Jet Setter Pharmacist: One of America's Top Family Beaches

September 29, 2011

As a pharmacist, you have options when it comes to where you work, and at PharmacyWeek we see several pharmacy job opportunities cross desks every day that even make us want to get up and go work at these dream destinations. Jet Setter Pharmacist highlights great job openings in even better locations, and what makes these locations and employers so unique!


LOCATION: Clearwater Beach, Florida

EMPLOYER: Suncoast Hospice

POSITION: Pharmacy Manager

WHY YOU’LL LOVE ITAs a year round top vacation spot, Clearwater offers a seemingly endless supply of sun and a mild and temperate climate. It is ideally situated on the Gulf of Mexico on Florida’s west coast, offering something for everyone.

With awards as Best City Beach, one of America’s Top Family Beaches, one of the Top Singles Beaches in Florida, and one of the Best Beaches from Maine to Hawaii, be assured, Clearwater boasts award winning beaches and so much more. Providing extensive water recreation and nature-based and land-based attractions as well as a wide array of special events there is plenty to see and do. Numerous opportunities exist to watch or participate in a sporting activity. The rich history and heritage of this area along with the outstanding performing and visual arts make Clearwater the perfect place to spend time in – or out of – the sun. With an abundance of choices for accommodations, dining and shopping everyone’s style and budget will be met.

Clearwater Beach is home of pristine white sand beaches, clear gulf waters, warm sunshine, and plenty of hospitality. Meet Winter, the world’s most famous dolphin at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium. See the Champion Philadelphia Phillies during Spring training at beautiful Bright House Field. Enjoy the nightly “Sunsets at Pier 60” Festival where sunsets, music, magic and fun create lasting memories. Go watch the National Superboat Championships or the Ironman. And don’t miss the Internationally recognized Clearwater Jazz Festival! There is always something special going on at Clearwater Beach.

The world-renown beaches, extensive recreational opportunities, nature-based attractions, and the availability of accommodations designed to fit every budget and taste are all reasons why Clearwater and its island beaches are one of Florida’s most popular vacation spots.

ABOUT THE JOB: Suncoast Hospice is seeking a Pharmacy Manager to be responsible for the planning, developing, and implementation of pharmaceutical services.

Completes the application process as required by Florida Statues for a permit to operate a pharmacy.

• Be a graduate of a four year pharmacy program or college.
• Currently licensed or eligible for license as a registered pharmacist in Florida.
• Minimum four years experience in a hospital or community pharmacy.
• Management and business experience preferred.
• Is able to work as a team member.
• Must successfully complete critical thinking skills assessment
• Previous hospice/palliative care experience preferred

• Develops policies, protocols and procedures for the provision of pharmaceutical services which include quality, safety and security of pharmaceutical products, are consistent with applicable law and regulations and hospice philosophy.
• Manages permits and licenses in collaboration with the Suncoast Hospice Compliance Officer.
• Ensures that all pharmacy pints of service has the necessary space, equipment and supplies for the safe storage, preparation, and dispensing of drugs.
• Researches and recommends the highest quality, most cost effective purchasing companies for drugs, equipment and supplies based on evaluation of the needs of the patient population and the prescribing practices of practitioners.
• Develops a process to evaluate and confirm the quality of the prepared pharmaceutical products.
• Develops a process for the dispensing and labeling of drugs and products.
• Develops a system of responsiveness for pharmaceutical products 24 hours daily seven days weekly.
• Develops dispensing records that includes orders for all prescriptions drugs and products and any information required by applicable law and regulation.
• Maintains a high level of communication with local physicians, patients/families and the hospice staff to ensure the best quality pharmacy care.
• Develops a systematic ongoing process in conjunction with the quality improvement department that is designed to increase the probability of desired patient/family outcomes and decrease the probability of undesired outcomes from drug therapy.
• Develops a system for making available information regarding drugs and their safe and appropriate use for patient/family caregivers and the nursing staff.
• Serves as consultant to interdisciplinary team members regarding issues, i.e. effective medication regimes, proper dosages, adverse effects, etc.
• Develops an up to date pharmaceutical reference library that includes the references required by the State of Florida. DRA
• Provides assistance to the accounting department for third party reimbursement.
• Other duties as deemed necessary by the VP for Patient Support Services.

To apply visit 

Applicants Only … No Recruiters Please

Judith A. Petersen, PHR • Staffing Consultant
5771 Roosevelt Boulevard • Clearwater, Florida 33760
desk: 727.523.4101 • fax: 727. 523.4110

For more information about this job, click here.


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