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Director Pharmacy & Respiratory Svc

Req #:  166186
Facility:  Illinois Masonic Medical Center
Department:  Management/Supervisory
City:  Chicago/Lakeview
Posting Budget Status:  Day
Shift Type:  Full Time - Permanent
Posting FTE:  1

Position Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Pharmacy.
  • Pharmacist license issued by the state in which the team member practices.
  • 7 years of experience in pharmacy management that includes experiences managing in a health system pharmacy practice.
  • 3 years of management experience in managing staff, budgets and pharmacy services at the manager or above level.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills and abilities including exceptional prioritization, decision making, delegation, team building, customer service, and conflict resolution.
  • Proven project management skills including project design, implementation and training.
  • Excellent oral and written skills, and the ability to interact effectively with vendors, pharmacy and hospital leaders.
  • Advanced knowledge of the advances in pharmaceutical practices.
  • Proficiency in using the Microsoft Office Suite or similar products and previous experience with pharmacy automation hardware and software.
  • Experience with long range planning and process standardization across multiple sites.
  • Ability to problem solve and proactively address issues, resulting in a positive outcome.
  • Demonstrates ability to lead and direct team members.
  • Must have fine motor manipulation of hands and wrists to use computer keyboard and to prepare syringes.
  • Will be exposed to chemical hazards, so will be required to wear protective clothing as necessary.

Directs operations and functions of the hospital pharmacy and respiratory services departments. This includes the delivery of professional and technical pharmacy/respiratory services in compliance with all local, state and federal regulations and guidelines. The role includes program development, implementation of strategic initiatives, and accountability for financial margin. This role also insures appropriate service to patients including safety, operational accuracy and efficiency, appropriate staffing, clinical services, and growth.


  1. Directs the overall operations of the Pharmacy and Respiratory Services departments. Provides security and accountability for all resources including controlled substances. Ensures services provided are safe and high quality. Ascertains that appropriate stakeholder needs are addressed and expectations are met.
  2. Ensures pharmacy and respiratory services align with local, state, and federal rules and regulations. Ensures that accepted standards of practice as outlined by accrediting bodies, ASHP, USP, and ISMP are followed. Complies with all requirements of OSHA and the Department of Public Health.
  3. Partners with system and site teams to provide strategic direction. Analyzes problems and develops and implements solutions that enhance services provided. Monitors service levels and takes corrective action as appropriate.
  4. Directs resources, including team members and supplies, in an optimal manner. Recommends and institutes measures that result in cost effectiveness and efficiency in operation while ensuring safe, high quality care.
  5. Takes an active part in the quality management system. Promotes a culture of safety and continuous quality improvement by identifying safety and quality improvement opportunities and ensuring that opportunities identified are communicated, addressed, and improved.
  6. Executes on system initiatives including direct patient care initiatives, standard operating procedures, formulary management, and transitions of care partnerships. Partners to develop, monitor, and meet site and system goals. Intervenes as appropriate to ensure that goals remain on track and team members are knowledgeable of and accountable for their respective goals.

Nearest Major Market: Chicago