Arkansas Children’s Hospital (ACH), a Magnet-designated, Level I pediatric teaching hospital, located in Little Rock, has an outstanding opportunity for a Pharmacy Director. ACH is among the largest pediatric hospitals in the nation. Morgan Hunter HealthSearch has been retained to conduct this key search.
The facility is a Joint Commission-accredited, 1.2 million square foot, state-of-the art facility offering 336 beds, three intensive care units and supported by 505 physicians, 200 residents and 4,400 support staff. It is also known for the Arkansas Children’s Research Institute, a free-standing center, designed to investigate disease processes while developing treatments for infants, children and adolescents.
Reporting directly to the Vice President of Clinical and Diagnostic Services, the Pharmacy Director will plan, organize, and direct all operations of the Pharmacy Department, including strategic planning, fiscal management, human resource management, and quality improvement. Responsible for ensuring compliance with all applicable laws and regulatory agencies including the Joint Commission, Arkansas Department of Health, Arkansas Board of Pharmacy, CMS, and FDA. Coordinates the provision of optimal pharmaceutical care with available resources. Maintains working relationship with College of Pharmacy and works to provide educational services. Collaborates with ACH leadership and medical staff and supervises Pharmacy Managers. The department (ASHP-accredited) has recently moved into a large, fully-remodeled space with updated equipment and adopted leading technologies, including Epic, DoseEdge and others.
Ideal candidates will present with a minimum of a Bachelors of Pharmacy and three years of pharmacy management experience in a similar size setting. A Pharm.D., as well as an applicable Masters’ degree and meaningful experience in a pediatric environment, is preferred.
Little Rock is the state Capital, with a metro population of approximately 725,000 residents. It is a cultural, economic, government, and transportation center within Arkansas and the South. Several cultural institutions are in Little Rock, such as the Arkansas Arts Center, the Arkansas Repertory Theatre, and the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra, in addition to the hiking, boating, and other outdoor recreational opportunities. The city is the headquarters of Dillard’s, Windstream Communications, Acxiom, Stephens Inc., University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Heifer International, the Clinton Foundation, and the Rose Law Firm. State government is a large employer, with many offices being in downtown Little Rock. Two Interstate highways, Interstate 30 and Interstate 40, meet in Little Rock, with the Port of Little Rock serving as a shipping hub.
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