Assistant Director of Pharmacy Services, Ambulatory Operations

  • UCLA Health
  • Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • Jun 23, 2022
Full Time Administration/Operations Pharmacy

Job Description


Play a key role with a world-class health system. Deliver outstanding pharmaceutical leadership that makes award-winning patient care possible. Make the most of your unique abilities. UCan do all this and more at UCLA Health.

Reporting to the Director of Pharmacy Services, Ambulatory & Community Practices, you will develop and implement plans and goals for daily operations, including: staff supervision, hiring, training, assessment, and discipline; clinical research management; design, implementation, and oversight of clinical programming; budgeting, contracting, and purchasing; participation in the RFP process, audits, and other mechanisms to monitor drug purchasing/reimbursement; and medication supply management. You will:

·      Represent the department in multi-disciplinary committees or task forces
·      Develop policies, staff competencies, and standard operating procedures
·      Ensure compliance with regulations and internal policies
·      Create and submit relevant reports to the Director or other executives
·      Oversee functions performed by the Hematology Oncology research pharmacy

We’re seeking a strong, independent leader with a current California Pharmacist license and:

·      PharmD degree
·      Eight or more years of ambulatory pharmacy experience
Excellent leadership, communication, interpersonal, prioritizing, and organizational skills
·      Ability to compound intravenous admixtures and other sterile products
·      Expertise in all aspects of medication preparation, administration, storage, handling, and waste in an ambulatory/community practice setting
·      Ability to interact diplomatically and sympathetically with patients, their families, and the general public in a high volume, clinical setting
·      Ability to perform well with frequent interruptions/distractions
·      In-depth knowledge of age-specific and disease-specific pharmacokinetic calculations
·      Ability to maintain confidentiality with sensitive information
·      Maintenance of GCP and other relevant and required certifications
·      Specialty Board Certification, Advanced Practice licensure, or equivalent
·      Computer proficiency with Microsoft Office
·      Ability to synthesize research protocol directions into an accurate tool that conveys all aspects of dose preparation and administration would be a plus
·      Previous clinical research experience is highly desirable
·      Successful completion of PGY-1 or PGY-2 residency preferred

Named #1 in California and #3 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, UCLA Health features four award-winning hospitals and dozens of primary/specialty care practices and urgent care centers throughout Southern California as well as the David Geffen School of Medicine. If you’re looking to experience greater challenge and fulfillment in your career, UCan at UCLA Health.

UCLA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.


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