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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

Job Details for 4323 - Manager - Pharmacy Services

Job Description

FLSA STATUS: Exempt
GRADE: 315


POSITION SUMMARY
Under administrative direction; performs work of considerable difficulty in supervising the operation of the Convalescent Center Pharmacy; performs related duties as required.

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS
The Manager is responsible and legally accountable for all aspects of the operation of the pharmacy. This position receives administrative direction from the Convalescent Center Administrator and exercises supervision over all other pharmacists and technicians.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The list of duties and responsibilities is illustrative only, and is not a comprehensive listing of all the duties and responsibilities performed by positions in this class.

• Manages and supervises overall and day-to-day operations of the pharmacy
• Establishes pharmacy policies and procedures in conformance with State and Federal regulations and ensures that they are observed by all pharmacy personnel
• Conducts ongoing surveillance of services and medications
• Reviews each patient's drug regimen on a monthly basis
• Performs all duties of clinical/staff pharmacists
• Prepares annual operating budgets
• Monitors budgets, purchasing, drug inventory and billing practices
• Keeps records and prepares reports on pharmacy activities
• Maintains ongoing contacts with professional associations, State and Federal regulatory agencies and the Illinois Department of Public Aid
• Coordinates the activities of the pharmacy with other departments
• Provides in-house training for users of pharmaceutical services
• Attends postgraduate seminars to keep abreast of new developments
• Recommends hires and promotions, directs and evaluates employment decisions for all assigned positions
• Maintains regular attendance and punctuality.

NON-ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
• Adjusts work assignments and schedules in the event of an emergency to participate in emergency preparedness, response, and recovery activities as assigned.
• Depending on assignment may maintain required emergency management training, licensure and/or certifications.
• Performs related duties as required or assigned within job classification.

QUALIFICATIONS
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and /or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Knowledge of:
• Principles and practices of pharmacy
• Current office practices, procedures and equipment
• County policies and procedures
• Applicable federal, state, and local laws, rules, regulations, codes, and/or statutes
• Management and leadership principles

Skill in:
• Management of a pharmacy
• Preparing pharmaceutical compounds
• Preparing and maintaining accurate pharmacy records
• Accounting and budgetary procedures
• Using computer hardware and software including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, email, etc
• Applying an acquired knowledge of procedures, rules, regulations and services applicable to the assigned office
• Planning, scheduling and supervising the work of others

Ability to:
• Plan, organize, manage and evaluate the work of the division to ensure efficient, timely and cost-effective services
• Prioritize and assigning work
• Manage projects and multiple priorities simultaneously
• Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions, and implement recommendations in support of goals
• Plan, analyze and evaluate programs and services, operational needs and fiscal constraints
• Establish and maintain effective working relationships with department and division staff, other departments and others, such as vendors
• Communicate and use interpersonal skills to interact with coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc. to sufficiently exchange or convey information and to receive work direction
• Ensure compliance with applicable federal, state, and local
• Monitor and evaluate employees
• Prioritize and assign work
• Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions, and implement recommendations in support of goals
• Plan, organize, manage and evaluate the work of the division to ensure efficient, timely and cost-effective services
• Plan, analyze, and evaluate programs and services, operational needs, and fiscal constraints
• Provide leadership to effectively resolve issues

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES
Exercises supervision of personnel in related area of responsibility.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
Graduation from an accredited school of Pharmacy and ten years’ experience as a Pharmacist, including five years in a supervisory position or, an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Sedentary Work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.

WORK ENVIRONMENT
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Position is typically office or administrative work and is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
Possession of a license to be the Pharmacist-in-Charge in the State of Illinois; possession of a license to practice Pharmacy in the State of Illinois; maintenance of the "Fellow" designation granted by the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists.