Director of Pharmacy

  • Tower Health
  • Philadelphia, PA, USA
  • Dec 04, 2020

Job Description


About the Organization

Tower Health is a strong, regional, integrated healthcare provider/payer system that offers leading-edge, compassionate healthcare and wellness services to a population of 2.5 million people. Together, our seven hospitals and other entities provide a full range of medical care from prevention, screenings & education; to the latest clinical services and surgeries available; to rehabilitation. We also offer wellness programs & public health services that ensure our communities are the healthiest they can be. Our caring, highly trained physicians and staff are committed to patient safety and patient satisfaction.

With more than 11,000 team members, Tower Health includes Reading Hospital, a teaching hospital based in West Reading; Brandywine Hospital in Coatesville; Chestnut Hill Hospital, a teaching hospital in Philadelphia; Jennersville Hospital in West Grove; Phoenixville Hospital in Phoenixville; Pottstown Hospital in Pottstown; and St. Christopher's Hospital for Children. We also operate Reading Hospital Rehabilitation at Wyomissing & Reading Hospital School of Health Sciences, & we have a comprehensive physician network.

Collaboration across Tower Health enables our hospitals, providers, leadership & staff to leverage best practices across the health system. Our hospitals have received national recognition for advanced care in areas such as neurosurgery and stroke, cardiac & vascular surgery, trauma, hematology & oncology. Reading HealthPlex, which opened at Reading Hospital in October 2016, combines state-of-the-art technology and world-class design to make the HealthPlex one of the most sophisticated surgical centers & inpatient facilities in the region.

At Tower Health, we have a rich history of providing high-quality, cost-effective care in the communities we serve. As the healthcare industry continues to change, one thing remains steadfast: Tower Health’s commitment to Advancing Health, Transforming Lives.


Job Summary:

The Director of Pharmacy is responsible for the overseeing of all medication storage and preparation for St. Christopher's Hospital. The Director of Pharmacy ensures that the pharmacy provides optimal services; meet all legal, accreditation and certification requirements; and complies with all applicable policies, procedures, codes and standards of the organization. Coordinates and communicates with the health system for policy compliance.

Skills & Abilities: Communication and relationship building; a knowledge of the healthcare environment; leadership; professionalism; business skill.

Experience: Must have a minimum of eight years of hospital department management experience (three at the director or equivalent level) in a progressive hospital environmental with a major, if not exclusive, pediatric component. Experience in an academic health center environment as well as a strong clinical background is preferred.

Supervisory Responsibility: Responsible for the supervision of pharmacists, pharmacy technician and all other personnel that work in the pharmacy department.


Training & Education:

  1. Must possess a B.S. degree in Pharmacy from an accredited college of Pharmacy.
  2. Must be licensed pharmacist in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania or licensure eligible