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Director of Pharmacy Operations

    • Job Tracking ID: 512708-836346
    • Job Location: Scarborough, ME
    • Job Level: Any
    • Level of Education: BA/BS
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: November 07, 2022
    • Years of Experience: 5 - 7 Years
    • Starting Date: ASAP
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Job Description:

New England Cancer Specialists (NECS) is currently seeking a Director of Pharmacy Operations who will oversee the operations of our 4 in-clinic pharmacies located in Maine and New Hampshire. Based out of our Scarborough Maine clinic, the Director of Pharmacy Operations is responsible for pharmacy services including pharmacy research and will act as the primary pharmaceutical representative contact and in-service program coordinator. This role will help partner with the other pharmacists in the practice to ensure compliance with all certification and accreditation requirements including pharmacy policies and procedures.  The Director of Pharmacy Operations will provide consultative services on drug therapy, participate in drug formulary selections, and manage all pharmaceutical contracting.

NECS is a private medical practice composed of fourteen oncologists and hematologists serving the region from five distinct locations in Maine and New Hampshire. Our mission is to make life better for people with cancer and blood disorders. Kindness, compassion, and respect are part of everything that we do - from our phone operators to our physicians, every person on our team is important, and everyone makes a difference. We are proud to be the first Dana Farber Affiliate practice in the country, striving to provide the highest quality care and unmatched, holistic support for every patient, every day.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for all pharmaceutical contracting for the practice.
  • Works with COO and NECS pharmacists on drug formulary selection.
  • Acts as a liaison to practice providers in communicating changes and additions to pharmacy-related activities.
  • Oversees and is responsible for all USP 797/800 policies, procedures, testing, and compliance.
  • Directs and oversees the Medically Integrated Dispensing Program for NECS including maintenance of the required program accreditations.
  • Develops, maintains, and ensures compliance with all pharmacy policies and procedures.
  • Works with the COO on the implementation of all pharmacy procedures and accreditations that affect the practice.
  • Responsible for the pharmacy services staff, working with the Pharmacy Services Manager to ensure certifications and evaluations are current.
  • Responsible for all in-service education requests and practice communication in partnership with each clinic director.
  • Enforces NECS pharmaceutical representative policy.
  • Oversees and directs the pharmacy research program.
  • Works with NECS pharmacists to update regimens/formularies within the EMR.
  • Ensures team compliance with NECS policies and procedures.
  • Coaches, develops, and leads team members, participating in the performance review process, employee relations, and disciplinary discussions.
  • Assists in the development of department/division goals and works to achieve those related to Pharmacy Operations.
  • Participates in in-services, continuing education programs, and conferences directly related to NECS contracting, vendors, and clinical partners.
  • Maintains open and effective communication with all physicians, employees, and vendors.
  • Participates in leadership and other meetings as necessary, working collaboratively with all departments.
  • Performs various pharmaceutical duties as needed to support the pharmacy.

Experience and Skills:

Education and/or Experience

  • BS Degree in Pharmacy required Master’s Degree Preferred
  • Currently licensed/registered Pharmacist in the State of Maine and the State of New Hampshire or the ability to obtain.


  • 5 or more years of progressive pharmacy experience working in an oncology setting
  • Proven organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Evidence of expertise and knowledge of pharmacy operations
  • Evidence of leadership in pharmacy practice
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with cross-functional leaders and team members
  • Proactive initiative to identify issues, recommend and implement solutions
  • Ability to handle multiple priorities and to assist staff in workload management and in times of crisis
  • High ethical standards with the ability to exercise sound judgment and discretion while performing duties
  • Willingness to learn, remain flexible, and be a change agent


New England Cancer Specialists offers competitive pay and benefits to our employees.  Benefits include medical, prescription, dental, and vision insurances.  Short Term and Long-Term disability insurances effective first of the month after hire date.  Generous Paid Time Off and10 company paid holidays.

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