Jet Setter Pharmacist: Home to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

October 28, 2014

As a pharmacist, you have options when it comes to where you work, and at PharmacyWeek we see several pharmacy job opportunities cross desks every day that even make us want to get up and go work at these dream destinations. Jet Setter Pharmacist highlights great job openings in even better locations, and what makes these locations and employers so unique!

westSideMarketLOCATION: Cleveland, Ohio

EMPLOYER: Cleveland Clinic

POSITION: Assistant Director – Ambulatory Pharmacy

WHY YOU’LL LOVE ITThe mid-west city of Cleveland is so much more than the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, which is its most famous landmark. Housing rare artifacts as well as stage wear belonging to the biggest names in music, and numerous video and audio displays, one full day may not be enough for the music fanatic.

You may wish to head to the same area again, as right next door is the Great Lakes Science Center, an attraction that takes interaction to a new level.

With temperatures touching the 90s, but with a pleasant breeze coming in off Lake Erie, this part of Ohio State is free of the humidity that can make other cities almost unbearable to the visitor.

A short drive outside the city is The Blossom Music Center, a unique amphitheater in which you can reserve good seats or take a picnic to enjoy on the grass banks and hear anything from the biggest names in rock through to the world-acclaimed Cleveland Symphony Orchestra.

The Greater Cleveland area is a playground waiting to be explored. From the Cedar Point amusement park with roller-coasters that seemingly almost touch the clouds, to the USA’s largest indoor water park that has the longest flumes known to man and a surfing wave pool to name just a couple of attractions at the Kalahari Resort at Sandusky.

From there, a 20-minute ride on the Jet Express, a catamaran with unbounded acceleration, transports you to Put-In Bay on South Bass Island. This place is wild with bars aplenty, play parks for children of all ages and a real feel-good factor. Or, for more gentle pursuits, remain on board for another short hop to Kelley’s Island, where the pace of life is more leisurely and great for fishing and spotting wildlife.

Back in Cleveland, the city proves food and drink is more than burgers and cola. There are plenty of micro breweries attached to local bars and the Americans are certainly getting discerning tastes. The Warehouse district comes alive after dusk with a vast array of great food on offer among restaurants that remain competitive by keeping their prices at sensible levels for tempting treats – fish lovers will feel particularly at home.

For more ideas that make a night out great, there are numerous live music venues, including the House of Blues. Its big enough to have housed the biggest names you can think of, but not too big that it guarantees a great view of the stage wherever you are in the building.

Theatre, too, plays an important role in Cleveland and you would have a job to hit town without a big name to witness on one of the many stages at Playhouse Square with the choice extending from comedy, ballet, opera and the latest Broadway hits.

Shopping is great, with modern malls and traditional stores that are a mainstay of this traditional city. Nearby are the Botanical Gardens, the Museum of Natural History and the Institute of Music as just some of the neighbors.

For the quirkier side of Cleveland, here’s a novel idea – the Smile and Ride buses. Simply smile at the driver as the bus pulls over, and you ride free!

It’s appropriate as there’s plenty to smile about in Cleveland.

ABOUT THE JOB: Cleveland Clinic is seeking an Assistant Director – Ambulatory Pharmacy. This position is responsible for each ambulatory pharmacy’s performance including: patient experience, practice model design and delivery, personnel management, meeting all legal and regulatory standards, and economic vitality.

Conceptualizes, plans, implements and directs the provisions of pharmaceutical care throughout specific assigned service areas and patient care locations. This position is also responsible for one of the following: Managing leaders within Pharmacy, independently leading a Pharmacy location or designated as the Responsible Pharmacist. Coordinates all health care providers involved in the medication use system and delivery of pharmaceutical care, ensuring consistent application throughout the organization. Provides management of the Drug Distribution Process. Effectively utilizes all personnel resources to assure that quality pharmacy services are provided with regards to accuracy and efficiency.Develops, facilitates and, as needed, coordinates the implementation of specific operational and clinical initiatives. Other duties as assigned.

EDUCATION: Advanced degree — PharmD., Master’s of Science degree, or Master’s of Business Administration degree — a preferably residency-trained. A minimum of 5 years in an equivalent role within a health system environment may offset the advanced degree requirement.

LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION/REGISTRATION: Current State licensure as a Registered Pharmacist (RPh) or eligible for reciprocation in current State within 90 days of hire.

COMPLEXITY OF WORK: Requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment, and the ability to work with minimal supervision. Must be able to work in a stressful environment and take appropriate action.

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE: Minimum of 3 – 5 years of progressively more responsible leadership positions. Experience in a large tertiary care academic medical center preferred. Demonstrated record of innovation and excellence within respective area of pharmacy practice management. Active in local, state and national pharmacy professional organizations. Excellent verbal and written communications skills.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Normal physical demands include a high degree of dexterity to produce materials on a PC, normal or corrected vision, extensive sitting for prolonged periods of time, ability to clearly communicate verbally by phone and in person.

PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT: Follows standard precautions using personal protective equipment as required.

For more information or to apply please contact Angela (Rosa) Rossi, Physician Recruiter at

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