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Director, Pharmacy

  • Job ID: 2200008V
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Management
  • Hours:
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: UPMC Hamot
  • Department: Central Pharmacy
  • Location: 201 State St, Erie PA 16550
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $0 / hour


The Director, Pharmacy is responsible for pharmacy operations and the delivery of pharmaceutical care in multiple hospital sites. You will support service line strategic direction with a focus on automation integration, efficiency, financial stewardship, formulary processes, staff development, and regulatory compliance. Ensure that services are provided in compliance with state and federal laws and regulations, Joint Commission standards and the mission and policies of the hospital and department. You will also recruit, hire, mentor and provide leadership for the staff. Monitor and analyze the budget and consumption of resources for areas of your responsibility to ensure cost effective services. Participate in and support various collaborative committees to promote the role of pharmacy in delivery of optimal patient care. Participate in educational and research initiatives in line with the mission of the organization. Support the provision of patient care activities for a variety of patient populations ranging from neonates to geriatrics. You will oversee inpatient and outpatient areas including, but are not limited to general medicine, surgery, intensive care, transplant, orthopedics, oncology and cardiology.



  • Directs the daily operations of pharmacy services in accordance with patient care needs, hospital/department strategic plan, hospital and medical staff policy, American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) standards, state and federal pharmacy laws, TJC standards and the needs of the UPMC Health System.
  • Ensures compliance with state, federal, and other regulatory requirements. Manages compliance with regulatory and accrediting agency standards and guidelines. Develops systems and structures to ensure appropriate oversight and control of medications and medication distribution processes. Selects, coaches, motivates, and aids in the development of a fully qualified staff of directors, site managers, clinical pharmacists and pharmacy technicians.
  • Provides critical input into the, configuration, and implementation of pharmacy information systems and pharmacy automation to support pharmacy operations, including workflow, safe prescribing practices, regulatory compliance, inventory control, and financial reporting for pharmacy services. Develops and implements new approaches and strategies to optimize the use of operating resources. Analyzes resource consumption (e.g. FTEs and medication use) to ensure efficient and effective use of these resources across the geographic/pod area.
  • Demonstrates commitment to managing change to align with service line and hospital initiatives. Visibly demonstrates a commitment to process improvement by actively seeking and using customer feedback to improve services.
  • Serve as a role model of excellent customer service by responding constructively to the needs of the physicians, nurses, patients, supervisors, and all clinical staff. Responds with courtesy and respect and in a way that reflects a positive department image. Meets requirements within the division for administrative reporting and follow-up as well as management of human resources. Annually completes continuing education programs related to pharmacy practice as a mandatory requirement for maintaining an active license in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.



  • Bachelors Degree or PharmD required.
  • Master's degree required (MS, MBA, MPH) in pharmacy administration or healthcare management.
  • Pharmacy Residency PGY1/PGY2 preferred
  • Minimum of Health-System Pharmacy Administration and Leadership (HSPAL) Residency plus 3 years of management practice or 5 years hospital director experience.
  • Board certification preferred.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills required.
  • Excellent analytical and strategy development and execution skills required.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • Pharmacist

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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