Director of Pharmacy


The Director, Pharmacy is responsible for all aspects of Pharmacy operations, the provision of quality patient care services, and ensuring the delivery of patient-centered care within a patient and medication safety focused environment. Utilizing demonstrated leadership and interpersonal skills, the Director will focus on strategic planning, quality and performance improvement, medication best practice, legislative/regulatory compliance and professional standards of practice as a means to ensure service delivery remains leading-edge and patient focused. The Director will also provide leadership to a multi-disciplinary team of professionals within the program fostering an environment of learning and individual growth.


Major Responsibilities 

  • Responsible for the overall operation of the Pharmacy department;
  • Ensure hospital wide medication distribution system and policies and procedures are current and reflective of best practice
  • Provide leadership and oversight for patient experience, quality, risk and safety within the program area
  • Promote, enforce and ensure hospital wide safe medication practices and cost efficient drug utilization management in partnership with other Managers, Directors and Physicians
  • Contribute to Corporate planning, projects, policy setting, and quality improvement activities
  • Oversee human resource management including performance management
  • Oversight of financial management including budget development (capital and operating) and accountability for departmental budget and variance analysis
  • Ensure that all relevant quality control and quality assurance programs have been established and maintained to assure the quality of medication related processes throughout the Hospital
  • Develop and implement strategies to ensure compliance with all relevant, federal, provincial and professional standards, regulatory and accreditation requirements and industry best practice

 Skills and Qualifications 

  • Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy
  • Licensed to practice in Ontario and registered in good standing with the Ontario College of Pharmacists (OCP)
  • Masters Degree in Health Administration, Business or other related field, preferred
  • Eight (8) to ten (10) years of progressive management experience in an acute care hospital Pharmacy department
  • Committed to continuous professional growth and excellence in Pharmacy service delivery
  • Demonstrated experience managing operations, people and applying financial management skills
  • Ability to develop self and others through coaching, mentoring and formal processes
  • Shared leadership skills with the ability to foster collaboration and shared direction among diverse clinical and non-clinical groups
  • Well-developed negotiation and conflict management/resolution skills
  • Effective change management skills
  • Demonstrated behaviours supporting CMH’s Core Values of Caring, Accountability, Innovation Respect, and Collaboration
  • An excellent knowledge of Meditech pharmacy computer system is preferred
  • Highly motivated with excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to attend work on a regular basis is required


Posted hours do not constitute a guarantee that shifts will not be subject to change. 

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