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Assistant Pharmacy Manager Duties

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This is professional and supervisory work in the manufacturing, compounding, packaging,, purchasing, and dispensing of drugs in the University Health Center pharmacy.

Work involves the responsibility for supervising and participating in the work of professional pharmacists and pharmacy technicians in an assigned section of the pharmacy including unit dose packaging, purchasing, and dispensing. Work also involves establishing policies and procedures of the assigned section, and supervising the maintenance o records, and making reports as required by regulations. All work is performed in accordance with established pharmaceutical and health center principles, policies, and procedures, and is subject to review by the Pharmacy Manager.


Plans, assigns, and participates in the work of professional and technical subordinates in the pharmacy; establishes and maintains policies section; establishes procedures for specialty products compounded in the pharmacy.

Interprets, fills, and dispenses prescriptions in accordance with the written directions of attending physicians; manufactures, compounds, bottles or packages, and labels a variety of drugs and solutions.

Purchases pharmacy supplies; supervises the taking of inventories; prepares a variety of reports on warehouse receiving activities, individual patient prescriptions dispensed and bulk chemical preparation; maintains narcotic inventory.

Supervises pharmacy technicians and interns as well as participates in the preparation and dispensing of prescriptions to meet Federal and State regulations.

Counsels patients on appropriate use of prescribed medication.

Supervises maintenance of cleanliness and order in pharmacy.

Assumes management of the pharmacy in the absence of the Pharmacy Manager, when assigned, and assissts in the preparation of the pharmacy's budget.

Performs related work as required.

Graduation from an approved school of pharmacy; considerable experience in manufacturing, compounding, and preparing a wide variety of pharmaceutical supplies and prescriptions in the pharmacy, preferable supplemented by experience in a major area of hospital pharmacy, and some supervisory experience; or any equivalent combination of training and experience.

Candidates for this position must be registered as a pharmacist by the Georgia Board of Pharmacy at the time of appointment.

Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of professional pharmacy work.

Considerable knowledge of health center rules, regulations, and practices as they relate to the compounding and dispensing of drugs and prescriptions.

Ability to compound a wide variety of drugs and pharmaceutical supplies.

Ability to maintain records of materials used and prescriptions prepared, and to prepare reports.

Ability to plan, assign, and direct the work of professional and technical subordinates.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with superiors, subordinates, and the general public.

Skill in compounding, preparing, and manufacturing a wide variety of drugs, compounds, and other pharmaceutical supplies.



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