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Director of Pharmacy, Institutional
Leadership | IL-SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital - Centralia | Centralia, IL | Req #: R98296

Provides leadership in assuring department alignment in achieving organizational expectations of employee engagement, distinctive patient services, provision of quality and safe services, strategic planning, and fiscal responsibility. Acts as a communicator, facilitator and translator of the organizational expectations; and assures the managers and staff employees have the human and fiscal resources to effectively accomplish an engaged workforce, distinctive patient services and the provisions of quality and safe services.


  • Develops short term and long term goals and oversees the operation of the pharmacy. Provides clinical, operational and financial oversight and direction for the development of pharmacy programs, policies, and procedures.
  • Prepares an annual budget. Reviews monthly financial statistics and plans expenditures within budget guidelines. Monitors and justifies all expenditures exceeding budgeted targets. Ensures appropriate charging of all pharmacy products and monitors for appropriate reimbursement. Seeks innovative ways to reduce operating expenses and develop the necessary programs to deliver cost-effective services and products.
  • Continual assessment of pharmacy services for improvement related to quality, cost, formulary management, medication delivery, safety, customer service, and engagement results and provides recommendations for improvement and/or business development in order to achieve outcomes and goals for system-wide quality, service, and financial viability.
  • Ensures compliance with all applicable federal, state, and local laws, rules, and regulations. (e.g., Food and Drug Administration, Drug Enforcement Administration, State Board of Pharmacy, Joint Commission, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid, etc..)
  • Develops and enforces policies and procedures that promote cost-effective, appropriate, and safe medication use. Provides for the education needs of the pharmacy staff
  • Collaborates with medical staff, nursing, administration, and regional pharmacy leadership to maintain productive and effective relationships to ensure the safe and effective delivery of pharmacy services across the continuum of care. Proficient in conflict resolution, group dynamics and facilitation of projects. Participates in committees and/or functions as appropriate and/or required by the organization.
  • Recruits, interviews, promotes, disciplines, and terminates pharmacy staff. Sets performance standards and goals for direct reports and the department. Evaluates and counsels staff on their performance. Monitors workload statistics to ensure appropriate staffing levels.
  • Works in a constant state of alertness and safe manner.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Pharmacy degree (Pharm.D; Bachelor of Pharmacy) from an accredited school of pharmacy


  • Five years experience, with two years in leadership


  • Frequent lifting/carrying and pushing/pulling objects weighing 0-25 lbs.
  • Frequent sitting, standing, walking, reaching and repetitive foot/leg and hand/arm movements.
  • Frequent use of vision and depth perception for distances near (20 inches or less) and far (20 feet or more) and to identify and distinguish colors.
  • Frequent use of hearing and speech to share information through oral communication. Ability to hear alarms, malfunctioning machinery, etc.
  • Frequent keyboard use/data entry.
  • Occasional bending, stooping, kneeling, squatting, twisting and gripping.
  • Occasional lifting/carrying and pushing/pulling objects weighing 25-50 lbs.
  • Rare climbing.

SSM Health is a nationally recognized Catholic, not-for-profit, integrated delivery system serving the comprehensive health needs of communities in Illinois, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Wisconsin.

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At SSM Health, we are driven by a singular Mission: Through our exceptional health care services, we reveal the healing presence of God. It's a higher calling that binds us. Here, we work together, system and providers alike, to heal the body, mind and spirit of our patients. We are united by a shared commitment to serve through faith, humanity, compassionate care and exceptional medicine.

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  • Malpractice insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Retirement savings plan
  • CME stipends and time
  • Adoption reimbursement
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Collectively, SSM Health and the other Catholic health organizations that have signed the pledge employ nearly a half million people across 46 states and the District of Columbia, and care for almost four million patients annually.

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