State of Washington Classified Job Specification
Supervises staff; performs professional pharmaceutical work including developing, implementing, and evaluating pharmacy services; and interfacing with pharmacy managers to resolve day-to-day practice issues and promote pharmaceutical care.
Within the Department of Health, Board of Pharmacy, supervises all pharmacists involved with compliance and enforcement activities; provides leadership and training to subordinate staff; manages the department's statewide pharmacy compliance, enforcement, and educational programs; acts as liaison between the department/board and other law enforcement agencies; identifies pharmacy and drug-related trends that may require department and/or board action; assists the Executive Director in administration of the Board of Pharmacy.
Plans, assigns, supervises the work, and works with pharmacists and other pharmacy staff; keeps work schedules, work load reports and time record for pharmacy personnel; reviews and evaluates performance; implements corrective measures to address deficiencies; recommends appropriate disciplinary action; determines staffing requirements; interviews and selects staff;
Oversees day-to-day operations of an assigned pharmacy area;
Plans, develops, organizes, operates and evaluates pharmacy services;
Assists with preparation and monitoring of the annual budget for pharmacy services;
Directs and guides pharmacy personnel in pharmacy operation, compounding, labeling, dispensing of medications and legend devices;
Develops and maintains a medication list;
Directs and fills prescription orders or prescriptions; Prepares estimates; requisitions, receives, and stores medications, pharmaceuticals, instruments, dressings, apparatus, and surgical supplies;
Keeps perpetual inventory of all controlled substances; monitors expiration dates and removes medications from active stock when they expire; ensures proper destruction of controlled substances and maintains appropriate records;
Works with nursing personnel and others to develop and/or teach in-services;
Assures compliance with all pharmacy laws and regulations and assures policies and procedures are updated;
Coordinates and oversees departmental orientation for new employees and volunteers;
Coordinates the development and institution of clinical competency exams on a continuing basis for pharmacists;
Participates in the education of pharmacists, pharmacy students, and other health professionals in the areas of applied pharmatherapeutics, and the safe and economical use of pharmacological agents;
Participates in quality improvement and quality assurance programs;
Participates in pharmacy and hospital committees;
Performs related duties as required.
Knowledge and Abilities
Knowledge of: new medications and current pharmacy standards of practice; operations and pharmacy programs to be used in updating pharmacy operations.
Class Specification History
New class, consolidates 6031 Pharmacist Supervisor, 53680 Pharmacist Supervisor; adopted May 10, 2007, effective July 1, 2007.
Base range salary adjustment adopted 6/30/2017, effective 7/1/2017.