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Director Pharmacy - Pharm General






CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Hospital Westover Hills


11212 State Highway 151
San Antonio, TX  78251
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This position manages the medication use process in collaboration with the Medical Staff and Nursing Services by organizing the processes and functions of the Pharmacy Department efficiently, economically, and professionally in accordance with Hospital and Departmental policy and applicable federal and state legal requirements. This position fosters the development of Pharmaceutical Care through process improvement of distributive and clinical pharmacy services. Assists in leadership of the pharmacy department through the development and the implementation of plans and goals that are in accordance with CSFCH goals and CHRISTUS Christian philosophy and values. Responsible for the cost-effective management of SFCH resources through prudent inventory and supply control and personnel utilization, while maintaining quality service and patient care. Ensures that all federal and state laws, rules and regulations, hospital/departmental policies and procedures are followed in all aspects of drug distribution. Provides support to the staff in solving problems. Promotes motivation, team work, and productivity. Providing services to patients of all ages at a high competency level.

CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Hospital - Westover Hills (CSRH-WH) is a 150-bed hospital serving the fastest growing area of San Antonio. Specialized care includes orthopedic and surgical services, ICU, women’s services, a newborn nursery, comprehensive cardiovascular care from diagnostics to open heart surgery, vascular lab, sleep center, emergency services, the CHRISTUS Weight Loss Institute, wound care, rehabilitation, and more. The campus also boasts an Outpatient Imaging Center and three medical plazas, one of which houses our CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Family Medicine Residency Program and CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Family Health Center.


• Ensures safe, appropriate, cost-effective medication therapies for patients according to established policies, procedures and protocols.
• Develops and enforces policies and procedures that promote cost-effective, appropriate, and safe medication use.
• Develops and maintains a medical staff approved formulary
• Supervises medication storage and preparation areas throughout the facility.
• Provides for the educational needs of health care professionals, patients, and their families.
• Ensures maintenance of an adequate medication supply. Ensures the integrity of the medication supply; establishes specifications for the procurement of medications, chemicals ad biologicals.
• Ensures strict control and accountability for medications dispensed to patients or distributed to floor stock.
• Assures adequate control and documentation of controlled substances.
• Ensures applicable CE records and licensure are maintained in department files.
• Contributes to the quality and effective operation of the department.
• Supervises all pharmacy personnel. Recruits, interviews and promotes disciplines and terminates pharmacy staff.
• Develops job descriptions and performance standards. Evaluates and counsels staff on their performance.
• Evaluates work schedules against workload statistics. Maintains an appropriate staffing level.
• Provides for the educational needs of the pharmacy staff.
• Prepares budget annually.
• Reviews monthly financial statistics and plans expenditures within budget guidelines.
• Ensures preparation and submission of patient charges and financial reports to finance in accordance with policy.
• Administers reports, documents, payroll records, statistical surveys, and other required data.
• Ensures compliance with health system policies and procedures that apply to pharmacy services.
• Ensures compliance with all applicable federal, state and local laws, rules and regulations.
• Integrates the department into the organization’s primary functions.
• Develops and implements a strategic plan for the pharmacy that supports the mission and goals of the organization.
• Develops and implements pharmacy services in collaboration with associated department services.
• Develops, implements and maintains a program that improves the quality of pharmacy services and supports the quality improvement plan of the organization.
• Participates in all committees/functions required by the organization including the Pharmacy and Therapeutics committee.
• Establishes productive, collaborative relationships with staff members and within the community.
• Demonstrates competence to perform assigned patient care responsibilities in a manner that meets the age specific and developmental needs of patients served by the department.
• Appropriately adapts assigned patient assessment, treatment, and/or care methods to accommodate the unique physical, psychosocial, cultural, spiritual, age specific and other developmental needs of each patient served.
• Takes personal responsibility to ensure compliance with all policies, procedures and standards as promulgated by state and federal agencies, the hospital, and other regulatory entities.
• Performs all duties in a manner that protects the confidentiality of patients and does not solicit or disclose any confidential information unless it is necessary in the performance of assigned job duties.
• Provides essential leadership and administrative support to the department members; coordinates the allocation of staff and other resources; Facilitates the ongoing achievement of the department’s mission and goals; promotes the development and improvement of processes directed at providing quality, economical healthcare services
• This position will manage pharmacy distributive services, facilitate drug utilization initiatives, integrate clinical pharmacy programs, oversee pharmacy information systems, advance medication safety, and assure regulatory compliance
• They also directly manage the activities of pharmacists and technicians and are actively involved in their areas of oversight to assure pharmacy staff remain competent and engaged in customer service, standardized work, and lean processes


  • Bachelors of Science in Pharmacy or Doctor of Pharmacy.
  • Graduate degree and/or Residency desirable.
  • Minimum 5 years previous experience in hospital pharmacy management.
  • Must have current Texas State Board of Pharmacy license.

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Director Pharmacy - Pharm General