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Executive Director Pharmacy - Triangle West

Job ID: 35018
Location: Chapel Hill, NC
Facility/Division: Shared Services
Status: Full Time
Shift: Day Job

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Job Description


Become part of an inclusive organization with over 40,000 diverse employees, whose mission is to improve the health and well-being of the unique communities we serve.


The System Regional Executive Director – Triangle West position assumes a leadership role in formulating policy and instituting practice models that align patient care, education, and research for the assigned hospitals. This position is responsible for the overall management and growth of the pharmacy departments within the Pharmacy Triangle West Region: UNC Hospitals (UNC Medical Center, UNC Hillsborough, Wakebrook, and associated infusion centers/clinics), UNC Chatham, and UNC Rockingham. The System Regional Executive Director anticipates and recognizes the evolving factors that affect current/future needs, and directs the development of strategies to support future growth of pharmacy services.

1. Pharmacy Services – Provides strategic guidance and direction for the provision of Pharmacy Services by planning and executing short and long-term strategic plans within the context of regional and organization-wide strategies and objectives. Organizes, manages, assesses, reports, and monitors cost effective Pharmacy Services to ensure optimal financial and operational performance; Optimizes revenue generation through the development, administration, and monitoring of revenue, capital, and operating budgets in accordance with regional targets. Manages areas of responsibility within budget authority. Maintains an on-going process to identify, evaluate, and implement cost-restructuring activities. Establishes, implements, and evaluates effective organizational structures, departmental policies, and personnel management practices to achieve effective supervision of pharmacy staff region-wide. Embraces and promotes a Culture of Safety and prioritizes medication safety in all pharmacy responsibilities. Develops and builds upon the Partnership in Patient Care with the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy to deliver excellence in education. Supports and develops high-quality research programs across the region. Ensures the recruitment, training and retention of motivated, high performing, competent management, professional, and technical staff. Provides support and oversight for an innovative and forward-thinking approach to clinical care provision. Develops and advocates for clinical practice models that support high-level patient care and achievement in the areas of scholarship, research, and education. As a function of this, the individual maintains a strong culture of education through execution of a world-class residency training program and an integrated and substantial commitment to the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy. The individual will have the opportunity to have a faculty appointment and leadership involvement within the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy. This position requires a significant on-site presence at UNC Hospital in Chapel Hill, NC. 

2. Leading Change - Acts as a catalyst for organizational change. Influences others to translate vision into action. Brings about strategic change, both within and outside the organization, to meet organizational goals. Establishes an organizational vision and implements it in a continuously changing environment. Is open to change and new information and rapidly adapts to new information, changing conditions, or unexpected obstacles. Deals effectively with pressure and remains optimistic and persistent, even under adversity. Recovers quickly from setbacks. Formulates objectives and priorities, and implements plans consistent with the long-term interests of the organization. Capitalizes on opportunities and manages risks. Takes a long-term view and builds a shared vision with others. 

3. Leading People - Leads people toward meeting the organization's vision, mission, and goals. Provides an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others, facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and supports constructive resolution of conflicts. Encourages workforce engagement by building a commitment to excellence and by promoting the organization's vision internally and externally. Promotes a culture of inclusion where voices of our teammates are heard and valued. Fosters a culture committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Delegates responsibility clarifies expectations and holds others accountable for achieving results related to their area of responsibility. Leads in a deliberate and predictable way and operates with transparency. Treats sensitive or confidential information appropriately. Develops the ability of others to perform and contribute to the organization by providing ongoing feedback and by providing opportunities to learn through formal and informal methods. Manages and resolves conflicts and disagreements in a constructive manner. Identifies and advocates for practices that support the professional development of individuals within the department and promotes individual and systems level approaches to promoting team and individual well-being. 

4. Results Driven - Exceeds organizational goals and customer expectations. Makes decisions that produce high- quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating risks. Holds self and others accountable for measurable high-quality, timely, and cost-effective results. Delivers high-quality services and is committed to continuous improvement. Fosters a culture of safe and compassionate patient care. Makes well- informed, timely decisions, even when data are limited or solutions produce unfavorable results. Positions the organization for success by identifying new opportunities and builds the organization by developing and improving services. Leads the budgeting process. Uses cost-benefit thinking to set priorities, monitors expenditures in support of programs and policies, and identifies cost-effective approaches. 


Education Requirements:
● Bachelor's degree in Pharmacy required. Master’s degree in Pharmacy, Health Services, Business Administration, or related field is strongly preferred. Residency training preferred.
Licensure/Certification Requirements:
● Eligible for licensure as a Registered Pharmacist in NC. Licensure from NC Board of Pharmacy required within 6 months of orientation date or sooner if required for operations.
Professional Experience Requirements:
● Ten years of pharmacist experience or equivalent, of which seven years must be management experience in pharmacy; proven management skills, including program planning and development, project management, finance, performance, quality and/or human resource management. Prior leadership in Pharmacy budgeting/finance reporting, and in human resources programs is preferred.

Job Details

Legal Employer: STATE

Entity: Shared Services

Organization Unit: HCS Pharmacy Administration 

Work Type: Full Time

Standard Hours Per Week: 40.00

Work Schedule: Day Job

Location of Job: US:NC:Chapel Hill

Exempt From Overtime: Exempt: Yes

This is a State position employed by UNC Health Care System. 

This position is employed by NC Health (Rex Healthcare, Inc., d/b/a NC Health), a private, fully-owned subsidiary of UNC Health Care System, in a department that provides shared services to operations across UNC Health Care. This is not a State employed position.
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