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Director of Pharmacy - Baltimore, MD #6560168

Company: University of Maryland, Baltimore

Date: 07/15/2019

Category: Aerospace / Defense

City: Baltimore, MD

The University of Maryland School of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science has an opening for aDirector of Pharmacy at the Spring Grove Hospital Centerlocated on 200 acresin Catonsville, MD. Spring Grove Hospital Center is the largest facility operated by the Maryland Behavioral Health Administration and the second oldest continually operating psychiatric facility in the United States. The Director of Pharmacy directs and coordinates all pharmacy activities, including clinical services, performance improvement, dispensing, and the purchasing, receipt, and storage of pharmaceuticals. Collaborates with leadership, administrators, directors, and staff within the Spring Grove Hospital community in order to ensure the deliverance of high quality pharmacy services, safe, effective and appropriate medication treatment and compliance with legal, regulatory and accreditation requirements.

Established in 1841, the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy is the fourth oldest school of pharmacy in the United States. As a leader in pharmacy education, scientific discovery, patient care, and community engagement, the School conducts cutting edge research and engages in a wide variety of professional practice activities to improve the health and well-being of citizens in the state of Maryland and beyond.


UMB offers a generous benefits package that includes 22 vacation days, 14 floating and holidays, 15 sick days; comprehensive health insurance and retirement options; and tuition remission for employees and their dependents at any of the University System of Maryland schools.

Essential Functions:

  • Maintains established procedures concerning quality assurance, security of controlled substances, disposal of hazardous waste drugs, maintenance of inventory, and record keeping.

  • Maintains and nurtures effective communication and partnerships.

  • Partners with upper level administrators and other directors on a regular basis in setting strategic goals/objectives and budgets, and/or in fostering improvements in policies/procedures for the entire department and hospital.

  • Ensures efficient recruitment/interviewing and training functions to continually review strengths and weaknesses in maintaining a staff of well-trained, highly involved, and motivated employees.

  • Leads performance improvement processes related to medication treatment including medication use evaluation, adverse event monitoring and medication error monitoring.

  • Provides general direction and leadership for all aspects of departmental functions in order to maintain their efficient operation.

  • Works with the School of Pharmacy’s Mental Health Program to implement statewide programs and initiatives.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Education:Bachelors in Pharmacy.

Experience: Seven (7) years progressively building a background in the various pharmacy departmental functions; psychiatric and clinical experience preferred.

Supervisory: Two (2) years of experience at a management/leadership level.

Licensure/Certification: Able to secure and retain an active State of Maryland Pharmacist license for employment.

Other: Drug Screening is required for employment.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Comprehensive knowledge of pharmaceuticals, their indications, interactions and potential side effects.

  • Knowledge and understanding of relevant physiology, pathophysiology and disease states.

  • Skill in the assessment of patients and their drug regimens.

  • Skill in the development of pharmacotherapeutic plans.

  • Skill in teaching health professional and stakeholders.

  • Skill in communicating with people of all levels.

  • Excellent organization and time management skills.

  • Skill in use of relevant PC applications including MS Word relevant library databases including Medline.

  • Excellent skills in data analysis using Excel.

  • Knowledge of relevant accreditation and certification requirements.

Hiring Range:Commensurate with education and experience

If accommodations are needed for a disability, please contact Staffing & Career Services at 410-706-2606, Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 4:30pm EST. Maryland Relay can be accessed by dialing 711 (in-state) or 1-800-735-2258.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Job: *Reg or CII Exempt Staff

Organization: *School of Pharmacy - Pharmacy Practice and Science

Title: Director of Pharmacy

Location: null

Requisition ID: 190000Y1

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