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Where Chicago, IL

Description At Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois, you won't just find a career - you'll discover an exclusive experience that gives you an opportunity to learn more, grow more and become more. Our staff demonstrates an unwavering commitment to patient care, consistently performing at a level that is extraordinary. As part of our team, you’ll discover why our unique combination of research and patient care has earned us national ranking by U.S. News & World Report, as well as an ANCC Magnet™ designation for the fourth consecutive time. What’s more, you’ll work in one of the most popular, cultural, historical and diverse cities in the nation. Located on the shores of Lake Michigan, Chicago is known for its nearly 200 distinct neighborhoods and extensive park systems, along with numerous sports teams, museums and a vibrant theater community.

Associate Director, Clinical Services - Inpatient Pharmacy
We’re seeking natural team leaders to join our Clinical Services team as an Associate Director, where you’ll be responsible for the maintenance and quality oversight of all inpatient clinical pharmacy programs. The scope of your leadership will include responsibility for clinical pharmacist activities provided by clinical specialists, unit-based pharmacists, and residents, as well as clinical activities provided by pharmacists in distribution pharmacies. In this role, you’ll exemplify the Rush mission, vision and values.


  • Develop and maintain drug information resources for the department and hospital as it relates to clinical pharmacy
  • Manage and coordinate appropriate clinical decision support systems and best practice alerts with IT and Medication Safety
  • Manage and update clinical resources in electronic and, as necessary, paper formats
  • Perform outcomes research documenting drug therapy quality and unmet needs for clinical pharmacy services
  • Plan performance improvement initiatives for core measures relating to medication use, Core Measures, Readmissions, Medication Reconciliation, etc.
  • Maintain oversight over the pharmacy practice model and collaborate with the medical, nursing, and discharge planning staff
  • Perform an annual evaluation and prepare a strategic plan for clinical pharmacy services
  • Maintain a leadership role in transformation of information systems, practice and facilities
  • Work with Associate Director, Operations to coordinate clinical practice changes with operational impact
  • Support residency and experiential education programs by working seamlessly with the Associate Corporate Director, Residency Training, Experiential Education, Research & Ambulatory Clinical Services by taking residents and IPPE/APPE students on rotation
  • Participate in management leadership meetings
  • Serve as a member of the Pharmacy Department Drug Shortages Committee
  • Serve as a member of the Pharmacy Operations Committee
  • Assist with the management and content of the Clinical Pharmacist meetings
  • Serve as a member of the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee, MUE Subcommittee, Medication Safety Committee and Residency Advisory Committee
  • Participate in weekend/holiday management on-call duties
  • Lead the maintenance of the pharmacist career ladder, with involvement in periodic review and reclassification of the pharmacists participating


  • Registered Pharmacist in Illinois (or eligibility to be licensed in Illinois)
  • PharmD degree
  • PGY1 pharmacy residency
  • Hospital pharmacy experience
  • Board of Pharmaceutical Specialties Board Certification required
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing
  • Ability to demonstrate responsibility and accountability for all aspects of professional practice
  • Ability to independently problem solve, multi-task and work successfully in a fast-paced environment
  • Active participant in pharmacy professional or peer organizations
  • Must be flexible with work schedule, with dependable attendance and job performance
  • PGY2 Pharmacy Residency preferred
  • Three years of pharmacy management and/or clinical leadership experience preferred
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office tools
  • Ability to mentor and teach residents and students preferred

For further details and to apply, please visit;214719739;r? and search for Job Number 2018-0145.

Rush is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status and other legally protected characteristics.

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Posted On 02/15/2018


Employer Rush University Medical Center
Chicago, IL