Director and Chief Pharmacist
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The UC Davis Medical Center announces a national search for the next Director and Chief Pharmacist for the Department of Pharmacy Services.

UC Davis Medical Center seeks a distinguished academic with proven strategic, judicious, and collaborative leadership skills to serve as the next Director and Chief Pharmacist. The Director and Chief will have administrative acumen and a passion for creating a superior pharmacy service acting as a lead partner and collaborator for other departments in the clinical and structural revolution.  This individual will help UC Davis Medical Center adapt and thrive in an evolving healthcare industry and will inspire the organization to deliver on its mission of improving lives and transforming health care.

UC Davis Medical Center, based in Sacramento, California, is a nationally renowned academic medical center where clinical practice, teaching and research converge to advance human health.  UC Davis Medical Center serves 33 counties, covering a 65,000-square-mile area north to the Oregon border and east to Nevada.  The organization includes a 621-bed acute-care teaching hospital and a network of 18 clinics, more than 8,000 employees, with an annual budget of roughly $1.7 billion.

The successful Director and Chief candidate will present a distinguished record of achievement in clinical, operational, and administrative pharmacy services.  He or she will demonstrate extensive knowledge of pharmacy related health care issues, trends, compliance, and regulatory standards. She/he must build on the success of the Department’s current pharmacy service and leverage the opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration within the UC Davis Medical Center.

The Academic Health Center Practice of Korn Ferry is assisting with this important search.  If you’re interested in learning more, please email your CV and letter of interest, or nominations of qualified candidates, to:

Sarah L. Wheeler
Managing Consultant
Korn Ferry
1650 Arch Street, Suite 2300
Philadelphia, PA 19103


UC Davis is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. We are committed to the creation of a diverse and inclusive campus climate. We encourage protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, women and minorities to apply.


California Society of Health-System Pharmacists
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Sacramento, CA 95814
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