Hospital Pharmacy Director Salary
Job Description for Hospital Pharmacy Director
Hospital pharmacy directors oversee pharmacy programs for hospitals and are responsible for ensuring that all hospital policies and procedures are met. However, these directors must recognize if changes to policies must be made to ensure efficient operations. They also carry out ongoing assessments to ensure that the pharmacy's operations are safe, efficient, professional, and in compliance with local, state, and federal laws and regulations.Read More...
Because this is a management position, many years of experience working as a pharmacist and prior management experience may be required by some employers. Applicants should be outgoing and able to work well under pressure, as well as provide direction and discipline when necessary. General management duties may include hiring, scheduling, and evaluating employees.
This position requires a self-motivated individual, though teamwork skills are also important to work well with employees, physicians, customers, and outside parties on a daily basis. Public speaking skills are also important, as these directors may occasionally need to educate and/or train employees. Some may also have bookkeeping and budgeting duties, and may have to plan, research, and carry out purchases for the pharmacy department. Graduation from an accredited pharmacy school and current state licensing will need to be proven.
Hospital Pharmacy Director Tasks
- Oversee staff operations, business planning and budget development.
- Oversee purchasing, inventory, order processing, utilization, distribution of products and services.
- Ensure services are in compliance with professional quality standards, state and federal regulatory requirements.
- Directs the pharmacy staff in effective and efficient dispensing and distributing of pharmaceuticals.
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Popular Skills for Hospital Pharmacy Director
Hospital Pharmacy Directors typically list a handful of skills they use on the job. Those who have experience with Operations Management, Budget Management, and Pharmacotherapy can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Most people experienced in Budget Management also know Pharmacotherapy.
Pay by Experience Level for Hospital Pharmacy Director
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Hospital Pharmacy Directors with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Annually raking in $130K, the average professional in this position sees a six-figure salary within the first five years. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $143K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $149K.
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