Senior Director Pharmacy Services

Job Description

Strength Through Diversity

Ground breaking science. Advancing medicine. Healing made personal.



The Mount Sinai Health System (MSHS) is an integrated healthcare system providing exceptional medical care to the local and global communities. MSHS includes the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and eight hospital campuses in the New York metropolitan area, as well as a large, regional ambulatory footprint. It is internationally acclaimed for its excellence in research, patient care, and education across a range of specialties. It includes more than 7,000 primary and specialty care physicians and 12 minority-owned free-standing ambulatory surgery centers. Mount Sinai also features a robust and continually expanding network of multispecialty services, including more than 45 ambulatory practices and 40+ clinical and academic relationships throughout the five boroughs of New York City, Westchester, and Long Island. With an extraordinary array of resources for the provision of compassionate, state-of-the-art care, MSHS is poised to identify and respond to the health-related needs of the diverse populations they serve


The Mount Sinai Health System Pharmacy Team, more than 350 pharmacists and technicians strong, is participating in a System-wide integration and transformation effort designed to provide ongoing patient care, operational and clinical improvements. Among the services provided by Pharmacy Services are drug information, investigational drug services, clinical oncology, organ transplant, pediatric, infectious disease services, ambulatory oncology, therapeutic infusion, and genetics infusion services.  We offer both PGY1 and PGY2 residencies in a variety of locations.



Role Summary:


4 hour/7 day responsibility for pharmacy services provided for patient care. Responsible for planning, developing, directing and controlling all aspects of the Department of Pharmacy. These services are health system wide, including inpatient and ambulatory care, and infusion centers, Cancer and Non-Cancer infusion center, Dubin Breast Center, and the Genetics infusion center. Oversees the activities of the Investigation Drug Service for oncology and non-oncology. This individual functions as qualified reviewer for the hospital’s investigational review board (IRB). The daily operational responsibility includes leadership, management and oversight of approximately 200 FTEs.

Oversees and directs the daily operations of the comprehensive Pharmacy Services process, providing a safe drug utilization and distribution environment along the continuum of care for patients. Drug utilization within the Mount Sinai Hospital system is consistent with the strategic goals and mission of the Hospital abiding with all laws and regulations governing medication management.

Duties and Responsibilities:

1. Administration:
a. Ensures that policies and procedures meet legal and professional standards set by regulatory bodies and the Board of Trustees. Implements required policies and procedures.
b. Plans, organizes and controls, directly or through subordinate supervisory personnel, activities of departmental personnel engaged in clinical, drug information/ utilization and quality control activities.
c. Develops and implements safe medication policies that will be followed within the department in order to meet patient and staff needs for drug prescribing, dispensing and administration. Works with nursing and the medical staff in developing policies and procedures for the handling and use of drugs by physicians, nurses and others.
d. Process improvement is accomplished through the development of policies ensuring drug safety quality improvement initiatives.
e. Serves as secretary and voting member to the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee and is an official member on various committees of the Medical Board such as IRB, Infection Control, Ambulatory Care, Nutrition Committee and Quality committees.
f. Plans, organizes and controls directly or through subordinate supervisory personnel, activities of department personnel engaged in facilitating the production, processing and distribution of drugs

2. Management of Human Resources and Development:
a. Oversees hiring, disciplinary reviews, and terminations in accordance with Mount Sinai human resources polices.
b. Provides personnel counseling as needed. Maintains a collegial and collaborative relationship with labor relations, employee health, and Pharmacy Association and 1199 Union partners.
c. Evaluates personnel performance on an ongoing basis and completes performance appraisals in a timely manner.
d. Encourages and facilitates professional growth and development of Pharmacy personnel while providing ongoing educational opportunities.
e. Develops leadership characteristics of employees to help insure long term continuity within the Pharmacy department.
f. Provides effective communication to disseminate Pharmacy policies and procedures.

3. Fiscal Management:
a. Develops effective staffing models for assigned areas. Manages and encourages change to the established model due to demand for Pharmacy services in areas where required.
b. Ensures that department services are provided in an efficient and cost-effective manner by developing and administering the budget, personnel utilization and monitoring department expenditures
c. Decisions concerning major changes in hospital drug distribution procedures, drug utilization, unusual drug cost, drug charges, emergency preparedness and infection control drug use are reviewed with the medical, nursing and/or administrative staffs with appropriate recommendations and action policies and/or procedures.
d. Incorporates and upgrades technology, i.e. robotics, information technology solutions as related to improving the medication system to help insure safe and cost effective medication management.

4. Professional Development:
a. On behalf of the Pharmacy department provides presentations and guidance to Medical Board Committees and other forums within the hospital community.
b. Maintains currant and accurate knowledge of legislative and regulatory and professional practice issues.
c. Develops personal opportunities while advancing progressive education and knowledge.
d. Participates and attends conferences and seminars related to hospital pharmacy practice. Presents papers and posters that highlight original work done at Mount Sinai.

e. Develops and continuously improves the education of pharmacy students and residents in line with the teaching mission of the Hospital and the affiliated University, LIU School of Pharmacy, Touro College of Pharmacy and other affiliates, and the ASHP accreditation Pharmacy Residency Counsel.
f. Active member in local and national professional organizations that enhance the profession of pharmacy.

Required Qualifications and Experience:


Masters degree (Doctorate preferred) from an accredited school of Pharmacy (ACPE) in order to demonstrate a technical and medical understanding of the pharmaceutical profession.

Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, Outlook) – intermediate proficiency
• Knowledge and abilities necessary to develop, implement and administer clinical, pharmaceutical and drug information programs, policies and procedures
•Analytical ability necessary to develop and administer budgets, determine staffing needs, develop goals, policies and procedures and evaluate departmental compliance with institutional, regulatory and professional standards.
• Interpersonal skills necessary to effectively lead and direct personnel and to work productively with regulatory agencies, senior management, Board of Trustees, hospital departments including medical and nursing staff.
• Excellent written, oral and interpersonal skills
• Excellent organizational, problem solving and analytical skills
• Proven leadership and management skills
• Excellent time and financial management skills
• Excellent customer service skills
• Thorough knowledge of state and federal laws regarding pharmacy services
• Proficient in the use and application of new medications and technology services 

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Strength Through Diversity


The Mount Sinai Health System believes that diversity and inclusion is a driver for excellence. We share a common devotion to delivering exceptional patient care. Yet we’re as diverse as the city we call home- culturally, ethically, in outlook and lifestyle. When you join us, you become a part of Mount Sinai’s unrivaled record of achievement, education and advancement as we revolutionize healthcare delivery together.


We work hard to recruit and retain the best people, and to create a welcoming, nurturing work environment where you have the opportunity and support to develop professionally. We share the belief that all employees, regardless of job title or expertise, have an impact on quality patient care. 


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Who We Are


Over 38,000 employees strong, the mission of the Mount Sinai Health System is to provide compassionate patient care with seamless coordination and to advance medicine through unrivaled education, research, and outreach in the many diverse communities we serve.


Formed in September 2013, The Mount Sinai Health System combines the excellence of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai with seven premier hospitals, including Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai Brooklyn, The Mount Sinai Hospital, Mount Sinai Queens, Mount Sinai West (formerly Mount Sinai Roosevelt), Mount Sinai St. Luke’s, and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai.


The Mount Sinai Health System is an equal opportunity employer. We promote recognition and respect for individual and cultural differences, and we work to make our employees feel valued and appreciated, whatever their race, gender, background, or sexual orientation. 


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