Pharmacy Supervisor

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Silver Spring, Maryland
Sep 21, 2017
Feb 27, 2018
Full Time
Position Purpose:Job Description Details:

General Summary:

Interprets and evaluates physician orders in order to prepare and dispense appropriate medications to patients at Holy Cross Hospital. Manages drug therapy of patients. Reviews, accesses and maintains patient medication records and profiles for allergies, drug interactions and therapeutic duplication to provide a consistent quality of patient care and appropriate drug therapy. Provides information to physicians, nurses, and patients. Performance demonstrates efforts to improve patient satisfaction, lower costs and improve quality. Assists with scheduling and the implementation of decisions from the Pharmacy and Therapeutics committee.

Supervises the pharmacy staff in distributive functions and departmental operations under the direction of the pharmacy operations manager and director of pharmacy.

Supports the Mission of Trinity Health and Holy Cross Hospital. 

Minimum Licensure/Certification Required(if applicable):

Current licensure from the Maryland State Board of Pharmacy. 

Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required:

  • Bachelor of Science in pharmacy or Doctor of Pharmacy from an accredited college of pharmacy.
  • Able to communicate effectively, speak, write and comprehend English.
  • Able to work cooperatively with hospital and pharmacy staff in order to meet departmental objectives. Must be able to handle frequent interruptions and adapt to changes in workload and work schedule.
  • Preferred: Knowledge of software: Word, Excel, Power Point; ASHP accredited residency, membership in ASHP and WMSHP.

Management Statement:


Management at Holy Cross Hospital involves understanding that we operate within a fiduciary relationship in which we are expected to steward our communities resources in such a way that we produce high quality, safe, efficient, and effective care for both today's patients and tomorrow's patients.  This enables us to become the most trusted provider of health services within our community. 

A Supervisor at Holy Cross has resource monitoring and staffing responsibility for either a specific department function or for a certain shift and number of employees.   Supervisors must have the ability to organize day-to-day work-flow and prioritize, adjust, and redistribute workload as necessary to assure that optimal service and resource use is achieved within the unit being supervised. The supervisor has primary responsibility to ensure that departmental and organizational policies are consistently communicated and that practice within their area of responsibility is aligned with these expectations.  The supervisor is also the primary management contact for staff concerns, and directly oversees the communication of organizational objectives to the staff.  Communication skills and the ability to educate staff are important elements of this job. 

Working Conditions:

Physical Requirements: Capable of exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects.

Must have auditory acuity.

Visual Acuity: Required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading; visual inspection involving small defects, small parts, and/or operation of machines (including inspection); using measurement devices; and/or assembly or fabrication parts at distances close to the eyes.

Environmental Conditions: The worker is subject to hazards. Includes a variety of physical conditions, such as proximity to moving mechanical parts, moving vehicles, electrical current, working on scaffolding and high places, exposure to high heat or exposure to chemicals

Reporting Relationship:

  • Reports to the Director of Pharmacy; accountable to Assistant Director of Pharmacy for matters pertaining to pharmacy operations.
  • Accountable for directing the activities of pharmacy evening/ night staff related to patient care and departmental and professional standards.

Holy Cross Health is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer.

Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran (M/F/D/V) status.

Trinity Health's Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Trinity Health employs more than 120,000 colleagues at dozens of hospitals and hundreds of health centers in 21 states. Because we serve diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize the cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences, and health practices of the communities that we serve and to apply that knowledge to produce positive health outcomes. We also recognize that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our world and that these differences often lead to innovative solutions.

Trinity Health's dedication to diversity includes a unified workforce (through training and education, recruitment, retention and development), commitment and accountability, communication, community partnerships, and supplier diversity.

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