Clinical Pharmacy Supervisor
Company: SCA Health
Posted on: June 7, 2021
Serves as the Lead Clinical Pharmacist and coordinates the
pharmaceutical care program; acts as a resource for staff and
patients; assists with training, scheduling, evaluations, etc.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS (include, but not limited to the
- Exercises assigned supervisory responsibilities for planning,
organizing, reviewing, evaluating, and implementing such duties
performed by the Pharmacy Department.
- Provides administrative and technical supervision and
identifies challenges, prioritizes efforts, develops expectations
for programs, exercises initiative and independent judgment to plan
and provides pharmaceutical services.
- Dispenses a full range of pharmaceuticals, which include
controlled, investigational, highly-potent, and other drugs
requiring special handling.
- Reviews the prescription, patient medication profile, and
patient record to determine appropriateness, safety and
completeness of medication, authenticity of prescriber, possible
drug interactions, history or likelihood of adverse reaction, and
any special aspects or considerations in dispensing the prescribed
- Compounds or oversees the compounding of drugs as prescribed,
either individually or in bulk.
- Ensures correct labeling, handling, storage, and
- Reviews prescriptions set up by pharmacy technicians from
volume or prepackaged stores. Ensures proper item, quantity, and
labeling before authorizing release.
- Conducts necessary patient education concerning the medication,
its administration, and signs of reaction, course of treatment,
likelihood of success, possible adverse consequences, and related
- Performs periodic inspections of drug storage facilities to
ensure correct handling, accountability, etc. of controlled
- Reports and documents medication errors and/or unusual
- Ensures equipment is properly setup and operated, components
and additives are correctly identified, quantities computed and
measured, and compounding properly performed.
- Participates with physicians in determining course of treatment
for unusually complex or difficult cases. Advises on the use of
various drugs, drug therapies, and the latest drug information to
include investigational and limited use items.
- Controls the pharmacy budget assigned; evaluates cost saving
opportunities, stock control, physician education, and quality
improvement efforts. Ensures pharmacy drug stock levels are
maintained. Reviews and analyzes pharmacy work methods.
- Implements prescribed internal controls and supplements them to
ensure that resources are efficiently and effectively managed and
to find ways to improve production or increase quality of work
directed. Completes internal control review checklists for all
functional areas with established time-frames and reports
- Conducts and participates in studies resulting in drug use
evaluation recommendations; ensures recommendations are followed to
optimize care and save resources.
- Conducts monthly inspection of clinics/departments to ensure
proper storage, and potency of stocked medications.
- Conducts a monthly controlled substance count by the first
Wednesday of every month.
- Conducts a reconciliation of the return/waste tracking log
- Develops and implements drug use evaluation procedures and
medication use indicators for the ambulatory setting.
- Implements and evaluates all aspects of the ambulatory pharmacy
part of the quality improvement program.
- Performs other duties as requested
- Four years of pharmacy experience, hospital experience
- Bachelor's degree in Pharmacy; PharmD preferred including 1
- BLS certification within 30 days of hire
- Current and valid state Pharmacy license, required
Indian Preference and Equal Employment Opportunity
SCAHC gives preference in hiring to San Carlos Apache Tribal
members and other Native Americans in accordance with the San
Carlos Apache Tribe's Tribal Preference Policy, as set forth in
Section 402 of the Tribe's Human Resources Department Policies and
Procedures Manual. Otherwise SCAHC does not discriminate in any way
to deprive any person of employment opportunities or otherwise
adversely affect him/her because of race, color, religion, sex,
sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age,
disability, citizenship, veteran status, military or uniformed
services, in accordance with all applicable governmental laws and
regulations. In addition, SCAHC complies with all applicable
federal, and Tribal laws governing nondiscrimination in
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