Pharmacy Operations Specialist : Ambulatory ( Outpatient ) Pharmacy

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 07/27/17
Less than 5 years experience
Medical Devices & Diagnostics
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 07/27/17

Job Details:

  • Bachelor's degree is required
  • Licensure Required
  • General Description and Goals


    This specialist is a member of the Department of Pharmacy with a primary focus of providing comprehensive pharmacy services, both specialty and non-specialty, for our ambulatory (outpatient) patients.

    Under the direction of the Director of Ambulatory Pharmacy, provides supervision and direction to subordinate pharmacist and non-pharmacist employees at the Outpatient/Specialty Pharmacy. Ensures compliance with Federal and State laws and regulations, policies, and procedures. Responsible for day-to-day operations of assigned work area(s)/functions(s)/services(s). Performs the duties of all subordinate employees and other duties as required.



    Responsibilities Include


    •Assists the Director and Manager of Ambulatory Pharmacy with the development and implementation of pharmacy strategic initiatives.
    • Responsible for the supervision of day-to-day services/activities/functions, including drug distribution/dispensing, drug education, pharmacist clinical activities, retail business expansion, inventory management, performance measurements, regulatory compliance, employee development and multi-disciplinary team development, for the outpatient pharmacy department.
    • Supervises departmental personnel and operational practices to ensure compliance with Federal and State laws and regulations, T.J.C., O.S.H.A., DPH, and departmental policies & procedures.
    • Collaborates with the Inpatient Pharmacy and clinic departments to provide continuity of care and compliance with applicable Federal and State laws and regulations governing hospitals.
    • Sphere of influence includes Pharmacy Staff, Providers, and other members of the Pharmacy Management Team.
    • Provides personnel management activities (e.g. recruits, hires, trains and evaluates, and/or terminates subordinate personnel).
    • Works with Human Resources in handling employee grievances.
    • Completes/administers performance evaluations and ensures adherence to departmental plan for completion of performance evaluations.
    • Responsible for the preparation and assignment of department staff's work schedules and assignments.
    • Makes staffing and scheduling adjustments to meet volume/workload demands.
    • Provides regular communication and feedback to the staff.
    • Assists the Director and Manager to monitor personnel utilization in accordance with operating budget.
    • Responsible to prepare and monitor financial parameters and to operate within budgetary targets.
    • Participates in designing, implementing and evaluating systems, processes and methods designed to enhance quality, improve service, and enhance cost effectiveness.
    • Provides resolution to service complaints by patients, health care professionals, department heads, and employees.
    • Administers organizational and department policies and procedures on a day-to-day basis.
    • Performs the duties of all subordinate employees and other duties as required.




    The successful candidate must be a graduate of an accredited college or university with a BS in Pharmacy or a PharmD degree. The ideal candidate has a Doctor of Pharmacy degree, and has two to three years of related practice experience.  Retail and/or specialty pharmacy experience and an understanding of the federal 340B program are desirable.


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