HCS Regional Director Pharmacy

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 11/14/17
8 - 10 years experience
Misc. Healthcare
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 11/14/17



According to US Census numbers, Wake County’s population grew by 43.5% between 2000 and 2010, which was the highest growth of any metropolitan area in the nation for that period. The UNC Health Care System (HCS) is looking for an experienced pharmacy leader for the position of Regional Director of Pharmacy for the Wake County Region. The scope includes oversight of pharmacy services at its UNC Rex Healthcare, UNC Wakebrook, and Holly Springs campuses along with pharmacy services and clinical pharmacy practitioners at a growing number of infusion and ambulatory clinics. This position will assume a leadership role in formulating pharmacy policy and instituting clinical and operational services that promote quality patient outcomes through advanced pharmacy practices. The successful leader will also ensure a strong focus on pharmacy practice development (staff and residency), medication safety, and cost efficient medication management processes. This position will establish and maintain pharmacy objectives and strategies that effectively contribute to the successful execution of the overarching UNC Health Care System strategic plan. This position directs the development, implementation, and maintenance of system-wide pharmacy policies and procedures, processes, and measurement tools. The Regional Director of Pharmacy is responsible for the evaluation, measurement, and reporting of the financial and operational performance of pharmacy operations in their assigned region.

Pharmacy Operations
Provides strategic guidance and direction for the provision of Pharmacy Services by planning and executing short and long term strategic plans within the context of regional and organization-wide strategies and objectives. Organizes, manages, assesses, reports and monitors cost effective Pharmacy Services to ensure optimal financial and operational performance; optimizes revenue generation through the development, administration, and monitoring of revenue, capital and operating budgets in accordance with regional targets. Manages areas of responsibility within budget authority. Maintains an on-going process to identify, evaluate and implement cost restructuring activities. Establishes, implements and evaluates effective organizational structures, departmental policies, and personnel management practices to achieve effective supervision of pharmacy staff region-wide. Ensures the recruitment, training and retention of motivated, high performing, competent management, professional and technical staff.

Leading Change
Acts as a catalyst for organizational change. Influences others to translate vision into action. Brings about strategic change, both within and outside the organization, to meet organizational goals. Establishes an organizational vision and implements it in a continuously changing environment. Is open to change and new information and rapidly adapts to new information, changing conditions, or unexpected obstacles. Deals effectively with pressure and remains optimistic and persistent, even under adversity. Recovers quickly from setbacks. Formulates objectives and priorities, and implements plans consistent with the long-term interests of the organization. Capitalizes on opportunities and manages risks. Takes a long-term view and builds a shared vision with others.

Leading People
Leads people toward meeting the organization's vision, mission, and goals. Provides an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others, facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and supports constructive resolution of conflicts. Encourages workforce engagement by building a commitment to excellence and by promoting the organization's vision internally and externally. Delegates responsibility, clarifies expectations and holds others accountable for achieving results related to their area of responsibility. Leads in a deliberate and predictable way and operates with transparency. Treats sensitive or confidential information appropriately. Develops the ability of others to perform and contribute to the organization by providing ongoing feedback and by providing opportunities to learn through formal and informal methods. Manages and resolves conflicts and disagreements in a constructive manner.

Results DrivenExceeds organizational goals and customer expectations. Makes decisions that produce high-quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating risks. Holds self and others accountable for measurable high-quality, timely, and cost-effective results. Delivers high-quality services and is committed to continuous improvement. Fosters a culture of safe and compassionate patient care. Makes well-informed, timely decisions, even when data are limited or solutions produce unfavorable results. Positions the organization for success by identifying new opportunities and builds the organization by developing and improving services. Leads the budgeting process. Uses cost-benefit thinking to set priorities, monitors expenditures in support of programs and policies, and identifies cost-effective approaches.


Degree in Pharmacy required. Master’s degree in Pharmacy, Health Services, Business Administration, or related field is strongly preferred.

Ten (10) years of pharmacy experience, with at least seven (7) years management experience in pharmacy required; Prefer previous Director level experience within a healthcare system. Residency training preferred.

Licensed as a registered pharmacist or eligible for licensure to practice pharmacy in the state of North Carolina is required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
-Proven management skills including program planning and development, project management, finance, performance, quality, and human resource management.
-Excellent customer service, problem solving and communications skills.
-Substantial knowledge in performance improvement, risk management principles, patient safety and planning.
-Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
-Excellent interpersonal skills, especially related to health care colleagues and direct reports.
-Skilled at building relationships.
-Strong understanding of state and federal regulatory requirements


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