Jet Setter Pharmacist: Boston Is Willing To Accommodate and Entertain You As Few Other Cities Can!

November 2, 2014

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!

bostonbusLOCATION: Boston, Massachusetts

EMPLOYER: Boston Medical Center

POSITIONS: Pharmacy Manager, Inpatient Pharmacy

WHY YOU’LL LOVE ITThis vibrant, thriving city is renowned for its cultural facilities, world-class educational institutions, champion sports franchises, as well as its place at the very forefront of American history. Tourism is one of New England’s largest industries; as the region’s social and commercial “hub”, Boston is willing to accommodate and entertain you as few other cities can.

The greater Boston area is a wonderful blend of stylish sophistication and historic New England charm. Attend one of the renowned events, uncover Boston’s history by walking the famous Freedom Trail, dine in one of the new restaurants (or dine in an old favorite), shop anywhere from upscale boutiques on Newbury Street to premium outlet malls a short distance from downtown Boston.

boston-diningNightlife in Boston thrives with its many theaters, bars, pubs and clubs. If you enjoy a lively night-on-the-town or simply sitting cozy at a piano bar – whatever your pleasure, this section will shed some light on Boston at night.

The museums are among the finest in the country and the attractions are endless! View great works of art, stand inside a stained glass globe, experience the world of science, or tour a local brewery. Culture, art, history and fun – your exploration of Boston starts here.

Take a tour… the possibilities are endless! 

ABOUT THE JOB: Under the direction the Administrative Director of Pharmacy and the Director of Pharmacy, the inpatient Pharmacy Manager-Pharmacists, manages the day to day operations of the department.   Responsible for managing the pharmacists, technicians and operations staff, including, but not limited to supervising productivity, quality and compliance. Oversees the quality and safety in the preparation, packaging, and delivery of medications and IVs; ensures proper charging of medications; ensures the optimal utilization of automated dispensing and packing systems, and conducts drug utilization review. Helps to develop strategy and goals for the department to improve patient care and satisfaction.

  • Requires a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Pharmacy from an accredited college of pharmacy. Completion of an accredited residency program in hospital pharmacy or an advanced degree (e.g. PharmD, M.S. or MBA) is preferred.
  • Requires licensure to practice pharmacy in the State of Massachusetts.
  • Work requires at least 5 years pharmacy experience of in an acute care hospital setting, with demonstrated leadership skills.
  • Comprehensive understanding of all the procedures, systems, and equipment used by pharmacists and technicians in the pharmacy as well as a high level of proficiency in performing these duties and responsibilities.
  • High level of analytical ability to evaluate current pharmacy services and procedures to improve them by gathering data from a wide variety of sources through an evaluative research process.
  • Organizational and personnel management skills to function as a role model and to ensure the concerted approach to operations.
  • High level of interpersonal skills to relate to hospital healthcare personnel working cooperatively and collaboratively to resolve situations and problems, as well as effectively communicating and displaying leadership within and outside of the department.
  • High level of proficiency with standard software used in healthcare office setting (i.e. MS Word, Excel, Access, web browser, etc). Experience with pharmacy databases and systems (such as QS1) are a plus.
  • Must possess self-management skills and require little to no supervision. This person must be a self-starter, self-motivating, have a strong work ethic and must have the ability to identify issues or opportunities that require attention and change.
  • Ability to problem solve issues when resources are stretched or scarce; ability to make alternative plans as needed.
  • Must possess and exhibit process improvement skills and acumen.

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