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AdventHealth Pharmacy Manager, Cancer Center in Shawnee, Kansas


Pharmacy Manager, Cancer Center – AdventHealth Shawnee Mission

All the benefits and perks you need for you and your family:

  • Benefits from Day One

  • Paid Days Off from Day One

  • Career Development

  • Whole Person Wellbeing Resources

  • Mental Health Resources and Support

Our promise to you:

Joining AdventHealth is about being part of something bigger. It’s about belonging to a community that believes in the wholeness of each person, and serves to uplift others in body, mind and spirit. AdventHealth is a place where you can thrive professionally, and grow spiritually, by Extending the Healing Ministry of Christ. Where you will be valued for who you are and the unique experiences you bring to our purpose-minded team. All while understanding that together we are even better.

Schedule: Full Time, Days

Location: 9100 W 74 th Street, Merriam, KS 66204

The community you’ll be caring for:

At AdventHealth Shawnee Mission, formerly Shawnee Mission Medical Center, you're more than just a number on a chart. You're a whole person, who functions best when physically, emotionally, and spiritually fit. Find whole-person care, dedicated teams and staff, and a wide variety of medical services, all at our hospital in Shawnee Mission, Kansas.

The role you’ll contribute:

Under the general supervision of the Director of Pharmacy, the Pharmacy Manager is responsible for the supervision and management of daily pharmacy operations and activities in the Pharmacy Department. The scope of the position includes assuring the delivery of quality patient care through implementation and maintenance of medication preparation and distribution services. Assures effective supervision, staff development, appropriate staffing and promoting positive employee and guest relations. Establishes and maintains effective communication lines with Pharmacy, Nursing, Medical Staff, Materials Management, Information Systems, Finance and other outside entities within the facility; assuring integration of Pharmacy activities and objectives within the Pharmacy Department through development and implementation of policies & procedures. Assures well organized work flow, as well as maintains labor productivity and financial data within the Pharmacy Department .

The value you’ll bring to the team:

  • Implements new technology and delivery systems as required

  • Oversees quality improvement activities, produces and monitors Quality Improvement Activities within areas of oversight responsibility to continuously assess and improve services

  • Demonstrates knowledge of current trends in business and healthcare industry, while continually analyzing impact on department operations

  • Maintains optimization of staff ratios within the Pharmacy law for maximum productivity

  • Maintains reports regarding quality, productivity, and service utilization

  • Effectively meets nursing and physician needs in a timely and cost-effective manner

  • Integrates services into the organization’s primary functions

  • Demonstrates effective managerial judgment, fairness and consistency in managing employee relations

  • Incorporates recommendations or actions of subordinate personnel, when appropriate

  • Develops orientation, personnel training systems, positive role modeling, and recommendations for ongoing staff development (in services, CE, etc.)

  • Maximum utilization of pharmacy technicians and pharmacy buyer’s skills, thus promoting effective outcomes and rewarding challenges

  • Coaches and counsels staff members and administers annual performance evaluations

  • Recommends sufficient number of qualified and competent persons to provide services and flexes staffing in accordance with workload demands

  • Determines qualifications and competence of direct reports (pharmacy buyers and pharmacy technicians)

  • Maintains close working relationships with the Director of Pharmacy at AHSM and the Chief Nursing Officer at AHSOP

  • Effectively interacts with all hospital-based personnel, including customers & those servicing Pharmacy

  • Maintains review of current policy and procedure manuals

  • Develops new policies and procedures, as required, with changes in regulations and/or support patient care services

  • Recommends departmental goals and objectives based on the unique aspect of patient care

  • Routinely evaluates agreements, billing, contracts, DRGs, inventory ordering, and personnel scheduling

  • Responsible for meeting JC and other regulatory standards

  • Effectively monitors productivity of the Pharmacy Department

  • Monitors operating expenses and implements action plan, when necessary

  • Modifies resource utilization to changing reimbursement trends

  • Evaluates and implements opportunities for enhancing cost-effective delivery of services

  • Participates in the selection of sources for needed services not provided by the department or organization

  • Manage the data and information systems components of the pharmacy

  • Manage the purchasing and contract negotiations of all pharmaceuticals

  • Manage the inventory control systems

  • Participate with the Director of Pharmacy at AHSM and Chief Nursing Officer in the clinical and financial evaluation of formulary medications

  • Assures that the pharmacy systems are in compliance with State and Federal laws and guidelines, Regulatory Agency laws and guidelines, the hospital mission statement and the hospital's policies and procedures

  • Participates in the interviewing, hiring and disciplinary activities of the department

  • Manage the drug distribution and control functions

  • Participates in the Quality Assurance and Improvement activities of the department and the hospital

  • Interviews and participates in the selection, orientation, scheduling and assignment of unit personnel

  • Conduct performance evaluations of assigned personnel and contribute evaluation information on other personnel as appropriate

  • Provides for professional growth and development of Pharmacy employees through identification of training needs, sponsoring training programs, encouraging formal and continuing education and evaluation of same

  • Recommends necessary staffing, participates in development of department's operating and capital budgets, reviews periodic performance reports to budget, monitors changes and expenses and maintains expenditures within allocated funds

  • Performs other duties as assigned


The expertise and experiences you’ll need to succeed:


  • Demonstrate ability to work in a collaborative environment and adapt easily to change

  • Demonstrate excellent time management skills

  • Demonstrated ability to follow written and verbal instructions effectively

  • Must be able to read, write and speak conversational English

  • Basic computer skills and knowledge of Microsoft Office


  • Bachelor of Pharmacy


  • PharmD degree

  • Three years hospital experience or completion of residency

  • Five years of experience in hospital management


  • State Pharmacy License

  • State Pharmacist-In-Charge (PIC) License within 60 days of hire


  • Manages operations for all staff in pharmacy department

This facility is an equal opportunity employer and complies with federal, state and local anti-discrimination laws, regulations and ordinances.

Category: Pharmacy

Organization: AdventHealth Shawnee Mission

Schedule: 1 - Day

Shift: AdventHealth Shawnee Mission

Req ID: 23001556

We are an equal opportunity employer and do not tolerate discrimination based on race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, age or disability/handicap with respect to recruitment, selection, placement, promotion, wages, benefits and other terms and conditions of employment.