PHARMACIST/OPERATIONAL MANAGER
Memorial Hospital of South Bend-qualityoflife.org - South Bend, IN

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SUMMARY
Reports to the Director, Pharmacy Services. Coordinates and directs the work of pharmacists, technicians, and support personnel in accordance with established Hospital policies and procedures.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
1. Coordinates operational activities of the Pharmacy Department by:

  • Scheduling staff pharmacists, technicians and support personnel.
  • Recommending operational/procedural changes as indicated.
  • Conducting regular staff meetings.
  • Conducting routine performance appraisals.
  • Participating in the hiring of and maintaining discipline and discharge of pharmacists, technicians, and support personnel.

2. Assures a smooth interface between clinical and distributive services by:

  • Coordinating activities with Clinical Pharmacy Specialists.
  • Overseeing staff development activities.
  • Maintaining regular contact with physicians and nurses to seek feedback.

3. Evaluates existing services and potential new services by:

  • Routinely monitoring and analyzing key processes and preparing reports.
  • Reviewing professional literature and attending educational programs to maintain knowledge of current trends and pertinent issues and innovations in pharmacy practice.
  • Meeting with other hospital staff, physicians, and corporate and community representatives as necessary to evaluate and plan new services.
  • Participating in preparation of project and departmental budgets.

4. Serves as a role model for pharmacy staff by:

  • Performing all duties of a staff pharmacist when workload and staffing dictates in an exemplary manner.
  • Displaying of team building behaviors.
  • Communicating with respect to all department team members and valuing all team member opinions.

OTHER FUNCTIONS
1. Maintains knowledge, skills and competence in areas of responsibility by:

  • Attending in-services and department meetings; also participating in continuing education and attending conferences as approved.
  • Maintaining professional affiliations as appropriate.
  • Reading current professional literature and journals.

2. Contributes to the overall effectiveness and efficiency of the department by:

  • Completing other job-related duties and special projects as directed.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
1. Demonstrates leadership as reflected by an ability to elicit cooperation and support from others; interact tactfully and effectively with coworkers, management, and other hospital staff; participate in the implementation of progressive services and programs.
2. Demonstrates the ability to plan and coordinate activities and direct staff.
3. Demonstrates thorough knowledge of policies, procedures and standards for the provision of pharmaceutical services.
4. Demonstrates knowledge of and a commitment to Memorial Health System’s mission and values; and the organization’s goal of providing exceptional patient experiences by following Memorial’s Performance Essentials.
5. Requires the physical ability and stamina to perform the essential functions of the position.

The above level of knowledge, skills and abilities are normally acquired through the successful completion of a Bachelor's Degree in Pharmacy or a PharmD degree from an accredited college or university or successful completion of the foreign pharmacy equivalency exam, licensed or eligible for licensure to practice pharmacy in the state of Indiana, and two to three years of more responsible experience in a hospital pharmacy environment.


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