Manager, Pharmacy Residency Programs and Development

Job Description

At UC Health, we're proud to have the best and brightest teams and clinicians collaborating toward our common purpose: to advance healing and reduce suffering.

As the region's adult academic health system, we strive for innovation and provide world-class care for not only our community, but patients from all over the world. Join our team and you'll be able to develop your skills, grow your career, build relationships with your peers and patients, and help us be a source of hope for our friends and neighbors.

UC Health is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of employment.

The Pharmacist Manager demonstrates leadership in pharmacy practice, through assurance and advocacy for patient and associate safety, oversight of assigned pharmacy and the associates supporting, compliance with regulatory bodies, collaboration with multidisciplinary colleagues, and demonstration of performance using measures of quality. In representation of one's self and the organization, the Pharmacist Manager leverages techniques and skills identified as the UC Health Leadership Competencies to support the department and organization's mission, vision and values.

The Manager, Pharmacy Residency Programs and Professional Development is responsible for supporting the administrative aspects of all UC Health pharmacy residency programs. The Manager will work closely with residency program directors and pharmacy department leadership to support pharmacy residents, preceptor development, recruitment, shared program administrative activities, regulatory and accreditation adherence, and program advancements.


• Advocate for patient and employee safety in establishing and overseeing standard work.
• This includes the following activities:
o Identify and implement best practices for medication safety for patients and associates as described by professional organizations (ASCO, HOPA, ISMP, USP 795, USP 797, USP 800)

• Manage, coordinate and direct operational and patient care activities within the area of responsibility.
• This includes the following activities:
o Assign staffing responsibilities; review and adjust staffing; assist in scheduling staff while considering resource needs across the pharmacy enterprise.
o Develop, prepare and maintain work/activity data and summary reports
o Participate in the Department of Pharmacy on-call rotation
o Assume responsibilities for other administrative/leadership personnel during temporary or planned absences

Regulatory Compliance:
• Manage, coordinate and direct responsibilities for compliance with pharmacy regulatory organizations within the area of responsibility. This includes the following activities:
o Participate, provide feedback and ensure follow-through regarding Joint Commission Medication Management standards identified during Nursing Unit Reviews, AMP tracers, and Environment of Care rounds
o Ensure ongoing compliance with and regular review of updates for non-sterile and sterile medication compounding requirements (USP 795, 797, 800)
o Ensure ongoing compliance with and regular review of updates for non-hazardous and hazardous medication handling (USP 795, 797, 800)

• Plan and manage expenditures and revenues in area of responsibility.
o Ensure appropriate utilization of personnel and supply.
o Participate in annual operating budget preparation through review of regulatory requirements for sterile compounding environments and projected changes in drug/blood subaccount expenses.
o Identify and implement cost savings initiatives in areas of responsibility.
o Ensure confirmation of payment for infused/injected therapies prior to surgery/patient visit.
o In collaboration with Clinical Pharmacy Specialists, provide advocacy for denials within pre-certification process or in follow-up to payer/patient changes during therapies

Human Resources:
• Manage, coordinate and direct human resource activities within the area of responsibility. This includes the following activities:
o Participate in recruitment activities.
o Review applicant pool and request interview.
o Create interview itinerary, collect feedback from interview panels and recommend for employment selected applicants.
o Onboard, orient, train/oversee training and develop associates
o Evaluate associate performance

Policy and Procedure:
• Develop and implement policies and procedures related to the area of responsibility.

Quality Improvement:
• Participate in the organization's continuous quality improvement process.
o Demonstrate support for employee engagement by involving employees in the identification of opportunities for improvement within processes as well as problem solving efforts.

Education and Research:
• Manage, coordinate and direct research and educational activities within the department through the following:
o Serve as an advisor and/or preceptor for pharmacy students and residents
o Develop and participate in research activities in one's areas of expertise


Minimum Required: Bachelor's Degree - Pharmacy. Preferred: PharmD; Masters Degree in Pharmacy, MBA or MHA. | Required: Licensed as a Registered Pharmacist in the State of Ohio. Preferred: Certification: Board of Pharmaceutical specialties certification preferred for specialty area of practice. | Required: 2 Years equivalent experience.