Pharmacy Manager Duties
This is professional and administrative work involving
responsibility for the manufacture, compounding, and dispensing
of drugs in the hospital pharmacy.
Work involves supervising and directing through subordinate
supervisors, professional and technical personnel in
manufacturing, compounding and mixing all types of drugs used
for or sold to patients of the hospital. Work also involves
supervising the ordering of all supplies and equipment required
and establishing and maintaining a satisfactory system of record
keeping. Work may also involve manufacturing, compounding, and
preparing prescriptions as requested by a physician in
accordance with established practices of the profession and
rules and regulations of the hospital. The Chief Pharmacist
furnishes information concerning new medications to physicians,
interns, nurses or subordinates and must be informed about all
newly approved drugs and their recommended uses. Work is
performed under the direction of administrative officials of the
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Plans, directs, revises, and modifies pharmacy procedures.
Assigns, assists with, and supervises the work of a staff of
professional and technical personnel in compounding, mixing, and
dispensing of a wide variety of drugs used for or sold to
patients of the hospital.
Requisitions all supplies required and reviews, analyzes, and
becomes familiar with new pharmaceutical preparations
recommended for patient use in order to be of assistance to the
staff of the hospital.
Establishes and maintains an approved system of record keeping
and bookkeeping; prepares annual budget.
Supervises the taking of inventories.
Acts as agent with total responsibility for all narcotic and
alcohol usage in the University Health Service.
Performs related work as required.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Graduation from an ACPE-accredited School of Pharmacy,
preferably supplemented by post-graduate study in pharmacology;
and minimum three (3) years experience as a Chief
Pharmacist/Department of Pharmacy Manager or Assistant
Chief/Assistant Pharmacy Manager; or any equivalent combination
of training and experience.
Candidates for this position must be registered as a Pharmacist
by the Georgia Board of Pharmacy at the time of appointment.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Extensive knowledge of the principles and practices of
professional pharmacy work.
Thorough knowledge of hospital rules, regulations, and practices
as they relate to the compounding and dispensing of drugs.
Some knowledge of business administration as it applies to the
management of a hospital pharmacy.
Some knowledge of effective supervisory and instructional
methods and techniques.
Ability to direct, supervise, and review the work of
professional and technical personnel.
Ability to keep records, prepare reports, estimate costs, and
perform related clerical and administrative tasks involved in
the management of a pharmacy.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working
relationships with departmental personnel, superiors, employees,
and the public.
Skill in compounding, preparing, and manufacturing a wide
variety of drugs, compounds, and other pharmaceutical supplies.