Yale New Haven Health System


    Job Locations US-CT-New Haven
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    Full Time Benefits Eligible
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    8A- 4P
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  • Overview

    To be part of our organization, every employee should understand and share in the YNHHS Vision, support our Mission, and live our Values. These values—integrity, patient-centered, respect, accountability, and compassion—must guide what we do, as individuals and professionals, every day.

    Under the direction of the Exec Director of System Pharmacy Services, the Director, Clinical Pharmacy Services/Formulary Managment will provide leadership, strategic direction and goal planning for all medication formulary and clinical aspects of the medication use processes,i.e. medication use protocols, guidelines and overall utilization of medications that promote evidenced based practices, cost and value tenets and safe utilization of medications throughout the YNHHS. Oversight of professional activities of clinical pharmacists to provide standardization of the role and provide expertise to clinical integration throughout the system and YNHHS affiliates. Oversight of CMS core measures and pay for performance measures realted to medication use throughout the system. Oversight of the residency program (ASHP accredited) in order to expand clinical and administrative rotation opportunities throughout the system. Works collaboratively with all the Directors of Pharmacy Services within the YNHHS and network systems/hospital/practices to provide oversight and leadership. Is a liaison with medical and nursing leadership for drug utilization matters.



    • 1. Clinical Services and Drug Utilization Management
      • 1.1 Established and maintains a YNHHS Medication Formulary. Supports the processes of the individual hospital P&T Committees and serves as an advisor in this regard.. Oversees the process of integration of local P&T committee recommendations with decision ready recommendations for the Formulary Integration Committee (FIC) for the System. Is an active participant in FIC.
    • 2. Academic Affiliation and Education Managment
      • 2.1 Participates in the educational affiliations with external academic institutions. Identifies targets for and participates in in-service education for medical, nursing, pharmacy and support staff aimed at improving quality, safety and value outcomes .
    • 3. Fosters open inter- and intradepartmental communication between staff and managers. Participates in departmental, organizational and health system committees related to safety, quality and compliance performance as directed by the Director, Pharmacy Services.
    • 4. Is responsible for enforcing and complying with all institutional and departmental policies and procedures . Works to pharmacy standardization of these polices and standard operating procedures across the system.
    • 5. Administers human resources policies and procedures in accordance with YNHHS policies.
    • 6. Complies with all aspects of the YNHHS Service Excellence program. Demonstrates professionalism in all activities, as measure by a concern for patient care, the ability to listen /cooperate, showing flexibility under stress, the ability to help others, and the ability to set and achieve goals.
    • 7. Manage drug reduction targets across YNHHS pharmacies by monitoring drug utilization, identifying opportunities for improvement, and initiating cost avoidance programs to achieve planned savings and /or cost avoidance. Strategically plan future drug reduction targets through drug forecast, volume, and inflationary projections.
    • 8. Establish a process/plan for development of leadership positions and increased staff engagement that improves communications, builds teamwork, and optimizes job functions to maximize efficiency.
    • 9. Coordinates the active participation of the System Pharmacy Services in the Northeast Purchasing Coilition . Be an active participant on behalf of YNHHS in decisions and data review for the NPC. As a service provider for NPC, manages the Manager of Pharmacy Services for NPC. Works collaboratively with VHA, inc. on this co-managed intiative and aligns the NPC and YNHHS goals and objectives for drug therapy utilziation and contracting as required.
    • 10. Defines strategic objectives for Clinical Pharmacy Services that incorporate the YNHHS and NEMG goals and objectives to provide clinical integration that will include pharmacy services and supports the tenets of population health
    • 11. Communicates the strategic objectives of services, action plans, timelines, human resource issues and staff concerns, and barriers to success to the Executive Director on a regular basis.
    • 12. Oversight of Value Based Purchasing and pay for performance measures that are drug related. Coordinate pharmacy services involvement across the system to allow for better efficiency with use of resources. Overall improve performance in this regards for YNHHS
    • 13. Key liaison with medical, nursing, financial and administrative leadership of YNHHS and the clinical integration partners in regards to clinical services and formulary management.
    • 14. Works Collaboratively with all Directors of Pharmacy and key medical, nursing and administrative leads throughout the YNHHS and network affiliates to ensure strategies, goals and objectives and processes are aligned.




    Degree of Pharmacy from a College of Pharmacy accredited by the American Council on pharmaceutical Education and Advanced Degree in Pharmacy (MS or Postgraduate Pharm D) or MHA, MBA.




    Five (5) to ten (10) years' hospital pharmacy experience, including five (5) years in a managerial/administrative capacity; and at least two (2) years experience as Director/Associate Director in Academic Medical Center preferred. Completion of ASHP accredited or equivalent residency program strongly preferred




    Eligible for CT pharmacist license.




    Excellent administrative, professional and fiscal management skills. Understands pharmacy practice standards and regulatory requirements. Strong verbal and written communication, project management, problem solving and negotiating skills are essential. Excellent analytical skills.



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