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Director Pharmacy Services - Relo available up to $10,000

Benefits Eligibility (Employment Type):  Full-time benefits (32-40 hours per week)
Shift Type:  Day
Shift Length:  8 Hours
Primary Location (City):  Vancouver
State:  WA

PeaceHealth is seeking a Director Pharmacy Services - Relo available up to $10,000 for a 1.0 full time equivalent Exempt position. This position will be working Day shift with shift durations of 8 Hours.

Req ID: 170338



Directs, controls and is accountable for Pharmacy Services.  Develops long and short term business strategies, operational plans and oversees implementation.  Manages the design, structure, development and planning issues within scope of direction.  Responsible for quality, service and regulatory compliance for areas of responsibility.  Responsible for directing and coordinating all pharmacy activities including the purchase, receipt, storage, compounding and dispensing of pharmaceuticals and ensuring that the pharmacy provides optimal services, meets all legal, accreditation and certification requirements and complies with all applicable policies, procedures, codes and standards of the organization.



  1. Provide leadership for operational effectiveness, personnel management and fiscal accountability for areas of responsibility.  Develop, implement and monitor operating and capital budgets.  Accountable for meeting budgetary and operational targets.  May have oversight for multiple locations and divisions of pharmacy including Hospital, Clinic and Pharmacy Benefit for caregivers.
  2. Develop annual objectives including goals and strategies for department.  Creates and monitors infrastructure, systems, processes and standards to achieve desired results.
  3. Direct purchasing, storage, distribution and charge/crediting of drug products. Responsible for overseeing the design, implementation and management of a safe and effective medication use system.  Ensures medication systems incorporate continuous improvement methodologies in order to operate effectively across the entire continuum of care.  Responsible for developing plans for the continued operation of medication-use systems and for the provision of pharmaceutical services during emergencies and disasters.  Ensure continued compliance with all national, state and local regulations related to medications and their use
  4. Develop and maintain positive relationships with leadership and caregivers system-wide.  Support implementation of strategic initiatives and decisions.
  5. Participates as an active member of the Pharmacy and Therapeutic Committee and assures that all medication related processes, policies, and practices are reviewed and communicated.
  6. Ensure the presence of an on-going quality improvement program and champions the continuous improvement process for all areas within scope and span of control.
  7. Directs recruitment, training, development and evaluation of staff.
  8. Ensure regulatory compliance for all areas of responsibility.
  9. Collaborate with other pharmacy leadership system-wide to support quality delivery of pharmacy services. Collaborate with peers to develop drug-utilization and formulary initiatives that optimize therapeutic outcomes and ensure the use of cost-effective pharmacotherapy.
  10. Pharmacist-In-Charge (PIC) responsibilities as prescribed by State regulations.
  11. Performs other duties as assigned.


QUALIFICATIONS: Required unless otherwise stated


  • Graduate of an ACPE-accredited School of Pharmacy with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Pharmacy.  Pharm.D, preferred.
  • Master’s degree required or a combination of education and professional experience that provides the incumbent with the requisite knowledge, skills and ability to successfully perform the job.



  • Minimum of 7 years of hospital pharmacy experience.
  • Minimum of 5 years of management experience required.



  • Current State Pharmacist license in the state in which the caregiver will be working.



  • Ability to deliver financial results for areas of accountability.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Proficient use of computers including MS Office applications.
  • Strong customer service and results focus.
  • Strong math and analytical skills.
  • Ability to motivate and coach staff, promote ongoing learning and lead improvement activities.
  • Ability to prioritize workloads and work independently.
  • Ability to work cohesively and collaboratively with other leadership and caregivers at all levels of the organization.
  • Demonstrated leadership ability is required.



SOUTHWEST: Incumbent must be licensed within 3 months of hire.



  • Work requires fairly light physical exertion up to 33% of the time.
  • Ability to lift objects weighing 30 lbs. or less.
  • Work is performed under normal working conditions with adequate lighting and ventilation.  Reasonably anticipated exposure to blood and body fluids.
  • Duties require the ability to concentrate and pay close attention to detail (more than 65% of work time).


Please apply online to be considered. For full consideration of your skills and abilities, please attach a current resume with your application.


About PeaceHealth


PeaceHealth, based in Vancouver, Wash., is a not-for-profit Catholic health system offering care to communities in Washington, Oregon, and Alaska. PeaceHealth has approximately 16,000 caregivers, a multi-specialty medical group practice with more than 900 providers and 10 medical centers serving both urban and rural communities throughout the Northwest. In 1890, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace founded what has become PeaceHealth. Today, PeaceHealth is the legacy of its founding Sisters and continues with a spirit of respect, stewardship, collaboration and social justice in fulfilling its Mission. 


We offer competitive compensation, a robust benefits package and a collaborative, Mission-driven work environment! To learn more about working at PeaceHealth and the Vancouver community please visit our homepage:


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Location: Vancouver, Southwest Medical Center (150)
Job Category:  Allied, Ancillary & Clinical Support 
Shift:  Day
Shift Length: 8 Hours
FTE: 1.0
Work Type:  Full Time
Hourly compensation starts at: $DOE, more depending on experience
Required Certifications/Licensure: Pharmacist - Washington


PeaceHealth is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all qualified job applicants and employees without regard to the following statuses: protected veteran; qualified individual with a disability; race; ethnicity; religion; gender; pregnancy; gender identity; national origin; age; genetic information; sexual orientation; or any other protected status in accordance with local, state, or federal laws.


The above information is intended to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by this position. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of caregivers assigned to this job.


Posting Notes: Vancouver || Allied, Ancillary & Clinical Support || Pharmacy Services || Full Time || HOSPITAL ADMIN


Nearest Major Market: Portland Oregon
Nearest Secondary Market: Tacoma

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