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Become A Director Of Pharmacist

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Working As A Director Of Pharmacist

  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
  • Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards
  • Developing and Building Teams
  • Deal with People

  • Unpleasant/Angry People

  • Mostly Sitting

  • Make Decisions

  • $109,510

    Average Salary

What Does A Director Of Pharmacist Do

A Director of Pharmaciy is responsible for the operation and management of a pharmacy department. They promote an environment of continuous quality improvement, participate in patient drug therapy monitoring, and teach and counsel patients/families.

How To Become A Director Of Pharmacist

Most medical and health services managers have at least a bachelor’s degree before entering the field. However, master’s degrees are common and sometimes preferred by employers. Educational requirements vary by facility.

Education

Medical and health services managers typically need at least a bachelor’s degree to enter the occupation. However, master’s degrees are common and sometimes preferred by employers. Graduate programs often last between 2 and 3 years and may include up to 1 year of supervised administrative experience in a hospital or healthcare consulting setting.

Prospective medical and health services managers typically have a degree in health administration, health management, nursing, public health administration, or business administration. Degrees that focus on both management and healthcare combine business-related courses with courses in medical terminology, hospital organization, and health information systems. For example, a degree in health administration or health information management often includes courses in health services management, accounting and budgeting, human resources administration, strategic planning, law and ethics, health economics, and health information systems.

Work Experience in a Related Occupation

Many employers require prospective medical and health services managers to have some work experience in either an administrative or a clinical role in a hospital or other healthcare facility. For example, nursing home administrators usually have years of experience working as a registered nurse.

Others may begin their careers as medical records and health information technicians, administrative assistants, or financial clerks within a healthcare office.

Important Qualities

Analytical skills. Medical and health services managers must understand and follow current regulations and adapt to new laws.

Communication skills. These managers must effectively communicate policies and procedures with other health professionals and ensure their staff’s compliance with new laws and regulations.

Detail oriented. Medical and health services managers must pay attention to detail. They might be required to organize and maintain scheduling and billing information for very large facilities, such as hospitals.

Interpersonal skills. Medical and health services managers discuss staffing problems and patient information with other professionals, such as physicians and health insurance representatives.

Leadership skills. These managers are often responsible for finding creative solutions to staffing or other administrative problems. They must hire, train, motivate, and lead staff.

Technical skills. Medical and health services managers must stay up to date with advances in healthcare technology and data analytics. For example, they may need to use coding and classification software and electronic health record (EHR) systems as their facility adopts these technologies.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

All states require licensure for nursing home administrators; requirements vary by state. In most states, these administrators must have a bachelor’s degree, complete a state-approved training program, and pass a national licensing exam. Some states also require applicants to pass a state-specific exam; others may require applicants to have previous work experience in a healthcare facility. Some states also require licensure for administrators in assisted-living facilities. For information on specific state-by-state licensure requirements, visit the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards.

A license is typically not required in other areas of medical and health services management. However, some positions may require applicants to have a registered nurse or social worker license.

Although certification is not required, some managers choose to become certified. Certification is available in many areas of practice. For example, the Professional Association of Health Care Office Management offers certification in medical management, the American Health Information Management Association offers health information management certification, and the American College of Health Care Administrators offers the Certified Nursing Home Administrator and Certified Assisted Living Administrator distinctions.

Advancement

Medical and health services managers advance by moving into higher paying positions with more responsibility. Some health information managers, for example, can advance to become responsible for the entire hospital’s information systems. Other managers may advance to top executive positions within the organization.

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Real Director Of Pharmacist Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Director of Pharmacy Florida Hospital Heartland Division Sebring, FL Jun 16, 2016 $175,000
Director of Pharmacy Northern California Rehabilitation Hospital LLC Redding, CA Jul 15, 2012 $150,000
Director of Pharmacy Comprehensive Pharmacy Services Mount Vernon, WA Jul 19, 2010 $150,000
Director of Pharmacy Palm Springs General Hospital, Inc. Hialeah, FL Jan 02, 2016 $145,038
Director of Pharmacy Services Elite Pharmacy Managment Ltd Canton, MI Oct 11, 2011 $144,165
Director of Pharmacy Program Commonwealth Care Alliance Boston, MA Sep 29, 2013 $143,000
Assistant Director of Pharmacy Informatics New York Methodist Hospital New York, NY Jul 01, 2012 $140,000 -
$190,000
Assistant Director of Pharmacy Uvalde County Hospital Authority Uvalde, TX May 03, 2014 $139,829
Director of Pharmacy Operations Save Mart Supermarkets Sacramento, CA Jan 01, 2011 $139,100
Director of Pharmacy Healthsouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Fredericksburg, Inc. Fredericksburg, VA Oct 16, 2016 $131,115
Director of Pharmacy Bentley Ventures LLC D/B/A Supersaver Pharmacy Lillington, NC Oct 16, 2015 $129,418
Director-Pharmacy Audit Services Connolly, Inc. Norristown, PA Dec 21, 2009 $126,000
Director of Pharmacy Healthsouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Fredericksb Fredericksburg, VA Feb 13, 2012 $121,578
Pharmacy Director Prairie Du Chien Memorial Hospital Prairie du Chien, WI Nov 23, 2010 $119,268
Director of Ambulatory Pharmacy Services Tricare Medical Supplies, Inc. Gallatin, TN Feb 26, 2015 $118,800
Director of Pharmacy Healthsouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Fredericksb Fredericksburg, VA Oct 16, 2013 $118,000
Director of Pharmacy Comprehensive Pharmacy Services, Inc. Washington, DC Feb 01, 2011 $115,000 -
$160,000
Director of Pharmacy Program Commonwealth Care Alliance Boston, MA Sep 30, 2010 $115,000
Director of Pharmacy North Sunflower Medical Center Ruleville, MS Sep 22, 2015 $109,200
Director of Pharmacy North Sunflower Medical Center Ruleville, MS Mar 01, 2016 $109,200
Director of Pharmacy Operations Pharmco, LLC North Miami Beach, FL Apr 27, 2012 $108,140

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Top Skills for A Director Of Pharmacist

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Top Director Of Pharmacist Skills

  1. Pharmacy Staff
  2. Procedures
  3. Pharmacy Operations
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Recruited, supervised and coached professional and technical pharmacy staff.
  • Developed and implemented policy and procedures.
  • Supervised daily pharmacy operations including PIC responsibilities.
  • Supervised clinical pharmacy services and developed staff training and development programs of clinical pharmacy skills.
  • Manage and support automation and technology that improves patient safety.

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