Most pharmacist in charge positions hold full-time supervisory positions that manage the day-to-day operations of one or more pharmacies. This job requires the candidate work inside, exhibiting strong teamwork and communication skills to ensure that the pharmacy or pharmacies are delivering the correct, quality products to customers in a timely and professional manner. The pharmacist in charge manages pharmacy technicians, which includes everything from interviewing to hiring to scheduling. They also manage inventory, purchasing, and delivery processes for the pharmacy. This job requires close attention to detail, and the pharmacist in charge needs to ensure the pharmacy complies with state and federal regulations.
The pharmacist in charge is required to have a current state pharmacy license, while many positions require a doctorate of pharmacy from a school accredited by the American Council on Pharmaceutical Education. It is beneficial, but not required, for the pharmacist in charge to be bilingual and have previous supervisory experience. The candidate must be proficient with basic computer programs and able to handle multiple requests at one time, as well as ensure that drug claims are handled in a timely and appropriate manner. They spend the majority of time inside and need to walk, bend, and stand.
Pharmacist in Charge Tasks
Maintain pharmacy day-to-day procedures and delegate staff responsibilities.
Act in a lead or supervisory role in overseeing the workflow of pharmacy.
Ensure services are in compliance with professional standards, state and federal regulatory requirements.
Dispense and review prescriptions to ensure accuracy.