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NYU School of Medicine Director-Pharmacy Services in Brooklyn, New York

NYU Langone Hospital-Brooklyn is a full-service teaching hospital and Level I trauma center located in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. The hospital is central to a comprehensive network of affiliated ambulatory and outpatient practices, and serves as NYU Langone Health’s anchor for healthcare access, growth, and delivery in the entire borough. Learn more about NYU Langone Hospital - Brooklyn.
Position Summary:
We have an exciting opportunity to join our team as a Director-Pharmacy Services.
In this role, the successful candidate oversees the Pharmacy Department to ensure that organizational pharmaceutical needs are effectively met. Provides supervision to Managers and Assistant Directors. Responsible for all operational and distributive aspects of pharmacy services. Acts as a liaison between physicians, nursing, pharmacy staff and hospital administration. Provides direction for the development and implementation of existing and new programs and services within the Department and as established by NYU Langone Health.
Job Responsibilities:
Develops departmental goals and objectives. Establishes and implements policies and procedures for departmental operations in alignment with NYU Langone Health System.
Supervises staff. Determines personnel needs of the department and recommends changes to Senior Director. Interviews prospective pharmacy staff and makes recommendations regarding hiring to the Senior Director of Pharmacy.
Explains to the employee what his/her responsibilities are and the standards of performance.
Offers guidance for improving performance to the employee and defines the expected outcome and time of completion of assignments to employees.
Schedules and conducts staff meetings to address problems and institutes follow up to ensure resolution.
Ensures that schedules are prepared accurately and promptly in order to maintain appropriate levels of staffing.
Brings to the Supervisors attention areas needing improvement as soon as they are recognized with a plan and time frame for correction.
Recognizes the need to counsel subordinates and performs timely counseling, in accordance with Personnel policies.
Communicates to the Pharmacy Supervisors their responsibilities and standards of performance and coaches supervisors in areas which require improvement and/or development.
Develops procedures/processes to assure that the departments objectives are represented in the Supervisors work plans and daily activities.
Approaches performance review process constructively and utilizes the review process for coaching and development.
Makes requests of staff for suggestions and follows up with ideas presented by staff. Reviews with other management personnel written evaluation of assigned pharmacy staff after probation and thereafter, on an annual basis; when performance indicates the need, completes additional written evaluations.
Establishes specifications for procurement of all approved drugs, chemicals and biologicals for the practice of pharmacy.
Establishes a system to monitor and improve safety and accuracy in the preparing, dispensing and/or compounding of drugs, chemicals and sterile products.
Budget management including an annual plan for pharmaceutical cost savings and inventory control ensuring that department remains fiscally sound.
Responsible for all aspects of medication control and management of all patient safety aspects related to medication management
Works with other Pharmacy management personnel to plan, coordinate, and maintain the delivery systems (including daily drug deliveries, floor stock, infusions, cassettes, emergency deliveries, etc.) properly and ensures deliveries are completed as scheduled.
Evaluates Regulatory readiness and the impact on current operations. Assists with compliance with the rules and regulations promulgated by State, Federal and other regulatory agencies.
Coordinates Pharmacy Emergency Planning and Response
Coordinates collaboration with other Departments and external entities
Implements new programs and departmental policies. Identifies the need for new programs in keeping with the Pharmacy Mission and makes recommendations to the Senior Leadership. Recommends new systems/methods in relation to staffing which are cost effective. Studies the applicability of new technology and makes recommendations to Senior Leadership regarding this potential application. Monitors results of employees tests and competencies to assess comprehension of departmental policies and procedures and implements corrective plans. Utilizes audit results, quality assurance reports, and accident reports to improve the quality and safety of service and recommend new policies or procedures
Develops innovative programs designed to improve patient safety. Develops innovative programs designed to improve efficiencies of staff. Coordinates preparation of all records of staffing, statistics and payroll in a timely manner. Reviews dispensing and compounding to ensure that policies are complied with. Understands what departmental goals are and sets objectives in order to reach them by utilizing audit results, quality assurance reports and observation. Prepares reports on projected and actual impact of policies and keeps record of accomplishments and failures of programs. Isolates issues on complex problems for systematic evaluation.
Monitors new staff programs to maintain a quality process using verifiable data as a basis for planning.
Ensures representation of Pharmacy on NYU Langone Health committees on which a pharmacy adviser is indicated.
Assists clinical leadership in developing policy regarding drug utilization and administration
Recommends action on appointments, termination, promotion, salary and other related personnel matters.
Minimum Qualifications:
To qualify you must have a Doctoral degree (Pharm. D.) in Pharmacy, M.S. degree, or advanced degree in related pharmaceutical field in lieu of advanced degree
NYS Pharmacy license
Minimum 5 years in progressive pharmaceutical management position preferably in an academic medical center.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills; leadership qualities.
Preferred Qualifications:
Advanced degree in related pharmaceutical field
Advanced management degree
10 years experience in progressive pharmaceutical management position.
Qualified candidates must be able to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization.

NYU Langone Hospital-Brooklyn provides its staff with far more than just a place to work. Rather, we are an institution you can be proud of, an institution where you’ll feel good about devoting your time and your talents.
NYU Langone Hospital-Brooklyn is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruiting and employment. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender dysphoria, national origin, age, religion, disability, military and veteran status, marital or parental status, citizenship status, genetic information or any other factor which cannot lawfully be used as a basis for an employment decision. We require applications to be completed online.
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