Manager, Pharmacy

in Bridgton, ME

Manager, Pharmacy Job

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  • Job Location

    10 Hospital Drive
    Bridgton, ME 04009, US

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    Pharmacy Operations

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    Full time

The Pharmacy Manager is responsible for overseeing the daily operations of the pharmacy department. In addition, the Pharmacy Manager provides pharmaceutical care to patients as a staff pharmacist as needed. This position will assist the Director of Pharmacy to assure all legal, regulatory, and accrediting requirements are maintained at the best demonstrated practice. Maintain a professional presence throughout the hospital.  Assure pharmacy services and activities are carried out to meet goals and standards of both Cardinal Health and the client/hospital.  In the absence of the Director of Pharmacy, the Pharmacy Manager is required to assume the essential responsibilities and perform the duties of the Director of Pharmacy.


  • Supervise pharmacists and pharmacy supportive personnel
    • Maintain schedules for staff
    • Maintain, and update a pharmacy Policy and Procedure manual for the department
    • Participate in the hospital P&T committee, assuring (but not limited to) the following items are part of the committee meetings: current drug trends, formulary additions, formulary deletions, annual formulary approval, non-formulary drug use, drug shortages, cost control initiatives, updates to the Policy and Procedure manual, annual review of order sets and protocols, black box warning, ADR reporting, pharmacy intervention reporting, controlled substance audit reporting, automation reporting.
    • Assist with the Antibiotic Stewardship program, in conjunction with multidisciplinary team members.
    • Participate in hospital committee meetings necessary to enhance practice and patient care
    • Meet or exceed all Accreditation Bodies (TJC, DNV, CMS, BOP) standards related to pharmacy
    • Assure there is a process for patient and department charges, and that they are accurately and timely posted to accounts
    • Purchase drugs and supplies in accordance with GPO bids and Cardinal Health best demonstrated practices
    • Assist in the development and maintenance of information systems and other technology applications within the Pharmacy
    • Use Clinical best practices in formulary and cost control
      • Use Cardinal Health applications like DCOA, to analyze data and manage clinical initiatives
      • Responsible for all drug storage areas in accordance with legal and best demonstrated practice
      • Oversee preparation and delivery of medication throughout the hospital
      • Establish standards and training for sterile product preparation in compliance with USP 795/797/800 non-sterile and sterile preparation standards, including annual review of master formulation records
      • Assist with the pharmacy quality activities
      • Assist with the medication safety program.
      • Achieve acceptable scores on operations assessments/audits (PPA, Regulatory, Accreditation, BOP, etc)
      • Arrange/conduct hospital and pharmacy orientation for new hires within 60 days
      • Assist in the develop and implement a training and competency program for all staff and maintain records of those completed competencies
      • Assist the Director with the pharmacy budget and all aspects related to the financial program.
        • Reconcile financial information and communicate on a timely basis
        • Assure approval of MUE criteria, perform MUE, and report results in committee meetings
        • Assure adequate control and documentation of controlled substances
          • Has Power of Attorney to order Schedule II drugs
          • Ensure documentation for all drug recalls
          • Attends and participates in departmental meetings, in-services, and quality improvement programs
            • Maintains all required training and education per department requirements (e.g. mySpark, myLearning, Continuing Education)
            • Adheres to hospital and departmental policies and procedures.  Complies with all requirements related to risk management, safety, security, fire, and infection control.  Complies with all applicable state, local and federal regulations


            • Current license to practice Pharmacy in Maine or ability to obtain and maintains all required CE
          • Graduate of college of Pharmacy accredited by ACPE or equivalent
        • Previous Cardinal Health pharmacist experience or previous hospital pharmacy experience preferred
      • Prior management experience preferred
    • Training and proficiency in age specific therapies for hospital patients

      A Covid-19 vaccination or a legitimate accommodation is required in order to be employed in this position. Covid-19 vaccination includes: 2 doses of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine or 1 dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Please Note: vaccines may be required for the position subject to federal, state and/or customer requirements

      Cardinal Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, pregnancy, veteran status, marital status, creed, status with regard to public assistance, genetic status or any other status protected by federal, state or local law.


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