Assistant Director, Specialty Pharmacy

Position: Assistant Director, Specialty Pharmacy

Job ID: 149428

Location: US-TX-Houston

Department: Retail and Specialty Pharmacy

Talent Area: Pharmacy

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Shift: 8a - 5p

About Texas Children's Hospital

Since 1954, Texas Children’s has been leading the charge in patient care, education and research to accelerate health care for children and women around the world. When you love what you do, it truly shows in the smiles of our patient families, employees and our numerous accolades such as being consistently ranked as the best children’s hospital in Texas, and among the top in the nation by U.S.News & World Report as well as recognition from Houston Business Journal as one of this city’s Best Places to Work for ten consecutive years.   Texas Children’s comprehensive health care network includes our primary hospital in the Texas Medical Center with expertise in over 40 pediatric subspecialties; the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute (NRI); the Feigin Center for pediatric research; Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women, a comprehensive obstetrics/gynecology facility focusing on high-risk births; Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus, a community hospital in suburban West Houston; and Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands, a second community hospital opened in 2017. We have also created the nation’s first HMO for children, established the largest pediatric primary care network in the country and a global health program that is channeling care to children and women all over the world. Texas Children’s Hospital is also academically affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, one of the largest, most diverse and successful pediatric programs in the nation.   To join our community of 13,000 dedicated team members, visit for career opportunities. You can also learn more about our amazing culture at


We are searching for an Assistant Director of Specialty Pharmacy, Main Campus  – someone who works well in a fast-paced setting. In this position, you’ll be responsible for overall operation and quality of pharmacy services, including administrative, clinical, distributive, and technical activities of the department. This role will also be responsible for overseeing and ensuring an effective and safe medication use process, providing patient care in a manner developmentally appropriate of the ages of the patients served.


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Responsibilities :

  • Provides administrative direction for Pharmacy to include ensuring that all legal and regulatory requirements are met through the creation and implementation of appropriate policies and procedures
  • Provides clinical direction and support for Pharmacy to include but not limited to ongoing clinical initiatives with respect to the medication usage process and performance improvement
  • Provides the appropriate level of pharmaceutical care services to patients of the facility by overseeing the medication use process, people and systems
  • Ensures continuous reviews for safety and efficiency of departmental processes
  • Develops leadership skills and provides leadership development opportunities for staff
  • Establishes priorities and educates the staff on critical success factors for the department
  • Ensures that Joint Commission requirements specific to the department are fulfilled but also understand the linkage between the department’s requirements and those of the integrated delivery system
  • Collaborates with colleagues in other departments to ensure all Joint Commission requirements are met


  • Bachelor’s degree in pharmacy or Ph.D. Doctor of Pharmacy is required
  • A Master’s degree in Pharmacy Administration, Business Administration, Public Health or related healthcare field with the completion of a two (2) year pharmacy residency program may substitute for four (4) years of the required pharmacy work experience (including the two years of pharmacy management/leadership experience)
  • Registered Pharmacist (RPh) is required
  • 5 years of experience in pharmacy work or pharmacy residency is required
  • 2 years of experience in formal management or as a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist at Texas Children’s
  • Knowledge of pharmacy laws and regulations, pediatric drug therapy, hazardous substances, general management theory, general finance and basic management information systems
  • Ability to operate a personal computer, operate equipment used in the preparation of medications and sterile products, work with hazardous substances (e.g. cytotoxic agents), and work under pressure

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