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Job Responsibilities : Pharmacy Manager – UHPSI Pharmacy

Salary : $75000 Per Year

Company : University of Connecticut

Location : Farmington, CT US

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Excellence Teamwork Leadership and Innovation. These values define UConn Health. We are looking for team members that share these same values. Our top rated organization is looking to add a Pharmacy Manager to our Pharmacy Services team. If you have a background in this field as well as a passion for customer and patient experience we want to hear from you.

At UConn Health this position is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the UConn Health Pharmacy Services Inc. (UHPSI) unit which includes the administration coordination and planning of unit services.


  • Industry-leading health insurance options and affordability some offer no annual deductible and minimal co-pays

  • Generous vacation and sick-time plans

  • Multi-channel retirement options (pension and match options)

  • Tuition waiver and reimbursement for employees and qualified family members

  • Quick commute access from I-84 Route 9 and surrounding areas

  • State of the art facility and campus environments

  • Progressive leadership and educational development programs available


Works under the general direction of the Director Specialty/Ambulatory Pharmacy Department.


Supervises and manages the staff of UHPSI Pharmacy unit


  • Manages the staff and operations of the pharmacy administrative unit; plans and schedules work of staff ensuring proper distribution of assignments; maintains an adequate staff service level by recruiting selecting orienting and training applicants; coordinates the department’s participation in orientation of new staff;

  • Meets department workload needs without excessive use of personnel or monetary resources; works with UHPSI Pharmacy Director to provide direction and set clear priorities providing resources for staff to meet workload needs for the department; monitors and implements proficiency testing as needed;

  • Sets standards for staff performance and provides corrective feedback to achieve outstanding staff performance by counseling disciplining and monitoring performance; conducts performance evaluations of staff within required time frames;

  • Plans and manages all administrative activities; provides back-up staffing for Pharmacists as needed; serves as a resource to the UHPSI Pharmacy Director on financial human resources and other administrative matters including analysis planning and strategy formulation;

  • Assists in the formulation of program goals and objectives; develops or assists in the development of related policies and procedures; interprets and administers pertinent laws;

  • Monitors and ensures operations compliance with state and federal regulations as mandated by the state Commission of Pharmacy Drug Enforcement Agency Food and Drug Administration and state Drug Control or other regulatory agency;

  • Coordinates the development of annual budgets for the unit; monitors and reports on financial performance; recommends needed corrective action based on analysis; determines accuracy of distribution of labor materials and overhead charges and trace discrepancies to sources; compiles cost data for use in budget; analyzes and evaluates all contracts business proposals and special projects;

  • Maintains contacts with individuals both within and outside of the operations who might impact program activities;

  • Provides interpretive information advice and assistance to agency and other officials both in and outside of the organization regarding statutes regulations policies and procedures as they relate to pharmacy practice;

  • Administers and maintains recordkeeping; complies and presents statistical and other data reports analyses and trends;

  • Monitors and reviews programs for quality assurance and quality control;

  • Disseminates pertinent drug information to staff and responds to drug information inquiries from staff and other health professionals;

  • Participates on UHPSI health pharmacy and therapeutics committees and/or represents the department at various meeting as requested.

  • May undertake special assignments of a complex nature;

  • Maintains knowledge of current trends in pharmacy operations by attending educational sessions reviewing literature and professional journals;

  • Performs other related duties as required



  • Considerable knowledge and ability to apply management principles and techniques;

  • Extensive knowledge of the operation of a retail long-term care home infusion specialty and/or LTAC pharmacy;

  • Considerable knowledge of relevant Federal and State Laws;

  • Knowledge of OSHA and DEA requirements;

  • Understanding of accounting and cost accounting techniques;

  • Considerable communication (oral and written) and interpersonal skills;

  • Excellent computer skills;

  • Strong organization and time management skills;

  • Ability to analyze problems and effectively resolve issues;

  • Supervisory ability;


General Experience:

Doctorate of Pharmacy (PharmD) Master’s or Bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy from an accredited program and five (5) years pharmacy experience with at least two (2) years of the experience at a supervisory level.

SUBSTITUTION ALLOWED: MBA may be substituted for one (1) year of the general experience.


  • Must possess and maintain licensure in the State of Connecticut as a Pharmacist.

  • May be required to work off shift weekend and holiday hours.


  • Two (2) or more years’ experience in Specialty Pharmacy.

  • Current knowledge of Pharmacy software applications QS1 and Pyxis or other automated dispensing system.

  • Current knowledge of Pharmacy distribution practices including cold chain and vaccine handling.

SCHEDULE: Full time primarily Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on-call responsibilities as scheduled. Other shifts holidays and weekends as assigned to support departmental needs

All Workforce Members are required to have or obtain a COVID 19 vaccination as a term and condition of employment to work in UConn Health facilities unless an exemption deferral has been approved. All new Workforce Members shall be required to provide proof of their vaccine status prior to the start of their employment. All records of vaccinations and approved exemptions will be maintained by Employee Health Services. Additional information regarding this policy may be found at

Why UConn Health

UConn Health is a vibrant integrated academic medical center that is entering an era of unprecedented growth in all three areas of its mission: academics research and clinical care. A commitment to human health and well-being has been of utmost importance to UConn Health since the founding of the University of Connecticut schools of Medicine and Dental Medicine in 1961. Based on a strong foundation of groundbreaking research first-rate education and quality clinical care we have expanded our medical missions over the decades. In just over 50 years UConn Health has evolved to encompass more research endeavors to provide more ways to access our superior care and to innovate both practical medicine and our methods of educating the practitioners of tomorrow.

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