Director of Ambulatory Pharmacy

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Boston Medical Center (BMC) is more than a hospital. It´s a network of support and care that touches the lives of hundreds of thousands of people in need each year. It is the largest and busiest provider of trauma and emergency services in New England. Emphasizing community-based care, BMC is committed to providing consistently excellent and accessible health services to all—and is the largest safety-net hospital in New England. The hospital is also the primary teaching affiliate of the nationally ranked Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) and a founding partner of Boston HealthNet – integrated health care delivery systems that includes many community health centers. BMC provides a full range of pediatric and adult care services, from primary to family medicine to advanced specialty care.

Under the direction of the Administrative Director of Pharmacy, leads, supports and manages all ambulatory care specialists and functions in the development of enhanced ambulatory pharmacy services. Ensuring that the operational and clinical aspects of the respective specialty practice areas are in compliance with department policies and procedures, department mission and value statements, hospital core beliefs as well as any federal or state regulations pertaining to or governing pharmacy practice for the purpose of maximizing service and quality. In addition, ensures optimum patient outcomes related to medication use by preventing or resolving drug-related issues and optimizing the drug therapy of patients. Integrally involved in education of pharmacists, residents and students.

  • Work requires at a minimum a Bachelorate Degree in Pharmacy from an accredited college of pharmacy or doctor of pharmacy. A master’s degree in related field (MBA, MPH, MS in pharmacy) is preferred. Completion of specialized clinical residency in ambulatory setting preferred.
  • Work requires licensure to practice pharmacy in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Board Certification in a specialty area is an added requirement (BCACP or BCPS) and/or added qualifications in anticoagulation (CACP). Applicant can be licensed in another state and pending reciprocation.
  • Post-graduate training or at least five years of pertinent work experience.
  • Must have work experience in providing direct patient care areas (geriatric medicine, internal medicine, heart failure, infectious disease or anticoagulation) and some leadership experience.
  • Work requires a high level of analytical ability, organizational, and personal management skill to function as a role model and focus to ensure the concerted approach to clinical operations. Must also be able to evaluate current pharmacy services and procedures to improve them through an evaluative process.
  • Work requires a high level of interpersonal skills to relate to hospital healthcare personnel working cooperatively and collaboratively to resolve situations and problems, as well as effectively communicating and displaying leadership within and outside of the department.
  • Work requires a high level of computer skills including word processing; operation of spread sheets and database management.