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Sanford Health Director, Pharmacy - Health Network Nursing & Clinical Services in Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Job Title: Director, Pharmacy | Health Network Nursing & Clinical Services | Sioux Falls

City: Sioux Falls

State: SD

Department : Health Network Nursing & Clinical Services - Sioux Falls

Job Schedule: Full Time

Shift: Varies

Hours Per Shift: 8 hr


The Pharmacy Director directs staff and activities for a department, which frequently includes oversight to a major process or group of processes. Directs activities through subordinate management and senior professionals, with responsibility for results in terms of quality, service, efficiency, safety, costs, methods and employee performance for the department. In addition to management responsibilities, generally considered an in-depth, advanced specialist in the work performed by the department. In unusual circumstances, where the work is highly complex and requires substantial process management, a Pharmacy Director may be a senior individual contributor. Maintains a broad perspective across the organization and within the community on issues affecting patient care; collaborates with interdisciplinary professionals and teams within and outside the organization to address identified issues. Requires thorough understanding of organizational capabilities across all departments and how they interrelate to one another. Serves as expert point of contact for medication and patient care within communities served. Works on complex matters where analysis of issues, data, processes and situations requires an in-depth knowledge of departmental objectives and in-depth industry and technical knowledge. Decisions are typically related to quality standards, service approach, interpretation of guidelines, escalated exceptions, and the implementation of new or updated programs or large-scale projects for the department and organization. Decisions are guided by extensive experience and department goals. Results/performance have direct operational, quality and efficiency impact on costs and achievement of objectives for the department and possibly related departments and/or the overall function. Responsible for pharmacy regulatory compliance, including development and implementation of policies to support meeting regulatory requirements. Translates organization's vision and mission into actionable goals and projects. Applies advanced technical knowledge of the department to solve complex problems, which may have long-term impact on the department and possibly the sub function. Provides input to leadership on the development of overall policy and core process changes for the department. Provides input to tactical/operational decisions for the department and possibly enterprise wide. Regularly persuades, influences or leads others in implementing strategic change. Often champions new ideas for the department. Assesses and directs strategic staffing needs of overall operation; when necessary, establishes business case for additional resources and escalates to senior leadership. Establishes staffing ratios according to productivity. Oversees staffing needs and hiring for all new services. Responsible for performance reviews, hiring, promotions/job changes, disciplinary action, employee development and making pay recommendations. Has latitude to make changes to job design, recommend job assignments and commit resources to longer-term projects/programs/initiatives. Monitors the achievement of profit/loss, market share, operational targets and general performance goals for a department. Provides input to annual department budgets and monitors compliance. Has discretion over department expenditures; can expose the department to limited financial liability.


Supervises budget management activities across multiple departments or functions. Interviews senior-level candidates for potential use in future. Resolves issues related to collaborative efforts in varying business conditions. Develops program strategies and monitors all projects to ensure they are in line with each other. Designs criteria and methods to evaluate clinical activities and drug use processes. Provides complex and in-depth clinical services and ensures appropriate medication use. Applies policies and procedures designed to ensure compliance with policies and ethical codes. Advocates the mission, vision, and values for pharmacy services throughout the organization.


Additional department details are not required at this time.


Graduate of an accredited School of Pharmacy.

Five years of experience required, seven years of experience preferred; previous management experience preferred. Must have a thorough knowledge of drugs and their actions; knowledge of state and local regulations.

License must be in good standing by the State Board of Pharmacy in state(s) of practice and/or possess multi-state licensure privileges as required by position.

About Sanford Health:

At Sanford Health, we are dedicated to the work of health and healing.

Every day, we show that commitment by delivering the highest quality of care to the communities we serve.

We are leaders in health care and strive to provide patients across the region with convenient access to expert medical care, leading-edge technologies and world-class facilities.

In addition to strong clinical care, we are also committed to research, education and community growth.

We engage in medical research to not only discover innovative ways to provide care, but also cures for common diseases.

We continuously seek new ways to achieve our vision of improving the human condition here in your community, across the region and around the world.

The entire team at Sanford Health recognizes the value of healthy families and communities.

We continue to gain momentum and expand our reach. Together, we can make a positive difference now, and in the future.

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City: Sioux Falls

State: SD

Job Function: Allied Health

Job Schedule: Full Time

Shift: Varies

Req Number: WD06421