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Director/Pharmacy I/Regulatory Compliance

Date: Jul 8, 2019

Location: Charlotte, NC, US, 28208

Company: Atrium Health

Job Req ID: 199884

Position Number: 00119006

Employment Type: Full Time

Shift: Day

Shift Details:

Standard Hours: 40.00

Department Name: Pharmacy Packaging-Enterprise

Location: CHS Corporate Operations

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Carolinas HealthCare System is Atrium Health. Our mission remains the same: to improve health, elevate hope and advance healing - for all. The name Atrium Health allows us to grow beyond our current walls and geographical borders to impact as many lives as possible and deliver solutions that help communities thrive. For more information, please visit



Job Summary
The Director Pharmacy/Regulatory Compliance manages, plans, organizes, and directs all regulatory/compliance aspects of pharmacy operations and services in collaboration with the facility pharmacy leadership team.

Essential Functions

  • Maintains the Pharmacy scope of practice appropriate for the organization's primary functions.
  • Achieves goals on an annual basis supporting the organization's strategic plan.
  • Collaborates with other departments to ensure that services are appropriate.
  • Assists in preparing annual budget.
  • Interprets and administers HR policies.
  • Ensures that the pharmacy services are compliant with regulatory standards and programs to include:
    • The Joint Commission-coordinates pharmacy participation/interaction with ARC, develops documentation of pharmacy compliance with Med Management Chapters standards, ensures action plans are completed and apply learnings across systems.
    • USP Chapters <795>, <797> and <800> -serve as SME for USP Chapters, conduct site and practice assessments to identify opportunities for improved compliance, proactively review for future changes to guide capital planning and/or work practice changes.
    • RCRA/EPA - collaborates with Safety to ensure Atrium pharmacies meet disposal requirements
  • Develops policies and procedures to promote safe and effective use of medication.
  • Coordinates performance improvement and quality activities of the Pharmacy Department.
  • Plans new or revised services based on innovation, technology, or regulatory changes.
  • Submits a monthly KPI including expense variances and performance improvement reports to appropriate committees.
  • Will develop and oversee a plan to monitor for diversion of controlled substances. Will participate in Diversion Task Force to guide program, audit for compliance with policies and procedures, serve as SME for changes in DEA enforcement to guide pharmacy compliance.


Physical Requirements

Requires walking, standing, pushing carts of 50 pounds maximum, and lifting of 20 pounds maximum. Required to frequently stretch, bend, squat, or kneel to perform job. Utilizes appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) to minimize exposure to hazardous agents. Takes necessary precautions to avoid inadvertent needle sticks, minor cuts or bruises. Exposed to various conditions throughout the workday such as walking on hard surfaces, climbing stairs and changes in temperature and humidity. Must be able to perform manipulative skills such as writing, typing, and data entry into the computer and automated dispensing machines. Must have use of both hands, be able to see clearly and read small type. Must be able to speak and be understood by others to communicate effectively. Must be able to hear normal sounds with moderate background noises.

Education, Experience and Certifications
Bachelor's Degree in Pharmacy or a PharmD from an accredited school of pharmacy required;

Masters Degree preferred.

License in North Carolina or eligible for reciprocity required.

4 years experience in a similar position and/or an ASHP accredited residency plus three years supervisory experience required.

Knowledge of health care finance and management required.

Knowledge of all laws and regulations affecting the practice of pharmacy required.

Knowledge of pharmacy and its related subdisciplines, knowledge of formulary development, drug utilization, and quality assurance, proficient written and oral communication skills required.




At Atrium Health, formerly Carolinas HealthCare System, our patients, communities and teammates are at the center of everything we do. Our commitment to diversity and inclusion allows us to deliver care that is superior in quality and compassion across our network of more than 900 care locations.


As a leading, innovative health system, we promote an environment where differences are valued and integrated into our workforce. Our culture of inclusion and cultural competence allows us to achieve our goals and deliver the best possible experience to patients and the communities we serve.


Posting Notes: Not Applicable

Carolinas HealthCare System is an EOE/AA Employer

Nearest Major Market: Charlotte

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