Interim Director of Pharmacy

in Remote Location

Interim Director of Pharmacy Job

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    Remote Location

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    Pharmacy Operations

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    Full time

Your safety is our top priority. We regularly consult with medical professionals on best practices in COVID-19 prevention to protect our employees. We train our employees on these best practices and regularly clean our sites in accordance with CDC guidelines. Please note: All individuals entering our facilities are required to complete a self-health check, wear a mask and follow all posted guidelines.

With over 45 years of experience in helping hundreds of hospital and outpatient pharmacies, we provide access to best practice strategies and tactics to control costs, improve workflow and enhance safety. Cardinal Health's Innovative Delivery Solutions (IDS) business helps providers transform hospital pharmacies into a strategic asset – delivering value that supports the patient throughout the continuum of care. The team's mission is to provide exceptional clinical, supply chain, analytics and operational expertise to improve patient access, increase quality of care and reduce overall costs. From supply chain management solutions to expert consultative services, Cardinal Health's Innovative Delivery Solutions provides a highly comprehensive, universal solution for hospital


The Interim Director of Pharmacy will provide leadership on an interim/transitional basis in Cardinal Health contracted inpatient hospital pharmacies. This position is 90% travel. Duration of assignment will vary. Must be able to travel extensively and be flexible enough to change schedule as needed.  The Interim Director must have a Pharmacy degree from an accredited Pharmacy School and be licensed in the State(s) they practice.


Serves as Interim Director of Pharmacy.  Plan, organize and direct all functions of the hospital pharmacy services. Assure all legal, regulatory, and accrediting requirements are maintained at the best demonstrated practice. Maintain a professional presence throughout the hospital. Assure pharmacy services and activities are carried out to meet goals and standards of both Cardinal Health and the client/hospital.

Plans, Coordinates, completes special projects as assigned.

Assure acquisition or renewal of all pharmacy staff licenses.

Perform as Staff Pharmacist as needed.

Participate in hospital committee meetings necessary to enhance practice and patient care

Attend new client kick-off meetings as assigned.  Oversee onsite implementation of opening process.  Work with Ops Directors and DOP’s as necessary for projects.

Ensures that weekly status reports are provided to Lead Project Manager, Operations Director of opened account or project and/or others as requested.

Other duties as assigned.


Must be able to travel 90%

Bachelor’s degree in pharmacy or PharmD required

Must be a “good standing” licensed Pharmacist

Multiple state pharmacy license required. (CA strongly preferred).

In-patient hospital pharmacy experience is required

Prior experience as a manager/supervisor required

Experienced in all aspects of Pharmacy Operations

Proven successful project management experience

Ability to influence without authority and excellent communication skills; ability to tailor communication with all levels of the organization, including executive leadership

Politically savvy with experience reaching agreement with others who have differing perspectives or objectives

Excellent planning, forecasting, and negotiation skills with the ability to prioritize diverse projects across the territory.

Exceptional communication and presentation skills

A Covid-19 vaccination is required in order to be employed in this position. This includes either 2 doses of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine OR 1 dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine

The Colorado Department of Labor requires all employers to provide the following information for all positions that could be performed in the state of Colorado

Anticipated Salary Range: $105,600-$150,800

Bonus eligible: Yes

Benefits: Health insurance, 401k Contributions, Paid Time Off, Vacation, STD/LTD

Cardinal Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, pregnancy, veteran status, marital status, creed, status with regard to public assistance, genetic status or any other status protected by federal, state or local law.


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