Hospital Pharmacy Manager (#RH4330)
$80.24-$97.53 Hourly / $13,908.25-$16,905.57 Monthly / $166,899.09-$202,866.89 Yearly


Under general direction, manages a pharmacy department in a hospital setting in the Department of Health Care Services; and does related or other work as required in accordance with Rule 3, Section 3 of the Civil Service Rules.


An employee in this class is responsible for managing all functions and services of a pharmacy in a hospital division of the Department of Health Care Services. Duties include, but are not limited to: drug procurement, quality assurance, inpatient and outpatient drug distribution systems, intravenous admixture services, professional consultation and patient counseling services. General direction is received from the Agency Director of Pharmacies and/or administrative or management staff.


  • Develops, implements and provides for maintenance of pharmacy programs, policies and procedures; performs quality assurance, quality control and quality improvement audits, studies and other analyses; analyzes work flow and provides for controls and modifications as needed; provides system of record-keeping; gathers data and prepares correspondence and reports; provides program for recording, reporting and analyzing workload statistics.
  • Prepares, implements and monitors the Hospital Pharmacy annual budget; develops fiscal procedures and reviews and approves expenditures; directs systems of inventory management and procurement; develops and implements cost containment practices; may prepare and reconcile monthly billing statements.
  • Plans, organizes, directs and coordinates all activities of the assigned Pharmacy; establishes objectives of pharmacy management in accordance with federal, state and local requirements for control and accountability of drugs and pharmacy/pharmacist licensure; ensures that a pharmacist is available to contact for after-hours consultation.
  • Recruits, selects, orients, trains, assigns and evaluates professional and paraprofessional Pharmacy staff.
  • Manages professional and paraprofessional staff performing and participating in interpretation and filing of medication orders for patients written by authorized medical practitioners; reviews orders to determine appropriate quantity, strength and frequency of medication and assures clinical, chemical and therapeutic compatibility; may compound pharmaceuticals; counsels patients regarding use of drugs, their effects and precautions to observe in their use.
  • May provide pharmacy services, in conformance with applicable federal, state and local requirements, including performing quality initiative audits, studies and analysis and preparing monthly, quarterly and annual reports to other agency divisions, other county departments and/or external agencies.
  • As assigned, represents department at meetings; participates on various related committees; acts as liaison between the Pharmacy and other areas of the division, agency and outside agencies.
  • Prepares and participates in staff development and in-service training programs for medical, nursing and other professional and paraprofessional staff on pharmacy matters; participates in training of student pharmacists.


License: Possession of a valid license as a Registered Pharmacist issued by the California State Board of Pharmacy.

Education: Possession of a Master's or Doctor of Pharmacy degree in Pharmacy from an accredited college or university.

Experience: Two years experience as a Registered Pharmacist, including one year training or supervising pharmacists or clinical pharmacy students in an acute care hospital.


Pharmacology; pharmokinetics; drug interactions; patient monitoring techniques; drug information retrieval; quality initiative activities and processes; drug distribution systems; methods of sterile compounding; Title 22 and JCAHO, federal and state laws applicable to the practice of pharmacy regulatory standards; legalities on procurement, storage, distribution and sale of drugs; principles of management and supervision including the budgetary process and reimbursement requirements of common programs.


Prepare departmental goals and objectives; monitor and control department expenditures and drug utilization evaluations; develop and implement policies and procedures; supervise professional and paraprofessional staff; ensure safe distribution of drugs; communicate effectively, verbally and in writing; establish effective working relationships.


Mobility-Frequent operating of keyboard, sitting for long periods of time; Visual-Constant reading close-up and frequent need for use of overall vision; Dexterity-Frequent writing. Hearing/Talking-Constant hearing normal speech, frequent hearing and talking on the telephone, talking in person; Emotional/Psychological-Constant decision-making and concentration; frequent public contact.

San Joaquin County complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and, upon request, will consider reasonable accommodations to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.

CLASS: RH4330; EST: 2/13/2002;