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Chief Pharmacy Officer - University of Miami

University of Miami
Miami, Florida
Salary Negotiable
Closing date
Aug 9, 2024

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Specialty Area
Work Setting
College / University

Job Summary:

The Chief Pharmacy Officer of the University of Miami Health System (UHealth) oversees the overarching planning and operational management of pharmacy services of all hospitals, clinics, and sites for UHealth. The Chief Pharmacy Officer ensures the development and implementation of strategies, operating systems, procedures, and controls that are consistent with our mission, vision, principles and goals for teaching, research, and clinical care. The Chief Pharmacy Officer focuses on the operational excellence of UHealth pharmacy services and oversees and ensures institutional compliance with all applicable laws and regulations.  

Job Functions: 

  • Ensures the enterprise’s strategic planning leverages pharmacy services across the continuum of care to improve health outcomes.  
  • Ensures pharmaceuticals and pharmaceutical benefit designs focus on total health through the formulary, with procurement driven by clinical efficacy 
  • Collaborates with healthcare executives within and external to the health system to foster and build cross-functional relationships and to align interdisciplinary services with initiatives such as quality metrics and financial performance 
  • Advances patient care services through the promotion of pharmacy best practices by the creation and adoption of emerging technologies and innovative services. 
  • Leads and administers pharmacy services for UHealth in alignment with UHealth’s strategic goals and operational needs. 
  • Develops, evaluates, and proposes clinical and research pharmacy programs to enhance current and future pharmacy services throughout the organization. 
  • Integrates and standardizes pharmacy services throughout UHealth, while focusing on quality improvement practices. 
  • Supports an environment of transparency, shared and contextualized decision-making, and trust. 
  • Leads constructive multidisciplinary partnerships with physician services, nursing, research, finance, and other key groups. 
  • Provides leadership and guidance in the development of performance metrics and the measurement reporting process for pharmacy services. 
  • Increases patient satisfaction, improves efficiency of operations, and positively impacts the bottom line and overall patient experience across UHealth. 
  • Collaborates with UHealth’s Chief Financial Officer, hospital administrators, and departments to construct a budget for pharmacy services, including short-term and long-term forecasting, business plan development, and other financial operations. 
  • Develops, manages, and monitors budgets for pharmacy services, and provides active financial stewardship of multiple, complex pharmacy contracts for pharmacy sites.  
  • Creates and executes a strategy for expansion of pharmacy services to new sites, and for the growth of new and existing service lines. 
  • Ensures compliance with all applicable federal, state, and local pharmacy-related laws, regulations, and rules, including but not limited to CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services), the Joint Commission, the Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA), the Florida Department of Health, and other regulatory bodies. Maintains knowledge of industry trends and local/state/federal legislation to manage and reduce legal risks. 
  • Ensures internal control oversight, safeguarding of assets, compliance with University policies and procedures, reliability of internal and external reporting, and efficiency and effectiveness of operations. Creates an effective control environment, conducts risk assessment, implements and monitors controls. 

This list of duties and responsibilities is not intended to be all-inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties or responsibilities as necessary. 


Job Qualifications: 


Pharm.D. degree 


Certification and Licensing: 

Not Applicable 



Minimum 10 years of relevant experience  


Knowledge, Skills and Attitudes: 

  • Knowledge of business and management principles. 
  • Ability to direct, manage, implement, and evaluate department operations. 
  • Ability to establish department goals, and objectives that support the strategic plan. 
  • Ability to effectively plan, delegate and/or supervise the work of others. 
  • Ability to lead, motivate, develop and train others. 

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