UT Health Director of Pharmacy Services Acute Care - HCPC in Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas

Director of Pharmacy Services Acute Care - HCPC


Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas


UTHealth Harris County Psychiatric Center

Requisition #: 180001T4

Position Summary:

Ensure patient’s pharmaceutical needs are effectively met by establishing staffing mix, policies, procedures, standards, and objectives for the provision of services. Oversee the integration of pharmacy practice within hospital operations by coordinating resources to provide maximum level of services to patients and the customer. Plan, organize, and direct pharmacy department efforts to monitor the quality and the effectiveness of pharmacy programs.

Position Key Accountabilities:

  1. Manages drug utilization and medication use processes including

prescribing, dispensing, administering, managing clinical programs and

monitoring patient outcomes to ensure patient safety.

  1. Develops, implements, and achieves business goals by effectively planning,

organizing, coordinating, and directing all pharmacy service programs to

provide efficient and effective systems.

  1. Register with the Texas State Board of Pharmacy as the Pharmacist I

Charge/Consultant of Record as assigned location.

  1. Actively participates in departmental budget preparation and is responsible

for expense and revenue performance in assigned cost center. Effectively

monitors and controls the purchasing and inventory management processes.

Provides timely reporting and variance explanations to operations and

finance departments as required.

  1. Establishes and monitors standards for safe, efficiently organized an orderly

practice and work environment ensuring compliance with all regulatory


  1. Ensure ongoing compliance with Joint Commission standards on Medication

Management and Antibiotic Stewardship and compliance with all other

regulatory agency standards.

  1. Manages Human Resources activities of department pertaining to:

recruitment, selection, hiring, disciplinary actions, terminations, training,

professional development, mentoring, counseling, performance evaluations,

and salary planning.

  1. Coordinate and direct the activities of the Pharmacy and Therapeutics

Committee by working closely with the physician chair of the P&T Committee

  1. Prepare and submit productivity, management and other reports according to

a schedule and ad hoc requests.

10.Primary customer contact responsible for managing and maintaining the

customer relationship including conducting quarterly business reviews as


11.Other duties as assigned.


• Current pharmacist license in good standing with the Texas State Board of


• Thorough knowledge of state and federal laws and regulations governing

pharmacy services.

• Proficient in the use and application of new medications and technology.

• Business acumen including profit/loss understanding, contract negotiations,

and GPO function required.

• Problem solving ability and analytical thinking required.

Minimum Education:

Bachelors of Science or PharmD from and ACPE-accredited School of Pharmacy

Minimum Experience:

Minimum of 5 years experience required with at least two years supervisory or leadership experience preferred.

Physical Requirements:

Exerts up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 20 pounds frequently and/or a negligible amount constantly to move objects.

Security Sensitive:

This job class may contain positions that are security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of Texas Education Code § 51.215

University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth)

Established in 1972 by The University of Texas System Board of Regents, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) is Houston’s Health University and Texas’ resource for health care education, innovation, scientific discovery and excellence in patient care. The most comprehensive academic health center in the UT System and the U.S. Gulf Coast region, UTHealth is home to schools of biomedical informatics, biomedical sciences, dentistry, nursing and public health and the John P. and Kathrine G. McGovern Medical School. UTHealth includes The University of Texas Harris County Psychiatric Center, as well as the growing clinical practices UT Physicians, UT Dentists and UT Health Services. The university’s primary teaching hospitals are Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital and Harris Health Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital.

UTHealth Benefits

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