The final salary and offer components are subject to additional approvals based on UC policy.
This is a Contract position for one year.
Under the general direction of the Chief Pharmacy Executive UCSF Health, the Chief Pharmacy Officer (CPO) provides strategic direction, business plan development, executive level leadership, planning, organization and general management for all aspects of Pharmacy.
Works collaboratively with the School of Pharmacy, led by the Assistant Chief Pharmacy Officer (ACPO) of Education, direct medication-related education, scholarship and innovative models of care.
The incumbent provides the leadership and direction to develop, recommend and implement programs, policies and procedures, and standards. This position works in concert with senior leadership to strategically develop service line expansion opportunities, manage the initiation of developing new business enterprises and oversee the development and operation of all services as outlined above.
The CPO will be a visionary leader, a strategic thinker, an innovator, a change agent, an effective public speaker, an educator and an influencer. In collaboration with the School of Pharmacy, will be responsible for evaluation of new models of care and dissemination of scholarship at major medical meetings and in peer-reviewed medical journals.
The CPO upholds and fosters UCSF Health’s mission and values while operationalizing the vision of becoming “the best provider of health care services, the best place to work and the best environment for teaching and research.”
The CPO is integral in driving the operational performance, achieving efficiency targets, and ensuring the highest integrity for the business operations across departments. The position develops, monitors, and executes short and long term strategic plans across all areas, engaging UCSF Health leaders and respective departments. This individual promotes program development and advises on the planning and expansion of services.
The position is accountable for the quality of care delivered to patients across the organization and must ensure that quality guidelines are properly adhered to and regulatory functions are closely managed. To provide quality care in a safe, convenient, timely and efficient manner, this individual supports the design and implementations of quality and safety initiatives to improve the quality of care delivered and achieve the standards of the top 10 hospitals in the US. The CPO also provides guidance to affiliate partners to share best practices and advise on critical pharmacy policies and standards.
The CPO participates in UC system-wide initiatives and works closely with the Chief Pharmacy Executive to advice on cost saving initiatives related to pharmaceuticals and business develop and looks for way to partner with other UC medical centers to improve delivery, service, and revenue.
This role provides vision, expertise, and leadership to plan, develop, and implement strategic initiatives, cultural transformation, best practices, and best-in-class technology for UCSF Health.
In collaboration with the School of Pharmacy will assume responsibility for the creation of a strategic plan and SWOT analysis for the Department Pharmaceutical Services.
Creation of a unified scope of practice for pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, pharmacy assistants will be an expectation.
The Department of Pharmaceutical Services at UCSF has long been nationally recognized as one of the founding fathers for clinical pharmacy services, which was established in 1965. Today, the department continues to lead the profession through the integration of advanced technology & robotics, comprehensive pharmaceutical care and clinical services.
The Department of Pharmacy approximately 343 FTE and an annual operating budget of over $1 billion (see below for more detail.) The department provides services at the three main campuses (Parnassus, Mission Bay and Mt. Zion) as well as working with affiliates and in inpatient and outpatient settings.
Doctor of Pharmacy Degree (Pharm D); or equivalent training
Post PharmD residency in Pharmacy or hospital administration, or equivalent experience
Ten years increasing responsible experience in hospital management with a proven record of accomplishment in operations, program development and related planning
Extensive knowledge of pharmaceutical protocols and quality monitoring; advanced knowledge of state and national regulatory agency guidelines and state and federal laws related to pharmacy operations to ensure accreditation
Exceptional leadership and managerial skills with the ability to mentor, motivate and ensure consistent achievement of targets and objectives
Expert knowledge and applied background in pharmaceutical operations management; extensive knowledge of pharmacy business development within an integrated health care delivery system
Expert ability to streamline systems and processes to enhance efficiency and productivity of pharmacy operations
Exceptional Interpersonal skills to establish and maintain effective relationships and work collaboratively; advanced ability to manage conflict and resolve sensitive, impactful situations
Exceptional verbal and written communication. Highly advanced negotiation, persuasion and presentation skills
Highly advanced knowledge of pharmacy business development, strategic planning, operations management and community relations; highly developed skill in fiscal and resource management
Highly advanced knowledge of information technology specific to pharmacy operations and related functions
Visionary thinker with highly advanced analytical abilities to identify and solve complex problems where no precedent exists
The flexibility to orient and work at all UCSF Health locations
Experience with an academic medical center and research-intensive school of pharmacy
At UCSF Health, our mission of innovative patient care, advanced technology and pioneering research is redefining what’s possible for the patients we serve – a promise we share with the professionals who make up our team.
Consistently ranked among the top 10 hospitals nationwide by U.S. News & World Report – UCSF Health is committed to providing the most rewarding work experience while delivering the best care available anywhere. In an environment that allows for continuous learning and opportunities for professional growth, UCSF Health offers the ideal atmosphere in which to best use your skills and talents.
UCSF is a diverse community made of people with many skills and talents. We seek candidates whose work experience or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to professionalism, respect, integrity, diversity and excellence – also known as our PRIDE values.
In addition to our PRIDE values, UCSF is committed to equity – both in how we deliver care as well as our workforce. We are committed to building a broadly diverse community, nurturing a culture that is welcoming and supportive, and engaging diverse ideas for the provision of culturally competent education, discovery, and patient care. Additional information about UCSF is available at diversity.ucsf.edu
Join us to find a rewarding career contributing to improving healthcare worldwide.
Equal Employment Opportunity
The University of California San Francisco is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.