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Director, Pharmacy Operations-Central PA Region

  • Job ID: 035433071
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours:
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: UPMC Pinnacle Memorial
  • Department: Pharmacy
  • Location: 1701 Innovation Drive, York PA 17404
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $70.76 to $510.30 / hour


Direct the design and implementation of pharmacy services to support the provision of pharmaceutical care in an efficient and effective manner.  Integrate the philosophies and techniques of quality improvement.  Ensure that services are provided in compliance with state and federal laws and regulations and the UPMC Central mission and policies. Assist in the recruitment and hiring of staff.  Mentor and provide leadership for the staff.  Schedule staff to cover hours of operations. Monitor the budget for areas of responsibility (drug margin and staffing) to ensure cost effective services.  Participate in and support various inter and intra department committees to promote the role of pharmacy in delivery of optimum patient care.  Participate in educational and research initiatives in line with the mission of the organization.


  • Assist with the preparation and monitor the budget for areas of responsibility, including drug and personnel costs.
  • Assist with the recruitment, hiring and mentors staff and colleagues through feedback, positive discipline and performance evaluations.  Enforce progressive corrective action appropriately.
  • Assure pharmacy is in compliance with all federal and state regulations.
  • Design and implement operational services, including dispensing and compounded product preparation, which support the pharmacists' provision of pharmaceutical care.
  • Develop, implement, direct and monitor the delivery of pharmaceutical care.  Ensure patient/customer satisfaction and implements measures to correct perceived deficiencies in care and service.
  • Ensure provision of cost-effective drug therapy through analysis of patient outcomes; validate that care is provided according to current standards of practice; support and monitor the quality improvement program.
  • Facilitate staff involvement in established departmental programs, e.g. quality improvement, patient/professional education and staff development.  Develop staff advancement opportunities and foster an environment conducive to innovation and progressive learning.
  • Integrate the distributive and cognitive aspects of pharmaceutical care.
  • Maintain a current body of knowledge in the areas of service with regard to drug therapy and technology.  Complete all staff pharmacist competencies.
  • Maintain productive, collaborative relationships with physicians, nurses, departmental managers and others in clinical leadership roles to achieve short and long-term goals for related programs and clinical services.
  • Promote, support and conduct research related to practice.
  • Schedule pharmacists to effectively cover the hours of operations of the pharmacy.
  • Works with Vice President, managers and supervisors to oversee pharmacy operations.



Graduate of an accredited school of pharmacy.
7 years experience in a progressive acute care hospital pharmacy.
Masters degree preferred.
Management experience required.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
Clearances must be dated within 90 days.

  • Pharmacist
  • Act 33 with renewal
  • Act 34 with renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance with renewal

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran


COVID-19 Vaccination Information

Individuals hired into this role must comply with UPMC’s COVID vaccination requirements upon beginning employment with UPMC. Refer to the COVID-19 Vaccination Information section at the top of this page to learn more.

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