This title is in the unclassified service and in the SUNY Professional Services Negotiating Unit.
The positions in this job family dispense appropriate doses of drugs to inpatients and outpatients as prescribed by a physician; manufacture sterile and non-sterile prescriptions; deliver drug information and instruction to health care professionals based on pharmacological expertise and the interpretation of Pharmacy policy.
Assists the Director of Pharmacy in the daily operation of the Pharmacy ensuring that all sections of the Pharmacy Department are functioning properly; ensures that all documents related to Pharmacy operations (e.g., floor stock sheets and controlled drug sheets, orders and prescriptions) have been computerized, counted and stored as required; ensures that all devices are in working order (note: e.g., pharmaceutical balances, refrigerators, and laminar flow hoods); interprets Pharmacy administrative policies and procedures and makes decisions relative to them; assumes responsibility of Director of Pharmacy in his/her absence. Advises the Director of all problems pertaining to the operation of the Pharmacy (note: e.g., specific patient care, drug utilization and materials management); supervises the conduct of departmental studies, and completion of periodic reports, permit applications and surveys for outside agencies (note; e.g., NYS Department of Health, State Board of Pharmacy); ensures that drug recalls are handled expeditiously, including removal of drug from Pharmacy shelves, and all hospital locations; maintains and develops work schedules for Pharmacy staff. Periodically evaluates performance of subordinates; prepares evaluations of requests to add drugs to the Formulary; disseminates or oversees dissemination of information related to drug therapy and departmental policies and procedures; ensures completion of inspection of drug storage areas on a monthly basis; monitors and ensures proper resolution and reporting of patient and professional staff complaints; coordinates investigational drug studies and oversees staff participation; represents the department on appropriate committees. Studies and modifies work flow patterns; evaluates operating procedures within the Pharmacy; assists in the preparation of the Pharmacy budgets, the purchase of drugs and supplies and maintenance of inventory control records; approves or obtains approval for requisitions and orders for necessary pharmaceuticals and supplies; develops the department's in-service training program; coordinates, and implements programs instituted by the Pharmacy, including training sessions. Ensures repackaged medications are in compliance with departmental requirements, that labeling is accurate and appropriate records are maintained; may ensure compliance with regulations relating to controlled substance and the maintenance of accurate inventories. Reports to the Director of Pharmacy and may supervise the T.H. Senior Pharmacist, T.H. Pharmacist and T.H. Pharmacy Assistant.
MS, Pharmaceutical Doctorate, or candidates for advanced degree with BS in Pharmacy, and NYS license. Three years of hospital Pharmacy experience to include one year in a supervisory/ administrative capacity.
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