Ambulatory Care, Inpatient Care, Management/Leadership
As a key member of the Hospital Operations & Service Lines team, the Director of Pharmacy is responsible for shaping the strategy and management of Stanford Health Care – ValleyCare’s pharmaceutical care programs to meet the needs of all patient populations including neonatal, pediatric, adult and geriatric. He or she oversees the successful achievement of the department’s goals and objectives including developing a strong team, continually improving the quality of patient care, and achieving financial targets. This position continuously assesses the work environment and processes to identify and resolve safety issues and risks. The Pharmacy Director ensures a superior pharmacy experience at all locations: ValleyCare Medical Center, Valley Memorial Hospital, Dublin Occupational Health, Dublin/Livermore Urgent Care, Livermore Ambulatory Surgery Center, Stoneridge Women's Health Center, and the Las Positas College Student Health Center.
The Pharmacy Director reports to the Vice President, Hospital Operations & Service Lines. Peers reporting to the Vice President include leaders of the following departments:
Cardiovascular Service Line
Oncology/Cancer Service Line
The Pharmacy Director manages a budget of $14.9m. He or she oversees a total staff of 45 including the following direct reports:
Inpatient Operations Manager
Technician Supervisor/Pharmacy Buyer
Clinical Pharmacy Manager
The successful candidate will ideally possess the following qualifications and experience:
Education & Experience
A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy is required, with a Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) from an accredited school of pharmacy highly preferred.
Eight or more years of progressive hospital pharmacy management experience.
Licensed or with the ability to be licensed as a pharmacist in the State of California.
A thought leader and operational expert who can work with key leaders to advance a comprehensive pharmacy practice model, including action plans, resource development and implementation of best practices.
Demonstrated success maintaining positive relationships with providers, managers, and staff at all levels of the organization while remaining focused on quality and continually strengthening engagement and service.
Deep experience managing inventory system control of department supplies and pharmaceuticals purchases and sourcing substitutes for standard supplies and pharmaceuticals when required due to back orders, recalls, etc.
Success providing progressive solutions for organizing space, equipment, staff and services that optimize performance, metrics, and outcomes.
Capacity to serve as an active member of committees and task forces dealing with patient care, patient safety, transitional care, readmission rates, and regulatory compliance.
Solid experience preparing and monitoring budgets to ensure pharmacy services are operating profitably while maintaining a focus on quality and safety.
Thorough understanding of legal and accreditation requirements to oversee and enforce policies and procedures for drug purchasing, drug usage, drug distribution, and drug control.
An enthusiastic coach and leader with demonstrated ability to recruit, mentor, train and develop staff and monitor performance to align individual and team goals with organizational goals and objectives.
A track record of leading by influence to motivate a dispersed workforce and hold them to a high level of accountability.
Firm grasp of the complexity of the changing health care environment to quickly adapt and develop innovative solutions as the market evolves.
Exceptional interpersonal, communication and presentation skills to interact with team members at all levels across a large, complex, and diverse organization.
Internal Number: 279
About Stanford Health Care - ValleyCare
Stanford Health Care - ValleyCare (SHC-VC) combines the expertise of local physicians with the innovative strength of Stanford Health Care. Formed in 2015 when ValleyCare Health System became part of Stanford Health Care, SHC-VC provides the Tri-Valley with exceptional, patient-centered community medicine, coupled with specialized Stanford Medicine programs to deliver a full continuum of care.
Providing care to the East Bay’s Tri-Valley region for more than 50 years, ValleyCare’s origins date back to 1961 when Valley Memorial opened in Livermore. Now, with medical facilities in Livermore, Pleasanton and Dublin, SHC-VC values its strong connection with the community. It has remained a private, nonprofit, tax-exempt health care system that reinvests any profits it makes from operations into new facilities, equipment and services to further its vision to heal humanity through science and compassion, one patient at a time.
Key statistics for SHC-VC include:
• Births: 1,418
• Emergency Department Visits: 35,222
• Acute Care Cases: 6,856
• Outpatient Visits: 219,841
• Employees: 1,306
• Medical Staff: 639
• Volunteers: 320
Stanford Health Care – ValleyCare is often recogniz...ed for achievements in care including: “A” grades for patient safety from The Leapfrog Group, 2020; American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer, full accreditation 2018-2021; American College of Radiology Center of Excellence for Breast Surgery, 2016-2020; National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers, full accreditation 2018-2021; and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid 5-Star Quality Rating.