Principal Duties and Responsibilities 1. Manages a professional pharmacy practice in accordance with the laws and regulations of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Pharmacy, the Department of Public Health, the Food and Drug Administration, and the Drug Enforcement Administration. 2. Develops and implements Pharmacy security precautions to prevent theft and/or drug diversion within the institution. 3. Reviews and evaluates periodic audit reports of controlled substances. 4. Oversees all staffing and scheduling of pharmacists and supportive personnel within the department. 5. Assists in training, directing, evaluating, and, when necessary, disciplines and/or recommends discharge for Pharmacy personnel. 6. Participates in maintenance and review of the formulary system to ensure that it meets the needs of patients and practitioners. 7. Directs and implements, through subordinates, procedures for the control and dispensing of investigational drugs. 8. Develops and directs drug dispensing policy and procedures to ambulatory clinics and specialty clinics. 9. Coordinates all information system components of the department, including maintaining the Pharmacy computer system and interacting with the Information Systems Department. 10. Ensures, through subordinates, that the IV admixture program policy, procedures, and operation conform to sterility standards of practice. 11. Assists in planning and implementing written policies and procedures for overall Pharmacy operations. 12. Plans and prepares Pharmacy operational and capital equipment budgets. Analyzes Pharmacy fiscal performance in relation to budget. 13. Develops, implements, and evaluates antibiotic drug utilization review in the institution. 14. Oversees performance improvement programs. 15. Participates on various departmental and hospital committees. 16. Maintains and enhances clinical and administrative expertise through appropriate educational experience.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED 1. Bachelor of Science degree in pharmacy (five-year program) from an accredited college of pharmacy. 2. Effective oral and written communication with members of the healthcare disciplines, hospital administrators, representatives of government agencies, sales and marketing organizations, patients, and the community. 3. Comprehensive in-depth knowledge of pharmacy systems and designs in order to develop and supervise departmental operations.