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Director Inpatient Pharmacy

Kaiser Permanente
Santa Rosa, California
Closing date
Jan 4, 2023

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Director Inpatient Pharmacy

Santa Rosa, California


Under the general direction of the Pharmacy Leader, is responsible for the management of all aspects of Inpatient Pharmacy Services at one or multiple locations. Ensures compliance with Federal and State laws, regulations and standards regarding the provision of pharmaceutical services, Divisional Pharmacy objectives, policies, and procedures. Assists the Pharmacy Leader with the development and implementation of strategic initiatives. Performs other duties as required.


Essential Responsibilities:

  • Assists the Pharmacy Leader with the development and implementation of CA Division pharmacy strategic initiatives which are designed to enhance quality, improve member service and enhance cost effectiveness. Provides leadership and direction to pharmacy department supervision, lead personnel and staff including hiring, evaluating and coaching. Develops a team of professionals who plan and implement departmental goals and objectives. Administers all departmental policies and procedures. Provides leadership in the development and implementation of capital and operating budgets. Ensures that the department(s) business plan integrates with the Area and Regions' Pharmacy Services Business Plan. Accountable for department(s) fiscal outcomes. Works in collaboration with providers, department heads, Pharmacy Service Manager, and Pharmacy Leader to implement quality management programs. Accountable for location(s) pharmacy's quality, service and fiscal outcomes. Responsible for Inpatient Pharmacy activities, performance measurements, and regulatory compliance with Federal and State laws, regulations, standards, the Joint Commission, OSHA, Regions' & Departments' policies and procedures. Prepares and/or approves the bi-weekly payroll, and monitors personnel utilization in accordance with the operating budget or workload requirements. Responsible for personnel management activities (e.g. recruits, hires, trains and evaluates, and/or terminates subordinate exempt and hourly personnel). May coordinate Inpatient Pharmacy Services and/or Home Infusion Pharmacy Services within an Area.  Kaiser Permanente conducts compensation reviews of positions on a routine basis. At any time, Kaiser Permanente reserves the right to reevaluate and change job descriptions, or to change such positions from salaried to hourly pay status. Such changes are generally implemented only after notice is given to affected employees.



  • Minimum three (3) years of supervisory/management experience in a pharmaceutical setting. B.S. degree in Pharmacy or Pharm. D. required. Licensure as a pharmacist in California by date of hire. Must have a National Provider Identifier (NPI), or obtain an NPI, prior to employment start date. Demonstrated self-initiative and innovation, and the ability to collaborate with others. Demonstrated ability to lead and manage professionals and others through influence and collaboration in single and/or multiple pharmacies. Outstanding verbal and written communication skills. Strong knowledge of applicable state and federal pharmacy regulations. Demonstrated knowledge Inpatient pharmacy operations, including professional, legal, business and public relations aspects. Ability to lead and work as a member of a professional team. Must be able to work in a Labor/Management Partnership environment.


For immediate consideration, please visit for complete qualifications and job submission details, referencing job number 1132783.


Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.


External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.


This position supports Kaiser Permanente’s code of conduct and compliance by adhering to all laws and regulations, accreditation and licensure requirements, and internal policies and procedures.




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