Executive Director & Chief Pharmacy Officer

City of Hope - Duarte, CA

About City of Hope

City of Hope, an innovative biomedical research, treatment and educational institution with over 6,000 employees, is dedicated to the prevention and cure of cancer and other life-threatening diseases and guided by a compassionate, patient-centered philosophy.

Founded in 1913 and headquartered in Duarte, California, City of Hope is a remarkable non-profit institution, where compassion and advanced care go hand-in-hand with excellence in clinical and scientific research. City of Hope is a National Cancer Institute designated Comprehensive Cancer Center and a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, an alliance of the nation's leading cancer centers that develops and institutes standards of care for cancer treatment.
Position Summary

As Executive Director and Chief Pharmacy Officer, provides the vision, leadership and oversight of the medication use process to ensure safety and efficiency spanning the COH enterprise, which includes investigational products as well as FDA approved pharmaceuticals. Within all areas provides the leadership and oversight to ensure optimal customer service and compliance with legal, regulatory and quality standards. For the Medical Center, the oversight includes being Pharmacist-In-Charge.

Key Responsibilities include:
Specific responsibilities include the Leadership, strategic planning, budgeting, patient safety & regulatory compliance (CPDH, DEA, TJC, CMS, BOP, and others) for all areas of responsibility. Provide leadership in the development and mentoring of all department management teams and oversight of training programs within Pharmacy. Strategic vision and leadership to ensure that all medication procurement, storage, inventory, labeling, dispensing, administration and disposal of pharmaceuticals ensures a safe process and per regulatory requirements. Oversight of investigational drug program including Phase 1 through Phase 4 trials.

Operations Leadership

Strategically plan and provide the leadership to ensure all programs provide the most efficient and optimal delivery of care.

Oversight of Medication Delivery Process

Provide Leadership and oversight of the design and operation of the entire medication use process to ensure safety and efficiency for our patients. This includes complex patient research protocols (Phase I-IV Trials) including storage requirements.

Personnel Management

Lead, motivate, mentor and education management teams to ensure program further develop, grow and meet strategic visions and goals.

Quality and Patient Safety

Provide leadership and oversight of quality initiatives to ensure targets are met or exceeded through effective planning, oversight and teaching. Routinely complete Board reports for programs and quality initiatives.

Medical Staff Relationships

Work with division chairs to ensure programs are strategically developed and aligned with medical staff needs.

The position directly supervises:
Director, Pharmacy
Director, Clinic Pharmacy
Clinical Operations Manager, Pharmacy
Operations Manager, Pharmacy Inpatient
Supervisor, Outpatient Pharmacy
Medication Safety Practitioner
340B Program, Pharmacy Manager

Basic education, experience and skills required for consideration:
Doctor of Pharmacy Degree (Pharm.D)
10+ years of progressively responsible healthcare administration experience
Competency in public/group speaking
Knowledge & understanding of Title 22, GMP, CDPH, CMS, HIPPA, California Pharmacy Law, provider regulations & Joint Commission Standards.
Knowledge & understanding of Human Subjects Research which includes the entire IRB application process, the legal requirements and oversight (OHRP, FDA, and others) and auditing/reporting results.
Ability to utilize relevant computer systems
Quantitative skills for statistical analysis and budget assessment

Preferred education experience and skills:
California Pharmacist license
Board Certification such as BCPS and/or BCOP
Cancer Center experience
340B experience
Previous experience in a major academic hospital setting
Experience or affiliation with a teaching institution
City of Hope is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.