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Hosp Pharm. 2013 Jun;48(6):520-5. doi: 10.1310/hpj4806-520.

Recommendations for smooth career transitions in pharmacy leadership.

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  • 1Manager, Clinical Services, Department of Pharmacy, The Western Pennsylvania Hospital, West Penn Allegheny Health System, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
  • 2Operations Manager, Acute Pharmacy Services, Tufts Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts.
  • 3Pharmacy Operations Manager, Children's Mercy Hospitals & Clinics, Kansas City, Missouri.
  • 4Manager, Inpatient Pharmacy Services, Virginia Commonwealth University Health System, Richmond, Virginia.
  • 5Pharmacy Sterile Products Manager, Reading Hospital, Reading Health System, Reading, Pennsylvania.
  • 6Director, Huron Consulting Group, Chicago, Illinois.

Abstract

The Director's Forum is designed to guide pharmacy leaders in establishing patient-centered services in hospitals and health systems. This article focuses on the process of preparing leaders for future career transitions. Both new and seasoned leaders are confronted with the tasks of overcoming environmental issues, ensuring alignment in all directions during the first 90 days, and implementing change. By gaining a thorough understanding of the expectations during the transition phase, the new pharmacy leader will ensure future successes that maximize department initiatives and support the rapidly changing health care environment.

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PMC3839488
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