Cook County Government DIRECTOR OF PHARMACY in Chicago, Illinois

Job Summary* *

Location:* Stroger Hospital* Department:** Managed Care

The Director of Pharmacy provides professional, technical and administrative direction for pharmaceutical services supporting Managed Care/County Care. Provides guidance and support to professional and clinical staff. Works independently and as a collaborative member of the CountyCare administrative team and with all levels of the Cook County Health & Hospitals System (CCHHS).

Reporting Relationships

Has a dual reporting relationship to the Medical Director-Managed Care for administrative responsibilities and/or to the Senior Director of Pharmacy Services for pharmacy practice responsibilities.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmacy from an accredited college or university *is required. *Must provide official transcript at time of interview.
  • Current State of Illinois Pharmacist License, in good standing is required. Must provide license at time of interview.
  • Five (5) years of full-time work experience in pharmacy management is required.
  • Seven (7) years of full-time work experience as a pharmacist within an institutional/hospital pharmacy environment is required.
  • Prior experience working for a Managed Care Organization (MCO) is required.

_Preferred Qualifications_

  • Completion of an American Society of Heath-System Pharmacists (ASHP) approved hospital residency is preferred.
  • Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) is preferred.

MUST MEET ALL REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS AT TIME OF APPLICATION FILING.

_Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Other Characteristics*****__*_

  • Knowledge to evaluate and recommend policies to improve health outcomes and reduce cost of care.
  • Applicant should possess a thorough knowledge of health system and pharmacy policies, procedures, and techniques, federal and State laws and regulations relating to relevant pharmacy practice, pharmaceutical entities and their generic and scientific names, clinical pharmacy applications, research techniques, teaching programs, drug information programs, unit dose and LV. programs, inventory control, purchasing, management, automation and data processing systems as applicable.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a wide variety of groups and individuals
  • Plan and implement policies and procedures
  • Interpret and prepare statistical reports
  • Skill in the use of a Microsoft Office products, relevant repackaging equipment, and data processing hardware is required.

VETERAN PREFERENCE

PLEASE READ

When applying for employment with the Cook County Health & Hospitals System, preference is given to honorably discharged Veterans who have served in the Armed Forces of the United States for not less than 6 months of continuous service

To take advantage of this preference a Veteran **must:

  • Meet the minimum qualifications for the position.

  • Identify self as a Veteran on the employment application by answering yes to the question by answering yes to the question, “Are you a Military Veteran?”

  • Attach a copy of their DD 214, DD 215 or NGB 22 (Notice of Separation at time of application filing. Please note: If you have multiple DD214s, 215s, or NGB 22S, Please submit the one with the latest date. Coast Guard must submit a certified copy of the military separation from either the Department of Transportation (Before 9/11) or the Department of Homeland Security (After 9/11). Discharge papers must list and Honorable Discharge Status. Discharge papers not listing an Honorable Discharge Status are not acceptable

OR

  • A copy of a valid State ID Card or Driver’s License which identifies the holder of the ID as a Veteran, may also be attached to the application at time of filing.

If items are not attached, you will not be eligible for Veteran Preference

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VETERANS MUST PROVIDE ORIGINAL APPLICABLE DISCHARGE PAPERS OR APPLICABLE STATE ID CARD OR DRIVER’S LICENSE AT TIME OF INTERVIEW.

Benefits Package

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Coverage

  • Basic Term Life Insurance

  • Pension Plan and Deferred Compensation Program

  • Employee Assistance Program

  • Paid Holidays, Vacation, and Sick Time

  • You may also qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF)

For further information on our excellent benefits package, please click on the following link: http://www.cookcountyrisk.com/

Degrees awarded outside of the United States with the exception of those awarded in one of the United States' territories and Canada must be credentialed by an approved U.S. credential evaluation service belonging to the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) or the Association of International Credential Evaluators (AICE). Original credentialing documents must be presented at time of interview.

*Please note all offers of Employment are contingent upon the following conditions: satisfactory professional & employment references, healthcare and criminal background checks, appropriate licensure/certifications and the successful completion of a physical and pre-employment drug screen.

*CCHHS is strictly prohibited from conditioning, basing or knowingly prejudicing or affecting any term or aspect of County employment or hiring upon or because of any political reason or factor.

COOK COUNTY HEALTH AND HOSPITALS SYSTEM IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Job Posting: Oct 12, 2017, 9:24:52 AM

Closing Date: Oct 26, 2017, 11:59:00 PM

Organization: Health and Hospital Systems

Req ID: 00120966