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CommonSpirit Health Market Director Pharmacy in Des Moines, Iowa

Market Director Pharmacy

MercyOne Des Moines Medical CenterDes Moines, Iowa

Requisition ID 2022-258495 Employment Type Full Time Department Pharmacy Hours/Pay Period 80 Shift Day Weekly Schedule Monday - Friday Remote No Category Pharmacy


MercyOne Central Iowa operates four not-for-profit Catholic medical centers in Des Moines West Des Moines Newton and Centerville and two specialty hospitals – MercyOne Children’s Hospital in Des Moines and MercyOne Rehabilitation Hospital in Clive (965 beds total) – along with more than 20 additional facilities that house more than 50 primary care pediatric internal medicine and specialty clinics. Founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1893 MercyOne Central Iowa has the longest continually operating hospital in Des Moines and is also one of the largest employers in the state with more than 7000 employees and a medical staff of more than 1000 physicians and allied health associates. MercyOne Central Iowa is a member of MercyOne which was founded in 1998 through a collaboration between CommonSpirit Health and Trinity Health – two of the country’s foremost not-for-profit Catholic health organizations. MercyOne has more than 20000 colleagues in Iowa and surrounding states.

We offer the following benefits to support you and your family:

  • Care@Work program supporting any child care, pet care, or adult dependent needs

  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for you and your family

  • Health/Dental/Vision Insurance

  • Flexible spending accounts

  • Voluntary Protection: Group Accident, Critical Illness, and Identity Theft

  • Adoption Assistance

  • Paid Time Off (PTO)

  • Tuition Assistance for career growth and development

  • Matching Retirement Programs

  • Wellness Program

  • Relocation assostamce is available


The Market Director of Pharmacy serves as the administrator over the Pharmacy service line for the MercyOne Des Moines market. You’re in charge of leading our pharmacy team to maintain compliance and exceed our patients expectations. Everything we do is centered around "Your best life. Our one purpose." You’ll use that as your motivation as you work with leadership and everyone in the hospital to ensure quality, safety, and a great patient experience. Every day, your role is part business, part quality director, and part motivator and encourager.

You’ll have direct influence over the care we provide to our patients - real people who are coming to us at the most vulnerable times in their life. To build trust with our teams while executing that mission, you have to be a transparent and deliberate leader in the hospital and the community. We are looking for someone courageous enough, to be honest about successes and failures and use both to drive innovative solutions for patient care and interdisciplinary teamwork.

The ideal candidate will have a proven track record as a savvy, energetic and engaging staff builder. This role drives and models operational excellence, employee engagement, strong physician relations, and diversity & inclusion throughout all levels of the operations.

Key responsibilties include:

  • Plans, organizes, and directs all aspects of the pharmacy functions for the market. Keeps current with trends in pharmacy practice and maintains a leading edge pharmacy practice.

  • Responsible for the use of medications and internal controls, including the monitoring of compliance with all laws and regulations of accrediting bodies.

  • Develops and implements organizational/departmental policies and procedures that guide and support the provision of services with approval and cooperation of the hospital administration and P&T committee.

  • Provides leadership in medication related patient care to achieve drug use that is safe and effective, pharmaceutical care focused on achieving positive patient outcomes through cost effective drug therapy, pharmaceutical services that advance the cure, amelioration, or prevention of disease, and promotion of pharmacy as an essential component of the healthcare team.

  • Manages the operations of the departments within the fiscal guidelines of the facility budget plan. Leads the development of the department’s operational and capital budget and manages the departments within the budget.


  • Graduate of an accredited school of pharmacy is required.

  • Master of Pharmacy, Doctor of Pharmacy, or PharmD required.

  • Masters in Health Care or Business Administration strongly preferred.

  • Licensed, or eligible for licensure, in the state of Iowa.

  • Minimum of 10 years of hospital pharmacy experience, with five years of pharmacy management, director level experience required.

Preferred : Experience in acute care setting to include: detail oriented, critical thinking skills, proven internal consulting and team facilitation, experience with pharmacy dispense automation, experience in pharmacy education and program development and planning, strong understanding of strategic planning and organizational effectiveness, and relevant knowledge and skills with managing pharmacy operations and budgets.



Equal Opportunity

CommonSpirit Health™ is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer committed to

a diverse and inclusive workforce. All qualified applicants will be considered for

employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender

identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, parental status,

ancestry, veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected

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External hires must pass a post-offer, pre-employment background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with an arrest and/or conviction will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, ban the box laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.

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