Pharmacist Administrator (#MDJZ02)
$86,138.00 Yearly Min / $114,851.00 Yearly Mid / $143,564.00 Yearly Max

Summary Statement

This class provides administrative level pharmacy services and is responsible for overseeing pharmacy and drug inspections which require the skills and knowledge of a pharmacist. The incumbent is also responsible for determining compliance with the Department of Health and Social Services pharmacy services contract.

Nature and Scope

The class incumbent reports to the Pharmaceutical Control Officer and is responsible for statewide pharmacy services inspections and inspections of registered researchers under the State Controlled Substance Act. In addition, the incumbent is responsible for the administration and control of the contract for provision of pharmacy services to Long Term Care Facilities.

Essential Functions

Essential functions are fundamental, core functions common to all positions in the class series and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties for any one position in the class. Since class specifications are descriptive and not restrictive, incumbents can complete job duties of similar kind not specifically listed here.
  • Conducts pharmacy services inspections in hospitals, nursing homes, public health and mental health clinics, industrial clinics, group homes and residential treatment centers to ensure compliance with laws, rules and regulations pertaining to pharmacists, pharmacies, practitioners and other health professionals. Directs follow-up to ensure appropriate corrective measures have been taken.
  • Conducts inspections of researchers registered under the State Controlled Substance Act to ensure compliance.
  • Directs follow-up to ensure appropriate corrective measures have been taken.
  • Plans, assigns reviews and evaluates the work of subordinate staff conducting the daily and on-going work of the unit.
  • Administers, directs and controls the contract for provision of pharmacy services to Pharmacy Services, Division of Public Health Long Term Care Facilities.  Consults with hospital directors, medical directors, nursing directors, and other state officials to ensure compliance to contract standards and state and federal laws.
  • Designs and monitors a Quality Assurance Program for the departments pharmacy programs.
  • Assists in the development of the drug bidding standards, assuring quality control and cost containment.  Reviews drug bids with Pharmaceutical Control Officer to determine if the products meet standards established by the Department and the Food and Drug Administration. Reviews complaints about drugs received by State institutions and coordinates corrective action with DBAG's procurement.
  • Prepares and presents lectures and seminars on topics related to pharmacy inspections, laws, pharmacology, etc.
  • Is a member of the Department of Health and Social Services Pharmacy and Therapeutic Committee and is responsible for updating the Departments formulary when that committee votes additions or deletions.
  • Represents the Pharmaceutical Control Officer at various meetings and programs when he is not available.
  • Assists drug agents with investigations and inspections that require the knowledge of a pharmacist.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

The intent of the listed knowledge, skills and abilities is to give a general indication of the core requirements for all positions in the class series; therefore, the KSA’s listed are not exhaustive or necessarily inclusive of the requirements of every position in the class.
  • Knowledge of federal, state pharmacy laws and regulations and other drug laws and regulations.
  • Knowledge of dispensing procedures and all drug distribution systems.
  • Knowledge of the standard of practice for institutional pharmacies.
  • Knowledge of pharmacy standards of practice for various types of institutions.
  • Knowledge of contract requirements pertaining to pharmaceutical services.
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of personnel supervision.
  • Skill in oral and written communication.
  • Skill in the application of State/Federal laws as they apply to the pharmaceutical industry.
  • Skill in the investigation, evaluation, and presentation of data related to pharmacy inspections.
  • Ability to assign, review and evaluate the work of subordinates.
  • Ability to comprehend and interpret statutory requirements.
  • Ability to analyze, evaluate and interpret drug data and related financial data.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing and give oral presentations before various groups.
  • Ability to review and interpret medical records including nursing motes, drug administration and lab documents and records of researchers and practitioners (dentists; doctors, etc.)

Job Requirements

JOB REQUIREMENTS for Pharmacist Administrator
Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:

  1. Possession of a Delaware Pharmacist license or eligibility for a Delaware license.
  2. Three years experience in practicing as a pharmacist. 
  3. Three years experience in dispensing procedures, drug distribution systems and contract requirements pertaining to pharmaceutical services.
  4. Three years experience in determining compliance with controlled substance laws, rules, regulations, standards, policies and procedures.
  5. Knowledge of Pharmacy dispensing computer systems.
  6. Knowledge of staff supervision acquired through course work, academic training, training provided through an employer, or performing as a lead worker overseeing the work of others; OR supervising staff which may include planning, assigning, reviewing, and evaluating the work of others; OR supervising through subordinate supervisors a group of professional, technical, and clerical employees.
  7. Possession of a valid Driver's License (not suspended, revoked or cancelled, or disqualified from driving).