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We're Comprehensive Pharmacy Services, the nation's largest pharmacy services provider for 600+ acute-care hospitals, long term acute-care, behavioral health systems, and specialty hospitals throughout the US and Puerto Rico. Since 1971 we've delivered pharmacy service value through financial, operational, clinical, therapeutic, and regulatory expertise. And we’re growing at a breathtaking rate. You'll discover, along with almost 2,000 other employees; that CPS is a company you’ll be proud to grow with.

Director of Pharmacy
Location TX-Temple
Department Canyon Creek Behavioral Health
Worker Category Full time
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Canyon Creek Behavioral Hospital

Temple, TX

A Brand New Pharmacy to Open in Late Summer 2020 !!

Hours:  This position will work Monday through Friday from 8:00am - 5:00pm and on-call as needed. 

As the full time, exempt Director of Pharmacy with Comprehensive Pharmacy Services (CPS) at the new Canyon Creek Behavioral Hospital, your initial responsibilities will include setting up a pharmacy in a brand new behavioral hospital.  Specific tasks include obtaining pharmacy licenses, accreditation with The Joint Commission, ordering and setting up inventory, pharmacy organization and workflow, formulary management, and operating the pharmacy according to hospital policies, procedures, standards of practice of the profession, and all state and federal laws.  Other duties include recommending innovations in the practice and function of the pharmacy to hospital administration and carrying out mutually agreed upon programs. 

You will be staffing and overseeing all pharmacy operations, including planning, organizing and controlling activities as the facility grows after opening. You will fill orders with accuracy and maintain security of the pharmacy and controlled substances.  In this role, you will begin as the sole employee in the pharmacy and as census increases, expand staff to include additional pharmacists and pharmacy technicians as needed.  You will also be on call via telephone when the pharmacy is closed.  As a CPS-employed Director of Pharmacy you will have a full support team available to you including experts in pharmacy operations, clinical administration, and regulatory compliance.

About the Facility:  Canyon Creek Behavioral Hospital will be a 102-bed, Joint Commission accredited, hospital that provides inpatient and outpatient psychiatric health, chemical dependency and mood disorder services for adolescents, adults, and older adults.  

About the Pharmacy:  The pharmacy is anticipated to be open Monday through Friday from approximately 8:00am-5:00pm, with planned remote support for after-hours pharmacy services.  The pharmacy will utilize the HCS Epharmacy information system which includes computerized physician order entry and electronic MAR’s.  Omnicell will be the automated dispensing cabinet vendor to assist with medications in the patient units.   Comprehensive Pharmacy Services (CPS) has partnered with the hospital to manage the day to day operations of this pharmacy. This position is an employee of CPS.

Required Qualifications:

  • BS or PharmD from an accredited School of Pharmacy
  • Texas Pharmacist license in good standing
  • Management experience in a healthcare/hospital environment.
  • Ability to solve problems, establish trust and credibility.
  • ​Demonstrated teaching, relevant professional publications and involvement with professional organizations.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, set priorities, make critical decisions, respond to client concerns and work cooperatively with other staff.

Benefits:  All employees enjoy a competitive salary, eligibility to participate in the 401(k) savings plan with a match.  Full Time employees are also eligible for a comprehensive benefits package, including Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance, Paid Time Off (PTO) Program, Company Paid Short- and Long-Term Disability, Basic and Supplemental Life Insurance, Medical Flex and Dependent Care Accounts and more.

About CPS:  Founded nearly 50 years ago and employing over 2,500 clinical, regulatory, and operational pharmacy professionals, Comprehensive Pharmacy Services, LLC is one of the nation’s largest providers of pharmacy services to more than 800 hospitals and healthcare facilities nationwide. CPS helps clients tackle a variety of complex issues, such as operational efficiency, rising drug costs, regulatory & compliance, 340B, and specialty pharmacy strategy. CPS helps healthcare leaders drive best in class pharmacy operations through skill, expertise and proprietary technologies. For more information, visit https://www.cpspharm.com/ .

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.


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