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Assistant Chief Pharmacist

Job Description

TITLE: Assistant Chief Pharmacist

JOB CODE: 1407



EEO6 CODE: 3 = Professional/Non-faculty

GRADE: Pay Grade 15

PAY PLAN: Annually
minimum 59,052.00
midpoint 79,128.00
maximum 99,204.00

PURPOSE: To provide professional and supervisory skills in the dispensing of medications, counseling to patients and administrative operations of the pharmacy. Assist the Chief Pharmacist in the effective operation of the pharmacy, supervision of ancillary personnel and compliance with regulatory requirements.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Directs and modifies pharmacy procedures in accordance with established pharmaceutical principles and regulatory agency requirements. Comply with regulatory requirements for the practice of pharmacy, both State and Federal. Provide daily administrative assistance to the Chief Pharmacist in the pharmacy work area. Assist Chief Pharmacist in selection and hiring of pharmacy technicians. Assist in training new pharmacy technicians and maintain training records.  Review, maintain and update Technician Training Manual.  Review and assist in maintenance of Pharmacy Policies and Procedures Manual. Provide information on medications and drug therapy to students, faculty, staff and health professionals. Provide in-house physicians with information about pharmaceuticals and drug therapy, as requested. Provide Health Services staff with information about new medications, new indications for medications, medication shortages and other aspects of drug therapy and administration. Assigns, supervises and assists with the work of the pharmacy staff in compounding, mixing and delivery of a wide variety of drugs.   Maintains adequate stocks of pharmaceutical supplies required by the pharmacy, and purchases supplies and equipment as needed. Supervises inventory procedures and control of drugs. Maintains an approved method of record keeping and bookkeeping. Performs other duties as required. Maintain adequate knowledge base for professional practice of pharmacy.   Comply with current continuing education requirements. Maintain knowledge of therapeutic uses, side effects, drug interactions, contraindications and adverse reactions of medications. Meet all requirements to keep registered pharmacist license current.

REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS: REPORTS TO: General review by the Chief Pharmacist of effectiveness in accomplishment of assigned duties. SUPERVISION: N/A SUPERVISION-OTHER: General supervision of the registered pharmacists and non-professional staff.


REQUIRED EDUCATION-OTHER: Bachelor's degree, or Pharm. D., from an approved school of pharmacy and registration by the Texas State Board of Pharmacy.

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE / COMPETENCIES-OTHER: REQUIRED EXPERIENCES/COMPETENCIES: Four to five years of experience as a practicing pharmacist in a hospital or commercial pharmacy. OTHER REQUIREMENTS: Any equipment used in dispensing prescriptions. Exactness in compounding and manufacturing pharmaceutical supplies. Usual pharmacy conditions. Specific job requirements or physical location of positions allocated to this classification render the position security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of Section 51.215 Texas Education Code.