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Community Sites Pharmacy Operations Manager in Seattle, Washington | Careers at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance more...
Location:Seattle, WA
Company:Fred Hutch
First posted:September 30, 2020 (last updated 3 weeks 4 days ago)


The Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA), located in Seattle, Washington, is part of a dynamic collaboration among three organizations known nationally and internationally for their patient care and research: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, University of Washington, and Seattle Children's. Over the past 25 years, these institutions have worked together to support their mission of adult and pediatric oncology patient care services, research and education.

SCCA has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time Community Sites Pharmacy Operations Manager. This position will manage the SCCA Pharmacy Services over five of the SCCA community sites, providing oversight of the operations and direct supervision of pharmacy services at the SCCA ambulatory clinic pharmacies. Substantial responsibility for formulating institutional policy at the department level and assists in the oversight of annual drug expenditures. The Community Sites Pharmacy Operations Manager will also: develop, implement, and evaluate pharmacy services; resolve day-to-day practice issues at the inpatient hospital and SCCA ambulatory pharmacies; and collaborate with nursing, medical staff, and other healthcare professionals to ensure safe and efficient medication processes.



  • Oversee day-to-day operations in the SCCA Pharmacy Services
  • Assist in planning, developing, organizing and evaluating SCCA Pharmacy Services
  • Assist in maintaining appropriate computer operations and other automation systems for the pharmacy
  • Ensure compliance with all pharmacy laws and regulations including USP 797, USP 800, The Joint Commission, and National Patient Safety Goals
  • Maintain security systems for the pharmacy's physical plant and computer software
  • Ensure that policies and procedures are updated and followed in coordination with the Director of Pharmacy
  • Oversee activities related to drug use, control, storage, inventory, and billing
  • Participate in quality assurance programs.
  • Maintain effective communication with other persons on the administrative staff with other SLU clinic departments
  • Provide management reports as required by the Director
  • Ensure proper control of controlled substances and maintain proper records and inventories
  • Serve as a member of committees as assigned
  • Assume other responsibilities in the management of the pharmacy department as delegated by the Director of Pharmacy
  • Participate in geographic expansion projects


  • Assist with the annual budget preparation and maintain continuous statistical reports
  • Provide billing information for inquiries from patients and third-party payers
  • Ensure that patient charges and credits are processed on a timely basis


  • Assist in the recruitment and evaluation of Pharmacists, Pharmacy Assistants, Pharmacy Technicians, and Pharmacy Interns as applicable to the SCCA pharmacy
  • Assist with personnel performance reviews and the development and retention of competent personnel in coordination with the Director of Pharmacy
  • Ensure pharmacy staff development, new employee orientation, and training in coordination with the Director of Pharmacy
  • Ensure appropriate pharmacy staffing
  • Ensure accuracy of timesheets and leave records, in coordination with Lead Pharmacists


  • Coordinate the experience of IPPE and APPE School of Pharmacy graduate students in outpatient pharmacy practice with the Clinical Pharmacy Manager
  • Provide lectures for the School of Pharmacy in its graduate and continuing education programs
  • Coordinate externship experiences for pharmacy technician students following contract agreements


  • Participate in collaborative research with the Schools of Pharmacy, Medicine, Nursing, and Public Health
  • Ensure maintenance of records for dispensing of investigational drugs and other drug-related studies

Other Duties:

  • Participate in professional pharmacy organizations
  • Promote an image of service and goodwill to the patients, public, and hospital staff
  • Perform other related tasks as required
  • Traveling will be required


  • Graduation from an accredited School of Pharmacy
  • Minimum 4 years of Pharmacist experience
  • Must have IV/infusion experience
  • Demonstrated leadership abilities
  • Months spent in the completion of an American Society of Health System Pharmacists accredited residency training program may substitute month for month of the required experience
  • Eligible for licensure as a pharmacist in the State of Washington
  • Previous management experience preferred

Our Commitment to Diversity
We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) Employer. We are committed to cultivating a workplace in which diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, ancestry, national origin, sex, age, disability (physical or mental), marital or veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, political ideology, or membership in any other legally protected class. We are an Affirmative Action employer. We encourage individuals with diverse backgrounds to apply and desire priority referrals of protected veterans. If due to a disability you need assistance/and or a reasonable accommodation during the application or recruiting process, please send a request to our Employee Services Center at (see application details) or by calling (see application details).

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