Jet Setter Pharmacist: Heart of Red River Valley

Posted on February 9, 2012

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As a pharmacist, you have options when it comes to where you work, and at PharmacyWeek we see several pharmacy job opportunities cross desks every day that even make us want to get up and go work at these dream destinations. Jet Setter Pharmacist highlights great job openings in even better locations, and what makes these locations and employers so unique!

LOCATION: Paris, Texas

EMPLOYER: Cardinal Health

POSITION: Director of Pharmacy

WHY YOU’LL LOVE ITWelcome to Paris, Texas, a city graced by dozens of beautiful old homes and unique public architecture, creating a charming backdrop for a thriving economy and a contemporary life style. A wide variety of cultural events and numerous historic, scenic, and recreational sites continue to entertain and delight the residents of Paris.

Located in the Heart of Red River Valley, Paris was founded in 1839 and became the Lamar County seat in 1844. Paris became incorporated in 1845 and has grown to play a major role in Texas economy within Northeast Texas.

Paris received recognition in 1998 for being named “Best Small Town in Texas” by Kevin Heubusch in his book “The New Rating Guide to Life in America’s Small Cities.”

Paris is home to numerous beautiful parks to include Bywaters Park, Wade Park, Record Park and Lake Gibbons. Rich in culture and recreation, Paris is also home to Lake Crook and Sam Bell Maxey State Historic Structure and the renowned ‘Tour de Paris’ bike race held every summer. The Paris Municipal Band, formed in 1923, is the oldest municipal band in Texas. Summer concerts are located in the historic district at Bywaters Park, across from the Paris Public Library.

ABOUT THE JOB: At Cardinal Health, we’re developing the innovative products and services that make healthcare safer and more productive. Join a growing, global company genuinely committed to making a dierence for our customers and communities.

What Health System Pharmacy contributes to Cardinal Health 
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.

What is expected of you and others at this level in Pharmacy Operations for functional success

  • Manages professional employees and/or supervisors; may manage business support, technical or production staff
  • Has accountability for managing financial resources
  • Develops processes and procedures to implement functional strategies
  • Applies expertise to improve effectiveness and provide guidance to employees in own area
  • Makes decisions, often difficult and/or unpopular, that impact the work of subordinates within job family; influences subordinates to support decision by presenting rationale/business case
  • Role models Cardinal Health’s high ethical standards and code of conduct
  • Recognizes development needs and capability gaps in own area and arranges specific projects/assignments to address needs
  • Works with customers to anticipate and interpret customer needs and business challenges
  • Resolves operational problems that impact the effectiveness of own area
  • Proactively identifies talent internally and externally, including participation in succession planning
  • Encourages subordinates to strive for operational excellence by continually challenging old methods or ways of thinking and taking responsible risks to maximize results; serves as a role model in innovative thinking and in focusing on quality within work
  • Works collaboratively with internal/external groups to achieve business results, integrating the diverse perspectives of individuals of different backgrounds; coaches others in the dynamics of effective teamwork

QualificationsQualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in pharmacy required; PharmD preferred
  • 3-5 years related pharmacy experience
  • Ability to develop, implement and lead all aspects of pharmacy operation

Requisition ID: 12000735

Apply online at http://www.cardinal.com/us/en/careers/

Candidates Only Please, No Recruiters!

For information or to apply contact:
Linsy Varughese, MHA, MBA — Clinical Recruiter – Cardinal Health
Linsy.Varughese@cardinalhealth.com 
281.749.4455 (W); 281.749.2026 (F); 1.800.231.9807 ext. 1455

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