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at Maricopa County
- Position Overview
The Pharmacy Supervisor manages the Public Health Pharmacy and develops policies, procedures and processes that ensure pharmacy services are delivered accurately and efficiently according to federal and state laws, regulations and standards.
- Position Qualifications
Minimum education and/or experience:
Bachelor's degree in Pharmacy from a School accredited by the American Council of Pharmaceutical Education and three (3) years' experience working as a Registered Pharmacist.
Specialized training, certifications, and/or other special requirements:
Must possess a valid unrestricted license to practice as a Pharmacist issued by the Arizona State Board of Pharmacy and be in good standing.
Knowledge, skills, and abilities:
- AZ State Board of Pharmacy rules and requirements for maintaining a licensed pharmacy.
- Electronic pharmacy software programs.
- Verbally communicating with others to convey information effectively.
- Managing one's time and the time of others.
- Establishing effective workflow processes to provide a high level of customer service.
- Accurately enter, fill and verify up to 200 prescriptions per eight hour shift.
- Interact appropriately with patients to provide medication counseling as defined by AZ State Board of Pharmacy and the Federal requirements for patient counseling as outlined in the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1990.
- Work independently.
Advanced experience working as a Registered Pharmacist. Retail and/or wholesale experience as a Pharmacist. Experience working as a pharmacist in a community hospital or community health center. Experience working as a designated Pharmacist-in-Charge or in a lead Pharmacist role. Supervisory or lead experience. Experience working with the 340B discount drug program.
Preferred training, certifications and/or other special requirements:
Bilingual (English and Spanish) speaking skills. Experience translating medical terminology in Spanish. Prior work experience with an electronic pharmacy program used for receiving prescription orders, dispensing medications, inventory and preparing labels. Prior work experience with systems, equipment and software used for packaging medications (such as single-dose packaging).
Must be able to participate in emergency response training as scheduled and be available to respond as directed in the event of a public health emergency.
NOTE: All employees, within one month of hire, will be required to provide evidence of immunity or receive immunizations for vaccine-preventable illnesses for any position within the Maricopa County Department of Public Health. Required immunizations include MMR (measles, mumps, rubella), Tdap (whooping cough and diphtheria), Varicella (chicken pox) and annual Influenza and some positions require a Hepatitis B vaccine and/or a Tuberculosis test.
- Essential Job Tasks
- Acts as and performs duties as the designated Pharmacist-in-Charge as defined in the Arizona Revised Statutes, Title 32, Chapter 18.
- Manages the day-to-day operation of the pharmacy, which includes compliance with the laws and administrative rules of the state and of the federal government pertaining to the practice of pharmacy, the manufacturing of drugs and the distribution of drugs and devices.
- Performs quality control activities and develops and implements policies, procedures and processes that contribute to and result in a high level of accuracy and efficiency.
- Ensures that the pharmacy is adequately stocked at all times with the drugs and devices necessary to provide services to Public Health entities.
- Enters prescriptions into the pharmacy software; fills and verifies prescriptions; reviews prescriptions for significant interactions, allergies or sensitivities and appropriate utilization.
- Gives consideration for drugs which may be therapeutically duplicative or addictive and whether patient is currently taking over-the-counter medications that may adversely interact with prescriptions.
- Maintains inventory and advises staff on pharmaceutical matters.
- Provides prescription counseling to patients as required.
- Directs, coordinates and supervises all human resource functions of the pharmacy staff including the hiring, supervision, performance evaluation, coaching, counseling and disciplinary actions.
- Ensures actions comply with County Merit Rules, County and Departmental policies and procedures as well as applicable state and federal employment and labor laws.
- Develops and implements corrective action plans as necessary.
- Assures timely and accurate completion and approval of timecards and other employee documents.
- Selection Procedure
The hiring authority will select the successful candidate based on departmental needs.
All offers of employment made to new hires and rehires at Maricopa County are contingent upon successful completion of a post-offer, pre-employment thorough background investigation. A background investigation is conducted on a current employee who changes to a Safety Sensitive Position or one having the potential for serious adverse impact on the integrity or efficiency of the County. These requirements do not pertain to employees of elected officials who undergo background investigation processes administered through their respective offices.
Typically successful candidates are hired at a salary rate, up to midpoint of the range, based on applicable experience, internal equity and budgetary allowances.