Under the direction of the Vice President/Chief Pharmacy Officer, Enterprise Pharmacy, the scope and breadth of responsibility for the System Director, Medication Distribution, Enterprise Pharmacy(EP), is overall strategy development, execution and administrative oversight and leadership for Enterprise Pharmacy’s Medication Distribution department which includes VITALine, Specialty, CareSite Retail/Mail Order networks as well as the system Patient Assistance program. This position has to maintain high functioning departments that demonstrate excellence in all aspects of quality, clinical, operational and financial performance while maintaining high level service standards.
Demonstrates excellence in the supervision, planning and administration of pharmaceutical care services. Possesses and maintains the respect of the staff and functions as a facilitator in a team-based environment. Clearly and effectively articulates in a timely fashion the mission, goals, directions, critical issues, and values of Geisinger to the employees who work within the respective area of responsibility. Ensures compliance to policy and procedures in work conduct. As importantly, the System Director must effectively communicate the opinions, concerns, and suggestions of the management staff up the chain of command to the VP, Enterprise Pharmacy/Chief Pharmacy Officer. Must maintain a comprehensive and long-range system view of Geisinger’s strategic plan, which constantly seeks to identify and take advantage of opportunities to improve the health and wellness of the patients and families served by Geisinger. Effective accomplishment of these goals and objectives will require a close cooperative relationship with physicians and administrators throughout Geisinger and its affiliates. Performs duties to provide the highest level of patient care and maximize patient satisfaction.
Mutually agreed upon goals and objectives will be established and reviewed on a yearly basis.
Reports directly to the VP of Enterprise Pharmacy/ Chief Pharmacy Officer.
COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS:
Proven ability to guide teams and coordinate and implement new business ideas in a challenging environment.
Demonstrate strategic influence, lead organization change, cultivate strategic relationships, engage and inspire stakeholders.
Ability to delegate effectively while maintaining focus on the overall goals of Geisinger.
Understands the organizational landscape and able to anticipate and articulate the critical issues, opportunities and threats confronting the department and health system.
Demonstrate project management and success in implementing system wide initiatives
Demonstrate excellent organizational skills time management skills to meet deadlines and must be able to work well under pressure.
Demonstrate competence in written, oral and electronic communication skills (interpersonal and technological effectiveness competencies).
Demonstrated problem solving skills.
Demonstrate ability to develop and foster relationships within complex health system.
Ability to problem solve, establish trust and credibility, and deal effectively in a rapidly changing environment
Extensive knowledge of all aspects of pharmacy operations. Must demonstrate ability to lead and manage significant change and clinical and business operations transformation activities.
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmacy or Doctorate of Pharmacy degree (PharmD) from an accredited college and current licensure by Pennsylvania State Board of Pharmacy required.
Master’s degree or obtained within 2 years of position assignment.
Minimum of 10 years’ experience as a Pharmacist, including at least 5 years in a pharmacy management role required. Board certification or equivalent clinical pharmacy experience required.
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Founded more than 100 years ago, Geisinger serves more than three million residents throughout central, south-central and northeastern Pennsylvania and southern New Jersey. Our physician-led system is comprised of 30,000 employees, including 1,600 employed physicians, and consists of 13 hospital campuses, the Geisinger Health Plan, Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine and two research centers.
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