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Cardinal Health Interim Director of Pharmacy in Topeka, Kansas

What Health System Pharmacy contributes to Cardinal Health

Pharmacy Operations is responsible for the safe, efficient and effective coordination of Cardinal Health's pharmacy operations that service acute care hospitals, hospital retail customers, ambulatory care and alternate site facilities, oncology and cardiology practices as well as retail customers.

Health System Pharmacy is responsible for providing customized pharmacy program solutions that reduce costs and improve patient care quality for hospitals, health systems and other integrated healthcare providers may also consult with and advise healthcare team on prescribed medications, supplies and related processes.

Job Summary

With over 45 years of experience in helping hundreds of hospital and outpatient pharmacies, we provide access to best practice strategies and tactics to control costs, improve workflow and enhance safety. Cardinal Health's Innovative Delivery Solutions (IDS) business helps providers transform hospital pharmacies into a strategic asset – delivering value that supports the patient throughout the continuum of care. The Interim Director of Pharmacy will provide leadership on an interim/transitional basis in Cardinal Health contracted inpatient hospital pharmacies.


This position is 90% travel to our hospital pharmacies nationwide where your license is applicable.


  • The Interim Director of Pharmacy will provide leadership on an interim/transitional basis in Cardinal Health contracted inpatient hospital pharmacies. Duration of assignment will vary.

  • Serves as Interim Director of Pharmacy. Plan, organize and direct all functions of the hospital pharmacy services. Assure all legal, regulatory, and accrediting requirements are maintained at the best demonstrated practice.

  • Maintain a professional presence throughout the hospital. Assure pharmacy services and activities are carried out to meet goals and standards of both Cardinal Health and the client/hospital.

  • Assure acquisition or renewal of all pharmacy staff licenses.

  • Perform as Staff Pharmacist as needed.

  • Participate in hospital committee meetings necessary to enhance practice and patient care

  • Attend new client kick-off meetings as assigned. Oversee onsite implementation of opening process. Work with Account Managers as necessary for projects.

  • Ensures that weekly status reports are provided.

  • Ensure that all staff education is complete.

  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Must be able to travel 90%.

  • Bachelor’s degree in pharmacy or PharmD required.

  • Must be a “good standing” licensed Pharmacist.

  • Multiple state pharmacy license required. California license preferred.

  • In-patient hospital pharmacy experience is preferred.

  • Prior experience as a director/manager/supervisor is preferred.

  • Experienced in all aspects of Pharmacy Operations

  • Proven successful project management experience.

  • Excellent planning, forecasting, and negotiation skills with the ability to prioritize diverse projects across the territory.

  • Customer/vendor credentialing is required (this may include vaccinations). More details will be provided if you are selected for an interview.

What is expected of you and others at this level

  • Manages department operations and supervises professional employees, front line supervisors and/or business support staff.

  • Participates in the development of policies and procedures to achieve specific goals.

  • Ensures employees operate within guidelines.

  • Decisions have a short term impact on work processes, outcomes and customers.

  • Interacts with subordinates, peers, customers, and suppliers at various management levels; may interact with senior management.

  • Interactions normally involve resolution of issues related to operations and/or projects.

  • Gains consensus from various parties involved.

Anticipated salary range: $118,000 - $177,030.

Bonus eligible: Yes

Benefits: Cardinal Health offers a wide variety of benefits and programs to support health and well-being.

  • Medical, dental and vision coverage

  • Paid time off plan

  • Health savings account (HSA)

  • 401k savings plan

  • Access to wages before pay day with myFlexPay

  • Flexible spending accounts (FSAs)

  • Short- and long-term disability coverage

  • Work-Life resources

  • Paid parental leave

  • Healthy lifestyle programs

Application window anticipated to close: 07/19/2024 *if interested in opportunity, please submit application as soon as possible.

Candidates who are back-to-work, people with disabilities, without a college degree, and Veterans are encouraged to apply.

Cardinal Health supports an inclusive workplace that values diversity of thought, experience and background. We celebrate the power of our differences to create better solutions for our customers by ensuring employees can be their authentic selves each day. Cardinal Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, pregnancy, veteran status, marital status, creed, status with regard to public assistance, genetic status or any other status protected by federal, state or local law.

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