Pharmacy Operations Manager

Industry: Hospitals & Medical Centers


5 - 7 years

Posted 47 days ago

This job is no longer available.



  • Oversee day-to-day operations of 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 Director of Pharmacy
  • Oversee activities related to drug use, control, storage, inventory, and billing
  • Participate in quality assurance programs for the inpatient hospital and ambulatory pharmacies
  • Maintain effective communication with other persons on the administrative staff of the contracted pharmacy and other hospital departments
  • 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 Director of Pharmacy


  • 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 Director of Pharmacy
  • Ensure pharmacy staff development, new employee orientation, and training in coordination with the Director of Pharmacy
  • Ensure appropriate pharmacy staffing
  • Ensure accuracy of timesheets and leave records, in coordination with Lead Pharmacists


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


  • Graduation from an accredited School of Pharmacy
  • Eligible for licensure as a pharmacist in the State of Washington
  • 4+ years of pharmacist experience
  • Graduate degree in Pharmacy and an ASHP-accredited residency are preferred; may substitute with at least 3 years of experience
  • Demonstrated leadership abilities