Assistant Director Pharmacy

Texas Children’s
May 19, 2023
Houston, TX
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Work Setting


Texas Children’s has been leading the charge in patient care, education and research to accelerate health care for children and women around the world. When you love what you do, it truly shows in the smiles of our patient families, employees and our numerous accolades such as being consistently ranked as the best children’s hospital in Texas, and among the top in the nation by U.S.News & World Report as well as recognition from Houston Business Journal as one of this city’s Best Places to Work for ten consecutive years.


We are searching for an Assistant Director of Pharmacy -- someone who works well in a fast-paced setting. In this position, you will be responsible for overall operation and quality of pharmacy services, including administrative, clinical, distributive, and technical activities of the department. You will also oversee and ensure an effective and safe medication use process.

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Job Duties & Responsibilities

  • Provides administrative direction for Pharmacy to include ensuring that all legal and regulatory requirements are met through the creation and implementation of appropriate policies and procedure.
  • Provides clinical direction and support for Pharmacy to include but not limited to ongoing clinical initiatives with respect to the medication usage process and performance improvement.
  • Provides the appropriate level of pharmaceutical care services to patients of the facility by overseeing the medication use process, people and system.
  • Develops leadership skills and provides leadership development opportunities for staff.
  • Establishes priorities and educates the staff on critical success factors for the department.

Skills & Requirements

  • Being fully vaccinated against COVID-19, including any booster dose(s) of the COVID-19 vaccine recommended by the Centers for Disease Control when eligible, is required for all employees at Texas Children’s, unless approved for a medical or religious exemption.
  • Bachelor’s degree or Ph.D. in Pharmacy required.
  • RPH degree required.
  • 5 years pharmacy work or pharmacy residency experience required.
  • 2 years formal management experience required.
  • A Master’s degree in Pharmacy Administration, Business Administration, Public Health or related healthcare field with the completion of a two-year pharmacy residency program may substitute for four years of the required pharmacy work experience (including the two years of pharmacy management/leadership experience).
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