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Pharmacy Director

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Director Pharmacy - Ascension Borgess Hospital - Kalamazoo, MI

Why Join Ascension?

In Michigan, Ascension operates 16 hospitals and hundreds of related healthcare facilities that together employ over 20,000 associates. Across the state, Ascension Michigan is working together to help bring patients more resources and better care. Ascension Michigan is also committed to its community; it provided over $272 million in community benefit and care of persons living in poverty in FY2018. Ascension Michigan is dedicated to spiritually centered, holistic care which sustains and improves the health of individuals and communities.

Ascension is a faith-based healthcare organization dedicated to transformation through innovation across the continuum of care. As one of the leading non-profit and Catholic health systems in the U.S., Ascension is committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, especially to those most in need. In FY2018, Ascension provided nearly $2 billion in care of persons living in poverty and other community benefit programs.

What You Will Do

What You Will Do

Ascension Borgess is seeking an experienced hospital Pharmacy Director. In this role, you will oversee all pharmacy operations and be a visible leader to your team. Through collaborate and innovative change management, you will be a key strategic decision maker for the 422-bed acute care facility as well as additional smaller Borgess hospitals.

Based in Kalamazoo, Borgess provides care for nearly 1 million people annually in cardiac, neurologic, orthopedic, vascular and bariatric services, among others. We are one of the region’s largest health systems and employers and have been serving as part of Ascension since 1999.

Reporting directly to the VP of Operations, your experience and expertise will directly impact procedures, processes, and standards of operation Ascension wide.  As a highly visible leader and transformational agent, a key competency necessary to the success of your role is a comprehensive understanding of Pharmacy Services; the preparation and dispensing of medications, storage and distribution of drugs; compounding according to standard physical and chemical procedures; and ability to direct the Borgess Health wise drug program.


Direct the development and implementation of practices, policies and procedures in all functional areas of the department.

Accountable for staffing and capacity planning for the department.

Oversee the development and monitoring of, and compliance with, departmental budgets.

Utilize your broad knowledge of applicable statutory, regulatory and administrative requirements to direct departmental operations and ensure accountability for the department's compliance.

Work with pharmaceutical vendors to obtain bids and/or negotiate prices for supplies.

Consult with Medical Staff regarding medication information (i.e. drug warnings issues, incompatibility of drugs and so forth) and use in drug therapy.

Adhere to the organization's Corporate Compliance program which includes attending mandatory Corporate Compliance in-services, carrying out position responsibilities in accordance to program guidelines, and reporting any violations.



What You Will Need

  • Required Credential(s):
    • Pharmacist credentialed from the Michigan Board of Pharmacy .  


  • Bachelor's degree in Pharmacy or Doctorate of Pharmacy required. Master's degree preferred.

Work Experience:

  • 5 years of pharmacy experience required.
  • 10 years of pharmacy experience in a hospital/acute care setting preferred.
  • 2 years of leadership experience required. 
  • Five plus years of progressive leadership experience in complex hospital setting preferred.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Borgess Health is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to the nondiscrimination in employment on the basis of race, color, age, religion, sex, national origin, handicap, disability, veteran or marital status.

Please note that Ascension will make an offer of employment only to individuals who have applied for a position using our official application. Be on alert for possible fraudulent offers of employment. Ascension will not solicit money or banking information from applicants.

Job ID: 363569
Category: Pharmacy Services
Facility: MIKAL Ascension Borgess Hosp
Ministry: Ascension Borgess, MI
Location: Kalamazoo, MI

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