State of Washington Classified Job Specification
Directs, develops, implements and evaluates specific program areas within a pharmacy. Provides oversight of the specific program development and integration into the departmental pharmaceutical care program.
Develops and directs specific pharmaceutical program(s). Independently provides accountability for the program area, functioning with a high degree of autonomy, and offering expertise in the program area inter- and intra-departmentally and to the community.
Develops long range program vision, planning and execution of plan, recommending adoption, approval or endorsement;
Coordinates program activities intra- and inter-departmentally including the marketing aspects of the program;
Assists with the preparation and monitoring of the annual budget for the program;
Develops, reviews, and updates policies and procedures in the specific program;
Develops and maintains work schedules and/or assures work records are accurately maintained and processed;
Participates in pharmacy staff development, new employee orientation and training;
Directs the work of staff which may include interns, assistants, and pharmacists;
Serves on hospital and pharmacy committees;
Coordinates the reporting of respective program activities for regulatory and accrediting agencies;
Participates in quality improvement and quality assurance programs;
Maintains control of inventories, proper documentation or record maintenance for the program;
Participates in research studies in the program;
May lead staff;
Performs the duties of a Pharmacist 3;
Knowledge and Abilities
Knowledge of: standard practices followed in compounding, filling, labeling, and distributing medical prescriptions; various medications, pharmaceuticals, and other medical supplies and solutions used in compounding and dispensing medications; pharmaceutical arithmetic; medical terms; classification of medications according to their action, use, and dosage; procedures related to medication supply work; use of weights, measures, and other dispensing devices; and record keeping and inventory procedures.
Three years experience in pharmacy practice. Months spent in the completion of an American Society of Health-System Pharmacists accredited residency training program may substitute month-for-month for the experience.
Class Specification History
New Class: 6-3-88
Revise MQ: 7-2-90
Revise Title/Class/MQ: 9-16-98
General revision. Revises title (formerly Pharmacist IV), class code (formerly 6033), typical work, minimum qualifications; adds knowledge and abilities; effective July 1, 2007.