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Providence Manager - Pharmacy Operations in Portland, Oregon


Providence is calling a Manager, Pharmacy Operations - Pharmacy (1.0 FTE, Days) to Providence Portland Medical Center in Portland, OR.

We are seeking a Manager Pharmacy Operations - Pharmacy who will coordinates the daily operational activities of the pharmacy to provide for a well-organized and efficient department.

Key roles include:

  • Management of central pharmacy operations

  • Personnel management including supervision of technicians

  • Technology management (Pyxis, drug packager)

  • Leads work flow and production efficiency

  • Management of drug procurement practice and operational components of drug shortages

  • Oversight of Controlled Substance program

Responsible for meeting regulatory requirements of operations (Joint Commission, Board of Pharmacy).

In this position you will have the following responsibilities:

  • Coordinate daily operational activities of the pharmacy including management of central pharmacy area

  • Manage and supervise pharmacy technicians, support staff and central pharmacy specialist. In this capacity, the incumbent interviews and hires personnel, develop performance standards and conducts annual performance appraisals, recommend merit pay increases, and initiate disciplinary action when appropriate

  • Act as coach, trainer, advocate and problem solver. Engages in dispute resolution when appropriate

  • Manage technology including oversight of Pyxis machines within the facility and drug packager

  • Lead operational work flow and efficiency improvements within the department

  • Evaluate existing programs and practices and makes recommendations for changes to improve services, increase efficiency or maximize available technology, personnel and resources

  • Manage drug procurement practice and operational component of drug shortages

  • Responsible for oversight of controlled substance program within the facility

  • Responsible for meeting regulatory requirements of operations (Joint Commission and Board of Pharmacy)

  • Lead operational departmental quality assurance activities and is responsible for maintaining adherence to USP-797 standards

  • Assist the Director of Pharmacy in medication safety activities

  • Serve as pharmacy liaison as assigned, for hospital based operational committees

  • Maintain oversight of department timekeeper to ensure appropriate time card submission to payroll

  • Participate in departmental manager meetings and manager on-call rotation

  • Perform the duties of a pharmacist or pharmacy technician when required including receiving and interpreting new drug orders, entering new orders into the pharmacy computer system, preparing, compounding, labeling and dispensing medications


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Two (2) years of experience working in a hospital pharmacy department

  • Valid Oregon Pharmacist license

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Completion of a Pharmacy PGY-1 Practice Residency

  • Supervisory experience

About Providence in Oregon

As the largest healthcare system and largest private employer in Oregon, Providence offers exceptional work environments and unparalleled career opportunities.

The Providence Experience begins each time our patients or their families have an encounter with a Providence team member and continues throughout their visit or stay. Whether you provide direct or indirect patient care, we want our patients to feel that they are in a welcoming place where they can be comfortable and free from anxiety. Our employees create the Providence Experience through simple, caring behaviors such as acknowledging and welcoming each visitor, introducing ourselves and Providence, addressing people by name, providing the duration of estimated wait times and updating frequently if timelines change, explaining situations in a way that puts patients at ease, carefully listening to their concerns, and always thanking people for trusting Providence for their healthcare needs. At Providence, our quality vision is simple,

"Providence will provide the best care and service to every person, every time."

Providence is consistently ranked among the top 100 companies to work for in Oregon. It is also home to two of our award-winning Magnet medical centers. Providence hospitals and clinics are located in numerous areas, ranging from the Columbia Gorge to the wine country to sunny southern Oregon to charming coastal communities to the urban setting of Portland. If you want a vibrant lifestyle while working with a team highly committed to the art of healing, choose from our many options in Oregon.

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As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

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Providence is a comprehensive not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services continuing a more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Clinical Lead Supervisor/Manager

Location: Oregon-Portland

Req ID: 267361