Pharmacy Director

    March 16, 2022
    Albuqurque, New Mexico
    Job Type
    New Mexico


    Our client, a hospital located near Albuquerque, NM, has a need for a Pharmacy Director to join their team.

    POSITION SUMMARY: The Pharmacy Director will be responsible for the operation and management of the Pharmacy Department. Director must also perform Staff Pharmacist duties independently as needed for the facility. In addition, the incumbent will plan, organize and implement hospital pharmacy policies and procedures in accordance with established policies of the hospital, in cooperation with other departments of the hospital, and in accordance with accepted standards of good pharmacy practice.

    Essential Functions:

    • Determine the objectives of the department; plan, organize and direct general pharmacy policies and procedures.
    • Establish satisfactory methods of drug distribution and control.
    • Establish quality specifications for all drugs and chemicals used in the hospital in accordance with the recommendations of the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee.
    • Interview, select and supervise the activities of the department staff; communicate, interpret, and discuss with staff hospital and departmental policies and procedures.
    • Determine job objectives, work methods, and performance standards; review their performance relative to departmental objectives discussion, appraisal with each employee and performance; authorize and communicate salary changes, promotions, transfers, discipline and discharge, and administer all other personnel actions.
    • Establish reporting and approval procedures; delegate authority to assistants in order for them to direct the work of others. Provide authorization for supervision, orientation, training, job objectives, performance standards and appraisal, personal development, safety, communication, discipline, grievances and other personnel actions.
    • Appropriately recognize organizational lines within the department; keep employees informed of matters affecting their work and interest; interpret and explain hospital policies and procedures, department objectives, operations, services, organization, budget, and seek comments and suggestions from employees.
    • Provide for maintenance of appropriate records in order to assure that the quality, quantity, and timeliness of work done can be documented. Review and appraise work of others within the department; review and evaluate departmental performance; keep Medical Director informed of the department’s progress and problems and any significant factors affecting assigned responsibilities.
    • Seek compliance with outside agencies relevant to requirements for maintenance of services. Assure that professional competence of staff is maintained through education and coordination with senior staff. Plan for both short and long-range goals of the department in concert with the whole organizational plan of the hospital.
    • Prepare, upon request, reports and special studies; participate in and contribute to management and professional committees at all levels inside and outside of the hospital; keep informed of trends and changes inside and outside of the hospital which relate to assigned functions.
    • Staff the department independently as acting pharmacist when required/needed.
    • Maintain competency in care as outlined for Staff Pharmacists, for patients of all age groups and developmental stages, and maintain competency as specifically indicated by orientation guidelines for a particular unit.
    • Perform other duties as assigned.
    • Determine the objectives of the department; plan, organize, and direct general pharmacy policies and procedures.
    • Establish satisfactory methods of drug distribution and control.


    • Graduate of an ACPE accredited School of Pharmacy with a BS in Pharmacy, Pharm D preferred.
    • Must be licensed to dispense Pharmaceuticals in the State.
    • Must possess five (3) years of clinical experience.
    • Must possess three (3) years of supervisory experience in an acute care pharmacy setting.

    Salary range is $160-165K


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