Manages, plans, organizes and evaluates the staff, activities and resources of Pharmacy operations. Prepares and dispenses medications in accordance with established policies and procedures when needed to maintain operational objectives. Maintains operational records and statistics. May lead or participate-in department projects, studies or initiatives.
1. Manages day-to-day operations.
- Participates in developing recommended operating goals and objectives.
- Prioritizes, schedules, assigns and monitors work to optimize operational service.
- Analyzes, recommends, implements and monitors approved work-flow changes.
- Recommends, implements, and evaluates operating policies, procedures and processes.
- Ensures operating compliance with government and agency regulations.
- Leads and facilitates staff in evaluating and implementing Quality Control/ Performance Improvement related practices. Participates in hospital QC/PI groups.
- Documents non-formulary drug approvals, restricted drug approvals and unusual medication orders.
- Handles unusual problems to resolution.
- Maintains operational records and statistics.
- Monitors and/or prepares compounding and dispensing of parenteral admixtures and controlled drugs.
2. Manages resources including operating budget, supplies, equipment, space, staff and information.
- Implements and adheres to approved operating budget. Reports operational performance, and provides justification and/or corrective action. Prepares billing charges for Finance.
Selects, mentors, leads and evaluates direct reports. Participates in developing and delivering educational presentations.
- Maintains adequate controls over requisitioning and dispensing of all pharmaceuticals.
Evaluates equipment and recommends maintenance, repair, upgrade or replacement.
Participates in the planning and utilization of space.
Oversees the maintenance and integrity of conventional and computer-aided records and information.
3. Prepares and dispenses medications to in-patients in accordance with established policy and procedure including reviewing orders for completeness, interactions, incompatibilities and other inconsistencies.
- Consults with prescriber when discrepancies are identified.
4. May lead or participate-in projects, studies or initiatives that are common to both business units.
5. Performs related duties, as required.
Bachelors, Masters, or Doctorate Degree in Pharmacy or related field, required. Current license and registration to practice as a pharmacist in New York State, required.
ASHP-accredited post-graduate residency training, preferred.
Minimum of two (2) years progressively responsible related work experience to ensure familiarity with clinical and administrative aspects of pharmacy practice, required.