Assistant Director Specialty Pharmacy

Position: Assistant Director Specialty Pharmacy

Job ID: 156249

Location: US-TX-Houston


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, the first hospital devoted to children’s care for communities north of Houston. 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 14,000+ dedicated team members, visit for career opportunities. You can also learn more about our amazing culture at Texas Children’s is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All applicants and employees are considered and evaluated for positions at Texas Children's without regard to mental or physical disability, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, genetic information, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status or any other protected Federal, State/Province or Local status unrelated to the performance of the work involved.


We are searching for an Assistant Director of Specialty Pharmacy -- someone who works well in a fast-paced setting. In this position, you will be responsible for overall operation and quality of pharmacy services and personnel, including administrative, clinical, distributive, cold chain management, and technical activities of the department. This role provides oversight and guidance for clinical operational and decision-making aspects of program as the senior clinical staff person for Specialty Pharmacy.

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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. In addition, 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 URAC (Utilization Review Accreditation Commission), ACHC (Accreditation Commission for Healthcare), and 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 URAC, ACHC, and Joint Commission requirements are met


• Bachelor’s degree in pharmacy or Ph.D required
• RPH from the Texas State Board of Pharmacy required
• 5 years pharmacy work or pharmacy residency experience required
• 2 years formal management experience or experience as a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist required
• A Master’s degree in pharmacy administration, business administration, public health, or related healthcare field with the completion of a two-year pharmacy residency program may substitute for four years of the required pharmacy work experience (including the two years of pharmacy management/leadership experience

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