Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS) is one of the nation's
largest and most respected healthcare management companies, operating
through its subsidiaries’ acute care hospitals, behavioral
health facilities and ambulatory centers nationwide. Founded in 1978,
UHS subsidiaries now have more than 65,000 employees. The UHS
business strategy is to build or purchase healthcare properties in
rapidly growing markets and create a strong franchise based on
exceptional service and effective cost control. Our success comes
from a responsive management style and a service philosophy based on
integrity, competence and compassion.
The Corporate Director of Pharmacy Operations is responsible for
all areas of clinical pharmacy operations for UHS to include but not
be limited to: leadership of Pharmacy service line, regulatory
compliance, clinical pharmacy support initiatives that impact drug
utilization, clinical education and staff development, management of
appropriate medication utilization, strategic planning, day-to-day
operations, financial management and personnel management.
Essential Job Duties:
Responsible for ensuring the development of drug utilization
review and other clinical initiatives pertaining to positive outcome
and cost savings that impact drug utilization.
the provision of education and support to UHS facility pharmacy staff
with regard to clinical protocol justification, execution, and
implementation. Provides education for such initiatives in-person,
via Webinar, teleconference or other interpersonal communication.
Ensures facility DOPs are aware of clinical initiatives and clinical
Assists UHS Corporate IS to
incorporate clinical protocols and other clinical initiatives into
the Pharmacy IS System.
Assists facility pharmacies, as
needed, with the development and maintenance of an approved
Formulary. Provides “white papers” and other related
documentation to assist with efforts for Formulary inclusion or
exclusion. Assists with the establishment of specifications for the
procurement of medications, chemicals and biologicals. Assists to
identify potential cost-savings opportunities via appropriate
Monitors and guides a Corporate
system that tracks medication errors, adverse drug reactions and
pharmacist interventions. Assists, makes recommendations, develops
and implements improved clinical procedures and “best
practices” to minimize and prevent future adverse medication
events. Presents ADE, ADR, CAT and Intervention Reports to the
appropriate UHS Corporate Departments.
creation of a Corporate educational program for facility pharmacy
staff. Facilitates the medication education needs of other healthcare
professionals. Ensures that there is an adequate system to track
applicable CE records, competencies and licensure both at the
facility and corporate level.
Develops continuous quality
and operations improvement programs and provides guidance and
facilitation to local DOPs to implement programs related to pharmacy
Represents the group interests of
UHS facility DOPs with regard to corporate clinical initiatives
pertaining to clinical IS, such as CPOE, eMAR, MACC, etc.
Bachelor's Degree in Pharmacy with a minimum of 5 - 8 years
experience required. Preferred: Pharm. D., M.B.A., M.S.
Pharmaceutics, M.S. Pharmacology or M. S. Pharmacodynamics with
8 - 10 years experience.
Maintains an active pharmacy license.
collaborate and work with others as a team to achieve common goals.
Thorough knowledge of medications and pharmacy clinical
activities is a must.
Prior experience as a clinical
coordinator, clinical manager and development of clinical protocols.
Experience in directing cost-effective drug therapy via
Experience as a Director of Pharmacy
for acute care hospital preferably a healthcare system.
Ability to work independently and handle stress appropriately.
Ability to work cooperatively with hospital Directors of Pharmacy and
pharmacy staff. Ability to handle frequent interruptions and adapt to
changes in workload and work schedule. Ability to set priorities,
make critical decisions and respond quickly to emergency requests.
Foster a team environment by providing clinical
education, support, and training to new pharmacy team members.
Ability to manage a diverse workforce. Ability to communicate
effectively (verbally and written) to other health care providers,
primarily physicians, pharmacists, and nurses.
skills using MS office, proficiency with MS Word and MS Excel, some
knowledge of MS Access.
knowledge of Pharmacy IS systems, automated medication dispensing
systems, physician order entry, bar coding applications, and
integration into clinical decision making.
with maximizing the financial impact relative to all aspects of
If you meet the above requirements and are looking for a rewarding
career, please take a moment to share your background with us by
applying online. UHS offers competitive compensation commensurate
with experience and benefits programs including medical, dental, life
insurance and 401k.
UHS is not accepting unsolicited
assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity. Please,
no phone calls or emails. All resumes submitted by search firms to
any employee at UHS via-email, the Internet or in any form and/or
method without a valid written search agreement in place for this
position will be deemed the sole property of UHS. No fee will be paid
in the event the candidate is hired by UHS as a result of the
referral or through other means.