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Hours Full-time, Part-time
Location Marietta, Georgia

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Core Responsibilites and Essential Functions

  • Medication Use: Responsible for the creation and development of an evidence based, best practice medication use system with impact considerations for the WellStar Pharmacies across the system.

  • Strategic Planning: Involvement in the hospital?s strategic planning for patient-centered care. Utilizes his/her expertise to improve patient care and patient safety.

  • Technology: Optimizes the use of information system and technology in the WellStar system to lead the hospital to maximize safety, efficacy, and efficiency of the medication use system.

  • Quality and Performance Improvement: The Director will be involved with all performance improvement committees/activities.

  • Drug-Utilization: Takes a leadership role in the hospital system to develop drug-utilization and formulary initiatives.

  • Financial: Leads the hospital pharmacy financial initiatives.

  • Regulatory: Responsible for the Pharmacy Department?s compliance with Regulatory Agency rules, regulations and standards (e.g. Georgia State Board of Pharmacy, Georgia Drugs and Narcotics Agency, DEA, FDA, TJC, etc.):

  • Human Resources: Manages the hospital pharmacy?s human resources.



Required Minimum Education

  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited School/College of Pharmacy required is required; PharmD is preferred.
  • Advanced Management degree (MBA or MHA) is preferred.
  • Completion of a Pharmacy Residency Program is preferred. 


Required Minimum License(s) and Certification(s)

  • Registered Pharmacist 
  • Actively licensed and in good standing (no restrictions) with the Georgia State Board of Pharmacy is required


Required Minimum Experience

  • Knowledgeable and experienced in the specialized functions of a hospital pharmacy is required.
  • Minimum 7 years in hospital pharmacy practice is required.
  • Minimum 3 years in a supervisor/manager/director of hospital pharmacy role is required.
  • General knowledge of hospital financial systems (responsibility reports, budgetary process, billing programs, etc) is required.
  • Knowledge of healthcare reimbursement is required.
  • Expereince with 340B Drug Pricing Plan highly desireable is required. 
  • Knowledge of the various pharmacy technologies available is required. 
  • Knowledge of computerized pharmacy systems; preferably hospital pharmacy based computer systems is required. 
  • Knowledge of Federal and State laws and regulatory guidelines governing pharmaceutical practice and the use of controlled substances is required.

Required Minimum Skills

  • Demonstrated leadership qualities.
  • Ability to supervise both exempt and non-exempt employees.
  • Ability to work with other Hospital and System leaders
  • Ability to address Medical Staff Leaders on issues pertaining to pharmacy
  • Ability to communicate effectively (verbal and written)
  • Strong customer service attitude
  • Moderate computer skills (Microsoft Office).
  • Ability to think/act independently as required by situation; adept at change management