Jet Setter Pharmacy: Leading the Healthcare Revolution

April 27, 2018

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LOCATION: Houston, TX

EMPLOYER: Harris Health System

CURRENT OPENINGS: Chief Pharmacy Officer

 

ABOUT US: Harris Health is a nationally recognized health system comprising three teaching hospitals and an extensive network of ambulatory care centers serving the people of Harris County, Texas, since 1966. Staffed by the faculty, fellows and residents from two nationally ranked medical schools, Baylor College of Medicine and The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), Harris Health is the first healthcare system in Houston to receive the prestigious National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) designation for its network of patient-centered medical homes.

Each year, Harris Health provides more than 1.8 million total outpatient visits through its more than 40 ambulatory care facilities. Additionally, Harris Health sees more than 177,000 emergency visits at its Level 1 and Level 3 trauma centers and 35,000 hospital admissions through its three hospitals: Ben Taub, LBJ and Quentin Mease.

Established by voter referendum to enhance the level of charity care available in the community, Harris Health System has often received national recognition for serving those in need and for its achievements in operational excellence, such as being named to the 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 Most Wired Hospitals lists by the American Hospital Association’s Hospitals & Health Networks magazine.

Additionally, Harris Health System is pleased that each of its three hospitals — Ben Taub, Lyndon B. Johnson and Quentin Mease — achieved Pathway to Excellence™ designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

 

ABOUT THE JOB: The Vice President of Pharmacy Services/Chief Pharmacy Officer will report to the COO and will lead the pharmacy enterprise to provide service to our patients, our family and our home through adoption of industry leading and transformative best practices. The VP will be responsible for providing strategic direction, vision for a value-based model and quality pharmacy services throughout the continuum of care. The VP will draw upon their demonstrated expertise in pharmacy to accurately assess pharmacy-operating environments, appraise and prioritize challenges, and design operational plans to achieve efficient, high performing pharmacy programs encompassing human resources, service delivery optimization, automation and information technology applications, cost effective formulary & inventory optimization, population health initiatives (wellness, prevention, and disease management), medication use, safety and regulatory readiness. The VP must establish strong collaborative relationships with key medical, nursing and executive leaders throughout the organization and external key stakeholders to achieve bold and innovative pharmacy services that are in alignment with the system¿s strategic plans. The VP will be expected to continuously assess healthcare and pharmacy environments and proactively develop short and long term strategies to ensure that the pharmacy department is well-positioned for current and future success.

 

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