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Arkansas children's Pharmacy Director, Acute Care Pharmacy, M-F Days, Full-Time in Little Rock, Arkansas

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Full time


CC014250 Acute Care Pharmacy


Reports to the Vice President of Clinical and Diagnostic Services to 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 and Secretary II.



  1. Develop and utilize expertise in management of medication use process

Set standards and goals

Lead Pharmacy team to implement safe and efficient medication documentation, procurement and effective distribution process

Act as advisor and resource on medication use process and medication safety

Manage the safe and legal use of controlled substances by monitoring investigating and reporting potential diversion

Work with Pharmacy IT to identify, prevent and eliminate safety issues in the pharmacy system as it impacts other ACH systems

  1. Develop and maintain professional expertise in pharmaceutical care.

Leads Pharmacy team in planning, implementing, analyzing, improving and maintaining systems, procedures and processes

Applies clinical and technical knowledge to translate goals and objectives into operational plans.

Evaluates new technology and clinical knowledge to improve operational efficiency and fiscal impact.

Works with College of Pharmacy to train new practitioners and identifies new educational needs.

Eligible to be Pharmacist-In-Charge as designated by AR Board of Pharmacy


Required - Doctoral Degree - Field of Study: Pharmacy (Pharm.D)


Required - 5 years total experience required, which includes 3 years of pharmacy management experience, which includes 5 years of pharmacist hospital experience

Preferred - 5 years pharmacy management in hospital setting experience preferred


Required - Pharmacist License: (AR) (Candidate must possesss at time of hire)


Required - typing,data entry,word processing etc.

Required - Experience with Microsoft Office software (Outlook,Word,Excel,PowerPoint)

Required - Demonstrated organizational, delegation, time management, decision making, priority setting, leadership and collaborative skills.

Required - Demonstrated effective written and verbal communication skills.

Required - Demonstrated ability to manage multiple deadlines and tasks.


Lifting/Pushing/Pulling Weight-Up to 10 pounds-Occasionally

Noise Level-Noise Level-Quiet

Physical Activity-Reach with hands and arms-Occasionally

Physical Activity-Sit-Frequently

Physical Activity-Stand-Occasionally

Physical Activity-Talk or hear-Regularly

Physical Activity-Taste or smell-Occasionally

Physical Activity-Use hands to touch, handle, or feel-Frequently

Physical Activity-Walk-Frequently

Physical Environment-Inside Office Environment / conditions-Occasionally

Physical Environment-Work in a confined area-Occasionally

Safety Sensitivity-This position has been designated as safety sensitive.-Required

Children are at the center of everything we do. Arkansas Children’s is the only hospital system in the state solely dedicated to caring for children, which allows our organization to uniquely shape the landscape of pediatric care in Arkansas.

As Champions for Children, Arkansas Children’s Hospital has joined the elite 6 percent of hospitals in the world that have Magnet Status . Magnet recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) is the most prestigious distinction a healthcare organization can receive for nursing excellence and quality patient outcomes.

Arkansas Children’s is driven by four core values: safety, teamwork, compassion and excellence. These values inform every decision and every action, from the aggressive pursuit of zero hospital infections to treating each family with dignity, kindness and concern. These core values fundamentally guide our work at Arkansas Children’s.

For more than a century, Arkansas Children’s has continuously evolved to meet the unique needs of the children of Arkansas and beyond. Today, Arkansas Children’s is more than just a hospital treating sick kids – our services include two hospitals, a pediatric research institute, a foundation, clinics, education and outreach, all with an unyielding commitment to making children better today and healthier tomorrow.

Arkansas Children’s reaches more children in more ways where they live, learn and play. Our system includes a 336-bed hospital in Little Rock with the state’s only pediatric Level 1 Trauma Center, burn center, Level 4 neonatal intensive care and pediatric intensive care, and research institute as well as a nationally-recognized transport service. We are nationally ranked by U.S. News World Report in four specialties (2017-18): Pediatric Cardiology & Heart Surgery, ranked No. 37; Neonatology, No. 38; Pediatric Pulmonology, ranked No. 47; and Pediatric Urology, ranked No. 48. A sister campus, Arkansas Children’s Northwest , opened in February 2018, bringing 233,613 square feet of inpatient beds, emergency care, clinic rooms and diagnostic services to children in that corner of the state.

Arkansas Children's provides equal employment opportunity to all persons without regard to age, race, color, religion, national origin or citizenship status, disability, military status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy or any other category protected by federal, state and local laws. Further, Arkansas Children's will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant.