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Assistant Pharmacy Director - Pharmacy Investigational Drugs

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Job ID: 8710
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.

Job Summary:
Leads a division of the Department of Pharmacy to ensure resources are aligned to meet the goals of the department. Sets strategic goals in the area(s) of responsibility. Develops and implements a comprehensive pharmacy plan while simultaneously providing leadership for pharmacy staff. Drives financial stewardship in the area of responsibility.


System Pharmacy Services are a dynamic, integral, and critical part of patient care provided by UNC Health. Our mission is to provide patient-centered medication management that optimizes outcomes through an alignment of practice, education, research and leadership.

UNC Health’s Pharmacy Services is an organization of more than 800 dedicated employees with a variety of backgrounds, interests, capabilities, and experience. Additionally, the UNC Pharmacy Services is nationally recognized for excellence in pharmacy practice as the winner of the 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018, 2019, and 2020 American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Best Practices Award in Health-System Pharmacy. Additionally, pharmacy has won the ASHP Medication Safety Award in 2017, the Association of Community Cancer Centers Innovator Award in 2018 and 2019, the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society Davies Award of Excellence in 2018 and was nominated as a finalist for the Managed Markets Insight & Technology Patient Choice Award in 2020.

Pharmacy is highly integrated with the University of North Carolina Eshelman School of Pharmacy located on the Chapel Hill campus. UNC Health entities act as a major clinical and administrative training sites for these pharmacy students.


One Pharmacy Community pursuing national and international excellence as the leading, innovative Department of Pharmacy.


To provide patient-centered medication management that optimizes outcomes through an alignment of practice, education, research and leadership.


·55% – Provides program level and staff management as well as shift specific management to areas of responsibility.

·15% – Collects, analyzes and reports data for the support of patient care and operational initiatives.

·10% – Teaches students, residents and new pharmacy staff as well as participates in scholarly activities.

·10% – Initiates, assigns and evaluates outcomes from special projects.

·5% – Continues expansion of IDS services to a centralized system distribution model

·5% – Demonstrates active leadership through responsibilities both internal and external to the department of pharmacy.


The Pharmacy Assistant Director, System Investigational Drug Services will be responsible for the following:

·The primary role will be the oversight of the distributional operations of the Investigational Drug Services, including transition and build of a centralized system Investigation Drug Services.

·Supervising a group of employees in administering program activities to include selection, training, evaluating, counseling, and disciplining, as delegated.

·Providing direction and feedback to staff in his/her charge to facilitate accurate and proficient completion of all work.

·Assigning and analyzing project data to evaluate pharmacy and staff performance.

·Educating and precepting UNC Health Care Pharmacy residents and UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy students.

·Develop, implement, and maintain fiscally responsible operations that support day-to-day and safe practices within the medication use process.

·Serve as a point of contact for pharmacists and technicians to report workplace feedback, including concerns and suggestions for change.

·Oversee strategic planning and innovation to meet institutional, departmental, patient care, and regulatory needs including capital and operating budgets for individual cost center.

·Ensure compliance with Federal and State Laws and Regulations pertaining to OSHA, Joint Commission, USP 797/800, International Conference on Harmonisation and policies and procedures set forth by the Department and the NC Board of Pharmacy.

·Leading pharmacy System Investigational Drug Services staff meetings and huddles, as well as participating in other committee initiatives within the department, institution, and/or professional associations.

·Routinely staff within the Investigational Drug Services areas to be the expert on operational components.

·Meet regularly with the Director of Pharmacy to determine solutions to workflow and team needs.

·Act independently to address, mediate, and resolve challenges within the Investigational Drug Services areas.

·Provide comprehensive pharmaceutical care on an as needed basis.

·Other responsibilities will be assigned based on departmental and operational needs.


  • Completion of a Pharmacy Practice (PGY1) Residency, Specialty (PGY2) Residency, or equivalent work experience.
  • Completion of a graduate degree (M.S., M.B.A., M.H.A.) or equivalent work experience upon hire or within 5 years of the accepting the position.

·Must possess and demonstrate excellent communication skills; self-initiative, innovation, and collaboration skills; analytical and organizational skills.

·Must demonstrate behaviors consistent with UNC Health Care Employee Standards and UNC Values as a guiding principle.

·Ability to demonstrate and apply knowledge of contemporary hematology/oncology pharmacy operations and standards including professional, legal, business, and public relations.

    ·Academic appointment with the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy is available, commensurate with experience.

    Other Information

    Education Requirements:
    ● Bachelor's degree in Pharmacy required. Master’s degree in Pharmacy, Health Services, Business Administration, or related field is desired.
    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:
    ● Five years of pharmacist experience or equivalent, three of which must be pharmacy supervisory experience.

    Job Details

    Legal Employer: STATE

    Entity: Shared Services

    Organization Unit: Pharmacy Investigational Drugs 

    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 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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