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Providence Director, Pharmacy Services in Burbank, California



The Director, Pharmacy Services will oversee the pharmacy to ensure that patient's pharmaceutical needs are effectively met. Establish policies, procedures, standards, and objectives for the provision of services and coordinates with other departments to provide maximum level of services to patients and hospital staff. Demonstrate proficiency in delivering care to assigned age-specific patient population (e.g., infants, adolescents, adults, geriatrics, pediatrics), and participates in related continuing education.

The Director, Pharmacy Services will have the following responsibilities:

  • Select, train/orient and assign department staff. Develop standards of performance, evaluate performance, and initiate or make recommendations for personnel actions. Maintains effective communication with assigned float staff through staff meetings and other means of communication.

  • Establish and maintain department policies and procedures, objectives, quality assurance program, safety, environmental and infection control standards.

  • Develop and recommend department operating budget and ensures that department operates within budget.

  • Ensure delivery of quality pharmacy services for inpatients, outpatients, and employees.

  • Direct, coordinate and supervise all activities in the pharmacy including purchasing, receiving, storing, compounding and dispensing of drugs.

  • Consult with and advise medical staff personnel regarding utilization of drugs and pharmaceuticals.

  • Develop and determine priorities and monitors status of special projects on an ongoing basis.

  • Identify patient/client needs and develops quality programs to meet those needs. Ensures delivery of quality services for inpatients/outpatients.

  • Keep abreast of latest developments concerning new drugs or developments reported from research laboratories regarding drug usage.

  • Maintain department facilities, equipment, and materials in a condition to promote efficiency, health, comfort, and safety of patients and staff.

  • Maintain professional growth and development through seminars, workshops, and professional affiliations to keep abreast of latest trends in field of expertise.

  • Participate in hospital/medical staff committee meetings as required. Attends and serves on professional/civic service organizations as hospital representative, and conducts/attends departmental meetings.

  • Act as a Staff Pharmacist when necessary, including dispensing medications.

  • Act as a liaison with nursing and medical staff concerning prescriptions, orders, drug and pharmaceutical detail, patient reactions, errors and complaints.

  • Ensure secure storage of narcotics and other controlled substances on a regular basis.

  • Direct the preparation and maintenance of department reports. Prepares periodic reports for top management, as required.

  • Direct the hospital’s pharmaceutical research efforts.

  • Supervise inventory control to meet patient needs.

  • Supervise maintenance of patient records, files and other records.

  • Establish work schedules and priorities to ensure that work flow is controlled.



Required experience/education for this position include:

  • Bachelor's Degree

  • Registered by the California State Board of Pharmacy as a Licensed Pharmacist.

  • Two (2) years as Staff Pharmacist in a health care facility.

Preferred experience/education for this position include:

  • Master's Degree in Business Administration

  • PharmD

  • Pharmacy Residency

  • Supervisory experience.

About the hospital you will serve.

Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center in Burbank, CA, is a 414 bed acute care facility, known for its state-of-the-art technology and high quality, compassionate care, has provided the full range of diagnostic, treatment, care and support services for the San Fernando Valley communities for close to 70 years. Many of our specialized services are provided within our Heart and Vascular Institute, one of Los Angeles County's first STEMI designated receiving centers of heart attack victims; our Hycy and Howard Hill Neuroscience Institute, awarded the Gold Seal of Approval from The Joint Commission for a Primary Stroke Center, and the Gold Plus Achievement Award from the American Stroke Association (2010); our Women's Pavilion, and our newly opened the Roy and Patricia Disney Family Cancer Center, a comprehensive, state-of-the-art, patient-centered, treatment facility. Our cancer center includes some of the most advanced technology in radiation oncology, highly advanced medical and surgical oncology, excellent clinical outcomes and research, and all patient support services are housed in the same building. Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center has an exceptional orthopedic program recognized for its excellent outcomes and clinical expertise. And Providence Saint Joseph's Bariatric Program, a leader and resource for those dealing with obesity in Southern California, received a Five-Star Rating for Bariatric Surgery, and Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence designation from HealthGrades.

For information on our comprehensive range of benefits, visit:

Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence is a comprehensive not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services continuing a more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Clinical Lead Supervisor/Manager

Location: California-Burbank

Req ID: 278150