Dignity Health, one of the nation’s largest health care systems, is a 22-state network of more than 9,000 physicians, 63,000 employees, and 400 care centers, including hospitals, urgent and occupational care, imaging and surgery centers, home health, and primary care clinics. Headquartered in San Francisco, Dignity Health is dedicated to providing compassionate, high-quality, and affordable patient-centered care with special attention to the poor and underserved. In FY17, Dignity Health provided $2.6 billion in charitable care and community services. For more information, please visit our website at www.dignityhealth.org. You can also follow us on Twitter and Facebook.
Position Summary: Regional Senior Director, Pharmacy Services:
The Regional Senior Director, Pharmacy Services is responsible for providing oversight, direction and decision-making across the continuum of care (inpatient & outpatient) for the Pharmacy services within their defined region(s). This position is accountable for the deployment and ongoing progression of the enterprise strategy within their assisgned area(s) of responsibility and is responsible for ensuring Pharmacy achieves performance excellence in terms of quality, safety, service, affordability and technology.
To ensure the Pharmacy Service is contributing to Dignity Health’s regional and national success, the incumbent must establish strong collaborative relationships with key leaders within the market. The Senior Director is a critical component of the interdisciplinary approach to patient care and is the primary representative for pharmacy services. The Senior Director is expected to help create a positive and collaborative work environment, strengthening teamwork between clinical operations with patient care being a shared focus.
This leader provides oversight for the implementation and ongoing administration of the prescription drug program for the hospitals and clinics within the market. The incumbent is also expected to engage with physicians and other health care leaders to further integrate pharmacy services into care delivery and chronic disease management to achieve system-wide improvements in patient care outcomes and help meet population health goals. This position engages with senior leaders and key stakeholders to ensure the optimal utilization of technology and resources to support the implementation of system-wide pharmacy systems and processes; oversees drug utilization management efforts; manages the pharmaceutical supply chain; and is responsible for the financial operations and human capital resources within the market.
The Senior Director is responsible for contributing to the Dignity Health Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee in full compliance with national quality standards and ensures that academically rigorous, evidence based clinical information is used for all drug/drug class reviews and decisions.
This position consistently supports compliance by maintaining the privacy and confidentiality of information, protecting the assets and intellectual property of the organization, acting ethically and with integrity; reporting non-compliance; and adhering to the applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations, as well as accreditation and licenser requirements; and Dignity Health policies and procedures.
Drug Utilization Management
Supply Chain Management
-Budget alignment with department and organizational objectives
-Monitoring ongoing financial performance
-Performing audits/ analyses as needed to ensure accurate, appropriate, and timely revenue capture
-Evaluates medication expenditure patterns and reimbursement trends, including the development of value-based approaches to pharmaceutical reimbursement.
-Seeks financial opportunities to improve the financial performance for the organization (retail, specialty, etc.).
Management of Staff
Regulatory and Accreditation Compliance
Technology Advancement in Support of Medication Management
Minimum 3-5 years’ hospital pharmacy practice or executive leadership experience inclusive of organization operational management and decision-making within a healthcare system.
Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmacy, hospital administration or business administration
Lean/Six Sigma trained or equivalent.
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