Pharmacy supervisors manage technicians, pharmacists, and other staff within their facilities, and may also be responsible for hiring/evaluating employees and setting work schedules and disciplinary duties. Those in this position must continuously monitor staff, so prior supervisory experience is highly beneficial for the position. They may be responsible for solving any problems which arise within the pharmacy, so strong problem-solving and teamwork skills are also important. In addition to managerial duties, pharmacy supervisors may also have regular pharmacists' duties, such as filling prescriptions.
Pharmacist supervisors may be obligated to provide advice on the side effects of particular medications. They may also have administrative, housekeeping, and inventory duties and be expected to operate within a budget and keep operating costs low by organizing expenses.
A bachelor's degree is often required for this position, and some employers may require a master's degree. Because this is a managerial position, some prior management/supervisory experience may be necessary. Those in this position should have expert knowledge of medicine interactions, nutrition, diseases, and other health advice in order to be able to answer all questions efficiently.
Pharmacy Supervisor Tasks
Ensure services are in compliance with professional standards, state and federal regulatory requirements.
Ensure adherence to departmental policies and procedures.
Supervise staff and give direction for the clinical program activities.
Assist in hiring, training and reviewing performance of staff.
Maintain departmental day-to-day pharmacy activities, monitor and prioritize workflow and schedules.