Director Of Pharmacy Services:
NYC Health + Hospitals

NYC Health + Hospitals
Arverne New York

Empower Every New Yorker - Without Exception - to Live the Healthiest Life Possible

NYC Health + Hospitals is the largest public health care system in the nation. We are a network of 11 hospitals, trauma centers, neighborhood health centers, nursing homes, and post-acute care centers. We are a home care agency and a health plan, MetroPlus. Our health system provides essential services to 1.4 million New Yorkers every year in more than 70 locations across the city's five boroughs.

Elmhurst Hospital Center (EHC) is the major tertiary care provider in the borough of Queens. The hospital is comprised of 545 beds and is a Level I Trauma Center, an Emergency Heart Care Station and a 911 Receiving Hospital. It is the premiere health care organization for key areas such as Surgery, Cardiology, Women's Health, Pediatrics, Rehabilitation Medicine, Renal and Mental Health Services.

Under direction, formulates, plans, directs, coordinates and evaluates the Pharmacy services and programs in a hospital or hospital center, promoting effective functioning and operations of inpatient, outpatient and satellite pharmacies in coordination with other professional and administrative disciplines.

Examples of Typical Tasks:

1. Develops, recommends and implements pharmaceutical service programs consistent with the medication needs of the patients, including control and accountability of drug products throughout the hospital.

2. Participates with hospital medical staff in formulation, development and recommendation of policies regarding the evaluation, selection, procurement, storage, distribution, use and all other matters relating to drugs in the hospital, with consideration being given to the following: a. Formulary; b. Evaluations of clinical data on new drugs or preparations requested for use in hospitals; and, c. Drugs to be stocked in nursing unit floors, and other services.

3. Collaborates in the development, makes recommendations and implements programs of records management whereby records are correlated with other hospital records in accordance with the hospital's procedures and practices such as: a. Transactions of the Pharmacy; b. Record systems and bookkeeping in accordance with accounting department standards; and, c. Controls over requisitioning and dispensing of drugs and pharmaceutical supplies.

4. Formulates, develops, implements and directs clinical pharmacy activities involving the review and interpretation of all drug orders, maintenance of patient medication profiles and participation in direct patient care, and develops patient care evaluation programs relating to drug utilization and effectiveness.

5. Develops and prepares department budgets and makes recommendations regarding staffing patterns, Pharmacy facilities, etc.

6. Directs pharmaceutical personnel with respect to compounding and dispensing of drugs in accordance with prescribed policies and standards and legal requirements, requisitioning and procurement of drugs and pharmaceutical supplies, inventory control and maintenance, storage of supplies and their issuance and maintenance of such controls and standards, orderliness and cleanliness of Pharmacy area, and inspection programs.

7. Selects Pharmacy personnel, guides them in their performance, trains and reviews their performance, makes recommendations regarding the efficiency of department personnel (their performances, potential and development), and follows through in accordance with Corporation's policies and programs in personnel and labor relations on such matters as compensation, classification, training programs, discipline, employee morale, grievance resolution, etc.

8. Develops information and inservice training programs for nursing and medical staff with respect to drug therapy and side effects.

9. Develops curriculum relating to use of drugs, adverse drug reporting, post auditing medical records in terms of drug therapy and information on new drugs and controls.

10. Provides pharmacology conferences for medical and nursing staff on drug therapy.

11. Develops and maintains effective liaison with all external agencies, including vendors and professional societies germane to the programs and needs of pharmacy service.

Minimum Qualifications:

1. Graduation from an accredited College of Pharmacy; and,

2. Possession of a valid New York State Pharmacy license; and,

3. Eight years of satisfactory, full-time experience as a Licensed Practicing Pharmacist, of which at least four years shall have been in an administrative, managerial and supervisory capacity in a Pharmacy in a hospital, health or medical care facility; and,

4. Ability to formulate, develop and implement pharmacy service programs and to direct and supervise pharmacy service personnel and staff activities; and,

5. Ability to work effectively with administrative staff, medical and nursing personnel, and to coordinate Pharmacy programs and activities throughout the facility; or,

6. Possession of a Master's Degree in Hospital Pharmacy Administration or related subject and six years of satisfactory, full-time experience as a Licensed Pharmacist, of which at least two years shall have been in an administrative, managerial and supervisory capacity in a Pharmacy in a hospital, health or medical care facility; and,

7. Meet requirements in (1), (2), (4) and (5) above; or,

8. A satisfactory equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Basic Qualifications