer provides the overall leadership and direction for the Pharmacy Services.  Oversight includes Inpatient, Outpatient, Home and Specialty Pharmacies. Day-to-day responsibilities involve leadership and team development, continuous financial planning and forecasting for the assigned areas, strategic growth management and the collective operational performance of the department. Also responsible for leading the development and execution of departmental strategic operating plans in addition to maintaining compliance with complex regulatory, quality and service-related standards

 Essential Functions

The essential functions listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification.  They are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities.  Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.

Employees must abide by all Joint Commission Requirements including but not limited to sensitivity to cultural diversity, patient care, patient rights and ethical treatment, safety and security of physical environments, emergency management, teamwork, respect for others, participation in ongoing education and training, communication and adherence to safety and quality programs, sustaining compliance with National Patient Safety Goals, and licensure and health screenings.

Must perform all duties and responsibilities in accordance with the hospital’s policies and procedures, including its Service Standards and its Code of Conduct.

• Continuously assesses and improves department's performance based on customer needs; directs and participates in improving performance and services which benefit staff, patients and other customers.

• Effectively maintains appropriate quality improvement and control programs in response to staff and patient feedback, internal standards of care and external requirements.

• Coordinates and integrates services within Pharmacy Operations and with other departments by continually collaborating with other managers.

• Assists in the preparation of Hospital/departmental budgets and allocation of resources based upon reviews of department estimates/recommendations, familiar with operating procedures and cost/revenue projections.

• Consults with pharmacists, the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee and medical staff concerning the control of and administration of medications and sets expectations that nursing personnel are knowledgeable and current on drug details.

• Recommends space and other resources needed by the department to meet patient and staff needs.

• Ensures that a sufficient number of qualified and competent persons are available to provide care that is safe and service oriented.

• Ensures that all pharmacists are competent and provide age specific care.

• Effectively determines the qualifications and competence of departmental staff who provide patient care services and who are not licensed independent practitioners; documents initial and ongoing competence of staff.

• Provides and maintains effective communications with medical staff, the community and all levels of supervision and staff. Regularly tours the facilities including off campus sites and service areas to solicit feedback regarding performance, needs, etc.

• Investigates new techniques, practices equipment and products. May participate in experimental use of new products and equipment as agreed with by administration / medical staff. Makes recommendations to administration and medical staff concerning the above.

• Ensures there are adequate ongoing educational programs and training opportunities for all staff in area of responsibility, including orientation of new employees and relevant in-service education sessions.

• Recommends and participates in selecting outside sources for needed services.

• Develops and maintains an effective system of information, records and reports for assigned departments utilizing appropriate manual or electronic systems.

• Responsible for the Pharmacy's Professional Practice; integrates the department's services with the organization's primary functions.

* Develops and implements policies and procedures that guide and support the provision of services; ensures that policies and procedures are compatible with the function and goals of the hospital and meet the external regulatory and statutory requirements.

 Minimum Qualifications

Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities as well as possession of any required licenses or certifications is qualifying.

• Education: Doctor of Pharmacy degree from an accredited college or university. ASHP-Accredited PGY-1 residency in hospital and clinical pharmacy. Current California license to practice as a registered pharmacist.

• Experience: Broad and extensive experience in initiating, developing and growing hospital-based and ambulatory programs/services. Including Ten (10) years of management experience in an acute care hospital setting.

• License/Certification: PRM-CA - Licensed as a Pharmacist by the California Board of Pharmacy.

 Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

These are the observable and measurable attributes and skills required to perform successfully the essential functions of the job and are generally demonstrated through qualifying experience, education, or licensure/certification.

• Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

• Ability to manage complex projects and resources (people, costs, time).

• Ability to mediate and resolve complex problems and issues.

• Ability to strategize, plan and implement change.

• Knowledge of all phases of hospital pharmacy.

• Knowledge of local, state and federal regulatory requirements related to areas of functional responsibility.

• Knowledge of principles and practices of organization, administration, fiscal and personnel management.

• Knowledge of project management processes and systems.

• Knowledge of reimbursement systems.

 Physical Requirements

The Physical Requirements and Working Conditions in which the job is typically performed are available from the Occupational Health Department. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job



Equal Opportunity Employer

Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity and non-discrimination in all of its policies and practices, including the area of employment. Accordingly, LPCH does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity, religion, age, national or ethnic origin, political beliefs, marital status, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, or disability, or the perception of any of the above. People of all genders, members of all racial and ethnic groups, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Qualified applicants with criminal convictions will be considered after an individualized assessment of the conviction and the job requirements, and where applicable, in compliance with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.