Director of Pharmacy

With over 45 years of experience in helping hundreds of hospital and outpatient pharmacies, we provide access to best practice strategies and tactics to control costs, improve workflow and enhance safety.? Cardinal Health Innovative Delivery Solutions is one of the largest employers of acute-care pharmacist in the United States. ?Cardinal Health is the employer of choice for pharmacists because we offer a variety of career opportunities in pharmacy leadership, clinical specialties, remote order entry, business management, medication therapy management and more.

The Cardinal Health Director of Pharmacy, will provide oversight of medication management and pharmacy operations for Valley Presbyterian Hospital. The director ensures that the pharmacy provides optimal services; meets all legal, accreditation, and certification requirements; and complies with all applicable policies, procedures, codes, and standards of the organization.

Valley Presbyterian Hospital opened its doors to the community in 1958 as a small, neighborhood provider of personalized medical care. Today, they are one of the largest and most prestigious full-service acute care facilities in the San Fernando Valley. Their 350-bed hospital serves thousands of families each year, with access to a wide range of medical expertise and leading-edge technology across all elements of care. Among the region?s brightest and best, their nurses, therapists, technicians and more than 500 physicians represent virtually every specialty and most sub-specialties in the medical field, including cardiac care, orthopedics, maternal and child health, and oncology. As a result, they are honored to have been voted "Best Hospital" by the readers of Los Angeles Daily News for 13 years in a row.


  • Directs, establishes, and plans the overall policies and goals for the facility's pharmacy services.
  • Maintains contact with other department heads, medical staff, and nursing staff to determine needs, resolve problems, improve processes, and promote effective drug therapy.
  • Develops and monitors duties and responsibilities for all pharmacy personnel; evaluates and counsels employees in their performance in a professional and timely manner.
  • Develops and enforces policies and procedures that promote cost-effective, appropriate, and safe medication use.
  • Provides for the educational needs of staff, health care professionals, patients, and their families.
  • Ensures the integrity & maintenance of an adequate medication supply.
  • Ensures strict control and accountability for medications dispensed to patients or distributed to floor stock.
  • Ensures compliance in regards to policies and procedures that apply to pharmacy services.? Ensures compliance with all applicable federal, state, and local laws, rules, and regulations.


  • Must be a ?good standing? licensed Pharmacist and/or eligible for licensure in the state of California
  • Prior leadership experience in a 200+ census hospital is preferred?
  • Prior experience with establishing goals and achieving results while holding self and others accountable for results.
  • Ability to negotiate, influence, and resolve customer/employee problems or conflicts to meet the needs of external and internal customers
  • Ability to develop, implement and lead all aspects of pharmacy operation
  • Proven experience working collaboratively with internal/external groups to achieve business results, integrating the diverse perspectives of individuals of different backgrounds; coaches others in the dynamics of effective teamwork.
  • Excellent planning, organizing and leadership skills

Cardinal Health 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, disability, or protected veteran status.


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