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Company: Comprehensive Pharmacy Services
Location: Houston, TX
Career Level: Director
Industries: Healthcare, Pharmaceutical, Biotech



Medical Behavioral Hospital of Clear Lake

Houston, TX

A Brand New Pharmacy Opening in Late Summer of 2020 !!

Hours:  Anticipated pharmacy hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm, weekend coverage needs TBD. 

As the Director of Pharmacy with Comprehensive Pharmacy Services (CPS)  at the new Medical Behavioral Hospital of Clear Lake, your initial responsibilities will include setting up a brand new pharmacy in a brand new hospital!  Specific tasks include obtaining pharmacy licenses, obtaining accreditation with The Joint Commission, ordering and setting up the pharmacy organization, workflow, and inventory, in addition to formulary management.  You will be 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 the 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:  The Medical Behavioral Hospital of Clear Lake will be a 92-bed, Joint Commission accredited hospital that provides inpatient behavioral and mental health services for adult and geriatric patients.  The pharmacy is anticipated to be open Monday-Friday from approximately 8:00am-5:00pm, with weekend and after-hours pharmacy services TBD. The pharmacy will utilize automated dispensing machines and an electronic pharmacy information system. The pharmacy will utilize automated dispensing machines and an electronic pharmacy information system to start, with plans to eventually expand to an electronic medical record.  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:

  • Pharmacy Degree - Bachelor's or PharmD from an accredited School of Pharmacy
  • Texas Pharmacist license that is currently active and in good standing
  • At least 1 year of recent pharmacy management/supervisory experience. 
  • At least 3 years of recent hospital pharmacist experience
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • 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 members of the hospital and pharmacy staff.

Benefits:  All CPS employees enjoy a competitive salary and are eligible 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/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

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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