Pharmacy Operations Manager, Full Time Days, Pharmacy, St Joseph Hospital,Chicago

Requisition ID: 47142

Location: Presence St Joseph Chicago

Location Address:
2900 North Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL  60657 United States (US)


Daily Hours: 8
Standard Hours: 40
Employment Status: Full-time 
Employment Type: Regular 
Shift: Day




Responsible for coordinating and directing the day to day services, functions, operations, and activities of the Pharmacy Department in accordance with administrative policies, applicable national standards, and state and federal laws.  




  1. Oversees departmental personnel.
    • Supervises the daily work activities of the pharmacy staff.
    • Assists in interviewing, hiring, training, and evaluating employees. 
    • Recommends promotion, disciplinary action, and/or discharge of supervised employees.
    • Assist with annual evaluations of the pharmacy staff.
    • Establishes work schedules for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians.
    • Assist with the development, assessment and implementation of operational pharmacy initiatives.  When needed, performs daily operational pharmacy functions (i.e. order entry, order verification, medication preparation/distribution, etc.)
    • Assists/encourages staff development through in-services and continuing education programs.


  2. Assists in integrating pharmaceutical services into the needs of the patients, nursing staff and medical staff.
    • Directs the pharmacy dispensing functions and monitors checking of stock as needed.
    • Works closely with other departments as a liaison for pharmacy services.
    • Assist in operationalizing the clinical activities of the pharmacy department.
    • Is “on call” 7 days a week, 24 hours a day, to cover emergency situations at the Pharmacy.  The Pharmacy Operations Manager may rotate “on call” duty with other qualified staff.
    • Demonstrates working knowledge of all aspects of Meditech/Epic as appropriate.
    • Demonstrates knowledge of Pyxis drug distribution system.  Helps in the proper maintenance of the drug distribution system.  Assists with planning and controlling the overall process and assist with any future expansion plans.
    • Assists with in-services and competency examinations annually.
    • Helps coordinate and implement an effective orientation program for new personnel.
    • Assists with serving as an advisor to physicians, nursing and dietary staff and/or other Ministry personnel regarding pharmaceutical products, medication preparation, parenteral and enteral feedings and administration of medications.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Strong attention to detail

Excellent written, oral, interpersonal communication skills






Education and/or Experience                                                              

Doctor of Pharmacy Degree from an accredited Pharmacy School preferred

3+ years of hospital pharmacy experience required

Previous Operations Manager experience preferred


Computer Skills                                                          

Proficient with Microsoft Suite (Word, Powerpoint, Outlook) required

Knowledge of CPOE platforms (EPIC and/or Meditech) preferred


Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

Current Illinois State Board of Pharmacy License in good standing, including the continuing education requirement of 30 hours every 2 years required




Business Unit: Presence St Joseph Hsp Chicago


EOE of Minorities/Females/Vets/Disability

Presence Health Network
Full time
Chicago, Illinois 60657, US