Pharmacy Manager - SCCA

University of Washington   •  

Seattle, WA

Industry: Education, Government & Non-Profit


5 - 7 years

Posted 69 days ago

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The Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) Oncology Pharmacy team provides extensive pharmaceutical care to inpatient and ambulatory patients. In addition to direct care, pharmacists participate in drug therapy consults, conduct clinical research protocols, provide patient/family/staff education, and precept pharmacy students and residents. SCCA combines the adult and pediatric oncology patient care services of three world-renowned cancer care institutions Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle Children's, and UW Medicine.

SCCA/UW Medicine Pharmacy have an outstanding opportunity for a full-time professional staff PHARMACY MANAGER to manage SCCA Pharmacy Services at South Lake Union. The Pharmacy Manager provides direct supervision of pharmacy staff at the SCCA ambulatory clinic pharmacy. The Pharmacy Manager will also: develop, implement, and evaluate pharmacy services; resolve day-to-day practice issues at the SCCA pharmacy; and collaborate with nursing, medical staff, and other healthcare professionals to ensure safe and efficient ambulatory medication processes. The Pharmacy Manager has substantial responsibility for formulating institutional policy at the department level and assists in the oversight of annual drug expenditures.

SCCA Pharmacy Manager duties:


  • Oversee day-to-day operations of the ambulatory pharmacies and clinic pharmacy services.
  • Assist in planning, developing, organizing and evaluating SCCA pharmacy services.
  • Assist in maintaining appropriate computer operations and other automation systems for the pharmacy.
  • Ensure compliance with all pharmacy laws and regulations including USP 797, USP 800, The Joint Commission, and National Patient Safety Goals.
  • Maintain security systems for the pharmacy's physical plant and computer software.
  • Ensure that policies and procedures are updated and followed in coordination with the Assistant Director.
  • Coordinate with the Purchasing Manager activities related to drug use, control, inventory, and billing.
  • Participate in quality assurance programs.
  • Maintain effective communication with other persons on the administrative staff of the UW Medicine Department of Pharmacy Services, other medical center departments, and the School of Pharmacy.
  • Provide management reports as required by the Director.
  • Ensure proper control of controlled substances and maintain proper records and inventories.
  • Serve as a member of committees as assigned.
  • Assume other responsibilities in the management of the pharmacy department as delegated by the Assistant Director.


  • Assist with the annual budget preparation and maintain continuous statistical reports.
  • Provide billing information for inquiries from patients, other hospital departments, and third-party payers.
  • Ensure that patient charges and credits are processed on a timely basis.
  • Ensure cash handling processes are being followed and transactions reconciled.
  • Provide supervision for the staff members responsible for addressing billing issues.


  • Assist in the recruitment and evaluation of Pharmacists, Pharmacy Assistants, Pharmacy Technicians, and Pharmacy Interns as applicable to the SCCA ambulatory pharmacy programs.
  • Assist with personnel performance reviews and the development and retention of competent personnel in coordination with the Assistant Director.
  • Ensure pharmacy staff development, new employee orientation, and training in coordination with the Assistant Director.
  • Ensure appropriate staffing in the Ambulatory Pharmacy.
  • Ensure accuracy of timesheets and leave records, in coordination with Leads and Technician Manager.


  • Coordinate the experience of IPPE and APPE School of Pharmacy graduate students in outpatient pharmacy practice with the Lead Clinical Pharmacist.
  • Provide lectures for the School of Pharmacy in its graduate and continuing education programs.
  • Coordinate externship experiences for pharmacy technician students following contract agreements.


  • Participate in collaborative research with the Schools of Pharmacy, Medicine, Nursing, and Public Health.
  • Ensure maintenance of records for dispensing of investigational drugs and other drug-related studies.

Other Duties:

  • Participate in professional pharmacy organizations.
  • Promote an image of service and goodwill to the patients, public, and hospital staff.
  • Perform other related tasks as required.
  • REQUIREMENTS:Graduation from an accredited School of Pharmacy.
  • Eligible for licensure as a pharmacist in the State of Washington.
  • 4-5 years of Pharmacist experience.
  • Graduate degree in pharmacy and an ASHP-accredited residency are preferred; may substitute with 3-5 years of experience.
  • Demonstrated leadership abilities in the area of pharmacy practice.