Responsible for planning, implementing, directing, and
controlling activities, operations, and programs in the Pharmacy
department and for coordinating of pharmacy activities and
operations among all MLH facilities. Models appropriate behavior as
exemplified in MLH Mission, Vision and Values.
PharmD degree from an accredited college or university
Minimum of three years of progressive management experience in a
Must be currently licensed or eligible for licensure in the
state of Tennessee as a Pharmacist.
Master’s degree in Healthcare or Business Administration
Knowledge of pharmacy principles and procedures commensurate
Knowledge of Pharmacy administration principles and methods
commensurate with education/experience.
Ability to understand and prepare complex written materials,
such as business plans.
Ability to communicate verbally with all levels of Associates,
management, physicians and patients and their families.
Ability to lead and motivate individuals and groups of people
toward the accomplishment of work and organizational goals.
Skill in negotiating with and between individuals and groups of
people, including Associates, management and physicians.
Key Job Responsibilities Plans, organizes, implements, and
controls Pharmacy operations; monitors operations to keep informed
and to ensure that professional and hospital standards are being
Directs the activities of management and clerical Associates;
monitors Associates' performance and clarifies work expectations;
motivates Associates; promotes cooperation among individuals and
groups. Indirectly supervises professional and service Associates.
Plans and conducts activities for staff development. Maintains own
professional knowledge through continuing education activities.
Manages and administers hospital policies and procedures
involving Associates, including staffing activities, Corrective
Action and performance appraisal.
Prepares annual expense budget and capital requests for the
Pharmacy department; monitors budget and other financial indicators
during the year. Develops and implements plans to control costs and
improve department operations.
Participates in coordination of formulary, clinical policy and
operating policies and procedures for Pharmacy with other MLH
Pharmacies. Serves on MLH Pharmacy Planning and Operations
Develops and maintains quality improvement programs for
Pharmacy. Ensures that productivity and QA data is compiled and
reports prepared for MLH management and regulatory bodies.
Participates in pharmacy education activities; proposes
enhancements for academic programs. Assumes active role in
pharmacy-related portion of educational programs for medical staff
and other medical personnel.
Encourages and models good working relationships between medical
staff and department Associates.
Physical Requirements The physical activities of this position
may include climbing, pushing, standing, hearing, walking,
reaching, grasping, kneeling, stooping, and repetitive motion.
Must have good balance and coordination.
The physical requirements of this position are: light work -
exerting up to 25 lbs. of force occasionally and/or up to 10 lbs.
of force frequently.
The Associate is required to have close visual acuity to perform
an activity, such as preparing and analyzing data and figures;
transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; or extensive
The conditions to which the Associate will be subject in this
position: The Associate is not substantially exposed to adverse
environmental conditions; job functions are typically performed
under conditions such as those found in general office or