Pharmacy Manager


Full Time

Days, Monday - Friday


Position Objective:
Coordinates daily operations and supervises the distributive functions of the pharmacy including formulary management, medication ordering and distribution, sterile products manufacturing, unit dose preparation, medication storage, unit inspections, drug delivery systems and workload data retrieval and reporting. Identifies operation problems (i.e. staffing; scheduling; workflow) and takes corrective action.

Patient Population Served:
The Pharmacy Manager is expected to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care based in the physical ability, intellectual development, psychosocial, educational and safety needs of the pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric patient.

The Pharmacy Manager will ensure that each staff pharmacist has reviewed the Pharmacy Department age specific competency manual as well as attended appropriate workshops or complete continuing education with regards to the hospital patient type.

Essential Position Functions:
Works with the Director to provide human resource management of staff including scheduling, communicating, hiring, evaluating, developing; and corrective action.
Collaborates with the Director to assist the implementation of strategic plans; fiscal responsibility; and federal/state regulations. 
Serves as a role model by strong leadership through high impact communication and accountability. Provides feedback and support to staff to assist with performance improvement.
Working knowledge of automated dispensing machines (Pyxis).
Working knowledge of hospital wide computer system (Meditech).
Checks medications dispensed and unit dose packaged by pharmacy technicians.
Interprets physician orders and enters those orders into computer system.
Prepares compounded dosage forms as required.
Working knowledge of pharmacy purchasing procedures including the use of all ordering/receiving devices.
Working knowledge of narcotic control procedures including computer applications, anesthesia returns, ambulance controlled substance boxes and related PYXIS controls.
Works with the Director of Pharmacy or his/her designee to complete any distribution project assignment, or to attend any committee function related to distribution activities.
Performs the duties of Staff Pharmacist as needed.

Clinical Functions:
Performs order entry to review orders for drug duplication, drug interactions, and drug allergies. Makes determination about contacting physician if clinically significant.
Provides drug information services to medical and nursing staff.
Conducts Drug Use Evaluation (DUE) studies as designated.
Provides clinical consultations in nutritional support and pharmacokinetics.
Documents clinical interventions and outcomes.
Able to review patient profiles for renal dysfunction issues and relative risks of deep vein thrombosis (DVT), and then able to offer appropriate therapy as a result of this review.
Vancomycin dosing and management
Aware of therapeutic interchanges and policies related to patient's own medication use.
Resolves promptly any therapeutic drug issues as needed.
Interacts with physicians and nurses to promote the concept and awareness of pharmaceutical care as a proactive drug expert.
Takes ownership of clinical assignments to assist Director in providing pharmaceutical care to our patients.
Works with the Director of Pharmacy or his/her designee to complete any clinical project assignment, or to attend any committee function related to clinical activities.

Quality Assurance:
Monitors personal accuracy in all professional functions to strive for 100% accuracy by critical thinking and self-improvement.
Monitor variances of pharmacy technician performance and counsels promptly.
Assures DUE studies are current and complete.

Inventory Control:
Resolves promptly drug supply issues raised by pharmacists/technicians.
Maintains daily surveillance of drug inventory to ensure fiscally prudent purchasing habits.

Develops and maintains effective communication link between pharmacy and other departments including the medical staff.
Maintains teamwork spirit and harmonious work environment in pharmacy. Represent and supports pharmacy and hospital management concerns to the staff.

Non-Essential Position Functions:
Performs all other duties as assigned by the Director of Pharmacy or as judgment or necessity dictates.

Position Qualifications:
The Pharmacy Manager must be a graduate of an American Council on Pharmaceutical Education approved College of Pharmacy. Must be professionally competent and appropriately licensed by the State of New Hampshire Board of Pharmacy. Five years of hospital pharmacy experience.
Three plus years of prior supervisory experience and staff training experience required. Experience with 340B and pharmacy information systems preferred.