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POST DATE 5/18/2017
END DATE 8/19/2017

Methodist Houston, TX

Houston, TX
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Full Time
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Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Bachelors Degree


Job Summary


The Manager of Pharmacy Services assists the Director in providing and assuring quality pharmaceutical care in accordance with accepted ethical and professional practices and all legal and regulatory requirements. The Pharmacy Manager will help plan, organize, direct, control, monitor, and evaluate pharmacy services through developing, revising and enforcing of policies and procedures in concert with the Medical Staff and Hospital Administration relating to the selection, distribution and safe and effective use of drugs at Methodist Sugar Land Hospital. The Pharmacy Manager must be committed to the mission of Methodist Willowbrook Hospital Department of Pharmacy Services; must regularly attend management and hospital meetings; and participate in conducting regularly scheduled staff meetings. The Pharmacy Manager is responsible for integrating distributive, supportive, and clinical pharmacy services for all patients of Methodist Willowbrook Hospital.


1. Assists the Director in the development of annual Department goals and objectives. Identifies opportunities and implements activities to improve pharmacy outcomes.

2. Communicates organizational goals and participates in organizational sponsored community activities. Communicates effectively and clearly, verbally and in writing, with all levels within the hospital.

3. Assists the Director in developing, implementing, maintaining, and enforcing written policies and procedures in concert with Medical Staff relating to the selection, distribution, and safe and effective use of drugs in the hospital.

4. Assists the Director in developing, implementing, maintaining, and enforcing written policies and procedures for management of all pharmacy personnel.

5. Assists in the development and initiation of systems to improve customer service, patient satisfaction and department-specific action plans which contribute to the organization.

6. Maintains cost effective inventory levels in pharmacy areas and follows formulary guidelines.

7. Participates in the Education and Research programs of the hospital, including preceptorship with accredited residencies and undergraduate pharmacy programs.

8. Serves as a role model/mentor to other staff and management team members.

9. Demonstrates leadership in critical thinking, conflict management, and problem solving.

10. Demonstrates decisiveness and timeliness of decision. Uses resources and information to make decisions that produce the best possible outcome.

11. Receptive to feedback from staff and peers in decision-making.

12. Plans, directs, controls, and evaluates department projects and operations.

13. Effectively organizes self and others to get the work d1.

14. Makes sound personnel-related decisions (hiring, orienting, training, coaching, disciplining, and retaining.

15. Collaborates with management team to develop performance expectations and performs 90-day and annual evaluations for pharmacy personnel.

16. Administers, interprets and complies with personnel policies and System, TMH, and departmental policies and procedures related to human resources.

17. Allocates and assigns staff to meet departmental and institutional service needs.

18. Provides management/administrative on-call support.

19. Supervises the review of drug storage areas to verify that area(s) are secure, well lighted, well ventilated, and segregated. Maintains adequate control and accountability of all drugs.

20. Understands and uses financial systems effectively. Operates within defined budget parameters.

21. Contributes to professional literature and participates in professional organizations.

22. Supervises compliance with all local, state, and federal laws and regulations pertaining to drugs and drug delivery devices. Assist in development and monitoring of compliance with JCAHO medication management standards and National Patient Safety Goal initiatives.

23. Knows applicable laws. Maintains pharmacy records/transactions as required by law. Consis10tly follows law and MHCS ethical standards and reports behavior that appears to be inconsis10t with MHCS high ethical standards and the law.

24. Communicates effectively with patients, physicians, visitors, and other employees in a courteous, friendly, and helpful manner.

25. Demonstrates customer service standards (smiles and makes eye contact; greets each patient and visitor; seeks out patient and visitor contact; displays appropriate body language at all times; takes 5 minutes each day to go above and beyond for 1 patients or visitor; honors diversity; thanks every customer.)

26. Demonstrates the componets of the I CARE values statement (Integrity, Compassion, Accountability, Respect, and Excellence).

27. Follows all hospital and department safety rules while on the job.

28. Performs other job related duties as assigned.


Must have a Bachelor of Science degree or Doctor of Pharmacy degree or equivalent. An advanced degree (M.S., MBA, or Pharm.D.) is preferred. Must also have completed an accredited residency in pharmacy practice, or equivalent experience.


Must have 2-3 years of previous hospital pharmacy administrative experience. Must be familiar with clinical, administrative, educational, and research activities in contemporary hospital pharmacy practice. Should have experience with computerized drug distribution systems, drug preparation and drug use control systems, drug product selection, purchasing, inventory control, clinical, and ambulatory pharmacy services. Experience with specialized drug delivery devices is also desirable. Should possess previous experience with computerized pharmacy management systems. Should have previous teaching experience. Should possess a working knowledge of sterilization and aseptic techniques.


Must be licensed to practice pharmacy in the State of Texas. Must maintain continuing education credits to maintain professional licensure. Must have the training for aseptic technique and sterile product preparation as required by law.


1. Must possess effective oral and written communication skills. 2. Should demonstrate a desire to contribute to the pharmaceutical literature. 3. Must demonstrate an understanding of the basic principles of rational drug therapy and be able to train others in providing rational drug therapy. 4. Must demonstrate knowledge and ability to fiscally manage a hospital pharmacy division. 5. Must demonstrate effective personnel management skills. 6. Must be familiar with cost justification and cost accounting techniques. 7. Should demonstrate basic background knowledge of biostatistical techniques and research methodology in drug evaluation techniques. 8. Must possess professional knowledge, database, and judgment to accurately dispense medications and appropriately intervene in monitoring drug therapy for patient age groups, neonate to geriatric. 9. Must demonstrate proficiency in word processing and spreadsheet development with the personal computer. 10. Must demonstrate professional and technical competence in the critical selection, evaluation, and utilization of the pharmaceutical, medical, and scientific literature. 11. Must be able to use a PC keyboard and printers, calculator, bar code reader, typewriter, prescription balance, and syringes. 12. Possesses the ability to integrate distributive, supportive, and clinical activities within the respective areas of responsibility. 13. Must be able to monitor compliance with all local, state, and federal laws and regulations pertaining to drugs and drug delivery devices


At Houston Methodist, Leading Medicine is more than a description of what we do; it's who we are. We take our responsibility as Houston's premier health care system seriously, and with a national reputation for excellence in patient care, innovation and research, we hold ourselves and the careers we build to a higher standard. Our culture is diverse, dynamic and challenging. We believe in our I Care Values and conduct ourselves with Integrity, Compassion, Accountability, Respect for others and a commitment to Excellence. Discover the difference for yourself and join Houston Methodist.

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