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Director of Pharmacy in Culver City at Southern California Hospitals

Date Posted: 7/21/2018

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Job Description

Director of Pharmacy

We are hospitals and affiliated medical groups, working closely together for the benefit of every person who comes to us for care. We build comprehensive networks of quality healthcare services that are designed to offer our patients highly coordinated, personalized care and help them live healthier lives. Through collaboration, we strive to provide all of our patients and medical group members with the quality, affordable healthcare they need and deserve.

The Director of Pharmacy is responsible for the coordination and control of the Pharmacy Service throughout the hospital; maintenance of the policies and procedures that assure safe administration, control, storage and use of medications and IV solutions throughout the hospital. He / she is responsible for management of the Pharmacy staff; financial decisions including inventory control and the budgeting process; interactions with physicians and other departments concerning quality of care and education; and any other functions concerned with patient care and operations of the Pharmacy consistent with policies and procedures of the hospital and State and Federal laws. Responsible for the department's continuous effective operation including ongoing performance improvement.

Job Responsibilities/Duties

  • Determine the objectives of the department; plan, organize and direct general pharmacy policies and procedures.
  • Establish satisfactory methods of drug distribution and control.
  • Establish quality specifications for all drugs and chemicals used in the hospital in accordance with the recommendations of the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee.
  • Interview, select and supervise the activities of the department staff; communicate interpret and discuss with staff hospital and departmental policies and procedures.
  • Determine job objectives, work methods and performance standards; review their performance relative to departmental objectives discussion appraisal with each employee and performance; authorize and communicate salary changes, promotions, transfers, discipline and discharge and administer all other personnel actions.
  • Establish reporting and approval procedures; delegate authority to assistants in order for them to direct the work of others. Provide authorization for supervision, orientation, training, job objectives, performance standards and appraisal, personal development, safety, communication, discipline, grievances and other personnel actions.
  • Appropriately recognize organizational lines within the department; keep employees informed of matters affecting their work and interest; interpret and explain hospital policies and procedures, department objectives, operations, services, organization, budget and seek comments and suggestions form employees.
  • Provide for maintenance of appropriate records in order to assure that the quality, quantity and timeliness of work done can be documented. Review and appraise work of others within the department; review and evaluate departmental performance; keep Medical Director informed of the department’s progress and problems and any significant factors affecting assigned responsibilities.
  • Seek compliance with outside agencies relevant to requirements for maintenance of services. Assure that professional competence of staff is maintained through education and coordination with senior staff. Plan for both short and long-range goals of the department in concert with the whole organizational plan of the hospital.
  • Prepare, upon request, reports and special studies; participate in and contribute to management and professional committees at all level inside and outside of the hospital; keep informed of trends and changes insides and outside of the hospital which relate to assigned functions.
  • Maintain competency in care for patients of all age groups and developmental stages, and maintain competency as specifically indicated by orientation guidelines for a particular unit.


Minimum Education: Graduate of an accredited School of Pharmacy recognized by the California State Board of Pharmacy. Licensed by the CA State Board of Pharmacy.

Minimum Experience: Must have five (5) years in hospital practice emphasizing clinical pharmacy, pharmacokinetics and drug information services, or must have completed a clinical pharmacy residency. Management experience required.

Req. Certification/Licensure: Current CPR certification.

Employee Value Proposition

Prospect Medical Holdings, Inc., is guided by a diverse and highly experienced leadership core. This group maintains the vision that has made Prospect a needed difference-maker in the lives of so many patients today, and many executives contribute to our continued efforts. As a member of our highly effective team of professionals you will receive:

  • Company 401K
  • Medical, dental, vision insurance
  • Paid time-off
  • Life insurance

How to Apply

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We are an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer and do not discriminate against applicants due to veteran status, disability, race, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation or other protected characteristics. If you need special accommodation for the application process, please contact Human Resources.

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