Pharmacy Supervisor - Med Surg

SCL Health
Billings, MT
Post Date:
January 17, 2020
Job Status:



You bring your body, mind, heart and spirit to your work as a Medical/Surgical Pharmacy Supervisor.


Your pharmacy knowledge is second to none: your patients feel it in the expertise you share. Families feel it in your communication. Colleagues feel it in your support.


You know when to move quickly. When to sit quietly. When to laugh loudly.


Youre generous with your thoughts, your partnerships and especially your knowledge and leadership, because your coordination of all things drug related is crucial.


Youre great at what you do, but you want to be part of something even greater. Because you believe that while individuals can be strong, the right team is invincible.




St. Vincent Healthcare is part of SCL Health, a faith-based, nonprofit healthcare organization that focuses on person-centered care. Our 286-bed level II trauma center has provided care in Montana and the surrounding area since 1898, and our 30-clinic network ensures community needs are met. We offer comprehensive, specialty care, including a hospital within a hospital specifically for children, and are proud to extend SCL Healths mission by treating the poor, the vulnerable, our community and each other.


Benefits are one of the ways we encourage health for you and your family. Our generous package includes medical, dental and vision coverage. But health is more than a well-working body: it encompasses body, mind and social well-being. To that end, weve launched a Healthy Living program to address your holistic health. Healthy Living includes financial incentives, digital tools, tobacco cessation, classes, counseling and paid time off. We also offer financial wellness tools and retirement planning.




Together well align mission and careers, values and workplace. Well encourage joy and take pride in our integrity.


Well laugh at each others jokes (even the bad ones). Well hello and high five. Well celebrate milestones and acknowledge the value of spirituality in healing.


Were proud of what we know, which includes how much there is to learn. And we will share our knowledge with each other, patients and families.


Your day.


As a Med/Surg Pharmacy Supervisor you will need to know how to:


  • Supervise the patient care and operations of the department.  Collaborate with department leadership team to evaluate service needs and volumes and adjust staffing levels accordingly.  Assign daily work schedules.  Act as a resource, team leader, and expert clinician in the daily operations and activities of the department. Perform role of area specific clinical staff pharmacist, including evening and weekend rotational schedule, as required.
  • Develop, direct, and coordinate training of new and existing associates. Ensure associate competency.  Oversee supply and equipment inventory to maintain optimal supply levels and ensure equipment repairs and preventative maintenance occur in a timely manner. Assist with communication and enforcement of formulary items, completion of formulary addition requests and development of drug monographs/class reviews.
  • Support the department leadership team in problem solving to address issues relating to patient safety, care and service.  Ensure coordination of care with other departments to promote the highest level of patient care and satisfaction. Represent Pharmacy services on institutional or practice area committees and quality support teams.
  • Assist with Human Resource management functions including interviewing, selection, orientation, education/training, feedback, performance evaluation, and policy and procedure development.  Assist in updating and maintaining personnel files.   Maintain and monitor Kronos records for employees.  Present and document staff meetings as required.  Assist in development of capital planning and operating budgets. 
  • Collaborate with the care site leadership team to identify and drive quality and performance improvement initiatives.  Ensure compliance with applicable regulatory guidelines and established departmental policies and procedures, objectives, quality assurance program, safety, environmental and infection control standards. Assist the management team in the development and maintenance of policies, procedures, and certifications needed to safely and effectively provide pharmacy services including all related technology. Streamline workflow, improve efficiency, and reduce costs of pharmacy distributive technology in conjunction with pharmacy associates, supervisors and managers.
  • Compile reports and special studies as arranged or as specifically requested; keep informed on developments and trends inside and outside the hospital that relate to assigned functions; is actively involved in quality assurance programs.
  • Assist the leadership team in mentoring and professionally developing Clinical Pharmacy staff, Pharmacy Residents and Students through team and departmental educational sessions. Assign learning activities for each objective goals and objectives for each resident and student rotation. Complete and submit formative and summative resident evaluations. Participate in the development of new programs, services and practices, and educational activities of the pharmacy department and with the multidisciplinary team within defined area of practice.


Your experience.


We hire people, not resumes. But we also expect excellence, which is why we require:


  • Current licensure by the state of Montana in Pharmacy, required. 
  • Board certification in pharmacy practice or other recognized BPS specialty, preferred. 
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) certification, preferred. 
  • At least five (5) years of experience as a clinical pharmacist in an acute care hospital, required. 
  • Completion of a PGY-1 Hospital Pharmacy Practice Residency may substitute for up to three (3) years of the required clinical experience.
  • Completion of PGY-1 Hospital Pharmacy Practice Residency, preferred. 
  • At least two (2) years previous experience in a management level position, preferred.


Your next move.


Now that you know more about being a Med/Surg Pharmacy Supervisor on our team we hope youll join us. At SCL Health youll reaffirm every day how much you love this work, and why you were called to it in the first place.



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