Associate Director Pharmacy; Mount Sinai St. Luke's

Job Description

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Roles & Responsibilities:

Responsible for the development and coordination of Pharmacy services at the site. Oversees the daily management of the Pharmacy including developing, implementing and attaining the objectives and policies of the department. Is cognizant of the philosophy, standards, objectives and policies of the Department and the Hospital Center.


Duties and Responsibilities                                                                                                              

1.      Demonstrates the ability to perform clinical/technical/service/administrative tasks:

  • Plans, organizes and directs departmental activities to meet the goals, objectives and policies of the department and the Hospital/Medical Center
  • Plans, organizes and directs departmental activities to meet standards as set forth by Federal and State Regulatory agencies and TJC
  • Implements such policies and procedures to meet professional standards, including those established by ASHP
  • Assists with preparation of the site specific budget
  • Interfaces with prescribers to maintain expenditures within approved budget limit
  • Implements corrective action in response to budget variances, as appropriate.
  • Assures that all required registration, licensing and record keeping for professional licenses, medications and controlled substances are adequately maintained according to legal and administrative requirements
  • Responsible for the hiring, orientation, termination, promotion, disciplinary action and annual evaluation of department site employees
  • Responsible for the inspection of pharmaceutical supplies at all locations serviced by the site
  • Serves as Secretary for the site specific Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee
  • Implements decisions of the Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee
  • Plans, organizes and directs the implementation of systems to ensure cost effective drug distribution including automation, as appropriate
  • Coordinates the provision of pharmaceutical care by department members
  • Oversees the purchasing of pharmaceuticals for all customers served by the site.
  • Conducts audits to monitor for potential pharmaceutical diversion
  • Plans, organizes and directs the implementation of specific site programs concerning drug utilization, antibiotic surveillance, new and/or emerging prescribing patterns for appropriateness and cost effectiveness
  • Ensures the work environment is well maintained
  • Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care, based on physical, psychosocial, educational, safety, and related criteria, appropriate to the age of the patients served in assigned area


2.      Demonstrate knowledge regarding Age Specific Competencies (check all populations served)

  • Identifies physical, behavioral and emotional characteristics typical for the age group.
  • Modifies approaches based on patient age-specific needs and responses to treatment.
  • Provides care for patients based on age-specific needs.
  • Uses communication techniques which are age appropriate.


3.      Organizational/Managerial

  • Participates in the department’s performance improvement activities
  • Maintains patient/employee confidentiality in the management of information
  • Observes the Health Care System’s compliance policies
  • Ensures the timely submission of performance improvement reports
  • Plans, organizes and directs the development of coordinated pharmaceutical activities in order to obtain maximum efficiency, proper utilization of available resources and the elimination of waste
  • Oversees pharmacy student extern/internship programs and/or residency programs, as appropriate
  • Conducts regular staff meetings
  • Demonstrates an interdisciplinary focus and approach to medication use management within the health system
  • Demonstrates system-thinking and shared vision
  • Demonstrates initiative and leadership


C. Educational/Professional Development

  • Participates in the development of other staff members
  • Meets regulatory, licensure and annual health assessment requirements
  • Identifies learning strengths and needs
  • Utilizes learning resources
  • Reviews current practice and implements new programs to maintain contemporary practice
  • Meets all educational requirements as set forth by New York State regulations
  • Provides physicians, nurses, pharmacists and other clinicians with information concerning the appropriate use of medication
  • Achieves annual requirement of 15 continuing education hours (ACPE approved)
  • Develops, maintains and expands upon department specific competency assessments
  • Designs and implements appropriate training and development programs in a timely fashion
  • Ensures timely completion of performance appraisals, new employee orientation, annual in service programs and annual competency assessments



Doctor of Pharmacy Degree, Masters in Business or Healthcare Administration or PGY-2 in Health System Pharmacy Administration preferred

8 Years hospital experience with 5 years in administrative capacity

Must be a Registered Pharmacist in NY


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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