Manager, Pharmacy- FT days
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Pharmacy Manager, 40 hours Monday- Friday 7:00am- 3:30pm
Summary: Working under the day-to-day supervision of the Director of Pharmacy. Responsible for planning, organizing and directing the overall operation of the Pharmaceutical Services Department; ensures compliance with patient care quality standards as it relates to the care provided to all age groups of patients ranging from newborns to the elderly; directs and controls the purchase and inventory maintenance of pharmaceuticals and related substances and supplies; participates in the department’s planning, revenue analysis, budgeting, education and human resources activities.
Doctorate of Pharmacy degree or Bachelor of Science degree or Bachelor of Science with advanced Degree i.e. MBA. Graduate from accredited School of Pharmacy Current Pharmacist certification or licensure in the State of MA. Education in all age groups ranging from newborn to the geriatric population obtained either in school education, experience or subsequent training. Management training or equivalent managerial experience required. Able to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing. Additional languages preferred. Strong written and verbal skills. Basic computer knowledge. Automated pharmacy systems, IV Laminar Flow Hood. Self-directed, motivated and capable of supervising support personnel.
- Works with hospital administration on planning, organizing and directing pharmacy operations and ensuring compliance with all local, state and federal regulations.
- Monitors activities of the Pharmaceutical Services Department and takes appropriate action as necessary to ensure efficient and effective operation.
- Works closely with the nursing and medical staffs and other clinical department managers in addressing pharmaceutical services issues as they are related to the services provided to all patients ranging from the newborn to the elderly. Understands that there are dosage variations between newborns, pediatrics, adolescents, adults and geriatrics and knows where to find appropriate information.
- Performs all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/health care errors.
- Directs and controls the purchase and inventory maintenance of pharmaceuticals.
- May be responsible for the purchase of pharmacy inventory to include narcotics and other necessary drugs, equipment, and items to insure availability. When there is an established formulary, the pharmacy manager is required to adhere to that formulary or follow the established procedure for exceptions.
- Oversees the storage and distribution of all pharmaceutical items in departmental and patient care locations.
- Directs and participates in the development/revision, implementation and communication of policies, guidelines and standards for the Pharmaceutical Services Department in accordance with the hospital’s policies and JCAHO standards.
- Directs and participates in the human resources management function for the department by coordinating the selection, promotion, orientation and performance appraisal processes
- Coordinates the department’s in-service training.
- Attends and participates on hospital committees such as the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee, Department Manager’s Meeting and Performance Improvement Committee.
- Provides coverage as a staff pharmacist for the department, as necessary.
- Prepares department budget for personnel, operating expenses and capital equipment. Responsible for fiscal operation of the department.
- Works in the community to bring positive attention to the effective patient care that the hospital provides.
- Maintains a system of records in accordance with hospital policy for recording patient charges as well as maintaining adequate controls over requisitioning and dispensing of pharmaceuticals.
- Responsible for the implementation, monitoring and evaluation of performance improvement and CQI activities assigned to the Pharmaceutical Services Department.
- Defines problems, collects data, establishes facts and draws valid conclusions.
- Interprets an extensive variety of technical and financial instructions and deal with several abstract variables.
- Applies mathematical operations to such tasks as dosage calculations, formulation of pharmaceutical preparations and data analysis.
- Reads, analyzes and interprets pharmacy-related journals.
- Responds to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies or members of the hospital staff.
- Write articles for publication and to effectively present information to management, medical staff, hospital staff and public groups is essential.