Director of Pharmacy

St. David's Medical Center is part of St. David's HealthCare, one of the largest health systems in Texas, which was recognized in 2014 with a Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award . Founded in 1924, St. David's Medical Center is a full-service medical center offering comprehensive medical care at three locations-St. David's Medical Center, Heart Hospital of Austin and St. David's Georgetown Hospital .

Located in central Austin, St. David's Medical Center includes a 350-bed acute care hospital and a 64- bed rehabilitation hospital providing comprehensive inpatient and outpatient care. It is home to the internationally renowned Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute and St. David's Neuroscience & Spine Institute . The hospital provides a complete range of women's services, including its acclaimed maternity unit, maternal-fetal medicine, a high-risk maternal and neonatal transport team, the region's largest and most sophisticated Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and The Breast Center ; complex surgical services; a comprehensive Bariatric Surgery Center ; and a 24-hour emergency department.

St. David's Medical Center was named among the nation's 100 Top Hospitals by Truven Health Analytics from 2010 to 2016. Truven also named St. David's Medical Center to the list of 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals in 2013, 2015 and 2016. The hospital earned a national distinction for patient safety from The Leapfrog Group from 2012 to 2016, and it received the 2016 Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence from Healthgrades for the fifth consecutive year, as well as Healthgrades' 2016 America's 100 Best Hospitals Award™ for the second consecutive year.

Under the direction of the ACOO, and using the Total Quality Management concept, directs the cost-effective delivery of pharmacy care for St. David's Medical Center. Assures safety in the storage and use of all drugs within the hospital.

  • Must be able to demonstrate understanding of HCA's and St. David's "Patients First" safety initiative by strict compliance to all safety protocols and procedures
  • Reading (clinical and financial reports, journals, business correspondence)
  • Preparation of minutes, memos, reports, lectures, and newsletter articles
  • Communication via telephone, computer and face-to-face with individuals and large groups
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with all types of professionals
  • Must be autonomous and show independence
  • Ability to give lectures before large groups

Required: B.S. Pharmacy degree from an accredited college of pharmacy (5-year equivalent program)
Preferred: ASHP accredited hospital pharmacy residency or a master's degree in Hospital Pharmacy Administration from an accredited school of pharmacy or equivalent experience
Required: 7 years hospital pharmacy experience with 3 years experience in all areas of job description
Preferred: 5 years director of pharmacy or assistant director of pharmacy for 100 bed hospital experience

Required: Texas State Board of Pharmacy license


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