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Providence Health & Services Senior Manager Pharmacy in Olympia, Washington


Providence is calling a Senior Manager Pharmacy (1.0 FTE, 40 hours per week Day Shift) to work in the Pharmacy Department at Providence St. Peter Hospital in Olympia, WA.

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The Pharmacy Senior Manager is responsible and accountable for planning, developing, implementing, coordinating and managing the highest quality of pharmaceutical care services for their patients, clients and staff under the highest professional standards. A senior manager will have a wider span of supervision than a manager. This may be accomplished through supervising a large complex ministry or multiple ministries or departments.

The Pharmacy Senior Manager will report directly to the regional pharmacy leadership, which may include a Pharmacy Service Area Director or Regional Executive Director, and may indirectly report to the executive administration of their associated ministries. He/She will also oversee frontline caregivers and department leaders or management extenders.

In this position you will:

  • Ensure that PSJH mission and core values are at the forefront of all activities. Promote a safe environment of care and complies with all safety regulations through employee orientation, ongoing training, policy development, and appropriate documentation. Provide leadership for the designated team to promote and maintain high employee morale, engagement, and commitment to the organization during times of both stability and great change in healthcare. Help support unity and change management through clear communication and performance.

  • In collaboration with regional pharmacy and executive leadership, implements strategic plans and optimizes clinical and operational efficiency of pharmaceutical care services. Collaborates with regional pharmacy leaders, pharmacy staff, the medical staffs, nursing departments and leadership, quality assurance departments, administration, and other departments to identify and develop patient-oriented pharmaceutical care services and clinical pharmacy programs designed to improve safety, quality of care, efficiency, and promote cost savings. Serve as a role model for their staff through their attitude, behavior, and physical presence.

  • Participate as a representative for their ministry (s) and the region on system and/or regional councils/workgroups for pharmacy and other disciplines (if applicable). Collect the opinions of the region as necessary to appropriately represent them on said councils/workgroup. Communicate to system and regional leaders and caregivers decisions made by the councils/workgroups. Assist in implementing system and regional initiatives. Consider the impact of decisions on the overall function and quality of care provided by the ministry (s), the region, and the system. Will represent the pharmacy on regional and/or ministry councils/workgroups

  • Provide financial stewardship for the related pharmacy(s) or departments through developing and complying with the annual budget, maintaining an appropriate inventory in light of increasing drug costs and drug shortages, monitoring drug usage to reduce cost and maintain compliance with system initiatives and contracts, and optimizing staffing levels to meet appropriate benchmarks without compromising patient safety and quality of care. Ensure that equipment and facilities are maintained through capital and operational expenditures.

  • Collaborate with the Patient Safety and Medication Safety and other teams to develop strategies for safe medication use that minimizes the potential for medication misadventure. Oversee the tracking, evaluation, and reporting of adverse drug events (medication errors and adverse drug reactions) within their ministry(s). Ensure compliance with the Joint Commission Medication Management Standards and National Patient Safety Goals related to Medication use. Share issues and solutions with other leaders in the region and system.

  • By serving as the PIC of one or more pharmacies, the senior manager is accountable to maintain compliance with appropriate laws and regulations through collaboration with regional & system pharmacy, medical staff, pharmacy staff, nursing staff, quality assurance, and other departments. Those regulatory bodies include, but are not limited to, The Joint Commission, CMS, Board of Pharmacy, the DEA, State Dept. of Health, HRSA, and FDA. Compliance is maintained through audits, education, and policy implementation.

  • Oversee and collaborate with regional & system pharmacy, medical staff, pharmacy staff, quality assurance, nursing staffs and other departments to evaluate the quality of pharmaceutical care services. Help ensure compliance with Clinical Quality Indicators including CMS Measures and The Joint Commission Medication Management Standards. Establish and maintain pharmacy policies, procedures, requirements and standards in accordance with federal and state laws and standards of practice.

  • Coordinate the management of all aspects of pharmacy operations including but not limited to staffing, scheduling, purchasing, inventory management, medication procurement & distribution, medication safety, quality management, pharmacy information technology, and budgetary compliance. Support the necessary initial and ongoing training for caregivers so they can meet the operational goals of the department. Collaborate and coordinate the investigational drug services.

  • Ease new caregiver's way by orientating and training the pharmacy staff, annually evaluating their performance, and communicating issues with HR or the respective HR business partner. Promote an environment of diversity, justice, accountability, and compliance with employment laws, contractual agreements, and employment polices and procedures. Work closely with leadership and frontline caregivers to ensure caregiver engagement and satisfaction. Work on the development and implementation of a succession plan for the ministry.

  • Coordinate the planning, staffing, coordination, and supervision of clinical pharmacy activities. Assist in the implementation of clinical protocols, guidelines, and strong operational processes to provide safe, high quality care while reducing drug spend, waste, and clinical variation. Coordinate pharmacy's involvement in clinical rounds and participation on multidisciplinary teams where applicable. When applicable, assist or serve as the Residency Program Director and provide residents with an exceptional learning experience. Work with local education programs and pharmacy schools to promote the development of the pharmacy profession.

  • Perform any other related duties as requested by the EVP/Chief Executive, Region, Chief Executive Officer and/or Chief Operating Officer, or other regional or system pharmacy leaders.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • PharmD

  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college/school of pharmacy

  • Current Pharmacist license in the state of Washington

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Three (3) years Pharmacy experience in applicable area

  • One (1) year management Experience

  • Maintain a high degree of professionalism

  • Effective leadership skills

  • Strong verbal communication and listening skills

  • Excellent collaboration and team building skills

About the hospital you will serve.

Providence St. Peter Hospital is a 390-bed, not-for-profit regional teaching hospital. Located in Olympia, WA, St. Peter offers comprehensive rehabilitation, medical, surgical and behavioral health services. We have been ranked as one of the top 100 hospitals and as one of 10 premier healthcare employers in the nation and have recently achieved the coveted Magnet®" recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center®. Our hospital rests on a 173- acre campus, much of which includes natural forest and preserved wetlands that maintain a healing environment for patients and staff.

We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits — see our website for details —

We offer comprehensive, best-in-class benefits to our caregivers. For more information, visit

Our Mission

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.

About Us

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: Non-Clinical Lead/Supervisor/Manager

Location: Washington-Olympia

Req ID: 326934