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Pharmacist / Pharmacy Manager

101 Cole Avenue, Bisbee, AZ, USA

Full Time

About the Role

Responsible for planning, organizing, and directing the overall operation of the pharmacy; ensures compliance with patient care quality standards for all age groups; directs and controls the purchase and inventory maintenance of pharmaceuticals and related supplies; participates in the department’s planning, revenue analysis, budgeting, education, and human resources activities. Interprets physician orders; acts as a drug information resource to staff and patients; compounds and dispenses prescribed medications for patient care.
Plans, organizes, and directs overall operation of pharmacy. Ensures compliance with various regulations and policies.
 Works with hospital administration in planning, organizing, and directing pharmacy operations.
 Directs and participates in the development/revision, implementation, compliance, and communication of policies, guidelines, and standards for the Pharmacy Department in accordance with Hospital policies, JCAHO standards, and State and Federal laws.
 Monitors activities of the Pharmacy Department and takes appropriate action as necessary to ensure efficient and effective operation.
 Works closely with the nursing staff, medical staff, and other department managers in addressing pharmaceutical services issues. Coordinates interdepartmental program planning and implementation efforts.
 Establishes credibility with regard to pharmacy services in order to successfully market utilization of the pharmacy to the physicians.
 Obtains and renews all certificates or permits required for pharmacy operations.
 Prepares operational and capital budget yearly.

2. Directs and controls purchase, inventory, distribution, maintenance, and record keeping of pharmaceuticals and supplies.
 Directs purchasing of pharmaceuticals, including emergency drugs, to ensure there is proper supply within the pharmacy and designated areas.
 Oversees proper storage and distribution of pharmaceuticals within pharmacy and patient care locations.
 Directs yearly inventory of all pharmaceuticals within the hospital.
 Ensures that monthly unit inspections are completed.
 Oversees maintenance of night stock in appropriate areas for use when pharmacy is closed including prepackaged medications for dispensing through the Emergency Department.
 Ensures that a complete and accurate written record is maintained of all physician’s orders and prescriptions for the purpose of pharmacy records, control files on narcotics, and billing.
 Maintains a system of record keeping for patient charges, interdepartmental requisitions, and outside facility borrow/loan.

3. Performs human resources management for the Pharmacy Department.
 Oversees performance of pharmacy staff in their duties.
 Coordinates the in-service training for the department.
 Coordinates the selection, orientation, training, performance appraisal, and promotion of pharmacy personnel.

4. Participates in Quality Improvement activities, Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee, Manager’s Meetings, Drug Utilization, and any other applicable teams or activities.
 Coordinates CQI activities for the pharmacy department.
 Participates in Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee by reviewing/revising the formulary, giving in-services, tracking Adverse Drug Reactions and Medication Errors, and DUE.
 Attends management meetings to keep appraised of hospital activities.
 Performs drug audits and utilization reviews to assure the best management of resources.
 Willingly participates in other projects or quality teams requiring pharmacy input.

5. Miscellaneous Competencies.
 Provides coverage as a staff pharmacist as necessary.
 Maintains drug information resources for the department and certain nursing units; demonstrates ability to provide drug information about various patient age groups.
 Is able to solve problems effectively, including use of data interpretation.
 Responds to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or hospital staff.
 Communicates effectively with management, medical staff, hospital staff, and patients.


1. demonstrates effective pharmaceutical care to all patients.
 Reviews and interprets prescriptions issued by physicians or other authorized prescribed to assure accuracy and appropriateness.
 Compounds medications if necessary using standard formulas and mixing ingredients.
 Dispenses, or approves for dispensing, medications to fill written physician orders.
 Monitors all patient profiles for accuracy, drug allergies, drug interactions, duplications, incompatibilities, and appropriate therapy.
 Provides pharmaceutical care to all ages of patients from newborns to elderly and understands dosage variations between them.
 Check patient medication cassettes prior to delivery to ensure the correct drug, dosage form, patient, schedule, and strength are being dispensed.
 Aseptically prepares IV adminstures.
 Supervises pharmacy technicians in admixing, dispensing, packaging, and labeling of drugs.
 Serves as drug information resource to all hospital staff and patients.

2. Miscellaneous Responsibilities.
 Assists in teaching programs (Departmental, Medical, Nursing, Community).
 Maintains established procedures concerning quality control, security of controlled substances, and disposal of hazardous waste.
 Demonstrates ability to apply mathematical operations to such tasks as dosage calculations, formulation of pharmaceutical preparations, and data analysis.
 Demonstrates the knowledge of hospital and departmental corporate compliance guidelines.


1. Meets dress code standards; appearance is neat and clean.
2. Completes annual educational requirements.
3. Wears identification while on duty.
4. Ensures confidentiality of patient information.
5. Attends P&T, CQI, Management, and other committee meetings as appropriate.
6. Communicates mission, ethics, and goals of the Hospital and the Department.
7. Works with physicians in a collaborative manner.
8. Understands JCAHO, State and Federal regulations, and contemporary hospital pharmacy practice.
9. Basic computer knowledge.
10. Self directed, motivated, and capable of supervising support personnel.


1. Graduate of Pharmacy degree or Bachelor of Science degree or equivalent.
2. Graduate from an accredited School of Pharmacy
3. Current licensure or eligibility for licensure in Arizona.


1. Frequently requires standing, walking, sitting, bending, stooping, reaching with arms, and physical hand and finger dexterity (>75 percent of the time).
2. Occasionally requires lifting or moving 40 pound boxes (>24 percent of the time).
3. Frequently requires proficient hearing, talking, close vision, and depth perception (>75 percent of the time).


1. Works with toxic/caustic chemicals.
2. Subject to stressful, crowded working conditions.
3. Works in a clean, well-lit, comfortable climate with moderate noise level.
4. Reasonable accommodations may be made to allow individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position.

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