Executive Clinical Director, Pharmacy - Abu Dhabi, UAE

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The Cleveland Clinic Hospital in Abu Dhabi, UAE (CCAD) is a 364-bed, tertiary-care, adult-focus hospital. CCAD is an extension of the US-based Cleveland Clinic’s model.

In all, more than 30 medical and surgical specialties are represented at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi. The hospital officially opened in May 2015.


  • Reports to: Chief Medical Officer
  • Direct Reports: 7
  • Total managed: 121


  • Leads the development, implementation and evaluation of the annual strategic plan and ensures effective mechanisms for the involvement of the Division’s leadership team in decision making
  • Provides strategic leadership in facilitating compliance with operational standards and regulations, through assessment and monitoring of Pharmacy practices, processes and systems
  • Responsible for all operational aspects of the Inpatient and Outpatient pharmacy, including leading and continuously enhancing the effectiveness of Patient and Provider Access functions for the Cleveland Clinic.
  • Ensures the cost-effectiveness of pharmacy service provisions and operations throughout CCAD.
  • Enables the appropriate placement, facilitation and expedition of all pharmacy flow transactions, including direct and emergency patient admissions and transfers, in accordance with established clinical standards.
  • Manages purchasing activities to ensure adequate supplies and drug inventory, adhering to regulatory and financial compliance.
  • Contributes to the development of the strategic and operational planning across CCAD in line with regional Healthcare strategy and Health Authority Abu Dhabi.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy required
  • Master’s degree in Health Service Management (or similar title) preferred
  • PharmD preferred
  • Registered Pharmacist with license in the USA, Canada, UK, Western Europe, Australia, and New Zealand
  • 12-15+ years of progressively responsible leadership experience in Pharmacy with a minimum of nine years recent experience as an acute-care/tertiary hospital pharmacist and a minimum of three years current experience in a senior leadership position in a large, tertiary, acute-care hospital is required
  • Must have proven capability with implementing successful change initiatives in a large healthcare setting
  • Must have experience handling large budgets


  • Tax-free income
  • Housing allowance
  • Relocation ticket to Abu Dhabi
  • Medical coverage
  • 25 days paid annual leave and 10 Public Holidays
Interested in working in the USA?: We have positions in the USA for RNs educated in the Philippines and in other countries.

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Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi

The Cleveland Clinic Hospital Abu Dhabi (CCAD) is a 364-bed, tertiary-care, adult-focus hospital. CCAD provides Western-style healthcare, according to the US Cleveland Clinic model. more

Abu Dhabi, UAE

Abu Dhabi, the capital of the UAE, is also the wealthiest emirate and the largest emirate. Wishing to establish itself as the cultural center of the Middle East, it is building a fantasy-like museum to which the Louvre will lend exhibits.

United Arab Emirates

The United Arab Emirates, population approximately 9.7 million (2017 est. 12% Emirati citizens and 88% expatriates), is one of the most westernized countries in the Arabian Peninsula.

Three large cities: Abu Dhabi (the capital), Dubai (the UAE's most internationally-known city), and Al Ain (the university centre with a medical school). Has a long coastline and the Hajar Mountains to the East, which are great for hiking. Popular with tourists who come from Europe and from throughout the region. more