Director of Pharmacy Services

US Oncology   •  

Phoenix, AZ

Industry: Hospitals & Medical Centers

  •  

Less than 5 years

Posted 27 days ago

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Company Overview:

As the largest cancer practice in Arizona, we are proud to provide advanced and compassionate Medical Oncology, Radiation Oncology, Gynecologic Oncology and Hematologic services. Our physicians and staff incorporate a multidisciplinary, personalized approach to treatment to enhance the patient experience by providing complete care in convenient, community-based locations.

We are proud to provide patients with access to the latest treatments, state-of-the-art technology, and an extensive research program. We believe it is beneficial to patients' that these therapies are provided in a community setting, because it allows you to remain close to home and to your support system. Arizona Oncology physicians are supported by talented clinical staff that are sensitive to the needs of cancer patients and their caregivers.


  • The ideal candidate will have the following background and experience:Bachelor's degree from an accredited school of pharmacy, Master's degree or PharmD preferred.
  • MBA Preferred. Must possess strong knowledge of pharmacy services and operations typically demonstrated through seven years pharmacy experience, including at least three years in management.
  • Must possess strong written and verbal communications, financial acumen, organizational and problem-solving skills.
  • Experienced with drug inventory management systems, medication dispensing systems, electronic medical records and Microsoft applications.
  • At least one year of oncology pharmacy experience and three years of pharmacy management experience required.
  • Community oncology experience or BCOP a benefit.
  • Must possess current state licensure as a Registered Pharmacist.
  • Position is considering all levels of experience
  • Scope
  • Directs the operational, clinical, fiduciary, legal and regulatory performance of all pharmacy operations across the practice. Plans, organizes and implements pharmacy polices and procedures in accordance with established practice policies, and in accordance with federal, state and local laws and regulations and accrediting standards. Supports and adheres to the US Oncology Compliance Program, to include the Code of Ethics and Business Standards.

  • Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • - Establishes department strategies and objectives; plans, organizes and directs pharmacy policies and procedures in collaboration with physician and practice leadership. Plan for both short and long-range goals of the department in concert with the organization.
  • - Establish quality and safety specifications for all drugs and chemicals used in the practice in accordance with the recommendations of the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee. Provides the committee and practice leadership critical and statistical analysis of medical and scientific evidence as the basis for disease management guidelines and pharmacoeconomic comparisons of cancer therapies and regimens.
  • - Establish and manage satisfactory methods of drug distribution, management and controls.
  • -Develops overall budget for each pharmacy site, as well as the pharmacy department. Aids site leadership and Finance in the preparation of clinic budgets. Monitors the financial performance of pharmacy sites in relation to budget.
  • - Prepare, upon request, reports and special studies; participate in and contribute to management and professional committees at all levels inside the practice and US Oncology; keep informed of trends and changes insides and outside of the practice which relate to assigned functions.
  • - Responsible for the recruitment, training, supervision and performance management of all pharmacists. Coordinates coverage for time off taken by pharmacists and assists in providing pharmacist coverage as needed.
  • - Establishes orientation, training, job objectives, competency, personal development and safety standards for pharmacy technicians and nurses performing tasks related to drug management. Assists with the recruitment, training and performance management of pharmacy technicians. Performs all functions required of technicians as required.
  • -Directs compliance with improvement in financial performance by monitoring drug contract compliance, purchasing guidelines and systems, charge capture, drug utilization, recalls and inventory management.
  • -Directs and/or performs annual audit of pharmacy sites to ensure compliance with all applicable state and federal laws relating to pharmacy operations. Keeps practice leadership informed of the department's progress and problems and any significant factors affecting pharmacy operations and department performance.
  • - Acts as pharmacy education resource and consults with medical staff and other clinicians. Maintains competency in care for patients, and maintains licensure to dispense pharmaceuticals in the state.