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Director of Home Infusion Pharmacy

Job ID: R-22293 Job Type: Full time Location: Lenexa, Kansas
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Performs job specific responsibilities; consistently supports patient centered environment. Demonstrates accountability for own actions and decisions. Follows policies, procedures, and standards; complies with Corporate Responsibility Program. Assumes responsibility for risk and safety issues associated with position. Participates in performance improvement activities. Utilizes resources efficiently and effectively. Takes responsibility for own learning needs. Participates as a member of a team to achieve organizational goals. Brings ideas/concerns to supervisor; participates in department decision-making.


  • Demonstrates competence in the areas of critical thinking, interpersonal relationships, and technical skills.
  • Demonstrates ability to provide care/service safely and efficiently for the care of each patient.
  • Coordinates the compounding of, dispensing of, and record keeping related to medications for all patients. Coordinates timely drug distribution from the generation of the medication order until administration of the medication using a team approach to empower pharmacy staff.
  • Coordinates the provision of patient-focused pharmaceutical care through the following functions: rational, safe and cost-effective drug therapy management, patient education, drug and poison information, procurement of pharmaceuticals and active participation on the multidisciplinary healthcare team.
  • Provides effective leadership and direction to the Department of Pharmacy.  Able to strategically identify, internalize and communicate the critical success factors necessary for the Pharmacy to support Hospital and Pharmacy goals.
  • Develops, maintains, communicates and executes a vision and plan for continual improvement and provision of exceptional quality pharmacy service including; clinical, patient care, medication safety, pharmacoeconomic, operational and personnel dimensions.
  • Serves as an effective communicator of the organization's vision and goals and the Pharmacy Department's role in achieving those. 
  • Expresses ideas clearly and effectively (gaining agreement and/or understanding), by adjusting language, terminology and style to the characteristics and needs of the audience as well as the venue for the communication. 
  • Cultivates and maintains excellent rapport with Physicians, Nursing, Executive groups as well as other pertinent areas of the Hospital.
  • Manages his/her responsibilities in a way that supports the achievement of departmental goals.  Works effectively with others in the management team to accomplish organizational goals and to identify and resolve problems at the departmental level.  Skillfully administers, directs and allocates all organizational resources.
  • Leads the department to achievement of excellent pharmaceutical care by providing vision for the development of exceptional quality pharmacy services, assuring accountability and facilitating effective communication relative to these initiatives.
  • Monitors departmental productivity and communicates both requested information and data deemed pertinent to the Executive Team.  Adapts to meet service, quality, and cost expectations utilizing data.
  • Participates in Hospital committees and interdisciplinary efforts to enhance medication use and control medication costs, by providing vision for quality and service initiatives to improve patient care.  Including, but not limited to:
  • Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee and Subcommittees
  • Medical Director – Hospital Director Partnerships
  • Other appropriate Hospital or Medical Staff Committees
  • Effectively uses the appropriate financial concepts and tools to analyze situations and make financial decisions that support the achievement of short and longer-term departmental objectives.
  • Manages to meet fiscal goals and works with Hospital Administration on budget management.
  • Conducts pharmaceutical procurement and resource utilization with economic and clinical consideration.
  • Demonstrates personal effectiveness in leading the unit/team towards its goals. 
  • Models appropriate values and maintains and promotes social, ethical and organizational norms.
  • Supports the ongoing development of the management team.
  • Actively participates in local, regional and national professional organizations to facilitate networking and benchmarking.
  • Creates and communicates the "big picture" understanding of the hospital and works to ensure that Pharmacy department supports the organization's desired competitive position.
  • Identifies opportunities and needs for new or enhanced pharmacy services to support the mission of the organization.
  • Uses appropriate interpersonal styles and methods to develop a unit/team-wide spirit and intra-team and inter-team cooperation.
  • Maintains focus on all key stakeholders and supports the unit/team ability to deliver on all valid stakeholder expectations.
  • Serves as the Pharmacist-In-Charge for the Hospital pharmacy.  Assures compliance with all applicable local, state and federal regulations and JCAHO standards relative to the acquisition, storage, handling, and dispensing of pharmaceuticals and the provision of pharmaceutical care.
  • Responsible for all aspects of personnel management for the pharmacy management team.
  • Identifies personal professional development needs and maintains a plan for continued growth.
  • Coordinates the Hospital’s educational mission with the School of Pharmacy.
  • If applicable, participation in the quality management program is expected with the goal of improving services by monitoring processes, analyzing data, implementing interventions to improve and evaluating the effectiveness of those interventions.  Responsibilities may include working to establish and maintain long and short term goals for the Quality Management Program; monitoring and documenting Quality Improvement Projects (QIPs) for progress in meeting QI goals; and providing guidance and education to staff on Quality Management priorities and projects. If applicable, as part of the program, the staff will uphold the quality of the Patient Management Program to include the development and reassessment of the program.
  • Non-essential Responsibilities
  • Contribute to KU pharmacy department publications.
  • Prepare poster presentations for a national pharmacy association meeting.

Share professional expertise by providing an educational lecture or presentation as part of one of the following:

  • KUMC Grand Rounds
  • Local, state, or national pharmaceutical association meeting
  • School of Pharmacy classroom setting
  • Nursing Education and Development program
  • Outreach program
  • Other continuing education events
  • Participate in a research projects.

*Must be able to perform the professional, clinical and or technical competencies of the assigned unit or department.

*Note: These statements are intended to describe the essential functions of the job and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities. Skills and duties may vary dependent upon your department or unit. Other duties may be assigned as required.



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Pharmacy
  • Experience in managing pharmacy services in a large tertiary care hospital setting.
  • Minimum of five years supervisory and management experience.
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written.
  • Computer skills – Ability to utilize Windows based programs, Access, Excel, and Power Point to create or manage spreadsheets and presentations.
  • Experience in the provision of formal education and/or precepting for pharmacy students and/or residents.
  • Must be licensed to practice pharmacy in the State of Kansas within four months of employment.


  • Doctor of Pharmacy Degree     
  • Master’s Degree in: Pharmacy, Health Administration or Business Administration               
  • Completion of an accredited pharmacy residency  
  • Membership in regional & national pharmacy organization(s)

We are an equal employment opportunity employer without regard to a person’s race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and sexual orientation), national origin, ancestry, age (40 or older), disability, veteran status or genetic information.

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