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This is professional and administrative work involving responsibility for the manufacture, compounding, and dispensing of drugs in the hospital pharmacy.

Work involves supervising and directing through subordinate supervisors, professional and technical personnel in manufacturing, compounding and mixing all types of drugs used for or sold to patients of the hospital. Work also involves supervising the ordering of all supplies and equipment required and establishing and maintaining a satisfactory system of record keeping. Work may also involve manufacturing, compounding, and preparing prescriptions as requested by a physician in accordance with established practices of the profession and rules and regulations of the hospital. The Chief Pharmacist furnishes information concerning new medications to physicians, interns, nurses or subordinates and must be informed about all newly approved drugs and their recommended uses. Work is performed under the direction of administrative officials of the hospital.


Plans, directs, revises, and modifies pharmacy procedures.

Assigns, assists with, and supervises the work of a staff of professional and technical personnel in compounding, mixing, and dispensing of a wide variety of drugs used for or sold to patients of the hospital.

Requisitions all supplies required and reviews, analyzes, and becomes familiar with new pharmaceutical preparations recommended for patient use in order to be of assistance to the staff of the hospital.

Establishes and maintains an approved system of record keeping and bookkeeping; prepares annual budget.

Supervises the taking of inventories.

Acts as agent with total responsibility for all narcotic and alcohol usage in the University Health Service.

Performs related work as required.


Graduation from an ACPE-accredited School of Pharmacy, preferably supplemented by post-graduate study in pharmacology; and minimum three (3) years experience as a Chief Pharmacist/Department of Pharmacy Manager or Assistant Chief/Assistant Pharmacy Manager; 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.

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

Thorough knowledge of hospital rules, regulations, and practices as they relate to the compounding and dispensing of drugs.

Some knowledge of business administration as it applies to the management of a hospital pharmacy.

Some knowledge of effective supervisory and instructional methods and techniques.

Ability to direct, supervise, and review the work of professional and technical personnel.

Ability to keep records, prepare reports, estimate costs, and perform related clerical and administrative tasks involved in the management of a pharmacy.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with departmental personnel, superiors, employees, and the public.

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



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